This classic pose was created at the beautiful Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. The couple was first married at San Francisco City Hall in a medium sized ceremony on the fourth floor. They brought in their own officiant to perform the wedding and she did a wonderful job. In this particular case, we actually referred this Marriage Commissioner to the happy couple. We had worked with this Officiant at other San Francisco City Hall weddings in the past and really liked her. It is important when choosing your officiant to make sure they have some experience working in San Francisco City Hall. Not everyone realizes the challenges faced when trying to perform a ceremony in this building. There is quite a bit of background noise and to be heard you have to speak fairly loud. In addition, there can be occasional disruptions depending on where you do the ceremony. Fortunately, this was a reserved ceremony at City Hall so we had space available with no worry of other brides and grooms encroaching into our space. That is one of the nice things about paying for a reserved wedding. You do not have to worry about a lack of privacy or disruptions in your actual space. Of course the Palace of Fine Arts is another story, very beautiful but also touristy. We were quite lucky to capture the photo above without other people in the background. Timing is everything.