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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Ontario Wedding Photographers

Ontario Wedding Photographers

Find Ontario photographers serving: Toronto, Ottawa, Brampton, Hamilton, London, Markham, Vaughan, Kitchener, Windsor

Ontario Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

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

Shooting an elopement or small Ontario 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.

Canada WPJA members are ready to document any mini, justice of the peace, town hall, 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, intimate, unique, 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 Ontario Couples

16 Ontario Wedding Photographers...

Canada engagement, wedding and elopement photographer Viara Mileva - Quirky Love Photography
500/hour (CAD)
Kitchener, Ontario wedding and elopement photography by Lori-Anne Crewe - Canada WPJA
275/hour (CAD)
Canada wedding and elopement photographer Esther Gibbons

Esther Gibbons

Montreal in Quebec, CA *Now booking Ontario weddings.
2500 (CAD)
Canada wedding and elopement photography by Lauren Hannah Garcia

Lauren Hannah Garcia

Edmonton in Alberta, CA *Now booking Ontario weddings.
3300 (CAD)

John Lee

Ma On Shan, HK *Now booking Ontario weddings.
19800 (HKD)
Elopements and wedding photography by Gihan De Silva

Gihan De Silva

Manhattan in New York, US *Now booking Ontario weddings.
3000 (USD)
BW studio portrait of adventure wedding photographer Eliza Slobodzian

Eliza Slobodzian

Cochrane in Alberta, CA *Now booking Ontario weddings.
3500 (CAD)

3 more photographers available for your wedding...

2000 Canadian Dollar

Matt Green Photography: Matt Green

Kitchener in Ontario, Canada
2300 Canadian Dollar

Wedding Photographer: W. Mike Lucy

Ottawa in Ontario, Canada

Mike has been working as a documentary photographer since his university days as the University Press Photo Editor, He has had a Leica in his hand since he first discovered photography at the age of 12. Prior to shooting weddings, Mike split his...

300/hour Canadian Dollar

Percy Tong

Toronto in Ontario, Canada

Canada based wedding photojournalist offering specialized wedding, corporate and private photography services to our clients worldwide. I focus on capturing the important, special and natural moments, giving unforgettable memories to my clients...

Ontario Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

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

Kingston post proposal portraits from an Ontario couple engagement session with a Kiss on the hiking trails
Ontario post proposal engagement session with a Kingston wedding photographer showing The couple embracing at Kingston mills locks
Kingston post proposal portrait photos of a happy Ontario, Canada couple kissing at dusk on the docks of Kingston Mills Locks
An exceptional Amherstview wedding image by a pro Ontario photographer exhibiting that Makeup is applied to one of the flower girls
An extraordinary McDonalds Toronto wedding picture by a pro Canada photographer revealing the Bride and groom ordering fast food in their wedding attire
Peterborough, Ontario picture session for a carefree engaged couple enjoying some time at the family cottage in each others company
This Canada wedding photojournalism picture is a top quality example of what candid, nontraditional Ontario wedding photography looks like, as the bridal party races to get the dresses ready for the wedding
Ontario, Canada marriage reception party award-winning photo that has recorded Groom carries the cake as the bride fixes her dress - from the world's best wedding photography competitions offered by the WPJA

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where can I find a photographer for a short-notice, small Ontario 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 Ontario wedding day by.
Q: Who are the best Ontario wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top Ontario 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: Can a wedding photojournalist create artistic portraits on my Ontario wedding day?
A: While wedding photojournalists strive to capture candid moments on the wedding day, our photographers also are skilled artists who can compose powerful portraits. If you have a specific vision of what types of images you want from your wedding day, look at the top-ranked Ontario wedding photographers who have earned Artistic Guild awards for portrait and detail images.
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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND Ontario WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Jenny & Owen

Photo by Shayne Bampton

Thank you soooooooo much!!! For the record, I hate having my photo taken, but you made me (and all of our wedding guests) feel very comfortable. As we share photos with friends and family, the positive feedback from how FANTASTIC the images are is overwhelming. Everyone agreed that we hired a personable, professional photographer - our only regret was that you couldn't stay and party with us! Your passion for your work is obvious in the quality. I will, and have, recommend you to anyone in need of a photographer.

Dawn & Man

Photo by John Lee

Thank you for creating such a precious memory for our wedding. It was when I searched on the internet for just the perfect photographer for our wedding that I came upon your website. Your work is truly inspiring, your pictures are full of warmth and you are able to capture all those touching and meaningful moments. With you, we were certain that our wedding pictures are in good hands and we looked forward to a warm and God-loving wedding. Recalling the discussions before the wedding, your replies were always quick and passionate. You asked for our wedding details and our input on ideas gave us confident that you were serious in your work. Meanwhile we expressed to you that we hope to capture a lot of happy and cheerful moments, not necessary of ourselves but also of our guests. Now with the photos in our hands, we cannot help but laugh out loud as we go through the pictures in delight. We were wondering what was exactly happening during the time you caught the picture of people laughing so hard. We are sharing all these lovely pictures with our family and friends and everyone is so touched and pleased with them. Of course, you made us look so beautiful in these photos as we never thought we could be so photogenic! Our parents are also praising with laughter, "They are so stunning!". We really want to give a big thank you for the work you have done on our special day. Thank you Lord we met such an upbeat and passionate photographer who is able to grasp precious moments and is thoughtful of the bride and groom. We also appreciate your two assistants for their help. Wish you all the best and hope you can continue taking more sweet photos for the newly weds.

Suzanne & Clement

Photo by John Lee

Hello John, Thank you for capturing our special moment in both our banquet in Penang and Hong Kong. You managed to snap all our precious moments and your photos truly touched our hearts. You managed to capture all details and looking at our photos truly brings us back to our wonderful wedding again. Your light heartedness made the wedding fun and enjoyable yet all shots taken were professional and artistic. Even showing our photos to those that did not attend our wedding, they could clearly see the romance, joy and fun. A lot of people in Penang have asked for your contact details But unfortunately you are in Hong Kong! You managed very well as a single photographer in our Penang wedding, not easy for a big banquet.