Golden Gate Park Shakespeare Garden Engagement Photos – Mytal and Patrick


I know of a little spot tucked away in Golden Gate Park. Its called Shakespeare’s Garden. It was the perfect place for this special engagement session with Mytal and Patrick and their beautiful son.
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Golden Gate Park San Francisco Engagement Photos – Susan and Al

I just love shooting engagement photos in Golden Gate Park! There is so much beauty to choose from. In this session with Susan and Al, we shot around in the Music Concourse and in Shakespeare’s Garden for their engagement photos.

Golden Gate Park and Corona Heights Engagement Photos with Allie and Jim

My good friends Allie & Jim did their engagement photos with me in Golden Gate Park and Corona Heights recently. No shortage of character on this day 🙂 Love you guys!!


Engagement Photos at Golden Gate Park and Baker Beach with Christina and Brian

Christina and Brian are the cutest young couple. They have been sweethearts for a long time already and really wanted to have a San Francisco engagement session. We photographed them in Golden Gate Park near the Music Consourse, Shakespeare’s Garden, and Japanese Tea Garden. Then we also shot at The Palace of Fine Arts and Baker Beach. We had a beautiful day and an even more beautiful couple.


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Golden Gate Park – Japanese Tea Garden – San Francisco Engagement Photos with Katie & Edward

As a San Francisco Wedding Photographer, I get to shoot in some fantastic places. Golden Gate Park is certainly one of my favorites. Katie and Edward had their engagement photography session in the park last week. We had a beautiful day and made the most of the Japanese Tea Garden, The Music Concourse and Shakespear’s Garden.

This first shot is in the Japanese Tea Garden by the little Zen Garden area.



The Music Concourse is a really cool area of the park.  There is a big stage flanked by pillars, lots of benches for sitting to watch performances and two beautiful fountains.



Shakespear’s Garden is next to the Music Concourse and has a quaint little garden area seen below.







Congratulations, Katie & Edward! Can’t wait for the wedding day 🙂

San Francisco Engagement Photos – Ben and William

I recently had the honor of shooting the engagement photo session for my fabulous friends Ben and William.  We had a great time bouncing around these great locations in San Francisco on a gorgeous autumn day.

We started at Stern Grove where we had the redwood forest to ourselves.  What a great spot!





Next we went to the Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park





Check out these rings!  The gears actually spin inside the rings. This is probably a lot easier to agree on when you’re both guys 🙂


After Golden Gate Park, we went to the Epic Roasthouse for dinner and then shot some more on The Embarcadero near the Bay Bridge and Ferry Building.


 Thank you, Ben and William for making this so much fun.  Can’t wait for the wedding next year!

San Francisco Engagement Photos and Lake Tahoe Wedding Photos

Zhibing and Guanqi are a sweet young Chinese couple currently living in San Jose while Guanqi finishes college.  They reached out to San Francisco Wedding Photographer, Jim Vetter about photographing their engagement and wedding photos after ordering Zhibing’s amazing gown from Vera Wang San Francisco.

They requested that we do the engagement photos in San Francisco so we suggested two of our favorite locations for San Francisco engagement photos – Golden Gate Park and Baker Beach.


We began in Golden Gate Park at the Conservatory of Flowers.  Even though this was not really the high season for blooming flowers, the beautifully maintained flower beds looked fantastic.


There are so many picturesque spots to shoot engagement photos in Golden Gate Park.  The tunnel above exits the Conservatory of Flowers under JFK Drive and makes for a cool location to photograph.


The clean white Conservatory of Flowers building is also a great backdrop.

After shooting in Golden Gate Park, we headed to Baker Beach for the golden hour.



This was a beautiful evening at the beach with crisp, salty air and iconic views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Marin Headlands.

For the wedding photos, we went to Lake Tahoe’s Incline Village on the Nevada side of the lake.  The two photos below were shot at the roadside in Incline Village just before a local resident chased us off of this ‘private property.’  🙂



We then headed to the amazing beautiful Sand Harbor State Park.  This is such a unique location on Lake Tahoe with dramatic boulders defining its shores and framing the stunning sunset views over the lake.







We photographed right into sunset on this amazing September evening on Lake Tahoe.


Congratulations, Zhibing and Guanqi!  And thank you for coming to Jim Vetter Photography for your engagement and wedding photos!!


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