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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New York City - Queens Borough Hall Elopement Photo Story Award

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New York City - Queens Borough Hall Elopement Photographer | With a handful of close friends and family, the young couple were wed in the Queens Borough Hall in New York City.

Signing the official marriage paperwork prior to the ceremony.

Lacey and Junior were wed on a Friday in early spring. Accompanied by their young daughter and a handful of close friends and family, the young couple were wed in the Queens Borough Hall in New York City. The venue was quite a bustling setting, but nonetheless offered plenty of opportunities to capture joyful and intimate photos.

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NYC - Queens Borough Elopement Image | they head down the stairs leading to the Office of the City Clerk

The couple holds hands and the bride lifts the hem of her dress as they head down the stairs leading to the Office of the City Clerk.

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NYC - Queens Elopement Photography | they await their turn in line at the New York City Marriage Bureau

The bride adjusts her groom’s tie as they await their turn in line at the New York City Marriage Bureau.

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Queens, NYC - Elopement Wedding Picture | The bride straightens Junior’s collar

The bride straightens Junior’s collar as the line pauses to give the young couple their moment.

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Queens Borough Hall - NYC Wedding Picture | The bride’s daughter hands a toy lipstick to her grandfather

The bride’s daughter hands a toy lipstick to her grandfather as the family waits for the ceremony to begin.

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New York City Marriage Bureau Wedding Photographer | A friend helps adjust the bride’s lace floor-length gown

A friend helps adjust the bride’s lace floor-length gown among the crowd gathered in the NYC Marriage Bureau.

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Queens Borough Hall Elopement - New York City Wedding Image | The bride searches her tote for a last-minute item

The bride searches her tote for a last-minute item as the couple finds themselves at the front of the line.

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NYC Marriage Bureau Elopement Ceremony Image | The bride and groom beam and giggle at each other

The bride and groom beam and giggle at each other as they clasp hands, as they are announced husband and wife for the first time.

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Queens Borough Hall Gardens Couple Wedding Portrait | The smiling couple strolls through the Queens Borough Hall garden

The smiling couple strolls through the Queens Borough Hall gardens, hand-in-hand, as light rain mists the trees and brick walkways.