Vermont Wedding Photographers

Vermont Wedding Photographers

Our Vermont photographers also provide documentary-style coverage in: Burlington, Rutland, Brattleboro, Stratton, Killington, Stowe, New England

Vermont Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

Intimate Wedding Photography in Vermont - Capturing the Joy of Small Celebrations - Discover the best Vermont 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 Vermont 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, Vermont documentary wedding photographers available right now who understand that some weddings and elopements can’t wait. Find yours today!

Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

Vermont Photographers for Large or Small Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Vermont 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 justice of the peace, city hall, courthouse, 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.

22 Vermont Wedding Photographers...

Portrait of Wedding and Elopement Photographer Megan Hannah

Megan Hannah, a New England wedding photographer, lives in Vermont with her husband, two cats, and backyard chickens. Since 2012, she has been capturing the heartfelt moments of love with a camera, using a documentary approach to storytelling.

6500 (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...

8000 (USD)
Portrait of Wedding Photographer Jacob Hannah

Jacob Hannah, a Vermont-based wedding photographer, takes a documentary approach to his work. Influenced by storytelling and visual narratives, he captures authentic moments that tell a unique and compelling story.

6500 (USD)
New England wedding photography by Oliver Parini

With over a decade of experience as a New England wedding photojournalist, Oliver Parini has an eye for capturing authentic and spontaneous moments that truly tell the story of each couple's wedding day.

4000 (USD)
New England engagement and wedding photography by Idena Beach

In her artistic pursuits, Idena Beach takes a journalistic approach, combining it with her creative vision to capture the authentic human experience. Through her photography, she aims to memorialize the essence of existence, not just visually, but also emotionally.

6700 (USD)
Portrait of Wedding Photographer Sarah Priestap

Sarah Priestap, a visual storyteller and photographer based in New England, USA, approaches her work in a journalistic style. With a degree in Photojournalism from Rochester Institute of Technology and years of experience alongside her partner, Sarah expertly captures...

3500 (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.

1500 (USD)
New England wedding photojournalism and lifestyle portraits by Joanna Banks-Morgan

Joanna Banks-Morgan is a highly skilled wedding photographer based in Vermont, with a background in journalism and film. She studied Journalism, Film, and Television at Cardiff University in Wales, and gained experience working at Westcountry Television and HTV Wales...

6450 (USD)
Lifestye portrait of Boston wedding photographer Channing Johnson, of the Massachusetts WPJA

Channing Johnson is a wedding photographer based in Boston, MA, with a photojournalism degree from a prestigious journalism school. His work has been featured in TIME Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and U.S. News and World Report. With over 350 weddings captured, he...

Channing Johnson

Melrose in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Vermont weddings.
4300 (USD)
Canada wedding and elopement photographer Esther Gibbons

Esther Gibbons is a visual storyteller who specializes in capturing real moments in a journalistic style. With her down-to-earth approach and impeccable timing, she puts couples at ease and tells their unique love stories through her photography.

Esther Gibbons

Montreal in Quebec, CA *Now booking Vermont weddings.
3600 (CAD)
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 Vermont weddings.
3800 (USD)
Ben Schaefer Engagement and Wedding Images

Ben Schaefer is a New England-based photographer who excels in wedding photojournalism, candid portraiture, and rock climbing. He shoots the wedding day with care and attention to detail using a Leica camera system.

Ben Schaefer

Arlington in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Vermont weddings.
4800 (USD)
Engagement sessions and wedding photography by Alex Gordias 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 Gordias

Boston in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Vermont weddings.
3500 (USD)
Portrait of Wedding Photographer Alex Paul

Taking a documentary approach to his storytelling, Alex Paul, a visual artist, documents life with a camera as a New England-based professional wedding photographer with over 250 destination weddings under his belt.

Alex Paul

Boston in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Vermont weddings.
4500 (USD)
New England wedding and elopement photography by Christine Hochkeppel

Based in New England, Christine Hochkeppel is an experienced wedding photographer with a decade of experience shooting weddings and has worked for various publications such as the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Cape Cod Times, and the Boston Globe.

3675 (USD)
Portrait of Corey Butler, a documentary wedding photographer

Corey Butler is a New England-based wedding photographer driven by nostalgia and his studies of photojournalism. He strives to authentically capture moments for couples, and to preserve them by looking back and saying 'this is how things actually happened.'

Corey Butler

South Portland in Maine, US *Now booking Vermont weddings.
450/hour (USD)
I AM SARAH V Photography - Wedding and Couple Engagement Images

With a documentary approach to photography, Sarah V. Martinez skillfully employs visual storytelling techniques to capture the essence and emotion of weddings, influenced by her diverse life experiences.

Sarah V. Martinez

Dover in New Hampshire, US *Now booking Vermont weddings.
5899 (USD)
Lifestyle portrait of Wedding Photojournalist Siri Jones

Siri Jones, a seasoned wedding photographer based in Midcoast Maine, skillfully captures emotional moments. Inspired by diverse experiences, she freezes memories with a unique perspective. Specializing in documentary photography, Siri beautifully documents celebrations in...

