She is your partner in designing and documenting the most magical day, in your favorite city: 

Kristy May is not just an NYC Elopement Photographer

New York , New York

Want epic skylines, iconic buildings or even birdwatching in Central Park? Kristy helps you plan out the perfect day - whether a quick trip to City Hall, Central Park or a custom full day multi location adventure.

Your custom ELOPEMENT experience in NYC

How we do it

We will discuss your wishes and create the best plan and timeline. With over 300 elopement under our belt, we are a wealth of information and love to use it to help you have the best day.  And should something not go as planned, we can make changes on the fly. 


Except for our City Hall only coverage, we always bring an assistant to ensure things run more smoothly. They can hold gear, coats, or even run last minute errands. We also recommend other vetted partners for flowers, beauty, video and more. In addition, we can also refer you to our travel partners to help with your entire trip.


With 10 years specialization as an NYC elopement photographer, Kristy is a expert in her craft and knows the best locations and how to make changes on the fly. (NYC can throw some curveballs!) Within 24-48 hours, your sneak peeks will be delivered. She can even officiate your wedding for no additional cost.


Kristy completely knows the ins and outs of an NYC City Hall ceremony and the venues nearby for photos. She made the day a smooth and super enjoyable ride that we will never forget!

-Camille and Henning

Your Elopement

+ 2-10 hours coverage for 2-20 guests
+ Custom Wedding Day Timeline with locations 
+ Downloadable Highlights slideshow
+ Hi-res jpegs with print release 
+ One year online print and album ordering and gallery
+ Assistant (non City Hall only weddings)
+ Witnessing by Kristy or complimentary officiating by Kristy
+ Sneak peeks within 24-48 hours
+ Stand to video the ceremony on your phone or referral to our video partners

Starting at $2,400


Please inquire to book or learn more

Other inquiries, please email us at kristy (at) * Required


Event type (Enter only: Wedding, Elopement, Engagement or Other) 

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Typical response time is
24-48 hours.

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What is required to book?
A signed booking proposal which can be done online and a non-refundable retainer payment will secure the day and time of wedding.  

What types of payment to you accept?
US checks or debit cards, bank transfers, credit cards which are paid via an online invoice.  

What do we need to legally marry in NYC?
A marriage license issued no earlier than 24 hours before the ceremony and one witness over 18 years of age. See here for more info.

Can you be the witness?
Yes. Either Kristy or her assistant can. 

Can you recommend hair, make-up, floral vendors etc?
Please see this page for our top suggestions.

Can you officiate?
Yes. Kristy is registered as an officiant with NYC. She can sign your marriage license or do a brief ceremony like the Marriage Bureau. For an example of the ceremony, see this page.

Have more questions? Please inquire.

I love helping to demystify the process of getting married at the Marriage Bureau for my couples. Check out my videos on TikTok.

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Kristy beautifully captured our special day. She was calm, caring and knowledgeable, it felt like a friend was taking our pictures.

-Harry & Cynthia