New York - Upstate Wedding Photographers

New York - Upstate Wedding Photographers

Our New York - Upstate photographers also provide documentary-style coverage in: Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany, Schenectady, Hudson Valley

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

Intimate Wedding Photography in New York - Upstate - Capturing the Joy of Small Celebrations - Discover the best New York - Upstate photographers specializing in intimate marriages. Couples are embracing the trend of smaller, more meaningful celebrations. Let our talented photographers capture the joy and intimacy of your wedding day.

By planning a simple New York - Upstate elopement, couples are able to stay present in the moment and fully absorb the impact of their wedding day. Given the fact that many couples feel more natural and at ease in intimate settings, it's no surprise that some of the most breathtaking wedding images come from elopements.

The WPJA has an abundance of top-ranked, New York - Upstate documentary wedding photographers available right now who understand that some weddings and elopements can’t wait. Find yours today!

Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

New York - Upstate Photographers for Large or Small 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 small, justice of the peace, 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.

46 New York - Upstate Wedding Photographers...

Mitch Wojnarowicz is an experienced NY documentary wedding photographer with two decades of past work as a full-time news photographer. He is recognized across major publications and news industry groups for his creative yet meaningful photography.

Mitch Wojnarowicz

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

Tracey Buyce is a traveling wedding photographer who believes in providing a visual family legacy. Through her work, she aims to capture the emotions and relationships between couples and their loved ones.

Tracey Buyce

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

Rachel Philipson is a renowned New York wedding photographer with over 25 years of experience. A graduate of Montserrat College of Art with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography, she has honed her talent to capturing timeless images that tell the story of the wedding day.

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 is a New Rochelle wedding photographer based in New York. Kesha brings a unique Jamerican perspective to the table. She is a mom to three boys, works alongside her incredibly charismatic husband and is also a Fordham Law School graduate and lawyer admitted to...

Kesha Lambert

New Rochelle in New York, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
3500 (USD)
Hudson Valley Wedding Photography by Kimberly Coccagnia of Upstate New York

Kimberly Coccagnia is an Internationally known Hudson Valley-based wedding photographer. She has been featured in the New York Times, New York Magazine, TLC's 'Say Yes to the Dress' and other popular publications.

Kimberly Coccagnia

Beacon in New York, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
7000 (USD)
NY wedding photography by Amelia Beamish

Amelia Beamish is a renowned artistic photographer specializing in documentary wedding coverage. She founded her photography business in 2010 after completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Photography and the Digital Image from FIT in New York, NY. Her extraordinary...

Amelia Beamish

Syracuse in New York, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
1250 (USD)
Creative portrait of: Hayley Anne Photography LLC

Hayley Anne is an Ithaca, NY-based wedding photographer with over 10 years of experience and hundreds of weddings photographed worldwide, from Hawaii to Europe. Her unique style combines an artistic documentary flair with a deep appreciation for the beauty of nature.

Hayley Anne

Ithaca in New York, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
1000 (USD)
Studio portrait of New England wedding photographer Blake Thomas

Blake Thomas is a NY-based and New England wedding photographer with a background in firefighting. He also has a talent for making delicious BBQ ribs and loves backpacking through mountains. Additionally, Blake has a passion for aviation and enjoys taking pictures of...

Blake Thomas

Saratoga Springs in New York, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
3200 (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, a New England wedding photographer based in Vermont. Influenced by a background in photojournalism. Expert in capturing real emotion, candid moments, unique personality & energy of the special day. Bachelors in Photojournalism from Rochester Institute of...

Jacob Hannah

Lincoln in Vermont, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
6500 (USD)
Studio portrait of wedding photographer Tanushree Vaidya

Tanushree Vaidya is a traveling destination wedding photographer with experiences across 14 countries, combining previous skills in commerce, hair artistry, portrait photography, and graphic design.

Tanushree Vaidya

Hayward in California, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
3500 (USD)
Engagement, Wedding and Elopement Photographer Dennis Crider

Dennis Crider is a Northern United States-based wedding photographer offering documentary-style photos with tailored touches to showcase your personality and style. He will work hard to capture the best non-fake, unscripted and organic moments of your special day.

