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San Francisco Engagement Photography | Jean & Micah

It’s been said that the coldest winter was a summer in San Francisco, but with Jean and Micah it was warm with the enveloping love of an intimate wedding ceremony.  We even were able to take pictures at night to get the Golden Gate Bridge glowing along the San Francisco landscape.  So scroll down to see some San Francisco engagement photography!

Just look at that amazing view of San Francisco at night! Yes, it was a bit chilly, but Jean and Micah were already used to the chilly bite of San Francisco weather. We actually wanted to get astrophotography photos, but the weather was partly cloudy (and worse where we would have done them), so we fell back on some nice night photos with a stunning view of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Golden Gate Bridge engagement photography
The Golden Gate Bridge

This was an engagement photo session for their wedding later in the year in Southern California, but covering their courthouse wedding ceremony on the same day in downtown San Francisco was a privilege and honor.  Here is a cute moment as they waited for their turn to stand before a judge (who was charming and fun), overlooking the expansive interior of City Hall.

San Francisco City Hall wedding ceremony
San Francisco City Hall wedding ceremony
San Francisco Courthouse wedding ceremony
San Francisco Courthouse wedding ceremony

After the courthouse civil ceremony, we proceeded with a couples photo session inside the scenic and iconic San Francisco City Hall.  Jean was wearing a beautiful red Chinese qipao (pronounced chi pow).

San Francisco City Hall wedding photography
San Francisco City Hall wedding photography
San Francisco City Hall wedding photography
 San Francisco City Hall steps
San Francisco City Hall steps
arch at the San Francisco City Hall
An arch at the San Francisco City Hall
Ornate ceiling and architecture san francisco city hall
Ornate ceiling and architecture

After that we hopped from San Francisco City Hall (courthouse) over to the nearby Baker Beach that has a great view of the Golden Gate bridge.  A beach like this is perfect for San Francisco engagement photography.

Exposed tree roots engagement photography
Exposed tree roots
Exposed tree roots engagement photography san francisco

Knowing San Francisco, there is a high chance of a marine layer or fog stealing away a sunset, but luckily we got a tiny peak of the sunset.  I love the texture that the clouds give.

San Francisco engagement photo

San Francisco engagement photo
San Francisco engagement photography

San Francisco engagement photography
Engagement photography Baker Beach
Engagement photography Baker Beach
Baker Beach engagement photography
Baker Beach engagement photography

And as the sun set and the sky darkened, the Golden Gate Bridge lit up and matched the blue hues of dusk (also known as the blue hour).  

The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco
The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco
Golden Gate Bridge Engagement Photography
Golden Gate Bridge Engagement Photography

 After that, we drove up on the Marin County side of the bridge for some night photos of the San Francisco skyline.  What a perfect way to end an engagement photo session in San Francisco.

The Golden Gate Bridge at night
The Golden Gate Bridge at night
San Francisco at night
San Francisco at night

This was an example of engagement photography in San Francisco, along with a civil ceremony at San Francisco City Hall (the courthouse).  We do destination photography (travel fees apply).  For more examples of destination wedding photography, check out our blog.