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Rotunda Romance – Wedding Engagement Photos at City Hall, San Francisco

Wedding engagement photos are spectacular at the rotunds at San Francisco City Hall

Rotunda Romance – Wedding engagement photos at City Hall San Francisco

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Romance in the Rotunda

In my last post, I was at San Francisco City Hall exploring the beautiful and expansive rotunda.  Several other photographers were there too.  One of them was busy working and taking wedding engagement photos of the couple in my photo.  The City Hall Rotunda is certainly a lovely venue for such photography and I imagine it happens here quite often.

I happened on the couple more than once.  In this case, I was respectfully trying to keep out of the background while the photographer did her job.  While backed up against the far wall I noticed this lovely composition so snapped it myself and moved on when they had finished this series of shots.

Even though I am not for hire to do weddings, I am open to making a beautiful piece of art for any couple who is game for the way I work. Contact me now and tell me your ideas!

Showing 14 comments
  • Leon

    What an incredible location. I’d say you got a nice treat with that spot for that engagement shoot. Great shot!

    • Captain Photo

      Yes, apparently it’s a popular place for romantic photos and so easily accessible.

      • Leon

        Wished we had locations like that here in Orlando…One day I will visit!

  • Brian

    Lovely picture. We have lots of stunning old castles and interesting buildings in Scotland they do make for great wedding pictures.

    Thanks for sharing


    • Captain Photo

      Scotland and castle photography is on my bucket list Brian.

  • thewy studio

    These are really lovely photographs of wedding. I really like to share your post with my friends. A skilled wedding photojournalist knows how to anticipate and capture situations that convey those special feelings.

  • Kristy

    absolutely gorgeous pictures!

  • moments of elegance

    holy cow, those photos are stunning!!! Its amazing how beautiful some of our city/county buildings are.

  • Famous Engagement Photographer Mississauga

    This is on of the best click I found. Good work.

  • manish

    Great location and nice composition…I am sure the couple liked this one!

  • Lord Parker

    What a great location and what a fantastic shot. I don’t get to San Francisco much these days but I’d love to do an HDR shot of this architecture.

  • Shane Brown

    I have lots of stunning old castles and interesting venues in Brisbane, It’s use forget wedding ceremony and pictures. Thanks for sharing this nice one.

  • John Young Photography

    That is a stunning building for a photo shoot. I photographed a wedding recently and it was a town hall also with some great windows and black & white tiled floors… I was like a kid in a sweet shop photographing the bride & groom in there

  • Reply

    Love the images here, great work!

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