We decided to put our focus on this beautiful Asian Bride and keep her groom looking in the background. It is a tricky shot because you have to make sure both have an equal amount of light on them. We do this by using an off-camera professional flash. We bring this set up with us for all San Francisco City Hall wedding photography shoots. Blurring the groom slightly also has the effect of bringing the bride more into sharp focus and attention. This selective focus wedding photography image is very popular with our newlyweds! This couple really knew how to pull it off and it made for a winning image. We love trying different photographic techniques at San Francisco city hall because there is so much to work with. The long hallways and repeating lines are professional wedding photographer's paradise. The more wedding we shoot here (600 as of the year 2021) the more we love it. This particular couple was very much interested in their wedding photography session. They asked lots of great questions about how things would work and wanted to be somewhat involved in the process. We were, of course, happy to oblige.
LGBTQ newlyweds jumping for joy at Baker Beach in San Francisco