San Francisco City Hall Wedding / SF Bay Area Wedding Photographer

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San Francisco City Hall Wedding / SF Bay Area Wedding Photographer

Jo & Joe

My really good friend and coworker Johanna (Jo) married her high school sweetheart Joseph (Joe) at San Francisco City Hall with their closest family and friends. I spent the morning documenting Jo getting ready at her cousin’s house, which is only down the street from where Jo and Joe live (convenient, haha) Her cousin worked her magic by doing her hair and makeup, making sure Jo was wedding ready. She looked just STUNNING after all was said and done. Take a look for yourself! ;) More family joined us at her cousin’s house and then we departed for City Hall.

Jo waited for Joe just inside the entrance and they shared a sweet first look before we headed to the office to get their marriage license signed. Afterwards we went to the Mayor’s Balcony, where all their family and friends waited for the ceremony to start. They were greeted with so much love that day! I definitely teared up after watching them exchange vows because I noticed them getting emotional as well. Side note: I cry really easily- I will cry at least a little bit at almost every wedding haha! After they were announced as Mr. and Mrs. Gamboa, we spent some time doing family portraits at the Balcony since we still had some time to spare there. Then I stole the newlyweds and we made our way to all the best spots for their portrait session. I just LOVE the variety of spaces City Hall has to offer- it really never gets old!

Once the portraits were done, we made a stop at their hotel to drop off their belongings and take a breather before we all departed for their reception dinner at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse (YUM). They spent the rest of the night surrounded by loving friends and family and of course good food <3

Khariza Estacio