It’s always so fun to photograph couples you get along with on a million different levels. That’s how we felt photographing Michael and Tina’s Central Park micro-wedding. We made fast friends with these fantastic humans during their Wagner Cove elopement. As NYC wedding photographers, we absolutely adore this romantic location to get married in the city.
We started at the Park Lane Hotel, right across the street from the park itself. As Tina got ready in her hotel room, Michael awaited her on the street. It took everything in her not to peek out the window and see her room waiting below. While Tina solidified a few final details, Michael was preparing for the exciting day ahead.
Tina finally came down onto the street to greet Michael. The moment was set up to take place right outside Central Park. It was the perfect spot to kick off their New York wedding day. We started super early in the morning to make sure we got to all the best locations. It was time to set out on our New York elopement photography adventure!
We took these two over to Times Square for some iconic New York City wedding photos. Although you may not think to take pictures in Times Square, it’s a great start on your elopement photography journey.
Just make sure you go in the morning if you can! It gets very crowded during the day and evening. But when you’re there in the morning, it can be an extraordinary backdrop for iconic NYC wedding photos.
Our next stop for NYC wedding photos was Bryant Park. It’s also a super fun location for wedding photos in the morning. Like Times Square, it does get pretty crowded. But if you’re just planning to take intimate elopement photos in Bryant Park, this is a great spot to stop. Our crew then headed over to the New York public library.
We love photographing wedding and elopement photos outside this iconic piece of New York history. Architecturally, the spot goes so beautifully with wedding outfits. We love seeing Marion couples take pictures at this beautiful location in Manhattan.
Jumping in a quick Uber, the four of us made our way up to Central Park for the elopement. Walking through the park was magical as people congratulated our couples throughout the morning. Stopping at Literary Walk and Bethesda Fountain, we knocked out more iconic New York City wedding photo locations on the way.
These two then tied the knot at Wagner Cove. It was a super cute ceremony, officiated by Weddings by Larissa. She is a fantastic New York City wedding officiant. Reciting intimate wedding vows, we loved hearing what this couple had to say. With many laughs and tears shared, this wedding ceremony was one to remember.
If you plan to have a Wagner Cove elopement, make sure to get there early. There are plenty of couples who want to tie the knot at this spot. Right near Bethesda Terrace and Ladies Pavilion, this spot is tucked away so you can have an intimate wedding ceremony with some privacy.
Tons of places are available to take engagement photos and get married in Central Park. Though this is a popular spot, take into consideration some other beautiful places in Central Park. Make sure to get a permit if you’re planning to get married in the park. That will save you from any potential issues that may arise.
After the Wagner Cove elopement ceremony, we traveled over to Brooklyn. Michael and Tina wanted some iconic Brooklyn Bridge wedding photos. Although we typically only do these at sunrise, we gave the bridge a shot that day.
Not ascending too far into the bridge, we managed to avoid most of the bike traffic we would typically encounter at that time of day. We made sure everyone was safe and got on and off the bridge quickly.
Our group then made its way down to Washington Street. We have no idea why, but for the only time we’ve ever seen, Washington Street was empty. It was bizarre! This spot gets super popular during the day. We counted our lucky stars and made our way to the waterfront in Dumbo.
Reaching that iconic New York City skyline, we took our last photos of this couple in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Brooklyn Bridge Park is one of the best spots for Wedding Photos in New York City. We loved capturing this iconic NYC elopement and also seeing all the other weddings taking place that day. It turned out, this sunny Saturday in October was the perfect day to elope in Brooklyn.
After all was said and done, we ended up grabbing some ice cream with Michael and Tina. Ample Hills creamery on the ferry dock in Dumbo is a great spot to grab yourself an elopement treat. While calling their friends and family, they enjoyed their ice cream on the pier.
We love capturing this very involved elopement photography day in New York City. Michael and Tina had an incredible and private elopement. Getting married like this allowed them to dedicate the majority of the day to taking photos.
We got to visit so many beautiful locations for wedding photography in Manhattan and Brooklyn. It was such an honor to capture their day together as they tied the knot.
We can also provide you wedding photography locations in New York City that make sense for your schedule. Depending on where you plan to get married, we can let you know where the best and most accessible locations are. Let us know your plans for your NYC wedding day.
Some couples who have similar schedules also include family and friends on the guest list. Keep in mind that you will have to factor in the group photo taking time. Plus, if they are traveling with you to multiple locations, be sure to remember their travel accommodations as well.
For Michael and Tina, things were simple because it was just the two of them for their Wagner Cove elopement. You can also use your engagement session to take photos in certain locations, so you don’t feel like you’re missing out on them on your wedding day. It’s up to you how you want to design your wedding day structure, and where you want the focus to be.
If you’re thinking about getting married in New York, let us know! We would love to capture your special wedding day, whether it’s an intimate micro-wedding or a larger celebration. If you plan to take photos in multiple locations as these two, make sure to budget enough time for the locations.
Overall, this took about four hours. We hit many stops, so make sure that you budget the appropriate amount of time for photo taking and travel. As wedding photographers in New York City, we’re down for celebrations all kinds and all sizes.
Let us know when you start planning so we can help you map out the best possible day for your Central Park elopement. We’ll take tons of pretty pictures throughout the city, or keep it simple and just use the best wedding photo locations in Central Park.
Feb 19, 2021