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!

New Jersey Wedding Photographers

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New Jersey Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

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

Shooting an elopement or small New Jersey 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, city hall, 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 symbolic, romantic, 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 New Jersey Couples

28 New Jersey Wedding Photographers...

JD Land Wedding Photographer

JD Land

Philadelphia in Pennsylvania, US *Now booking New Jersey weddings.
3800 (USD)
Wedding photography and elopements by Meg Brock

Meg Brock

Holland in Pennsylvania, US *Now booking New Jersey weddings.
3500 (USD)
Portrait of Wedding Photographer Denise Chastain

Denise Chastain

Lynbrook in New York, US *Now booking New Jersey weddings.
3500 (USD)
Emily Liang, Wedding Photography and Engagement Portrait Sessions for Couples

Emily Liang

Houston in Texas, US *Now booking New Jersey weddings.
2500 (USD)
Portrait of Documentary Wedding Photographer Denis Gostev

Denis Gostev

New York in New York, US *Now booking New Jersey weddings.
2500 (USD)
Colleen Stepanian Wedding Photographer

Colleen Stepanian

Philadelphia in Pennsylvania, US *Now booking New Jersey weddings.
3000 (USD)
Wedding photography by Tim D. Yun

Tim D. Yun

New York in New York, US *Now booking New Jersey weddings.
3200 (USD)
Casey Fatchett Wedding Photography

Casey Fatchett

New York in New York, US *Now booking New Jersey weddings.
2700 (USD)
Engagement, wedding and elopement photography by Yun Li

Yun Li

Setauket in New York, US *Now booking New Jersey weddings.
2200 (USD)
Portrait of Wedding and Engagement Photographer Olya Vysotskaya

Olya Vysotskaya

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

Joseph Gidjunis

Philadelphia in Pennsylvania, US *Now booking New Jersey weddings.
3000 (USD)

Kevin Quinlan

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

Michelle M. Peters

Beech Creek in Pennsylvania, US *Now booking New Jersey weddings.
1350 (USD)
Portrait of Bill Xie, Wedding Photographer

Bill Xie

Brooklyn in New York, US *Now booking New Jersey weddings.
3500 (USD)
Wedding photography by Edward Dye

Edward Dye

New York City in New York, US *Now booking New Jersey weddings.
3800 (USD)
Yuliya Skya, wedding photojournalist

Yuliya Skya

New York in New York, US *Now booking New Jersey weddings.
1400 (USD)
Wedding Photography by Chris Ware

Chris Ware

Rye Brook in New York, US *Now booking New Jersey weddings.
2900 (USD)
Steve Worth - Wedding Photographer

Steve Worth

New York in New York, US *Now booking New Jersey weddings.
1950 (USD)
Portrait of wedding and engagement photographer Tom Leung

Tom Leung

New York City in New York, US *Now booking New Jersey weddings.
4000 (USD)
Studio portrait of John Ryan, wedding photographer of J&J Studios, LLC

John Ryan

Lafayette Hill in Pennsylvania, US *Now booking New Jersey weddings.
3800 (USD)
Urban wedding photography by Jenna Salvagin

Jenna Salvagin

Warwick in New York, US *Now booking New Jersey weddings.
2000 (USD)

New Jersey Wedding Engagement Photography - Diamond Awards

Are you ready to find a creative and talented New Jersey wedding photographer for an engagement portrait session to complement your story of love? Searching for some ideas and creative inspiration for your own New Jersey pre-wedding photography? Pro members from the New Jersey 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 New Jersey wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top New Jersey 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 New Jersey photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for New Jersey 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 New Jersey 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 New Jersey wedding photographers for their own wedding.
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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND New Jersey 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...

Alina & William

Photo by Edward Dye

Hi Ed, From start to finish, our experience with you for our wedding photography was incredibly pleasant and easy! You are so great to work; you have great professionalism and skills. We are so pleased we chose you as the photographer for our big day–we’ve heard nothing but rave reviews of our photos since. You captured our magical weekend beautifully and our only regret is that we didn’t hire you for our rehearsal dinner as well! We want to thank you for capturing our wedding day and night so beautifully and allowing us to relive it over & over again through photos!

Yana & Aleksey

Photo by Edward Dye

Dear Ed, Your photos are incredible!! Thank You so much for turning our special day into a beautiful memory! As we are looking at your shots, we are reliving all the nuances of our Wedding Day as if we are still present at last Saturday's celebration. Your pictures are that good! We shared these photos with our friends and family and they all love them so much! Please thank Larry, your 2nd photographer, as well as your assistant for helping you capture our Wedding Day in such an unforgettable way!