This is not an angle you often see of a bride and groom on the Grand Staircase at city hall. We took this photo from the 4th floor of the building and asked the newly married couple to look up at us. Even though the couple ends up being pretty small in the photo, you definitely get a unique view of the staircase showing the amazing architecture at this building. To make this image even more unique, we put our couple further away from the camera on the platform of the staircase. A unique angle in every way possible, with the goal of creating something new and different for our couple
This is something we struggle with at every wedding we photograph. On the one hand, we want to give each city hall couple something new and different. We don't want everyone of our San Francisco city hall wedding collections looking the same. So we are always trying out new angles and different backgrounds for each couple. Sometimes, we spend time walking around the Town Hall and look for unique shots that we have never seen before on our website or others. However, this is where it gets tricky. Our clients book us because of pictures they have seen on our webpage. They expect to provide them with some of our Signature images. If we don't, they will often question us..... "When are you going to do the Hallway shot?". This reaction is perfectly understandable because they booked us for a reason. Most likely that reason has more to do with the images they saw on our city hall website and not because they liked all of the stuff we wrote. So obviously, we try to give each client a little of both to keep everyone happy.