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San Francisco City Hall Wedding Photographer

When you book with us, you'll have the pleasure of working with me, Oscar Urizar, as your photographer. With over a decade of experience and several hundred SF City Hall weddings photographed, I bring my unlimited energy and attention to detail to every wedding. If you love the photos you see on this page, then we're already a perfect match.

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SF CITY HALL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

OSCAR URIZAR

Your wedding photos are in expert hands. I will act as your guide from beginning to end, adjust every detail and pose, and capture every moment of your wedding day.

April & Steven

Katelyn & Michael

Maya & Kevin

Casey & Felipe

Emily & Peter

Krystle & Kyler

Amanda & Ruvim

Ashley & Malorie

Jenny & Brian

Allyson & Ken

YOUR WEDDING PHOTOS

It’s important that you partner with a San Francisco City Hall wedding photographer who intimately understands every aspect of the process. You likely chose this unique building for your wedding due to its simplicity, so I will continue to keep things simple. I’m here to answer every question you have, and you will love how smoothly your time at City Hall will go. When you work with me, you’re not getting a rookie photographer – you’re getting someone with over a decade of wedding photography experience and several hundred SF City Hall weddings photographed. So, if you love my photography style, get in touch to check my availability. I would be honored to be your SF City Hall wedding photographer.

I'LL GUIDE YOU EVERY STEP OF THE WAY

"Oscar was a fantastic photographer to work with. From the very start of our initial conversation he was so informative and gave us great advice on what and what not to do. Oscar is a pro and well versed in all things San Francisco, SF City Hall and the Bay Area. We always had prompt responses and touch bases with Oscar before our wedding date. The day of our wedding Oscar made us feel comfortable, at ease and relaxed. He wanted us to look great and made tweaks here and there to make sure we shined. The photos turned out beautiful and we will have them forever to cherish. The amount of comments we received on the photography was overwhelming. Thank you so much Oscar for not only capturing our special day, but for capturing the spirit of the occasion. Bravo!"

- HIMANSHU & STEVEN

Newly married couple in front of iconic San Francisco City Hall entrance
San Francisco City Hall wedding photo - inside, in front of window

WHY OSCAR

FOR YOUR CITY HALL WEDDING

I do more than create great wedding photos – I am your guide to SF City Hall from beginning to end. This includes acting as your witness, using the best spots for photos, and ensuring a smooth, enjoyable, stress-free experience for you and your partner. And when it comes to the photos themselves, my clients appreciate my keen attention to detail, making sure everything is perfect in every frame.

Photographer Q&A

WHAT IS YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE?

First and foremost, I love natural lighting. It’s one of my highest priorities when photographing weddings. It’s one reason I love San Francisco City Hall so much – the natural lighting inside is insane! Even when it’s overcast outside, you’re going to get some amazing photos inside the building with the natural light coming through the huge windows. My overall style is light and natural.

CAN WE CONTACT YOU BEFORE WE SCHEDULE OUR CEREMONY?

Absolutely! Contact me any time, even if it’s before the 90 day window that SF City Hall has for booking. If you’re scheduling your wedding at the beginning of that time window, then you likely will get the date and time you want. Simply let me know as soon as you schedule your ceremony so we can lock in the date.

ARE YOU AVAILABLE FOR LAST-MINUTE WEDDINGS/ELOPEMENTS?

I often do have availability with short notice. I welcome all inquiries, and almost always respond to them right away, so you’re not left waiting for me to get back to you. Contact me and I’ll check my calendar to see if I’m free during your ceremony time.

HOW DO WE GET OUR MARRIAGE LICENSE?

First, make an appointment on the county clerk website. I highly recommend that you make this appointment before your ceremony date. If this is not possible, for example if you live outside of the area, then schedule your marriage license appointment at least an hour before your ceremony time. It must be obtained within 90 days of your ceremony date.

WHEN DOES THE SESSION BEGIN?

Your photo package begins when your ceremony begins. So, let’s say you book a 90 minute package. If you have a 10 am ceremony that actually begins at 10:15, then your session will start at 10:15 and end at 11:45.

HOW LONG IS A PHOTO SESSION?

I offer two city hall wedding photography packages: a 90-minute package, and a two-hour package. If you need more time, we are available for an additional hourly rate. Additional time is typically requested for a second photo location or a wedding reception, which I would love to photograph for you.

HOW MUCH ARE CITY HALL WEDDING PHOTO PACKAGES?

I offer two affordable SF City Hall photography packages starting at $999. View more pricing details here.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN A PHOTO PACKAGE?

