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August 3: CITY HALL CEREMONY


City Hall is not all that picturesque, but the rooms will undoubtedly light up with the love you two have for each other. We will photograph the signing of your marriage license, moments waiting on the couches, & the moment you two say "I do" to forever.

august 3: STREET STYLE


I will give you two prompts that help you feel comfortable in front of the camera, as well as play off your natural energy together to capture moments that are authentically you. We will take untraditional wedding photos & candid photos of joy that you will want to make your phone lock screen. We can dance in the middle of the streets, take some direct flash photos in the subway, & stop on different street corners for classic New York imagery.

august 5:COCKTAIL HOUR + MINGLING


Mingling photos are the bread & butter of our work. When I cull through the thousands of photos my associates & I take during a wedding day, some of my biggest smiles come from seeing those in between moments we captured. Whether it is a hug, laughter, a cheers between two people, or anything else that unfolds, I am here for every moment that would have gone unnoticed if it were not for our cameras.


From every moment, planned or unplanned, we will be there to capture a documentarian like, perspective, so that when you two look through your finished gallery it truly feels like you are reliving the day all over again.


Also, you better believe I will be on the lookout to ensure your glass stays full. Whenever I see it running low, I'll be walking right over to the bartender to grab Celestina a variation of the bees knees & William a bourbon old fashioned & deliver them straight to your hands.

august 5: eating + PARTY TIME


What better way to celebrate than in the company of those closest to you over a good meal?! Food is at the center of so much community, & beautiful moments of laughter occur when sharing in a good meal. Whether it is just that, laughter, or spontaneous toasts that are given, we will be right there capturing all the candid memories that take place.


What is an elopement celebration if not the party of a lifetime?! After those slow dances are had, & your toasts are made, we will be getting on that dance floor with you all to celebrate the life you two are starting together. From your friend from college who is dougie-ing like nobody's business, to your sibling who is busting out their best moves, as your photographer, I will have my most comfortable shoes on, so I can stay on my feet all evening & not miss a single moment.

Below are some more film photos from previous weddings, elopements, & sessions.

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Digital + Film Photo Investment for the full City Hall & Restaurant Celebration: $4,200.


The Carissa Joy Photo treatment is one that takes a real look at who you are as a couple, & documents your wedding day authentically to who you are. I hope you feel that already through the way I have included mostly photos that could translate to a City Hall ceremony and a fun celebration with all your closest friends. My team & I believe we are best suited for you, because of the way we specialize in the in between moments, both big & small, so we hope to help make that vision come to life for you in both digital & film. Micro-weddings are packed full of genuine moments of love & laughter, we will help you relive each one.


Film has a special character to its images. It is not just a trend making its way through the current wedding zeitgeist, it is a timeless practice of capturing love in a whimsical & raw way. I genuinely think that film photography is the most romantic way to capture a wedding, as the character of the images give off warm vibes & are inherently both nostalgic & timeless. The practice of film photography brings such intentionality to the moment, that can be felt & experienced when you receive them once developed.


This proposal includes three rolls of film, an additional photographer who specializes in film to be there to capture everything for all five hours (one hour for the city hall celebration, & four hours on the restaurant celebration day), the editing of all 104-108 film images, & 70+ digital images per hour. We deliver each film photo taken, even if it is slightly out of focus or blurred, because that is the magic of film photography - "mistakes" are made beautiful.

Digital Investment for the full City Hall & Restaurant Celebration: $3,200.


If you two decide film photography is not something you want to invest in now, no problem! I will still provide my utmost service for you on both of your days.


Our same heart for capturing the big & small moments will serve you on your most important day.


As always, we guarantee 70+ fully edited images per hour, which would give you 350+ images in your final wedding gallery.

Digital + Film Investment for 3.5 hours split over two days: $3,200.


After you two discuss everything, you may realize you only want part of your restaurant celebration covered. If that is the case, this is a great option for us to photograph all the most important moments, & I will be here to help you plan a timeline to make sure we capture everything at City Hall, as well as the cake cutting & any toasts that occur at the restaurant.


This option includes three rolls of film, an additional photographer who specializes in film to be there to capture everything for all 3.5 hours (one hour for the city hall celebration, & two hours on the restaurant celebration day), the editing of all 104-108 film images, & 70+ digital images per hour. We deliver each film photo taken, even if it is slightly out of focus or blurred, because that is the magic of film photography - "mistakes" are made beautiful.

Digital + Film Investment for 3.5 hours split over two days: $2,400.


If film is not calling your name & you two want to save on the investment, this is a great option for you two to still have my signature documentarian style to remember your wedding day forever! I will always be on the lookout for in between moments that would have otherwise gone forgotten if it were not for my camera.


My same heart for capturing the big & small moments will serve you on your most important day.


As always, we guarantee 70+ fully edited images per hour, which would give you 245+ images in your final wedding gallery.

Whether you have more questions or you are ready to book one of the options, let me know!


I am happy to address any area you might be confused on or bring more clarity to each proposal. BUT if you are ready to full send it on either of these proposals, PLEASE do not hesitate to text me, because you already know I will be doing a happy dance as I write up your contract & send it your way.

Once you are ready to book you will...

1) Sign the contract I send over.


The contract is pretty simples & straight forward. It is designed to not just protect our business, but also you to, as all of Carissa Joy Photo's promises will be written down in this contract. From services performed, to editing, & editing schedules, we both will sign the contract to ensure we are on the same page + all of our needs are met. If you have any questions regarding any aspect of it, my team & I are happy to answer!

2) Put down a 30% deposit.


Details about the 30% deposit will be in the contract. Once I receive the retainer, I will mark the date of your wedding off on my calendar, so that if any other potential clients inquire with me for that day, I can confidently tell them, "So sorry, but I already have a stunning wedding with an amazing couple scheduled for that day!"

3) Jump up & down for joy with me.


Once the contract is signed & the deposit is paid, I am OFFICIALLY your photographer! What an honor that will be & I truly cannot wait to make this happen. I am confident in the beauty we will capture together, both the planned & the unplanned moments. So many priceless photos come from in between, candid moments, & I will be right by your side for however many hours you choose, to photograph each one.

Once we have your elopement on the books,


I will be here with you every step of the planning process. I will plan out a route/schedule & show it to you two as we go to ensure I do not miss any locations you want photographs in. I have a list of vendors I can recommend, be it florists for a good bouquet & boutonniere or a makeup artist to get you feeling good at the beginning of the day. Anything else that arises, no matter how small or big, consider me your NYC elopement expert to give you all the tips on ensuring your day is as natural & fun as you envision it to be.