San Francisco City
Hall Photographer 

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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. 

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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. 

Signature Courthouse Package

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 sent ta few days after 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 

A customized wedding timeline to help plan your day

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 $1,200.00 

Popular add ons

Celebrate your wedding day your way. Whether it's a cozy reception, a family happy hour, or an escape to the beach, I'm here to capture it all.

Additional Time

You can add coverage time to your package in 30 or 60 minutes increments. 

reception coverage

Planning a local dinner or a reception at your house - I'd love to tag along. 

Second location

Looking for a little more variety in your photos - then let's explore a second location. 


The Booking Process

Did you know you'll spend a lot of your wedding day with your photographer? Getting to know each other is vital to make sure I'm the right fit to help you celebrate! Check out my booking process:

Step 1


Let's make sure we're the right fit! Fill out my contact form to get more information on packages, pricing, and my approach to wedding photography.

Step 2

Let's Meet

Phone, Zoom, or Coffee - your choice! You bring the questions; I've got the answers. We will spend this time chatting. There's no pressure to book here, just a little opportunity to meet and talk about your wedding day.

Step 3

Make it Official

t's time to sign on that dotted line! A completed contract and retainer are required at booking to secure your wedding date.

Step 4

Review your Custom Timeline

A few weeks out from your wedding day, we will hop on a call together to review the custom timeline of your day! This goes over when special events are happening and which VIPs deserve a little more camera time.

Step 5

It's Wedding Day! 

Wohoo, all the planning paid off. It's your wedding day. I'll spend my day near you, capturing your epic moments, the big hugs, the moments with grandparents, and the tears shed. With my team, we will make sure to do everything we can to make you feel like a star on your day.

Step 6

Gallery Day! 

A few days after you wedding, I'll send some preview images for you to enjoy and in 6-10 weeks you'll have a complete online gallery in your inbox for you to enjoy and relive your wedding day. Galleries pair well with left over wedding wine. 

John + Emily
Mayor's Balcony

Martin and Kiara
Elope at City Hall

Kyle + Malia's City
Hall Wedding

Don't be shy, click a pic & explore a galley! 


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. 

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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