Every year, I get a number of couples coming from the U.K. to have their elopement in New York City. And there’s one thing they all share in common, other than their love for the NYC – they’re the most friendly and kind people. Either that, or I’m just one super blessed photographer.

From my first video call with Jane, I knew their elopement was going to be special. It’s not because of all of the wonderful plans and the gorgeous location they chose. It’s because you can just tell when someone’s simply excited to marry the person they truly love. And those are the kinds of weddings that I absolutely love being a part of.

Ceremony Venue: Conservatory Garden, Central Park

Portrait Locations: Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, & Top of the Rock



"Hanel is in a different class when it comes to wedding photography - he is creative, attentive, fun- and the results are a stunning set of iconic photographs. We struck luck finding him and couldn’t have wished for more. "
- Jane H.