We are a professional photographer and experienced registered marriage officiant in New York. Together, we have helped hundreds of couples celebrate their spontaneous elopement, classic intimate wedding, or fun guerrilla-style ceremony. Judie has married 900+ couples, and Liam has photographed 250+ of them. As married co-workers who choose a tiny wedding ourselves, we specialize in "sweet and simple" services for all loving couples. We are especially delighted to reside within a State that finally supports Marriage Equality.
Getting married legally involves obtaining a license and celebrating with a marriage ceremony, whether it be five or thirty minutes long. If you need a public record (most do) and plan to marry in New York, you must secure a marriage license in advance somewhere in New York. The process, which is fairly easy, is the same for locals and non-residents who plan a NYC destination wedding. For details, visit a NY Clerk's office near you. A vow renewal does not require a license.
Since we focus on smaller weddings, our honorarium is indeed more affordable than most other wedding vendors.
Our full package ($300 retainer; $1200 balance) is perfect for those who plan a small wedding or want to really take photos everywhere in NYC. It includes a standard ceremony, the license filing, as well as photography for up to four and a half hours. About 21-35 days later, you will receive a link to an online gallery of 150-220 downloadable, high resolution images. If you want coverage of "getting ready," the ceremony, family and couple portraits, and/or part of the reception, this might be the right package for you.
Our standard package ($250 retainer; $750 balance) is ideal for those looking for more of a planned intimate wedding or an elopement. It includes a standard ceremony with the option of personal vows, the filing of your license, as well as photography for up to two and a half hours. About 21-35 days after your special day, you will receive a link to an online gallery with approximately 80-120 downloadable, high resolution images.
If you are eloping, having a little extra time is ideal to visit two or three spots for photos (i.e. hotel and park or cool urban spot and waterfront). For couples planning a destination wedding, taking photos in different spaces helps elevate the images to both wedding photos and record-keepers of their travels. Local couples, too, benefit, as they can visit spots special to them, ranging from the site of their engagement or first date to favorite cafes and parks they use regularly.
Some popular wedding ceremony locations for tiny gatherings include Central Park, City Hall Park, the Brooklyn Bridge, Fort Tryon Park, Bryant Park/the New York Public Library, Grand Central, Riverside Park, Battery Park, Booklyn Bridge Park, Carl Schurz Park, Astoria Park, the High Line, Prospect Park, a formal or community garden, a restaurant, a Unitarian chapel, or even a Hotel suite.