Are you planning a short-notice, small wedding or elopement?

Many couples don’t want to wait. They are planning to get married in the very near future, eloping, or rushing a small ceremony with their photographer, some close friends, and family but dispensing with or postponing the reception party. 

View WPJA photo stories from smaller weddings - WedElope | Choose love, not fear!

Cape Cod Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Cape Cod Elopement Photographers

In recent days, some of our United States photographers have expressed their desire to accommodate couples who don’t want to wait to be married and are rushing the ceremony.

Many brides and grooms around the globe are planning to elope and deciding to reschedule their original ideas for a big event. They are getting wed on a whim, but dispensing with or postponing all else.

The WPJA has an abundance of top-ranked, documentary-style elopement photographers who are available right now who understand that some weddings can’t wait. Find yours today!

Most Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards
July 8th, 2020
Sea Horse Beach Club, Oludeniz, Fethiye, Turkey Elopement Photos | The bride walks down the aisle with her father, surrounded on either side by their guests
July 7th, 2020
Private Farm, Brazil Elopement Photography | The bride and groom, together with their brothers and family
July 6th, 2020
Palazzo Goldoni, Chioggia (Venice) Elopement Photographer | The groom is waiting for the bride at the ceremony venue

Elopement Photographers for Small Massachusetts Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Cape Cod wedding event is a wedding photojournalist’s dream: a fairly open schedule with lots of breathing space for creativity – it’s just the photographer, the couple, the officiant, and perhaps a few select companions.

Members are ready to document any courthouse, mini, DIY - do it yourself, or elopement wedding, even if it is a Monday-Thursday ceremony. Search for the “Can Shoot Weddings on Short Notice!” message on the listings below.

We are anxious to create a picture story chronicling your religious, modern, symbolic, small wedding from beginning to end. In this sense, it is no different from any other event that we have covered. The emphasis is on documenting key moments, capturing spontaneous displays of emotion, telling your real love story, as well as creating artistic portraits and details.

Map of Wedding Photojournalists Serving Cape Cod Couples

4 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

Studio portrait of Boston small wedding and elopement photographer Nicole Chan of Massachusetts

My name is Nicole. I'm a Boston wedding photographer and I: can eat more chocolate than you can (Dark and milk. We all know that white doesn't really count), speak quickly (so keep up!) and live to travel, play board games and laugh 'till my cheeks hurt My style is a mix of creative documentary and stunning portraits. I believe that moments trump all - big moments, quiet moments, obnoxious moments and of course, little moments. I strive to create meaningful photographs. Above all, I believe that wedding photography should never be a cookie-cutter experience. [Boston Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
4500 (USD)
Nantucket Wedding Photographer Katie Kaizer

Hello, I'm Katie! I was born and raised on the island of Nantucket, and for as long as I can remember I've been immersed in and inspired by the natural beauty of my home. I always had a camera in my hand when I was younger, chasing sunsets at the beach, out on my Dad's fishing boat and documenting my adventures with my friends in scrapbooks too numerous to count. I've had a passion for storytelling from an early age. A few years after college, I moved to Boston and enrolled in the New England School of Photography for their two-year professional program and studied photojournalism, wedding and portrait photography. After graduating I started my business on Nantucket. My goal and passion is to document the moments and experiences you’ll cherish forever. I am committed to capturing the human experience from the smallest elopement to the biggest wedding celebration, from everyday life to the family vacation celebrating 60 years of marriage for the grandparents. I also spend lots of time photographing stories and doing work for organizations that are near and dear to my heart; our local animal shelter and a recent project with an equine therapy center. I believe the best part of my job is that each wedding, project, portrait session or engagement is a new artistic endeavor with a story to be told. I live on Nantucket Island with my husband Evan and our rescue pup Ziggy and while I do a lot of work here, I am also happy to travel just about anywhere! I would love to hear more about your upcoming wedding, event or story that needs to be told. [Nantucket Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
4500 (USD)
Massachusetts and Boston wedding and elopement photography by Simi Rabinowitz

Knowing that a split second of time I capture with my camera can turn into an image cherished by generations. This is what excites me about being a wedding photographer and motivates me to continuously hone my skills and my vision. I love stunning natural light and pure, raw emotion. I love simple, clean compositions and bright, intense colors. I love shooting the big moments of the wedding day and the seemingly quieter ones – to me they are equally important and it is often when I look beyond the obvious that I am able to create the best pictures. I take an unobtrusive approach to my photography, allowing everything in front of my lens to happen naturally and my goal is to create images that tell the beautiful and unique story of your special event. I live in Somerville, Massachusetts with my wife and 2 children, am an award-winning member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA), and have had my work featured in The Knot Boston and Gala Weddings. [Boston Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2700 (USD)
Boston wedding and elopement photography by Alex Gordeev of Massachusetts

