Looking for a San Francisco Elopement at City Hall? Look no further and celebrate your Elopement or Intimate Wedding in San Francisco with me!
San Francisco is a city that I hold close to my heart. There’s just something about the Golden Gate Bridge that you just can’t get enough of. From the endless coastline in the Sunset to the hustle and bustle of the Embarcadero. San Francisco is an amazing place to say “I do.” Let’s be honest, how you get married matters. But, as a San Francisco elopement photographer, I know the City Hall is not for everyone. Don’t worry, there are a lot of different options to say “I do” and celebrate your elopement in San Francisco. Having a day intentionally focused on your love creates an intimate experience that you’ll remember forever. Marin Headlands, Sutro Baths, and even Stow Lake are some beautiful backdrops to celebrate your San Francisco elopement and commit to your best friend for life.
Elopement location: United States, California, San Francisco
Elopement length: 12 hours
Meeting point: Meet at where you’re staying for getting ready photos
Participants: 30 guests can join apart from the couple
Children: Kids can come, but it could be a long day if you’re their parents
Dogs: Dogs are more than welcomed and encouraged
Experience: Getting ready, First look, ceremony, photoshoots at various locations in San Francisco, meal breaks
Sightseeing: highlights of San Francisco – City Park, City Hall, Ferry Building, Twin Peaks, Marin Headlands
Climate: Mediterranean climate: Winter with moderate temperatures and changeable, rainy weather. Summers are hot and dry.
Available: All Year Round
Recommended months: Fall is the absolute best time in the Bay. But, everything can be done during any month.
Activity level: Light – Suitable for anyone.
Meet your San Francisco Elopement Photographer
Hi, I am Torez.
I’m a 26-year-old Bay Area native that has been photographing San Francisco elopements and couples over the past 3 years! I was raised by a single parent with my two sisters, so family means absolutely everything thing to me. They are literally my biggest supporters and ultimate hype crew.
I became a San Francisco elopement photographer in California after I graduated from college, in a super weird and not-so-typical way. I went on this spontaneous trip to Bali where I learned how to use a camera and thought I’d be an Instagram influencer/blogger. LOL. Turned out I liked taking the photos more than I liked being in front of the camera. And what started out as something just for fun turned into a whole lot more.
Your San Francisco Elopement Itinerary
This is just a sample itinerary for your San Francisco elopement. Your timeline and elopement location can be adapted to your needs.
9:00am- Torez arrives at the hotel to capture detail photos of your San Francisco Elopement (dress, shoes, rings, flowers, perfume, cologne, etc.)
10:00am – Partner 1 getting ready photos
10:30am – Partner 2 getting ready photos
11:00 am – First Look on at City Park and portraits
12:00 pm – Leave for City hall
12:30 pm – arrive for the ceremony at City Hall
1:00 pm – San Francisco Elopement Ceremony at City Hall
1:30-2:00 pm – Family Formals in City Hall
2:00 pm – Portraits around City Hall
3:30 – Leave City Hall and head to Ferry building for a snack
4:00pm – ferry building snack at cholita linda
5:00 pm – head to Twin Peaks
5:30-6:30pm – Portraits at Twin Peaks
6:30pm – Head to Marin Headlands
7pm-8pm – Portraits at Marin Headlands
8pm – leave for dinner at Bite SF
8:30pm – Dinner with Family at Bite SF
9:00pm – Dancing and flash pics (Coverage of your San Francisco Elopement Ends)
Your San Francisco Elopement at City Hall - Comments
If the weather conditions make it dangerous to proceed with parts of the experience, the itinerary of your San Francisco elopement at City Hall might be adjusted
Legal marriage Locals can apply for a marriage license in any CA county and bring it with them to their San Francisco elopement at City Hall. Out of state people can file for an SF marriage license to be signed and legally marry here.
For couples from outside the US, check with your own country’s rules about getting married elsewhere first. For city hall specifically, you can still have a ceremony without making an appointment. You can also have a ceremony on a beach or other public land with guests that’s symbolic.
Comment on LGBTQ I have photographed a few couples being part of the LGBT community on their San Francisco elopement, and it truly is an honor. I know that not everyone can be as welcoming to the community. And I take full responsibility to make sure that all couples can see themselves in my work, feel comfortable, and safe in front of my camera.
Your San Francisco Elopement in City Hall includes
12+ hours of coverage that can be split over two back-to-back days
Timeline and planning assistance
20-30 sneak peek images of your photos delivered within 1 week of your wedding
An in-depth questionnaire to get to know you better and to get you the absolute best lighting and photos possible on your day
Officially booked welcome Zoom call, timeline planning Zoom call, and any other calls to help in any way that I can
Guaranteed 40 images per hour processed images (~480 images)
2-3 films of roll shot throughout your day and all of the developed ones mailed directly to you
Entire gallery delivered online in 6 weeks
A SUPER in-depth elopement guide with tips for planning, styling, recommended vendors, info about what to pack, how to choose elopement activities, when to book travel, and all the smallest details
San Francisco City Elopement - Packlist
Any details that are special to you and your San Francisco Elopement day ( vow books, rings, necklace, invitation suite, perfume)
family members, friends, and dogs that you want to share this day with
layers and a change of comfy shoes just in case your feet hurt at any point of your San Francisco elopement
San Francisco Elopement - Tipps & Infos
Never EVER leave anything in any car in San Francisco car break-ins are terrible and ramp it here
be generally aware of your surroundings
San Francisco Elopement - Add-Ons
No Addons specified for this San Francisco Elopement Package.
Guests (up until 30 persons) can join your San Francisco Elopement at City Hall for free