City Hall Wedding is just the start…
I really love doing a San Francisco City Hall wedding actually. The ceremony may last all of 4.6 minutes but it is still a huge moment in people’s lives. It was just this for Allison and Ruy too.
I met them at their hotel where they were getting ready. I started with Allison and her mom in their room. Allison’s makeup was done, the dress was beautiful and she was ready to get married! I then went to Ruy’s room. Allison had joked about their miniature Mastiff and Pit Bull and I thought, man what will breeders come up with next? Well, she got me! They were no miniatures but big-ass, beautiful dogs who had to give me a good sniff down-two cats had left their scent–and were just big babies. I loved it!
Ruy was quite comfortable in front of the camera and it was hard not to be distracted by the dogs and wanting to just lie on the floor with them. But I had a job to do! After this, we did the first look and some portraits. The guest list consisted of both moms, two dogs and me and it was a great time.
The ceremony had moms in tears and some laughs too. The officiants really do a great job at making this process still unique and special to each couple.
Time for portraits!
The weather was not the most cooperative thing this day but you can’t live in San Francisco and not know this is typical. However, a cloudy day is the best kind of day for portraits. We hit the Legion of Honor and Baker Beach and then went to bed!
Have your attention now, don’t I? Yes, back to the hotel and to bed we went! Allison and Ruy, the dogs and me. It was hilarious, especially when the Pitty sneezed. Wasn’t on me so of course, I laughed! After a quick session here and some refreshments it was to the street. Somehow, some way, we hit the street with the least amount of traffic possible. Timing was everything. But I think we nailed it.
This was a great day with a great couple and a couple of great, big-ass dogs. It was not your usual city hall wedding to be sure!