Your New York City Elopement Photographer

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Sascha Reinking NYC Elopement Photographer

HI, I'M SASCHA (he/him).

My adventure begins in an itty-bitty village in the northwest of Germany. A beautiful place. So beautiful that it inspired musicians to write songs about it. Together with my parents and two younger siblings I grew up on a working farm. Raised on beer, brats, and soccer I graduated as an Architect from the University of Applied Sciences. New York City became home at 29 for an internship in one of Soho’s architectural practices.


I was raised on beer, brats and soccer


And it didn’t take long until I fell in love with a girl named Jackie. It was a real-life movie moment where my world turned upside down. And it turns out, that cute redhead’s world turned upside down too. –She is the best thing that could have happened to me.


(Have a look how, when and where I "popped the question" to Jackie.)


I fell for a redhead


Fast forward two years and we’re tying the knot in our tiny church in Germany. First, we adopted a puppy. Then, a couple years later, our daughter Lucy arrived, completing Team Reinking. .


Architecture had a huge influence on my photography


I studied photography while still working as an architect in the Big Apple. I didn’t realize it at first, but it turns out, the two are intertwined for me. Light and shadow appear differently when I capture images and the leading lines play a big role in my art. Combine that with my love of capturing emotions and human beings like you, and you end up with genuinely one-of-a-kind wedding photography.


I’m ready to capture your love story, your hand-squeezes and secret smiles, against the backdrop of the best city in the world. Are you game?


This page might be about me, but it’s you that we’re really here for. Giving you your best day ever, with gallons of personality and not a drop of stress, right here in New York City – that’s what I’m all about. I create authentic images that capture not just the visuals, but the feelings. And I do it with all the love and laugher you’d want for your wedding day, from sun up to starry skies. Unscripted & genuine.


Unscripted & genuine


Trust is at the heart of every relationship, and as your elopement photographer it’s no different. Love is love, science is real, black lives matter, all bodies are beautiful and all beliefs are valid. I can’t wait to discover what makes you, you.




01 - My FAMILY is my 'SUPERPOWER'.




03 - I'm a sucker for good British crime shows, Broadchurch anyone...?


04 - My daughter LUCY and I are kind of a big deal on TikTok.


05 - I live in New York City but my heart belongs to the beaches of the Baltic Sea in Germany.

06 - Most life lessons, I learned from the best movie ever made…GHOSTBUSTERS.


07 - I'm a total THEATER buff. It’s easy when you live in NEW YORK CITY!


08 -What happens at DISNEY, stays at DISNEY.


09 - I celebrate Christmas 365 days a year. No joke.

NYC Elopement Photographer

Vanessa & Carl

"Sascha was met with huge odds, serious rain on our wedding day! However Sascha not only created incredible shots but made the whole experience fun, exciting and memorable."

I was hiding under your porch because I love you.

-Dug from Disney's UP


My elopement photography is going places. See my photos featured.

  • Insider
  • The TODAY Show
  • Good Morning America
  • Offbeat Bride
  • Brides Magazine
  • US Weekly
  • People Magazine
  • Hollywood Reporter
  • In Touch magazine
  • Entertainment Weekly
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Glamour
  • BuzzFeed
  • Wedding Wire
  • Huffington Past
  • ABC News
  • CNN
  • E! News
  • Business Insider
  • The Knot
  • Gothamist

You can see more of my New York City Elopements on Instagram

Follow me @SaschaReinking
New York City based Wedding & Elopement Photographer


Love is Love | Black Lives Matter | Science is Real | All Bodies are Beautiful | All Beliefs are Valid