We photographed an intimate wedding at Noe’s Nest Bed and Breakfast in San Francisco for Rene & Joe. They are both from Saint Louis, Missouri but wanted to have their ceremony in San Francisco. (excellent idea!) After the ceremony the party moved to Finnegans Wake in Cole Valley. A very cool bar loved by many locals and travellers alike.
Dianah and Juan met us at a wedding fair in San Francisco early this year. We were delighted that they entrusted us with their wedding photography. It is truly and honor to photograph this huge occasion for our clients!
Dianah made all of the bouquets and boutonnieres herself! This is some pretty awesome DIY.
The bride and bridesmaids had the beautiful Deodar Room at Wine & Roses. This large suite has a big patio surrounded by huge trees. The light was AMAZING on the patio and we were able to get gorgeous photos out there all afternoon before the ceremony.
In the groom’s own words… “She is one of the most interesting, fun, outgoing people I have ever met, not to mention athletic. She knows how to take care of her friends and family, and would give up everything for them. There’s never a dull moment when she’s around, that’s for sure.”
Dianah and her Maid of Honor, Melissa have been very close for a long time. So close that they have matching ankle tattoos.
In the bride’s own words… “Juan is very loving, responsible, fun and carefree. He has strong family values, a great sense of humor, and a willingness to try anything new. Juan gets along with anybody and everybody! He’s incredibly hardworking, practical and considerate. He never forgets a birthday, holiday or anniversary, and is always very reliable. He’s the greatest guy I know!”
This wedding and its wedding party had a LOT of character!
The ceremony was held in Wine & Roses Wedding Garden. The image below was taken just before the ceremony. It is such a great spot for a sunset wedding!
Dianah and Juan wowed the guests with some serious ballroom dancing as the made their grand entrance. They even finished it off with a big dip!
Thank you so much, Dianah & Juan for being the most amazing clients. We love working with you!
The Bently Reserve has always been one of my favorite venues in San Francisco. Its classic architecture and grand appearance make it insanely elegant – especially when the right care goes into the event design and planning. This wedding was planned by Solmaz at Pretty Occasions and was really done right! We had such a great time photographing this wedding! Erica, Robert, and their wild wedding party were a blast to work with. They made our job easy by being so fun and so beautiful as well. Just look at Erica! Her superb hair and makeup was done by Angela Kim.
I was introduced to Erica and Robert by the amazing wedding planner, Solmaz Burke of Pretty Occasions in San Francisco. Erica & Robert were planning a September wedding at one of my favorite SF wedding venues, The Bently Reserve. I was very excited to be chosen to photograph their big day!
The couple really wanted to have a metropolitan feel to their wedding as well as their engagement. I suggested that we have the engagement session downtown and make use of the beautiful architecture of the Embarcadero Center and they enthusiastically agreed.
When we met in front of Embarcadero Four I had the wonderful surprise to see that they had just adopted a crazy-cute french bulldog puppy on their way to meet me that afternoon! He didn’t even have a name yet but he was full of personality and kind of ran the show that day. Can you believe how beautiful this puppy is?
In my regular style, we wandered around the Embarcadero in search of great spots to shoot. We were gifted with beautiful light everywhere and had a fantastic time. The Embarcaderos have really cool walkways that spiral up through multiple levels. The next few images were taken on that walkway.
Of course, we had to jump on a San Francisco cable car at the bottom of California Street. What could be more San Francisco than this 🙂
I LOVE to photograph in the city with my super wide 14-24mm lens! I’m able to capture the towering buildings that make downtown San Francisco so cool. This lens also makes people look really tall and thin when used correctly. People seem to like that for some reason.
I had been wanting to do this show below for some time. Erica and Robert were down for it so I set it up and we braved the cold air just long enough to get this awesome shot of Erica and Robert frozen in time while the city zips by all around them.
I’d like to thank Erica & Robert for being such fun people to photograph. I’d also like to thank Solmaz for introducing me to this wonderful couple.
The wedding is just around the corner. More photos to come…
I met Sibrina a couple of years ago at a wedding fair and as it turned out, I was unavailable to photograph her wedding. However, later on when she was thinking about maternity photos, she thought of me again. (Thank you Sibrina!)
Sibrina and Brian both really wanted to do something outdoors with an epic view. I knew of just the place!
I have been photographing on Mt. Tamalpais for years and it never lets me down. Just look at this scene!
I like to photograph up here in the late afternoon and into sunset for obvious reasons.