I ensure that I capture every moment of your wedding day, whether I guide you 100% or if you have a few ideas of your own (such as a first look). Your package includes edited, high-resolution photos provided in a private online gallery. From this gallery, you can share with others, download high-res or web-sized photos, and order prints.

WHEN WILL I GET MY PHOTOS?

I will send you a link to your beautiful, edited photos within one week of your wedding date. They will be available on an online gallery which you are free to share and download for a specified period of time. Photos are available to download as either high-res or for web.

WE FEEL AWKWARD IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA. CAN YOU HELP WITH THAT?

That’s really where I shine. Just browse the hundreds of reviews online and you’ll see over and over how pleased couples are with how comfortable they felt. I know how to elicit appropriate reactions, smiles, poses, and everything else with ease – while making you look fantastic! This is my specialty.

ARE YOU AVAILABLE FOR PHOTOS AFTER THE WEDDING?

Yes, I are available on an hourly basis for an additional hourly rate. I’m happy to travel to wherever your wedding day takes you next. Simply communicate with me ahead of time so that I book the appropriate amount of time in my calendar.

DO YOU HAVE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR OTHER PHOTO LOCATIONS AFTER THE CEREMONY?

Yes I do! These are my go-to spots around San Francisco for gorgeous wedding photos. I recommend these locations for engagement photos as well.

DO YOU HAVE RESTAURANT RECOMMENDATIONS FOR AFTER THE CEREMONY?

I sure do! Many couples reserve a private or private-ish space at a restaurant for lunch or dinner after their ceremony. Often they celebrate with several loved ones and treat it as a reception. View restaurant recommendations.

ARE YOU AVAILABLE FOR BOTH PRIVATE AND PUBLIC CEREMONIES?

I have photographed every type of San Francisco City Hall wedding. This includes civil ceremonies, private ceremonies on the fourth floor or the Mayor’s Balcony, and Saturday weddings.

CAN WE SEE MORE OF YOUR WORK?

If you would like to see more galleries than what you see above, get in touch. I would be more than happy to send you links to recent city hall photo galleries. There are also SF City Hall weddings on the blog, so feel free to browse there as well.

WILL YOU HELP GUIDE US WITH OUR CITY HALL WEDDING IN GENERAL?

Not only can I guide you with everything related to your wedding, I can also act as your witness if needed. I also have a detailed, thorough, updated guide to everything about San Francisco City Hall weddings here: How to Get Married at San Francisco City Hall. I also have a super helpful guide to creating a SF City Hall wedding timeline.

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TESTIMONIALS

"I can’t say enough good things about Oscar. Not only did he know all the beautiful spots for photo opportunities at SF city hall, but he was able to capture so many beautiful moments during our ceremony. I literally got photos with every single guest including a huge group photo. After city hall, we decided to take pictures with the trolleys and of course Oscar knew exactly where to go for the best photos. It felt like a private photo shoot. He even helped my maid of honor bustle my dress… he was amazing! I received so many compliments on our photos. I recommend him 1000%"

COUPLE

MARIBEL & ISMAEL

WEDDING DATE

09.02.2022
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TESTIMONIALS

"Hiring the Red Eye Collection was one of the best decisions on our wedding day. He is an absolute PRO from start to finish. He knows city hall in and out - knows the best lighting, the best spots, and has a great reputation there and knows how to navigate the crowds. The photo shoot we had with him on our wedding date was a highlight of the day. You really need to see him in action -- getting just the right pose in just the right spot in record time. It was rather impressive. We are BLOWN AWAY by our photos and love them. He is worth every penny and more. Pull the trigger and book him and I promise you won't regret it."

COUPLE

RHIANWEN & TRES

WEDDING DATE

10.27.2022
Wedding photo on grand staircase of SF City Hall

TESTIMONIALS

"My husband and I are from St. Louis, so when we decided to elope at SF City Hall, we knew we'd be relying on the expertise of strangers. We were so fortunate to find the Red Eye Collection online. Oscar not only helped me find a hair+makeup artist, but he also walked us through exactly what to expect the day of our ceremony. Oscar truly exceeded our expectations in every way. He was so fun to work with, which helped so much in making us comfortable in front of the camera. We are thrilled with how amazing our pictures turned out. Oscar managed to capture every magical moment of our day, and we'll be cherishing these photos for the rest of our lives."

