Are you planning a short-notice, small wedding or elopement?

Many couples don’t want to wait. They are planning to get married in the very near future, eloping, or rushing a small ceremony with their photographer, some close friends, and family but dispensing with or postponing the reception party. 

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San Francisco Civil Marriage Elopement Photo Story Award

San Francisco Civil wedding image showing This couple about to have a romantic and sweet wedding at the San Francisco City Hall

San Francisco Civil Marriage Elopement Picture Story Award | This couple enjoyed a romantic and sweet wedding at the San Francisco City Hall

This couple enjoyed a romantic and sweet wedding at the San Francisco City Hall. There were no fancy decorations, no crowds of guests. Instead, the only two things present were the love and joy between the couple—simple and sincere. The simple elegance of the day allowed the two to share an intimate and private day together, making their wedding all the more memorable. In addition to being Lilian and Yoav's photographer and having the opportunity to capture the most honest moments of their wedding, I am also honored to have served as the witness to their marriage.

Yoav puts his arm around Lilian’s back and carries her purse in his other hand as the two walk up the steps of the ornate city hall together.

San Francisco City Hall wedding image from the ceremony check-in of the clerk telling them what to expect during the event

San Francisco Civil City Hall Elopement Ceremony Photography | At the ceremony check-in inside City Hall, the clerk told them what to expect during the ceremony

At the ceremony check-in inside City Hall, the clerk told them what to expect during the ceremony. She prepares the eager couple as they listen intently from their seats next to each other.

A Civil wedding Ceremony photo from an indoor SF City Hall of the bride Leaving the clerk’s office as she carries her single rose

A Civil Elopement Ceremony Image from SF City Hall | Leaving the clerk’s office, the bride, carries her single rose

Leaving the clerk’s office, the bride, carrying her single rose, approaches a sign reading “Please wait here, you are next.”

San Francisco City Hall wedding day image showing that The couple is ecstatic to finally begin the ceremony

San Francisco City Hall Elopement Ceremony Picture | The couple is ecstatic to finally begin the ceremony

The two are ecstatic to finally begin the ceremony, and they give each other a loving look as they stand before the clerk.

CA civil wedding Ceremony image from a SF City Hall marriage showing the bride and groom holding each other’s hands

CA Elopement Ceremony Photos from SF City Hall | The end of the ceremony approaches, and the bride and groom hold each other’s hands

The end of the ceremony approaches, and the bride and groom hold each other’s hands and gaze into one another’s eyes as the clerk announces the new Mr. and Mrs.

SF wedding Photography for City Hall Marriages showing The newlyweds preparing for their new journey together as they grasp hands

SF Elopement Ceremony Photography for City Hall Marriages | The newlyweds prepare to set sail on their new journey together as they grasp hands

The newlyweds prepare to set sail on their new journey together as they grasp hands and begin to make their way out of the city hall.

San Francisco, CA City Hall wedding day Portraits showing The bride wearing an expression of pure joy on her face

San Francisco City Hall Elopement Couple Portrait Session | The bride wears an expression of pure joy on her face

The bride wears an expression of pure joy on her face while the groom presses his head to hers beneath the bright sunshine.

San Francisco City Hall wedding image showing the joy, the couple can’t wait to get out of the California city hall

San Francisco, California City Hall Elopement Photographers | Overflowing with joy, the couple can’t wait to get out of city hall and start their married life together

Overflowing with joy, the couple can’t wait to get out of city hall and start their married life together as the bride holds her dress up and the two walk briskly side by side.

San Francisco City Hall wedding day couple portrait Looking up at the large rotunda of City Hall, the couple stands near the top

San Francisco City Hall Elopement Images from California | Looking up at the large rotunda of City Hall, the couple stands near the top

Looking up at the large rotunda of City Hall, the couple stands near the top, kissing as they look over the rail.