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. 

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Maine Wedding Photographers

Maine Wedding Photographers

Find Maine photographers serving: Portland, Bangor, New England, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, Frenchman Bay, Acadia National Park, Cadillac Mountain, Cranberry Islands, Sand Beach, Shore Path, Atlantic Ocean and the Porcupine Islands

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 couples have recently discovered that less is more when it comes to wedding planning in Maine, and those small weddings allow them to truly enjoy every aspect of their day. These intimate events allow brides and grooms to be fully present, as they are less worried and intimidated about the sheer size and scope of the day. While they may be planning a sweet and simple Maine elopement, couples still want to have their wedding day documented. It's important to work with a WPJA Maine photographer who specializes in elopements and who understands the unique dynamic of this type of event. The right photographer will capture the events of the day, the atmosphere of the event and the most important details.

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

Most Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

Attention wedding photographers! Submit your elopement story images today to be featured here!

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 justice of the peace, courthouse, themed, 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 boutique, casual, non-traditional, 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...

Engagement sessions and wedding photography by Alex Gordeev of New England

Alex Gordeev

Boston in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Maine weddings.
3500 (USD)
New England Engagement Portraits and Wedding Photography by Korri Crowley

Korri Crowley

Boston in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Maine weddings.
2995 (USD)
Portsmouth Wedding Photography and Elopements by Eric McCallister, of New Hampshire
3300 (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)
Portrait of Wedding Photographer Alex Paul

Alex Paul

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

Ben Schaefer

Arlington in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Maine weddings.
4000 (USD)
New England wedding photography by Oliver Parini

Oliver Parini

Burlington in Vermont, US *Now booking Maine weddings.
3200 (USD)
Engagement, Wedding and Elopement Photographer for New England, Andy Madea

Andy Madea

Waitsfield in Vermont, US *Now booking Maine weddings.
4800 (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 and elopement photography by Joe Brier

Joe Brier

Holden in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Maine weddings.
3800 (USD)
New England engagements + wedding and elopement photography by Warren Lane

Warren Lane

Natick in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Maine weddings.
2100 (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 Photography - WedElope

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

Maine Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

Below are some Maine wedding photography samples from the world’s best wedding photographers of the WPJA. Some of these Maine marriage pictures might be artistic portraits, details, or documentary-style images that have come from getting ready sessions, wedding ceremonies, reception venues, or Maine engagement portrait sessions with couples.

Augusta post proposal portrait photos of a happy Maine couple walking a nature trail after the first snow fall of winter
A top featured image from Acadia National Park in Maine among the best wedding photography showing A groom and bride hug their parents and parents in law after their wedding ceremony
Maine wedding reportage photographer captured this moment at the Acadia National Park as A wedding couple gets dressed on top of a mountain
Maine wedding reportage photojournalist created this image at the Acadia National Park as A boutonniere is being pinned before an outdoor lake wedding ceremony
Mount Desert Island, Maine wedding documentary photographer created this image of Flower girls tossing a stuffed animal into the air during a wedding reception in Bar Harbor
Best South Berwick, Maine documentary wedding picture from the Red Barn at Outlook Farm showing a Bridesmaid getting help down after getting vail off of window
An extraordinary Bar Harbor wedding image by a professional Maine photographer conveying The wedding couple celebrate as they come back up the aisle
Best Bar Harbor, Maine documentary wedding picture showing the brides veil getting taken by the wind while going down the outdoor aisle

Frequently Asked Questions

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 top-ranked Maine wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the Maine photographers you see at the top of your search results page have recently won the most — and the most recent — contest awards. Our contests judge photographers based on their creativity, style, composure, and ability to capture the heart of any couple's story on their wedding day.
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.
WPJA Communiqué: Featured Wedding Photography Articles
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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!