Marin Headlands Engagement Photos – Kirby Cove – Kim and Aaron

I feel so fortunate to be a wedding and engagement photographer in the San Francisco Bay area! There are so many amazing locations to shoot. This week, I took Kim and Aaron down to Kirby Cove and we had the best conditions – perfect weather, barely a soul around, and a moonrise that blew us away.

We started up on Battery Spencer overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. Then we followed the sun down the hill toward Kirby Cove. Sunset on the road to Kirby Cove is so beautiful.

When we got down to the beach at Kirby Cove, there were very few people so it felt like we had the place to ourselves.

Just as we were about to start the hike back up the hill, we noticed that the full moon was rising over the city and under the bridge. Amazing!

Such a sight to see! The bridge turned into a lighthouse as the moon shone through the north tower. That’s a very rare thing to see.

Congratulations, Kim and Aaron! I can’t wait for the wedding 🙂

Marin Engagement Photos – Philz Coffee and Mt Tamalpais – Lana and Eric

Lana and Eric LOVE coffee. So, when I asked them where to meet for their engagement photos, coffee was their request! We met up at Philz Coffee in Corte Madera for a few shots (coffee AND photos) before heading up Mt Tamalpais for the epic photos that Mt. Tam always gives me.

San Francisco Pier 5 and Land’s End Engagement Photos – Miranda and Byron

Amazing couple. Amazing Day. Miranda and Byron requested that we do the engagement session in San Francisco on Pier 5 as well as Land’s End. I love both of these locations and they didn’t let us down.

We started with a drink at Coqueta and then got some great shots on Pier 5…

Then we went up to Land’s End for a gorgeous sunset. I love it when San Francisco gives us some dramatic clouds for an engagement shoot.

Thank you, Miranda and Byron! Can’t wait for your wedding this summer!

California Redwoods Engagement Photos – Maelani & Miguel

Here are the highlights from the engagement photo session with Maelani and Miguel at Roy’s Redwoods in Marin County California. Truly a magical place…

Marriage Proposal Photos – San Francisco Embarcadero Cupid’s Span

David surprised Shareen with a ring and a photographer under Cupid’s Span on the Embarcadero in San Francisco. I was posing as a tourist and captured their San Francisco marriage proposal. Jim Vetter Photography has been doing a lot of proposal lately 🙂

She said yes!

Letting it soak in…

The posey couple shot…

Showing off the ring!

A congratulatory treat from Epic Roast House on our drink break after sunset.

City view silhouette.

Rock star portrait.

Muir Beach and Mt. Tamalpais Engagement Photos with Kaitlin and Joel

Living in northern California really affords me some amazing locations to photography my clients. Kaitlin and Joel joined me on Muir Beach and up on Mt Tamalpais for this incredible session in May. The conditions were amazing and we had a great time!

Kaitlin & Joel Engagement from Jim Vetter Photography on Vimeo.

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Windy Hill and Stanford Engagement Photos with Monique and Joe

We just had the great pleasure of spending the day with Monique and Joe to make their engagement photos on Stanford University campus and up on Windy Hill in Portola Valley, California. What a day!

Monique and Joe came to me as a referral from a friend (Joe’s brother) and we immediately hit it off. They are very genuine and down to earth. They know what they want and they enjoy each other immensely. If you share these character traits, please call me and hire me for your wedding too 🙂

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Stanford campus is amazing for architecture…

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It’s also amazing for nature…

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Then, they introduced me to a new location that I had not photographed before. Windy Hill on Highway 35 outside of Portola Valley. Awesome!

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And the sky really put on a show for us…

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Rock on, MoJo!

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Marriage Proposal Photos at Kirby Cove in Marin Headlands of San Francisco

I’ve been wanting to photograph a marriage proposal and recently had the opportunity when groom-to-be Sri asked me if I could secretly photograph his proposal to his girlfriend Ashwini.

Sri had his friends go to the beach at Kirby Cove and setup a little white tent with pillows and fruit where he would get down on one knee and present the ring. As you can see from the photos, she was genuinely surprised and certainly said “YES!”

Don’t you just love the expression on Ashwini’s face when she realized what was really happening?

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Congratulations, Ashwini and Sri!!