What makes each San Francisco city hall wedding photographer different? There are many answers to this question and most of them revolve around Picture Quality, Style and Pricing. Our City Hall Website speaks to this question in more detail. Different clients are attracted to various styles and certain prices depending upon their budget. Overall picture quality is hard to rank because it is so subjective. Each engaged couple may like something different depending upon their individual tastes and background. Obviously there are all kinds of budgets out there. Some people have tons of money to spend on their wedding and others don’t even want to pay for a professional wedding photographer. We see people at San Francisco city hall all the time with friends taking pictures using cell phones! While it is possible to obtain a decent picture with a Cell Phone, the device has obvious limitations Again, there are many different opinions, finances and style preferences. However, there is one thing that everyone seems to like. Without fail, clients want a courteous, friendly and fun city hall wedding photographer. They want to experience an overall positive day and that includes the wedding photography shoot. Having your wedding pictures taken should not be a negative experience. We try to make it easy going and enjoyable. In the photo below you can see my photography partner Toni Bailey with one of our couples.
Wedding Photography with a Smile
Ever notice how much easier it is to smile for the camera when the person taking the photo is smiling too? Try it sometime. Take a photo of a friend or loved one and scowl at them or just act serious while asking them to smile. Take some pictures and store them for future comparisons. Now, take pictures a couple days later of the same friends or relatives, but this time when you take the picture and ask them to smile, be sure to be beaming yourself! Yes, part of your face will inevitably be hiding behind the camera, but your subjects will know. Save those pictures also and the compare the results. What will you see? The subjects in the second set of pictures with the smiling photographer will have more natural smiles and be more at ease. The first group with the frowning photographer will also be displaying smiles. But look closely and you will a difference. More strain and stress, but mostly more fake. This especially works well if you know your subjects well and can easily identify when this friend or relative is faking it. This has been our mantra since the beginning. We receive more Yelp Reviews on how much people enjoyed us than anything else. Of course, they love the pictures as well!
This is how we run our San Francisco City Hall wedding photography service. We do everything we can to maintain a friendly environment and remain upbeat. But most of all, WE SMILE during the photos. Try it sometime, it works!!