May 10, 2016

Amanda + Joel’s San Francisco City Hall Elopement

Weddings

Amanda and Joel contacted me a month or so before their elopement and I was thrilled. I had never shot an elopement before let alone at San Francisco City Hall. It was on a Monday, following up a long weekend of two weddings in two other cities so I was expected to be exhausted when it came to that day but instead it was deeply peaceful, calming and sacred experience. None of the pressure that can exist in a wedding was present, it was only two people fully focused on keeping the moment safe, intimate and authentic with four of their close friends. We had so much fun hitting up Golden Gate Park afterward and swapping favorite restaurants in the city. They’re wonderful souls and we’re so honored we were one of the few people to witness such a monumental event.

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