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NYC Elopement Photographer | Burcu and Christian

When it comes to elopement destinations, New York City is one of the best. From the iconic skyline and stunning architecture to the Central Park views and bustling streets, there’s no shortage of backdrops for an unforgettable day. As an NYC elopement photographer, I’m incredibly excited when couples tie the knot in this fantastic city during the wintertime. The unique beauty of a New York City elopement in the wintertime cannot compare to other cities when choosing a location for your elopement.

Why New York City?

NYC is the perfect destination for winter elopement. With its world-renowned landmarks, exciting atmosphere, and endless photo opportunities, it’s easy to see why Burcu and Christian chose New York City for their elopement. From the iconic views of the top of the rock of Rockefeller Center to the hustle and bustle of Grand Central Station, choosing me as their NYC elopement photographer, I captured some beautiful shots that reflect the vibrant energy of the city. The couple also ventured to the Flatiron District and Dumbo Brooklyn, two popular spots for NYC wedding photographers to take stunning shots. So no matter your idea of a dream winter wedding, you can find it in New York City!

How to Prepare For a Winter Elopement in New York City

When planning a NYC Elopement in the wintertime, there are some key factors to consider. As an experienced NYC wedding photographer, I will be able to give you lots of advice, but here are some key points to help you prepare. 

  • Weather: The weather in NYC can vary widely in the winter months. Make sure to have suitable clothing for your elopement, and be prepared with a warm coat and shoes in case you need to cover up or protect your feet between photos.
  • Location: Choose a spot that is meaningful to you or with a breathtaking backdrop. NYC is full of iconic sites, so take the time to research which areas you like and talk to your New York City elopement photographer about possible options. 
  • Documentation: When eloping, ensure you have all your documentation ready to get your marriage license from the city clerk. You will also want to research the specific requirements for eloping in NYC to get everything sorted in advance.

An NYC winter elopement can be a magical experience with proper preparation and research. Take the time to think through what kind of celebration you want and ensure you have all the necessary paperwork. With all this taken care of, you can enjoy your special day easily!

What to Expect When Eloping in New York City

When booking a New York City Elopement, you can expect a few hours of us adventuring around the city together, just as if you were spending a day together on a date. The only difference is that this date starts with an intimate winter wedding ceremony and a few legal formalities. During your New York City Elopement, I will capture all of the day’s special moments. From the private moment when you both say “I do” to the outdoor adventures throughout the city that follow. In addition, we will document your experience through timeless photos so you can remember your NYC Elopement for years to come.

Tips and Tricks When Planning an Elopement

When planning your New York City elopement, I suggest hiring your photographer first. As a New York City elopement photographer, I know all the top places to get an elopement, from NYC City Hall to Central Park. I recommend the perfect location, depending on your style and budget. After booking your date, we can discuss different locations around the ceremony area that would be beautiful backdrops for your wedding photos. 

I have been an NYC wedding photographer for over ten years, so I understand all the logistics involved in planning a successful elopement. From the right time of day to the best photo angles, I am here to help you ensure your special day is as magical and stress-free as possible. 

Finally, while planning your NYC elopement, keep in mind the changing seasons. Make sure you plan accordingly with the season to make sure you can capture the most beautiful photos in ideal conditions. There are many beautiful options for your NYC elopement, from winter snows to summer blooms.

Meet Bethany

Photographer, mother, educator, inspired by impromptu dance parties, good light, and you.

As an award-winning female photographer, I specialize in capturing moments of joy and love through timeless imagery and storytelling. With an eye for detail and a passion for creating magical memories, I'm dedicated to providing luxury and unique experiences to my couples.

My first memories are of my grandfather's camera - I have a deep-rooted curiosity and love for photography that has carried me through life and a decade into a career I am proud of. Everyone has a unique story to tell and deserves to be celebrated.

I take the time to design my shoots based on your unique love story, creating a photographic style and direction just for you. Whether it be to celebrate your engagement, wedding, or documenting your love journey, I will create memories that perfectly reflect your love in a way that is only yours.