My name is Alex Gordeev. I am an internationally known photographer in Boston, Cape Cod, and destination USA, photographer. I’ve worked as a professional photographer for more than 13 years. I am passionate about my job and always strive to make my customers happy. One of my top priorities is to make you feel comfortable throughout the session while working on the photos you will love and will keep as beautiful memories forever. I work with weddings, family, and personal photo sessions. My passion is a beautiful lifestyle photo of happy people. I also successfully develop Fashion and Maternity photography and am always open to other creative ideas. [Boston Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (USD)
WPJA Communiqué: Features
Lauren Lindley, of California, is a wedding photographer for -
While some people live for the hustle and bustle of a big wedding with extravagant décor and an impossibly long guest list, others find these kinds of weddings to be too much hoopla, preferring instead something simpler and quieter, allowing for more intimacy between them and their fiancés on this special day. So how do you infuse your wedding with all the romance but none of the fuss? ALONE AT LAST Many couples these days are opting to elope rather than planning a large wedding. For the no-...Read more
Steven Herrschaft, of Hessen, is a wedding photographer for -
While some of us were fortunate enough to be born as extroverts, not everyone feels the same way. For a good chunk of the population, any number of the typical wedding day traditions can inspire anxiety and existential dread. This day is all about you, yes, but does that mean all the attention has to be on you as well? FROM VOWS TO CHITCHAT, WHICH REMAINS SACRED? Traditional weddings often require some degree of performance on the part of the couple, whether that is in the form of reciting...Read more
Jola Mulder, of Overijssel, is a wedding photographer for
Oftentimes when people are considering a venue for their weddings, they search for a location away from home, whether that be ten minutes or ten hours, all just to find what they already have: a place that holds meaning for them, that feels comfortable, or that they find special and memorable. But what could hold more memory, meaning, and importance than your own home? For those looking for that perfect venue, it may not be any further than beyond your threshold.Read more
Renan Radici, of Rio Grande do Sul, is a wedding photographer for City - Porto Alegre, State - Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil
Traditionally speaking, often times it is the couple’s families who help pay for their wedding. However, unfortunately that’s just not possible for everyone, especially these days when the cost of weddings can quickly and easily get out of control. Some couples find themselves in the position of paying for all of their own wedding expenses, which can be quite the financial burden to take on, and about 40% of Millennials end up in this boat. So, how can you stick to your allotted...Read more
Not everyone has a lagoon or glacier next door, but there's no rule saying you can't have a small wedding in the great outdoors. Take advantage of natural sunshine and that open, airy feeling and give your guests some room to breathe! LESS IS MORE Instead of hemming your guests in on all sides, give them some elbow room, and legroom, too. There's no need to induce claustrophobia when you've got a wide, open space. Let your guests take in the view, especially if you've got a spectacular one. You...Read more
WHAT EXACTLY DOES IT MEAN TO ELOPE? If you look up the definition of “elope” in the Merriam-Webster dictionary , you’ll find a plethora of meanings making it quite clear how polarizing the word has become, and how it has transformed and evolved with the passage of time and even personal preference.Read more

RAVES, REVIEWS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Madaket - Nantucket Island Wedding Ceremony - MA Photographer

Kaylan and Mike

Photo by Katie Kaizer

Katie, No words can describe how talented you are. We love every picture and every moment you captured. I have gone through them with Michael over and over again and we still well with tears. Thank you from the bottom four hearts for everything and for our beautiful prints you gave us! We have wept joyfully recounting the most magical and important moment of our lives and every time I'm amazed. I will re-live the moments my entire life through your images. They are perfect. Thank you, Kaylan and Mike

Wedding Ceremony Photography at the First Congregational Church - Nantucket, MA

Jenna and Brandon

Photo by Katie Kaizer

Dear Katie, It is difficult to put down on paper how much gratitude we feel about the entire experience. This has been one truly amazing year! It is not lost son us how incredibly fortunate we are to have had our love story captured so beautifully by someone who started as a photographer and ended up being an amazing friend! Brandon and I are so grateful for your kindness, caring and genuine heart. You have truly made this entire experience magical. Your talent truly shines through the lens and each photo is more beautiful than the next. Your ability to capture feelings and emotions puts you above the rest. Everything from our weekend was perfect. Thank you for taking this journey with us. Thank you for your support and love. We are so honored to know you Katie. You're simply the best. Thank you for absolutely everything! All our love, Jenna and Brandon

Wedding photography of the Ceremony at the Groom's home in Madaket on Nantucket Island

Rochelle and Ryan

Photo by Katie Kaizer

Katie, First card for you! Many thanks for your professionalism. The formals are perfect...grasses made a great backdrop. Everyone loves the photo of Ry and Ro in the Madaket grasses and the release of the petals...even more special are the candids, me with my precious Chris and Nolan. "Scotty the body" dancing with everyone and the tender moments...the hugs, kisses and love. Thank you for memorializing these. Love, Carol Mother of the Groom