City Hall Wedding Portrait Locations

Wedding Garden sign for an article on City Hall wedding portrait locations

If you are going to tie the knot down at City Hall, the reality is you don’t have a lot of obvious options for portraits in the area. Just walking into the Marriage Bureau office, you’ll notice you are surrounded by construction and scaffolding. While you do have locations such as the Little Wedding Garden, Foley Square, the Brooklyn Bridge, and even Chinatown, which spot is best?  In today’s blog I assess all of your City Hall wedding portrait locations and let you know the pros and cons of each option from a photographer’s perspective.

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How to Get Married at City Hall in Any NYC Borough

Bride and groom portrait for an article on How to Get Married at City Hall in Any NYC Borough

If you are a New Yorker ready to get married and you want to show your love for a particular borough, then today’s blog is for you. Just about everyone is familiar with how to get married at the City Clerk’s Office, a.k.a. the Manhattan Marriage Bureau. But did you also know you can have an official ‘City Hall’ wedding in any of the five New York City boroughs? From where to go, to what to bring with you — here are all the details of how to get married at City Hall in any NYC borough.

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Karen & Terence Tie the Knot: a NYC City Hall Elopement Follow Up Report

Waiting to say vows at a NYC City Hall elopement

Happy Memorial Day, everyone! Thank you to all our service women and men, and I hope everyone is enjoying a great weekend. I am going to go a bit out of order for this week’s blog and skip over my two biggest weddings of the past week to give you a NYC City Hall elopement follow up report with photos from Karen and Terence’s nuptials. I am happy to report that things went much better this go round at City Hall.

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Zoe and Chris’ City Hall Elopement: Changes at the City Clerk’s Office

Bride and groom portraits after a NYC City Hall elopement

The bright sunshine was a wonderful change to Londoners, Zoe and Chris, whom I had the pleasure of photographing at their City Hall elopement on Tuesday morning. I’ve got all the details about their wedding, plus the new changes you can expect at City Hall if you are planning to elope soon.

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Karen & Ted’s City Hall Wedding

Well, this is a first: I got to serve as a witness at a City Hall wedding!  I had the pleasure of photographing Karen & Ted, who finally got married at City Hall after many long distance years together.  Their wedding was lovely, but unfortunately, due to travel entanglements the friend who was supposed to visit with them as their wedding witness could not attend.  So I stepped in and did double duty both clicking away and signing my name on the dotted line.  Seriously, this was one of my most fun moments as a wedding photographer.  Since it was just us three, we decided to go to the Brooklyn Bridge afterwards to take a few shots.  Enjoy the photos!

Getting ready for a City Hall wedding by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Getting ready for a City Hall wedding by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Getting ready for a City Hall wedding by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Getting ready for a City Hall wedding by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Getting ready for a City Hall wedding by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Getting ready for a City Hall wedding by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

 

Getting ready for a City Hall wedding by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Getting ready for a City Hall wedding by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Getting ready for a City Hall wedding by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Ceremony at a City Hall wedding by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Ceremony at a City Hall wedding by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Bride and groom portraits after a City Hall wedding by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Bride and groom portraits after a City Hall wedding by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

 

Bride and groom portraits after a City Hall wedding by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Bride and groom portraits after a City Hall wedding by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Bride and groom portraits after a City Hall wedding by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Bride and groom portraits after a City Hall wedding by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Bride and groom portraits after a City Hall wedding by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Bride and groom portraits on the Brooklyn Bridge by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Bride and groom portraits on the Brooklyn Bridge by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Bride and groom portraits on the Brooklyn Bridge by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams


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