emotional wedding proposal at San Francisco City Hall

I had the amazing opportunity to photograph Shawn’s proposal to his girlfriend Toya at San Francisco’s City Hall. They were both visiting SF from the east coast and had planned for a fun weekend out in the Bay Area. Toya thought we were just doing a portrait session! Shawn and I had spoken several times over the phone, even on the day of, to coordinate the details of how this would go down. Shawn then gave Toya a book of memories/photos together while sitting on the bench inside. She was already starting the tear up and he hadn’t even proposed yet! Oh boy.


After she was done reading it, they both stood up and hugged + kissed. Shawn then got down on one knee and Toya fell back down onto her seat! LOL. Tears, laughter, joy and jubilation soon ensued. Toya called family members spreading the good news. There happened to be a beverage stand indoors and they got a few glasses of champagne. We then did a few more photos outside in the front yard of San Francisco City Hall.



It was truly an honor to witness such an amazing moment. I wish them both the very best.


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  1. -100. traci says:

    Toya, this is the most beautiful thing. God bless you both. This is simply amazing. I wish you all the happiness. God is good, girl. You deserve every bit of happy

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