Weddings, elopements, engagements, anniversaries, or just for fun :)
San Francisco is a city that I hold close to my heart. There’s just something about the Golden Gate Bridge that you just can’t get enough of. From the endless coastline in the Sunset to the hustle and bustle of the Embarcadero. San Francisco is an amazing place to say “I do.”
San Francisco is home to the heart of the LGBTQIA+ movement and San Francisco City Hall proudly supports marriage equality for all
Maybe you don’t want the stress of a big wedding, SF City Hall has straight forward options that make the process easy
If the thought of planning a big wedding is stressful than eloping at City Hall might help you feel more free to do what you want
San Francisco City Hall packages can accommodate any wedding size with civil ceremonies, one and two hour ceremonies, and even a full buyout option.
Trust me it’s just as gorgeous in person as it is in photos maybe even more so
an intentionally small wedding with a limited number of guests so that a couple can feel free to be themselves, have fun, and do what they want on their day.
Let’s be honest how you get married matters. But, as a San Francisco City Hall wedding photographer I know it’s not for everyone. Don’t worry there are a lot of different option to say “I do” in San Francisco.
Having a day intentionally focused on your love creates an intimate
that you’ll remember forever.
Marin Headlands, Sutro Baths, and even Stow Lake are some beautiful backdrops to commit to your best friend for life.
Hi, I'm Torez! San Francisco weddings, elopements, and engagement sessions are my speciality. SF and the Bay Area are my home. I was born and raised here and I love being a San Francisco City Hall wedding photographer.
I photographed my first city hall civil ceremony in 2021 and never looked back. I know city hall like the back of my hand. And when it comes to knowing the best locations, most fun activities, and unique treat I'm your girl. I wear many hats besides being your photographer - planner, helper, hyper woman, scouter, and sometimes even florist.
Taking photos should be a fun and easy experience. And I create a fun and seamless experience from beginning to end so, you'll walk away from the day feeling cared for and ecstatic. And most importantly with some amazing photos that you can enjoy forever.
Hi, I’m Torez.
You’ll find tons of information here everything from the best places to elope in San Francisco, tips and tricks for getting married in San Francisco City Hall, to galleries of all the beautiful couples’ love I’ve captured. Are you just getting started in the planning and exploration process don’t worry you don’t have to have it all figured out!
It’s my ultimate goal for us to feel like old friends. Getting in front of a camera can already feel a tad awkward but in front of someone you barely know?! -hello anxious sweats- I’m a firm believer in the more we talk before hand, emails, zoom and facetime chats, the more we’ll all be able to relax and enjoy out time together, and get photos that you’ll be absolutely in love with.
Want to talk outfits? Vendors? Need some planning help or ideas? Or maybe timeline planning? I’ll be there along the way to help in anyway that I can. I’ve helped photograph over 80 weddings, elopements, engagements, and sessions. So, it’s safe to say I’ve done this a few times and am here to be a source and help in any way I can.
- haley & brett
Booking with Torez was one of the best decisions we made when doing an anniversary mini session on our trip to San Francisco. We are from Calgary,AB Canada and were so nervous about booking something. We came across Torez on instagram and fell in love with her style and her energy (the reels are amazing!). We reached out to her immediately and she was so quick with her response and was so flexible on coming up with a package that worked best for our budget and needs. On the day of the shoot she was quick to text us about the weather down by the bridge (which was a classic foggy day!) and even offered to wait till the fog cleared. We thought this was so kind! We met up with Torez and immediately felt like friends. Through her clear directions and her understanding of what we wanted we ended up with the sweetest and loveliest photos that captured our favourite morning of the trip. We enjoyed listening to her music and just hanging out! If you are thinking of hiring Torez I would 1000000% recommend. She is so genuine and kind and makes you feel like a million bucks. If we are ever in the area again we would definitely call her up.
"We met up with Torez and immediately felt like friends."
- kate & Randal
I can’t say enough good things about Torez. Not only did the pictures turn out beautifully, but she really went above and beyond scouting out photo locations and creating a schedule for the day and making sure we got our dream photos.
I also really appreciated how Torez makes you feel comfortable in front of the camera and suggestions natural poses so your photos end up looking candid and not staged.
