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Jim Vetter Photography

Fairfax , CA
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Fairfax, CA US 94930 (map)

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415-789-6150

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ABOUT US

We are a high-end wedding photography studio in the San Francisco bay area and we serve lovers of great photography all over California and destinations worldwide. Our collections are... Read more
We are a high-end wedding photography studio in the San Francisco bay area and we serve lovers of great photography all over California and destinations worldwide. Our collections are all inclusive - you get an engagement session, 30-page album, plenty of time on the wedding day, two pro level photographers plus a host of other options.

Wedding collections start at $3995.

Jim Vetter | 415.789.6150 | ww@jimvetterphotography.com Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Matted Prints, Prints, Thank You Cards, Video Montage
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
We finish images in a mix of rich color, vintage desaturated and tasty black and white.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
We have experience shooting in all types of lighting from dungeons and atriums to forests and meadows.
Is your media preference film or digital?
We are a fully digital studio.
How many photographers do you work with?
We work with multiple photographers to cover larger events.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
We guarantee our clients' overall satisfaction. If a client doesn't have a wonderful experience, they may have their money back.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
We would never book more than one event per day but sometimes have multiple events in a week.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
We have multiple backup photographers in the case of an emergency.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
We bring multiple professional cameras and a full arsenal of pro lenses and lighting.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
We have multiple backups of everything.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
We charge for weddings on a package basis. The only hourly charge would be if you need to extend coverage on the day of the wedding.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
Yes, we are available to extend coverage in most cases. You may upgrade your package before the wedding to get more hours at a reduces hourly rate. If you add hours the day of the wedding, the hourly rate is $350.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
If your event is longer than 6 hours, we require that each member of our staff is provided a meal. This is the only "break" we take.
Do you charge for travel?
We do not charge for travel less than 100 miles from San Francisco.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
We guarantee that proofs are ready for viewing within two weeks of the wedding. However, we usually turn them around in a few days.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
Initial proofs are provided in a face to face review session with the photographer. Online galleries are also available upon request.
How long can the client keep the proofs?
Proofs are available online for three months.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
As all professional photographers do, Jim Vetter Photography retains the copyright to the images and we license them to the client for personal use.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
We reserve the right to publish the wedding photos but are sensitive to the desires of our clients so if a client would prefer that we do not publish any/all of the images, we are happy to comply.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Digital Negatives as they come from our cameras, are provided in all but our lowest priced wedding collection.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes.
What kind of albums do you offer?
We produce albums that are made to last longer than our clients do. Your wedding album is your first family heirloom and should be in great condition for your grandchildren to enjoy. The albums we produce have lay-flat, flush mount heavy stock pages. These books are very substantial and always please and wow our clients.
When will the client get the final album?
The final album will be delivered within 8 weeks of the client's final approval of the album proof. Often it takes less than 8 weeks, however.

REVIEWS

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Mark
Wedding:
11/12/2013
5.0/5.0
How can I say BEYOND FANTASTIC?

On relatively short notice, we engaged Jim for our wedding at the suggestion of a fellow photographer who was unavailable. We are in Denver, Jim - the Bay Area. We were able to engage via email, talk by phone, discuss options, timelines, complete our contract online and met on the day of our Wedding.

Jim was on time, ready to go and he quickly went to work capturing the best moments as our guests awaited the ceremony. He took advantage of our location and captured some of the best photos of our family I have ever seen. Bringing some of his own ideas to capture the moment, he also jumped into action spontaneously as we prepared our setting and celebrated a few moments before we began our ceremony.

There are incredible family photos that will be cherished for a lifetime.
There are incredible photos of the two of us sharing laughter, tears, joy, passion and solace.

Jim captures it all, professionally. We couldn't be happier and I would recommend him to anyone for a superior photographic experience!
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nicholas
Wedding:
8/24/2013
4.3/5.0
Jim is an outstanding photographer that will capture the most important moments of your special event. He pays extremely close attention to detail and works with the wedding party to capture the best shots.

