NYC elopement packages with photography + officiant services

As an NYC elopement photographer, I've helped many couples, both international and local, elope in New York City. Whether you're envisioning an intimate day for two or a small wedding with 50, my NYC elopement packages include everything you need to get married in New York. (Yes, even in a pandemic.)

Meet Jocelyn, your NYC elopement photographer

California-born and New York-bred, I'm an NYC elopement photographer who's helped hundreds of couples plan a stress-free and completely personalized New York City elopement since 2015.

Let me make it easy for you. Take back your nights and weekends from pulling together vendors, comparing locations, and researching restaurants. My NYC elopement packages include everything you need to get married: photographer, ordained officiant, and wedding planning assistance. Every recommendation will be built on what's important to you, for a completely awesome, no regrets experience.

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"Jocelyn is, hands down, one of the most professional people you will meet. Not only that, but she is warm and engaging as well. At our planning meeting, she gave us great ideas, tips about locations, and answered all our questions with patience and ease. On the day of, she made us feel so special. Her energy was just right for our photoshoot — effortless grace, consideration and easy laughter. She captured our love and made the experience unforgettable. Truly, at least every few years, we shall have to book her for an anniversary shoot! We highly recommend her for anyone looking for an NYC elopement photographer!"


"Words cannot describe how amazing Jocelyn Voo is, and how valuable her service, expertise and knowledge base was for our NYC City Hall wedding. She was responsive to every email or phone call, on the same day, and was flexible with several scheduling and location changes we made before the big day. Most importantly, I cannot say enough about the sneak peek photos we've gotten to see so far — wow! Her eye for the beauty of the surroundings was spot on, and she also somehow managed to capture the emotion and atmosphere of the day. Nothing felt staged or inauthentic. Please, do not hesitate for one moment to hire Jocelyn as your NYC elopement photographer! You won't be disappointed!


"We were keeping an eye on our budget, but photography was top priority and we didn't want to compromise. Jocelyn was really accommodating and gave us plenty of options. She was also very patient with all our questions! As for the wedding itself, she shot the day perfectly. Number one, she captured our happiness and we feel good about ourselves in the pictures. On top of this, she ticked off our dream New York backdrops: from the Ladies Pavilion and Bethesda Terrace in Central Park, to Times Square, and the zebra crossing at Radio City Music Hall. As if this weren't enough, she even Photoshopped the mud I'd got on my dress from our favourite photos, so we'd have several solid 'framers.' An extra thank you for this!"

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NYC Elopement FAQ: Here's the Details

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What NYC elopement packages do you provide?

Whether you call it an “elopement” or a “microwedding,” my NYC elopement packages will work for any small wedding with 50 or fewer guests.

NYC elopement packages start at $2,950. All include NYC elopement photography for multiple hours and locations, and basic wedding planning assistance (including day-of schedule creation, vendor recommendations and permit information), and most also have a registered NYC officiant perform a personalized ceremony. All packages also include a pre-wedding Zoom consultation where we’d discuss logistics and swap ideas to bring your vision to life. After the event, you’ll receive a curated online gallery with your edited hi-resolution images, perfect for sharing with loved ones. Custom-designed wedding albums and fine art prints are available a la carte.

Can we legally elope in NYC if we don’t live in New York?

Yes! Any couple — including visiting internationals and out-of-state visitors — is able to elope in NYC.

We’re eloping because of the pandemic, but we want our friends and family to be able to attend virtually. Are you able to livestream the ceremony?

Definitely, we have a Zoom livestreaming add-on that can be added to any package so all your loved ones can see you get married.

I’m nervous about Covid-related uncertainty. What’s your policy?

I’m am 100% all about you guys having a joyful, safe and stress-free experience. If your wedding is impacted by Covid (including you or your fiance(e) getting sick, state or country borders being closed, or government-mandated shutdown), you can transfer your event to another mutually available date within six months of your original date, penalty-free.

We want to have a NYC City Hall wedding. Do you do that?

