LGBT Wedding Photographer at City Hall in San Francisco. Jack and Ryan. Love wins!

This romantic love story begins with a long distance relationship. Jack and Ryan met while Jack was vacationing in Thailand, and after a couple of years of long distance courtship, Ryan moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where they were finally able to marry under California law. The hosted the LGBT wedding ceremony at San Francisco’s City Hall and their wedding reception was held in the delightful Japanese Tea Garden no less!  Because both Jack and Ryan couldn’t be more whimsical and fun I photographed their wedding photos in a very playful and artistic way.  It was raining when we got to the Golden Gate Bridge for their couple wedding portraits but I got the most awesome and unique wedding photo of them jumping with balloons with the drops of rain on my windshield.  We also took wedding portraits around City Hall and The Japanese Tea Gardens with their bridal party and had the best day ever —Yeah, Love wins!

Wedding photographer at City Hall in San Francisco in Bay Area. Veronika and Oleg.

This creative couple had a City Hall Wedding in San Francisco.  The bride contacted me from Moscow, Russia with some very editorial ideas for her wedding — she even brought rabbit masks! The dinner reception took place on the elegant Napa Valley Wine Train. Talk about an incredible backdrop for your wedding photography photos!  It looked like it was right out of a movie!

Wedding Photographer at Argnonaut Hotel in San Francisco. Natalie and Andrew.

Natalie and Andrew had their wedding ceremony and reception at the Argonaut Hotel in San Francisco. This was a totally flawless day for an adorable couple. They thought of some wonderful special touches like enjoying an Irish coffee at the famous Buena Vista in Fisherman’s Wharf with their entire bridal party before their wedding ceremony. We walked around I did their San Francisco wedding photography portraits on the iconic cable car and around Fisherman’s Wharf.  We even did their wedding couple portraits on a valet dolly with the concierge in the photo.  I love the wedding image of the couple framed by the red doors in Ghiradelli Square and they are sticking out their tongues.  Such a Fun day and beautiful San Francisco Wedding for a fantastic couple!

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Wedding Photographer at The Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco. Angela and Yuan.

Angela and Yuan were married at the coveted and iconic Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco It’s a fabulous wedding venue for your wedding ceremony and your reception.  The natural light that pours into the windows are so dramatic and the art deco details at The Julia Morgan Ballroom are so great as a backdrop to your wedding photography.  It literally frames a couple in their images as the architecture is so intricate and bold.  This was a FUN wedding.  The couple and their bridal party literally danced down the aisle for the procession and their recession during their wedding ceremony.  Such a fun festive group they had and I had so much fun as the wedding photographer capturing all this fun in downtown San Francisco!

 

Wedding Photographer at St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco. Megan and Russell.

Such a classic San Francisco wedding! The couple got ready at the Mark Hopkins Intercontinental, with formal wedding  photos taken at the Palace of Fine Arts. They were married at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, and the wedding reception was at the St. Francis Yacht Club in the Marina where this awesome couple partied hard with a corn hole toss, photo booth and tons and tons of over the top fun dancing. The wedding photography was artistic and photojournalistic in style.  They also wanted to incorporate classic wedding photography into their images so we took formal wedding photography images at The Palace of Fine Arts.  I love using light and color to highlight my subjects as a wedding photographer and each wedding venue location had it’s incredible light source so I had a magical day photographing Megan and Russell.  Here’s to magic all their years ahead of them!

 

 

Wedding photographer at San Francisco City Hall. Natalie and Mike

Lovely Wedding at San Francisco City Hall.  I loved photographing this couple’s wedding images by framing them in a silhouette at City Hall in San Francisco.  We had so much with their exit as well as all the guests jumped for the wedding images and it was such a fun celebration.  We also took a wedding detail image of Natalie, the bride’s, cute little blue shoes.  San Francisco City hall has the most exquisite architecture and it always looks spectacular in wedding photography!  I love photographing weddings at City Hall! Here’s wishing Natalie and Mike a beautiful life together!

 

Wedding Photographer at The Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco. Krissy and Max

The Julia Morgan Ballroom is a perfect place for a wedding in San Francisco. It has the most incredible art deco architecture so your wedding photos have the most stellar backgrounds and the lighting is spectacular to capture your wedding reception photos at sunset. The light comes in through the windows just in time to highlight your first dance as husband and wife. It’s an honor to be a wedding photographer and I know these traditions are so important to be captured in an photojournalistic way but to also keep them artistic and beautiful.  Krissy and Max did a first look at Omni Hotel where they were staying before they hopped across the street to the Julia Morgan Ballroom for their ceremony in the lobby. The wedding reception was upstairs on the penthouse floor with the glamorous San Francisco City skyline peeking in through the windows.  Fabulous wedding and such a fun and sweet couple!  Here’s to lots of wonderful times together, Krissy and Max!

 

Wedding photographer at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco. Allison & Drew.

I had the honor to photograph such a beautiful wedding at the iconic and posh Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco. The wedding photographs are very urban and architecturally artistic as the bride Allison wanted her wedding images to reflect the beauty of downtown San Francisco with all it’s glory.  She even wanted to include the TransAmerica Building and The Bentley staircase in her wedding couple photographs.  Allison and Drew had the most incredible appetizers that I took photographs of.  I love being a photographer at these grand events when they serve food this amazing!  Such a fun couple and lots of dancing went on late through the evening!

Wedding Photographer at The Generals Residence in San Francisco.

Another perfect wedding at The General’s Residence in sweepingly beautiful Fort Mason, San Francisco.

Gay Wedding photographer at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, Bay Area. Peter and Jared

I can’t say enough about how fantastic this wedding was! I loved everything about documenting Peter and Jared’s amazing day.  We did couple wedding photographs at their hotel and at the Grace Cathedral.  I love photographing same sex weddings as I am honored to be a part of progressive civil right change.  Being a LBGT wedding photographer is one of my favorite things and I am most proud of being to work with these exceptional couples.  They are so positive and have the deepest level of compassion and emapthy.  In perfect SF style, they had a cable car deliver them to their ceremony at the magnificent Grace Cathedral. They prepped for the wedding at the luxurious Scarlet Huntington Hotel, and their reception was at a club so swanky I’m not allowed to mention its name online! Peter’s children were in attendance with their partners, all beaming with happiness for their father. We had so much fun taking photo journalistic style wedding photos of them all at the wedding reception and took some more artistic and stylized wedding photos of the couple around the venue. Food stations were everywhere with every kind of food imaginable. Such a beautiful day full of so much love…Congrats!