YOUR City hall wedding memories ARE IN GOOD HANDS 

San francisco city hall wedding expert photography and planning team

City Hall is Our second home - and every wedding there is special

The beauty of a traditional wedding with the ease of an elopement

CONGRATULATIONS on your upcoming wedding! We are so excited for you. Seriously. I get so so so excited on your wedding day like it’s my chance to relive my own wedding day.

City hall has become one of our favorite venues - my associates and I are there at least 1-6 times a week for weddings! It’s timeless and opulent, but offers the flexibility to create the day that you’ve always dreamed of.

To provide the most value, we serve as not only your photographer, but as your guide to City Hall, wedding planner, and confidant. We are here for you to introduce you to the officiants if they walk past us in the hallway (they are all amazing!), and guide you to where to go when you arrive. It's truly my home-office away from home-office - can't wait to show you around!

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The outcome was exceptional and we’re beyond happy with our wedding photos

We owe Emily a huge debt of gratitude! The outcome was exceptional and we're beyond happy with our wedding photos, but Emily also went way above and beyond to make our wedding day a success, we honestly could not have done it without her! I really appreciate her professionalism, flexibility, and willingness to do whatever it takes to make our wedding day and photos as special and amazing as possible. We're so happy we found Emily and you will be too!

Ben B

Our Signature city hall 
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Your wedding will be one for the books 

Our one and only package is perfect for couples that want every moment of their special time at city hall captured - for as little or as long as you will like!

After photographing many city hall weddings, we realized that it's not appropriate to put a time to your wedding coverage there. Some couples are happily done with photos in an hour, some want to take photos for hours. We don't want to lock you in either way. We are flexible - and will guide you through the process and photos, until you feel you got what you needed. 

Every Start-to-Finish City Hall Package Includes:

  • Complete coverage to capture your arrival, check-in, ceremony, and post-ceremony photos both inside and outside City Hall (approximately 1.5-2 hours total time with active photo taking time in the building on average 30-60 minutes).

  • Unlimited pre- and post-ceremony consultations via phone, text, DM, or in person to help you with prep, answer your questions, and more!

  • Sneak peek delivery within 24-72 hours of your wedding, full gallery delivery within 2-3 weeks of your wedding.

  • No "limits" to number of images - you will get all your memories back unless it's super awkward (we do include funny bloopers!), test shots, misfires, etc. (200+ photos on average)

  • Access to my resident Client Happiness Manager to make sure that you’re well taken care of throughout the process.

  • Professionally-edited, high-resolution images.

  • Full printing rights with unlimited downloads.

PRICE: $1,575 with Emily, $1,175 with an associate 

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  • A ceremony officiant - $575

  • Flowers - $275

  • Videography - $950+

  • Additional photo style edits - $150

  • RAW image files - $275

  • A sitter for your pup - $75/hr

  • And more!

Optional add-ons to customize your experience

It’s my mission to provide you with both stunning wedding photography and peace of mind knowing that I’m here to help. To make the process easier, I offer optional package add-ons to create the experience you’re looking for.

Design your day from start-to-finish

Emily is amazing! You will not regret booking with her

We booked her to shoot our small wedding at SFO City Hall. It was a relatively dark and rainy day, but the photos still came out beautifully. Every aspect of dealing with Emily is great: communication (she is super fast!), photo quality, payment, and she even goes above and beyond to help with other vendor suggestions. Couldn’t be happier!

monica y

My most-loved package add-ons

My most-loved package add-ons

We have our signature editing style you see on this page (true to life colors with a little bit of magic), but I totally get you might have also dreamed of being a light and airy couple, or you two are more editorial - we are here to get you those photos too!

Your first editing style is always included with your price. (If you don't choose a specific edit, it will be EJP edit by default)

Check out different edits

PRICE: $150 per additional editing style

Option to Choose Your Editing Style

EJP Original

Black and white


Light and Airy

I offer one additional hour of photo-taking at up to two separate locations. Choose from my top selections or choose your own! For more than 2 locations, my elopement packages might be a better fit! 


