San Francisco City Hall Wedding Photographer
AS SEEN IN PEOPLE MAGAZINE
CITY HALL EXPERT
My name is Lilia Ahner, and I am a San Francisco City Hall wedding photographer with over 17 years of professional experience. My work has been featured in People Magazine, Style Me Pretty, and The Knot.
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Let me capture the magic of your wedding day — the beauty, emotions, and real moments from start to finish. My expertise will help you have a stellar wedding experience at City Hall.
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"From the very start, we were so pleased with everything she did to make it the best choice we made… I would not change a thing! It is a complete pleasure to recommend Lilia as a wedding photographer.
We never met her in person beforehand. But her gorgeous portfolio & initial phone conversation were enough to give us complete confidence in her personality, talent & vision. We got married at San Francisco City Hall, just the two of us, and Lilia knows every in and out of the process. Her guidance, hard work, patience, creativity, time, thoughtfulness and open-mindedness were invaluable to us on that very special day. She went above and beyond as our witness, creative director and photographer."
Lisa Marie & Richard
San Francisco City Hall
If you’re looking for THE BEST wedding photographer in SF/Bay Area, Lilia is your way to go! She’s not only the kindest and the sweetest person, but you can tell by her professionalism the huge experience she has.
Our wedding photoshoot was at San Francisco’s City Hall and each picture was AMAZING. The angles, the light, the spots, and every single detail handled by Lilia was perfect!
Great communication (pre and post photoshoot), friendly, respectful and detail oriented. Lilia will capture your essence and make you feel YOU. We had so much fun with her!!
We only have good things to say about Lilia because she went above and beyond with everything! We LOVED our pictures.
Alicia & Cesar
San Francisco City Hall
Lilia was just amazing to work with from start to end. The photos we received were beyond all expectations and a dream come true! I knew I wanted to hire her as her photos were exactly to my taste and she has so many years of experience photographing SF City Hall.
Lilia is really great with setting up a phone appointment to chat and get to know you initially. She maintained great communication throughout my planning process and helped me plan a timeline. The day of, I felt like I knew her so well and we both felt completely relaxed with her. All the photos we took felt very natural and not awkward at all. I never felt rushed throughout the day, at all, but we did great with time. She was able to herd us all through City Hall and beat other groups to the prime locations! She was also so gracious in staying later than we arranged for since the ceremony ran late in order to get all the outdoor shots done. Thanks so much for making our day extra perfect!
Justine & Scott
San Francisco City Hall
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)
Reservations are taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. To reserve your wedding date with Lilia, a signed contract and a $250 non-refundable retainer is required. The retainer is applied towards your balance.
FREE PHONE CONSULTATION
You can schedule a free phone consultation with Lilia to discuss what is important to you on your wedding day.
Lilia would love to learn more about the two of you. She can also give you more information about the experience of getting married at City Hall.
Pricing is only for weekday (Monday – Friday) San Francisco City Hall weddings.
Lilia is happy to create a custom package for you based on the number of hours that you need.
Lilia is available for reception coverage, micro weddings, as well as photos on location in San Francisco following your City Hall ceremony.
24-hour turnaround on preview photos.
4-week turnaround on all of your wedding photos. You will receive high-res photo files via digital download, and access to an online proof gallery.
Your gallery stays online for 30 days.
You will receive high-resolution digital photo files edited with basic color correction and Lilia’s signature style applied to every photo. Lilia edits all of the photos herself.
24-hour turnaround on sneak peek preview photos. You can expect to receive about 40 preview photos the day after your wedding.
WILL YOU HELP US LOOK OUR BEST?
Yes, of course! I understand that it may feel awkward to be photographed. My approach is to be easy-going and to help you feel comfortable. My best advice is to just be yourself at all times. I will guide you the entire time we are together and offer gentle guidance for posing. My goal is to help you look like your best self.
ARE GUESTS INCLUDED IN PHOTOS?
Yes! Any family and friends joining you for your wedding will be included in photos such as candid, real moments and in more traditional family portraits with the two of you. I will offer gentle guidance the entire time and make your guests feel welcome.
FORMS OF PAYMENT
Lilia accepts credit cards, PayPal, cash, or personal checks.
This page was updated on December 26, 2023.