I know some of the best in the business for videography, calligraphy, planning, styling, florals, and the list goes on. I'll help organize family formals and work out your wedding day timeline so you can feel at ease. And you can relax knowing all of your memories will be handled with care, backed up, and safely stored.
torez Marguerite Photography
So, you're considering getting married in San Francisco?! SF is truly one of the most unrated places in California especially when it comes to eloping and getting married. There are countless places, landmarks, and gorgeous backdrops for you to say "I do" in front of. It's not all concrete and traffic which is why I love being a San Francisco elopement photographer. From Golden Gate Park to Palace of the Arts there are so many breathtaking beautiful spots to see.
Yes, there is the city which is beautiful! But, there are also all these little hidden gems that allow you to escape from the hectic on the go Bay Area lifestyle. And on top of that just within a few hours from San Francisco lie some of the most amazing landscapes that California has to offer. From Big Sur, Napa, Yosemite, Kings Canyon and all the way to Lake Tahoe. San Francisco will take your breath away and always have a piece of your heart.
San Francisco Is filled with beautiful spots and gorgeous landmarks that are the perfect backdrop for you to say "I do."
One of the prettiest city hall in all of California. The building honestly just speaks for itself and would be a beautiful backdrop to any wedding.
The Marin Headlands offers one of the most beautiful views of the Golden Gate Bridge possible. It is truly on of the best places to catch sunrise or sunset.
A stunning architerual masterpiece and it right by countless other landmarks to make your elopement such a fun adventure.
A view of the coast that you'll never forget. This San Francisco land speaks for itself in beauty.
This is a hidden gem of San Francisco. If you're looking for something a little more unique and different this is the perfect spot for you!
Hi, I'm Torez but you can call me T if that's easier. I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. I love going on run, eating all the carbs, and going on new adventures with my boyfriend and our fur children.
San Francisco has always had a special place in my heart and is my favorite city ever. As I've gotten older I've gotten to see more and more it. And it is truly a place like no other and will always have a piece of my heart.
I'll never get tired of exploring new places to eat in the Mission or watching the sunset on Baker beach. I love being a San Francisco elopement photographer. I may be biased but it's the best.
Let's get the party started by connecting. So, I can find out all about you both. I want to make sure you get the photos and experience you truly deserve! You can inquire below or on my 'Book Me' page. Tell me a little bit about you both and want you want for the day I love all the details!
If you love my style and think I can capture the day as you imagine we'll figure out all the details from date and location(s). I'll send you both a contract and invoice once you pay the $1200 retainer you're officially booked!
I'm here for whatever you need! Florist, caters, ice cream spots, cool city views, and so much more. I'm here to help from vendor recommendations to helping you plan the best day ever. You'll get access to my elopement guide which will help you plan and dream up the most beautiful day possible. I'lll help you build your timeline, location scout, and just help in anyway that I can.
The day's finally here let's celebrate and pop some bubbly. We'll make sure everything goes as smoothly as possible. We'll capture some beautiful memories with lots of time so you can soak in the beautiful day and just enjoy the adventure together.
Life's too short to not stop and smell the roses. Your photos will help you remember this amazing day filled with laughs and smiles for years to come. An amazing adventure that you'll always remember, cherish, and share for generations.
The Coffee Movement: High quality expressos, lattes, and other seasonal drinks. Located right near Union Square.
Saint Frank Coffee: Located in Russian Hill area and open 7-6pm daily.
Home Coffee Roasters: Located throughout San Francisco, try one of their delicious colorful beverages
Andytown Coffee Roasters: For the coffee connoisseur located throughout San Francisco. Don't forget to grab a pastry with your drink.
Equator Coffees: A personal fav, it's right next to fort mason and on Sunday's right near the farmer's market!
Located in the Marina, you can't go wrong with bottomless and one of their egg Bennys. Blackwood:
Located in Pac Heights and is a great spot for some place delicious and laid back. Sweet Maple:
Right off of Clement St, cozy seating with super delicious. Eats:
The most known place in SF for bottomless brunch. Be sure to make a reservation way ahead of time! Pink Elephant:
Best for a fast on the go breakfast. Truly a local favorite. Breakfast Little:
Located right on the piers, I love this little spot! A cute date spot, that's close to the piers and other fun things! Coqueta:
Located in the Marina district. Located very centrally if you're looking to bar hop, but is around a younger crowd. Flores:
They have so many locations through SF. But, if you're a pasta lover run don't walk to make a reservation. Flour and Water:
There aren't many rooftop bars in SF and this one you're going to want the view from. Charmaine's:
The best vegan/vegetarian restaurant! Even if you're a meat lover you won't miss it at all during this meal! Wildseed:
Land ends: an easy 3.4-mile loop throughout San Francisco's coastline with views of the Golden Gate Bridge
Mount Sutro Loop: A 2-mile loop up and around Sutro Tower. Heavily trafficked with great view of San Francisco.
