Great SF City Hall Weddings in June

LGBT Weddings at City Hall

We had a very busy June at San Francisco City Hall.  We photographed 12 weddings of different cultures and from other countries.  It was an especially fun group of couples with all kinds of diversity and various nationalities.  6 of our weddings were Same-Sex.  The most we have ever photographed in a single month.  Some of these weddings wanted a very short coverage, just staying with the confines of San Francisco city hall.  Others opted for the full treatment and so we took them all over San Francisco on one of our popular photo tours.  We drove them around in our car and it became more than just a photo shoot….  We got out and enjoyed the beauty of the City by the Bay!  For the most part we got pretty lucky with the weather.  San Francisco can be very foggy in June, but we really only had one wedding where we had to make a slight change of plans because of the fog.  We often try to take out newly married couples to Fort Point when it is really foggy because the bridge is so close.  But this time even that didn’t work, we were practically under the Golden Gate Bridge but we still could not see it.  So we just took our couple to the Palace of Fine Art instead and got some great images there!

Extended Wedding Photography

In addition to the many same-sex weddings, we also had some very long coverage city hall weddings in June.  Many of our clients ask us to take some pictures at their wedding celebration after the ceremony.  When it comes to San Francisco City Hall, we rarely do what would be considered a full scale wedding reception, but it is usually at a nice place to eat in the city.  We are more than happy to accompany you to your party and get some nice candid images of cake cutting, toasts, and dancing.  Whatever your celebration involves we will cover it and provide you with plenty of detail shots.  Our extensive experience with full scale wedding helps us in this regard.  We have photographed over 1,300 weddings in our long career.  Dealing with every possible situation has given us some great experience which we are happy to share with our clients.

June Wedding Photography at City Hall

June City Hall bride holding her train
June City Hall bride holding her train
June Couple doing the Dip!
June Couple doing the Dip!
Outside of San Francisco city hall
Outside of San Francisco city hall
June LGBT Wedding
June LGBT Wedding
Same-Sex Wedding Photography in the Month of June
Same-Sex Wedding Photography in the Month of June
Grooms leaving San Francisco City Hal
Grooms leaving San Francisco City Hal

San Francisco Wedding Photography Locations

The month of January is always our slowest time period for city hall weddings.   It’s in the middle of the winter and there is no special event or holiday in January.  December of course is always busy due to the Beautiful Christmas tree and brides and grooms just like to get married at that time of the season.  February features Valentine’s Day and we always have weddings right around this date.  Many engaged couples actually choose to have their nuptials on this romantic holiday!  Given this slight lull, I thought it would be helpful to take the time to discuss some of our favorite destinations in San Francisco that we take our city hall wedding couples.

Iconic San Francisco Destinations

We take our couples throughout San Francisco after our city hall wedding photography sessions.  Here are some of the best san francisco wedding photographer locations:

Palace of Fine Arts

This is by far the most popular wedding photography destination.  Especially chosen frequently by our international brides and grooms.  It has a very large area for wedding photography with lots of options.  The beautiful building is obviously the centerpiece, but there are large columns  everywhere to use as a backdrop.  The only negative is the amount of tourists here.  Depending upon the time of day, it can be hard to find space without people looming in the background.

Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco

Legion of Honor

Another popular wedding photography spot, but fortunately MUCH less traveled by tourists.  The Legion of Honor offers beautiful Beaux-Arts style architecture which  many of San Francisco’s older buildings possess.  We love taking our city hall brides and grooms around the inner open area and pose them between the gray repeating columns.    The light is also fantastic here from a wedding photography standpoint.  This is because you have indirect light that comes in from the side, but is also reflected by the neutral tones of the building.  Perfect for a rainy day as well!

The Legion of Honor
The Legion of Honor

The Golden Gate Bridge

This is an obvious one, but there are many options and decisions to make.  We try to help our newly married couples decide by providing them with the best possible information and ideas.  Late in the afternoon you can approach the bridge from Ocean by Baker Beach.  This provides nice warm light on the bridge and enhances the colors.  Earlier in the morning, we often like to take pictures of our brides and grooms from the San Francisco Bay side of the bridge.  This will often provide very nice dimensional lighting on the Golden Gate.  Listed below are some of the most common angles to approach wedding photography of the bridge

  • Baker Beach
  • Crissy Field
  • Fort Point
  • Legion of Honor
  • 17th Hole of Lincoln Park
  • Fort Baker
  • Lands End
  • Battery East Vista
  • Golden Gate Overlook
  • Marin County side
Baker Beach Angle
Baker Beach Angle
Crissy Field Angle
Crissy Field Angle
Fort Point Angle
Fort Point Angle

This completes part one of our San Francisco City Hall wedding photo destination options.  We will be adding more locations next week,  please stay tuned!