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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Portsmouth Wedding Photographers

Portsmouth Wedding Photographers

Find Portsmouth photographers serving: Rockingham County, Piscataqua River, and all of New Hampshire

Portsmouth Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

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

Shooting an elopement or small Portsmouth 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.

New Hampshire WPJA members are ready to document any courthouse, secret, fast, 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, outdoor, 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 Portsmouth Couples

3 Portsmouth Wedding Photographers...

Portsmouth Wedding Photography and Elopements by Eric McCallister, of New Hampshire

Eric McCallister

Somersworth in New Hampshire, US *Now booking Portsmouth weddings.
3300 (USD)
New England wedding event coverage, engagement portraits and elopement photography by Simi Rabinowitz

Simi Rabinowitz

Somerville in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Portsmouth weddings.
2700 (USD)
Ben Schaefer Engagement and Wedding Images

Ben Schaefer

Arlington in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Portsmouth weddings.
4000 (USD)

Wedding Venue Pictures by Portsmouth Wedding Photographers

Please select a venue below to view all associated contest-winning Portsmouth wedding photos.

Portsmouth Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

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

New Hampshire outdoor wedding photography from portsmouth showing the setting up the welcome table confusion
Peirce Island, Portsmouth, NH engagement portrait by the water in black and white
Portsmouth, NH Pure Joy engagement couple portrait in black and white
Square Tower, Portsmouth, UK wedding reportage: Page boy and flower girl sneak a peek of the bride
Odiorne State Park in New Hampshire Pre-Wedding Portrait - The couple is silhouetted against a lit up sky at the end of their engagement session in Portsmouth New Hampshire
Eric McCallister, of New Hampshire, is a wedding photographer for
Eric McCallister, of New Hampshire, is a wedding photographer for
Bride and groom smile at each other at the reception at The Square Tower Portsmouth UK

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can couples find top-ranked Portsmouth wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for Portsmouth 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.
WPJA Communiqué: Featured Wedding Photography Articles
While some of us were fortunate enough to be born as extroverts, not everyone feels the same way. For a good chunk of the population, any number of the typical wedding day traditions can inspire anxiety and existential dread. This day is all about you, yes, but does that...Read more
So your wedding is just around the corner and you’ve decided to elope , either because you want to do this on a budget , avoid a large wedding party, or simply to enjoy the day together with minimal distractions and as little stress as possible . They say 'all you...Read more
While some people live for the hustle and bustle of a big wedding with extravagant décor and an impossibly long guest list, others find these kinds of weddings to be too much hoopla, preferring instead something simpler and quieter, allowing for more intimacy between them...Read more