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San Francisco City Hall Wedding Photographer

Sunset Romance exit: Bride & Groom at SF City Hall

City Hall Wedding Photographer

15 years of Wedding Photography Experience at San Francisco City Hall

The most Internationally Awarded Wedding Photographer with City Hall Wedding Images

Over 30 International Awards with actual City Hall Couples on their wedding day.

Hire an experienced professional photographer to capture the beauty of your wedding day in the magnificent surroundings of SF City Hall. Ken's experience ensures no strangers are in the background, and you get the best wedding photos in a stress-free way. This incredible location allows for exceptional photography opportunities for wedding ceremonies with marble columns, ornate ceilings, and the Grand Staircase.

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Master Photographer, Ken Mendoza

San Francisco City Hall is a popular destination for weddings, so it's important to book your photographer well in advance. If you're looking for someone who knows how to make the most of this amazing location, Ken Mendoza has been shooting photos at City Hall for over a decade and was recently recognized as a Master of Wedding Photography by the Professional Photographers of America. Ken Is, hands down, the most awarded Wedding Photographer in the World, with regard to San Francisco City Hall Wedding Photos. All his awarded photos are from real couples on their wedding day. The final images of Ken's two Photography Master Degrees (Master of Wedding Photography Professional Photographers America and Icon Master of Photographer (Formerly Master of WPPI)) were attained with City Hall Images. As of this writing(early 2024), Ken Mendoza is the only Wedding Photographer holding these two Master's Degrees in California. There are less than five that hold these two degrees in the USA.

Photography, like every art form, is subjective, and all the degrees in the world won't make a couple happy with their precious photos. So let's look at the details:

Wedding Photo Packages and Pricing

We offer a variety of Photography Packages. All options include high-resolution photos and an online gallery. Pricing Available Upon Inquiry.


  • Wedding Ceremony Only

  • Basic Coverage - 1 hr

  • Standard Wedding - 2 hr Coverage

  • Wedding Coverage + San Francisco Photo Tour - 3 ½ hr

  • Wedding Coverage + Deluxe San Francisco Photo Tour - 4 ½ hr

  • Reception Coverage Day Of Wedding

  • Custom Elopement Packages

  • Pre-Wedding & Engagement Photos

For more details visit our City Hall Photography Packages page. Wedding photography packages are available for just Wedding Ceremony coverage or all-day premium photo tours. Tours are available, before, after or on a different day than your actual ceremony. Photo opportunities abound in the San Francisco Bay Area including the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, Crissy Field beach, Palace of Fine Arts and more. No matter what package you select, you will get absolutely stunning photographs that exceed your wildest dreams.

Get More Photos, Faster!

When you choose to work with Ken, you will get up to 4X the photos than the competition provides! This is due to the consistency of quality and lighting that Ken and his able to produce at City Hall, as well as a streamlined process for editing and delivering photos.


Choose Your Favorite Photos - Don't Let the Photog pick them for you!

Ken’s process and technology allow couples to actually choose their favorite photos from the whole catalog! This ensures that no special moment, family member, or friend goes unnoticed or left out of the gallery. No more wondering if a special photo was missed in the group chosen by the photographer. That is old school! Couples should get every image that is meaningful to them. Ken works with couples to make sure they receive professionally edited photos of the photos the client has carefully selected. Ken’s experience sets him apart from the competition, giving newlyweds an unrivaled number of photos to share with their wedding party and the world.


Locations for Photos at San Francisco City Hall

One of the best things about having your wedding at City Hall is that you can take advantage of the many formal photo locations available. The grand staircase on the 4th floor or the mayor's balcony offer perfect backdrops for formal posed shots. And if you're looking for something more casual, there are plenty of great spots around the building where you can take some fantastic group photos.

And of course, City Hall is also a great location for your civil ceremony in the intimate Rotunda. Plus, since City Hall is such a popular tourist destination, your guests will love being able to explore this iconic building after your ceremony.

So if you're looking for an unforgettable wedding location, consider San Francisco City Hall. With its stunning architecture and wonderful photo opportunities, it's sure to provide memories that will last a lifetime. We are known for our unforgettable stress-free, wedding photography and engagement photoshoots serving both local and destination wedding clients from all over the world.

Stunning images even on a cloudy day

Even if it is a cloudy day, with crowds at City Hall, your final gallery (high resolution) will reflect our decades of award-winning photography. We live to make your City Hall wedding story unforgettable. We dream of creating magic at the most beautiful city hall in the country. (and It's not even close!)

