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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!
This is our 16th Valentine’s together! In 4 short years, we will have been together for 20 years. That makes me sound old! He’s my HS sweetheart so that will take a little off my age. Regardless, I am embracing and taking in every moment and every year I get to spend with this man. Over the last 16 years we have grown so much from who we were when we met. Not just grown as individuals but WITH each other.
I could have posted a perfect photo of us, but I love this photo. It tells more of who we are. We are not perfect. We are mixed with failures, triumphs and humor. We are adventurous and lazy. We are foodies who enjoy fitness. But most of all, we are WE. Together we have built a home, a family and careers.
I never know what tomorrow will bring. In the past, we have had tomorrow’s that brought heartache, stress and worries. We have had tomorrow’s that have brought laughter, excitement and accomplishment. What I do know, is that we get to spend our tomorrows together. From taking unsuccessful selfies to traveling the world. From booking work to worrying about if we will have enough work to pay our bills. Every road, every up and down, we get to spend it together.
Thank you to our family and friends who have supported us and our love the last 16 years. We have grown into better humans because of each other and we have grown into better humans because of you.
A valentines love note from your San Francisco Photographer
San Francisco City Hall Wedding Photography
If you do one thing for me, one thing at all, listen to the cover song Nothing Else Matters by Apocalyptica while you look at Naomi and Rocco’s wedding photos. This was the song they danced to during their first dance. What a beautiful dance at that. As they waltzed away, I knew I had to put this with the blog I was going to make for them.
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