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

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS ARE OPEN - 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!

Connecticut Wedding Photographers

Find Your Connecticut Wedding Photographer

Hartford, New Haven, Bridgeport, Fairfield, Stamford, Waterbury, Norwalk, Danbury, Greenwich, Stratford, Southington, New England

Connecticut Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Connecticut wedding photographer vendors 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 because of current wedding size restrictions, social distancing, and mask requirements. They are getting wed on a whim, but dispensing with or postponing all else.

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

Most Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards
November 22nd, 2021
Maceio, Alagoas BW church wedding photography | the bride walks triumphantly into the cathedral
November 15th, 2021
Wedding Portrait Photographer for Rapolano Terme, Tuscany | posing for a portrait that felt secretive
November 10th, 2021
Boat Tour Wedding Reception Image of bride and groom cutting cake on the floating reception venue

Elopement Photographers for Small Connecticut Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Connecticut 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.

United States WPJA members are ready to document any secret, quick, fast, 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 symbolic, intimate, boutique, 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 Connecticut Couples

30 Connecticut Wedding Photographers...

Portrait of Wedding Photographer Jacob Hannah

Jacob Hannah

Lincoln in Vermont, US *Now booking Connecticut weddings.
5200 (USD)
New England wedding photography by Oliver Parini

Oliver Parini

Burlington in Vermont, US *Now booking Connecticut weddings.
3200 (USD)
Portrait of Wedding Photographer Alex Paul

Alex Paul

Boston in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Connecticut weddings.
4500 (USD)
Engagement sessions and wedding photography by Alex Gordeev of New England

Alex Gordeev

Randolph in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Connecticut weddings.
2500 (USD)
Wedding Photographer Danielle Gardner

Danielle Gardner

Schenectady in New York, US *Now booking Connecticut weddings.
3200 (USD)
Portrait of Wedding Photographer Denise Chastain

Denise Chastain

Lynbrook in New York, US *Now booking Connecticut weddings.
3500 (USD)
Portrait of Wedding and Engagement Photographer Kevin Trimmer

Kevin Trimmer

Providence in Rhode Island, US *Now booking Connecticut weddings.
3200 (USD)
Portrait of Wedding Photographer Megan Hannah

Megan Hannah

Lincoln in Vermont, US *Now booking Connecticut weddings.
5200 (USD)
Portrait of Documentary Wedding Photographer Denis Gostev

Denis Gostev

New York in New York, US *Now booking Connecticut weddings.
2500 (USD)
New England-based documentary wedding and elopement photography by Josh Kuckens

Josh Kuckens

Montpelier in Vermont, US *Now booking Connecticut weddings.
2900 (USD)
Engagement, wedding and elopement photography by Yun Li

Yun Li

Setauket in New York, US *Now booking Connecticut weddings.
2200 (USD)
Portrait of Wedding Photographer Sarah Priestap

Sarah Priestap

Tunbridge in Vermont, US *Now booking Connecticut weddings.
3500 (USD)
Portrait of Wedding and Engagement Photographer Olya Vysotskaya

Olya Vysotskaya

Brooklyn in New York, US *Now booking Connecticut weddings.
7000 (USD)
Portrait of Corey Butler, a documentary wedding photographer

Corey Butler

South Portland in Maine, US *Now booking Connecticut weddings.
355/hour (USD)
Portrait of Maria Hunter, Wedding and Elopement Photographer

Maria Hunter

New York in New York, US *Now booking Connecticut weddings.
4195 (USD)
Portrait of Douglas Zimmerman, wedding photographer

Douglas Zimmerman

San Francisco in California, US *Now booking Connecticut weddings.
2000 (USD)
Portrait of Bill Xie, Wedding Photographer

Bill Xie

Brooklyn in New York, US *Now booking Connecticut weddings.
3500 (USD)
Wedding photography by Edward Dye

Edward Dye

New York City in New York, US *Now booking Connecticut weddings.
3800 (USD)
New England wedding photography by Joe Brier

Joe Brier

Holden in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Connecticut weddings.
3800 (USD)
Portrait of New England Wedding Photographer Connie Miller of studioatticus

Connie Miller

West Newton in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Connecticut weddings.
6600 (USD)
Portrait of William West, Documentary Wedding Photographer

William West

in New Jersey, US *Now booking Connecticut weddings.
2450 (USD)
Wedding Photography by Chris Ware

Chris Ware

Rye Brook in New York, US *Now booking Connecticut weddings.
2900 (USD)
New England wedding, engagement and elopement photography by Kevin Wright of Atlas & Stone Photography

Kevin Wright

Attleboro in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Connecticut weddings.
3150 (USD)
Portrait of wedding and engagement photographer Tom Leung

Tom Leung

New York City in New York, US *Now booking Connecticut weddings.
4000 (USD)
New England engagement, wedding and elopement photography by Casey Durgin

Casey Durgin

Kittery in Maine, US *Now booking Connecticut weddings.
3900 (USD)
New England engagements + wedding and elopement photography by Warren Lane

Warren Lane

Natick in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Connecticut weddings.
2100 (USD)
BW Studio Portrait of wedding photographer Joey Curry of the USA WPJA

Joey Curry

New Providence in New Jersey, US *Now booking Connecticut weddings.
2000 (USD)
Wedding and Elopement Photographer - Jason Rhee

Jason Rhee

Northvale in New Jersey, US *Now booking Connecticut weddings.
2200 (USD)
Urban wedding photography by Jenna Salvagin

Jenna Salvagin

Warwick in New York, US *Now booking Connecticut weddings.
2000 (USD)

Connecticut Wedding Elopement Picture Stories

View WedElope Image Galleries by Connecticut Wedding Photographers from Small Events and Intimate Elopements.

