Same-Sex Nuptials at New York City Hall

New York City Hall wedding
Same-sex city hall wedding
Same-sex City Hall wedding in New York City
Husband and husband rings on a crystal necklace

Quick But Meaningful

In case you couldn’t tell from all of these fabulous photos, Andy and Peter are a “one of a kind” pair. The two are very goofy and wanted to ensure their wedding photos reflected that. Although our session was short, we had such an incredible day together! Andy and Peter got married at New York City Hall and eloped so they could celebrate for a year straight after the wedding. They actually used their wedding photos to make their wedding announcement. It was a huge surprise to all of their different groups of friends!

Groom and groom about to get married at city hall in New York City
Rainbow pride pin
Rainbow pride pin
Groom and groom saying "I do!"
Husband and man exchanging rings
Husband and husband first kiss
Two men enjoying their wedding day

Both of their parents travelled from different states to be there for the big day. Andy and Peter made sure that we spent much of our time showcasing their supportive families! Peter’s mom brought the beautiful little rainbow pins, which they all wore on their outfits with pride. Each of their parents was beaming with love and adoration.

It wasn’t until July 24, 2011 that same-sex marriage was legally recognized in the U.S. state of New York. This law didn’t extend to all fifty states until 2015 through various state and federal court rulings, state legislation, and direct popular votes. Needless to say, this was a big day for all of the people involved!

Husband and husband with their families, gay pride
Parents taking photos at City Hall wedding
Groom and groom leaving city hall wedding, just married, gay pride, same sex wedding

After their nuptials at city hall, we hopped across the street to grab a classic New York City breakfast – bagels with cream cheese in downtown Manhattan and Tribeca! Once everyone was satiated, it was time to make our way to the Brooklyn Bridge. Being able to go from location to location in the city is so much fun as a photographer. You really get to showcase the couple in different lights! 

Husband and husband enjoying bagels after their city hall elopement
Family celebrating their sons marriage, same sex
Husband and husband on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City
Brooklyn Bridge
Husband and husband walking across the Brooklyn Bridge after their city hall wedding
Two men embracing after their marriage, same sex wedding