Sequoia Retreat Center Wedding Photos – Byron and Miranda

The Sequoia Retreat Center is one of my favorite venues for photographing weddings. It is big but cozy. It is gorgeous. Your guests can stay in little cabins and you can have a true destination wedding in the forest. Definitely check it this Santa Cruz mountain location.

California Hornblower Wedding on San Francisco Bay – Rie & Edwin

Rie & Edwin travelled all the way from Tokyo to have their wedding reception on San Francisco Bay. It was a beautifully crisp evening of cheer and celebration for California friends as well as visitors from Japan.

Lake Chalet Oakland – Wedding Photos – Rachel and Bob

Rachel and Bob were married on 5.18.18 at the Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill on Lake Merritt in Oakland, California. It was a gorgeous spring day on the lake!

Rachel had been a server for the Lake Chalet in Oakland for a year or so when Bobby joined as a sous chef. They exchanged many words across the kitchen expediting line (both good and bad) and a wink and a smile was thrown in once or twice. For the two of them, going to work wasn’t so bad as they had each other for a distraction. Their relationship grew from there, as they quickly became best friends.

Fast forward to five years later, where Rachel dragged Bobby to her hometown of Hudson, OH for Thanksgiving. The day after Thanksgiving, the two of them decided to go for a stroll through the downtown. Unexpectedly, Bob got down on one knee in the gazebo on the green and proposed. Before he could finish his sentence Rachel was already screaming “Yes!” And that is how they got here today.

We began the day at the Marriott Oakland City Center and photographed the girls and the guys getting ready. This group has no shortage of character and it shows in the photographs.

It takes a team to make a wedding day like this. Here is ours…

Wedding Planner: Iris Rosa – (202) 250-9882
Venue / Caterer: Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill
Hair Stylist: Jessica Weirich – (707) 724-4172
Makeup Artist: Aliyah Puerto – (707) 724-9526
Florist: Lee’s Florist
Bridal Gown: Flare’s Bridal
DJ: 21st Century Sounds
Cake: Susie Cakes
Photography: Jim Vetter Photography

Special thanks to my amazing second shooter, Beth Barton!

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!

San Francisco California Hornblower Wedding – Amor and Stoney

On this beautiful, crisp April evening, Amor and Stoney were married on board the California Hornblower on San Francisco Bay.  We had the honor of photographing their ceremony and sharing a few laughs with them.

The Hornblower yachts have the best views in the bay area!

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

San Francisco City Hall and Stern Grove Wedding Photos – Dulce and Cedric

Dulce and Cedric were married at San Francisco City Hall following a quick portrait session at Stern Grove. City Hall has their giant Christmas tree at the top of the stairs and it is breathtaking. Such a beautiful place for a December wedding!

Stern Grove is always beautiful with its towering trees and beautiful stonework and walking paths. Its worth checking out for weddings and other events.

Bride & Groom on the walking path in Stern Grove
Bride & Groom on the walking path in Stern Grove
Bride & Groom in the stage area of Stern Grove
Bride & Groom in the stage area of Stern Grove
Sweet nothings must have been something!
Sweet nothings must have been something!
Time to get married!
Time to get married!
Top floor wedding ceremony at San Francisco City Hall
Top floor wedding ceremony at San Francisco City Hall
Flower girl guarding the flowers.
Flower girl guarding the flowers.
Sealing it with a kiss and warming by the tree.
Sealing it with a kiss and warming by the tree.
Towering redwood trees at Stern Grove
Towering redwood trees at Stern Grove
Stern Grove stage area wedding portrait
Stern Grove stage area wedding portrait
Bride & Groom dancing on stage at Stern Grove.
Bride & Groom dancing on stage at Stern Grove.

California Hornblower Yacht Wedding on San Francisco Bay – Emiley & Joey

On a blustery December day, Emiley and Joey were married aboard the California Hornblower Yacht on San Francsico Bay. The photos at the end of this post really show the speed of the wind!