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San Francisco City Hall Wedding | San Francisco City Wedding Photographer

 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!

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  • Kira - Very pretty city hall portraits. I love the ones in front of the window and exiting the building. You did a great job capturing their wedding!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - These are the most amazing wedding portraits I have ever seen taken at San Francisco city hall! Gosh Im swooning over them ReplyCancel

  • Alicia Yarrish - I had no idea a city hall could be this gorgeous! Such great tips on timing and coverage!ReplyCancel

  • Teresa - OMG I love your tones so much! Everything looks so bright and elegant, and the couple is gorgeous! Great city hall wedding!ReplyCancel

  • Hilary - Talk about a spectacular location! Such a well done session! And I liked the little info into your sessions at the first ReplyCancel

  • Kalpna Kapoor - It is such a majestic location, love the soft tones in the images. Couple is gorgeous, they look good togehter and that dog is adorable. ‘ReplyCancel

  • Georgia - This wedding in San Fran looks right outnofna fairy tale! You did a great job with their day!!! Love the pup in the shots ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Hirsch - WOW what a beautiful couple! And that building is stunning. Love how they wrote their own timeline! Gorgeous set of photosReplyCancel

Jennifer and Josh’s wedding | Clear Lake, CA

 

Stunning couple, hot location, beautiful wedding. It really doesn’t get better than this. Just look at their love story


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  • JC Page - Nicole – this is so good. You captured everything so beautifully – I bet your clients are delighted – bellissimo!ReplyCancel

  • Leann - Hi!
    Do you do small packages for weddings? We are just looking for a photographer for a few hours on our big day (June 21st, 2014). Our wedding is located in the Mendocino Forest (Lucerne, CA). It’s a small, semi-casual, all out-door wedding which will consist of a small ceremony and a huge reception. We would just like to capture a few candid shots, the venue/decor, formals with the bride & groom (+ family). Please let me know if you would be interested in quoting something for us!

    Thank you for your time,

    LeannReplyCancel

Napa County Wedding | Sylvan Manor | Lillian and Sean

Lillian and Sean had a beautiful and classy wedding on a small Manor in Angwin. If you’re like me and haven’t heard of this town before, its a small town North of  Napa. The manor is owned by a man who rents his home out to couples looking for a venue. It’s perfect. The hedges were perfectly trimmed with colorful flowers all around the property. The grass was the prettiest shade of green and the trees had lanterns hanging from them around the walkways. I couldn’t have imagined a spot more in tune with Lillian and Sean. It was like it was made for them.   The majority of their guests had flown in from New York.  They were embraced with love from across the country. I really adore Lillian and Sean. They are fun, sweet and oh so easy in front of my camera. LOVE! I loved the back of Lillians dress. Modern and classy. I LOVE this photo.  One of my favorites.Look at How beautiful she looks. My camera loved her

 

 

Venue: Sylvan Manor (owner: John Fisher)

Wedding Coordinator: Cristina Heald

Desserts & Cake: Penelope Jane Bakery

Band: The Special Guests

Dress: Davids Bridal

Jacket: Rohm on etsy.com

Bridesmaid Dresses: Alfred Angelo

Caterer: Frontier Bar-B-Que’s & Catering

Brides Jeweler: Timothy Patrick Jewelers

Grooms Jeweler: Metal Masters Co

Fashion Accessories:  Veil: Velvet Owl on etsy.com, Necklace: Muguette Renee Designs, muguetterenee.etsy.com, Earrings: Vintage

Cake Topper: WeddingStar on Amazon.com

Makeup Artist: Jocelyn Gomez

Hair Stylist: Jocelyn Gomez

Furniture Rental: Wine Country Party and Events

 

 

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Oakland Latter-day Saints Temple Wedding | Janice and Richard

 

On August 6th 2011, Adam and I arrived at the Latter-Day Saints Temple in Oakland.  As we waited outside the doors of the temple, we looked around while photographers and other family members were all waiting for the same thing; their bride and groom to exit the doors as a happily married couple. Only a select few are allowed to be inside the actual temple and watch as couples get married. So Adam and I, Janice and Richard’s closest friends and family waited outside with excitement along with the family and friends of 16 other brides-to-be that day.

The temple is astonishing.  It’s huge! As a little girl, my family would drive past the temple on the freeway and I remember always thinking it was a castle. It’s not any smaller now than the way I remembered it. On that day it was still is a castle and Janice was the princess that became Richard’s queen.

 

What a sweet fairytale.

After the portraits at the temple everyone drove to the reception site to watch a ring ceremony be performed for the family and friends that were not able to witness it inside the temple. 

 

You can check out their engagement session here.

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Mill Valley Wedding | Stacey and Richard

When booking her wedding, Stacey called me over the phone to talk details. She told me she was having a very small wedding with only close relatives and a few close friends in Mill Valley. She also told me they would be playing Rock Band. If any one could pull off video games at a wedding it was them. =)

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  • Betty Davis - Nicole, you did such a great job with th pictures at Richard and Stacey’s wedding. I can’t wait to see them all. Thank you for making our memories last for-ever.

    Betty Davis
    (Mother of Groom.ReplyCancel

    • Nicole Blumberg - Thank you so much Betty. Your son and Stacey are so sweet and laid back. I was happy top be able to document the day for you guys.ReplyCancel

  • Elicia - Love these Nicole and Adam! My favorites are the b&w shots of the bride.ReplyCancel

    • Nicole Blumberg - Thanks Elicia, those are my favorites too.ReplyCancel

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