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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Real SF City Hall Weddings

Portfolio

Since 2010, I have photographed several hundred SF City Hall weddings. Below are some galleries that provide vivid examples of my photography style. Browsing through my portfolio is a great way to see if I'm the best fit for your own wedding.

Kara & Patrick

Osai & Jules

Marie & Lorenzo

Maribel & Ismael

Karla & Marco

Allison & Patrick

Danielle & Ben

April & Steven

Katelyn & Michael

Maya & Kevin

Casey & Felipe

Emily & Peter

Krystle & Kyler

Amanda & Ruvim

Ashley & Malorie

The importance of

Your CITY HALL Wedding Photos

-HIMANSHU & STEVEN

San Francisco City Hall entrance photo

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Serious formal elegant city hall wedding photo by Red Eye Collection

Why Work with me

For your city hall wedding

I do more than act as your wedding photographer – 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

CAN WE CONTACT YOU BEFORE WE SCHEDULE OUR CEREMONY?

WHAT IS YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE?

Absolutely! Contact me any time, even if it’s before the 90 day window that SF City Hall has for booking. You can most certainly book me as your photographer even if your ceremony date and time aren't officially scheduled with city hall. If you log in and schedule at the beginning of the 90 day window, you likely will get the date and time you want. Simply let me know as soon as you schedule your wedding ceremony so we can lock in the date.

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 glow through the huge windows. My overall style is light and natural.

HOW DO WE GET OUR MARRIAGE LICENSE?

ARE YOU AVAILABLE FOR LAST-MINUTE WEDDINGS/ELOPEMENTS?

First, make an appointment on the county clerk website. Your license must be obtained within 90 days of your ceremony date. I highly recommend that you schedule a date that is 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 to allow enough time between appointments.

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.

WHEN DOES THE SESSION BEGIN?

HOW LONG IS A PHOTO SESSION?

Your photo package begins when your wedding ceremony begins. So, let’s say you book a 60 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 11:15.

I offer three wedding photography packages for civil ceremonies to provide flexibility, with 30 minute, 60 minute, and 90 minute options. I also offer a single 120 minute package for private ceremonies. If you need more time, I am 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.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN A PHOTO PACKAGE?

What are the prices for city hall wedding photos?

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. Note that the 30 minute package does not include ceremony coverage.

I offer four affordable SF City Hall photography packages starting at $599. View more pricing details here.

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

WHEN WILL I GET MY PHOTOS?

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.

I will send you a link to your beautiful, edited photos within two to four weeks 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.

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

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.

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?

ARE YOU AVAILABLE FOR BOTH PRIVATE AND PUBLIC CEREMONIES?

Yes! 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.

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 my restaurant recommendations. Every restaurant on this page is ideal for a weekday city hall wedding.

CAN WE SEE MORE OF YOUR WORK?

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

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 please browse there as well.

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.

Testimonials

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Photography PAckages

I offer flexibility and simplicity with affordable package options.
black and white sf city hall wedding photo at entrance door

Collection One

30 minutes

If you are looking for simple portrait photos of you and your partner, this is the perfect package. We would meet before or after your ceremony to get all your photos completed. This 30-minute package does not include ceremony coverage.

Includes:

High-resolution digital files

Print Release

Private Online Gallery with digital download of color-corrected images

Cost

$599

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San Francisco City Hall wedding photo - black and white

Collection Two

60 minutes

This is my standard package for civil/public ceremonies at SF City Hall. 60 minutes is enough time to capture your ceremony and portraits. Photos will be taken both inside and outside City Hall. If any family and friends join us, I can take photos of them as well as time allows.

Includes:

High-resolution digital files

Print Release

Private Online Gallery with digital download of color-corrected images

Cost

$799

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Chris and Steve's SF City Hall wedding photography

Collection Three

90 minutes

This package covers everything in the 60-minute package (Collection Two) but allows more time. If you're looking for additional portraits outside the building or photos of friends and family, 90 minutes is enough time to get all of these photos covered.

Includes:

High-resolution digital files

Print Release

Private Online Gallery with digital download of color-corrected images

Cost

$999

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Collection Four

two hours

Includes:

Photo package for private ceremonies on the Fourth Floor or Mayor's Balcony. Extra time is needed due to the nature of these longer weddings in comparison to civil ceremonies. Includes ceremony and portrait coverage, as well as friends and family.

High-resolution digital files

Print Release

Private Online Gallery with digital download of color-corrected images

Cost

$1199

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San Francisco cable car wedding photo

A La Carte

All the extra goodies

I offer additional services and time if you need more than what the standard packages provide.

Additional hourly wedding coverage

$299/hour

Additional Photographer

$499

Engagement Session

$799

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Oscar Urizar of Red Eye Collection

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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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