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Civil ceremonies in the counties of Central Florida

Wherever you choose to tie the knot, I can help you celebrate your big day.


I'm Florida's busiest courthouse wedding photographer and have covered civil ceremonies at the courthouses of Orange, Hillsborough, and Seminole Counties with shoots coming up in Brevard and Osceola.


Because Florida is a vacation hotspot, many couples come from all over the world to get married here.

Scroll for info about each of the courthouses


A wedding? In this economy?

The average cost of a traditional wedding in Central Florida is $28k

The couples I surveyed paid around $1.6k for their micro wedding...including photography!

"Because we invested in an amazing photographer, people who weren’t able to attend thought we had a traditional, expensive wedding!"


Orange County

Downtown Orlando

This is the most popular courthouse for my couples and I'm there 2-3 times a week. It's by far my favorite in terms of ease and surrounding location, but it's not for everyone.


I've done so many at the Downtown Courthouse that I have a dedicated page about it here.


The Orange County Clerk of Courts is on N. Orange Ave in the heart of downtown Orlando.



Quite easy. About $4.


Overall vibe

Formal. It's a busy courthouse so they're very structured and they don't like you to be late. The officiants seem to love their jobs and are very sweet. There's a dedicated ceremony room with seating for guests.



1. Security to get into the building

2. Go up to the 3rd floor

3. Line up to check in and get a number

4. Sit and wait for your number to be called

5. Go to the window and take care of the license and payment

6. Wait again to be called into the ceremony room

7. Ceremony is about 5 minutes long in a dedicated room

Bottom line

This is the perfect courthouse if you don't mind parking garages and a bit of red tape. The surrounding area is perfect for couples who are excited about taking photos in lots of different places walking around the city.


If you're anxious about how it will be on the day, you can always take a little adventure to see it beforehand and get a feel for what your day will be like.


And, hey, you'll have me with you and I know how it all works. Think of me as your photographer/concierge :)

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Winter Park

I've only done one wedding at the courthouse in Winter Park and, although they'll do them, they're not really set up for marriage ceremonies.


The Winter Park Courthouse is in a strip mall at 450 N Lakemont Ave, Winter Park, FL 32792.



Couldn't be easier. No charge.


Overall vibe

They aren't really set up for marriages so you'd be getting married at the window with a large guest list of folks waiting to pay their parking tickets.


That said, Winter Park is full of beautiful locations for your photos so if lush, green parks and gardens are your vibe, it might be worth the trade-off.



1. Go straight in

2. Go to the window where they'll do your paperwork and ceremony.

3. Done!

Bottom line

This is the perfect courthouse if you're looking for quick and effective and aren't overly concerned with the aesthetics of your ceremony images. The one wedding I did there was very sweet and everyone was so happy that none of that mattered. It was very endearing.


And everyone cheered when they were pronounced man and wife, so if you want guests you don't have to feed, this is the courthouse for you!

Seminole County

Civil Courthouse

Note: they no longer perform ceremonies at this courthouse. Your best option is the criminal justice courthouse (below)

Criminal Justice Courthouse

Don't let the name stop you. The criminal justice courthouse in Sanford is a beautiful location to get married in Seminole County.


The Seminole County Criminal Justice Courthouse is located in a more central part of Sanford. Not as quiet as the civil courthouse, but still not busy city vibes.



Very easy. Free.


Overall vibe

This courthouse is beautiful. On the whole, it's far more attractive than the civil location with one caveat—the ceremony room.


The ceremony room isn't really fit-for-purpose. They've put up a floral backdrop which is a touching attempt at making a lovely space to get married, but it's very wrinkly and not great if you're concerned about the aesthetic of your ceremony photos. However, this is one courthouse that allows you to opt for getting married outside!