2010, Ken saw some photos from City Hall and couldn't believe that many professional photographers would arrive at a paid job without off-camera lighting. He saw on cloudy and dark days, they would swarm like honeybees to the 4th Floor, where the only natural light enters the building directly. It became obvious to Ken that there was an opportunity for the discerning couple that wanted the affordable City Hall wedding but superior photography. At that moment, the idea of a premium brand without compromise but with reasonable prices would be Ken's Niche. That was the birth of San Francisco City Hall Wedding Photography.

Natural Light vs. Professional Lighting

Natural light. The saying goes," that Natural Light is always best." For phones perhaps but, for professional photography, it is not so straightforward. Yes, at first glance, it doesn't seem hard to take a bad photo at a place like San Francisco City Hall. One of the most often asked question from couples is when is the best time for photo at City Hall? Most people understandably equate the question as like asking about the Golden Hour for outdoor photography. The entire building was designed for expansive views and to show the glory of the preeminent city of the West Coast at the turn of the century. It was not designed for wedding photography. City Hall is MUCH darker than it first appears, and only the 4th floor has adequate natural light during most days of the year. And if it's a cloudy day, then what?

If you want dimension, life and colors in your photos. If you don't want your photos to look like everyone else's. You will need a professional photographer that understands how to light this huge amazing space in a way that your family and friends will love, The most romantic and beautiful building on the West Coast offers four majestic floors that inspire lifelong memories.

When is the Best Time? Where is the Best Light?

Answer: we will make every day epic!

Our Lead City Hall wedding Photographer, Ken Mendoza, knows City Hall like no other, from the dates and times sunlight actually hits down to the first floor of the building to wedding day hacks, like those hidden spaces that are always quiet and intimate even on the busiest days. Ken will always be using natural light when it is available for striking dramatic moments, like this:

Natural Light at City Hall


But on the darkest days, tasteful lighting reveals the unappreciated beauty of the lower floors of SF City Hall.

Elegant Bride Showcases Wedding Dress - Award-Winning Photo

Lighting Up the Darker Lower Floors at SF City Hall


Post Production and your Photo Gallery: The Final Product

Finally, our post-production is unmatched with every photo is edited to remove strangers, fire alarms and annoying camera and lights that disturb the beauty of the amazing architecture. We can handle any size group with our team of hand-picked photographers led by Ken.

Our photography services are very flexible with packages for every need. From elopement /ceremony only, to all day - wedding prep, first look, Ceremony (personal vows coverage) and additional locations and more.


SF City Hall Wedding Photography in San Francisco, California

We specialize in Civil Wedding Photography, at San Francisco City Hall and all the beautiful locations around San Francisco for additional backdrops for wedding photography. San Francisco City Hall Wedding Photography is centrally located near downtown San Francisco, near the important landmarks of Alcatraz Island, Golden Gate Bridge and Ferry Building Marketplace. Our office is just a few short blocks away from the historic downtown neighborhood, which features many hundred-year-old buildings and extensive high-end retail establishments, restaurants and entertainment venues. If you haven’t visited downtown San Francisco, you are truly missing out!

About San Francisco

San Francisco acts as the financial, cultural and political hub of the area as it is centrally located at the intersection of highways 80 and 280, south of San Bruno Mountain State & County Park, and just west of Farallon Islands. It is situated in Northern California and is the 17th most populous city in the United States, and the fourth most populous in California, situated about 12 miles east of the cities of Alameda and Oakland. Some amazing landmarks in the area include Lombard Street, Coit Tower, Nob Hill, Pier 39 and Fisherman's Wharf.


This makes SF City Hall Wedding Photography (conveniently located at 100 Pine St) a centrally located professional photographer who offers his services to couples who are planning their City Hall Wedding. We are one of the best wedding photographers in San Francisco. No other City Hall photographers have as many International Photography Awards from real couples at City Hall. We can be easily found throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, including the surrounding communities of Daly City, San Mateo, and Berkeley, California. Just search for "photographers near me", and we are almost always listed in the top 10 regardless of what city you live in.

Other California Locations We Serve:

San Mateo, San Jose, Oakland, Fremont, Santa Rosa, Hayward, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Vallejo, Concord, Berkeley, Fairfield, Richmond, Antioch, San Mateo, Daly City, & Vacaville.


Directions

Address & Contact
San Francisco City Hall Wedding Photography
100 Pine St #1250-450,
San Francisco, CA 94111
☎ (415) 735-6385

ken@kenmendoza.com




Hours of Operation
Saturday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm


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