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SF City Hall Wedding Celebration

We thoroughly enjoyed our time photographing this great SF City Hall couple. The bride especially was lots of fun as can be seen in the photo above. They were quite happy to have their wedding in San Francisco and it showed! We love these celebration images, especially when they are spontaneous like this one was. I just asked the couple to raise their arms in the air to celebrate their nuptials and the bride turned the photo into a memorable shot. I have since used this image to announce the reopening of SF City Hall after closing for the Pandemic. The building was not open to the public for over a year so I thought this was an appropriate image to celebrate it. It is so much fun when a memorable wedding photography image can be used for multiple purposes. Most importantly, the newlyweds loved it!

Obviously, that is what really matters and we always make sure our clients are happy with the wedding photography we have provided them before we are done. We accomplish this by showing them occasional photos from the back of our cameras to make sure we are on the right track. This can often times produce very helpful feedback or even the discover that the bride is unhappy about how her veil is sitting on her hair, etc. One method I use is to ask the bride and groom for one of their cell phones and take a picture of them with it. Then I allow them to look to make sure everything is in place, so to speak. This works wonders and gives the couple confidence or lets us know what we need to change.

Fun San Francisco city hall wedding photography with Asian couple

San Francisco City Hall Wedding Photographers

There are many of us SF City Hall wedding photographers that specialize in shooting weddings at this historic building and we all know each other for the most part. At first, I thought of these other photographers as competition, but now I realize that in some ways we are a team. Especially the wedding photographers that we have good relationships with. It works out really well when the building is a little crowded and we have to share space with other brides and grooms. If I know the photographer, we can take turns and will notify each other how long it will take for us to be out of a certain section of the building. This type of cooperation not only helps the wedding photographer, but it also provides a service to our clients. That is the most important part of course! Everyone benefits from us working together instead of competing.

Developing Relationships with other Wedding Photographers

I have even gone out to lunch with some of these other San Francisco city hall photographers and exchanged stories. Why not have fun with your co-workers and learn some things while you are at it? Another advantage of having these types of relationships is that we can inform each other of important city hall news or happenings. I have learned valuable information for some of the other city hall wedding photographers that have helped me service my clients more effectively. One notable example of this was when I was told that City Hall was reopening after the Covid-19 Pandemic starting to wind down. This information gave me the opportunity to not only be ready to start work again, but to provide my perspective couples with valuable news and information regarding SF city hall. My good friend Rachelle Levine, let me know in advance and that got me back on the marketing trail. Thanks Rachelle for the heads up! Again, the important thing about his is that it helps our clients in the long run. Anything that can streamline things on their wedding day is helpful. Lastly, relationships with other city hall wedding photographers helps us to be able to make an informed referral if one of our perspective clients wants us to do their wedding, but we are booked. I don't ever take these types of referrals lightly and I make sure to only send my clients to established wedding photographers that I know.

One of our first weddings back after the Pandemic - Asian Bride with red dress