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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Pennsylvania Wedding Photographers

Pennsylvania Wedding Photographers

Find Pennsylvania photographers serving: 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 couples have recently discovered that less is more when it comes to wedding planning in Pennsylvania, 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 Pennsylvania elopement, couples still want to have their wedding day documented. It's important to work with a WPJA Pennsylvania 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, Pennsylvania 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 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 secret, pop-up, 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 religious, unique, modern, 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

37 Pennsylvania Wedding Photographers...

Wedding and engagement portraits by Michelle Arlotta

Michelle Arlotta

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

Breanna Shaw

Reisterstown in Maryland, US *Now booking Pennsylvania weddings.
3850 (USD)
Portrait of Wedding Photographer Denise Chastain

Denise Chastain

Lynbrook in New York, US *Now booking Pennsylvania weddings.
3500 (USD)
Urban wedding photography by Jenna Salvagin

Jenna Salvagin

Warwick in New York, US *Now booking Pennsylvania weddings.
2000 (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)
Emily Liang, Wedding Photography and Engagement Portrait Sessions for Couples

Emily Liang

Houston in Texas, US *Now booking Pennsylvania weddings.
2500 (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.
3300 (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 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.
3250 (USD)

Monty Soungpradith

Columbus in Ohio, US *Now booking Pennsylvania weddings.
3800 (USD)
Wedding and Elopement Photographer - Jason Rhee

Jason Rhee

Northvale in New Jersey, US *Now booking Pennsylvania weddings.
2200 (USD)
Alex Maldonado, Documentary Wedding and Elopement Photographer

Alex Maldonado

Chicago in Illinois, US *Now booking Pennsylvania weddings.
3200 (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)

2 more photographers available for your wedding...

3000 US Dollar

Murget Royd Photo Inc.: Geraldine Petrovic Pritchard

Leonardo in New Jersey, United States

My main interest in photography is capturing spontaneous and heartfelt images. Although posing is part of an event, I privilege candid portraiture. I've worked for over ten years to develop a unique style of wedding photography deeply rooted in...

4500 US Dollar

Morina Photography: Nik Morina

Brooklyn in New York, United States

Pennsylvania Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

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

Longwood Gardens Engagement. A young Pennsylvania couple posing during a pre wedding portrait session outdoors in the lush, green garden
Couple photography in Longwood Gardens during a Pennsylvania pre wedding engagement portrait in BW from a high, overhead camera angle
A pre wedding photoshoot from Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania for a Couple photographed through a bonfire in their backyard
Ridley Creek State Park engagement photo session for a Couple silhouetted against the wall while photographed through tree branches
A romantic engagement session at Gettysburg National Military Park created as the Couple poses on a covered bridge close to sunset
Couple photography at Lancaster County Central Park during a pre wedding engagement shoot framed within a light covered bridge
A pre wedding photoshoot from White Cliffs of Conoy of a couple framed inside of leaf during fall
Trexler Nature Preserve engagement photo session in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania of a rainy overcast day with puddles that turned into a work of art

Frequently Asked Questions

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.
Q: Who are the best Pennsylvania wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top Pennsylvania 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 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.
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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND Pennsylvania WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

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!

Southside Bride and Groom laughing together on their wedding day in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

Mary and Mike

Photo by Veronica Varos

Veronica, Your unmatched talent for photography is surpassed only by your genuinely kind soul. My gratitude goes way beyond just your work but also your genuine care and dedication. Thank you so much for your incredible attention to detail, each validating response, every kind word, and your effortless coordination and execution on our wedding day. In the stress and chaos of wedding planning, you were a constant support. I often found myself looking forward to hearing from you. It was always a breath of fresh air. Thank you for always maintaining focus on what mattered most. We will forever treasure our portrait session on our wedding day. It was during that time that the blur of the day stopped and we were able to experience the most special moments of just being together. Thank you for giving that to us. I feel so incredible blessed to have found you and to have formed such a special connection. You will always be held so closely in our hearts and we are forever grateful. My praise is endless, but for now, thank you, Veronica, for sharing your gift with us! With Love, Mary and Mike

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,