He has a lot of experience working in the various wedding details and needs, and his advice about how to handle all of the scheduling and other issues should be considered.

Although Jim's pricing is a premium, you will not be disappointed in the end-result. The quality of the photos as as close to the top as you can get.
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Ting
Wedding:
7/20/2013
4.9/5.0
Jim did an excellent job on our engagement and wedding.
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Dan
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
When planning our wedding, my wife and I researched a large number of photographers here in the bay area. From day one, we noticed something different about Jim ... artistry.

After our first phone calls, we noticed something else. Jim really did care about who we were, and capturing the spirit of our relationship in the shots. We had several pre-wedding phone calls, and a couple of face to face meetings to make sure he understood what character we wanted to capture in our wedding. He was both professional in every respect, and at the same time very amiable.

On the day of our wedding, Jim showed up early and began shooting immediately. He captured our wedding preparation, and some of our favorite shots are of our family as we prepare for the main event.

During the ceremony and reception he struck that delicate balance that I think everyone is looking for. We got some great poses and staged shots of ourselves, family, and friends. In addition, there are also a large number of wonderful shots of everyone simply enjoying the time. It is that combination of great staged poses and "in the moment" personal reflections that we were looking for, and Jim delivered in spades.

Since we had already had engagement photos done, the separate engagement shoot that came with our package was made into a 2nd wedding shoot in our full formal garb at Hakone Gardens. There, we got another set of fabulous photos in the beautiful gardens.

Jim is not low price, but he is worth every penny. We thought about it this way ... these photos are going to represent all of the defining memories of one of the greatest days of our lives. We wanted those defining moments to be represented with a gold standard. Jim is that gold standard.

