Bently Reserve Wedding Photos with Erica & Robert

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. Bently Reserve Wedding Photos Erica and Robert-1

Also check out the engagement session with Erica and Robert that we did in San Francisco a few months ago.

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Wedding Vendor Team for Erica & Robert under the planning of Pretty Occasions by Solmaz Burke:

Wedding Professional: Company: Contact: Phone Number: Email:
Officiant: Heartfelt Weddings Larry Wilkerson 415.306.2717 larry@heartfeltweddings.com
Florist: Enchantment Floral Liz Tsutsumi-Hypnar 925.548.1541 enchantment.floral@gmail.com
DJ: Big Fun Disc Jockeys Paul Burchfield 800.924.4386 paul@bigfundj.com
Rental: Stuart Party Rental Gregg Paz 408.856.3232 gpaz@stuartrental.com
Special Linens: La Tavola Linens Jill Brownfield 415.440.3333 jill@latavolalinen.com
Chargers: Classic Party Rental Lydia Gourvitz 650.652.0300 LGourvitz@classicpartyrentals.com
Caterer: Elaine Bell Catering Stephanie Kung 415.203.3411 stephanie@elainebellcatering.com
Bar Service: BBC Meghan Ford 415.642.2410 Ext. 3115 Meghan@bestbeverage.com
Ice Luge: Chisel-it Ice Sculptures Jason 925.288.0265 ice@chiselit.com
Cake – Bakery: Inticing Creations Kelly Zubal 415.205.9422 kelly@inticingcreations.com
Photographer: Jim Vetter Photography Jim Vetter 415.789-6150 jim@jimvetter.com
Hair & Makeup: Angela Kim Angela Kim   akim6419@gmail.com
Photo Booth: Denon & Doyle Entertainment Chris Mowery 800.944.9585 chris@djay.com
Bridal Hotel: Le Meridien Sarah Mabry 415 296 2964 smabry@lemeridiensf.com

 

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…

San Francisco City Hall and Bimbos Wedding Photos with Shab and Joe

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

Peninsula Covenant Church Redwood City Wedding Photos – Miriam and Curtis

As a San Francisco Wedding Photographer, we get to work in such a great variety of churches and venues all over the bay area. One of my favorite modern churches is the Peninsula Covenant Church in Redwood City, California. Recently, we photographed the wedding of Miriam and Curtis -the sweetest young couple 🙂

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620 Jones San Francisco Wedding Photos – Dawn and Steve

My good friends, Dawn & Steve were married at 620 Jones in San Francisco. You may remember their awesome engagement photos from a few months ago. It was such a pleasure working with my friends for their amazing day!

620 Jones is such a cool San Francisco spot. They have a great room upstairs for the bridal party to hang out and its right downtown with great energy all around.

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The ceremony was held on the outdoor patio just above Jones Street and the sounds of the city.

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There are so many great spots within steps of the venue. This shot below was taken next door to 620 Jones.

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We walked around the neighborhood and found great spots with beautiful light to photograph.

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We stopped into this cool little wine bar called The Lab by Napology. We relaxed there and had some wine before the ceremony.

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This is the signing book that I made for Dawn and Steve with their engagement photos.

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For the reception, everyone met at a bar called Oddjob on Mission Street in San Francisco.

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Wedding Professionals:

DJ: Josh Williams – joshdwilliams@gmail.com

Florist: Max’s Floral Design / Max Canton – maxcanton@hotmail.com

Cake: Thorough Bread & Pastry – thoroughbreadandpastry@gmail.com

Hair: Shelly Cross – shellycrosshair@gmail.com – http://www.shellycrosshair.com

Makeup: Eliza Veal – elizaveal@gmail.com – http://www.elizaveal.com

Gown: Le Spose di Gio / Glamour Closet – http://www.glamourcloset.com

Ceremony Venue: 620 Jones – Annie Chhay , 415-496-6858, annie@620-jones.com

Reception After Party: Oddjob – http://oddjobsf.com/ – 1337 Mission Street, SF – (650) 561-5508

Photography: Jim Vetter Photography – 415.789.6150 – http://vetterphotography.comjim@jimvetter.com

 

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 Old Mint Wedding Photos with Tiffany & Luke

Last weekend Jim Vetter Photography had the honor and pleasure of photographing the very cool wedding of Tifany & Luke at the Old Mint in San Francisco. The Old Mint, built in 1869, is the actual building where they minted silver coins and made money. This building survived the great earthquake of 1906 and if you ever go inside, you’ll understand why.

This venue was a great fit for the unique personal style of Tiffany and Luke – slightly edgy, slightly industrial and classicaly good looking!

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And hats off to the amazing wedding professionals who made this event possible:

Catering: Culinary Excellence (Contact Danny – they’re in France for the next week)

http://www.culinaryexcellence.com/

danny@culinaryexcellence.com 

(510) 632-5520

Kalena Marie Events: Kalena Brose Event Planning and Design

www.kalenabrose.com

(408) 482-3335

Venue: The Old Mint (Contact Tamara)

http://www.theoldmint.org/

thayes@sfhistory.org

415-537-1105

DJ: Absolute Soundworks (Contact Pedro)

http://www.absolutesoundworks.com/

absolutesoundworks@gmail.com

(408) 891-4648

Hair: Hair by Blair (Contact Blair)

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hair-By-Blair/141196769249394?sk=timeline

thehairblair@gmail.com

(510) 289-4645

Makeup: A List Makeup (Contact Casey)

http://alistmakeup.com/

casey.alistmakeup@gmail.com

916-494-4417

Officiant: Luminous Weddings and Events (Contact Amber)

http://www.luminous-events.com/

ambermilner@gmail.com

650-274-6041

Wedding Cake: Copenhagen Bakery (contact Shari)

http://www.copenhagenbakery.com/

info@copenhagenbakery.com

(650) 342-1357