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San Francisco City Hall Elopement | Lana & Caitlyn

bride dipping and kissing her bride in the hallway with light coming through the window

Photographed the DREAMIEST San Francisco City Hall elopement and I couldn’t be more honored to have been Lana and Caitlyn’s SF wedding photographer! Everything from Lana’s Toni Maticevski gown to Caitlyn’s BHLDN suit– plus pizza and champagne! Yes, these two lovely ladies ate pizza and drank Moet champagne on the steps of their San Francisco City Hall elopement. Name a more perfect day. I’ll wait. Read on for all of Lana and Caitlyn’s San Francisco City Hall elopement day magic!

San Francisco City Hall wedding ring
two brides sharing a kiss on their elopement wedding day by film photographer AGS Photo Art
photo of the brides and their friends on the steps of San Francisco City Hall enjoying pizza and champagne by film photographer AGS Photo Art
portrait of bride drinking Moet champagne in one hand and holding pizza with the other by film photographer AGS Photo Art
portrait of brides feeding each other pizza during their San Francisco City Hall elopement by film photographer AGS Photo Art

Eloping At The San Francisco City Hall

Lana and Caitlyn contacted me a few months ago saying that they were getting married in Northern California but they wanted to elope at the San Francisco City Hall. Lana was actually the one who found me through a friend, and said friend found me through a Green Wedding Shoes article that we got published in. Looking back, it totally fits the luxurious and modern vibe that these two had going on.

celebrating on the steps of San Francisco City Hall with pizza and Moet champagne
two brides exploring San Francisco City Hall
brides walking in the light of a window at San Francisco City Hall
brides greeting each other on the steps at San Francisco City Hall
San Francisco City Hall Elopement brides
San Francisco City Hall Elopement portrait of two brides sitting in a patch of sun coming through the window

I totally felt like Lana, Caitlyn, and I became best friends and it was amazing getting to photograph their San Francisco City Hall elopement! I’ve been wanting to photograph at San Francisco City Hall for YEARS- it’s been on my bucket list since forever!

black and white bridal portrait Moet champagne spray by film photographer AGS Photo Art
soft focus bridal portrait

Tattoos & Getting Ready Together

The San Francisco City Hall elopement day actually started in a tattoo parlor where Lana and Caitlyn got each other’s initials inked on their arms, which I thought was the sweetest thing! Then, they got ready together at San Francisco Proper. This place is so quirky and cool, and has so many art pieces. Perfect for this San Francisco City Hall elopement (it has locations in downtown L.A., Santa Monica, and Austin, Texas too)!

photo of two brides' hands intertwined with their wrists bearing tattoos of the first letter of each other's names by film photographer AGS Photo Art
brides' Toni Maticevski white gown and white BHLDN suit
San Francisco City Hall bridal portraits
steps of San Francisco City Hall by film photographer AGS Photo Art
two brides celebrating their San Francisco City Hall Elopement on the steps with pizza and Moet champagne

It was just Lana and Caitlyn getting ready together, which was so sweet and intimate, right down to both of them saying, “the ole ball and chain will be right by my side from this day forward” when I asked how their getting ready time would flow. They’re just hilarious and the coolest people!

brides sharing a kiss at the entrance of San Francisco City Hall
two brides touching their noses together and smiling
San Francisco City Hall steps shadows and light
getting ready portrait of the bride having her dress pinned over her shoulder by film photographer AGS Photo Art
two brides hand in hand at their San Francisco City Hall Elopement by film photographer AGS Photo Art

After they got ready, I got to photograph them with their friends, shoot their ceremony, and then we adventured all around the building and combed it from top to bottom. I loved every second of it- the steps, the big windows, everything! It was easily the best three hours spent having such a blast inside and the images came out so stunning!

two brides by an ornate window
bridal portrait inside San Francisco City Hall
San Francisco City Hall champagne wedding spray
two brides hand in hand
San Francisco City Hall details by film photographer AGS Photo Art
two brides smiling up at the camera as they sit on the steps by film photographer AGS Photo Art

San Francisco Elopement Photographer

The rings for this same sex elopement were absolutely gorgeous and really unique to Lana and Caitlyn. Not only were they custom made but the bands are from a small jeweler in Ljubljana, Slovenia where Lana’s parents got their bands from! How amazing is that?

black and white San Francisco City Hall Elopement bridal portrait up the steps by film photographer AGS Photo Art
San Francisco City Hall interior by film photographer AGS Photo Art
black and white portrait of the bride looking over her shoulder at the camera as she walks up the steps by film photographer AGS Photo Art
eloping portrait inside San Francisco City Hall
landscape focus photograph from inside San Francisco City Hall
brides playing around with a Moet champagne spray

Thinking of eloping at San Francisco City Hall? It’s such a beautiful venue for any and every love story and couple and I’d jump at the chance to photograph there again! Contact me here, let’s make it happen!

Brides’ Vendors

Lana’s Gown | Toni Maticevski

Lana’s Shoes | Cult Gaia

Lana’s Jewelry | Effy

Caitlyn’s Suit | BHLDN

Caitlin’s Shoes | YVES Saint Laurent

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