I am not just your San Francisco City Hall Wedding Photographer, I am also your wedding planner, City Hall guide, and your support person! I can be as much or little involved on your wedding day. Up to you, but just know I am here for you. 

CONGRATULATIONS on your upcoming wedding! I am 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.

However long you want me there for on your wedding day, I will be sure to take pictures of your special day where you can keep the memories of your wedding in San Francisco F O R E V E R.

San Francisco Elopement and City hall Photographer

Fully refundable and reschedule-able deposit

Location expertise and guide

Vendor referrals and coordination for booking (hair, makeup, videographer, floral, snacks)

Upon request, fun items like celebratory drink, veil, faux bouquet are also available (no extra charge)

this package include...

Sneak Peeks within 48-72 hours of your elopement - I want you to be able to share your news right away!

Witness (me!) if you need one.

Your personal app of your favorite images so you can access your images easily on your phone (upon request)

Full gallery delivered within three weeks of your wedding with unlimited downloads on all images in 3 different resolutions

Full print rights on all of the edited high-resolution images on an online gallery (you can share this album with friends and family, order prints and products, and download in 3 different resolutions) 

Unlimited pre and post-elopement consultation over phone, text, email, DM on social media, and in person.

Our (photographer and officiant) travel fees are always included.

All workable images are edited and provided - no minimum number of images, I provide a lot! Check out examples of galleries here.

Consultation on the best locations that fits your budget (even if it's $0), permit research, and logistics coordination!

....and extra perks!

"Emily was a true professional and made every effort to make sure our special day was just that and Emily definitely captured the emotion of the day. Photos were top class and the follow through and after sales was exactly as promised."

- mike

Who you are...


Have some “smile at the camera” portraits of you and your VIPs but many un-posed candid moments of you two in love, having fun, and enjoying your big day.

You want a “butterfly” photographer that might gently suggest things to do (can you look at each other?) but not adjust every position ("please move your elbow 10 degrees", etc.)  

You want lots of photos – even if they are technically not perfect, because it’s part of your memory of your big day

Want to have photos that you can pass down to generations to come and someday have your kids say “wow, my parents’ wedding was so much fun!”

Easy going, and love to have fun! 

This package is perfect for couples that want every moment of their special day captured! This package will capture your arrival at City Hall, check-in, the signing of the license, your ceremony, and post-ceremony photos inside and outside of City Hall. (Approximately 1.5-2 hours)

Start-to-Finish City Hall

this packages include:...

Package Details

• Sneak Peek within 48-72 hours of your wedding
• Full gallery delivered within one to two weeks of your wedding
• Full print rights on all of the edited high-resolution images on an online gallery (like these) and app (you can share this album with friends and family, order prints and products, and download in 3 different resolutions)
• Unlimited downloads on all images in 3 different resolutions
• Unlimited pre and post-wedding consultation over phone, text, email, DM on social media, and in person
• Upon request, fun props like "just married" sign, bubbles, balloons (can’t bring balloons in but a fun prop for after the ceremony!), or a clear umbrella for a rainy day
• No watermarks on images (who does that?!)
• Available to be your witness 
• Your personal app of your favorite images so you can access your images easily on your phone (upon request)


City Hall is gorgeous, but there are so many other gorgeous locations throughout San Francisco to explore. You may add an additional hour at a new location to either package above.

I've done shoots all over San Francisco and know some amazing locations, which you can check out on my portfolio page. I also know all 10 beaches in San Francisco really well, and here is the breakdown so you know which beach to choose if you're interested!

Add another SF location to your photo shoot

$875 per location

some of my favorite combinations are:

• Ferry Building/Pier 7/California Street Cable Cars (these cable cars are usually stopped, so the best chance of taking photos with them)
• Russian Hill/City Skyline/Cable Cars passing by followed by ice cream!
• Ghirardelli Square + Aquatic Park Beach (you can see the Golden Gate Bridge in the far distance on a clear day)
• Painted Ladies (Alamo Square) and Grand View Park (360 views of the city on a clear day)
• Lands End (Ocean views, views of the bridge, pretty trees)
• Marshall's Beach (Can't be beaten if you want the bridge and beach combo)
• Palace of Fine Arts and Crissy Field (nice combo of architecture and beach/GGB)
• Lover's Lane (beautiful trees) and Crissy Field (beach and bridge)

Is your preferred date already booked at City Hall? No problem! You can book an officiant through us and still hold your ceremony at City Hall on your original wedding date.

While this is by no means a requirement to be married at City Hall, it is an option that offers you more flexibility and helps you bypass the lines at City Hall.

Add an officiant


Package add-ons

Whether you want your whole time at City Hall captured on video or just your ceremony, we've got you covered! 

This includes one videographer, an edited 1 to 2 minute film shot in 4K, and one archival edit video (compilation of RAW footage). 

Final edit turnaround in about 4 - 8 weeks , depending on the season.

Add a videographer

Starting at $750

Everyone’s wedding preferences are different, so we designed this package to take away any pressure during your wedding day and allow you to start and finish when you want.

After capturing hundreds of City Hall weddings, I found that most weddings at this location last anywhere from an hour to two hours total, with about 30 minutes to 1.5 hours of active shooting time. 

I usually meet you around 15 minutes before your ceremony time, unless otherwise specified. I will help you check-in, make sure your guests (if any) know where to wait, capture the check-in process, and marriage license signing (as much as city hall allows). After these pre-ceremony steps, I will capture your ceremony and post-ceremony photos!

You never know how you'll feel on you wedding day - you may want to explore the entire building and outside, or just stick to a few key places inside and then go eat! Whatever your preference, this package can flex to fit your needs. 

Your day, your way!

It's your big day, and I am here for it! 

What do you imagine your city hall wedding photos to be like? Or even your wedding day - did you want to end your day on the beach with a sunset and champagne and cake? Let's do it! You want to pretend like I'm not even there and you just want all candid shots of your wedding day? I know all the places to hide in City Hall. (I won't be that creepy, but I am totally ok being the "fly on the wall" photographer for you!) 

About Me ~ San Francisco City Hall Wedding Photographer

Photographing for couples getting married at San Francisco’s City Hall is absolutely one of my favorites! 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.

read more fun facts about me here!

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San Francisco Area Elopement, Wedding + Portrait Photographer