Karin & James Chinatown Elopement | West Village shoot

Karin and James booked us to photograph their NYC elopement with the option of having David officiate their ceremony, an option included in all of our elopement packages. They wanted to capture the “real NY” feel in the photos so we started in Chinatown which offers a variety of colorful backgrounds and photo opportunities. After…

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Fun Vassar College Wedding | Laura Beth & Bill

Laura Beth and Bill got married at the gorgeous Alumnae House of Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, Upstate NY. It was a wonderful evening full of unforgettable moments. This sweet and gentle couple planned the day perfectly to have a super fun day for all their guests, with great food, drinks, and a lot of dancing!…

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Brooklyn Grange Wedding | Clare & Jon

We had worked shooting Clare and Jon City Hall wedding last March on what was a cold but beautiful snowy NYC day and they wanted us to capture their wedding reception at the amazing Brooklyn Grange this August. It was a sweet contrast between the two of them, both being quintessentially New York 🗽💞

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Short and sweet City Hall Wedding | Emily & Ridgely

Emily and Ridgely are a talented couple who wanted to go for a short and sweet elopement with photos afterwards outside the City Hall. Being a week day the marriage bureau was not too busy which was great since they were able to grab celebratory lunch and drinks afterwards. Congrats guys! xx

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Whitby Castle Wedding | Claire and Sean

Without a doubt we can say that Claire and Sean wedding was a perfect Summer wedding. We started the day capturing Claire’s getting ready with her mum and bridesmaids at home and then we got some shots of Sean waiting for her at the church in Mt Vernon. After a lovely wedding ceremony the party…

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Maxine and Andrew | Ludlow Hotel | Lower East Side

Maxine and Andrew wanted to have David officiate their ceremony and avoid the long lines and waiting times at the City Hall. They were staying at the stylish Ludlow Hotel on the Lower East Side of Manhattan and we were able to have the wedding at their gorgeous indoors patio. After the sweet ceremony we…

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Shawna and Kaveh | Central Park Elopement | Shakespeare Garden

Shawna and Kaveh wanted an intimate wedding at the Shakespeare Garden in Central Park. These two looked radiant, excited for the great day and happy to tie the knot in NYC, a place they deeply love. They live in Portland, Oregon, but they brought a few of their closest family members and friends for their…

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Hello from Leila & David!

Our work as wedding and elopement photographers

Leila Jacue & David Leon are a team of wedding photographers based out in NYC specialized in elopements, small weddings and larger weddings with a boutique inspiration.

We have a creative background and develop an editorial yet casual style that captures the essence of the city.

David is a registered officiant and we are currently offering on our elopement packages the option of taking the advantage of celebrating the ceremony at great New York City locations.

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