Muir Beach Marriage Proposal Photos – Elizabeth and Andy

Andy and Elizabeth travelled to San Francisco all the way from Miami for a weekend getaway. Andy surprised her by proposing at Muir Beach. He arranged for me to be there to covertly capture the moment. (she said yes)

Still ecstatic...
Still ecstatic…
The moment when Elizabeth realized why they were here
The moment when Elizabeth realized why they were here
Feeling lucky...
Feeling lucky…
Gotta run!
Gotta run!
Gotta move...
Gotta move…
Looking cool...
Looking cool…
Feeling good...
Feeling good…
Stone-face awesome portrait.
Stone-face awesome portrait.
Enjoying the amazing Muir Beach fog
Enjoying the amazing Muir Beach fog

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.

Tiburon Marin San Francisco Bay Engagement Photos Marina Spencer-1


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.

Tiburon Marin San Francisco Bay Engagement Photos Marina Spencer-1


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.

Tiburon Marin San Francisco Bay Engagement Photos Marina Spencer-1

Tiburon Marin San Francisco Bay Engagement Photos Marina Spencer-1

Tiburon Marin San Francisco Bay Engagement Photos Marina Spencer-1

Tiburon Marin San Francisco Bay Engagement Photos Marina Spencer-1


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


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.








Maternity Photos with Julia on Mt Tamalpais in Marin County

This secret location high on Mount Tamalpais in Marin County is one of the San Francisco bay area’s greatest photographic gems. I have made some of my favorite images up here, including another maternity session just a few months ago. This maternity session is one of my all time favorites. I hope you like it too!


Julia had met me a few years ago at a wedding fair. She had wanted me to photograph her wedding at the time but I was out of her price range back then. When the time drew near to do a maternity session, she reached out to me again. While I certainly love doing maternity photography in the studio, I was so excited that she wanted to do an outdoor session and I knew of the perfect location.



If you’d like to do a similar session on Mt Tamalpais, please give me a call!














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!





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Marin Engagement Photos with Alexis and Lorenzo

Engagement photography in Marin county just north of San Francisco is so much fun!  Marin has some of the most wonderful locations in the San Francisco bay area in which to photograph couples for engagements, weddings or anything for that matter.  I just did an engagement photo session with Alexis and Lorenzo who came down from Stockton to be photographed.  I’ll be photographing their wedding in October in Lodi, CA.

Alexis loves the vintage look Robson Harrington Park where we did the session is a perfect fit.  The garden walls are made of old brick that was recovered from buildings demolished in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.   The owner of the park land also owned a large amount of land all around the area and salvaged building materials when old buildings came down.  These materials make for a rustic old world look in this beautiful park setting.

Alexis and Lorenzo originally planned to marry in the summer of 2013 but then decided that they just couldn’t wait so they moved the date up to October 2012.  I was glad to hear this because I can’t wait to photograph the wedding either!  They make such a lovely copule.

Alexis is really my ideal client – she loves and values photography and is as excited about her photographs as I am about making them.  So, if you share that love of photography with Alexis, please contact me to photograph your wedding!

I’d like to thank Alexis and Lorenzo for coming all the way down to San Anselmo from Stockton to do their session with me.  You guys rock!

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Inverness Wedding Photography in the California Coastal Hills

Bay area wedding photography can be so much fun when you get to work in such interesting locations as the quaint little St. Columba’s Church tucked up in the hills of Inverness, California near Point Reyes.  This little country church was originally built by a railroad executive who wanted his daughter to be married at home.  So he built a house with a church in it – or maybe he built a church with a house in it.  I’m not sure which is more accurate.

Elizabeth & David are both Marin County firefighters and they adore the coastal hills where they now live.  In fact, David proposed to Elizabeth on one of their long leisurely walks up their favorite fire road.  I blogged about their engagement a few weeks back.

You couldn’t find a nicer couple than Elizabeth and David – I’m so glad they found me to photograph their sweet wedding!

Marin Coastal Hills Wedding

Marin Weddings in the Coastal Hills

Congratulations Elizabeth & David!