Sunset Hornblower Wedding on San Francisco Bay – Kumi and Tyler

We had a rockin’ wedding on the bay last weekend with Kumi & Tyler. Seriously, the boat was rocking like crazy and the dance floor was hilarious! That didn’t stop anyone from having a great time though. Kumi and Tyler were couldn’t have been happier.

The wedding was held onboard the Sunset Hornblower Yacht out of Berkeley. The Hornblower crew, their service, and their food is always fantastic!

St Dominics and Argonaut Hotel San Francisco Wedding – Patty and Erwin

We had the great pleasure of photographing the wedding of Patty & Erwin earlier this month. The wedding was planned and designed by Melissa Fancy.

They held their ceremony at the very grand Saint Dominic’s Catholic Church in San Francisco. See images of this beautiful cathedral in the post below. The reception was held at the Argonaut Hotel near Fisherman’s Wharf.

The gorgeous florals were provided by Hayley at Calla Hill Floral. Hayley was so great with my clients and her work was superb!

This wedding was a great success thanks to the great work of these professionals:

Wedding Planner: Melissa Fancy
Florist: Calla Hill Floral
DJ: Four Leaf Entertainment
Venue: Argonaut Hotel
Photography: Jim Vetter Photography

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.

Tank 18 San Francisco ILEA Event Photos

I have been involved with the northern California International Live Events Association (ILEA) for several years and its been a great professional network for my business. I recently sponsored one of their events by photographing it.

This event was at Tank 18 in San Francisco. This is a cool venue with wine barrel racks, a stainless steel bar, walls of wine bottles. Kind of a raw space but that makes it a great canvas to create your event.

As an SF Bay Area Wedding and event photographer, I love discovering cool new venues and this is one of them!

Tiburon – Marin – San Francisco Bay Engagement Photos – Marina and Spencer

Amazing evening with Marina and Spencer for their engagement photo shoot in Tiburon, Marin County California overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge and the San Francisco Bay.

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We started down on the water in Tiburon at Spencer’s family property which they call “The Ark” It is an old houseboat up on stilts and is incredibly charming.

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For sunset we went up on top of the hill to an open space overlooking the San Francisco Bay, Golden Gate Bridge, and the city of San Francisco.

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What an amazing location and awesome people to work with. Thank you, Marina & Spencer!

 

NACE SF Gala 2016 at the SF War Memorial Green Room

We had a great time with our friends at the San Francisco NACE (National Association of Catering and Events). This is the big annual gathering of the local chapter and was a gorgeous event.

Here are a few of my favorite shots from the night.

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Downtown San Francisco Engagement Photos with Erica and Robert

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?

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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.

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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 🙂

 

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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.

 

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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.

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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…

San Francisco City Hall and Bimbos Wedding Photos with Shab and Joe

Jim Vetter Photography proudly presents the wedding experience of Shab & Joe!

The night before their wedding, my friends Shab and Joe had a fantastic rehearsal party at Wingtip in downtown San Francisco. Wingtip has a beautiful private club on the penthouse level of the building. Their guests enjoyed great live music, killer wines, and hand-rolled cigars.

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The wedding ceremony was held the next day with the ceremony at San Francisco City Hall. It was attended by family and a handful of close friends. They took their vows on the top level balcony. This is my favorite spot in City Hall because the light is so beautiful.

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Shab made her entrance to the reception by marching up the street with a New Orleans jazz band called Brass Monkey! It was the most fun I’ve ever seen in a grand entrance. Shab’s friends and family joined her for the procession.

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Bimbos 365 Club has been around since 1931 and has seen a lot over the years. What it saw on February 20th, 2016 was a once in a lifetime celebration of friends and family with great music, delicious food from Taste Catering, and incredible dance performances.

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The DJ was the one and only Mancub of Space Cowboys fame. He kept the music to the high standards of this eclectic audience. The Duniya Dance and Drum Company was so entertaining! If you’ve never seen this kind of dance, you will be in for a treat. You help but smile as you watch them. They do it with such joy.

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Shab and Joe wanted to throw a party that gave them the opportunity to cut loose with their friends. They simply wanted to have fun and make it all about the celebration with the people they love. They certainly succeeded!