Each month we will feature one amazing San Francisco wedding on this page. In addition, we will provide details for some of the highlights of the marriage. Especially as it relates to wedding photography. Please enjoy this short portfolio collection of one of our more recent San Francisco city hall wedding marriages.
Maya and Maciej signed up for our typical wedding coverage for their fabulous San Francisco city hall wedding. Little did they know that we would also provide them with a complimentary Maternity Portrait shoot as well! When the couple informed us towards the beginning of our wedding coverage that they were pregnant, we offered them a few maternity photos to go with their wedding pictures. We do this for all of our couples that ask for it. There is never any additional charge for this service. We just intermix our normal wedding photography coverage, but add some maternity images.
The couple had their romantic city hall civil marriage in what some officiants call the Great Rotunda. It is the default place for city hall marriages and obviously one of our favorite spots to photograph. Maya and Maciej were able to keep their guest count fairly low which was a good thing since city hall is now enforcing the limit to 6. In the old days, couples could get away with bringing larger groups. If fact, some couples invited close to 20 people to their Rotunda ceremony. This no longer is allowed due to previous issues with noise and unruly guests. One thing to note anyway, is that the Rotunda at city hall isn't really large enough to accommodate huge guest counts. So this works out well and makes the couple more comfortable and relaxed during their civil ceremony.
Immediately after the San Francisco city hall ceremony was complete, we lined up the guests to provide some beautiful and memorable family and friend photos. As SF city hall wedding photographers for many years, we understand how important this phase of the event is to the bride and groom. For that reason, we never rush through these pictures and make sure that our couple receives every family combination they want. In addition, we will often suggest combos that the bride and groom may not think about. In this way, we acknowledge that these pictures are important and a very key aspect of any wedding photography shoot. We have heard in the past from some of our couples that they didn't appreciate other wedding photographers they had experience with who rushed through these shots. So we make sure to prioritize this, but also efficiently make our way through these pictures so the couple can start on the SF City Hall photo tour.
Once we completed all of the activity detailed above, it was time for the couples city hall photography tour. As usual, we escorted the couple throughout the building and covered all 4 floors with various backgrounds and poses. We always try to make this part of the wedding fun for the couple. We want them to look forward to their photo session!