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Connecticut Elopement Photographers

These Connecticut elopement photographers have the professional resources and the experience you need to kick off your wedding adventure. Connecticut is the perfect place to elope if you’re looking for charming towns, picturesque landscapes, and intimate wedding venues. From exploring woodlands and rivers together to mountains and ocean views, Connecticut has a little bit of everything for every couple who decides to plan their wedding adventure there.

Check out their portfolios and contact them directly through the links below. Whether you’re planning an intimate city wedding in Hartford, New Haven, or Bridgeport or an adventure elopement at Hammonasset Beach, Southford Falls, or Sleeping Giant State Park, these talented Connecticut wedding photographers are ready to capture your big day.

The following photographers are based in Connecticut state or work in Connecticut state full-time.

Hiring a Connecticut Wedding Photographer for Your Elopement

Connecticut is not only perfect for couples who want a “just us” wedding experience, but it’s also a great option for couples planning a micro wedding. Even though we are an elopement blog, a lot of our featured vendors also provide services for intimate weddings that involve the couple’s closest friends and family. We have even seen couples plan a wedding ceremony at a small wedding venue in Connecticut and then explore a national park together after the ceremony. If you are planning an elopement with a photographer who is based in Connecticut, then you should account for travel expenses in your elopement budget if you’re thinking about eloping at one of Connecticut’s state parks.

Q&A For Your Connecticut Elopement Regarding Photographers

We put together some of the top questions we get from couples just like you when they are planning their elopement.

How Much Does a Connecticut Elopement Photographer Cost?

The cost of a photographer in Connecticut will vary, depending on what you want and what they offer in their photography packages. In Connecticut, you’ll find photographers charging from $2,000- $8,000 for elopement coverage. What makes up the total cost? The main determining factor to the price is how many hours the photographer will be working with you both and where your location in Connecticut is. The more you want to cover, the higher the price.

Here are some examples:

  • Commitment ceremony photos at a local farm and portraits after the ceremony – $2,000
  • Elopement ceremony with loved ones at Chatfield Hollow State Park and portraits at 2 additional locations near the ceremony – $4,500
  • Elopement ceremony in People’s State Forest with portraits after at multiple locations all day, with additional portraits the following day at a separate location. – $8,000

Keep in mind these are estimates and every photographer has their prices set.

Why are Elopement Photographers so Expensive?

Elopement photographers tend to offer more services built into their packages when compared to traditional wedding photographers in Connecticut. While they still provide photography coverage, they’ll also offer services in the planning realm of your elopement in terms of being prepared, scheduling, and more. Remember to ask, “What’s included in your Connecticut elopement package?”

Here are some items to go over during your meeting besides how long they are going to be with you taking photos:

  • Timeline planning
  • Permit and leave no trace guidance
  • Travel expenses
  • Location scouting
  • Set up and take down assistance for decorations
  • Officiant and witness protocol
  • Multi-day elopement adventure
  • Inclusive packages with all vendors you’ll need
  • Guidance for travel and accommodations
  • Wedding albums

Keep in mind that not all photographers will include everything in this list in their packages. Some of them might offer different tier options and some photographers may just offer traditional photo coverage.

Do I Need More Than a Photographer for My Connecticut Elopement?

This depends on what YOU want on your wedding day. You can keep your elopement simple and just hire an elopement photographer, or you can outsource other needs to other vendor types. It all depends on what your wedding day vision is. We have had couples hire just a photographer and DIY everything else, and we have also seen couples hire the full “wedding vendor team” despite them just planning a “just us” elopement. 

Explore our elopement directory to team up with a vendor in a different category OR ask your designated Connecticut photographer who they recommend.

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