Jim, you have our deepest heartfelt thanks. We enjoyed working with you and we intend to recommend you to everyone we know. You will be our photographer of choice in the future!!!!!
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lupe
Wedding:
4/12/2013
5.0/5.0
A wedding is the most special occasion that a bride, groom, parents and guest can have. Once the wonderful event is over the only great memories that are left are the photographs. My daughter met Jim Vetter at a bridal fair; as time got closer we needed to start thinking who would we hire to be the best and most reasonable photographer. My daughter assigned this task to me to start interviewing photographers. I contacted Jim and he drove many miles to our home to do a personal interview with the bride and groom and myself. From day one we were all very impressed with Jim’s photography skills and photo albums. The reason he wanted to meet in person was to explain the process and exhibit his outstanding photos. His skills with photography are way over the top; they are simply breathed taking and just plain beautiful. I was personally impressed with his professionalism, mannerism and style. This young man showed us his work and we all thought he has been blessed with the gift of taking pictures. What I like the most about our interview was that Jim didn’t act like a typical salesmen and I think it’s due to him having the confidence of being a great photographer. After meeting with Jim I interviewed about six other photographers that were pushy, rude and overpriced and I was not impressed with their photos. Simply we all felt they didn’t deliver the confidence and passion that Jim demonstrated. We hired Jim Vetter and that was the best decision we could have all made and he did deliver beyond our expectations starting with the engagement pictures. The wedding pictures tell a lovely story and shows emotions in every picture taken. I highly recommend Jim Vetter to anyone who is thinking of hiring a professional passionate photographer because he is the best. This by far was definitely the best wedding investment one can make.
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Sara
Wedding:
3/23/2013
5.0/5.0
JIm Vetter is the BEST. The pictures came out soooo great. He had our first look back in 2 days... which was GREAT. If you do one thing... hire JIM!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Sara
Wedding:
3/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Hiring Jim was one of the best things we did for our wedding. Jim is professional, and still fun. He takes beautiful pictures, and really captures the personalities of his subjects. He has a way of making everyone look beautiful. Everything he makes is beautiful. He did our save the dates, and our thank you card, and everyone said how nice they were. Everything he did for us exceeded our expectations.
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alexis
Wedding:
10/26/2012
4.8/5.0
Jim was a breath of fresh air on our wedding day. As the bride, what I mean by that is you will be able to relax and know that Jim will take care of you and trust that all your dream shots will come true. The quality, professionalism and the undeniably impeccable wedding shots he captured on our special day were out of this world amazing. Jim made all my dreams come true and if you decide to choose him on your special day, I promise you will have an equally amazing experience. I did my share of shopping around, but Jim won me over with his charisma and the quality of his work!!! For me, that was the most important. You have to choose a photographer who makes you feel at ease and beautiful, and Jim was just the right fit.
Thank you Jim
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Jim was professional, talented, and a pleasure to work with. I would recommend him to all of my friends! He did an amazing job at an unbeatable price. He took the time to really get to know us as a couple and what our needs were. He was even fun to have around! He works very hard to make sure his clients are satisfied. Our album just arrived and we couldn't be happier! Thanks, Jim!
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Jenny
Wedding:
9/1/2012
4.9/5.0
Jim is a true pro and loves what he does.
He is not the cheapest but not the most expensive. Overall, I would say that he was a wonderful value.
He got so many wonderful photos that it was hard to choose 50 for our book...
My only wish is that he would have gotten more pictures of our family and friends and us with each of them. (I should have sceduled a specific time to get more of those shots)
Also, I loved the i-phone app...what a great bonus!
I would recommend Jim to anyone!
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Roberta
Wedding:
8/18/2012
5.0/5.0
Jim did a fabulous job of covering our 50th wedding anniversary celebration in Occidental, CA. Every aspect of his coverage of our day was wonderful. We discussed the important photos we wanted (our sons and their families, each of the grandchildren, participating members of the "wedding Party" etc) and he captured outstanding photos of all we could have hoped for. The Album he put together for us is awesome - as our the prints we have for framing. We highly recommend involving Jim in your event
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Desiree
Wedding:
8/11/2012
4.9/5.0
My husband and I are very pleased with our decision to have Jim Vetter photograph our engagement shoot and wedding. He took too many beautiful images to count! I definitely believe Jim has a special gift that allows him to capture genuine emotions in his images. It's impressive that he can take a self conscious person and make them feel confident and beautiful in nearly every photo. I can't say enough great things about Jim's work! I know anyone who uses him for a special moment in their lives will be exceptionally impressed when they see his images for the first time, and when they view those images for many years to come!
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Jim Vetter Photography responded with the following comments:

Desiree, thank you so much for writing this review! These things are so valuable in building confidence and credibility with new clients. I am very grateful!

Happy New Year to you and Nikos!!

Jim
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
5/26/2012
4.8/5.0
I met Jim at a wedding fair in the City, and knew immediately that he was "the one". To be our photographer, that is. He helped me create my vision of a non-cookie cutter wedding, and rose to the occasion for some of our unique shot location requests. He was steady, dependable, fun and very astute with his advice. We appreciate every little extra he put into making our day memorable. We had a million shots to select from, and he was helpful in culling the best. Top marks for creativity and artistry. And yeah for the album!! I feel we have made in a friend in the process. Thanks Jim.
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kylawoo
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
In the process of finding Jimmy-Jim (patented nickname), I looked to several photographer friends and other widely sought after professionals, but... there's a reason why Vetter rhymes with better.

Contracting him was the best decision I was allowed to make for my wedding (thanks Mom) and by far the best spent money of our budget.

We feel very lucky to have secured Jim, he gracefully captured every bit of beauty, warmth and loving emotion in our wedding. He even assisted our elderly priest struggling with his microphone mid ceremony!

An entirely fun, like minded guy, very patient, extremely flexible to our hectic schedule and, artistic. Our pictures are timeless.

The engagement sessions we took with him were delightful, as well! We trekked him up a mountain one day, and down along beach bluffs another...

Jimmy Jim has a perfect understanding of light, time of day, positions / posing, and when to call it quits.

We highly recommend Jim Vetter for your wedding photography needs. You will not be disappointed.
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