Downtown San Francisco Engagement Photos with Erica and Robert

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?

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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.

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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 🙂

 

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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.

 

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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.

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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…

Palace of Fine Arts Engagement Photos – Emily and Ty

On a characteristically blustery day in San Francisco, Jim Vetter Photography captured the joy of Emily and Ty for their engagement photo session. This was shot just a couple of weeks before the wedding.

 

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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.’  🙂

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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.

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

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

Vendors:

Photography – Jim Vetter Photography – www.vetterphotography.com – 415.789.6150
Bridal Gown – Very Wang Brides of San Francisco –  www.verawang.com – 415.400.0370
Hair & Makeup Tahoe – Salon Bella Vita – www.bellavitatahoe.com – 530.583.1364
Hair & Makeup San Francisco – Moderne Beauty – www.modernebeauty.com – 408.489.7909

Baker Beach San Francisco Engagement Photos – Devon & Matt

As a San Francisco Wedding Photographer, I get to work in amazing locations with awesome people.  This engagement session at Baker Beach was no exception.  Devon and Matt are so easy going and great to be around that it doesn’t feel like work at all.

Once again, the weather was just perfect and we had beautiful views the entire time.

Devon and Matt will be married at the Mountain Terrace is Woodside, CA in early October.  We can’t wait for the wedding and to see the lovely Devon in her gown.

We were lucky enough to catch low tide and were able to go out on the rocks at the end of the beach.

Thank you, Devon and Matt!

 

 

 

 

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