Notice anything different?

There have been some changes at A Desi New Yorker.  For starters, the sign up page for the RSS feed is gone.  To be honest, it was useless.  I never knew if it was working or not.

Goodbye, RSS!

It’s been replaced with something bigger, better, faster and stronger: the ADNY newsletter!

Here’s why you’ll want to sign up:

Reason #1:

The second major change is the Meet the Desi Parents series has also been removed from the website.  Completely gone.  The cornerstone that started ADNY will no longer be published on this website.

Because…(drum roll, please!)

I’m offering it as a FREE e-book when you sign up for the newsletter!

I’m so excited to finally give it to you.  It’s been updated with assignments to help your plan of action, a checklist to make sure you cover all the bases and a reading list.

I hope you like it.

Reason #2

This brings us to the title of this post.  Remember the Intimate Wedding Inspirations series?  It started with Save Your Marriage, Get Eloped, covered the pros and cons of an NYC Elopement and offered beautiful suggestions for eloping in Upstate New York?

Well, I’m sorry to say that today’s post will be the last one you will see here…

…because it will now be offered exclusively to subscribers!

Coming up on Intimate Wedding Inspirations:

  • Elopement ideas that your Indian parents can tolerate
  • Easy DIY Projects for an Intimate Wedding
  • To convert or not to convert? What’s religion got to do with it?
  • What would an ideal wedding day look like?

Which brings us to the Tootsie Roll center of the Tootsie Pop:

What does Bobby and Priya’s ideal wedding day look like? Are they eloping?  New York or Vegas?  What is she going to wear? Are they writing their own vows?  Who’s invited??  Will there be pictures?  Wait, when did they get engaged?

To find out, you’re just going to have to sign up for the newsletter that, in addition to all of the above, will share regular updates on everything you’ve come to know and love about A Desi New Yorker.

Excited? Me, too!

Now, without further ado…

5 NY Elopement Photographers worth Checking Out

Do I need to say it?  Wedding photographers are EXPENSIVE!  Well, good ones, at least.  The ones who will provide quality photos with polished editing and a reasonable turnaround time.

When wedding photographers alone can cost $5K, how can you preserve the memories of your special day and stay under budget?

If you have a friend with a good eye and an SLR camera, this may be all you need.  But if you’re anything like me, you’re going to feel disappointed if you didn’t make the investment in something more professional.

I read somewhere that most wedding photographers are willing to offer their services for an hourly fee for elopements.  So if you’ve got your eye on a specific vendor, ask.  You would only need about 2 hours of their time for an elopement and that certainly won’t break the bank.

But did you know that there’s a growing trend of elopement photographers who may be just what you’re looking for?

I found the photographers below last week and wanted to share.  I gave a quick glance on quality and pricing and approve (in order of preference):

Katie Jane Photography – Hands down my favorite of the bunch.  Elopement packages start at $500 and she refuses to do City Hall weddings anymore, my kind of gal!

Sarah Day-Boodhoo Photography – Ditto with the quality.  Elopement packages start at $490.

Laura Harris Photography – It may be harder to find the same quality above the further away from NYC you get.  But if you’ve got your heart set on an Upstate NY elopement (ahem!), call Laura Harris.  I believe her hourly rate starts at $350.

Pennace Photography – Their quality is on the border of decent and tacky, I’ll let you be the judge.  Elopement coverage starts at $1,000.

NY1 Minute Weddings – I have to say this is my least favorite of the bunch.  Their editing skills leave much to be desired.  That being said, they offer all-inclusive packages starting at $1000 that include: wedding planning, assistance obtaining the marriage license, an officiant, bouquet/boutonniere, the photography, of course!..and a whole lot more that you may not want or need.  If you’re someone who cares less about quality photos and more about the budget, this may be for you.

That’s all, folks!  Sign up for my newsletter to get the next post in the Intimate Wedding Inspirations series here.

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