We do not always need to ask the married couple to kiss at the Grand Staircase. It's a romantic spot and most every couple's favorite place for wedding photography. In the photo above we used our professional lighting and back lit the couple to add more depth to the image. This is not an easy image to make successfully at San Francisco city hall. Why? For one thing, there are normally people glued to every part of the Grand Staircase. Either using it to sit and rest or tourists taking selfies there. The other issue is lighting as discussed previously. There is never sufficient lighting at this location so the foreground (the bride and groom) tend to go dark while the staircase is lighter. This is why it is so important to bring in professional lighting equipment. We do it every time! We have one of the most powerful portable off-camera lights available on the market today. It lights up the Grand Staircase quite nicely without being obtrusive.