Crystal and Rick: A Hip San Francisco Wedding at Gallery 308

Crystal and Rick contacted me to photograph their wedding in San Francisco while they were still living in Boston last year. They are both originally from the Bay Area, and they wanted to get married back  home among their families and friends. And I love traveling to destination weddings, so I was only too happy to tag along to California!

I had never been to San Francisco before I got their for their wedding, but I loved it! The city is so cool and the area around it is beautiful. Their wedding was in February, and it was a little chilly and windy, but the sun was shining on us and everyone braved the temperatures for some outdoor wedding party and family photos at their wedding venue – Gallery 308 at Fort Mason. Gallery 308 is a really unique space with a clean, industrial feel. It complemented the gorgeous (I mean, GORGEOUS) floral design from Ampersand perfectly. The modern eucalyptus table garlands were so lovely, and they actually created an indoor forest wall as a ceremony backdrop!

Crystal looked amazing in her beautiful strapless lace gown with her undone bohemian bouquet and jacket. And the bridesmaids wore chic mismatched black dresses. Rick and his groomsmen looked dapper in their dark gray suits. I also love how the couple incorporated Rick’s love of horror movies with subtle nods like some skeletons and “til death do us part” signage. Instead of cutting a cake they cut a pizza, and they fed everyone with some delicious pizza and donuts off food trucks.

Above all, I just loved how happy and ready to celebrate Crystal and Rick were. After their ceremony they ran quickly with me to the wharf near Gallery 308 and the park across the street and watched the sun set behind the Golden Gate bridge and the little boats bobbing up and down while we took some couples portraits. Then everyone went inside and ate delicious food. Heartfelt and hilarious toasts were made, wrestling belts were handed out, and everyone danced. Crystal and Rick – thank you so much for having us there. And big thanks to my second shooter Whitney Tracy – who road-tripped with me from Yosemite to San Francisco to shoot this.

“Warm Foothills” – Alt-J

If you’re having a destination wedding in California or elsewhere, get in touch! I’d love to chat with you about photographing it!

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  1. Gabrielle Fox says:

    This San Francisco wedding is SO HIP! I love everyone’s style and that’s such a cool industrial venue. Everything is so beautiful, loveeee this!

  2. Wow, you did such an incredible job photographing this wedding! Your work is stunning! I love the groom’s first look reaction and all of the pops of red throughout the day!

  3. Oh my goodness! This wedding was so dreamy! you captured their personalities so well! You’re so lucky to shoot in san francisco!

  4. Kasey Loftin says:

    San Fransisco has always intrigued me! These images are incredible. And those details!!! The inside of the groom’s wedding band is insane!!!

  5. Cassandra says:

    Gorgeous imagery!!! Such a beautiful classy & chic San Francisco wedding… love, love, love it! And her bouquet tho….gah!!!! <3

  6. Katy Weaver says:

    OMG HANNAH. I want to cry looking at this BECAUSE ITS SO GOOD. I love your work so freaking much. This San Francisco wedding at Gallery 308 is goals, and your tones are goals, and all the emotions and details and everything are seriously just SO great. Everyone should hire you. As I was looking at this I was like… should I have hired Hannah as MY wedding photographer??!?! You talented genius you.

  7. Oh!!! What a beautiful destination wedding!!! Love all the reception shots!!!!

  8. Jiyeon says:

    WHAT?!!!! I live here and didn’t know about this gorgeous venue. I am officially obsessed with everything about this sf wedding!

  9. Sydney says:

    THIS IS AMAZING! Gallery 308 is such a gorgeous venue, and I can’t even with all the details. Those rings are amazing and San Francisco is the perfect backdrop for their pictures!

  10. The details of this San Francisco wedding are to die for and you captured it so beautifully! I love Gallery 308 as the venue

  11. Judy says:

    Hannah! More proud and emotional feels as I view these amazing images. I particularly love the shoes off and his bustling her train for speed and aerodynamics.

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