Hans Fahden Calistoga Wine Country Wedding in the Rain – Kelly and John

Wedding photography in the rain has its challenges. However, the wedding of Kelly and John at Hans Fahden Vineyards in Calistoga, California on this rainy day was so beautiful that we didn’t mind getting wet!

An amazing wedding like this can only happen with the professional collaboration of a talented team. Here is ours:

Wedding Planners Mandy Scott Events 415 441 5973 www.mandyscottevents.com
Ceremony and reception location Hans Fahden 707.942.6760 https://www.hansfahden.com/
Catering and beverage service All Seasons Catering 707-942-0890 allseasonsnapavalley.net
Cocktail service Best Beverage Catering 415.642.2410 http://www.bestbeverage.com/
Ceremony Music Tim Duenas Pianist 707 888-2539
Floral Décor Verde Flowers 415 457-7542 verde-flowers.com
Photographer and Videographer Jim Vetter Photography 415-606-8542 www.jimvetter.com
DJ and Lighting Michael’s Music 707 322-4152 michaelsmusic.org
Cake Bella’s Bakery (707) 942-1443 https://www.bellabakerycalistoga.com/
Officiant Lisa Flinn
Transport Pure Luxury (Friday) Beau Transportation (Saturday) http://www.pureluxury.com/
Hair + Makeup Olivia Garvin Hair and Make up (707) 849-8629 http://www.oliviagarvin.com/
Taco Truck Gitana Food Truck, Calistoga CA 707.541.8246

Chateau St Jean 2015 Cinq Cépages Launch

Chateau St. Jean is one of the most beautiful wineries in California. They have been producing great wines in Sonoma for more than forty years. Cinq Cépages is the flagship wine of Chateau St. Jean. Each year, Winemaker Margo Van Staaveren selects fruit from Bordeaux varietal vineyards to craft a wine that showcases the best of Sonoma County. It combines the strength of the diverse region to create an approachable, well balanced and elegant wine.

On October 6, 2018, Chateau St Jean introduced the 2015 vintage of Cinq Cépages. The following images were captured at this beautiful event.

The fabulous event professional team that made this possible:

Feast Catering
Encore Event Rentals
Joe Squared Productions – Lighting
Matthew Foley – Guitar
Sequoia Floral – flowers

Sunset Hornblower Cruise Wedding – Paula & Dariush

Paula & Dariush were married on the Sunset Hornblower yacht on San Francisco bay on a blustery day in August. We sailed out of Berkeley Marina and had a beautiful sunset cruise. Such a fun wedding! I”m really blessed with awesome clients 🙂

Mendocino Coast Wedding Photos – Jug Handle Creek Farm – Kim and Aaron

What a treat to be part of the wedding of Kim and Aaron at Jug Handle Creek Farm on the Mendocino coast in northern California. I’ve decided I love being a Mendocino Wedding Photographer 🙂

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.

The fabulous wedding professionals who made this wedding possible:

VenueSequoia Retreat Centerdiane@sequoiaretreatcenter.com lj@sequoiaretreatcenter.com
CatererHomebrew Chefsean@homebrewchef.com
CoordinatorA Paper Flower Weddingsarah.apfw@gmail.com
EntertainerAndy Wilson Dance Callerwww.AndyWilsonDanceCaller.com/
PhotographerJim Vetter Photographywww.jimvetterphotography.com
RentalsAlexis Party Rentalsinfo@alexispartyrental.com
OfficiantHoney in the Heartdrgardner19@gmail.com
FloristDeb Smith, (Groom’s Aunt)reddingflorist@charter.net
CakeJust Cakehttps://justcake.com/
Ceremony musicLaura Inserrainfo@laurainserra.com
BartenderJennifer Hansen-Bos559-760-0838
MCDave Green
Sound SystemJason

Temple Nightclub 80’s Party – ILEA NCC Gala 2018

I’ve photographed this event for the past several years and it’s always a hoot. It is completely sponsored by events industry vendors and they all bring their A-game to show off what they can do. This year, the event was at Temple Nightclub in San Francisco and had an 80’s theme. The industry association that throws the event is the International Live Events Association (ILEA).

Stinson Beach and Mt Tamalpais Engagement Photos – Ashima and Derek

The engagement of Ashima and Derek on Stinson Beach followed by a photo session on Mt Tamalpais. She lives in Georgia and he lives in Texas. His proposal marks the end of their courtship and the beginning of their life together. They say they’ll be back to Stinson soon 

Golden Gate Park | Baker Beach Engagement Session – Samantha and Victor

Beth Barton and I photographed the engagement session of Samantha and Victor in Golden Gate Park. We started in the Music Concourse and then went to the Japanese Tea Garden. Both places are always awesome. We finished up on Baker Beach for a nice foggy sunset 🙂

Academy of Sciences Corporate Event – Entire Productions

I shot an event at the Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park earlier this year. It is such a cool space for a party because its also a museum with dinosaurs, a terrarium, an aquarium, and a live albino alligator!  This particular event was produced by my friends at Entire Productions. They also produce AMAZING events and this was no exception.