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!

Maine Wedding Photographers

Find Your Maine Wedding Photographer

Portland, Bangor, New England

Maine Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Maine 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 Maine 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 Maine Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Maine 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 mini, DIY - do it yourself, civil ceremony, 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 romantic, casual, 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 Maine Couples

20 Maine Wedding Photographers...

New England wedding photography by Oliver Parini

Oliver Parini

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

Alex Paul

Boston in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Maine weddings.
4500 (USD)
Ben Schaefer Engagement and Wedding Images

Ben Schaefer

Arlington in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Maine weddings.
4000 (USD)
I AM SARAH V Photography - Wedding and Couple Engagement Images

Sarah V. Martinez

Dover in New Hampshire, US *Now booking Maine weddings.
4275 (USD)
Engagement sessions and wedding photography by Alex Gordeev of New England

Alex Gordeev

Randolph in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Maine weddings.
2500 (USD)
Portsmouth Wedding Photography and Elopements by Eric McCallister, of New Hampshire
3300 (USD)
New England-based documentary wedding and elopement photography by Josh Kuckens

Josh Kuckens

Montpelier in Vermont, US *Now booking Maine weddings.
2900 (USD)

Geoff Hansen

Tunbridge in Vermont, US *Now booking Maine weddings.
1500 (USD)
Yuri Kriventsoff | New England Wedding and Elopement Photographer
2500 (USD)
New England wedding photography by Joe Brier

Joe Brier

Holden in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Maine weddings.
3800 (USD)
New England wedding, engagement and elopement photography by Kevin Wright of Atlas & Stone Photography

Kevin Wright

Attleboro in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Maine weddings.
3150 (USD)
New England Engagement Portraits and Wedding Photography by Korri Crowley

Korri Crowley

Boston in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Maine weddings.
2995 (USD)
New England engagements + wedding and elopement photography by Warren Lane

Warren Lane

Natick in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Maine weddings.
2100 (USD)
Engagement, Wedding and Elopement Photographer for New England, Andy Madea

Andy Madea

Waitsfield in Vermont, US *Now booking Maine weddings.
4800 (USD)
New England wedding and elopement photography by Christine Hochkeppel
3675 (USD)
BW Studio Portrait of wedding photographer Joey Curry of the USA WPJA

Joey Curry

New Providence in New Jersey, US *Now booking Maine weddings.
2000 (USD)

Maine Wedding Elopement Picture Stories

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

Maine Wedding Engagement Photography - Diamond Awards

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who are the best Maine wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top Maine 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.
Q: How can couples find Maine photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for Maine 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: How can couples find reviews of Maine wedding photographers?
A: We call them Client Letters. At the WPJA, we decided more than 20 years ago to avoid incorporating those third-person testimonials and endorsements that are found all too often in advertisements. Instead, we elevated our listings with the use of Client Letters, which represent the actual words and feelings of the clients who booked those Maine wedding photographers for their own wedding.
WPJA Communiqué: Featured Wedding Photography Articles
Clean background in this photo of the bride walking into her mountain ceremony.
Some couples, as they begin planning for their weddings, might think that they are limited to the classic locations: churches, gardens, beaches, or even Las Vegas. But in doing so they’re missing out on a multitude of unique options that might suit their personalities much better! Why limit yourself to a quiet, quaint ceremony when your adventurous heart may be calling out for something more? An entirely different genre of wedding, so to speak, is the adventure wedding elopement. This concept...Read more
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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

RAVES, REVIEWS, AND Maine WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Woodstock Inn Station & Brewery Wedding Photography - Bride and Groom Perform for their Wedding Guests

Brandt & Elizabeth

Photo by Corey Butler

Corey, Hiring you as our photographer was absolutely the best decision we could have made for our wedding. We cannot thank you enough for truly bringing our day to life with your photos. We are in love with all of them and could not be happier! Thank you so much!