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Harrisburg Micro Wedding Photographer | Harrisburg Elopement Photographer

Are you searching for a Harrisburg Micro Wedding Photographer? Or a Harrisburg Elopement Photographer? Wait! You don't know the difference? Is there a difference? We've got you! Keep reading to find out the difference!

Bride in pink dress looking at groom leaning on tree
Susie & Mike had a micro second wedding

“Elopement is a term that is used in reference to a marriage which is conducted in a sudden and secretive fashion, usually involving a hurried flight away from one's place of residence together with one's beloved with the intention of getting married without parental approval” -Wikipedia

So, are you running away from your parents? Ok, so let’s bring this to 2022’s terms. How about any small, inexpensive wedding even if your parents know! We picture an elopement as a small wedding that you have somewhere other than your home. At least that’s what Jodi, photographer at AFH Media, thinks it is.

A micro wedding is an intimate affair, typically with no more than 50 guests. They still feature time-honored traditions that make a wedding but on a much smaller scale.

Family wedding pictures in Harrisburg
Susie & Mike's wedding with their children

Planning a wedding is a HUGE undertaking for someone. Many brides that choose one of these options are ones that have been down this road before. If you’ve already had a wedding that was big and expensive, you may not want to go through all of that again. You’ve learned what’s important to you and your fiancé and it may not be thousands of dollars in flowers, cake and food. If it’s the people around you and the I Do’s that are most important to you, one of these options may be the best option for you.

3 differences in an elopement and a micro wedding:

1-An elopement allows for the smallest guest list. Most times, it’s just the couple and 1-3 of their most favorite people.

2-There’s very little personalization. If you don’t want to take on all of the planning and details, opt for an elopement.

3- It’s great for even the smallest of budgets. Your biggest cost could be the cost of the marriage license.


Micro wedding guests on the porch
All of Mike & Susie's guests to their reception on the porch of the Harrisburg Historical Society

AFH Media offers photography and videography for both micro weddings and elopements. Both are an opportunity to capture special moments that really made your wedding special. We love to capture Harrisburg micro weddings in photo or video. No wedding is too small. You know what matters to you on your wedding day and what matters to you, matters to us.


No matter how small (or big) you wedding is, PLEASE hire a photographer. You will want to have these memories captured for you so you can enjoy them for years to come. We know that our 10 hour package isn’t the right fit for all couples. A smaller wedding means a smaller shot list, so talk to us about creating a custom package for your wedding or videography needs.

So which is right for you? An Elopement? A micro wedding? Or a full scale wedding? Let us know in the comments which you may lean to (even if you’re not planning a wedding currently)!






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