Wedding Venue Pictures by Connecticut Wedding Photographers

Please select a venue below to view all associated contest-winning Connecticut wedding photos.

Connecticut Wedding Engagement Photography - Diamond Awards

Are you ready to find a creative and talented Connecticut wedding photographer for an engagement portrait session to complement your story of love? Searching for some ideas and creative inspiration for your own Connecticut pre-wedding photography? Pro members from the Connecticut Wedding Photojournalist Association would like to help you add some unique and artistic pictures to your engagement photo gallery!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can couples find Connecticut photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for Connecticut wedding photographers to showcase their best engagement photography work. These awards are given to photographers who prove that they have an ability to be creative, artistic, and intuitive while working on-location with couples who are newly engaged.
Q: Can a wedding photojournalist create artistic portraits on my Connecticut wedding day?
A: While wedding photojournalists strive to capture candid moments on the wedding day, our photographers also are skilled artists who can compose powerful portraits. If you have a specific vision of what types of images you want from your wedding day, look at the top-ranked Connecticut wedding photographers who have earned Artistic Guild awards for portrait and detail images.
Q: Who are the best Connecticut wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top Connecticut documentary wedding photographers for elopements. Our members are able to submit WedElope Stories that take you step-by-step, via a 9 image picture story, through the unique and moving elopements that take place around the world.

Getting Married in Connecticut - Planning for the Best Wedding Photography

Connecticut, along the Long Island Sound, offers many scenic locations for the Connecticut bride and groom to choose from for their ceremony and reception photography needs. The restored whaling village and living museum in Mystic Seaport provide quaint New England style backdrops for your Connecticut photos. Your photographer will have opportunities to capture images in New England historic villages surrounded by beautiful buildings. If your Connecticut nuptials fall during the months of September and October, foliage season aids in creating colorful picture backdrops. Your special day can only be complemented by Connecticut's parks and forests which offer something for everyone...wedding guests or members of your party may enjoy a walk on one of the many CT hiking trails or they may enjoy a day at the beach. Whether you choose a Connecticut beach ceremony, New England style, or a fall foliage wedding, your CT wedding photojournalist is sure to enjoy shooting photos amidst the beautiful backdrop of your Connecticut event location.

WPJA Communiqué: Featured Wedding Photography Articles
So your wedding is just around the corner and you’ve decided to elope , either because you want to do this on a budget , avoid a large wedding party, or simply to enjoy the day together with minimal distractions and as little stress as possible . They say 'all you need is love', but where exactly can you afford to trim the fat, so to speak? You want simplicity, but you also want to be properly married and, surely, to remember this occasion. Who, then, could be more important than...Read more
It’s no secret that these are strange times we’re going through right now, and there are many couples out there with weddings set in the near future who are left feeling uncertain and concerned about their futures. While that’s understandable, it’s also important to remember the reason you’re getting married in the first place; not for the grand celebration, but because you love each other and want to be together. REMEMBER WHAT'S IMPORTANT You’re in this position now, about to get married, for...Read more
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

RAVES, REVIEWS, AND Connecticut WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Anjali & Neal

Photo by Edward Dye

Hi Ed, Choosing you as our photographer was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. The level of dedication and precision you exhibits when taking pictures is unparalleled. During our engagement shoot, you were upbeat and excited the whole day, even when we became tired (it's a long day!). You knew the best places to take pictures and exactly how to catch the light to make each shot perfect. As we were walking through Central Park, you would stop us randomly because you were ALWAYS looking for a great picture. You brings a lot of joy to your work, which is inspiring. Leading up to the wedding, You were incredibly professional and always made yourself available, whether for a venue walk-through or just a call to figure out details. We had two days of wedding events and you was so excited to be part of both - you was literally everywhere taking pictures and documenting our wedding weekend, but without us even noticing you being there. You were also full of great ideas for where to stand to get the best view of our venues. You also gives a lot - you doesn't care how long the day takes, you are there the entire time. Our wedding day was incredibly long, but you was happy and energetic all day long - you made our families smile and worked to get the best out of each of our family members. And when we received the pictures, we were blown away. They are all so incredibly beautiful. You really captured the best moments of our day without us looking posed. You took so many great shots, it's hard to choose which ones we want to include in our album. We are so grateful for your amazing services and will highly recommend you for any event. Your energy and sheer passion for your work was evident throughout our wedding. Thank you, Edward!!

Yana & Aleksey

Photo by Edward Dye

Dear Ed, Your photos are incredible!! Thank You so much for turning our special day into a beautiful memory! As we are looking at your shots, we are reliving all the nuances of our Wedding Day as if we are still present at last Saturday's celebration. Your pictures are that good! We shared these photos with our friends and family and they all love them so much! Please thank Larry, your 2nd photographer, as well as your assistant for helping you capture our Wedding Day in such an unforgettable way!

Emily & Moti

Photo by Edward Dye

Hi Edward, I can't say enough about you. you are so passionate and, frankly, just incredibly talented. Every moment of my big day was captured beautifully. Not only did you do wonders in my dark wedding venue, but has an uncanny ability to capture every precious moment in breathtaking ways. You are incredibly easy to work with, and boy does you deliver! From your promptness and flexibility to your work ethic and incredible ability to capture every moment, I would highly recommend you to anyone looking for BEAUTIFUL photo's from their wedding day. As a woman, it is hard to find someone who's photo's will flatter. I love every one, and I mean every single one, from you!