San Francisco City Hall Wedding Photographers - Bride's Dress

Candid Moments at San Francisco City Hall

We placed our bride in a great spot in City Hall and made a nice pose. The light is perfect and the bride is beautiful. We are ready to take some amazing posed images and then suddenly the bride reaches back and makes an adjustment to her dress and that ends up being the best image of the day! This is one of my favorite spots to take photos for a city hall wedding.

We head up to the 3rd floor and shoot clear across the building down to the second floor. The break that you see in the gold railing is actually the wheel chair access for the 2nd floor. It creates a perfect frame for our San Francisco city hall wedding photography sessions. I have to admit that I have since incorporated poses similar to this one in some of our wedding coverage now. Nothing matched the spontaneous moment when the bride does something beautiful and we are able to capture it. A long dress with a beautiful train also helps!

Happy City Hall couple leaving the building after nuptials

Recent City Hall Marriage and Family Coverage

The couple in the photo just above was a recent client of ours. They brought most of their family with them to share in their special day. We always love it when brides and grooms bring family because it gives us the opportunity for candid pictures in between all the posed ones. Kids will always surprise you and make a wedding photography session more fun. For this particular wedding the couple had some smaller children, which are always fun to take candid pictures of. All you really need to do as a wedding photographer is train the camera on the children and wait for them to do something funny.

One of the reasons I frequently work at San Francisco City Hall with a second shooter is to help capture those kinds of moments. If I know in advance that family members are coming I make sure to bring Lily or Tiana with me. We cannot guarantee that you will have two wedding photographers for your city hall marriage, but we promise to try. When you book with us you can also send a special request to have two photographers at your wedding. just drop us an email and let us know. We will do the best to accommodate you. In the photo below, you can see the kids wearing masks, which is a major clue that this wedding was shortly after the Pandemic ended. There were still some concerns obviously and these children took the necessary precautions.

Children of newlyweds waiting their turn for photos