COUPLE

DANIELLE & BEN

WEDDING DATE

07.19.2022
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TESTIMONIALS

"Amazing experience from start to finish! Oscar was very organized and helpful talking through all the ins and outs of city hall and answering all of our questions. The day of the ceremony, we booked an hour and a half and it went absolutely perfect thanks to Oscar help. But the best part, the photos! They came out just as we hoped. We can't say enough great things about working with Oscar. If you are in any doubt, book him now before he fills up!"

COUPLE

SAMANTHA & EMEKA

WEDDING DATE

12.30.21
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TESTIMONIALS

"A few months ago, I was sorting through SF photographers and really wanted one who knew City Hall and understood our intimate wedding. I stumbled across Red Eye and after seeing their reasonable prices and beautiful photos, booked them immediately! ... We received our photos yesterday and they're amazing. Exactly what I wanted and he caught some beautiful moments between us and our loved ones. If you're hesitating, don't. Just hope there is availability and book!"

COUPLE

SHELLEY & ALEX

WEDDING DATE

11.01.2019

TESTIMONIALS

"Me and my husband are so grateful to Oscar for capturing such beautiful photos on our wedding day. He is the absolute best and really shows how much he cares about the photos he takes. He is efficient and at the same time doesn't make you feel rushed. With each photo taken I felt beautiful...gorgeous! Once the photos arrived in my inbox I was blown away how he captured the simplicity and intimacy of a city hall wedding. You will not be disappointed! Book red eye collection, specifically Oscar for your special day."

COUPLE

ISABEL & MATT

WEDDING DATE

01.27.2020
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TESTIMONIALS

"Oscar was sharp, quick, efficient, and the one person keeping our entire group on track. Weddings are chaotic and Oscar is a very experienced herder! He also knew exactly what he was doing both in City Hall (this is so important), and around the city, and didn't waste any time. He will be honest and upfront with you about what shots will work or won't work...Oscar did an excellent job and we would work with him again in a heartbeat!"

COUPLE

FELICIA & FABRIZIO

WEDDING DATE

12.12.2019
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TESTIMONIALS

"I love that they can take us even with such short notice! We had our wedding on January 2nd and still made sure that even with an early morning SF city hall wedding, we had a great photo session. Oscar knows all the nice places and poses for the venue! We love the pictures and would totally refer Red Eye Collection Photography!"

COUPLE

RIO & GARY

WEDDING DATE

01.02.2019
bride in robe with Yorkie in doggie tux

TESTIMONIALS

"The decision to elope was simple...The hard part was navigating City Hall's confusing website on how to book the different wedding options. Then I stumbled across Red Eye Collection's website, complete with beautiful photos, and tips and tricks for getting married at City Hall.
I followed their advice, to the letter. I couldn't be happier with my wedding photos - Oscar and Alicia were amazing and so friendly and helpful. I'd never been to City Hall before, but it was fantastic that they already knew all the best spots for photos, and could help us navigate even through the paperwork and ceremony process. I'd give more than 5 stars, if I could!!"

COUPLE

CASEY & JOHN

WEDDING DATE

08.16.2019
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TESTIMONIALS

"We hired Oscar after extensively researching other photographers, and were SO happy we did. Our 400+ photos are stunning, I can't stop looking at them. Oscar knows City Hall, Fort Point, and Presidio Woods like the back of his hand. He has a beautiful eye for creating gorgeous shots. He is detail oriented - always making sure my dress and hair lay perfectly and directing us on how to stand. He has also done this a million times, so he was a very calming presence and kept everything on time and on track. Thank you Oscar for capturing our special day."

COUPLE

JENNY & BRIAN

WEDDING DATE

08.02.2019

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PHOTOGRAPHY PACKAGES

I keep things simple with two SF City Hall wedding photography packages to choose from.

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Collection One

$999

90-minute Ceremony & Portrait Session
Print Release
High-resolution digital files
Private online gallery
Portraits throughout City Hall
Photos with family and friends
Digital download of color corrected images

bride and groom on grand staircase of San Francisco City Hall

Collection Two

$1299

Two hour Ceremony & Portrait Session
Fourth Floor or Mayor’s Balcony
Print Release
High-resolution digital files
Private online gallery
Portraits throughout City Hall
Photos with family and friends
Digital download of color corrected images

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A LA CARTE

all the extra goodies

Additional hourly wedding coverage: $299
Additional photographer: $499
Engagement session: $699
Rehearsal dinner (2 hours): $899

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HAVE MORE QUESTIONS ABOUT

SF CITY HALL?

This is the most thorough guide to getting married at San Francisco City Hall that you’ll find anywhere. If you haven’t read through it yet, I encourage you to do so as it should answer all your questions.

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