Golden Gate Park and Corona Heights Engagement Photos with Allie and Jim

My good friends Allie & Jim did their engagement photos with me in Golden Gate Park and Corona Heights recently. No shortage of character on this day ūüôā Love you guys!!

 


Engagement Photos at Golden Gate Park and Baker Beach with Christina and Brian

Christina and Brian are the cutest young couple. They have been sweethearts for a long time already and really wanted to have a San Francisco engagement session. We photographed them in Golden Gate Park near the Music Consourse, Shakespeare’s Garden, and Japanese Tea Garden. Then we also shot at The Palace of Fine Arts and Baker Beach. We had a beautiful day and an even more beautiful couple.

 

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Baker Beach San Francisco Engagement Photos with Dawn & Steve

What a beautiful evening for engagement photos in San Francisco and at Baker Beach! San Francisco Wedding Photographer, Jim Vetter Photography had the honor and pleasure to photograph Dawn and Steve for their engagement last weekend.

We began by taking the streetcar downtown and then jumped in Steve’s old Bronco to head down to Baker Beach. I must say that Steve’s open air Bronco is a great way to see the city!

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Thank you so much, Dawn and Steve! I had an amazing time with you as always. love you guys!!

Golden Gate Park – Japanese Tea Garden – San Francisco Engagement Photos with Katie & Edward

As a San Francisco Wedding Photographer, I get to shoot in some fantastic places. Golden Gate Park is certainly one of my favorites. Katie and Edward had their engagement photography session in the park last week. We had a beautiful day and made the most of the Japanese Tea Garden, The Music Concourse and Shakespear’s Garden.

This first shot is in the Japanese Tea Garden by the little Zen Garden area.

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The Music Concourse is a really cool area of the park.  There is a big stage flanked by pillars, lots of benches for sitting to watch performances and two beautiful fountains.

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Shakespear’s Garden is next to the Music Concourse and has a quaint little garden area seen below.

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Congratulations, Katie & Edward! Can’t wait for the wedding day ūüôā

San Francisco Engagement Photos and Lake Tahoe Wedding Photos

Zhibing and Guanqi are a sweet young Chinese couple currently living in San Jose while Guanqi finishes college. ¬†They reached out to San Francisco Wedding Photographer, Jim Vetter about photographing their engagement and wedding photos after ordering Zhibing’s amazing gown from Vera Wang San Francisco.

They requested that we do the engagement photos in San Francisco so we suggested two of our favorite locations for San Francisco engagement photos – Golden Gate Park and Baker Beach.

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We began in Golden Gate Park at the Conservatory of Flowers.  Even though this was not really the high season for blooming flowers, the beautifully maintained flower beds looked fantastic.

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There are so many picturesque spots to shoot engagement photos in Golden Gate Park.  The tunnel above exits the Conservatory of Flowers under JFK Drive and makes for a cool location to photograph.

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The clean white Conservatory of Flowers building is also a great backdrop.

After shooting in Golden Gate Park, we headed to Baker Beach for the golden hour.

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This was a beautiful evening at the beach with crisp, salty air and iconic views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Marin Headlands.

For the wedding photos, we went to Lake Tahoe’s Incline Village on the Nevada side of the lake. ¬†The two photos below were shot at the roadside in Incline Village just before a local resident chased us off of this ‘private property.’ ¬†ūüôā

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We then headed to the amazing beautiful Sand Harbor State Park.  This is such a unique location on Lake Tahoe with dramatic boulders defining its shores and framing the stunning sunset views over the lake.

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We photographed right into sunset on this amazing September evening on Lake Tahoe.

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Congratulations, Zhibing and Guanqi!  And thank you for coming to Jim Vetter Photography for your engagement and wedding photos!!

Vendors:

Photography – Jim Vetter Photography – www.vetterphotography.com – 415.789.6150
Bridal Gown – Very Wang Brides of San Francisco – ¬†www.verawang.com –¬†415.400.0370
Hair & Makeup Tahoe – Salon Bella Vita – www.bellavitatahoe.com –¬†530.583.1364
Hair & Makeup San Francisco – Moderne Beauty –¬†www.modernebeauty.com –¬†408.489.7909

California Redwoods Engagement Photos – Stephanie & Dustin

As a San Francisco Wedding Photographer, I have been wanting to shoot an engagement session in this Redwood grove and meadow for a long time and I am so happy that it was Stephanie and Dustin what I took to this amazing location.

Stephanie and Dustin are my favorite kind of clients.  They love and value photography and are excited to get creative with me.

We had the time of our lives out there in the forest.

This place is just magical.

Thank you Stephanie and Dustin for trusting Jim Vetter Photography to capture this epic California Redwoods engagement session!

 

 

 

 

San Francisco Wedding Photography by San Francisco Wedding Photographer, Jim Vetter Jim Vetter Photography is anything but your average San Francisco wedding photographer. Each wedding is treated with care and creativity not found with other San Francisco wedding photography studios. Your wedding day is carefully crafted to offer one of a kind unique photography in the San Francisco area.  This is San Francisco wedding photography at its best. Jim Vetter Photography is an award winning photographer based in the San Francisco bay area. Offering wedding coverage in San Francisco, San Jose, Napa, and destinations worldwide.  This wedding photography studio is one of the top studios in the country and is located right here in the San Francisco bay area.

