Window Light Beautifully Illuminates this SF City Hall Bride
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Window Light SF City Hall Bride

We often love placing our San Francisco city hall brides next to one of the North facing windows to bathe them in soft directional light. However, weather conditions in San Francisco frequently dictate us making adjustments to improve our wedding photography. On this particular day, it was fairly bright outside with a light cloud cover. This allowed us to move to the opposite side of the building to get the best light. The image above was taken on the South side of city hall which provided a nice directional light but not too harsh. Under normal circumstances, this side of the building has harsh light coming through the windows. However, we knew right away when we approached the building that a day like that called for making adjustments. This is one other good reason to hire a professional city hall wedding photographer with experience at this building. Only people with knowledge and experience know the ins and outs of shooting here.

Bride and groom kissing in San Francisco window

Photoshop Enhancements in Wedding Photography

We often are asked if we did substantial Photoshop work on our Website images. The answer is a very strong no! We want our Website images to portray the same types of photos that our brides and grooms will receive with their standard packages. The only thing we have done on a few select images is remove people from the background. Even that is done on a limited basis and we also will do the same for our clients in some cases. It just depends upon the circumstances. In most cases, we try hard to take photos without tourists and other brides in the background. We want your photos to be as good as they can be, but at the same time we want to be realistic and let our clients know that there are times when a few people could be visible in their wedding pictures. It is a public building, so it is hard to completely avoid. Listed below are some of our more common Photoshop Enhancements:

  • Tourist and people removal from backgrounds - especially the Grand Staircase
  • Exit sign removal from the 2nd floor hallways
  • Lighting extremes that can only be repaired in Photoshop
  • Personal enhancements by request
  • Removal of distracting images in the background

Groom escorting bride around SF City Hall