Manhattan - Brooklyn - Queens - Bronx - Staten Island
Hello There... If you found this page, it means you are looking for a wedding photographer specifically for a ceremony in City Hall (or just a wedding photographer in general). Well, you are in luck. I consider myself a fashion photographer that also shoots weddings. Because of my fashion photography background, the wedding images, though a lot are candid shots, are captured with emphasis on shooting the right angles, so the subjects are always looking their best. CLICK TO ENLARGEKali Artistry City Hall wedding in NYC. Angles, Colors, Contrast, and Editing Quality is where my focus lies. Note that Editing Quality is only applicable if the client did not choose the "same-day delivery" package.
I'm located in Manhattan, New York; whether it be the traditional courthouse or City Hall ceremony, I travel for weddings.
The vibrant city of New York is historically known for its rich culture, fashion, and architecture, and capturing moments of you enjoying yourselves in that paradise is what I do.
Is it safe to hire an NYC City Hall wedding photographer randomly on your wedding day? Check out the NY Times article Need a Wedding Photographer? Try the City Clerk's Office
What are the Marriage Bureau locations in NYC?
Manhattan: 141 Worth St, New York, NY 10007
Brooklyn: 210 Joralemon St # 205, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Bronx: 851 Grand Concourse, The Bronx, NY 10451
Queens: 12055 Queens Blvd #7, Jamaica, NY 11424
Staten Island: 10 Richmond Terrace #311, Staten Island, NY 10301
How much will it cost to get married?
Marriage License $35
City Clerk's Ceremony Fee $25
*NOTE - No cash is accepted on site
What documents do I need?
The couple (both parties present)
Witness (18 years old or older with government-issued ID)
Marriage license (Get this at least 24 hours in advance)
Ceremony fee [$25] payable by credit/debit card or money order (No Cash)
*NOTE - Your photographer can be your witness.
If you googled "NYC City Hall Wedding Photographer," it likely means that you were doing a spur of the moment Elopement and did not plan for such things as flowers or bouquets. I suggest you continue reading :)
Can you bring flowers?
City Hall Store Store inside the NYC marriage bureau sells fake flowers and wedding accessories and souvenirs wedding bouquetVendor outside the NYC marriage bureau sells flowers and wedding bouquets Wedding ringsVendor outside the NYC marriage bureau sells wedding rings/bands Yes, you can bring flowers. If you weren't able to take flowers with you, artificial flowers could be purchased at the souvenir shop and a variety of other wedding-related accessories on site. There is also a vendor by the gate the sells real flowers and affordable wedding bands. (see images)
Security: Is it safe?
It's safe to say that the City Clerk's office is safe as it is also amongst other courts and government agencies. In addition to it being in an area with a strong police presence, the marriage bureau also has metal detectors at the entrance.
How long does it take to complete the Elopement?
As you may imagine, the time it takes to complete the process can be unpredictable. I've seen it get done in as little as 20 mins and has long as two hours long. The actual wedding ceremony lasts only 2 to 5 mins. Everything else is waiting for your turn. Plan accordingly.
Will there be photo opportunities?
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Yes! You will have photo opportunities. There is a lit photo studio section where couples take turns to have their pictures taken. Some couples have photos taken by professionals while others by friends and family. Images can also be taken in the hallway while couples await their numbers to be called for their ceremony. Picture taking is also allowed during the ceremony. Outside the Marriage Bureau also has suitable locations that reflect the hustle and bustle of the NYC lifestyle just outside the building. It is a great photo opportunity location for visitors.
So let me welcome you to comb through my images... and feel free to contact me with your questions. I'll be happy to answer them to the best of my ability. If you think I am the wedding photographer that is good for you... Contact me today!
Oh Yeah, My Name is Kali McCarthy :) and it would be my absolute pleasure to be your NYC City Hall Wedding Photographer.