We loved Nadya's princess style wedding dress, especially the texture so we thought it would be great to put her in the soft window light. In this particular photo we chose not to include the window in the photo. So you kind of know that she is looking out the window, but don't actually see it. I feel this adds a little mystery to the photo, but most importantly, provides texture due to the light coming in from the side. We have talked before about the north facing windows at San Francisco City Hall. They provide the perfect natural light for wedding photography. When we take photos on the 3rd floor, we often do so without using any off-camera lighting, instead relying on window light. The exception to this is when there is harsher light coming through the window as can sometimes occur at a certain times during the day. The weather conditions have a lot to do with it as well. If it is foggy outside the whole lighting dynamic changes within the building. This is why it is so important to choose an experienced professional wedding photographer for your city hall event. A person familiar with constant changing lighting will benefit you.
There a number of ways to have the groom lift the bride in the air. In addition, there quite a few things she can do while she is in the air. We always will suggest this type of picture as long as the couple is completely comfortable with doing so. Rest assured that we make very specific suggestions on how to do it and with the least amount of risk involved. If the couple shows any hesitancy at all, we will not push it. There will never be any pressure to do poses or activities that you, the couple are not sure about. However, we feel like we should at least make the suggestion when you book us for you San Francisco city hall wedding. Below are a couple of fun examples of lifting shots. There are many more! Speaking of the, we have had couples where the bride wanted to turn the table and lift the groom. Such a fun shot.