Celebrating in San Francisco at end of Lesbian Wedding
San Francisco City Hall Wedding Photographer

Celebration Documentary at Weddings

What makes a great city hall wedding photography session? In my opinion, the perfect wedding shoot must contain the following elements:

  • Exceptional Formal posed shots
  • Photos that tell the story of the day
  • Images that show emotion and celebration
  • Photos that show movement
  • Sharp clear family photos that show closeness
  • Fun!

So it should be no surprise that the photo above contains many of these elements. The photo was taken at the end of the day and so it tells the story that this was a great wedding day. As the couple walks in front of San Francisco city hall, its obvious that they celebrating and are full of emotion. The image is a walking shot, so it shows movement. Lastly, you can certainly tell that the couple is having fun! We strive to always make sure that out wedding photography at city hall has at least most of these attributes before we finish up for the day!

Joy in Wedding Photography

To me the goal of a good wedding photography shoot is creating at least a few photos that show joy. This is a special day for the Bride and Groom and a great wedding photographer must somehow show some of that happiness. Its not enough to just have smiling photos of the newlyweds. That's easy. Somewhere along the line some photos showing spontaneous happiness must be present in the final result. So it is safe to say that our goals go well beyond just producing sharp photos with nice City Hall backgrounds. We want something more. The photo above does just that, it shows how happy the couple are with their wedding complete! Taking it a step further, they also seem ready for their new lives together. I think it is very possible for a photography to convey all of those feelings and thoughts. Showing joy and fun is what it is all about.

Fun couple on the Grand Staircase at SF City Hall