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!

Maryland Wedding Photographers

Find Your Maryland Wedding Photographer

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 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 Maryland 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 29th, 2021
Lake wedding photographer | Bridal portrait in the rugged terrain of the mountains
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

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 secret, town hall, justice of the peace, 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, 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

23 Maryland Wedding Photographers...

Ken Pak

Washington DC in District Of Columbia, US *Now booking Maryland weddings.
3900 (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)
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)
Wedding, engagement and elopement photography by Natasha Lamalle
3600 (USD)
Wedding photography and elopements by Meg Brock

Meg Brock

Holland in Pennsylvania, US *Now booking Maryland weddings.
3500 (USD)
USA wedding, pre-wedding and elopement photography by Jennifer Catron

Jennifer Catron

Fredericksburg in Virginia, US *Now booking Maryland weddings.
2300 (USD)
Engagement, elopement, wedding photographer and WPJA award winner Andrew Morrell

Andrew Morrell

Winchester in Virginia, US *Now booking Maryland weddings.
3000 (USD)
Colleen Stepanian Wedding Photographer

Colleen Stepanian

Philadelphia in Pennsylvania, US *Now booking Maryland weddings.
3000 (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)
Wedding and elopement photography by Edward Underwood
3000 (USD)

Eva Russo

Fairfax in Virginia, US *Now booking Maryland weddings.
3400 (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)
Portrait of wedding and engagement photographer Tom Leung

Tom Leung

New York City in New York, US *Now booking Maryland weddings.
4000 (USD)

Maryland Wedding Elopement Picture Stories

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

Maryland Wedding Engagement Photography - Diamond Awards

Are you ready to find a creative and talented Maryland wedding photographer for an engagement portrait session to complement your story of love? Searching for some ideas and creative inspiration for your own Maryland pre-wedding photography? Pro members from the Maryland 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 reviews of Maryland 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 Maryland wedding photographers for their own wedding.
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: Where can I find a photographer for a short-notice, small Maryland wedding?
A: There are many WPJA photographers who are able to help you out at a moment's notice. We understand that sometimes love happens and there's simply no time to lose. We can ensure that you can get married as quickly as possible — and have incredible photographs to remember your Maryland wedding day by.
WPJA Communiqué: Featured Wedding Photography Articles
We all know that the economy can go through some hard times, and be somewhat reminiscent of past recessions. However, as people cut back on non-essential little luxuries here and there, one constant remains: weddings. People don’t tend to just stop getting married due to a poor economy, nor should they! So, in an industry that keeps on going through thick and thin, what are some things to expect for the future, and what is really necessary to still make that wedding day memorable and...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
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 Maryland WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Meg and Matt

Photo by Kevin Quinlan

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

Samantha and Marc

Photo by Kevin Quinlan

We all love the photos! You worked your magic and caught some really great moments. -From the Mother of The Bride,

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...