I met Klaudia and Heran just a week before they decided on their City Hall elopement wedding. It was a short notice but right from the start we felt like we want to work with each other. Firstly because Kaludia besides loving my photos insisted on having polish wedding photographer.
Secondly all three of us had a common view on how the photos should look like. I also suggested them different locations for their elopement session photos. As we agreed on them I knew it would be fun! Short after that we met in Clerk’s office Marriage Bureau for the ceremony.
Manhattan Clerk’s Office Wedding
If you have not been a guest of the Manhattan office, the first visit might leave a little impact on you – it surely did on me. 🙂 It does look like an office. You take a number, you sit down and wait until one of the clerks will press your number. All of it in a large hallway with at least few other couples getting married the same day. With all fairness – I was very nicely surprise that wait was not long and if you are lucky enough you are able to get married the same day but you need to come in early morning. People who work there are very nice and helpful. It is an additional bonus.
My lovely couple didn’t wait long before they could transfer to the marriage ceremony area. Before that I was able to capture some candid images of two of them waiting as well as some portraits. I must say that large windows are very nice a source of light. Large hallway might be also a good spot to take photos. Once we entered the ceremony room everything went very fast. I’m experience not longer than five minutes. I was freely walking around taking photos. Watching two of them putting the rings on each others fingers through the lense is always something special for me.