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Sandra and Charlene

Bridal Portraiture at City Hall

We always enjoy photographing the couple together at our city hall weddings, but there is something particularly rewarding about shooting individual portraits of the bride.  Anytime we have plenty of time at one of our wedding photography shoots, take the opportunity to just focus on the bride.  SF City Hall has so many amazing places to take bridal portraits that it can be hard to choose.  We love using natural light for our brides, so we tend to take them on the 3rd floor by any of the North facing windows or on the 4th floor North Gallery.  The photo above was taken on the 4th  floor with the bride leaning against the railing.  We find that this is a nice posing area and of course there is plenty of natural light with the large window on this floor.  We will often lean the bride in such a way to flatter her looks and also make it comfortable for her.  Charlene was a natural and so we took a whole series of fantastic portraits of her.  As you can see, this particular image was photographed in Black and White.  Even though it renders the flowers colorless, I like the way it makes her dress and hair look.  Its a great photo of a great bride.