Temple Nightclub 80’s Party – ILEA NCC Gala 2018

I’ve photographed this event for the past several years and it’s always a hoot. It is completely sponsored by events industry vendors and they all bring their A-game to show off what they can do. This year, the event was at Temple Nightclub in San Francisco and had an 80’s theme. The industry association that throws the event is the International Live Events Association (ILEA).

WIPA SF June Mixer at Kendra Scott

WIPA held their June wedding industry mixer at Kendra Scott in Walnut Creek. Such a bright, colorful, and flavorful event it was!

Venue – Kendra Scott
Design – Cora Bella Weddings & Events
Catering – Fraiche Catering
Wine – ONEHOPE Wine
Rentals – Pleasanton Party Rentals
Florist – LC Floral Design
Balloons – Lifted Balloons
Favor – Food La La
Photography – Jim Vetter Photography

ILEA NCC Event Industry – Cannabis Education at SPUR in Oakland

As an active contributor to the local bay area events industry, I often photograph industry events such as this one for the International Live Events Association (ILEA) of Northern California. This event was an education meeting addressing Cannabis in public events.

With the passage of Prop 64 in 2016, the state of California celebrated that they would finally have access to recreational cannabis. Fast forward to January 2018 when California residents could leisurely stroll into their local licensed dispensary and purchase cannabis legally for the first time.

Although personal use of cannabis is now legal, both the cannabis industry and its clientele have had to deal with some growing pains since becoming a legal substance, especially when it comes to the question of cannabis at events.

While the public is clamoring for a range of cannabis event experiences, new rules and regulations have curtailed events and limited them to a very particular type + format. Though there is great change on the horizon, the current state of the law for cannabis regulation in California is proving tricky for those looking to host events with a cannabis element.

Panel Members:

Kate Manson, CAPSULE
Elise McRoberts, Cannabis Thought Leader
Lisa Rogovin, Edible Excursions + Curious Cannabis Salon
Joanna Hossack, Clark Neubert LLP – General Counsel Commercial Cannabis Industry (Medical & Adult-Use)

Event Sponsors:

1544 Events in Oakland
Svetlana Catering & Events
Standard Party Rentals
Impact Lighting – Audio – Video
Blueprint Studios
Jim Vetter Photography

Bently Reserve – Vernal Equinox Event Photos

I photographed the annual Vernal Equinox party again this year. It is put on by Entire Productions and is sponsored by a large number of local bay area events professionals. See full vendor list at the end of this post.

The army of professionals who made this event possible:

JaM Cellars Ballroom Corporate Event – ILEA Napa Sonoma

The January ILEA Napa-Sonoma industry mixer event was held at Blue Note Napa / JaM Cellars Ballroom in Napa. Speaker – Susan Kidwell, Hensley Event Resources. Rentals – Blueprint Studios & Hensley Event Resources. Catering – Elaine Bell. Photography – Jim Vetter. Music – Peter Sykes. Wine – Gloria Ferrer & Provenance Vineyards.

NACE SF Gala 2017 at The Old San Francisco Mint

Once again I had the honor and pleasure to photograph the San Francisco NACE annual gala. This year it was held at the amazing Old San Francisco Mint in downtown SF. I always love shooting there!

photographer Jim Vetter Photography

venue SF Mint

event planning Melissa Fancy

event planning Carolyn Wilson Weddings & Events

rentals One True Love Vintage Rentals

catering Morton’s Steakhouse

catering Cheat A Little Catering

rentals Abbey Party Rentals SF

lighting and draping The Lux Productions

linens (outdoor) Wildflower Linen

linens (indoor) Creative Coverings

photo booth Giggle and Riot

vanity portrait studio Colson Griffith

event florals Saba Decor and Rentals

hair + makeup bar Cassandra McClure

entertainment Entire Productions

stationary Woods & Co

water sponsor Essential Water

gift bags Swift LLC

cigar bar Oye Productions

caterer Carrie Dove Catering

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!

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.

War Memorial Green Room Photos

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