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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Massachusetts Wedding Photographers

Massachusetts Wedding Photographers

Find Massachusetts photographers serving: Boston, Worcester, Berkshires, Springfield, Lowell, Cambridge, Quincy, Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, New England

Massachusetts Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts, 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 Massachusetts elopement, couples still want to have their wedding day documented. It's important to work with a WPJA Massachusetts 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, Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Massachusetts 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, quick, secret, 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, intimate, 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 Massachusetts Couples

27 Massachusetts Wedding Photographers...

Wedding Photographer Danielle Gardner

Danielle Gardner

Schenectady in New York, US *Now booking Massachusetts weddings.
3200 (USD)
Rhode Island and Providence wedding and elopement photography by Kathryn Yeaton

Kathryn Wallace Yeaton

East Greenwich in Rhode Island, US *Now booking Massachusetts weddings.
3000 (USD)
Portsmouth Wedding Photography and Elopements by Eric McCallister, of New Hampshire

Eric McCallister

Somersworth in New Hampshire, US *Now booking Massachusetts weddings.
3300 (USD)
New England wedding photography by Oliver Parini

Oliver Parini

Burlington in Vermont, US *Now booking Massachusetts weddings.
3200 (USD)
Portrait of Wedding Photographer Denise Chastain

Denise Chastain

Lynbrook in New York, US *Now booking Massachusetts weddings.
3500 (USD)
New England engagement and wedding photography by Idena Beach

Idena Beach

Bennington in Vermont, US *Now booking Massachusetts weddings.
4800 (USD)
Portrait of Wedding Photographer Sarah Priestap

Sarah Priestap

Tunbridge in Vermont, US *Now booking Massachusetts weddings.
3500 (USD)
Portrait of Wedding Photographer David Butler II

David Butler II

Somers in Connecticut, US *Now booking Massachusetts weddings.
2800 (USD)

Mitch Wojnarowicz

Amsterdam in New York, US *Now booking Massachusetts weddings.
2195 (USD)

Geoff Hansen

Tunbridge in Vermont, US *Now booking Massachusetts weddings.
1500 (USD)
New England engagement, wedding and elopement photography by Casey Durgin

Casey Durgin

Kittery in Maine, US *Now booking Massachusetts weddings.
3900 (USD)
Wedding ceremony photography by Marissa Daly of Marissa Joy Photography

Marissa Daly

Los Angeles in California, US *Now booking Massachusetts weddings.
3800 (USD)

Massachusetts Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

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

A pre wedding photoshoot from the Boston Seaport in Massachusetts with an early morning piggy back ride on the docks
A MA couple poses during a Boston Seaport lifestyle portrait photography session at home in a modern environment
Boston Seaport lifestyle couples portraits session in Massachusetts as they sit comfortably in the livingroom overlooking the city streets below the large windows
Boston Seaport lifestyle couples portrait session of the duo dancing under a large arched opening
Boston Seaport lifestyle couples photography at sunset with silhouettes and the city skyline
A Massachusetts couple poses during a Boston Seaport lifestyle portrait photography session at home on the indoor stair landing
A natural Boston documentary wedding photography example from MA of a band playing bride and groom out of ceremony
Boston wedding documentary photographer created this image at the AC Marriott showing A bride is reflected after getting ready on her wedding day

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Madaket - Nantucket Island Wedding Ceremony - MA Photographer

Kaylan and Mike

Photo by Katie Kaizer

Katie, No words can describe how talented you are. We love every picture and every moment you captured. I have gone through them with Michael over and over again and we still well with tears. Thank you from the bottom four hearts for everything and for our beautiful prints you gave us! We have wept joyfully recounting the most magical and important moment of our lives and every time I'm amazed. I will re-live the moments my entire life through your images. They are perfect. Thank you, Kaylan and Mike

Wedding photography of the Ceremony at the Groom's home in Madaket on Nantucket Island

Rochelle and Ryan

Photo by Katie Kaizer

Katie, First card for you! Many thanks for your professionalism. The formals are perfect...grasses made a great backdrop. Everyone loves the photo of Ry and Ro in the Madaket grasses and the release of the petals...even more special are the candids, me with my precious Chris and Nolan. "Scotty the body" dancing with everyone and the tender moments...the hugs, kisses and love. Thank you for memorializing these. Love, Carol Mother of the Groom

Wedding Ceremony Photography at the First Congregational Church - Nantucket, MA

Jenna and Brandon

Photo by Katie Kaizer

Dear Katie, It is difficult to put down on paper how much gratitude we feel about the entire experience. This has been one truly amazing year! It is not lost son us how incredibly fortunate we are to have had our love story captured so beautifully by someone who started as a photographer and ended up being an amazing friend! Brandon and I are so grateful for your kindness, caring and genuine heart. You have truly made this entire experience magical. Your talent truly shines through the lens and each photo is more beautiful than the next. Your ability to capture feelings and emotions puts you above the rest. Everything from our weekend was perfect. Thank you for taking this journey with us. Thank you for your support and love. We are so honored to know you Katie. You're simply the best. Thank you for absolutely everything! All our love, Jenna and Brandon