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Elopement Locations for 2020

Jordan and Denise met in Hawaii when he was in the Navy and she was having a little time out from life. The pair quickly fell for each other and continued the long distance romance when she went back to the mainland. They just couldn't forget about each other and decided it was time to [...]

2020-06-24T19:58:07-08:00June 24th, 2020|

5 Steps to Perfect Wedding Ceremony photos!

The centerpiece of your wedding day IS the marriage ceremony. Everything that leads up to it, from choosing your bridal gown or other wedding attire to endless research on wedding day vendors, I know you've put an enormous amount of attention and detail into every single aspect. You probably have a general timeline, whether you [...]

2020-06-19T04:43:05-08:00June 9th, 2020|

9 Things Brides Regret Not Doing For Their SF City Hall Wedding

Hiring a Makeup and Hair Stylist I know a wedding is a big budget day, but if you've spent the money on the dress and photographer, don't try to cut corners by doing your hair and makeup yourself. Trained professionals are going to know all the techniques and products to get your make up [...]

2020-05-27T04:03:33-08:00May 27th, 2020|

15 Delightful ideas For Including Pets At Weddings

Pets at weddings? Absolutely! No matter what kind of wedding you're going to have, elopement, intimate, destination wedding, or a larger weekend gathering, think it through and be prepared. There are endless wedding blog topics that I cover, but this is by far my favorite. Pets are adorable, a big part of life in our [...]

2020-04-23T14:00:05-08:00April 23rd, 2020|

Elopement or Intimate Wedding…whats the difference?

Just about an hour after you get engaged and that beautiful ring gets slipped on your finger and you've called your families and closest friends to tell them the big news and posted a few selfies online, it suddenly hits you. You have to start planning a wedding, an amazing wedding and you [...]

2020-04-09T19:35:45-08:00April 8th, 2020|

Destination Elopement from the U.K.

Tom and Felicity I'm not going to lie, when I saw Felicity, I KNEW Tom was going to tear up when he saw her come down the aisle. She was radiantly happy and a big part of that was that all four of their children and thirty four guests had all flown [...]

2020-02-11T06:54:50-08:00February 11th, 2020|

Spotlight Wedding – Patrick and Nicci

Since we have Patrick and Nicci's wedding video up on our video page, I thought you might like to take a deeper look and see the details of this beautiful wedding, and also how we shoot a wedding when we aren't at San Francisco City Hall. Team members Will and Mindy get [...]

2020-01-09T21:05:40-08:00January 9th, 2020|

Eight Key steps To A a Perfect Surprise Proposal

It's officially engagement season, and everywhere I turn someone is getting down on one knee, or thinking about it! A few months ago I got a phone call from Kunal in Maryland.  He was so sweet, and really wanted to make sure that everything went off without a hitch when he popped the question to his girlfriend, and he had a million ideas, and questions for me.

2019-12-08T05:46:15-08:00December 5th, 2019|

Lauren and Kyle

This couple just have the cool and sweet factor from the get go! Lauren emailed me and told me that she and Scott had booked the Mayors Balcony at San Francisco City Hall which rents for about a thousand dollars for an hour long ceremony and family photo session afterwards. We spent [...]

2019-12-05T20:59:37-08:00November 22nd, 2019|

10 Cool Things To Do On Your San Francisco, California Honeymoon!

Getting married at SF City Hall is always a magical experience, but it's also a bit like walking through a labyrinth with the goal being to come out on the other side as newlyweds. The whole process of getting the license, checking in and then waiting with two other couples for your turn [...]

2017-05-24T07:15:27-08:00May 23rd, 2017|

Ellen + Josh are Getting Married at San Francisco City Hall!

These two planned an epic elopement at San Francisco City Hall, and flew half way across the country to do it. It was a cold , dark winter day, but that makes the old gas lamps (now electric) to glow beautifully in this historic building originally built before the turn of the last century. [...]

2017-01-08T14:51:48-08:00January 8th, 2017|

Eloping to… San Francisco

The last few weeks gave been very exciting for me, I have been co-authoring a blog about the experience couples have when they elope to San Francisco. Carly from epicelopement.co.uk and I have written about the San Francisco City Hall experience, What you need to get married there, and the steps that you [...]

2016-12-23T19:29:38-08:00December 4th, 2016|

California honeymoon destinations, you’ll both love!

So many of the couples who elope at San Francisco City Hall, come from far and wide around the world. Because of this, they often plan an extended honeymoon trip to make the most of the energy they've put forth getting here in the first place. I love talking to my couples about all of [...]

2016-12-23T19:29:38-08:00November 12th, 2016|

Help! I need somebody….

I don't have to tell you that once you say "Yes, I WILL marry you!", the panic of planning your wedding sets in within roughly twenty four hours. I've read a lot of articles on planning a wedding, and all of the experts agree that the most import thing you should consider first [...]

2016-12-23T19:29:38-08:00July 21st, 2016|

Maternity Weddings, 6 Tips For Mom-To-Be Brides!

I'm going to say something I've never said in a blog before: It's baby season! This Spring I have had the honor of photographing so many weddings for gorgeously glowing brides at ALL stages of pregnancy. Some were just showing a bump, others were flaunting it! One thing is for sure, I think [...]

2016-12-23T19:29:38-08:00May 19th, 2016|

The Power of Flowers

Let's talk about your wedding flowers today! Your bridal flowers may just seam like a sort of after thought, and one more thing that you need to add to a growing list of choices to be made for your wedding day. As a photographer I can tell you that to me, they are [...]

2016-12-23T19:29:38-08:00May 9th, 2016|

Aussie couples love San Francisco destination weddings!

I'm really proud of San Francisco and I feel like we've finally arrived on the world stage. Yesterday was the 110th anniversary of the Great Quake of 1906, and if you look at pictures of our City Hall compared to what else was going on with the city at the time, you'd see [...]

2016-12-23T19:29:38-08:00April 23rd, 2016|