We have been shooting weddings at San Francisco City Hall for over 12 years with 600+ weddings beautifully photographed. Our combined total weddings photographed are over 1,600! What does this mean to you? It means we know San Francisco City Hall like the back of our hands. We have a profound understanding of where to take you and the best time of the day for beautiful light and fewer crowds. We can also walk you through the whole marriage check-in process and help with the selection of your ceremony location. In short, we provide you with more than just exceptional photographs, we act as your personal city hall wedding consultants. We even offer free wedding planning whether or not you book us to photograph your marriage. This allows you to just relax and enjoy your special day and let us do all the work. NOTE: Now that City Hall has reopened after the Covid-19 closure, there may be slightly less flexibility on the ceremony location. It seems like they are being extra cautious at least for now.
We love to capture the emotion and beauty of your brief stay at San Francisco city hall through pictures. Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life and we treat it that way. If there are any issues on your special day we will work with you to fix them. We pride ourselves on getting involved when needed and becoming part of your support team. A team with the goal of making this the most incredible day of your lives. We are honored to be a part of your celebration and enjoy learning more about each and every couple. Michael is also sometimes joined by Tiana Hunter (pictured below) who also provides her exceptional talent and posing ideas. We have a very stable team that has been together for many years. This helps you feel comfortable with the knowledge that we will deliver the types of photos you see on this site. Tiana has been shooting with us for over 5 years! In addition, Lilly James often helps out with posing and some photography. We will have a bio up for her soon. Toni is taking a leave of absence for a bit to go sailing around the world!
Wedding Photography Style – Relaxed and Fun
Our wedding photography style is easy-going and comfortable, we don’t run you all over the building at a super-fast pace (or Lilly will slow me down!). Instead, we let you stop and smell the roses, taking in the beauty of the building while making sure we obtain creative and romantic pictures of you both. It is important to enjoy your time during the wedding photography session. We are also careful to find out what some of your favorite things are and why you chose San Francisco City Hall as your wedding venue. Some couples ask us to focus on the architecture of the building, while others want more romantic and close-up photography. Either way, we give you some of both but tailor it to fit your individual preferences. We want your final result (album, digital files, or both) to incorporate both traditional and artistic/photojournalistic pictures. The whole emphasis is to make sure you both have a great city hall wedding experience. One of the things that truly sets us apart from many other wedding photographers is that we involve the couple in our art. We talk to you during the shoot and ask you questions, involving you in the process. If you are the type that would rather just sit back and relax, that’s great too! We will work within your own guidelines and preferences to make sure that this is the perfect shoot for you. The important thing is that you receive the type of wedding photography you expect.