Are you planning a short-notice, small wedding or elopement?

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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Marriage Bureau - City Clerk of NYC Elopement Photo Story Award

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Marriage Bureau - City Clerk of NYC Elopement Picture Story | This young couple decided to tie the knot in a small, intimate ceremony

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.

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Marriage Bureau at the City Clerk of NYC - Elopement Pictures | The bride and groom make last minute clothing adjustments

The bride and groom make last minute clothing adjustments as they wait their turn in the NYC marriage bureau lobby.

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The City Clerk of NYC Marriage Bureau - Elopement Photography | Fingers laced together, the young couple walks together

Fingers laced together, the young couple walks together through the marriage bureau halls to their ceremony.

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City Clerk at NYC Marriage Bureau - Elopement Couple Image | Another young couple beside them kisses as they also wait their turn

Bride and groom share a last quiet moment before their names are called city hall. Another young couple beside them kisses as they also wait their turn.

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City Clerk at New York City - Bride Elopement Photo | The bride walks into the ceremony chambers

The bride walks into the ceremony chambers, her lace veil swept back delicately over her shoulders. 

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New York City Clerk - Elopement Wedding Image Detail | The groom signs the newlywed couple’s marriage license

The groom lowers a pen to sign the newlywed couple’s marriage license.

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New York City - Clerk Elopement Ceremony Photography |

The bride beams at her new husband, clasping his hands, as their officiant performs the marriage ceremony.

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NYC - City Clerk Elopement Couple Portrait | The vibrant whites and blues of the young couple’s wedding colors

The vibrant whites and blues of the young couple’s wedding colors contrasts against the weathered exterior of New York’s city hall.

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NYC Wedding Elopement Couple - Urban Street Image | The bride and groom are rushing off into the busy New York streets

Now a married couple, the pair hail a taxi before rushing off into the busy New York streets.