Whether you’re booking an elopement, couples or individual photo session in California, Torez is your person!
"I can’t say enough good things about Torez."
- courtney & klayton
My fiancé and I took engagement pictures with Torez and we had a great experience and would certainly recommend her again and again. We won our session on an Instagram contest and she was so easy to work with and coordinate. We settled on Carmel, she helped with outfits, location styling, posing, everything. She embraced our awkwardness and our photos turned out amazing — we get so many compliments on them. It was like working with an old friend. Thank you Torez.
"It was like working with an old friend."
- Patricia & Lyndez
We found Torez on Instagram and loved her work! To pick her out for our elopement was the best choice we could make! She really dug to know our 'vibe' as a couple, she's always smiling, so nice and professional (responds very quickly) and the photos are just stunning! She knows everything about San Francisco City Hall (the best places to take pictures but also how the elopement goes) and it's highly appreciated not only before, but also on the day of the ceremony.
We didn't regret our choice one single second and would recommend her to everyone! We're glad to get these photos as souvenirs of this day!
Thank you again and again.
"We didn't regret our choice one single second"
- Katy & Markus
I only have amazing things to say about Torez! My fiance and I were looking into engagement photographers and we wanted someone who knew SF and was going to make sure we were nice and relaxed while taking photos. Torez jumped right on board when we said we wanted to take photos at our favorite local bar! On the day of, we had 1.5 hrs and it felt like it flew by in the best way possible. She was great at giving tips on how to pose and giving prompts for us to have fun and play around with each other. We started at the bar and then walked to a park nearby. She made sure to ask us if there were any specific photos we wanted captured and made sure it happened. We're so thrilled with our photos and get so many compliments on them. Thank you Torez!!!
"I only have amazing things to say about Torez."
- Ashley and Antoine
I don't even know where to begin. We planned our trip from Kentucky to California for May. Due to unforeseen work circumstances we did not get to actually take our trip until September. Torez was so cooperative and kind, in dealing with our situation. Upon meeting her, she was just as kind in person. She really pays attention to details. Everything that I wanted for our anniversary shoot, she made it happen. She even had our favorite artist playing in the background to set the mood. We are already planning a trip back to take pictures with our children. Lets not even talk about the quality of the photos, amazing!!!
"Everything that I wanted for our anniversary shoot, she made it happen. special day."
- hanna & thomas
Torez accommodated us very last minute; we asked her on a Monday if she was available to shoot our elopement on Friday! Thankfully, she was available, and took some truly lovely photos of our intimate day. She was understanding of our personalities and captured us in a way that felt authentic -- not forced or unnatural by any means. And her prices were very reasonable for some truly outstanding work; if you are looking to get photos done at City Hall and wish to do it on a reasonable budget, Torez is a great choice! We can't thank her enough for capturing us so well on our special day.
"We can't thank her enough for capturing us so well on our special day."
- Alyssa & Peter
Torez did a fantastic job shooting our engagement photos. My fiance and I are definitely camera shy and so we knew the importance of trusting and being comfortable with our photographer every step of the way. Torez was so genuine from the start, as she truly wanted to get to know US so she can curate an experience that would carry on past that session. She asked questions to get to know us better as a couple as well as did her research in terms of location, time of day, etc. Her turnaround time was quick and the photos turned out great - we found pictures that captured who we truly are and we couldn't be happier with the results! We were quick to post a sneak peak on Instagram as well because we were so excited :) Thank you, Torez!!
" we found pictures that captured who we truly are and we couldn't be happier."
- elana & charles
We are so happy we went with Torez for our wedding! I found her on IG a couple years ago and messaged her to see if she was available for our date. She responded promptly, worked with our wants, gave us questionnaires to learn more about us and was overall very communicative the entire time. The day before the wedding nailed down the timeline and realized we needed additional time and she was willing to work with us to find the best solution! We also decided to do a "day-after" shoot instead of an engagement shoot and had such a blast exploring the White Mountains with her. Honestly we could not have asked for a better photographer and would recommend her to any of our friends/family that are in need of a photographer!
" Honestly we could not have asked for a better. photographer."