The image below is the one that Sibrina and Brian chose to have printed in a large 40×30″ metal print. They will display it prominently in their living room. I LOVE making huge prints! You can see so much detail and really get a feel for what it was like to be there in person.
Thank you so much to Sibrina and Brian and congratulations on the arrival of
Jim Vetter Photography proudly presents the wedding experience of Shab & Joe!
The night before their wedding, my friends Shab and Joe had a fantastic rehearsal party at Wingtip in downtown San Francisco. Wingtip has a beautiful private club on the penthouse level of the building. Their guests enjoyed great live music, killer wines, and hand-rolled cigars.
The wedding ceremony was held the next day with the ceremony at San Francisco City Hall. It was attended by family and a handful of close friends. They took their vows on the top level balcony. This is my favorite spot in City Hall because the light is so beautiful.
Shab made her entrance to the reception by marching up the street with a New Orleans jazz band called Brass Monkey! It was the most fun I’ve ever seen in a grand entrance. Shab’s friends and family joined her for the procession.
Bimbos 365 Club has been around since 1931 and has seen a lot over the years. What it saw on February 20th, 2016 was a once in a lifetime celebration of friends and family with great music, delicious food from Taste Catering, and incredible dance performances.
The DJ was the one and only Mancub of Space Cowboys fame. He kept the music to the high standards of this eclectic audience. The Duniya Dance and Drum Company was so entertaining! If you’ve never seen this kind of dance, you will be in for a treat. You help but smile as you watch them. They do it with such joy.
Shab and Joe wanted to throw a party that gave them the opportunity to cut loose with their friends. They simply wanted to have fun and make it all about the celebration with the people they love. They certainly succeeded!
Tulum, Mexico is such an amazing location for a wedding in December! I was thrilled when Luz and Oscar hired me to join them at the gorgeous little beach resort of Om Tulum. The weather was perfect, the moon was full, the people were lovely.
I arrived a couple of days before the wedding to settle in and get to know the family and friends. Everyone was so warm and welcoming that I felt as much like a guest as I did a vendor. The first night we all ate and had drinks in the beach bar and I was able to capture some beautiful long exposure shots of the beach under the moonlight. One of these is below – you can see the stars and planets in the sky.
We spent the day before the wedding just playing at the beach all day and I was able to capture so many fun shots of Luz and Oscar just enjoying their family and friends.
The morning of the wedding, we all got up before dawn to shoot the group shots in the early morning light. It turned out to be a gorgeous morning.
The ceremony was an amazing traditional Mayan ritual complete with a Mayan Shaman, copal incense blessing as well as Mayan dancers with traditional Mayan drums. It was a quite a show for everyone, including Luz and Oscar.
During the reception dinner, we noticed that the moon was just rising and was huge and orange in the sky. We ran out to take photos on the beach as we watched the moon rise over the ocean.
The day after the wedding, we go up early (this was not easy to do) and drove out to a location where there are lots of Cenotes. Cenotes are openings in the ground where cave ceilings have collapsed to expose deep caverns holding crystal clear waters. These Cenotes are favorite places for scuba diving trips and sightseeing. We went there for a little different reason… Luz and Oscar lept from about 30 feet down into the Cenote in their wedding clothes!
This wedding was the highlight of my 2014 season. Thank you so much, Luz & Oscar!
Meytal and Patrick were married on Stinson Beach in Marin County California. The beauty of Meytal was rivaled only by the amazing setting for this beach wedding. Photographing beach weddings is such a treat with gorgeous light coming from every direction.
The couple rented a beach house nearby and were able to chill out and enjoy time with family and each other. We spent the entire day with them and had the honor of capturing these beautiful moments.
The wedding of Willie and Rob at Sand Rock Farm in Aptos, California was one of the most beautiful of of the year. Sand Rock Farm is such a gem of a venue nestled into the hills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Everywhere you look is picturesque. This is a dream for a photographer!
Wedding Coordinator / Venue Manager: Jen Hagglof – firstname.lastname@example.org – 831-688-8005
Venue / Catering / Cake: Sand Rock Farm – email@example.com – 831-688-8005
DJ: Elite Entertainment – Kevin Combs – firstname.lastname@example.org
Florist: Laura Roda – email@example.com
Bridal Gown: Maya Palace – owners John and Suzy Kopplin – http://mayapalace.com
Officiant: Sarah Winding – firstname.lastname@example.org