One of our favorite San Francisco city hall shots from last year, this photo was created by using a hidden flash behind the couple that was triggered by an on-camera radio transmitter. By aiming the flash at the white part of the wedding dress it created light in the background and also gave the bride's veil a nice glow. I thought it would work well as a black and white photo, but we have also printed it in color. One of our best San Francisco City Hall couples that year! We use these techniques to enhance all of our couples wedding photography experience. Yes, many of your photos will be more standard shots but will still possess amazing composition, lighting, etc. However, we always want to throw in some of these truly amazing special lighting techniques to give your photos impact. Other times, we use natural light as in the photo below. This image was created on the south side of SF city hall using only available light with now flash. Fortunately, there was some haziness outside which helped keep their faces soft with no harsh shadows. As we walk around San Francisco city hall, we see these opportunities and always try to take quick advantage before they are gone. The lighting changes quickly in the building and you do not want to miss great opportunities.
The photo above is an example of another one of our special techniques that some of our couples love. We convert the picture to Black and White, but keep selective color parts in the photo. This highlights any unusual and or standout color present. In this particular image, we felt that the groom's blue coat and the bride's bouquet both made a color statement! This type of technique can be overdone if you use it on too many images. We want our brides and grooms to have a few shots like this to choose from and we always receive such positive feedback. It also makes a great wedding album addition if you decide to choose that option. One of the leading San Francisco city hall wedding photographers and have been doing it for over 12 years.