Virginia Wedding Photographers

Virginia Wedding Photographers

Find Virginia photographers serving: Norfolk, Chesapeake, Richmond, Hampton, Roanoke, Portsmouth, Arlington, Williamsburg, Luray, and Leesburg

Virginia Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

NO STOPPING LOVE - In recent months, many of our wedding photographers have communicated their desire to accommodate couples who don’t want to wait to be married and are quickly moving forward with smaller ceremonies.

By planning a simple Virginia 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, Virginia documentary wedding photographers available right now who understand that some weddings and elopements can’t wait. Find yours today!

Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

Virginia Photographers for Large or Small Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Virginia 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, 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.

33 Virginia Wedding Photographers...

Kenneth Clapp, USA Creative Wedding Photography

Kenneth Clapp

Baltimore in Maryland, US *Now booking Virginia weddings.
3000 (USD)
Wedding photography by Michael Freas

Michael Freas

Asheville in North Carolina, US *Now booking Virginia weddings.
3800 (USD)

Ken Pak

Washington DC in District Of Columbia, US *Now booking Virginia weddings.
3900 (USD)
New England wedding and elopement photography by Christine Hochkeppel
3675 (USD)
Song Johns wedding and elopement photography of Blooming Dreams Photo

Song Johns

Charlotte in North Carolina, US *Now booking Virginia weddings.
2900 (USD)
Wedding, engagement and elopement photography by Natasha Lamalle
5700 (USD)
Navarre wedding photography by Matt Kolf in Spain

Matt Kolf

Washington DC in District Of Columbia, US *Now booking Virginia weddings.
3000 (USD)

Neil Thurston

Nags Head in North Carolina, US *Now booking Virginia weddings.
500/hour (USD)
Baltimore engagement wedding and elopement photography by Breanna Shaw

Breanna Shaw

Reisterstown in Maryland, US *Now booking Virginia weddings.
3850 (USD)
Wedding Images by Kathleen Ricker of Love and Adventure Photography
5000 (USD)
Colleen Stepanian - Documentary Wedding Photography

Colleen Stepanian

Philadelphia in Pennsylvania, US *Now booking Virginia weddings.
4800 (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 Virginia weddings.
4450 (USD)

Shane Snider

Raleigh in North Carolina, US *Now booking Virginia weddings.
2500 (USD)

Mary Kate McKenna

Frederick in Maryland, US *Now booking Virginia weddings.
2500 (USD)

Ryan Rayburn

Bethesda in Maryland, US *Now booking Virginia weddings.
2200 (USD)

Dan Harris

Jacksonville in Florida, US *Now booking Virginia weddings.
300/hour (USD)
USA wedding photography by Lacey Butler

Lacey Butler

Cary in North Carolina, US *Now booking Virginia weddings.
2000 (USD)
BW wedding and elopement photography by Brian Mullins

Brian Mullins

Apex in North Carolina, US *Now booking Virginia weddings.
3499 (USD)
Lifestyle portrait of wedding photographer Tom Waldenberg

Tom Waldenberg

Raleigh in North Carolina, US *Now booking Virginia weddings.
2400 (USD)

Map of Wedding Photojournalists Serving Virginia Couples

Virginia Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

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

The bride and groom happily opened their gifts together at The Westin Washington Dulles, VA, USA, excited as they opened each gift bag
The bridesmaids gracefully glided up the wet stone steps, each carrying a clear bubble umbrella, on the way to the Airlie VA wedding
The bride, holding her bouquet in Washington VA, straightened the bowtie of the little ring bearer
The bride glowed radiantly as she gracefully walked down the aisle, bathed in the warm sunlight
At Keswick Vineyards in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA, the Bride's Godmother placed her hand on the Bride's mother's shoulder during the ceremony in a sign of support and love
In Alexandria, VA, the couple are sitting on the rocks next to the Potomac River at sunset
An Alexandria, VA sunset portrait for a couple embracing at the boat docks on the Potomac River
In Alexandria, VA, an engaged couple in an alley in Old Town with brick walls and roads

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can couples find Virginia photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for Virginia 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: Who are the best Virginia wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top Virginia 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 top-ranked Virginia wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the Virginia 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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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND Virginia WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Corley & Don

Photo by Neil Thurston

Hi Neil and Lisa, Don and I are beyond thrilled with our pictures! The quality, detail, and beauty of the pictures is just so obvious. Aside from all those things, we love that you captured the sequence of events in a photojournalistic fashion. I've gotten comments from many of my friends/family that these are the best pictures they have ever seen, and of course we are just so proud that they are our pictures. I also have to chuckle a little because you guys were such an organized but chill vendor and as a project manager myself, I know how much preparation you both did behind the scenes to make that work. We couldn't be any happier and if you ever need a reference - email, phone, whatever - please do not hesitate to call.

Wedding image from Celebrations At the Reservoir, Richmond, Virginia, USA

Anna & Justin

Photo by Xiaoqi Li

Xiaoqi: We wanted to thank you for your exceptional service especially how challenging 2020 turned out to be. Your small trinkets (the unexpected cookies!) made getting married a delightful process. We were on the fence about having a wedding and now that we have done it, we are so glad we made the choice to proceed. You were an enormous part of our pleasant, beautiful, amazing experience. Thank you. Love, Anna & Justin

Laura & Bryan

Photo by Heather Hughes Ostermaier

Hi Heather! Thank you!! We are so excited to see the pictures. Thanks you so much for being a part of our day and capturing all our special moments. We will treasure these forever. Feel free to share any photos you'd like. Thank you again so much! I hope that one day our paths might cross again. Until then, I wish you and your family all the best!