San Francisco City Hall Wedding Photography

Catie Coyle


Specializing in Romantic, Natural Light Imagery at San Francisco City Hall

Communicating and investing time with my couples is so important to me. I will provide you with a Wedding Day Guide to assist with the planning and preparation of your engagement session and wedding day from a photography standpoint. In the weeks leading up to your wedding, we will work together to create a wedding day timeline to ensure I have plenty of time to capture your important wedding day moments. My focus throughout the day is to capture organic emotions, the connections between people, and your pretty details.

I am skilled at capturing the unique moments on a wedding day by taking an artistic photojournalism approach. My fine art wedding photography emulates the look of film, with true to life color and soft grain.

Nathalie & Johannes

"Our family and friends were moved to tears!"

"The candid moments she captured are ones I will cherish forever."
Jessica & Lucas
"Thank you for capturing our day & our love so perfectly."

Izzy & Marcus


Praise from clients

why San Francisco CITY HALL?

As a wedding photographer I am drawn to romance, couples who value photography and beautiful, timeless architecture.

I love it when couples throw tradition to the wind and have the type of wedding that speaks true to their souls. They are passionate for one another and find joy and tenderness in the quiet moments spent together. They want the story of their wedding to unfold naturally and authentically. I will always be drawn to capturing raw, heartfelt and tender moments that occur spontaneously. San Francisco City Hall elopements and weddings are truly some of my favorite types of celebrations to photograph. The light and architecture that fills this space are what photography dreams are made of. 


Here's a selection of some of my favorite weddings that I've photographed at San Francisco City Hall.

5 Photography Tips for Your San Francisco City Hall Wedding

  1. A midweek ceremony will be less crowded than a Friday ceremony, when many people are touring or conducting business at City Hall. If you have booked the 1-hour wedding package through City Hall and there is a time slot you want that hasn't already been confirmed, go ahead and challenge it. Couples who challenge it will often times get the better time slot. The San Francisco City Hall wedding coordinator mentioned that sometimes people just book a slot as a backup or never end up paying the deposit.
  2. If you have room in your budget to secure a ceremony on the 4th floor, do it! The light on that floor is gorgeous and the best location in the entire building for photos.  
  3. Depending on how much time you've allocated for photos, keep in mind that City Hall doesn't have a lot of places to sit, so I recommend bringing a comfortable pair of shoes to walk around in and then switching back into your fancy shoes for photos. 
  4. There are coveted photo spots all around City Hall, such as the grand staircase, that everyone wants to use for photos. Depending on the time of day, this space gets crowded. You might get lucky and have it all to yourself, or you might have to deal with people in the background. We'll most likely have to share the space with others or wait a bit until other couples clear out. 
  5. If you are eloping at City Hall, or hosting a very small ceremony, consider doing photos first thing in the morning right when City Hall opens. It's generally very quiet and the best way to get the photos in those coveted locations around the building without having to share the space with other couples and photographers. 

A Chic san francisco city hall elopement

a romantic and timeless city hall wedding

A quiet morning elopement at san francisco city hall