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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Maryland Wedding Photographers

Maryland Wedding Photographers

Find Maryland photographers serving: Annapolis, Baltimore, Columbia, Germantown, Silver Spring, Glen Burnie, Ellicott City, Frederick, Rockville, Bethesda, Gaithersburg, Waldorf

Maryland Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Maryland 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 Maryland, 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 Maryland elopement, couples still want to have their wedding day documented. It's important to work with a WPJA Maryland 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, Maryland documentary wedding photographers available right now who understand that some weddings and elopements can’t wait. Find yours today!

Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

Elopement Photographers for Small Maryland Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Maryland 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 fast, civil ceremony, 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 religious, unique, intimate, 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 Maryland Couples

27 Maryland Wedding Photographers...

Adventure wedding photography by Kathleen Ricker
5000 (USD)
Wedding, engagement and elopement photography by Natasha Lamalle
3900 (USD)
Megan Rei, Documentary Style Wedding Photographer

Megan Rei

Bristow in Virginia, US *Now booking Maryland weddings.
4000 (USD)
Portrait of wedding and elopement photographer Sarah Sta. Ana of Santa Ana Photography

Sarah Sta Ana

Aldie in Virginia, US *Now booking Maryland weddings.
1800 (USD)
Wedding photography and elopements by Meg Brock

Meg Brock

Holland in Pennsylvania, US *Now booking Maryland weddings.
3500 (USD)
Engagement, elopement, and wedding photography by Andrew Morrell

Andrew Morrell

Winchester in Virginia, US *Now booking Maryland weddings.
3600 (USD)

Veronica Varos

Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, US *Now booking Maryland weddings.
3600 (USD)
Engagement Portrait Pro, Wedding and Elopement Photographer Johnny Shryock of the WPJA

Johnny Shryock

Arlington in Virginia, US *Now booking Maryland weddings.
4250 (USD)

Ken Pak

Washington DC in District Of Columbia, US *Now booking Maryland weddings.
3900 (USD)
Wedding, engagement and elopement photography by Anastasiia Polyakov, of So Tender Is Humanity

Anastasiia Polyakov

Arlington in Virginia, US *Now booking Maryland weddings.
3500 (USD)
Studio portrait of John Ryan, wedding photographer of J&J Studios, LLC

John Ryan

Lafayette Hill in Pennsylvania, US *Now booking Maryland weddings.
3800 (USD)
Colleen Stepanian Wedding Photographer

Colleen Stepanian

Philadelphia in Pennsylvania, US *Now booking Maryland weddings.
4800 (USD)

Kelly Giardina

Middlesex in New Jersey, US *Now booking Maryland weddings.
3995 (USD)
Engagement Portraits, Elopements and Wedding Photography by Anji Martin Potok's - World Photography, LLC

Anji Martin

Washington in District Of Columbia, US *Now booking Maryland weddings.
4450 (USD)
Portrait of Wedding and Engagement Photographer Olya Vysotskaya

Olya Vysotskaya

Brooklyn in New York, US *Now booking Maryland weddings.
7000 (USD)

Kevin Quinlan

Newark in Delaware, US *Now booking Maryland weddings.
2250 (USD)

Michelle M. Peters

Beech Creek in Pennsylvania, US *Now booking Maryland weddings.
1350 (USD)

Eva Russo

Fairfax in Virginia, US *Now booking Maryland weddings.
3400 (USD)
Harrisburg wedding and elopement photography by Scott Josuweit of Pennsylvania

Scott Josuweit

York in Pennsylvania, US *Now booking Maryland weddings.
3900 (USD)
Portrait of wedding and engagement photographer Tom Leung

Tom Leung

New York City in New York, US *Now booking Maryland weddings.
4000 (USD)
Rose Omar, documentary wedding photographer from Omar & Company

Rose Omar

Fredericksburg in Virginia, US *Now booking Maryland weddings.
5600 (USD)

Maryland Wedding Elopement Photography - WedElope

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

Maryland Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

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

Revival Hotel post proposal portrait session with a Baltimore engagement photographer of a Maryland couple seated in a romantic pose near the juke box
Baltimore post proposal engagement session with a Maryland wedding photographer showing the mirror reflection of the famous magic bus
A striking Ellicott City wedding picture of a Maryland bride and bridesmaids at Patapsco Female Institute in Maryland showing the MD bridal party squad, strutting their stuff
An extreme Oxon Hill Manor wedding image from a Maryland bride and groom kissing on their wedding day under clouds and a blue sky
A spectacular Baltimore wedding couple photograph from Sagamore Pendry Baltimore in Maryland with a Harbour View and dancing reflections on the water
Pendry, Baltimore, Maryland romantic wedding day couple portrait as they are About to kiss during the Sunset
Best Baltimore documentary wedding photojournalism image showing the first look surprise for the bride and groom
Best Maryland documentary wedding picture from the Patapsco Female Institute in Ellicott City showing A father daughter dance in a magical setting in front of their guests

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can couples find top-ranked Maryland wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the Maryland 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 Maryland wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top Maryland 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 Maryland photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for Maryland 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.
WPJA Communiqué: Featured Wedding Photography Articles
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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND Maryland WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Anna & Sam

Photo by Olya Vysotskaya

These are fantastic, Olya! Looks like something out of Vogue. Would not hesitate to recommend you to any and all friends getting married. Thanks again! Now the hard task of choosing favorite pictures starts...

Meg and Matt

Photo by Kevin Quinlan

You really outdid yourself, I've gotten so many compliments. They really are fantastic!,

Southside Bride and Groom laughing together on their wedding day in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

Mary and Mike

Photo by Veronica Varos

Veronica, Your unmatched talent for photography is surpassed only by your genuinely kind soul. My gratitude goes way beyond just your work but also your genuine care and dedication. Thank you so much for your incredible attention to detail, each validating response, every kind word, and your effortless coordination and execution on our wedding day. In the stress and chaos of wedding planning, you were a constant support. I often found myself looking forward to hearing from you. It was always a breath of fresh air. Thank you for always maintaining focus on what mattered most. We will forever treasure our portrait session on our wedding day. It was during that time that the blur of the day stopped and we were able to experience the most special moments of just being together. Thank you for giving that to us. I feel so incredible blessed to have found you and to have formed such a special connection. You will always be held so closely in our hearts and we are forever grateful. My praise is endless, but for now, thank you, Veronica, for sharing your gift with us! With Love, Mary and Mike