Jim + Jerry | Gay NYC Elopement Photography

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Jim and Jerry own a bed-and-breakfast down south, and they eloped up to New York City to get married for their 30th anniversary. We met just after sunrise on the Highline, which is the absolute best time to go. It's not yet covered in people, and we were able to get some fantastic shots without other folks popping up constantly in the background. The surrounding area - West Chelsea in particular, which is one of the three neighborhoods in Manhattan that the Highline runs through - has fantastic cobblestone streets and tiny restaurants that were just opening up for the day. It always reminds me a little bit of Paris or other European cities, and I had wanted to bring an eloping couple there for a really long time. It was fitting for these two; they set off on a European tour for their honeymoon shortly after.

After an hour of photos, we traveled via taxi down to City Hall where they were among first in line to exchange vows that day. I'm going to recommend this method to anyone looking to tie the knot at City Hall; they were in and out so quickly! After their marriage bureau ceremony we took the subway uptown and headed into Central Park where we took some wedding photos among the summer greenery and blooms.

Congratulations Jim and Jerry; it was so great to be part of your day.