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A Chic San Francisco City Hall Wedding + Presidio Reception

I met Jeanne and Brian last year when I photographed their engagement session in San Francisco. They were so fun together and their genuine happiness made it easy to capture the love and playfulness between them! So you can imagine I was thrilled when they asked me to photograph their wedding this year!

For their intimate wedding ceremony they chose the 4th floor of the iconic San Francisco City Hall, which is absolutely my favorite place in all of city hall because of the large windows with natural light streaming in. You definitely can’t find a more grand location for the price (it seriously looks like a palace)! Their reception was held at The Commissary in the Presidio, where they had the whole place to enjoy the evening with all of their family and friends! If you never thought about it before, renting out an entire restaurant is a really great way to host a group of people after your wedding (and you can be sure you’ll get amazing food)! I’m seeing more people do this lately, especially with all the great restaurants in San Francisco and the Bay Area in general!

But ultimate creativity points go to the getting ready locations: Brian treated his guys to a hip San Francisco barbershop experience at Peoples, complete with a real old school shave and beers. And even though Jeanne’s AirBnB canceled at the last minute, we ended up with a great spot for her getting ready photos that had the perfect light and a color scheme to go with her wedding details! How lucky is that?! Keep scrolling to see a glimpse of the day and all of the fun that encompassed the start of Jeanne and Brian’s marriage!


Second Photographer | Shannon May Brown

Ceremony Site | San Francisco City Hall

Reception Location | The Commissary

Guys Getting Ready Location | Peoples Barber & Shop

Dress | Novella Bridal in San Francisco

Flowers | Tango & Foxtrot

Shoes | Badgley Mischka

Jeanne and Brian: Thank you so much for having me as a part of your wedding day and marriage! It’s been an absolute pleasure to witness the love, happiness, and genuine joy you share, and to meet your wonderful family and friends! Thank you for your kindness and trust! I wish you so much more laughter, smiles, and love in your life together! 🙂


In love with San Francisco City Hall? Check out another one of my favorite city hall weddings here!

Or contact me to chat about your own wedding!

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i'm sarah (she/her) , your new quirky, color-loving friend!

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Color and creativity fuel my soul, and whimsical details make my heart happy! I believe in finding joy in the everyday, that real emotions are better than perfectly posed, and that building real connections with my clients is what allows me to create honest photos and capture genuine moments.

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