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Danielle & Steve's Wedding: City Hall, San Francisco, CA

We first met Steve and Danielle last spring when Steve asked us to document his proposal to Danielle at Sutro Baths at sunset. They were in town from Seattle and Steve and I coordinated the logistics via email and text. Thankfully Danielle said 'yes', and we were so thrilled when they reached out a few months ago saying that they were going to be back in San Francisco this April and wanted us to document their City Hall wedding. This time, of course, we said yes!

Fast forward to their wedding day, I met Steve and Danielle at The Inn at the Presidio where they were staying along with with their families. We got some portraits there before we headed to City Hall. 

Can we just take a second to talk about how gorgeous Danielle looked?! Her dress was perfect on her, and those flowers and her coordinating lipstick just popped off her dress and skin. 

One of the cool things about getting married at City Hall is that you can get your marriage license the same day as your ceremony. The ceremonies are quick and then there is plenty of time to enjoy the amazing venue, which we definitely did!

After getting all the shots we wanted inside of City Hall, we headed across the street to the plaza at the Veterans Memorial. Like the gentleman he is, Steve carried his bride acorss the street to give her feet a little break. 

I love shots like these, where life is happening all around, but the couple is focused on each other. This shot below makes me smile every time! Check out the school boys passing in the background - especially the one on the right side of the frame running to catch up with his buddies. 

And then there were Danielle's flowers again, and her stunning rose gold and diamond ring. 

Danielle and Steve are enjoying their honeymoon in Italy now. I hope to continue to keep up with where life takes them, and maybe have another opportunity to photograph them again in the future! Best wishes, you two!

Flowers by Le Bouquet

Dress by BHLDN

Eduardo & Hannah's SF City Hall Wedding

When I asked these two how they met I learned that Eduardo came to The United States from Brazil for two things: 1) his American Dream, and 2) his Dream Girl - particularly Hannah. They were introduced by a mutual friend and began a long distance relationship. Eduardo must be pinching himself because his dreams came true when he moved to California and now he's married to his dream girl. 

Before the ceremony, Eduardo and Hannah did their paperwork and met with the judge. It was a little more friendly than the usual government paperwork session.

Their ceremony took place in the Rotunda. What an amazing venue! Eduardo and Hannah tied the knot in a short and sweet ceremony surrounded by their closest family.

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It would be hard to find a more grand location for a special event. The sunlight streams in through the large windows all over the building, and the gold details everywhere make you feel like you're in a palace. What a treat for doing some amazing wedding portraits!

These windows are just too glorious to pass by. 

Leave it to San Francisco to change your perceptions of a city hall wedding.

Hannah and Eduardo requested a shot crossing the street in front of City Hall. I didn't get what they meant originally with just a 'crossing the street photo' until they mentioned The Beatles. Then I understood the angle they were looking for. It was a fun, lighthearted way to end our shoot.

This wasn't Abbey Road but it wasn't a bad excuse to stop traffic for a few shots either. 

This wasn't Abbey Road but it wasn't a bad excuse to stop traffic for a few shots either. 

Wishing Eduardo & Hannah a lifetime of happiness and love!