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San Francisco City
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Let me be your city hall BFF! You focus on getting married and I'll worry about the rest. While you marry your person, I'll focus on capturing all the beautiful emotions that come with your wedding celebration. 

Intimate, timeless + celebratory wedding photos

Congratulations! I am so excited that you’re getting married and are interested in having me document this celebration for you. I love all courthouses, especially San Francisco’s City Hall and have been so lucky to photograph countless couples getting married there for over 3 years. 

My focus on your wedding day is to capture all the emotions that come along with saying I do. From the moment you arrive to when you leave, it's my job to capture all the little and big moments of your day. City Hall is a historic building filled with so many beautiful spots inside - together we will explore the courthouse stopping in locations that you love. Your photos should be a reflection of you and I want to delivery you a gallery that you love. 

"As soon as we booked our San Francisco city hall ceremony for early 2022, we knew we wanted Shannon to capture this intimate, but very special day. She’s so fun to work with and really knows how to get those keepsake shots. More than a professional and talented photographer, she brings such a light and is excited to actually be there to share your day with you. I recommended her to a coworker who was also getting married at SF City Hall, and of course, they were beyond happy with their photos! I’ve also had the honor of working with Shannon for product shoots, and Engagement Photos during her mini sessions, and we’re always overjoyed with the photos! So we 1000% recommend booking with Shannon!”

She brings such a light and is excited to actually be there to share your day with you.

 - Christina + Joey


Courthouse Pricing + Packages

Your City Hall Package includes: 


Sneak Peeks 

Print Rights




Customized Timeline

Print Shop

Where we iron out the who, what, where, when and how

Preview images are available the same week of your ceremony 

Print rights to all hi-res, edited images 

Year access to a personal online gallery 

That’s me! Need a witness, I’ve got you. 

1.5-2 hours of coverage with the option of adding more time

A $50 credit to my shop to print your fave photos 

Need a little day of organization? Leave wedding planning to me 

Once booked, clients receive access to: 

  • Vendor Referrals: Build your city hall dream team!
  • Location Suggestions: Perfect SF locations for post or pre ceremony photos
  • City Hall Expertise: Unlimited communication as we plan your wedding 
Packages start at $900.00 


We had the pleasure of working with Shannon for my wedding and I couldn't have been happier!

We had the pleasure of working with Shannon for my wedding and I couldn't have been happier! She was professional, attentive, and captured the vision we had for our big day.

The final photo album was a stunning and captured the essence of our wedding at San Francisco City Hall. Shannon was also incredibly generous with their time, going above and beyond to deliver a beautiful album and additional prints for us to cherish for years to come.

-Chris and Kelsey

How it works

The Booking Process

  1. Inquire: Let’s make sure we’re the right fit. Contact me for more detailed pricing 
  2. Meet: Phone, Zoom or Coffee - your choice! You bring the questions, I got the answers. 
  3. Book: Sign that dotted line! A contract and retainer are required at booking to hold your wedding date.
  4. Plan: I’ll work directly with you to build the perfect timeline for your day! 
  5. Celebrate: It’s wedding day! You enjoy yourselves, I’ll take it from here!

Post-celebration you’ll receive a few sneak peaks of your wedding day to enjoy while I work on completing your full gallery! Galleries are turned around in 6-12 weeks depending on how busy the season is! 

Pinterest-worthy Galleries

 Enjoy some of my favorite weddings over the years! 


Chris and Kelsey's Iconic San Francisco Celebration

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Anne and David's Casual Courthouse Ceremony

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Abby and Brandon's SF City Hall Wedding

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Ready to Start Planning?

Here are a few commonly asked questions that clients ask that might help you plan: 

What are my options when getting married at City Hall?

You’ve got three options here: a private ceremony, a civil ceremony or public ceremony. A private rental is a dedicated time and space for you to have a short ceremony. Often, you’ll be located on the Fourth Floor Gallery or the Second Floor Mayor’s balcony. You can use an officiant of your choice or ask for one from the city. 

