I wanted to update this blog post just to give my clients a feel for how things used to be before Covid-19 hit. The good news is that things are starting to feel like they are back to normal. We are receiving wedding inquiries again for city hall and there is an obvious backlog of weddings to get done.
Typical City Hall Summer week
We had quite a crazy week at city hall! Besides photographing 5 beautiful couples in only 4 days, we also had to deal with record temps! On Friday San Francisco hit the 103 mark which was an all-time record. We were lucky enough to have booked a wedding on that day and got to experience the incredible heat. Fortunately, City Hall is slow to heat up and also slow to cool down. Often the day of the heat wave, the building never gets up to unbearable temperatures, but watch out for the following day! If the famous San Francisco fog doesn’t roll in, the building will heat up like an oven. All of that concrete and marble tends to hold on to the heat, but the whole process takes a while. Thus, we really had our hottest shooting day at City Hall the following days after the heat wave.
I have to say that our couples all handled the heat very well and were good sports. Some of the guys with their tuxes were clearly suffering a bit, but they never let their bride see any extreme discomfort. We purposely tried to keep our normal shooting pace slow, to keep everyone cool. I have a tendency to walk fast through the building, but not this week! Thankfully Toni, usually keeps reminds me and keeps my pace down. It was a relief on Thursday to leave city hall and head out to the Palace of Fine Arts. We had a feeling that once we got there, it would be cooler given its proximity to the Bay. We were not disappointed when we were greeted by a nice cool breeze. The breeze off of the San Francisco Bay is always the saving grace when it comes to Bay Area hot weather.
With so many weddings this week to talk about, I will end this post here, but promise to pick it up again tomorrow and talk about some of our other couples for the week. Thanks for listening!