Professional Wedding Photographers

I am going going to go out on a limb here and guess that you have rarely read one wedding photographer recommending another unless they were personally booked for your wedding date.  That is about to change….

City Hall Wedding Photography by Michael has been shooting weddings for many years and we have discovered that it is more important to make sure the couple finds the right photographer for them rather than trying to gobble up all of the business we can.  If after talking to the bride and groom and assessing the type of photographic styles they prefer it turns out we are not a match, we will tell them.  I would say something like:  “I am not sure we are the best city hall wedding photographer for you.”  Why do we do this?  We have plenty of business and would rather see the engaged couple work with an appropriately styled photographer for them.  One that matches their preference and vision for their wedding.

Versatile Wedding Photographer

So the obvious question becomes:  “Arn’t you versatile enough to adjust your style or demeanor to match your client?”   The answer to this question is, yes we are are.  However, if we sense that we are way off and have to completely change the way we approach your city hall wedding, then it is not fair to the bride and groom to mislead them.  More importantly, there are quite few  professional city hall wedding photographers out there that who probably will fit what you are looking for. After 10 years of city hall wedding photography we have met many of the top photographers and have come to respect and enjoy them.  I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them and often do.  We also receive numerous referrals from them as well.

San Francisco City Hall

In conclusion I would just tell you that the most important thing is that you hire a professional wedding photographer.  You have heard us say this before, but San Francisco City Hall, despite all it’s beauty, remains a challenging photographic venue.  Even for professionals it remains a lighting challenge.  Crowd control can also be difficult.  Obviously,  we would love it if you tried us first.  If we don’t think we are a match, we will tell you so and suggest a city hall wedding photographer who is!

 

San Francisco Wedding Photographer

This blog post is a little bit marketing oriented, but I decided to post it based upon considerable feedback I have received recently.  Quite a number of our city hall wedding photography clients have acted surprised that we also photograph large full scale weddings.  In fact, we were recently told that we missed out on a potential wedding because one of our city hall clients had no idea that we had experience with large formal weddings.   The fact is we have been photographing San Francisco and Bay Area weddings for over 20 years.  Our experience with City Hall photography has certainly helped us with our knowledge of some of the best places to take our bride and grooms.

Wedding Photographer Bay Area

Our San Francisco wedding experience has taken us all over the city and to many of the churches and venues available.  Some of our favorite places for ceremonies include Saint Ignatius Church  and the beautiful North Beach Church, Saints Peters and Paul.   We have photographed multiple weddings at these amazing and historic San Francisco Catholic churches.   Other Favorite venues of ours include The Bently Reserve and the Italian Athletic Club a North Beach favorite!

Bridal Portrait

Once the wedding is completed there are so many great places to take our couples for some of the best wedding photography locations in Northern California.  As our regular readers know, we love to take out clients to The Legion of Honor, The Palace of Fine Arts, Russian Hill, Baker Beach and so many other fantastic San Francisco destinations!