I photographed Laura & Paul’s lovely City Hall elopement on a rainy, early summer day. Laura & Paul had traveled from the UK to elope in secret – nobody in their families knew they would be getting married on their trip to New York City. I love elopements that are truly a surprise – there’s something so magical about two people just running away together and having a day that’s just about them and their love. These two could not have been sweeter – and Paul in particular was so delightfully nervous. I just adored them both immediately. After their quick City Hall ceremony, we headed out for portraits, and despite a few sprinkles, the clouds gave us the most gorgeous, diffused light to work with. It was just a spectacular day, and I love the photographs we captured together.

Venue: Manhattan Marriage Bureau  ||  Portrait Locations: Brooklyn Bridge, Lincoln Center, Central Park  ||  Hair & Make-up: Sissi Chan



  1. Mischasone
    Sep 04, 2012

    Wow this Really intensified the excited butterflies in my stomach!

  2. Christy Tyler
    Sep 04, 2012

    Ahhhhhhhh!!!!! LOVE. Love the sneaky shots through the doorways, and the reflection on the water, and the black & white with the storm clouds! Beautiful! Also – I want her dress!

  3. Emilia Jane
    Sep 04, 2012

    So much gorgeousness I can’t even pick favorites. Absolutely beautiful Katie!!!

  4. Kinzie Kangaroo
    Sep 05, 2012

    Oh Katie, I feel like I sound like a broken record, but your photos are just so VIBRANT! There is so much of a story in each and every picture. The light is stunning and … oh, everything is just perfect!