Sven and Tove: San Francisco City Hall Wedding
I met Sven and Tove approximately 15 minutes before their ceremony walking through City Hall. The immediate reaction from the couple was one of extreme relief — that their photographer who they’ve corresponded mostly with via email back in Sweden, actually showed up to shoot their wedding. As it turned out, we were just waiting for each other at opposite entrances to City Hall. I reassured them that I in fact was a real photographer and that they didn’t travel all this way from Sweden to be married without someone capturing it. San Francisco has one of the nicest City Halls in the world and it’s no surprise that the last two couples I’ve shot here have traveled thousands of miles to say their “I do’s” in this ornate building. In Sven and Tove’s case, they timed it to fit in with a whirlwind California roadtrip. Since they were way-out-of-towners I wanted to be able to grab not just special moments between the couple, but also to capture the essence of San Francisco in these photographs – hence a trip with the bride and groom from City Hall to the Ferry Building at Embarcadero via Bart. Not a sight people see too often.