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A Drizzly San Francisco City Hall Wedding

June 1, 2023

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I had the incredible opportunity to capture a truly special and intimate moment in Vina and David’s lives – their San Francisco City Hall wedding. It was a day filled with love, laughter, and a whole lot of rain.

San Francisco is a city known for its unpredictable weather, and this day was no exception. It seemed like the clouds were determined to soak every inch of the city. But despite the downpour, Vina and David’s spirits remained high, and their excitement was infectious.

Before heading to City Hall, Vina and David rented out a stunning Airbnb in San Francisco. The space was a perfect mix of gorgeous and funky, setting the tone for the day – one of celebration and joy. As I clicked my camera throughout the morning, I could feel the anticipation building. The air was filled with a sense of new beginnings, of stepping into a new chapter together.

When we finally arrived at City Hall, the rain seemed to intensify. And yet, Vina and David didn’t let the weather dampen their spirits. Instead, they embraced the rain as a part of their story, a unique element that would make their day even more memorable.

As we entered City Hall, I couldn’t help but be in awe of the grandeur and beauty that surrounded us. This iconic building served as the perfect backdrop for their ceremony, a symbol of their commitment and love. Vina and David exchanged vows, surrounded by their immediate family members, and there wasn’t a dry eye in the room – both from tears of joy and the rain outside.

After the ceremony, we had planned to head to a trendy pizza parlor in the city to continue the celebration. However, due to the weather, the restaurant had to close. But Vina and David took it all in stride. They didn’t let a little rain ruin their favorite day yet.

Instead, we decided to bring the party back to the Airbnb. We ordered some delicious pizza and popped open a bottle of champagne. The atmosphere was filled with laughter and love as Vina and David celebrated their new journey as a married couple. The rain continued to pour outside, but inside, the warmth and joy were palpable.

As I reflect on this experience, I am reminded of the beauty of love and the strength of the human spirit. Vina and David taught me that no matter the circumstances, it’s possible to find joy and happiness. They embraced the unexpected, and in doing so, created memories that will last a lifetime.

Being a destination wedding photographer, I am continuously amazed at the stories I have the privilege of witnessing and capturing. Every couple is unique, and every wedding is a journey of growth, both for the couple and for me as an artist.

The rain may have added an unexpected twist to Vina and David’s wedding day, but it also brought them closer together. It reminded them of the importance of flexibility, of cherishing the present moment, and of finding beauty in the midst of chaos.

Thank you, Vina and David, for inviting me to be a part of your special day. Thank you for reminding me of the power of love and the beauty that can be found even in the rainiest of days. It is an honor to be your San Francisco City Hall photographer, to capture your love story, and to join you on this journey.

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My heart and passion for this work is summed up by the act of service. From the first wedding I ever photographed to ones years later—I’ve yet to come down from the high of being part of a couple’s best day and putting it in digital form to look back on for a lifetime. I take my craft seriously, and that means serving you in all aspects on your wedding day, and the days leading up to it.

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