Siri Jones

Camden in Maine, US *Now booking Vermont weddings.
4700 (USD)
Portsmouth Wedding Photography and Elopements by Eric McCallister, of New Hampshire

Eric McCallister, a New Hampshire wedding photographer, started his career documenting rock climbers. Obsessed with capturing emotions, he transitioned to wedding photography. With over 400 weddings since 2008, he creates images that convey the spectrum of emotions on...

Eric McCallister

Somersworth in New Hampshire, US *Now booking Vermont weddings.
3400 (USD)

Mark Bolton, an award-winning photojournalist with 32 years of experience, brings his newspaper background to every wedding. His goal is to document the real visual story, going beyond traditional shots, and capturing candid moments naturally. His work spans national...

Mark Bolton

Rochester in New Hampshire, US *Now booking Vermont weddings.
2500 (USD)
Studio portrait of New England wedding photographer Blake Thomas

A talented wedding photojournalist and former firefighter, Blake Thomas captures the most heartfelt moments of couples' special days. When he's not behind the camera, he can be found perfecting his mouth-watering BBQ ribs or exploring majestic mountain ranges.

Blake Thomas

Saratoga Springs in New York, US *Now booking Vermont weddings.
3200 (USD)
Matthew Cavanaugh, New England Wedding Photojournalist

Celebrated for his authentic storytelling approach, Matthew Cavanaugh is a documentary wedding photographer hailing from New England. Drawing from his experience as a White House photographer, he has skillfully captured significant events such as President Obama's...

Matthew Cavanaugh

Greenfield in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Vermont weddings.
3500 (USD)

Map of Wedding Photojournalists Serving Vermont Couples

Vermont Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

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

At The Equinox Resort in Manchester, VT, the award-winning WPJA photographer captures the intimate moment of the happy newlyweds, standing with their loved ones watching on, during their first dance.
At Top Notch Resort in Stowe, Vermont, the groom steals the spotlight, showcasing his moves on the dancefloor during the lively reception, adding joy and energy to the celebration.
A romantic wedding photo captured at the Barn at Smugglers Notch in Vermont, where a couple gazes at fireworks during their reception against a beautiful dark blue dusk sky.
A heartwarming wedding scene at a Private Residence in Pomfret, Vermont, where the groom tenderly embraces his father, who also served as the officiant, under the radiant sunshine in a beautiful outdoor setting.
A bride joyfully breaks the glass during a Jewish ceremony in Sterling Ridge, Vermont, creating a meaningful and festive moment captured beautifully by the wedding photographer.
Bridesmaids, groomsmen, bride, and groom having fun playing a game of flip cup at Sugarbush Resort in Vermont before the reception.
Groom surrounded by his groomsmen, sharing a light-hearted moment while getting ready at Lareau Farm Inn in Waitsfield, VT.
This award-winning portrait showcases the modern beauty of a couple walking near a tranquil pond at New Haven's Tourterelle Inn, with the stunning Adirondack Mountains as a backdrop.
A modern wedding portrait captured at Tourterelle Inn in New Haven, Vermont. The award-winning image showcases the couple's playful and contemporary love, with the sunset blasting behind them as he playfully wraps his arms around her from behind.
A wedding photographer captures an award-winning image of a couple at the Tourterelle Inn in New Haven, Vermont. The photo showcases the couple on a green lawn, with a creative champagne spray as they are beautifully backlit by photographer light.
An award-winning image captured by a creative wedding photographer showcases the bride's elegant bouquet through the window of a vintage truck, during her journey from the ceremony to the reception at a private residence in Vermont.
Bride flaunts her stylish custom Jordan shoes amidst the backdrop of Sterling Ridge Resort in Vermont, captured by the award-winning artistic wedding day photographer.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can couples find reviews of Vermont 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 Vermont wedding photographers for their own wedding.
Q: Who are the best Vermont wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top Vermont 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: Can a wedding photojournalist create artistic portraits on my Vermont wedding day?
A: While wedding photojournalists strive to capture candid moments on the wedding day, our photographers also are skilled artists who can compose powerful portraits. If you have a specific vision of what types of images you want from your wedding day, look at the top-ranked Vermont wedding photographers who have earned Artistic Guild awards for portrait and detail images.
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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND Vermont WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Bride and groom kissing at their rooftop garden wedding ceremony in Montreal, Quebec - Santropol Roulant

Amy & Chris

Photo by Esther Gibbons

I just teared up watching this. The slideshow is perfect. The song, the mood... it’s all perfect. Thank you so much for everything. We adore the photo albums and all the wonderful photos. It means so much to us, and you’ll help us cherish those memories forever. Thanks again for everything. Yer the best! A gem, truly.

Wedding picture of the bride on her way via a trolley to the Westin Portland Harborview Hotel in Portland, ME

Samantha + Ryan

Photo by Corey Butler

Corey, We can't thank you enough for the amazing work that you did at our wedding. You told a beautiful story through your photos and caught such special moments for us to cherish forever! Thank you for bringing humor, fun, and organization to the day! You were extremely professional, kind, and joyful. Everyone at the wedding party commented on how easy you were to work with, and you truly made our clay smooth, calm, and memorable. The best decision we made was hiring you! Wishing you and your family all the best! Love, Samantha + Ryan

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.