Elegant. Romantic. Fun. These are the words typically used to describe this San Francisco wedding photographer.  We take pride in offering our clients the type of San Francisco wedding photography they are looking for. Its one thing to take pictures, its another to create art for our clients.  Our San Francisco clients are typically looking for artwork for their home vs. snapshots, and that is what draws them into our San Francisco wedding photography studio.  Serving the San Francisco bay area Jim Vetter Photography offers San Francisco wedding photography coverage in the San Francisco bay area, including but not limited to, San Jose, Marin County, East Bay, San Mateo, Napa and Sonoma, and the surrounding areas 

Not looking for a San Francisco wedding photographer? Please be sure to consider us for all your family photography needs in the San Francisco area.  We are located conveniently in the San Francisco bay area just across the Golden Gate Bridge in Marin County.  Please call or email us for more information.  Learn more about this San Francisco Wedding Photographer.  Looking for a San Jose Wedding Photographer?  Looking for a San Francisco Wedding Photography?

Baker Beach San Francisco Engagement Photos – Devon & Matt

As a San Francisco Wedding Photographer, I get to work in amazing locations with awesome people. ¬†This engagement session at Baker Beach was no exception. ¬†Devon and Matt are so easy going and great to be around that it doesn’t feel like work at all.

Once again, the weather was just perfect and we had beautiful views the entire time.

Devon and Matt will be married at the Mountain Terrace is Woodside, CA in early October. ¬†We can’t wait for the wedding and to see the lovely Devon in her gown.

We were lucky enough to catch low tide and were able to go out on the rocks at the end of the beach.

Thank you, Devon and Matt!

 

 

 

 

San Francisco Wedding Photography by San Francisco Wedding Photographer, Jim Vetter Jim Vetter Photography is anything but your average San Francisco wedding photographer. Each wedding is treated with care and creativity not found with other San Francisco wedding photography studios. Your wedding day is carefully crafted to offer one of a kind unique photography in the San Francisco area.  This is San Francisco wedding photography at its best. Jim Vetter Photography is an award winning photographer based in the San Francisco bay area. Offering wedding coverage in San Francisco, San Jose, Napa, and destinations worldwide.  This wedding photography studio is one of the top studios in the country and is located right here in the San Francisco bay area.

Elegant. Romantic. Fun. These are the words typically used to describe this San Francisco wedding photographer.  We take pride in offering our clients the type of San Francisco wedding photography they are looking for. Its one thing to take pictures, its another to create art for our clients.  Our San Francisco clients are typically looking for artwork for their home vs. snapshots, and that is what draws them into our San Francisco wedding photography studio.  Serving the San Francisco bay area Jim Vetter Photography offers San Francisco wedding photography coverage in the San Francisco bay area, including but not limited to, San Jose, Marin County, East Bay, San Mateo, Napa and Sonoma, and the surrounding areas 

Not looking for a San Francisco wedding photographer? Please be sure to consider us for all your family photography needs in the San Francisco area.  We are located conveniently in the San Francisco bay area just across the Golden Gate Bridge in Marin County.  Please call or email us for more information.  Learn more about this San Francisco Wedding Photographer.  Looking for a San Jose Wedding Photographer?  Looking for a San Francisco Wedding Photography?

Santa Cruz Mountain Engagement Photography – Heather & Tom

California is filled with wonderful locations to photograph engagement sessions and the Santa Cruz mountains are one of my favorites. The green hills in the springtime are just gorgeous. There is nothing quite like the sun setting over the hazy Santa Cruz hills.

Heather and Tom live up in these beautiful hills and were kind enough to invite Jim Vetter Photography up to shoot their engagement photos.

Heather and Tom grew up in the same little town and don’t remember a time that they didn’t know each other. They were good friends for years and gradually realized that they were soul mates and were meant for each other.

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Tom proposed to Heather down in Monterey where they were attending a cowboy poetry festival. Now, if you’re like me, you hadn’t even heard of cowboy poetry until now. Well, Heather and Tom shared some with me and I can tell you that its kind of like country music without the music – stories of love, heartache and possibly some pickup trucks but I didn’t hear about any of that.

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The property where Heather and Tom live is amazing! The entire engagement session was shot on their land. The house has so much rustic character – just like it inhabitants.

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Heather was proudly wearing a new pair of cowboy boots that she recently purchased specifically for the wedding. See more of these lovely boots below…

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Tom is a firefighter (thank you for your service, Tom!) and Heather helps people through tough times. They are both the kindest souls you could imagine.

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Heather insists that she has no experience modeling but Tom and I don’t believe her! I guess some people are naturals.

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Tom was nervous going into the engagement session (as most guys are) and wasn’t sure if he’d do much smiling. He certainly had no trouble in front of the camera. They both had a great time and so did I.

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Heather has been a horse trainer for years and even involves horses in therapy practice. The mustang on the left below was a wild horse only about a year ago and Heather has turned him into a very gentle creature. These two horses live in the front yard pasture of Heather and Tom’s ranch home.

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Heather’s dog, Moon, was not about to leave her side as we shot in the last rays of the setting sun. Although Heather and Tom were telling her to get out of the shot, I think Moon really makes this photograph special. Thanks, Moon

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This beautiful country home faces west into the Sana Cruz hills and witnesses the most spectacular sunsets through giant windows. What a place to call home and what a great fit for Heather and Tom.

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Congratulations and thank you for your warm hospitality! We can’t wait for the wedding in August ūüôā