Absolutely, click here to see more info on how to have a New York City Hall wedding.

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How do we get a New York City marriage license?

The first thing thing you need to do to elope in NYC is apply for a marriage license. You can obtain a marriage license either online via Project Cupid, or you can go to any open Marriage Bureau in New York. Note that if you are obtaining one in-person from the NYC Marriage Bureau, you will need to first book an appointment. If you are going to a location outside NYC, call the location first to ask about their specific procedures.

Pre-Covid, you could start the application online, then finish in person at one of the New York Marriage Bureau offices (here’s the full step-by-step instructions). It costs $35 (only by credit card, they do not accept cash), you both need some form of valid photo ID like a passport or driver’s license, and you must obtain the license at least 24 hours before getting married. Licenses are valid for 60 days (though during Covid-19, there is no expiration as long as New York has declared a State of Emergency). If you are not a U.S. citizen, you should confirm that NYC wedding licenses are valid in your country — a quick call to your consulate should clear this up.

The Manhattan Marriage Bureau Office is located at 141 Worth St. This is where you can apply for your license. Other boroughs have different locations.

We have a specific New York City elopement idea in mind  — can you make it happen?

A stylish Brooklyn rooftop micro wedding? A winter Central Park wedding with snow falling softly around you? A casual, intimate elopement on the Top of the Rock with unobstructed city views? Perfect, let’s chat; whatever your NYC elopement idea is, my elopement packages will probably work, and I’d love to grab some coffee and hear more. If you’re not local, let’s set up a time to FaceTime or Zoom, and we can discuss.

On second thought, there’s so many options. Can you recommend some elopement locations?

Absolutely, I have tons of New York City elopement venue ideas. Whether you’re looking for a leafy nook with privacy, a location with banging city views, or anything in between, I can definitely make venue recommendations based on your aesthetic. Here’s a few of my favorite NYC elopement locations, all under $100.

How many people can we bring?

Typically 50 or fewer people is the right size for these packages, but reach out for a custom quote!

gay NYC elopement at Brooklyn Bridge ParkIt’s just the two of us. Can you act as our witness?

Absolutely, I’m happy to do so, and have acted as both elopement photographer and witness for many, many couples.

Do you work with registered NYC elopement officiants?

Yes, all the wedding officiants I work with are ordained and registered in New York City. You will have an opportunity to chat with your officiant so they can craft a completely personalized ceremony, and will file all necessary paperwork so your marriage is legal.

Actually, we already have the officiant. Can you still photograph our wedding?

Of course, not a problem. Pricing is reduced for photography-only elopements.

What’s your photography style?

I am a documentary-style NYC elopement photographer, meaning I strive to capture the day naturally as it unfolds. Yes, there will be some more traditional posed portraits, but for the most part it’s more candid and organic; minimal “cheese for the camera”-type shots. Aesthetically, I edit for classic, true-to-life coloring.

Can you recommend any hair and makeup artists? Florists? Acoustic musicians? Vintage taxi cabs?

Yes to all of the above, and more. I’ve worked with many talented local vendors and can make recommendations for everything you need.

Will you photograph our same-sex elopement?

Yes! New York has been legally wedding same-sex couples since 2011 when the Marriage Equality Act was passed. See here for more information on having a same-sex civil ceremony in New York City. I am more than happy to photograph any kind of couple getting married.



Collection I

• 2-7 hours of photography
• NYC officiant performing custom ceremony
• Witness services (if needed)
• Ceremony and portraits at your NYC location(s) of choice
• Wedding planning assistance with location selection and vendor recommendations
• Professional image processing
• Online gallery with hi-res images
• Wedding albums and fine art prints available a la carte

starts at $2,950


Collection II

• 2-7 hours of photography
• Ceremony at Manhattan City Clerk's Office
• Witness services (if needed)
• Portraits at your NYC location(s) of choice
• Wedding planning assistance with location selection and vendor recommendations
• Professional image processing
• Online gallery with hi-res images
• Wedding albums and fine art prints available a la carte

starts at $2,550