Sunrise Elopement Photos in Central Park | Christine & Jörk

Bride and groom taking wedding photos at the mall in Central Park. | Early Morning Sunrise Central Park Elopement in New York City.
Bride and groom taking wedding photos at Bethesda Fountain in Central Park. | Early Morning Sunrise Central Park Elopement in New York City.
Bride and groom taking wedding photos at Bethesda Fountain in Central Park. | Early Morning Sunrise Central Park Elopement in New York City.
Bride and groom taking wedding photos at Bethesda Fountain in Central Park. | Early Morning Sunrise Central Park Elopement in New York City.
Bride and groom taking wedding photos with weeping willows in Central Park. | Early Morning Sunrise Central Park Elopement in New York City.
Groom wearing a dark suit and bride wearing a short white wedding dress with a cape in Central Park. | Early Morning Sunrise Central Park Elopement in New York City.
Bride and groom taking wedding photos at Bethesda Terrace in Central Park. | Early Morning Sunrise Central Park Elopement in New York City.
Bride wearing a short white wedding dress with cape in Central Park. | Early Morning Sunrise Central Park Elopement in New York City.
Groom wearing a dark suit in Central Park. | Early Morning Sunrise Central Park Elopement in New York City.
Bride and groom taking wedding photos at Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park. | Early Morning Sunrise Central Park Elopement in New York City.
Bride and groom taking wedding photos at the mall in Central Park. | Early Morning Sunrise Central Park Elopement in New York City.
Bride and groom taking wedding photos at the mall in Central Park. | Early Morning Sunrise Central Park Elopement in New York City.
Bride and groom taking wedding photos at Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park. | Early Morning Sunrise Central Park Elopement in New York City.
Bride and groom taking wedding photos in Central Park. | Early Morning Sunrise Central Park Elopement in New York City.

Christine and Jork came from the West Coast to NYC to have wedding portraits taken before their private elopement at City Hall. They really wanted Central Park, and I suggested sunrise. “Are you up to it?” I asked. “The time difference will make it brutal on you!” but they were game.

Christine got a blowout from DryBar the night before (my suggestion - slept-on blowouts are just as gorgeous with a tiny touch up, and for brides with thicker hair, sometimes they’re even better.) She also opted for a no makeup look, which I loved.

The day was perfect. We started at 6 am in the Park, and practically had it to ourselves. We took photos in the most iconic areas of the Park: Bethesda Terrace and the area by the lake that has the dramatic weeping willows, and the Mall with those American Elm trees I think are so incredibly special.

At the very end of our session, family joined us for a few photos before they all traveled off to get breakfast and get married on their own.

For an affordable option to eloping in NYC, this is a good one. My one-hour elopement collection covers this perfectly, and we were able to spend the entire time getting wedding day portraits.