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I was thrilled when Mat and Tawny contacted me about their destination wedding in San Francisco! They had decided to get married on their anniversary July 28th, at the San Francisco City Hall. I have traveled to San Francisco several times now for shoots, but I had not made it to City Hall yet. About two months before their wedding I was in the Bay area for another photography session, and I decided to do some location scouting for the best places to go with Mat and Tawny. Lands End and Sutro Baths are some of my new favorite locations up there, and when I showed them photos they also fell in love! We also decided upon West Bluff to get the best view of the Golden Gate Bridge. After location scouting, I proposed to them to start their session between 7am and 8am in the morning before their ceremony. We would have better lighting then the middle of the day, and a lot less tourists! They agreed wholeheartedly, which I was so thankful for! The day of the wedding came and in true San Francisco fashion it was a foggy day. We went to Lands End/Sutro Baths area first, and the fog provided a beautiful airy and mystical look for our session. We continued onto the Golden Gate Bridge and were fortunate enough to have the fog lift up enough whenever we hit a landmark to take photos before it would settle in again. After that we went back to freshen up before the ceremony at City Hall. It is a gorgeous spot, and I was thrilled to be able to take photos there. At the end of the day, we ended with a San Francisco Giants verses the Washington Nationals. Mat and Tawny who are die-hard Angels fans were voting for the Nationals. They were in the minority, walking around the Giants stadium in their custom Nationals' jerseys. But everyone was congratulating them when we told them that it was their wedding day! And as if it was a wedding present to Mat and Tawny, the Nationals won that night! It was a great way for Mat and Tawny to end their big day! Congratulations Mat and Tawny! I hope your days are filled with many more wins through all areas of life together!