We had a wonderful time with this bride and groom at San Francisco city hall. They asked us to have their city hall wedding photography show lots of the building's architecture and we were more than happy to oblige. We feel that our specialty at City Hall is displaying the amazing Beau Arts inspired architecture while still highlighting the couple. One of the traits of this type of architecture is the repeating lines and symmetrical patterns. As you can see in the image above, even the hallway displays this characteristic. We placed our Bride and Groom just slightly off center in the hallway and the bride did the rest with this cute kiss. In the photo below, the couple appears quite small, but we always included plenty of close ups such as the main photo above.
Above is another example city hall's fantastic architecture. Note how balanced everything is. It is great for wedding photography! Being a wedding photographer at San Francisco City Hall can be a quite different type of place to pose your couples. This is mainly because of the architecture. In standard portrait photography you try not to always put the couple in the center of the photo. In some cases it is appropriate, but often we try to use the rule of thirds and place the couple off center maybe one third of the way over from the edge of the frame. While we still do this at City Hall, we also create quite a few photos like the one above where we center the couple and try to also key in on the architecture. To avoid distortion, centering the photos is usually necessary. Otherwise the repeating lines and parallel architecture of City Hall looks out of place. One of the hallmarks of Beaux Arts architecture is the even patterns caused by repeating lines. We strive to include photos that show this beauty.