 $1,575 with Emily, $1,175 with an associate for TWO LocationS

$975 with Emily, $675 with an associate for one Location

  • Ferry Building/Pier 7/California Street Cable Cars (these cable cars are usually stopped on the tracks, so it’s the perfect time for a sweet photo op!)

  • Ghirardelli Square/Aquatic Beach Park (enjoy the views of the Golden Gate bridge in the distance on a clear day).

  • Alamo Square/Grand View Park (the BEST for 360 degree views of San Fran).

  • Lover’s Lane/Crissy Field (surround yourself with the beauty of nature in these spots).

  • Lands End

  • Muir Woods

  • Palace of Fine Arts/Crissy Field

Not sure where to start? Here are some of my favorite not-so obvious combinations:

Additional San Francisco photoshoot locations

We’re fortunate to live in a city with so many amazing locations to explore. While City Hall is the main event, this add-on allows you to get photos at some other favorite spots around San Francisco.

There’s nothing like revisiting your wedding day on video. With the ability to hear your vows and see your loved ones in action, this package add-on is one of our most popular.


Price: $950+

  • One videographer.

  • A professionally-edited 1-2 minute wedding film.

  • 4K video resolution.

  • One archival edit video (compilation of RAW footage).

  • Final delivery within 8-12 weeks of your wedding, depending on season.

The videography add-on includes:

Wedding Videography

While you bask in that newlywed glow, I’ll be hard at work editing your images. Sneak peeks are sent out 2-3 days following your wedding so you have something to hold you over for the big reveal. After 3-4 weeks, you’ll receive your online photo gallery with all (and I really mean all) of your images from your wedding day. Pour a glass of wine with your honey and enjoy!

image delivery

Reach out to book me or one of my associates for your wedding day. With your package selected and deposit paid, we’ll start planning in earnest! I’ll send over my detailed welcome packet and we’ll meet to discuss your vision. Prior to the big day, you’ll receive a customized timeline and all of my best tips.

Booking and Prep

All of the prep is done, and now it’s time to relax and enjoy your wedding! You’ll have the very best vendors in place to ensure that your wedding exceeds all of your expectations. So live in the moment, feel all the feels, and say yes to the love of your life.

Session Day

Three steps to forever photos

My simple, stress-free process

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meet emily jenks

Hi, I’m Emily - an attorney-turned-photographer who’s passionate about preserving snapshots from people’s lives. I strayed from my previously-chosen career path after realizing that I wasn’t feeling fulfilled. Long story short, my sweet husband signed me up for a photography class and it was one of my favorite days. I loved everything about the art of taking photos. After a few months of practice I knew that I had found my second career. I’m dedicated to capturing every little detail from your most-loved memories, and I’m so honored to be a part of your journey. 

She captured us so perfectly

We had the MOST amazing experience with Emily. Everything was very clearly communicated and she was so quick getting us our pictures of our city hall wedding. She captured us so perfectly and created such beautiful photos. I can't say enough good things about her and her work!

ahna g

City Hall Wedding ASSOCIATES

My team of pros with cameras at-the-ready



Frequently Asked


We book up to a year in advance, and if you tell me you want to get married today at city hall, we will make it happen! That's a perk of having experienced and reliable associates on our team. Between all of us, we will find someone to be there for you!




Absolutely. I can recommend vendors for every part of your wedding day. Bonus - they’re all the BEST at what they do! 

Can you help me find other vendors I need?


Of course. I’m here to answer any and all questions you may have. If you’re unsure of what you’d like to choose, let’s chat!

Can we talk through all of the add-ons before deciding on our package?


No! To secure your session date on my calendar, all I require is a $100 deposit. Your remaining balance will be due at a later time. 

Do I need to pay the entire balance at time of booking?


If you don’t see your question answered above, please feel free to fill out my contact form or email me directly at

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Are you ready to see your vision come to life?

Photographing couples getting married at San Francisco’s City Hall is one of my absolutely favorite things to do! I honestly wished that I got married there, and it’s such a special occasion every time. As much as I am there (I am there 1-6 times a week!), every couple has a different story, and I love to learn about them, and bring their personality out in the photographs.

I can't wait to work with you!

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