Sarah and Andrew’s elopement will always hold a special place in my heart. It’s the elopement that changed the way I view intimate weddings. 

See, the thing is that I’ve always loved small, intimate weddings and elopements. But just as all couples are unique, so is each wedding – and theirs was the most emotional, loving, and tender one I’ve been a part of. I’m sure you’ll feel the emotion when viewing the photos below.

Sarah and Andrew came to New York from Michigan to get married at Ace Hotel in midtown. It was just the two of them, so I even got to be their witness! I guess that’s one more reason why they’ll always be so special to me.

Ceremony Venue: Ace Hotel New York  |  Makeup & Hair: Glam Squad

Portrait Locations: Grand Central Terminal & Bryant Park  |  Cake: Empire Cake



"Best. Photographer. Ever! My now husband and I flew to New York for an intimate elopement this February and Hanel was so helpful with everything! From his quick responses via email and text to his suggestions on photography locations. I am blown away by the quality of pictures we got back. Thank you so much for making us feel like movie stars and for spending your Tuesday with us <3" - Sarah Z.