This wedding was especially significant because it was our last wedding of the comeback year for San Francisco city hall weddings. As many readers know, civil ceremonies were cancelled and not held for over a year at this historic building. The Covid-19 pandemic closed the entire building in late March of 2020 until finally reopening in June of 2021. When wedding first were cancelled, we figured it was just for a few weeks. Little did we know what was to come! So this wedding marks the end of a very happy last half of 2021 for all of the many San Francisco city hall weddings photographers. It was great to be back and photographing happy couples again!
I know that I say this a lot about our city hall wedding couples, but it really is true so often. Christine and Ken were so much fun to photograph. As you look through this gallery, not how frequently they are laughing and having a great time in the pictures. To be honest, I could have filled this entire gallery of the couple cracking up and making each other laugh. This is what makes my job so rewarding. I wish I could take full credit for their happy demeanor, but they were fully ready to enjoy their wedding date. The only thing I did was to keep the happy vibes going. As you can see from the gallery, it was Christmas time at San Francisco city hall and the beautiful tree was back up after a 1 year absence. As I walked into the building in early December, I was quite happy to see it there again. It has always been the focal point of Christmas weddings at city hall and many couples were able to enjoy it this year.
Christine and Ken booked our very popular City Hall PLUS package which provided them with 1.5 hours of photographic coverage with enough additional time for Family and Friend pictures. We took pictures of them with their family members in various combinations and then took the whole group to the Grand Staircase for a few fun pictures. Shortly after this, we began our City Hall photo tour where we escorted our happy newlyweds throughout the 4 floors of the building, taking many pictures along the way. Our shoot ended with the iconic photo by the City Hall entrance and then we brought the family back in for a few more celebratory pictures.