Deer Park Villa Wedding Photos – Leah and Casey

Leah and Casey’s wedding was held at the beautiful Deer Park Villa in Fairfax, California in Marin County. I love this venue! It is surrounded by towering redwood trees and has a very warm and cozy atmosphere. 

Leah and Casey were so nice to work with for both their wedding as well as their engagement photos.

Vendors:

Photography: Jim Vetter Photography
Venue: Deer Park Villa
Catering: Forks & Fingers
Florist: Jenna Oberfelder
Officiant: Lisa Capaldina
Wedding Planner: Perfectly Planned Moments
Photo Booth: Perspective Photo Booth
DJ: Runaway DJ
Cake: Sweet Expectations
Hair: Urban Republic Salon
Videography: Featherstone Studios

Burning Man Wedding Photos – Kim and Aaron

Burning Man weddings are a sensory explosion of color and expression. I have had the honor of photographing several and I gotta say I LOVE them! I had photographed Kim and Aaron’s official wedding in Mendocino just a couple of weeks prior to Burning Man 2018. They have a special ceremony on the playa and asked me to stop by…

 

The Estate Yountville – V Foundation Rock the V Party 2018

The three-day signature fundraiser has raised $108 million since its inception in 1999. Set in the Napa Valley, the V Foundation Wine Celebration brings together people from the investment community, technology, medical, sports, entertainment and wine worlds to raise money for the fight against cancer.

I shot the setup for The Lux Productions who designed the event at The Estate Yountville in August 2018. I’ve also photographed weddings at this awesome venue.

Old St. Hilary’s Chapel Wedding – Dusty and Patrick

As a Marin wedding photographer, I get to photograph some amazing locations. We have these incredible gems like Old Saint Hilary’s Chapel in Tiburon where Dusty and Patrick were married last weekend. The grounds around the church are beautiful with old stone walkways and steps. The inside of the chapel has beautiful diffused light and photographs so nicely.

 

These portraits of Dusty and Patrick were shot in the ambient light from the chapel windows.

This is Zooey the flower dog. Adorable.

The reception was held at cozy little place down the hill in Tiburon called the China Cabin. It began its life as the Social Saloon atop the PS China which made 30 round trips to Asia carrying mail and passengers in the mid 1800’s.

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.

ISES Northern California Parties at Jillian’s at the Metreon in San Francisco

Tonight I had the pleasure to cover an event for International Society of Event Specialists (ISES) Northern California Chapter. Jillian’s at the Metreon in San Francisco hosted the event and there was Skee Ball and more provided by Plan-It Interactive.  Good food and great company was what I found.

The new Board of Directors was also inducted tonight.  You can see their group shot in the video and at the gallery.

San Francisco Artist Valerie Orth Rocks the City

I recently had the pleasure of honor of making images for an amazing San Francico musical artist, Valerie Orth.  Before the shoot, I met up with her and her rockstar hair stylist, Tracy Shelor, downtown at this cool salon on Sutter Street called Echos.  Valerie walked in and I was floored!  She looked amazing.

I had only been contacted the day before so we didn’t really have a plan and were largely  playing it by ear.  Sometimes that’s the best way and this was no exception.  It was a very organic and fun shoot that yielded some awesome images!

We started in the lobby of the building which the security guard found quite entertaining.  (Thanks for letting us shoot there, dude!)  Then we went to a nearby parking garage which turned out to be a fantastic location.  The light and textures were very cool.  We also hit some interesting alley ways, a pub (photos + whiskey), a hotel lobby and of course, the street.

Valerie was so much fun to work with and I’m proud of these images.  Keep an eye out for this rocker chick on the charts sometime soon.  Check out her new album, Faraway City on iTunes.  I think you’ll LOVE it!