City Hall - San Francisco Presidio
Sara and Toby decided to have their wedding at San Francisco City Hall because they wanted beautiful photos of the building architecture coupled with the convenience and pricing of having a wedding at this amazing venue. Sara's gorgeous wedding dress worked so perfectly with the background textures and colors at City Hall. We purposely used more natural light than normal in order to capture the detail of the dress yet keep the lighting soft and warm. As is evident from the photos below, the window shots really worked and we see nice contrast between the colors of the dress and the background.
We timed the photo below just right. It can be difficult to photograph the Bride and Groom on the Grand Staircase without other people wandering around, but sometimes you can get lucky. It also depends upon what time it is and the day of the week. We have found that Tuesdays and Wednesdays give us the best chance to get this type of shot. Mondays are good too! It's easy to see why so many of our clients want photos on the Grand Staircase.
We took Sara and Toby on a walk around the second floor of City Hall and took some candid shots of them. The photograph below-left was actually taken from the 3rd floor looking down. We then took the romantic photo on the right using the south facing window light on the second floor of San Francisco City Hall. Some of the best photos are unplanned and just happen. We try to put our couples in the best possible position to make this occur and then get ready with our cameras. They booked us for a total of 2.5 hours which included the signing of the marriage license by the witness, ceremony shots, family shots (if needed), and a photo tour around San Francisco City Hall. Then it was on to the Presidio for some romantic wedding photography.
After completing our City Hall shoot, we took Sara and Toby to the Presidio in San Francisco. They wanted an intimate non-touristy setting and Wood Line was just the place to take them! Our Golden Gate Package offers 1 additional location (like Wood Line) and we provide the transportation. We spent about 20 minutes there and got some beautiful photos. See below for a couple of sample images