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!
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 🙂
Stanford campus is amazing for architecture…
It’s also amazing for nature…
Then, they introduced me to a new location that I had not photographed before. Windy Hill on Highway 35 outside of Portola Valley. Awesome!
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?
San Francisco wedding photographer, Jim Vetter Photography recently had the awesome honor of photographing the engagement session of Monica and Eusong in two separate iconic San Francisco locations. We first did engagement photos at AT&T Park – home of the San Francisco Giants. We then went to the west edge of San Francisco to make more engagement photos at the cliffs over Sutro Baths. Check out the highlights slideshow…
Monica and Eusong obtained exclusive access to the ballpark just so we could photograph their engagement session there. We were the only people in the entire park with the exception of a few security staff, some guys tending the field, and one Hunter Pence.
We were able to photograph in the dugouts and around the outside of the field as well as in some of the suites above the first baseline.
We had perfect weather for this session. All the way through to sunset, it was really pleasant near the ocean.
We never actually made it all the way down to the ruins of the old Sutro Baths. We started at the upper parking lot and worked our way down the paths, stopping at the amazing spots you see here below…
I was introduced to Erica and Robert by the amazing wedding planner, Solmaz Burke of Pretty Occasions in San Francisco. Erica & Robert were planning a September wedding at one of my favorite SF wedding venues, The Bently Reserve. I was very excited to be chosen to photograph their big day!
The couple really wanted to have a metropolitan feel to their wedding as well as their engagement. I suggested that we have the engagement session downtown and make use of the beautiful architecture of the Embarcadero Center and they enthusiastically agreed.
When we met in front of Embarcadero Four I had the wonderful surprise to see that they had just adopted a crazy-cute french bulldog puppy on their way to meet me that afternoon! He didn’t even have a name yet but he was full of personality and kind of ran the show that day. Can you believe how beautiful this puppy is?
In my regular style, we wandered around the Embarcadero in search of great spots to shoot. We were gifted with beautiful light everywhere and had a fantastic time. The Embarcaderos have really cool walkways that spiral up through multiple levels. The next few images were taken on that walkway.
Of course, we had to jump on a San Francisco cable car at the bottom of California Street. What could be more San Francisco than this 🙂
I LOVE to photograph in the city with my super wide 14-24mm lens! I’m able to capture the towering buildings that make downtown San Francisco so cool. This lens also makes people look really tall and thin when used correctly. People seem to like that for some reason.
I had been wanting to do this show below for some time. Erica and Robert were down for it so I set it up and we braved the cold air just long enough to get this awesome shot of Erica and Robert frozen in time while the city zips by all around them.
I’d like to thank Erica & Robert for being such fun people to photograph. I’d also like to thank Solmaz for introducing me to this wonderful couple.
The wedding is just around the corner. More photos to come…
Dianah & Juan really wanted to have a waterfall as the backdrop for their engagement photos this spring. It turned out that the best option for us was the Bollinger Canyon Waterfall in San Ramon, California. We timed it PERFECTLY because the waterfall turned off the moment we finished photographing with it! And, we had setting sun in just the right position to get the images you see below.
Everyone starts out a little nervous in front of the camera but by simply allowing them to be themselves and enjoy each other we get very naturally beautiful images. Dianah and Juan warmed up quickly and we had a great time at this gorgeous location.
This waterfall, next to a main road in San Ramon, is easily accessible and looked so good in the late afternoon sun. I would suggest this location for any kind of portrait shoot where you want a natural backdrop without having to hike miles into the hills.
Thank you Dianah & Juan. We can’t wait for the wedding day – Friday, September 30th, 2016 – at Wine & Roses in Lodi, California!
On a characteristically blustery day in San Francisco, Jim Vetter Photography captured the joy of Emily and Ty for their engagement photo session. This was shot just a couple of weeks before the wedding.
I just love shooting engagement photos in Golden Gate Park! There is so much beauty to choose from. In this session with Susan and Al, we shot around in the Music Concourse and in Shakespeare’s Garden for their engagement photos.