JaM Cellars Ballroom Corporate Event – ILEA Napa Sonoma

The January ILEA Napa-Sonoma industry mixer event was held at Blue Note Napa / JaM Cellars Ballroom in Napa. Speaker – Susan Kidwell, Hensley Event Resources. Rentals – Blueprint Studios & Hensley Event Resources. Catering – Elaine Bell. Photography – Jim Vetter. Music – Peter Sykes. Wine – Gloria Ferrer & Provenance Vineyards.

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!

NACE SF Gala 2017 at The Old San Francisco Mint

Once again I had the honor and pleasure to photograph the San Francisco NACE annual gala. This year it was held at the amazing Old San Francisco Mint in downtown SF. I always love shooting there!

photographer Jim Vetter Photography

venue SF Mint

event planning Melissa Fancy

event planning Carolyn Wilson Weddings & Events

rentals One True Love Vintage Rentals

catering Morton’s Steakhouse

catering Cheat A Little Catering

rentals Abbey Party Rentals SF

lighting and draping The Lux Productions

linens (outdoor) Wildflower Linen

linens (indoor) Creative Coverings

photo booth Giggle and Riot

vanity portrait studio Colson Griffith

event florals Saba Decor and Rentals

hair + makeup bar Cassandra McClure

entertainment Entire Productions

stationary Woods & Co

water sponsor Essential Water

gift bags Swift LLC

cigar bar Oye Productions

caterer Carrie Dove Catering

San Francisco Sunset Hornblower Cruise Wedding with Jessica and Josh

We love weddings on the bay! And Hornblower Cruises is the very best way to get married on the bay 🙂 We had the honor of photographing the wedding of Jessica and Josh recently and here are some highlights below. Congratulations, Jess & Josh!













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.

Garnet and Grace Bridal Catalog Session

One of my 2018 wedding clients, Megan, just happens to manage a bridal gown shop near San Francisco. It is called Garnet & Grace. They specialize in couture gowns at outlet prices. They have amazing dresses there. Do check them out!

Megan invited me to photograph some of their new dresses at the shop. When I visited the store for the first time, I was thrilled to see the beautiful hardwood floors, deep garnet red walls, and a big skylight at the back of the main room. All of this meant that I’d have a beautiful setting for our shoot.

Here are a few samples from that session…








Tank 18 San Francisco ILEA Event Photos

I have been involved with the northern California International Live Events Association (ILEA) for several years and its been a great professional network for my business. I recently sponsored one of their events by photographing it.

This event was at Tank 18 in San Francisco. This is a cool venue with wine barrel racks, a stainless steel bar, walls of wine bottles. Kind of a raw space but that makes it a great canvas to create your event.

As an SF Bay Area Wedding and event photographer, I love discovering cool new venues and this is one of them!

Joseph Phelps Vineyards Marriage Proposal in the rain – Rose and Michael

The surprise marriage proposal of Rose and Michael on a misty day in St. Helena, California at Joseph Phelps Vineyards. They flew in from the east coast for a getaway which turned out to be more than Rose expected! After their planned wine tasting, Michael took Rose outside and proposed in the rain. Congratulations, Rose & Michael! 

The moment of truth...
The moment of truth…
Celebratory hug...
Celebratory hug…
Letting it sink in...
Letting it sink in…
Enjoying the view...
Enjoying the view…
Remembering why they came here...
Remembering why they came here…
Getting their shoes REALLY muddy!
Getting their shoes REALLY muddy!