Batteries to Bluffs Trail: 2.2-mile loop around the cliffs right near the Golden Gate Bridge. View of the bridge and the ocean are endless.
Golden Gate Park Loop: If you're looking to get a good look at all of Golden Gate Park. Take a look at this 6.3-mile loop. It takes in and around the park to see all it has to offer.
Seal Rocks Beach: Around Lands End and Sutro Baths this is a great 2.3 mile hike with ocean views.
The iconic houses are also known as the Full House houses. Painted Ladies:
A part of San Francisco's skyline and is also available for tours. Coit Tower:
These two go hand in hand and you definitely shouldn't see one without the other. Pier 39 and Fisherman's Wharf:
A few of the houses are located throughout San Francisco so be sure to get your photo op. Princess Diaries Houses:
A work of art that you should see in person but please be patient to get your photo. 16th Street Tiled Stairs:
Sparks Social: One of my favorite spots in SF! With lots of food truck, outdoor seating, and happy hour it's a great place to socialize.
Alcatraz Tour: Escape Alcatraz and see the famous Island that once housed over 300 prisoners.
Ferry Building: A really cute marketplace that's right on the water and could be your first stop on your way to Pier 39.
Boat Tour: Rent a boat and tour about the bay with maybe some of your closest friends and BYOB.
Food tour: One of the best ways to see a city is with your stomach! These tours are such a fun way to eat and walk off all the cals too!
I mean I'm biased but I say anytime is the best time to get married in San Francisco! But, if you're looking for clear skies and warmer weather then 100% opt for the fall preferably September/October if possible. As long as fire season is under control you should have blue skies and golden sunsets.
It costs $1200 to lock in your elopement date with me with half of the remaining balance due 6 months before your elopement and then the remaining half due 30 days before your elopement. For the mini package a 50% retainer is due to book your date with the remainder due 30 days before your date.
I do light retouching, color correcting, and photo adjustments. My general photo style is true to color warmed so, I like to keep things natural. I only photoshop blemishes that won't be there within two weeks of the session. I do not do any heavy retouching or body altering.
If you are getting married in San Francisco City Hall your photographer and or videographer will need permits to photo and video inside the building but other than that most of the no. If you choose me as your photographer I'll be sure to triple check all places and file all permits as necessary.
7-8 weeks from your wedding date, 5 weeks for 1.5 hour elopements and for sessions, my turnaround time is 4 weeks maximum. Trust me I want to get you your photos as quickly as possible so I deliver as quickly as possible these are just the typical timeframes. Also, it's important to keep in mind that the industry standard is 8-12 weeks.
A San Francisco City Hall wedding can vary depending on the amount of witnesses you want there. Be sure to check out San Francisco City Hall for the exact fees and expenses. For a civil ceremony with 6 people $95 not including the marriage license. I also have a whole blog post that breaks it down too!
Ceremonies are available Monday-Friday starting at 9:00 am through 1:00 pm every half hour. For civil ceremonies, two reservation slots are available each half-hour. Reservations require a payment of $95 at the time of booking. You can schedule your appointment here.
I'd start by checking the SF City Hall events calendar to check availability for your preferred date(s), then contact the office by phone at (415)554-6079 to make your reservation. You can choose the 4th Floor North, South Gallery, or the Mayor's Balcony. Bookings can be made for at least and up to 24 months in advance. If your date is available, you can place a complimentary hold on that date. If another hold is on that date, you can challenge that hold. To officially book your ceremony, submit the contract and 75% of the full rental fee. Final payment is due at least 5 days prior to the ceremony date.
You've Got Questions I've Got Answers
- 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.
"She was understanding of our personalities and captured us in a way that felt authentic."
- 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. Thank you, Torez."
"IT WAS LIKE WORKING WITH AN OLD FRIEND."
- Tea & Cameron
"My boyfriend and I had Torez take our pictures at the beach and we couldn’t have been happier with how they turned out! It was our first time getting professional pictures done and we were both nervous so we worried that our nervousness would show in the pictures. This was not the case whatsoever! Torez made us both feel so comfortable and all while guiding us along the way. She was also incredibly patient throughout the whole photoshoot. The photos came back to us, edited, in less than 24 hours! Considering how eager we were to see how the pictures turned out, her timeliness was definitely a plus. I can’t wait to use her for all of our future photography needs!"
"WITH TOREZ BEHIND THE CAMERA TAKING YOUR PICTURES, YOU CAN ALWAYS TRUST THEY’LL TURN OUT BEAUTIFULLY."
- ashley & 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."
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