My entire and frequently updated guide to the process of getting married at City Hall, as and when things change as they often do!
I take you through it step by step from 90 days out to the day itself and beyond!
Creating a list of which family groupings list you'd like is a crucial part of the planning for your San Francisco City Hall wedding day.
But where to start? How many groupings do we want? How many do we have time for? The answers are all here!
My own little guide to the things you can do on the day of your SF City Hall wedding that will ensure a smooth and fun wedding ceremony experience! Everything from what to bring, where to look and what to expect!
I’m so excited to introduce this gorgeous LGBTQ+ City Hall wedding couple today on the blog! I know I say that every time but from the moment that Jake first reached out I knew this was going to be very special. Call me crazy but sometimes I just get a feeling about these things. The […]
I’m delighted to announce the launch of our brand new website! It’s still at zoelarkin.com but ohmigosh it looks so much better now. Don’t ya think?! So aside from an awesome new design, what else is new? Well this is the really big news! *Drum roll please* I’m refocusing this brand (www.zoelarkin.com) exclusively on SF […]
Restricting your photographer’s use of images What’s a non-usage fee? As the proud creator & copyright holder of the images I make, it is of paramount importance to be free to show my work in a public setting. It’s the main way I am able to keep my business running. Some clients do not want […]
Why do my images look the way they do? I want to get down to brass tacks in this article, drilling down into how my City Hall images are made (read this post for more about that!) and what factors affect the finished result. A big part of what I do is education and generally […]
Get hitched without a hitch & read this guide of unromantic but essential need-to-knows about your City Hall wedding photography experience. If you’re reading this you must have already received my San Francisco City Hall Pricing & Info guide. What follows is helpful info that may help to manage expectations and fill you in […]
Among fellow photographer friends, most of us have got the question at some point: “I love the photos from my wedding! Can I get all of the images that you shot? You don’t need to edit them or anything.” The short answer is no. I have got this question a few times lately however, so […]
It takes a month to get your SF City Hall wedding photos A month? Why does it take a month? Shooting a wedding of any kind – City Hall weddings included! – is a big undertaking and something that no photographer takes lightly. This post was created in tandem with How are my wedding images […]
Hi friends! Today I’m going to take a deeper dive into the editing process in layman’s terms. Hopefully this will be helpful in understanding what the heck the photographer does once they leave your City Hall wedding. It also helps to throw some light on why it takes the length of time it does to […]
The story Megs and Chad eloped to San Francisco City Hall from Calgary, Canada where they live. This was an absolutely spontaneous plan to get married, because why the hell not! Megs reached out very excitedly by email just 12 days before the wedding. The couple was spending a few days in San Francisco for […]
Mimi and Kim got married at San Francisco City Hall in January 2019 and booked their photography package with Zoe Larkin Photography just 2 days before their wedding! Last minute bookings are rare, with most couples booking 2 – 3 months out. Many couples book their ceremony with City Hall the maximum 90 days out […]
City Hall elopement SF Jess and John eloped to San Francisco City Hall for a truly intimate City Hall elopement– it was just the two of them! As SF City Hall elopements go, this one was truly special. Such heart, such love and a real bond that was so palpable to be witness to. These […]
Yumi and Dayo are an AMAZING couple – so gentle, full of heart, good-humored, loving and giving. They came to visit me back when I lived in Oakland a good few months before their wedding. Yup, they’re super organized types. We talked about Redwood City, banana bread, work/life balance and their story – over homebaked […]
These two people are the most incredible and inspirational world travelers. When we met at my place in the Mission over turkey & beef tacos with cabbage & radish, they regaled me with tales from their yearlong trip traveling the WORLD. I was breathless just hearing about it, and it wasn’t just from the extra hot […]
How to plan out family pictures at City Hall Family pictures at City Hall weddings are an absolute essential! At City Hall we are more limited time-wise than regular weddings – we may only have 2 or 3 hours total. Your photographer will ask you in advance for a list of each family formal picture […]
Indian City Hall wedding For this Indian City Hall wedding, Sandhya the bride took inspiration from her originally Indian heritage (via the Fiji Islands!). The Bay Area native wanted to honor her roots at the more formal City Hall ceremony ahead of a relaxed shindig the following weekend. Check out the very informal picnic reception […]