New York City Elopement Packages
Elopement photography collections in New York City begin at 750.
Since 2011, New York City elopements have made up the bulk of my career. To date, I've photographed well over a hundred of them, making me a leading expert in this unique way of getting married. I know what time of day and what time of year to find the prettiest light in the city, the best hotels and bars for whatever mood you happen to be in, and have a collection of amazing secret locations to host your ceremony, including gritty rooftops, hidden alcoves of Central Park, ivy-covered brownstone, and cobblestone streets in NYC dating back to the 1700's. My list of vendors include people that give my couples exclusive discounts, and I can even make reservations at top restaurants for you if you'd like. I am also always happy to arrange other things for you to do in New York City, and can even guide you through the process of legally getting married.
Should you need a legal witness for your wedding, I'm able to serve in this capacity (no extra charge!) My name is already on dozens of marriage certificates from all corners of the globe.
Style and Philosophy
"High end, low key." That's my motto for elopements (borrowed from the best cocktail bar in Manhattan). To this end, Marlow elopements are photographed in the same style as larger, traditional weddings: starting at your hotel room with getting ready photos, followed by the ceremony, and portraits afterward. Most clients choose an elopement package that includes a small art book album to share with friends and family.
I'm commissioned by couples from all corners of the globe who want an incredible New York City elopement experience, appreciate attention to detail, and want to come away mix of candid photojournalism photos and classic portraits.
The way I see it, your tiny wedding deserves nothing less.
Planning your Elopement
It's not hard. (I promise.)
Over all my years of specializing in elopement photography, I've gathered an incredible collection of makeup artists, hairstyles, bouquet makers, officiants, hotels, and a ton of other secrets that will make your elopement completely amazing.
I've also been known to make a reservation or two.
If a planner is more your speed, I have one to refer you to who will be there if you want help for a few things, or someone to plan part of your trip, or if you just want to answer a few questions, show up at your hotel with your wedding clothes, and have an incredible New York elopement experience laid out for you.
"Flash drives make shitty heirlooms."
My elopement albums are in the style of a fine art book, and are a great addition to your elopement package. They're available in several different colours, and with a few upgrade options I'll walk you through.
Your parents, grandparents, or friends are welcome to purchase one on your behalf, and can order albums for themselves, too.
All elopement albums ship gratis from my Brooklyn studio to anywhere in the world.
You're also invited to swap into to one of the two bound wedding albums that I offer to clients having full-size weddings. They're larger, have thick pages, and have leather and vegan leather options, too. I recommend this for eloping couples who want a more traditional wedding album.
Regarding horse-drawn carriages in Central Park
Due to the less-than-stellar conditions the horses are kept in, and the fact busy Manhattan streets and horses don’t mix, I (along with many other New Yorkers) believe they should be banned. Until they are, I decline taking photos of couples in or by these carriages; supporting this practice with my art is something I can’t do.
You should jump in a pedicab instead. The guys who drive them are fun, and the seats are tiny and perfect for snuggling.