The 9 Best Elopement Photographers in Philadelphia

The City of Brotherly Love is a popular place for weddings of all sizes. The architecture, beautiful parks, and accessible outdoors offer a diverse range of settings for your micro wedding. If you need inspiration and guidance when it comes to commemorating the occasion, then leave it up to the professionals! Consider partnering up with one of our favorite Philadelphia elopement photographers for an unforgettable experience.

1. Morgan Taylor Artistry

Morgan Taylor and her partner Tad are a photographer couple whose own love informs their artistry! Philadelphia and New Jersey are where they mostly work, but destination weddings are a regular favorite of theirs to be a part of.

Morgan and Tad use an airy, softly lit style that sings a story of celebration and joy. Pastel colors mesh nicely with soft skin tones, wedding whites, and flowing highlights for a classic elopement flavor. And their natural guided poses ensure your best side is always on display and the day ends with images you will savor for a lifetime.

2. Lizzy of LC Photographic

Lizzy sums up her personal style best in her own words, “I am here for the adventurers, the free-spirits… the ones who feel free to let go, have fun and be crazy!” What is an elopement, if not a wedding meant for folks looking to break free and have fun?

It takes a photographer with precisely the same mindset to capture that kind of experience! From motorcycle trips to forest adventures, there’s no theme Lizzy can’t tell through her photography. Her dedication to weaving play and excitement into her art is a delightful departure from traditional wedding imagery and something we think you’ll love!

3. Alyssa Christine Photography

Alyssa Christine Photography is a collective of Philadelphia elopement photographers that use natural light methods and familiarity with each other’s style to fully tell the story of your unique elopement. Alyssa, Ally, and Sarah’s images show strong consistency, a fully mature style, and a mixture of compositions that cover every aspect of the day.

And to help ease the elopement process they provide advice on everything from vendors to timeline creation so you’re free to be in the moment while they document you at your most spontaneous and carefree.

4. Brittney Raine

Philadelphia elopement photographer Brittney Raine describes herself as an introvert fascinated by emotions. We love that sort of person because they often bring a quiet attentiveness that results in photography with intense emotional impact.

And the images she favors aren’t the posed ones. Instead, Brittney is out for candid moments that arise spontaneously. The crying parents, the gust of wind that creates a reaction—storytelling elements that can go missed in the blur of a wedding day. Her photojournalistic style ensures you can focus on being in the moment rather than stressing over getting the pose just right.

5. Carolyn Jorgensen Photography

Carolyn Jorgensen is a wedding photographer who sought and succeeded at being different from what’s already out there. A few of the publications that have featured her photography include Couple’s Choice in WeddingWire, Pennsylvania Weddings, and The Knot Best of Weddings for 2021.

What first caught our attention is the delightful contrast her images display. The colors are ever so slightly subdued yet she embraces neither deep shadows nor overpowering highlights. Her style is tremendously well balanced and broadly appealing! We also enjoy her monochrome photography; rich in tonality and timeless in character.

6. Janae Rose Photography

Janae Rose Photography is the joint creation of Hugo and Janae, a husband and wife wedding photography duo! They specialize in natural light photography, allowing shadows and highlights to paint pictures that create a strong sense of presence in viewers. While they do work with Philadelphia metro residents they are also avid destination wedding shooters and have worked across the East Coast, Central America, and Europe.

We really enjoy the tight focus on couples their photography often includes. By composing so close and intimately, the emotional impact is greatly heightened. Coupled with the occasional wider environmental portrait to add a setting to the story, no element of your elopement day goes undocumented.

7. Kerry Anne Photography

Kerry’s words on life and her photography philosophy are a beautiful summation of the elopement theme: “Let’s capture your life, exactly the way you so beautifully live it.” Her life, dedicated to passionately living in the moment, makes her a natural fit for the fresh beginnings and adventurous nature of elopement ceremonies.

Her intimate wedding images stand apart thanks to her mixture of guided poses and photojournalistic shooting! Rarely are her couples looking into her lens. Rather, they are engaged with each other, the world, and spontaneously displaying the affection that we respond to in her images.

8. Yana Shellman Photography

New Jersey and Philadelphia elopement photographer Yana Shellman has been recognized by several publications, including WeddingWire and The Knot: Best of Weddings! Small wonder she also makes our cut into the best of what Philly has to offer.

Her years of wedding experience have seen her working with clients in not just PA but NYC, DE, NJ, and even a few destination wedding adventures! We love how she uses a soft, often pastel tone in her work that perfectly meshes with abundant natural light, skin tones, and wedding colors. It gives her work a celebratory atmosphere that you can’t help but smile at.

9. Rebekah Viola

Colorful and carefree photography is what Rebekah Viola creates. Her style fully encapsulates not only artistry but the emotional impact an elopement brings out in us all. Rebekah also uses the environment to stunning effect, adding a setting to the story using expansive environmental portraiture. From an Appalachian elopement to a secluded beach experience, her storytelling, adventurous style is a natural fit for the elopement genre.

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