San Francisco City Hall

Fourth Floor Gallery Wedding & Stable Cafe Party

Stephanie and Nick's Story

San Francisco City Hall is amazing. Jaw dropping, heart stopping, breath taking, gorgeous. If you’ve never been, I highly recommend next time you’re in the Bay Area. As a photographer and visual storyteller, a San Francisco City Hall wedding provides an inspiring canvas to create fabulous imagery. 

When I first talked to Stephanie and Nick they were living in Washington, DC planning their SF City Hall wedding from afar. Stephanie told me they wanted to have an intimate ceremony in the fourth floor gallery followed by a family style outdoor dinner and reception at Stable Cafe. I knew both venues well and was immediately drawn to their story. I myself had recently relocated from DC to Oakland and the more we chatted the more we realized we had in common.

We decided to do an engagement session in Marin County, hiking the Steep Ravine Trail near Stinson Beach. It was an adventurous sunset session and proved to be a lovely compliment to their wedding day story. It was also a really great way to get to know each other better ahead of the wedding day. 

Here are a few images from Stephanie and Nick’s wedding story:

“Drew, you were such a pleasure to work with and are so amazing at your craft. Your easygoing demeanor and positivity put us at ease while making photos.”

–  Stephanie & Nick

“The photo story is AMAZING!! Absolutely wonderful. The images around SF City Hall are gorgeous. You found such breathtaking perspectives with the architecture. I mean, that silhouette shot - OMG!”

–  Stephanie & Nick

“We also love how you captured so many artistic photos from our party at Stable Cafe. The conversations, the laughter, the joy, the toasts, the food. Your images really are such a special way to preserve our memories.”

–  Stephanie & Nick

“You really captured the feelings of the day! Thank you for creating these lasting memories for us and our family and friends — and for being such a significant part of our wedding day and story. We cannot thank you enough. ”

–  Stephanie & Nick

Getting Ready: Four Seasons Hotel, San Francisco
Ceremony: San Francisco City Hall. Fourth Floor Gallery.
Reception: Stable Cafe
Wedding planner: Ceanna with Jane Hammond Events.

Drew Bird is recognized as one of the top 100 International Wedding Photographers in the world by the Wedding Photojournalist Association. He is currently based in San Francisco and creates photo stories for clients world-wide. Get in touch with Drew.