1. Security to get into the building

2. Go to the window and take care of the license and payment

6. Wait again to be called into the ceremony room (or taken outside)

7. Ceremony is about 5 minutes long.


Bottom line

This is the perfect courthouse if you're looking for a location in Seminole County that's more attractive than the civil courthouse with more photography potential.

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Hillsborough County

Downtown Tampa

Hillsborough County Courthouse in Downtown Tampa is a truly stunning location.


The Hillsborough County Courthouse is in Downtown Tampa.



Not the easiest. On-street parking in a city isn't always the most fun.


Overall vibe

This courthouse is the best marriage of city location and friendly, laid-back vibes. The ceremony room is small with very little space if you want to bring lots of guests, but it's for sure the most thoughtfully decorated of the courthouses I've worked in.



1. No security - we just walk in and go right

2. Go to the window and take care of the license and payment

3. Wait to be called into the ceremony room

4. Ceremony is about 3 minutes long in a dedicated room

Bottom line

As you can already tell, I can't recommend this location enough if you want a cute ceremony room, beautiful building exterior, and a fun city for your photo shoot, Tampa is a great option.

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Why do couples choose a courthouse wedding?

As Florida's busiest courthouse wedding photographer, I've been studying the trend to better understand why couples choose to get married this way. A majority of my clients say the top reason for their choice is less stress.

Hi I'm Elizabeth

I'm Florida's Busiest Courthouse Wedding Photographer


Although I'm American, I was trained in photography in the UK. I did elite weddings around Europe for a decade before returning to the States.


I quickly learned that I wasn't interested in being a part of the wedding industry machine in America and I wanted to recapture the feeling I had working with couples in Europe.


After one fateful micro wedding, I was hooked; I found that couples getting married in a more intimate way are my kind of people.

Switch off your busy brain


I bring photographic talent paired with over a decade of experience and hundreds of weddings under my belt.


With me, you don't have to worry about where you'll take your photos, how you'll pose, or what photos to take.


When you hire me, you get killer photos AND someone who lets you switch off your busy brain so you can enjoy the day without wondering if anyone is getting any good photos for you.

Advice & Info

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How do we spend our 2 hours together?

Most courthouse weddings are complete in 1.5 hrs but I give us 2 just in case.


Here's the flow of the day:

  1. We arrive at the courthouse 10-15 mins before your appointment time
  2. Go through security
  3. Take a number and wait to be called to the window
  4. Do your paperwork
  5. Have your ceremony
  6. Photos outside the courthouse
  7. Photos around the city

Advice from

other couples

I surveyed my courthouse wedding couples to learn the info and advice they might have for you. Here's what they said...

"Make this day about you and your spouse. However you choose to make your day memorable, professional photos are the way to go. They are worth it!"


"I went to work the day after our courthouse wedding. I wish I had taken a few days off."


"I wish I hadn't scheduled some things on our day so close together. I worried about large gaps of time and that I would get anxious, but I wish I'd scheduled more time between things. The day went by so fast. "


"You do you. People will have expectations, but at the end of the day, you’re marrying your partner, not society or your parents or some relatives who hate fun. Do what is authentic to your relationship and set the tone for your marriage."


"Elizabeth exceeded our expectations. She is a joy to be around and made our family & friends feel very comfortable.


We are in awe of our pictures and can’t stop getting compliments. Elizabeth is kind, patient, and professional. She made the session stress-free and brought our vision to life.


She is people-centered and cares about providing exceptional service. Another plus is the quick turnout time given the amount of work that goes into edits."

Whitney & Dallas

Pricing in 2024

I charge an easy rate.


✅ Ceremony

✅ Private photo time with just us

✅ Up to 2 hours of shooting

✅ I estimate that for every hour of shooting, there are around 50 final shots


📸 Photography only $860

📸 🎥 Photography + Cinematic Video $1760

Locations not local to Central Florida may incur a travel fee. Fee due upon booking.


Cinematic video is filmed with cameras and lenses that are used in TV and feature films and are edited to music like a music video.

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