Apr 1, 2011

Helena. Portraits.
San Francisco Portrait Photographer

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I’m very excited to share my first all film session with everyone.  I am especially stoked that I got to shoot it with my good friend Helena.  We had such a great time on the shoot.  I wanted to make a special mention of the handmade hats that Helena is wearing in these images.  They were made by her friend Behida and you can see and purchase the hats here.

notes
  1. Michael Ash

    so freakin money man. awesome job!

  2. daron

    these are SO beautiful. really lovely work.

  3. Punam

    These are spectacular! Great work!

  4. hpb

    Kick ass. I love the textured b&ws.. and the hats are awesome!

  5. Michelle March

    Wow! These are stunning! I can’t believe this is your first time shooting film. 🙂

  6. Kip Beelman

    1 – Great work. 2 – The b&w horizontal with the flare or non-opaque white coming from the left stopped me dead in my tracks. 3 – She’s a hard worker… You guys hit a lot of stuff!

  7. Amber Hughes

    Are you freaking kidding me with these? Nirav, you’re so talented it hurts! I love everything about this session! 🙂

  8. Luis Godinez

    Duuuude!!! It’s hard to take it all in. Pure money.

  9. Amari Kenoly

    straight magic yo!!!! stellar work as always!!!

  10. scotty

    holy balls.

  11. Lia

    …Baller.

  12. gary bradford

    no words man. so incredible.

  13. Drew W

    You’re unreal Nirav, in a good way 🙂

  14. rich

    Holy crap! This is one HELL of a shoot, man. Your work is sick.

  15. Jen harris

    LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!

  16. Greg Nissen

    Wowzers. You should start shooting for some fashion magazines…

  17. May

    HOLY CRAP! I think I’ve just seen my most favorite session from you yet! These are beyond gorgeous!

  18. Em Scott

    whoa. in awe of these.

  19. Faraz

    Man! from now on you are my hero. The exposure is perfect, the moments are dreamy and I love every single image.

    You got a fan in the South bay!

  20. J Shoda

    Oh. My. God.

  21. andria lindquist

    OMG nirav, you are unreal. these are quite the stunners. the color, your composition, her, I am truly taken aback by these. so so beautiful. that vertical on the stairs, incredible.

    so so so stoked to see more from you like this. woot!!

  22. AmyPunky Photography

    This is really beautiful!!!

  23. Cole

    i quit

  24. Geeta Patel

    Love this picture. I like to have my photo taken with film.When you have time. Let me know.

  25. admin

    I love you mom! For you, I got all the time in the world 😉

  26. Jakob

    This is awesome. You are one seriously talented photographer, Nirav.

  27. Jak

    Well, great model, great photographer = magic. Nice work. I think you would get great response by showing these to some editorial folks, if you aren’t already.

  28. shipra

    I’m with Cole. I quit.
    No wait, can I come live with you and Jen and carry your gear?

  29. Sattish Patel

    Which Magazine is this pictures from? These are awesome pictures. Really it is amazing.

  30. Tonya

    I think you have truly found your style. Holy freakin crap dude! The tones, angles, style…wow. Im jealous that I am pretty sure I couldn’t do that with film! haha

  31. Steve Gerrard

    Beautiful work. Love the creativity of the compositions and use of light. Consider me a fan.

  32. kmh

    I didn’t even know you could do this in photography. Unreal

  33. Brian Davis

    Stunning and elegant dude…you’ve really upped your game. Totally awesome session.

  34. Ryan Ray

    Straight up beautiful!

  35. Tyler

    you a beast.

  36. Bianca

    WOW! Fantastic job! They are so lovely. Such an honor to participate!

  37. mandiimae

    woah. incredible.

  38. Fer Juaristi

    Dude, every post gets into my skin. Big fan from Mexico bro.

  39. Jennifer Ebert

    Insane. I think you should sell your digital & never look back.

  40. matthew morgan

    these are ridiculous! one of the best posts i’ve seen in a LONG time

  41. Josh Tilton

    So well done brother! However, I know you really just used your 5d II 😉

    Great session with a beautiful women!

  42. Joel Flory

    speechless, love every one of them.

  43. Stevi Savage

    Damn, Nirav. Damn!

  44. Anne Mahoney

    You really captured every angle of her beauty.

  45. jeff marsh

    mind. blown.

  46. Sam hurd

    You just made me very angry with this post. Mainly because she is so hot, but also because the photos rule.

  47. KK

    Superstar.

  48. Johan

    Yep, one of the best film sessions I have seen this year. Thanks for sharing!

  49. aga

    wow, you killed this session. beyond beautiful my friend 🙂

  50. Tina Bass

    Oh, my!! These are so amazing!!

  51. Heather E

    Geez buddy, way to make a girl’s head explode from awesome.

    you are amazing.

  52. Laurie Bracewell

    Nirav, these are stunning!

  53. cliff

    I’m usually not one for fashion shoots…. but by the end of this post, I was laughing at how good you are. Laughing… smiling, and possibly swearing with every scroll.

  54. Marno Muth

    Everything just works. High five!

  55. Paul Von Rieter

    tis good mi amigo. very good.

  56. David Robertson

    dude these are freakin amazing!!

  57. Alex

    Love the B/W and the texture/noise. can’t wait to see your next few shoots! 😉

  58. Eric Yerke

    Nirav this is incredible. Your talent, vision, and determination are insane friend.

  59. Chris Murray

    Wow, simply amazing.

  60. benj haisch

    damn.

  61. hugh

    hot. damn.

  62. Ozzy Garcia

    Talk about taking it to another level! great vision:)

  63. Tara Sharma

    Beautiful!!!

  64. Peter Yana

    O.K.. I am not such what to say, except to say “WOW”.. Very well done Nirav.. Thank you for your vision and creativity.. Thank you for encouraging us aspiring photographers to dream..

  65. Michael Porter

    WOWZERS.

  66. otto

    oh my!!!

  67. Jessie

    Stunning! Really beautiful work, Nirav.

  68. Kirsten Mavric

    I love this shoot. Everything about it. Especially the black and whites. And how gorgeous is this girl?!!!

  69. lisa

    Oh my!
    The composition and light in these photos is amazing.

  70. Kelly

    You went old school and rocked it. Awesome, stunning and amazing are just three words that come to mind. It didn’t hurt that your model is gorgeous either. Pat yourself on the back, good job.

  71. Rebecca Cash

    I am IN LOVE with this session!!!! Speechless!

  72. Miah Klein

    16 spreads and 5 covers in the mix. Stunning…

  73. Sachin Khona

    How have I not seen this before.. Dude.. you are incredible. I have a lot of work to do 🙂

  74. Javi Collazo

    Amazing work!! Congrats.

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  76. Sonal

    This is one of my favorite shoots of all time. Bianca, the colors and tones, the shapes, the light, your sheer creativity, all just so gorgeous and amazing!!

  77. Evgeniy

    Very, very nice!

  78. Chris

    What the crap dude! How does so much awesomeness come from one session!? Amazing…

  79. Rob

    Flippin amazing dude!

  80. Julian

    Wow, I love those b/w images at the end! Beautiful!