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San Francisco City Hall Elopement Wedding: Katherine and Joseph


You know how people say that we usually don’t treasure what we have? Time and time again it proves to be true. How special is the San Francisco City Hall to all of us?

I used to work right across the street from it and never seemed to notice it. The lawns around it were a good place to have lunch on a sunny day, but nothing more than that. To the people living in and around San Francisco who run past it every day it’s often just another building.

Well, what I didn’t know until recently is just how many people from all over the US come to the San Francisco City Hall to get eloped. That’s right, I think almost half of the weddings we shoot at City Hall are actually destination weddings. Some couples have even told us that it is not San Francisco that lured them in, but in fact the beauty of the City Hall.

Katherine and Joseph recently came all the way from Miami for their elopement at the San Francisco City Hall. We got pretty lucky with the weather on this day (as if our weather can ever be nice enough for a visitor from Miami :) Well, the weather was good enough and following their ceremony we left their guests behind to spend a couple of ours driving Katherine and Joseph around to show them our beautiful city and to take photographs at many of the San Francisco sights.

Here are our favorites from the day:


SF City Hall elopement


San Francisco City Hall elopement photography


Majority of the City Hall elopements that we photograph happen on Friday afternoons. Unfortunately it’s a very popular time slot, so the building is always full of people. Katherine and Joseph choose to have their wedding on Tuesday morning, and we were excited to see an absolutely empty City Hall. I’ve always wanted to capture this perspective without people all over the floors, so this made me very happy:

San Francisco City Hall elopement pictures


San Francisco City Hall elopement photographer


San Francisco City Hall elopement portrait


San Francisco City Hall elopement bride and groom


SF City Hall elopement photography


SF City Hall elopement photographer


SF City Hall elopement portrait


Congratulations Katherine and Joseph, hope you have an amazing time in Hawaii and enjoy your honeymoon!


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June 7, 2012 - 6:55 pm

Katherine and Joseph - We want to express our genuine elation with our photographs. We truly do love them and must say that we are so thankful that we had the great fortune to have you two as our photographers. Your work is beyond fabulous and what is even more impressive is that in addition to a superb product, you extend genuine kindness and thoughtfulness. That touch of humanity that you impart to others in business truly does speak volumes and I believe should be readily emulated by many other businesses. It truly makes a world of a difference to know that you adore your craft and genuinely care about the people that you are working with. Thank you both for going above and beyond the norm and for making our special day one which can never be forgotten. We have received countless compliments on the artistic nature and elegant flair of our wedding photographs and are happy to say that we owe it all to you.

May 21, 2012 - 10:58 am

Choco Studio - Thank you everyone! We appreciate your words.

May 21, 2012 - 10:57 am

Albert - nice shot. love all the different color of lights

May 21, 2012 - 10:57 am

Alena - Love the shapes and lighting

May 21, 2012 - 10:56 am

Sveta - Yes, as SF City Hall elopers ourselves, we loved our special, intimate wedding and our beautiful pictures by Choco Studio. And the pictures you posted now are stunning, I love the light, and the beautiful couple.

May 21, 2012 - 10:55 am

Mandie - I love that building! What a beautiful session. :)

May 19, 2012 - 1:41 am

Wedding Photography - I love ALL of these! Gosh you two make a killer team. And I LOVE this idea for a wedding!

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