Beautiful colors on the Mayor's Balcony in San Francisco

Mayor's Balcony Images

We photographed this image at San Francisco city hall during a special event that was happened to be going on at the time.  The event staff had decorated the building with colored lights to add drama to the dinner they were planning. We thought it was a great opportunity to use the lights in our photo.  We took our bride and groom to the Mayor's Balcony because we felt that this gave us the best look at the colors.  Then using a 16mm Nikon lens, we created the image above.  The image is distorted a bit and normally we would correct that, but for this picture we thought it sort of added to the effect.  We used an off-camera umbrella light pointed at the veil to give it some detail.   By keeping the shutter speed a bit higher then I normally would, it allowed the background lights to show through to a greater extent.  We always try to highlight the incredible archictecture at SF City Hall.  We realize that many or our brides and grooms come here for that reason.