Collin County Courthouse is close to home as a McKinney resident, and capturing quick ceremonies there is something I always enjoy. One thing I love as a photographer about Collin County Courthouse Wedding Portraits is that there is a green space right next door to the building with mature trees. This is a great spot for portraits, since most of the wedding appointments are around midday and there is little shade for couples and family portraits at the building itself. See below for portraits taken in this area.
Expect a 5-15 minute wait for your appointment when you and your loved ones arrive, and about a 5 minute ceremony with the justice of the peace. Click here for the county clerks website to see the specifics of getting your marriage license and ceremony appointment. If you want more portrait options nearby, you can check out Erwin Park for additional nature settings, and historic downtown McKinney for a more urban vibe. Both of these locations are about 10 minutes from the Collin County Courthouse in different directions.
As far as coverage for a Collin County Courthouse Wedding Portraits, I personally offer 1-2 hour packages depending on whether you would like to go to a second location for portraits once we leave the courthouse. I also am available for additional coverage if you and your loved ones are grabbing a special meal or holding a small reception in the area.
These two tied the knot one year before their destination wedding in Playa Mujeres, so they would have the same anniversary date. I really loved the colorful details they added to personalize their courthouse nuptials as well as the champagne they brought to pop in celebration. Tori + Josh’s immediate family joined them, and it was a lovely pre-celebration to their super fun Mexico wedding. I will link to the blog including those photos at the bottom of this post.
No matter the size or budget for your wedding, having a great bouquet and boutinere can really add a classy touch to your bride + groom portraits. If you can’t purchase one from a florist, definitely check out Trader Joe’s or Central Market for some of my favorite seasonal blooms and make your own! I always mention with elopements or courthouse ceremonies that a few hundred dollars in details (bouquet, fun shoes, hair accessories, fun dress, etc.) can make your portraits feel more upscale and personal. And I always recommend bringing a bottle of champagne or your favorite beverage to enjoy after you tie the knot (bonus if you drink them out of fun glasses).
Feel free to reach out if you or someone you know is interested in their own Collin County Courthouse Wedding. I would love to be part of it, and would be happy to help plan the details.
Want to check out Tori + Josh’s fabulous destination wedding? Check out the blog post below!
Haley Katherine Photography is a Dallas Wedding Photographer specializing in weddings, elopements, destination weddings, and engagement sessions for couples seeking authentic, timeless, and cheerful imagery. If you would like to see more of my work, please visit my portfolio.