kissing in the window at San Francisco City Hall

Window Kiss San Francisco

Probably one of the most elegant brides we photographed that year.  She needed very little posing and direction. The photo you see here is no longer allowed at City Hall, but I wanted to post it anyway because it shows off the dress quite nicely. One of the standard things we used to do with all of our clients who were willing, was to put them up in the window.  It made for some great lighting and drama. City Hall has since banned this practice for safety reasons and also to protect the history of the building.  We photographed this shot with a 35 mm lens and a high shutter speed to prevent the back lighting from becoming too distracting.  We used one on camera flash and then an umbrella mounted on the other side.  We turned both lights way down to get this semi-silhouette photo.