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WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS ARE OPEN - Many couples don’t want to wait. They are planning to get married in the very near future, eloping, or rushing a small ceremony with their photographer, some close friends, and family but dispensing with or postponing the reception party. 

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Featured Manhattan Wedding Elopement Photographers

Planning for a small marriage ceremony in Manhattan? The best Manhattan wedding and elopement photographers are members of the Wedding Photojournalist Association. Search this site for links to award-winning, documentary-style wedding images, links to venues, and view photographers by region to find info on their rates and packages.

Page Last Updated October 12th, 2020

A wedding image from a NY City Hall elopement event
Elopement and Wedding Photographer: Wenjie Han, New York City - Metro, United States

New York City Hall, SoHo, and DUMBO

The couple shares a laugh together in the moments leading up to their wedding ceremony.

This couple, with their shared love of music, decided that the best way to celebrate their love was a small wedding ceremony at New York City Hall. They commemorated the day with portraits throughout the city, including in the neighborhoods of DUMBO and SoHo.

Elopement and Wedding Photographer: Wenjie Han, New York City - Metro, United States

Marriage Bureau - City Clerk of NYC

This young couple decided to tie the knot in a small, intimate ceremony – so small, in fact, that I served as both photographer and official witness. Getting married at the New York City Marriage Bureau, we captured their sweet, brief moment in time.

Elopement and Wedding Photographer: Wenjie Han, New York City - Metro, United States

Central Park, NYC

New York’s Central Park has some magnificent backdrops for a wedding, and the weather for this small affair in early summer couldn’t have been better. The couple was as alone as you can be in the midst of bustling NYC.

Elopement and Wedding Photographer: Kristy May, Hoboken, United States

Ritz Carlton - New York Central Park

When I first received the inquiry for this wedding, I knew it was special. She wrote, ”I’ve never wanted a wedding, but life took a big turn since we recently found out my dad has stage 4 lung cancer. The important stuff becomes clear so quickly & I realized it’s important to celebrate the good things.” It was special to me because my own father-in-law had stage 4 lung cancer during our wedding. He wasn’t in the best shape then however, he was there. He even...