Most of our clients start their San Francisco town hall wedding photography experience in the County Clerk's office after already seeing each other on the way in. But occasionally we get couples who want to do the whole "first look" special moment. We have discovered excellent places in the building to take people to help them pull this off. Once they start, we just let them go and take photos as they see each other for the first time. Nothing posed, just great candid wedding photography. The only we do as your SF city hall wedding photographer is set up the start. We bring you to some of the best places to do it and then position the bride and groom appropriately. In the photo above, the bride fooled us and actually had her father walk her in. It was almost like dad giving Daughter away. The funny thing, is that I actually tried to stop them at first because I didn't know what was going on. At that moment, the bride motioned to me, that it was Okay and it was their set up. So of course, I just went with it at that point and it worked out amazing. The photo above shows the moment they first see each other and embrace. Below is another photo that shows the First Look with Dad at San Francisco city hall with Angela and Michael.
Yes, many of our couples bring their pets to San Francisco city hall. Some can get in as a "service animal" and others we just photograph outside the entrance. In this case, their friends brought the dog after the ceremony and we went outside to get this shot and few others that were very cute. So glad the dog dressed up for the occasion. Obviously, it can sometimes be hard to get Pets to behave in a manner that is acceptable. I truly believe that a San Francisco city hall wedding photographer can sometimes try to do too much to make the pets cooperate. I would definitely encourage photographers to just go with it and let the pets act how they want. Dogs reaction to pictures can be some of the most fun! Careful coordination of the timing is key so the couple does not need wait too long for the dogs to arrive. A trusted dog sitter comes in very handy!
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