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 is the co-founder of SW Photo Studio and is a passionate wedding photographer. He has experienced many different cultures across the world. These unique experiences have shaped him as an open-minded person, integrating his creative photography with the lessons life...

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 is a renowned East Coast wedding photographer, experienced in New England and across the United States. He excels in making his clients feel comfortable while capturing heartfelt memories they will cherish forever.

Alex Gordeev

Boston in Massachusetts, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
3500 (USD)
Engagement, Wedding and Elopement Photographer for New England, Andy Madea

Andy Madea, a New England wedding photographer, brings his love for adventure and the outdoors to his work. With a background in exploring mountains and fishing in the coastal waters of Maine and New Hampshire, he now calls the Mad River Valley of Vermont home, where he...

Andy Madea

Waitsfield in Vermont, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
6400 (USD)
Wedding and engagement portraits by Michelle Arlotta

Wedding photographer Michelle Arlotta brings 20 years of experience, creativity, and analytical skills. She is a "wedding ninja" who captures raw emotion and delivers beautiful, comprehensive results with a bit of humor. Over 400 weddings photographed and 700...

Michelle Arlotta

Milford in New Jersey, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
3650 (USD)
Engagements, Weddings and Elopement Photographer Lucy Schultz

Lucy Schultz, a wedding photographer specializing in elopements, brings a fun and comfortable atmosphere to her shoots, allowing clients to be their authentic selves. With experience since 2013, Lucy is a professional with a knack for capturing memorable moments.

Lucy Schultz

Lakewood in Colorado, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
4900 (USD)
Navarre wedding photography by Matt Kolf in Spain

Matt Kolf is an international wedding photographer. Originally from Washington D.C., he was inspired to pursue art history and photography through the likes of Velaquez, Rembrandt, and Norman Rockwell. Specifically, Kolf specializes in Catholic weddings in Spain and on the...

Matt Kolf

Washington DC in District Of Columbia, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
3000 (USD)
Portrait of Wedding and Elopement Photographer Megan Hannah

Megan Hannah, a New England, USA wedding photographer, lives in Vermont with her husband, two cats, and backyard chickens. Since 2012, she has captured over 100 weddings, working alongside her husband in a documentary-style approach.

Megan Hannah

Lincoln in Vermont, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
6500 (USD)
Boston wedding and elopement photography by Kayla Rice of the Massachusetts FPJA

Kayla Rice is a New England wedding photographer who began her career in professional photography at Syracuse University. With a background in photojournalism, she specializes in wedding and family lifestyle photojournalism.

Kayla Rice

West Roxbury in Massachusetts, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
3800 (USD)
Rustbelt Mayberry Wedding Photographer, Erin Ninehouser

Erin Ninehouser is an Eastern USA-based wedding photographer with more than two decades of experience. She captures emotion-filled moments and emphasizes documentary photography in her work. Through her passion for community and non-profit work, she has photographed...

Erin Ninehouser

Ambridge in Pennsylvania, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
3600 (USD)
Canada wedding and elopement photographer Esther Gibbons

Esther Gibbons is a traveling wedding photographer specializing in capturing real moments and natural portraits. With a down-to-earth approach and impeccable timing, she puts couples at ease and tells their unique love stories. Since 2009, she has photographed weddings of...

Esther Gibbons

Montreal in Quebec, CA *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
2800 (CAD)
New England wedding photography by Oliver Parini

Oliver Parini is a New England wedding photographer with over a decade of experience, also specializing in editorial and commercial photography for top publications such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Boston Globe. When not capturing special moments,...

Oliver Parini

Burlington in Vermont, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
4000 (USD)
Wedding and Elopement Photographer Rosina DiBello

Rosina DiBello is a destination wedding photographer who has been shooting weddings for over 20 years. With the help of mentors and her natural creativity, Rosina has developed a unique style of capturing reality with a sense of humor, making her a sought after photographer.

Rosina DiBello

Deerfield Beach in Florida, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
3500 (USD)
Studio portrait of John Ryan, wedding photographer of J&J Studios, LLC

John Ryan, owner of J&J Studios in Philadelphia, has been capturing breathtaking weddings worldwide since 2011 and offering photography, video, aerial, and live streaming services.

