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 ūüôā

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!

 

Alcatraz II: Back to the Rock with The Travel Channel

You may recall my post from December when I spent the night in an Alcatraz jail cell.¬† Well, someone over at the Travel Channel noticed the blog post and contacted me for an interview.¬† This led to an invitation to participate in the filming of a segment for the upcoming show “Unpacked” on Alcatraz which will air this summer as part of a series they are doing on little known local attractions in iconic destinations.

Alcatraz may be well known but very few know that you can sleep there overnight or that it is a bird sanctuary and a botanical marvel.

So, I called up a few of my buddies who did the overnight with me and asked them if they wanted to be on TV.¬† It wasn’t hard getting them to make the trip back to San Francisco for this rare opportunity.

Not only did we bet to go back to Alcatraz, we went over there with an Alcatraz inmate who spent five years there in the late 50’s.¬† Robert Luke was his name and he was full of riveting stories of his days on the Rock.

I don’t yet have an official air date for the Unpacked series but it should really be interesting…and it will have me and my boys in one of the episodes so you know its gonna Rock.

I’ll post to my Facebook Fan Page when I know the show schedule.¬† Go click my Like button so you can stay tuned.¬† www.facebook.com/jimvetterphotography

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Baker Beach Engagement Session: Jenny & Santos

Baker Beach is a favorite of Jim Vetter Photography with its iconic views of the Golden Gate Bridge and gorgeous coastline.  Lots of couples really want this location for their engagement session because it gives a strong sense of location (San Francisco) and its a very romantic spot.

Jenny and Santos were very sweet and we had a fantastic time capturing these images.

Thank you Jenny & Santos for making it easy to create these lovely images!

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