This day has been a long time coming for Nancy and Quoc. They’ve each had siblings who have thrown huge weddings with hundreds of guests, but they really just wanted something simple: no big celebration, just to be married. So they made their appointment for San Francisco City Hall, and it was just the two of them, with a photographer along to document the day. Simple, romantic, and beautiful.
I do have some secrets for getting these empty City Hall shots that really show of the architecture of the place, but the biggest one is just time. If you want an empty space, you have to be willing to spend a good bit of time waiting for other people to clear out! I recommend at least two hours for your session here and maybe a third if you’d like to add another location too.
Congratulations, you two! You’re finally married!
Anna Wu is a wedding and portrait photographer based in San Francisco. She combines a “fine art” aesthetic, with a photojournalistic approach to beautifully and intuitively capture the moments of a wedding day. She loves a simple elopement as much as an elaborate party. Special rates for City Hall weddings are available. View more of her work at annawu.com.