I have shot many WEDDING PHOTOS in the most awesome ST MARY’S CATHEDRAL in San Francisco, CA. In fact, MIMI RUIZ who works at the church often recommends me to brides and groom’s who are looking for an amazing wedding photographer.
The official name of this catholic church is THE CATHEDRAL OF SAINT MARY OF THE ASSUMPTION. There are many St. Mary’s Churches in and around the United States. But this one is in San Francisco and it is a HUGE domed cathedral. Not to be confused with OLD ST MARY’S church which is right across the street from this one [I have shot many weddings there as well].
Here are some of the most recent wedding photographs taken at St. Mary’s Cathedral. Keep in mind this church DOES NOT allow any flash photography during the ceremony. Which means that I am often using 800, 1600 and 2000 iso. That is where the grain comes from. But sometimes grain is good. It makes the wedding photographs look more like film, and less like digital wedding photography. As a film lover myself, I always try to emulate that dreamy film look when I capture digitally.
The church allows you to shoot the processional and recessional with a flash. The start of the ceremony is considered after the BRIDAL MARCH.
They really don’t allow moving around and shooting from many different angles like this. So I have to be super stealth and be careful not to draw too much attention to myself. This is one of my specialties.
All these shots were all natural light, no flash.
The dome at St. Mary’s Cathedral is awesome!
I use a super long lens to get these shots.
The following pictures show an entire wedding guest list as well as wedding court in front of the Church. This is one of my trademark shots. I always love doing shots like this if there is time.
For those of you wanting more information about this catholic church please contact them. The address is 1111 Gough St, San Francisco CA 94109. You can also click here to see it on a map http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&tab=wl&q=1111%20Gough%20St%2C%20San%20Francisco%20CA%2094109