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!

Pennsylvania Wedding Photographers

Find Your Pennsylvania Wedding Photographer

Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Lancaster County, Erie, Reading, Scranton, Harrisburg

Pennsylvania Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania wedding photographers who are available right now who understand that some weddings and elopements can’t wait. Find yours today!

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November 29th, 2021
Lake wedding photographer | Bridal portrait in the rugged terrain of the mountains
November 22nd, 2021
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November 15th, 2021
Wedding Portrait Photographer for Rapolano Terme, Tuscany | posing for a portrait that felt secretive

Elopement Photographers for Small Pennsylvania Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Pennsylvania 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 small, 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 intimate, romantic, boutique, 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 Pennsylvania Couples

35 Pennsylvania Wedding Photographers...

Weddings and engagement portraits by Michelle Arlotta

Michelle Arlotta

Milford in New Jersey, US *Now booking Pennsylvania weddings.
3950 (USD)
Baltimore engagement wedding and elopement photography by Breanna Shaw

Breanna Shaw

Reisterstown in Maryland, US *Now booking Pennsylvania weddings.
3850 (USD)
Wedding, engagement and elopement photography by Anastasiia Polyakov, of So Tender Is Humanity

Anastasiia Polyakov

Arlington in Virginia, US *Now booking Pennsylvania weddings.
3500 (USD)
Portrait of Wedding Photographer Denise Chastain

Denise Chastain

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

Jennifer Catron

Fredericksburg in Virginia, US *Now booking Pennsylvania weddings.
2300 (USD)
Emily Liang, Wedding Photography and Engagement Portrait Sessions for Couples

Emily Liang

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

Denis Gostev

New York in New York, US *Now booking Pennsylvania weddings.
2500 (USD)
Wedding and elopement photography by Adena Stevens of Studio A Images

Adena Stevens

Hoboken in New Jersey, US *Now booking Pennsylvania weddings.
3850 (USD)

Kelly Giardina

Middlesex in New Jersey, US *Now booking Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania weddings.
4450 (USD)
Casey Fatchett Wedding Photography

Casey Fatchett

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

Yun Li

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

Olya Vysotskaya

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

Kevin Quinlan

Newark in Delaware, US *Now booking Pennsylvania weddings.
2250 (USD)
Portrait of Bill Xie, Wedding Photographer

Bill Xie

Brooklyn in New York, US *Now booking Pennsylvania weddings.
3500 (USD)
Wedding and elopement photography by Edward Underwood
3000 (USD)
Wedding photography by Edward Dye

Edward Dye

New York City in New York, US *Now booking Pennsylvania weddings.
3800 (USD)
Portrait of William West, Documentary Wedding Photographer

William West

in New Jersey, US *Now booking Pennsylvania weddings.
2450 (USD)

Monty Soungpradith

Columbus in Ohio, US *Now booking Pennsylvania weddings.
2500 (USD)
Wedding and Elopement Photographer - Jason Rhee

Jason Rhee

Northvale in New Jersey, US *Now booking Pennsylvania weddings.
2200 (USD)
Portrait of wedding and engagement photographer Tom Leung

Tom Leung

New York City in New York, US *Now booking Pennsylvania weddings.
4000 (USD)
Moment-based Wedding photography by Morgan Davis of the WPJA

Morgan Davis

Reisterstown in Maryland, US *Now booking Pennsylvania weddings.
4499 (USD)
BW Studio Portrait of wedding photographer Joey Curry of the USA WPJA

Joey Curry

New Providence in New Jersey, US *Now booking Pennsylvania weddings.
2000 (USD)
Chris Rusanowsky self portrait of a wedding photographer in black and white

Chris Rusanowsky

Northlake in Texas, US *Now booking Pennsylvania weddings.
2500 (USD)
Urban wedding photography by Jenna Salvagin

Jenna Salvagin

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

1 more photographers available for your wedding...

2500 US Dollar

Weddings by Ryan & Kate: Kate Hagerty

Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, United States

Pennsylvania Wedding Engagement Photography - Diamond Awards

Are you ready to find a creative and talented Pennsylvania wedding photographer for an engagement portrait session to complement your story of love? Searching for some ideas and creative inspiration for your own Pennsylvania pre-wedding photography? Pro members from the Pennsylvania Wedding Photojournalist Association would like to help you add some unique and artistic pictures to your engagement photo gallery!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where can I find a photographer for a short-notice, small Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania wedding day by.
Q: How can couples find Pennsylvania photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for Pennsylvania 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 top-ranked Pennsylvania wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the Pennsylvania 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.
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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND Pennsylvania WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Amanda & David

Photo by William West

You were very responsive and flexible. Your eye and style are fantastic and you are very calm and collected. Since the day we booked over the phone long distance, you made us feel very confident and relaxed in choosing your service. We saw preview photos the very next day and we LOVE them. Your value is excellent and I highly recommend you to anyone. We can't wait to see the rest of the photos!

Megan And Allen

Photo by Kevin Quinlan

They are AMAZING!!!!! Thank you so much:),

Arianne & Leon

Photo by Edward Dye

Thank You from the bottom of our hearts Edward! You knew exactly what to do and where to go to capture background pictures of the Brooklyn bridge and the Brooklyn Bridge park. You captured our romance and all excitement of the day easily! You are a true professional with true Artistic talent. you were wonderful to work with. What we loved the most, the very next day you posted a 50 picture sneak peak of our day on Facebook. every bride wants to relive the day and to see those pictures ,the very next day, was a perfect gift to me, the bride. i have to say if i only had those 50 pictures I'd be completely happy and content, truly! But you then sent us a custom made cd and case with our photos on the cover. Very nice surprise! All the pictures from the day, start to finish and fabulous! we both feel very blessed to have found you and were able to get a booking with you! Thank you Edward!!! Love, Leon and Ari P.