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The Ultimate Guide to your San Francisco City Hall Wedding

I just love shooting city hall weddings! They are more than just a fancy way to elope these days. They are a no fuss, chic and modern way to celebrate your love.

I could spend hours talking about the amazing couples I’ve met at city hall over the years, but I won’t. Instead, I thought I’d share what I’ve learned about city hall weddings over the years.

A city hall wedding is a no-fuss, budget friendly event

There are many reasons for having a city hall wedding: stage fright, terminal illnesses, complicated family situations, just to name a few. For some couples, it’s a matter of time and money. For others who might want to take a non-traditional approach, city hall weddings are quite open-minded and flexible.

Carmel Mission Ranch | Corbin & Brittany

I present to you…drumroll please…Corbin and Brittany and their Mission Ranch wedding!! This wedding is the perfect example of romantic glam meets rustic chic! Every detail, from pallet based signs to the precious “Here comes the bride” sign around the Gracie’s (the flower-dog) neck was lovingly planned by both bride and groom. Brittany’s favorite part of

Testarossa Winery Wedding | Meighan & Jeff

OMG, these two are just so amazing! Their wedding was so much fun to shoot, probably because they are such an amazing couple. You’ll love their story!  

Jeff and Meighan met about 2 years ago on OkCupid…I know, a dating site that actually works!! They quickly connected over their shared love of running, yoga, and great food. On their first date, they shut down a Palo Alto restaurant with a four-hour dinner! When Jeff walked Meighan back to her car, he was surprised to see it full of roses – they were for a school event the next day. (Meighan is a high school teacher and the roses were for “prom-posals”! 

Carmel Highlands Wedding | San Francisco Wedding Photographer

This is Yin and Sisi and their beautiful wedding shot in Carmel-by-the-Sea. I knew it was going to be a beautiful day for a wedding…and I was not disappointed! The beautiful bride, Sisi, and her attendants, Tianyi, Kitty, and Chenchen, enjoyed some quiet time before the wedding as they helped her get ready for her

California Redwoods | Katie & Micah

This is Katie and Micah! They were married right on the coast where the redwoods meet the beach! It was a simple and beautiful wedding! You can just tell they are so much in love! Katie and Micah are college sweethearts! They met through mutual friends – even had a few classes together – but didn’t

California Redwoods | Lauren & Steven

Wow…I just love our California redwoods…and so do a lot of SoCal brides! This is Lauren and Steven and their California redwood wedding! {Wedding Photography by Claire Dobson https://clairedobson.com} These high school sweethearts both graduated from UC Santa Cruz and are now ready to begin their lives as Mr. and Mrs. {Wedding Photography by Claire

Family Portraits | Michelle & Harlow

What a cutie!! Look at those big eyes!! I just love taking photos of babies and their mommas…this baby and her momma especially! Meet Michelle and Harlow!  Michelle and I have been friends for years – since high school – and I’ve had the pleasure of photographing this family and many of their special moments.

Cornerstone Sonoma Wedding | San Francisco Wedding Photography

This Cornerstone Sonoma wedding was such a beautiful wedding to shoot!! Ryan and Sarah are an absolutely stunning couple!! I suppose when you’re that much in love, it’s got to show…am I right? Ryan proposed to Sarah while hiking on the Matt Davis trail. They finished the day with a champaign celebration on Baker Beach. Sarah was

Your Guide to Wedding Invitation Etiquette

  During the wedding planning process every bride has that moment or moments where they struggle on who to invite. Do they get a plus one. How much is this all going to cost? When should they send their invitations? What about save the dates?  That is why I am so excited to be bringing

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