Chris + Zoh | City Hall Elopement Photographer

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Chris and Zoh traveled all the way from Australia to elope in New York City at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau. We took photos of their ceremony and a handful portraits afterward in the area surrounding City Hall. It's always kind of a bummer when it rains on someone's wedding day*, but the large black golf umbrellas made for the sweetest possible wedding photos in uncharacteristically soggy Manhattan.

Zoh was first to reach out to me via email and shared that, as creative in advertising, she had a specific vision of their wedding photos: they wanted shots that weren't very "posey", photos that captured genuine moments and emotion, and a "sense of movement". This is exactly the kind of wedding photos I set out to create with every couple, which let me know we would work well together. We took minimal photos of them posing specifically, and I found most of the shots of them walking around were my favorites. I also snuck a few shots in of them looking adoringly at each other. (The photo of Chris clutching his new wife's bouquet was totally off the cuff; I turned to speak to him as we were walking and realized how cute it was!)

A quick note about Zoh's shoes for the heels-wearing ladies: Zoh choose heels close in color to her skin tone which visually lengthened her legs. It's a trick you can steal if you feel you're on the shorter side and are worried about "looking stumpy". (This 5'4 photographer knows how it is.)

Congratulations, Chris and Zoh!

*If you also immediately started singing Alanis Morissette after reading that sentence, we should totally be friends.