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Once in a while, I shoot film along side of my digital work. I’m not a full film photographer and about 90 percent of the work you see from me is digital. However, I have been having a little fun with my film camera and using it a few times per shoot. I recently did a mommy and me shoot where I used only film. I’m waiting on the scans back from those, and look forward to sharing them once I get them! I decided to bring my film camera along for the ride during this Saturday San Francisco City Hall Wedding. I’ve been holding back from posting images from this wedding because they were scheduled to be published on Style Me Pretty. But yesterday we got the news that SMP will be closing its doors and taking down the website at the end of this month. So, I suppose with that I can post images now! Here are some of the images I took with my film camera! It was actually the first time I used film in an indoor setting. I look forward to posting a fuller blog of the whole wedding soon!
Film Portra 400 and 800
Photography- Nicole Blumberg Photography
Planning and design @charmedevents
Venue San Francisco City Hall.
Depending on how you are scheduling your ceremony at San Francisco City Hall and how many hours you book your photographer for, will determine when you should arrive and take couples portraits. This couple hired me for 2 hours. Since we knew they were having a pretty good amount of guests for their ceremony and were planning on spending time with them but didn’t need event coverage after, we decided it was a good idea to start their portraits an hour before the ceremony and spend the remaining hour capturing them interacting with their family, having their ceremony, taking family formals and few images outside of city hall. All of which fills up the last hour really fast.
Once in a while, I will do a 2-hour session with couples who want images at a second location and will not have any guests attending. To time the locations right, you need to take in a few factors. What time is your ceremony? Will city hall be less busy before or after your ceremony and what time is the sun setting? If your ceremony is in the morning I highly suggest getting to city hall right when they open and utilizing the hall for portraits before other couples and tourists show up. If your ceremony is already in the afternoon and we will be doing outdoor images say near the beach we will want to make sure we can wait as long as possible before going to the beach for the best light. In that case, I would say we meet at ceremony time, do city hall images then head over to the beach.
To get those grand staircase shots and utilize city hall without many people in the hall, we need to be there on off hours. That means we meet before city hall opens and start shooting as soon as they open. Or we shoot a few hours after the ceremonies by their judges have ceased. Your next question! “What If I have my ceremony is set for 2:30 pm and we want to do couples portraits at 8 am to have fewer people in the hall? We can! I have incorporated a small fee per hour that I charge while I am idle to make it possible to do just this!
If you are interested reach out and I’d love to chat about it and your San Francisco City Hall Wedding!
My beautiful bride blushing before she walks to San Francisco City Hall to get married!
San Francisco Palace Hotel wedding
In 2016 was a year of many things in my life. I have experienced joy as well as sorrow. I made new friends. Read many books as well as listened to many podcasts. My love for decorating sugar cookies has increased and I found a new love with expressing a creative outlet with making other forms of pretty and tasty desserts. I’ve added video making and editing to in my list of hobbies. I leveled up in snowboarding. I spent more time with my mom. I have continued to put health and fitness as a priority in my life and as a result am stronger than I have ever been. 2016 marked 15 years being being with Adam.
2016 also had a great impact on my business. It’s my second year full time and nothing short of wonderful. I shot weddings in so many locations. From privet estates to mansions, country clubs, back yards, gardens, city halls, hotels and wineries . I have been honored to document so many unique and diverse lives. Capturing the moments that fly by so fast. All the laughs and tears and heartfelt occasions. Below is just a glimpse at some of the amazing lives I was honored to meet and be a part of.
San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Photography