Golden Gate Bridge jump at Crissy Field in SF
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We took this couple to Crissy Field because they wanted a nice photo in front of the Golden Gate Bridge. It was a picture perfect day with ideal weather and very clear. We put them up on a little mound by the water and took a series of wonderful shots of them posing in front of the bridge. We ended the shoot with a jumping shot. I got down low so I could get the angle seen here. I was hoping that they would get enough height to be above the bridge. The result was perfect! It almost looks they are jumping over the Golden Gate Bridge. Great job by this city hall bride and groom! You would never think that Action photography would be part of covering a San Francisco Wedding. In most cases, this is probably true, but at times you can direct your bride and groom to do the kind of thing you see here and you get a fun action shot.

San Francisco dance move at the North Gallery on the 4th floor

When we do a photo like this we set our camera up to shoot multiple frames per second. This assures that we catch the bride and groom at the top of their jump. Oddly enough, the biggest challenge for perfecting this type of photograph is timing. It can be quite difficult to get the bride and groom to jump at the same time. We have tried counting to 3 or even having the couple count themselves. Different techniques tend to work for different couples. So we often try multiple ways to ask the newlyweds to jump. Other couples will call this type wedding picture "cheesy" so it is always helpful to get to know your couple and figure out what is important to them and what they consider to be silly.