John Ryan

Lafayette Hill in Pennsylvania, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
3800 (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)
Urban wedding photography by Jenna Salvagin

Jenna Salvagin is a professional wedding and destination photographer based in the Hudson Valley and New York City. Jenna graduated from School of Visual Arts with a BFA in Photography in 2011, and has worked as a studio photographer, intern photographer at Brooklyn Museum...

Jenna Salvagin

Warwick in New York, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
2000 (USD)
New England engagement and wedding photography by Idena Beach

Idena Beach

Bennington in Vermont, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
6700 (USD)
Portrait of Wedding Photographer David Butler II

New England wedding photographer David Butler II has specialized in documentary style wedding photography for over a decade. His esteemed portfolio includes portraiture, news and sports photography, and his work has been featured in outlets such as Sports Illustrated, ESPN...

David Butler II

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

Geoff Hansen, a New England based wedding photographer since 1994, has been documenting life since age 13 in South Dakota and holds journalism credentials from the University of Minnesota. His passion for photojournalism creates candid and timeless wedding images.

Geoff Hansen

Tunbridge in Vermont, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
1500 (USD)
Portrait of Bill Tse, Wedding Photographer

Having shot weddings in the NY and New England area for over 20 years, Bill Tse is renowned for his exceptional blend of photojournalistic and traditional styles. He is a highly experienced, award-winning photographer who graduated from the New York Institute of Photography...

Bill Tse

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

Edward Dye has 12 years of professional photography experience, including a background in photojournalism, Edward has the skills to capture the best memories without disturbing the moments.

Edward Dye

New York City in New York, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
4500 (USD)
Portrait of Ewerton Decastro, a wedding photographer of Decastro Photo Studio

Ewerton Decastro, a documentary wedding photographer from New England USA, specializes in creating beautiful and timeless images. With formal training from the prestigious New England School of Photography, he brings a unique blend of artistic flair and technical expertise...

Ewerton Decastro

Marstons Mills in Massachusetts, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
4000 (USD)
Studio portrait of wedding photographer Sierra Dawn

Sierra Dawn is a USA-based traveling wedding photographer. Her passion and knowledge is passed down from her father's 20+ years in the profession.

Sierra Dawn

Los Angeles in California, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
5500 (USD)
Lifestyle portrait of traveling wedding photojournalist Stephan Maloman

Stephan Maloman is an acclaimed wedding photographer and founder of Maloman Studios. With over two decades of experience, Stephan is a master at capturing intimate and emotional moments. His work has been recognized by prestigious photography organizations and can be found...

Stephan Maloman

Dreieich in Hessen, DE *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
2900 (EUR)
BW Studio Portrait of wedding photographer Joey Curry of the USA WPJA

At 13, Joey Curry dreamed of animating but was better at taking photographs. Fascinated by his mother's camera, he developed an addiction to photography. His travels provided influence for his unique style. When he met his wife, she encouraged him to apply his style to...

Joey Curry

New Providence in New Jersey, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
2000 (USD)
Cameron Martinez Adventure Wedding Images - CM Photography Studio

Cameron Martinez is a proud husband, father and storyteller, bringing his musical background and passion for photography together in his destination wedding and engagement photography.

Cameron Martinez

Greeley in Colorado, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
2999 (USD)
Weddings by Ryan & Kate for elopements and marriage photography - Portrait of Ryan Howard Sigesmund

Ryan Howard Sig is a commercial and editorial photographer specializing in weddings. With a background in multimedia arts and a passion for photography developed while traveling in Europe, Ryan has been capturing beautiful moments since 2004.

Ryan Howard Sigesmund

Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
3000 (USD)
Wedding Photographer Brad Resnick

Brad Resnick is an East Coast-based wedding photographer. With 8+ years in the wedding industry and prior experience in theater, he knows how to capture meaningful moments with a unique and natural approach.

Brad Resnick

Denville in New Jersey, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
2900 (USD)
Wedding and Elopement Photographer - Jason Rhee

Jason Rhee, 20-year documentary wedding photographer: School of Visual Arts grad in late '90s; captures couple's essence during photoshoot by encouraging lighthearted atmosphere.

Jason Rhee

Northvale in New Jersey, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
2200 (USD)
Wedding Images by Sabrina Guyton-Wright of SGW Photography

Sabrina Guyton-Wright is an experienced wedding photographer, offering services in the tri-state area. With an extensive background in photography, she provides outstanding photography and experiences.

