There is nothing like the Grand Staircase at SF City Hall. It is truly an amazing architectural highlight of the building. People literally come from all of the world to see and walk up it. Getting a shot like the one above gives us such an incredible feeling, because it is so rare to have this opportunity with no tourists around. Future Brides and Grooms always ask us how we are able to so frequently display wedding pictures that feature the Staircase but with no people. The answer is easy.... As we take the newlyweds on their city hall photo tour we are constantly looking over our shoulder at the Staircase. We have found over the years that there is an ebb and flow to the tourists and the other photographers on that structure. Once we see it clear up, even for a moment, we jump on it right away. We stop whatever we are doing and take the couple for some great wedding photography. It is the only way we have discovered that works to get uncrowded wedding pictures on the Grand Staircase.