Zoe Larkin Photography Blog 

A warm welcome to my little corner of the internet! I pour my heart & soul into providing helpful resources and showcasing #wedspiration. 

I left London, wondered rootlessly & pursued a meaningful life. 

My blog is the place I share my journey and those of my amazing couples. 

Oh, for more of these stunning Mayor’s Balcony weddings at the glorious San Francisco City Hall! The Mayor’s Balcony is an elegant choice for couples that would like a little more privacy, a higher guest count and the chance to exchange personal vows at their City Hall wedding. To show off this private area of […]

Mayor’s Balcony Wedding – San Francisco City Hall 

February 15, 2020

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As a City Hall wedding photographer, I am sometimes asked about the standard marriage vows that couples will be taking on their wedding day at San Francisco City Hall. When you get married at a courthouse or city hall, there isn’t an opportunity for personalized vows like at a regular wedding ceremony. At least for […]

San Francisco City Hall wedding vows

February 3, 2020

What’s the best way of getting around on your San Francisco City Hall wedding day? Whatever you have planned on your big day at City Hall, you’ll undoubtedly need some form of transportation! In this article, I outline the 10 best transportation ideas to & from San Francisco City Hall. I also include some pros […]

10 transportation ideas for San Francisco City Hall weddings

January 4, 2020

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Getting married at San Francisco City Hall? Our ultimate 2020 planning guide is packed with info about planning your San Francisco City Hall wedding

How to get married at San Francisco City Hall – Ultimate 2020 guide

December 4, 2019

A private city hall ceremony is always a wonderful idea, but the price tag can make it unfeasible for some. Is there a middle ground between the private rental of an area and the typical 5-minute rotunda civil ceremony? A recent couple made me aware of an option to get married privately at San Francisco […]

How to have a private ceremony at SF City Hall without renting a space

December 2, 2019

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Outdoor photo locations NEAR San Francisco City Hall for wedding photos! 10 great location ideas, all less than 3 miles from San Francisco City Hall

10 San Francisco portrait locations close to City Hall

November 21, 2019

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 […]

Jake and Omar | Pride month 4th Floor SF City Hall ceremony

September 10, 2019

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Get hitched without a hitch & read the unromantic but essential City Hall fine print. This article is intended for clients of mine! But it may be useful to anyone getting married at San Francisco City Hall. I call it the ‘City Hall fine print’. It’s intended to help to manage expectations and fill you […]

City Hall weddings – the fine print stuff

July 28, 2019

Although we hear so much about wedding planning, there are still couples that do the whole spontaneous City Hall elopement thing! Megs and Chad were one such couple that reached out to me just a few days before but we made it happen! The story Megs and Chad eloped to San Francisco City Hall from […]

Megs + Chad | Rad tattooed couple’s spontaneous City Hall elopement

June 29, 2019

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Meet Mimi and Kim and check out their City Hall Vietnamese wedding! San Francisco dwellers & all-around sweet and practical people! Close family and chosen family attended the wedding. Mimi and Kim will have a larger wedding reception in the South of France the following year! It made sense to do a City Hall wedding […]

Mimi + Kim | City Hall Vietnamese family wedding

June 18, 2019

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 two emphasized how […]

SF City Hall elopement + downtown & beach

June 10, 2019

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Excited to bring you this fun and relaxed San Francisco City Hall wedding that took place around Christmas time! I love a good Christmas wedding while the tree is set up in the rotunda. The Rainbow World Fund Tree of Hope is a staple in the rotunda every year! You can read about it here. […]

Yumi + Dayo | Swirl couple’s relaxed San Francisco City Hall wedding

May 28, 2019

Excited to share photos from another SF City Hall wedding! I was so pleased to get to know Jen and Jeff when they first reached out and told me about their plans for their San Francisco City Hall wedding. About this super hip City Hall couple These two people are the most incredible and inspirational […]

Jen + Jeff | Simple stylish SF City Hall wedding photos

May 16, 2019

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For this Indian wedding at San Francisco City Hall, 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. They had a fun picnic for their reception […]

San Francisco City Hall Indian wedding

April 20, 2019

This 4th Floor SF City Hall wedding was a super fortuitous, happy occasion. You know when all stars align? That was how this wedding felt! Despite not having a booking (which would cost $1,000), they got married on the 4th Floor of San Francisco City Hall! M + Y are a private couple, so a […]

4th Floor SF City Hall wedding

March 27, 2019

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This sweet, family-centered City Hall wedding ceremony! So much joy and kid-friendly fun! Darcie and Robert decided to celebrate their tenth anniversary by getting married at City Hall, San Francisco with their cute kids in tow! This was just a few months after their move up from San Diego where they’d previously lived for 5 […]

Kid-friendly San Francisco City Hall wedding

December 17, 2018

If you’re getting married at City Hall TODAY congrats, I’m right there with you! You’re probably here because you are after some juicy tips that you can put into practice today to make sure your San Francisco City Hall wedding goes as smoothly as possible and you get the best photos you can! You won’t […]

10 San Francisco City Hall on-the-day tips!

December 6, 2018

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This SF City Hall Christmas wedding was an absolute joy! There is such great ambiance in the building at this time of year. So many couples enjoying the festive mood and the beautiful Tree of Hope. Afterward, we took a limo and traveled for a scenic drive around a few SF spots that worked great […]

A Christmas wedding at SF City Hall

June 26, 2018

San Francisco City Hall destination wedding These two beautiful people flew up especially from Orange County, CA to celebrate their San Francisco City Hall destination wedding. They brought with them a small handful of close family including Steph’s father, Minh’s mother, plus siblings and cousins. Stephanie and Minh had been together for a year and […]

Steph + Minh | San Francisco City Hall destination wedding

May 15, 2018

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