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San Francisco City Hall Wedding Photographer
San Francisco City Hall is a beautiful wedding venue where Joe Di Maggio married Marilyn Monroe and Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera proclaimed their union. It’s a spectacular building with incredible opportunities for photography.

We are Mike and Nat and we LOVE to photograph weddings at the San Francisco City Hall. These celebrations are usually very intimate and we love to capture the emotions. Our seven years of experience with the City Hall have allowed us to find all the great angles and opportunities of this venue.

We Offer Two Simple Packages:

  • Up to Two Hours – your ceremony and portraits in and around the City Hall – $995.
  • Up to Three Hours – includes one additional photo location anywhere in San Francisco – $1,295.

San Francisco City Hall Wedding Photographer Packages Include:

  • Your high-resolution and edited photographs are ready to download within 3 weeks of your wedding.
  • Additional photography time for preparations and photo locations can be added at $300/hour.
  • Dates are booked first come, first served. Reserve your wedding by getting in touch with us right now.

Here is why we rock:

  • Our 7 years of experience with the City Hall and helps us capture all of your spontaneous candids, ceremony close-ups, and creative portraits.
  • City Hall ceremonies are usually very short and we know how to work quickly to capture the important moments.
  • Choco Studio’s style is a blend of unobtrusive documentary coverage with a flair for creative and natural portraits.
  • We use professional high-resolution cameras, lenses, and always bring back-up equipment.

Our studio specializes in wedding photography and we offer custom-designed wedding albums, engagement sessions, and day-after photo sessions. San Francisco City Hall wedding packages are available Monday-Friday. City Hall packages do not include reception dinner coverage but please contact us for details on our Wedding Collections for full wedding coverage.

Learn more about the SF City Hall wedding packages, see more galleries, and reserve your date by getting in touch!

Some of our favorite City Hall moments:

Bride and groom in SF City Hall

 

San Francisco City Hall wedding staircase

San Francisco City Hall elopement

San Francisco City Hall portrait of bride

 

SF City Hall wedding ceremony photography

 

Emotional guests at San Francisco City Hall wedding ceremony

 

 

SF City Hall Gay Wedding Photographer

Creative portraits in San Francisco City Hall

 

San Francisco City Hall wedding photographer

 

SF City Hall wedding photographer

 

San Francisco City Hall intimate wedding

 

San Francisco City Hall wedding ring exchange

 

SF City Hall elopement

San Francisco City Hall Elopement Wedding

San Francisco City Hall Elopement Wedding

San Francisco City Hall Elopement Wedding

The San Francisco City Hall is a wonderful place for an elopement. We photograph couples who come from other states, and even countries to get married at our City Hall.

Katherine and Joseph visited from Miami and wanted to have a private and memorable elopement in our beautiful town.

Click here to see more wedding photos from an elopement at the San Francisco City Hall.

 

 

SF City Hall Wedding

SF City Hall Wedding

SF City Hall Wedding

Weddings often allow us to meet people with whom we click right away. Sveta and Dae are the sweetest couple and we are still in touch with them, several years after their SF City Hall wedding.

We love to roam the City Hall and come up with new angles and ideas for creative portraits.

Click here to see more photos from an SF City Hall Wedding.

 

 

St Francis Yacht Club Wedding Photos

St Francis Yacht Club Wedding Photos

St Francis Yacht Club Wedding Photos

Some couples choose to have a ceremony at the San Francisco City Hall and a reception dinner at another venue. Anna and Gary had their beautiful party at the St Francis Yacht Club.

Their ceremony took place on the Mayor’s Balcony at the City Hall. We just loved the style of this wedding!

Click here to see reception photos from the St Francis Yacht Club and a ceremony on the Mayor’s Balcony.

 

San Francisco City Hall Same-Sex Wedding

San Francisco City Hall Same-Sex Wedding

San Francisco City Hall Same-Sex Wedding

We were so thrilled when equality prevailed and every couple was finally able to get married. This was a wedding between two people in love and we were honored to be a part of their day.

We believe that skin-color and gender have no meaning when it comes to love. It’s absolutely wonderful when people have equal rights.

Click here to see more photos from a same-sex wedding at the City Hall.

 

 

City Hall Wedding Photos

City Hall Wedding

City Hall Wedding

Many of our City Hall wedding couples choose to have additional locations for portraits. This usually happens after the ceremony and adds a nice variety to the scenes and backgrounds.

There are an infinite number of gorgeous settings in San Francisco. We traveled to The Palace of Fine Arts on this beautiful day.

Click here to see more photos from a ceremony at the City Hall and portraits at The Palace of Fine Arts.

 

SF City Hall Wedding Photographer

SF City Hall Wedding Photographer

SF City Hall Wedding Photographer

This was a winter wedding with a lovely couple who also wanted to travel for additional portrait locations. In addition to the City Hall, we went to Crissy Field and the adjacent Palace of Fine Arts.

Anna’s striking blue wedding colors and unique wedding dress and made for dramatic photos.

Click here to see SF City Hall Wedding Photographer images of a winter wedding.

 

 

San Francisco City Hall Same-Sex Wedding Photographer

San Francisco City Hall Same-Sex Wedding Photographer

San Francisco City Hall Same-Sex Wedding Photographer

It is always an honor for us to be invited to photograph a wedding. But it’s something even more special when a couple has been together for almost 20 years and are only now for the first time allowed to get married.

Kim and Margaret had to wait a very long time and their dream has now become a reality.

Click here to see photos from a Same-Sex Wedding Photographer at the San Francisco City Hall.

 

 

View more photographs created by Choco Studio at the San Francisco City Hall.

Tips for how to get married at City Hall

How
You’ll need two reservations – one to get your marriage license and the second for your ceremony. You can make reservations up to 90 day in advance of your ceremony date. Reservations for City Hall ceremonies can be made online (Online Civil Ceremony Reservations) or in person.

When
Ceremonies are available Monday-Friday from 10am to 3:30pm. The couple and no more than 2 witnesses should arrive to the Room 168 for check-in 10 minutes before your appointment time. There’s a limit of 10 minutes for the ceremony and photos. The ceremony takes about half of the time. We will then photograph you at other beautiful places around City Hall as well as other San Francisco locations.

Who
You will need 1 witness and can have no more than 6 guests, although we have seen bigger gatherings. We have acted as a witness for our clients in the past and are honored to do it again, so just ask.

Where
City Hall offers several places for the ceremony. You can take a Photo Tour of City Hall. The Rotunda is beautiful and free, but unfortunately cannot be guaranteed. Since it’s a popular spot, there may be other couples waiting nearby. The 4th Floor and the Mayor’s Balcony are both more private, can accommodate up to 100 guests, and the space is yours for one hour. You’ll need to reserve them through the Office of Special Events for an additional fee.

Details
Don’t forget to bring legal photo identification, cash or check to pay all fees, a valid marriage license, rings and a witness.

Learn more about the wedding packages, see more galleries, and reserve your date by getting in touch!

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