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 York - Upstate Wedding Photographers

Find Your New York - Upstate Wedding Photographer

Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany, Schenectady, Hudson Valley

New York - Upstate Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

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

Shooting an elopement or small New York - Upstate 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 fast, 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 religious, casual, 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 New York - Upstate Couples

34 New York - Upstate Wedding Photographers...

Wedding Photographer Danielle Gardner

Danielle Gardner

Schenectady in New York, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
3200 (USD)

Mitch Wojnarowicz

Amsterdam in New York, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
2195 (USD)
Tracey Buyce Wedding Images

Tracey Buyce

Saratoga Springs in New York, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
4500 (USD)

Rachel Philipson

Ithaca in New York, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
1000 (USD)
New Rochelle wedding photography by Kesha Lambert of Westchester County, Upstate New York

Kesha Lambert

New Rochelle in New York, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
3500 (USD)
NY wedding photography by Amelia Beamish

Amelia Beamish

Syracuse in New York, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
1250 (USD)
Wedding Photography by Chris Ware

Chris Ware

Rye Brook in New York, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
2900 (USD)
Rochester wedding photography by Bob Kniley of Upstate New York

Bob Kniley

Lima in New York, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
3300 (USD)
Portrait of Wedding Photographer Jacob Hannah

Jacob Hannah

Lincoln in Vermont, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
5200 (USD)
New England wedding photography by Oliver Parini

Oliver Parini

Burlington in Vermont, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
3200 (USD)
Engagement, Wedding and Elopement Photographer Dennis Crider

Dennis Crider

Loudonville in Ohio, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
3000 (USD)
Wedding and elopement photography by Will Tee - SW Wedding Photo Studio

Will Tee

Taipei City, TW *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
2000 (USD)
Engagement sessions and wedding photography by Alex Gordeev of New England

Alex Gordeev

Randolph in Massachusetts, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
2500 (USD)
Wedding photography and elopements by Meg Brock

Meg Brock

Holland in Pennsylvania, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
3500 (USD)
Wedding photography and engagement portraits by Abby Paul - Eyenoticed Abby & Adam Photo

Abby Paul

Fargo in North Dakota, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
3000 (USD)
Portrait of Wedding Photographer Megan Hannah

Megan Hannah

Lincoln in Vermont, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
5200 (USD)
Portrait of Documentary Wedding Photographer Denis Gostev

Denis Gostev

New York in New York, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
2500 (USD)

Kelly Giardina

Middlesex in New Jersey, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
3995 (USD)
New England engagement and wedding photography by Idena Beach

Idena Beach

Bennington in Vermont, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
4800 (USD)
Engagement, wedding and elopement photography by Yun Li

Yun Li

Setauket in New York, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
2200 (USD)
Portrait of Wedding Photographer David Butler II

David Butler II

Somers in Connecticut, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
2800 (USD)

Geoff Hansen

Tunbridge in Vermont, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
1500 (USD)

Shane Snider

Raleigh in North Carolina, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
2500 (USD)
Elopements and wedding photography by Gihan De Silva

Gihan De Silva

Dalugama, LK *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
2500 (USD)
Portrait of Bill Xie, Wedding Photographer

Bill Xie

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

Edward Dye

New York City in New York, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
3800 (USD)
USA Wedding Photographer Brad Landon Walters

Brad Landon Walters

Greenville in South Carolina, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
6000 (USD)
Wedding and Elopement Photographer - Jason Rhee

Jason Rhee

Northvale in New Jersey, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
2200 (USD)
Studio portrait of John Ryan, wedding photographer of J&J Studios, LLC

John Ryan

Lafayette Hill in Pennsylvania, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
3800 (USD)
BW Studio Portrait of wedding photographer Joey Curry of the USA WPJA

Joey Curry

New Providence in New Jersey, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
2000 (USD)
Weddings by Ryan & Kate for elopements and marriage photography - Portrait of Ryan Howard Sigesmund

Ryan Howard Sigesmund

Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
3000 (USD)
Wedding and Elopement Photographer Rosina DiBello

Rosina DiBello

Deerfield Beach in Florida, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
3500 (USD)
USA engagement and wedding photography by Matei Horvath

Matei Horvath

Woodland Hills in California, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
3900 (USD)
Urban wedding photography by Jenna Salvagin

Jenna Salvagin

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

New York - Upstate Wedding Engagement Photography - Diamond Awards

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

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!

Anjali & Neal

Photo by Edward Dye

Hi Ed, Choosing you as our photographer was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. The level of dedication and precision you exhibits when taking pictures is unparalleled. During our engagement shoot, you were upbeat and excited the whole day, even when we became tired (it's a long day!). You knew the best places to take pictures and exactly how to catch the light to make each shot perfect. As we were walking through Central Park, you would stop us randomly because you were ALWAYS looking for a great picture. You brings a lot of joy to your work, which is inspiring. Leading up to the wedding, You were incredibly professional and always made yourself available, whether for a venue walk-through or just a call to figure out details. We had two days of wedding events and you was so excited to be part of both - you was literally everywhere taking pictures and documenting our wedding weekend, but without us even noticing you being there. You were also full of great ideas for where to stand to get the best view of our venues. You also gives a lot - you doesn't care how long the day takes, you are there the entire time. Our wedding day was incredibly long, but you was happy and energetic all day long - you made our families smile and worked to get the best out of each of our family members. And when we received the pictures, we were blown away. They are all so incredibly beautiful. You really captured the best moments of our day without us looking posed. You took so many great shots, it's hard to choose which ones we want to include in our album. We are so grateful for your amazing services and will highly recommend you for any event. Your energy and sheer passion for your work was evident throughout our wedding. Thank you, Edward!!