A Civil Ceremony is a dedicated time and held on the second floor at the top of the stairs where you’ll be assigned an officiant. 

A public ceremony is not a reserved space or time. Instead, you will bring your own officiant and we will find a quiet location to get you married. 

How much does it cost to get married at City Hall?

The cost to hold a civil ceremony at San Francisco City Hall will currently set you back about $200. It’s around $110 for the license (it can be less, as each CA county sets their own price) plus $90 for the ceremony. This includes the officiant. This is just the cost of the licenses and ceremony - if you’d like a private ceremony, then space rental starts at $1,000. Additionally, this doesn't include the cost of add ons like: photography, videography, flowers or hair and make up.

What should I expect of my civil ceremony?

If you chose to go with a civil ceremony, you can expect to check in with the County Clerk before your appointment time. Once you're checked in, they will take you back to the office to fill out a few forms and have your witness sign the marriage license. Photos aren’t allowed in the Clerk’s office, but I am happy to be your witness! After that, your officiant will bring you out to the rotunda. Oftentimes you’ll go up to the second floor at the top of the grand staircase and your ceremony will begin! Civil ceremonies will last anywhere between 4-6 minutes. After, we will head to an open space to capture some family photos and then explore city hall to get you some gorgeous couples portraits. 

What kind of ceremony should I book? 

The biggest factor for booking a private ceremony is how many guests you might have. For Civil Ceremonies, you’re allowed 6 guests or less (including your photographer). This is the biggest factor for wanting a private ceremony, where you have a dedicated space that allows up 100 people. 

The second factor is how personal you’d like to get. Civil ceremonies are very short and don’t leave much room for a unique experience. You’ll want to book a private ceremony if you’d like to do your own vows, want music, want choice of location in city hall, and want more privacy.

Lastly, if you’d like privacy - the public and civil ceremony options don't have any room for intimacy. One thing to remember is that City Hall gets really busy. They have multiple weddings every hour. So, if you have a large group or just want a space to yourself, then I’d book a private ceremony. 

Can I choose where to get married for my Civil Ceremony?

Currently, no. The majority of civil ceremonies happen in the rotunda or at the top of the grand staircase. If you want control over location, consider a private ceremony where you bring your own officiant. 

When’s the best time to beat the crowds?

If you can grab the first time slot of 9AM that is the best time for photos at City Hall. You beat the crowds and you get the best lighting. If you’re unable to get the early morning slot, I recommend grabbings a slot later in the day. If it's Spring and summer you can fo 4:00PM, if it fall and winter, you can grab 3:00PM. Those time slots are still less busy and allow for nice afternoon light. 

What should we wear? 

City Hall is a historic and ornate building, so dressing up is totally okay! I’ve seen everything from full tuxedos and wedding gowns to suits and jumpsuits. I would use your wedding as an excuse to get dolled up! One thing to note, even through San Francisco is notoriously cold, City Hall can get really warm - especially on the fourth floor! 

What should we bring?

You’ll need to bring your marriage license, unless you are picking it up on your wedding day, and your government-issued ID. If you have rings, don’t forget to bring those either! 

How do we get to City Hall?

Public transportation is always an option, but I encourage you to drive or grab an Uber/Taxi. You’ll be wearing nice outfits and carrying rings, I want you to be as safe as possible going to your wedding. There is an underground parking lot right in front of City Hall that you can park at hourly. Street parking is available, but a lot of it is limited to 45-minutes or an hour.

How long does it take to get married and get photos?

I’d plan for at least 2 hours. I like to work quickly to navigate the crowds and get you the most creative and beautiful photos. But sometimes we need to wait for certain areas. I would plan for about an hour for your ceremony depending on how fast you are processed and then about an hour of photos. Most of my clients and I work together for about 90 minutes. 

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Hey! I'm Shannon!

I'm a Bay Area Wedding and Portrait photographer serving clients for the last 6 years.  I love documenting the moments worth celebrating. From wedding to days, to building a family, I'm there. 

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