For over a decade, Kristy May has been an NYC elopement photographer specializing in helping couples realize their New York City wedding dreams. From City Hall and Central Park, to day long explorations of your favorite locations in the city, anything is possible!

Whether you have 2 or 25 guests, eloping or having an intimate wedding in New York City is always a great idea.  By the day of the wedding we will have a plan, but will also be able to make changes as needed. (Say, if a movie decides to film in the location we selected for your ceremony!) An assistant will help carry items and ensure things go as smooth as possible.

As a registered NYC officiant, Kristy can also sign your marriage license or perform a simple ceremony included at no additional fee.. Or she can be your back-up officiant or even a witness if needed.

NYC Elopement PhotograpY

Why Kristy May? 

Since 2006 Kristy has lived and worked in NYC. While she has her favorite spots, she loves to explore new areas and neighborhoods. If she doesn't know the perfect spot, she will do some research and find it.

She knows NYC. 

Things can go wrong, but it shouldn't ruin your day.  By asking questions ahead, Kristy hopes to avoid problems. Her emergency kit is stocked with everything from bandaids to super glue. And her assistant can get anything needed.

She is prepared.

With 9 years specialization in NYC elopements, and  2 decades as a professional photographer, Kristy  is a expert in her craft. Kristy also has a masters degree in photography from The School of Visual Arts.

She is skilled.

how we work

Inquire to see if I am available on your wedding date or if you have any questions. If I am available, I will send you a pricing guide.



While we sometimes nail down specifics during the booking process, often plans need refinement or change. A questionnaire will be sent to gather final info and set a detailed timeline about 4 weeks before the big day. We can also have a video or audio call to discuss.



Within 24-28 hours of your wedding, your sneak peeks will arrive. You can expect to receive the final high resolution images within 4-6 weeks via your gallery. Prints and framed art work can be ordered from your gallery. Make a consultation (in person or online) to start an album order.



The team will arrive early at our meeting place and be ready when you arrive. If weather or other challenges occur, we will respond to ensure your day is as stress free as possible. We bring an emergency kit with everything from bandaids to super glue!

Wedding Day


A formal booking proposal is sent on request detailing everything that is included in your collection and payment schedule. A signed contract and retainer will reserve your wedding date. 




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 or credit cards.

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.

Other inquiries please email us at kristy (at)


Thank You!

Typical response times are 24-48 hours.
If inquiring after 12pm on a Friday, messages will be returned Monday morning. 

- Anne & Michael -

They were so efficient, and captured AMAZING shots, but I never felt that I was being taken away from the main action/fun of the day, which was exactly what we wanted!

"Kristy and her team were absolutely spectacular to work with. "

- camille & henning -

 She was super professional, fantastic photos, and a joy to spend time with on such a spectacular day - sweet, easygoing, and thoughtful. She made the day a smooth and super enjoyable ride that we will never forget!

"We had the best elopement ever thanks to Kristy May!"

- Alyssa & Jeff -

We felt comfortable instantly and all the photos reflect my fiancé and I so perfectly. We would recommend Kristy to anyone! We honestly stare at the photos everyday because we are still in disbelief by how beautiful they came out. She’s a rockstar! 

"We were blown away by the entire experience!" 

- Caroline, Mother of the Bride-

It was so wonderful to have you at the wedding and the pictures were truly fantastic. You have such a talent for capturing the feeling of the event- you record the details and moments that make it all come alive again every time we review the pictures! 

"It is seeing those details and moments at the time that sets you apart."