Sabrina Guyton-Wright

Philadelphia in Pennsylvania, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
3800 (USD)
Portrait of Kimberly Kunda Wedding Photographer

Kimberly Kunda is an Eastern USA wedding photographer, with a photography background that started with her parents. Growing up, she was taught that passion and desire are the secrets to success. The results have been hundreds of articles and prints that she has poured her...

Kimberly Kunda

Morrisville in Pennsylvania, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
3000 (USD)
BW Studio Portrait of Wedding Photographer Anderson Marques - United States WPJA

Anderson Marques

Marlborough in Massachusetts, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
1490 (USD)
Veronika Simonova, Wedding Photography

Veronika Simonova is a skilled destination wedding photographer with 3 Masters degrees from Sciences Pô Strasbourg. She provides creative solutions and captures unique images for clients across the world.

Veronika Simonova

Barr in Bas-Rhin (67) , FR *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
250/hour (EUR)
Studio portrait of Jeff Lundstrom, a Fine Art Wedding Photographer

Jeff Lundstrom is an experienced documentary wedding photographer from CT. He is passionate about creating art amidst chaos and has the necessary education of 35 years playing sports, a corporate career, and photography. He loves living in Litchfield and exploring its...

Jeff Lundstrom

Newtown in Connecticut, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
3000 (USD)
Matthew Cavanaugh, New England Wedding Photojournalist

Matthew Cavanaugh is a New England-based freelance photographer with a strong background in capturing wedding moments. He is a veteran White House photographer who has covered historic events, including the election and inauguration of President Obama. His work has been...

Matthew Cavanaugh

Greenfield in Massachusetts, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
3500 (USD)

2 more photographers available for your wedding...

999 US Dollar

PA Documentary Wedding Photos | Editorial, Corporate, News, Fashion: William Thomas Cain

Jamison in Pennsylvania, United States


William Thomas Cain is a professional photojournalist whose body of work spans from editorial to commercial in his 35 years of experience. He accredits his diverse background...

Map of Wedding Photojournalists Serving New York - Upstate Couples

New York - Upstate Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

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

A couple express their love for each other by sharing a tender moment, wrapped in each other's arms, while resting together in a hammock amidst the beautiful Grateful Woods of Kerhonkson, New York
A couple in front of a vibrant, hand-painted bus in the scenic Grateful Woods of Kerhonkson, New York, captured in a creative engagement wedding photography session
In their wedding portrait, the brides exude pure bliss as they lovingly embrace in the serene setting of Grateful Woods near Garvan's Gastropub, set against the breathtaking lily pond in New Paltz, NY's beautiful Hudson Valley
At Garvan's Gastropub in New Paltz, New York, the bride's mother was joyfully lifted up in the traditional Horah during the Hudson Valley wedding celebration
The couple posed for their save-the-date wedding announcement photo in a wooded area in New York, US, strolling along a dirt path beneath the trees
The engaged couple shared a quiet session together at the Waccabuc Country Club, which they had both grown up at, relaxing in two chairs on the boat dock by the lake
From the Barn at Lord Howe Valley in Ticonderoga, NY, an image of a little boy waits for the ceremony to begin, watching from the barn
Documentary style photography from a New York wedding at The Barn at Lord Howe Valley of Ticonderoga created as The couple dances to their first dance
Fun Lake George engagement announcement picture outside from when the couple are jumping off the dock into the water
She said yes, post marriage proposal picture session in Upstate New York on a wooden walking bridge with a view
An after the wedding proposal engagement picture session in Upstate New York at the top of the mountain
Best Hudson Valley documentary wedding photography from the Feast at Round Hill showing the Bride putting on shoes

Frequently Asked Questions

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: Where can I find a photographer for a short-notice, small New York - Upstate 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 New York - Upstate wedding day by.
Q: How can couples find top-ranked New York - Upstate wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the New York - Upstate 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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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.

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!

Lauren & Mike

Photo by Esther Gibbons

Mike and I finally got through all the pictures last night, and I can tell you that we had such a good time going over all of the happy moments (we had quite a few big laughs as well!). You did a fantastic job and we really cannot thank you enough. We were truly thrilled with the results and couldn't have asked for better people with whom to share our day.