The grand staircase is a very popular photo locations that many of our couples want. This particular photo was taken in the morning, just after San Francisco City Hall opened. Early morning is often the best time to capture the bride and groom at the base of the stairs with no people in the background. The early morning light also is a little dimmer, and we are able to capture the glow of the lamp posts with the reflection on the floor. We also are able to position the couple closer to the camera, bringing them away for the the staircase in order to focus on the couple while still showing off the amazing architecture in the background.