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Sep 29

Stephen & Kalisha. Calistoga Ranch wedding.

I think I’m just going to share Kalisha & Stephen’s note about working together, as it really means so much to me…

“I had spent weeks researching for someone who was more than just a wedding photographer. I wanted a photographer who could capture depth and the genuine emotions piercing through each person photographed. I wanted the scenery to sing like a sweet song behind the complicated features of my husband and I. I wanted my wedding photos to be a work of art. I wanted the photos to say I love you, I needed them to tell our love story.

Nirav is one of the most talented photographers I had ever seen, we were determined to have this man photograph our wedding. He was the one, I actually based my wedding date on his availability. As a bride my wedding day took so much time to create, on the day of I was nervous and busy, I was on a true roller coaster of emotions and just like that, it was over in the blink of an eye. I couldn’t really go back and savor those moments in my mind, everything was a blur. it all happened so fast.

After the wedding our days went back to normal, it had already began feeling like a distant memory. One day while skimming through my mailbox an email popped up from Nirav; our photos were ready and he prepared a beautiful slide show with warm music to really re-live those moments. My husband and I sat together in bed and watched the clip, tears began flowing, we held each other tight, time traveling back to our wedding day. He surpassed our expectations, I honestly didn’t know it was possible to create something so beautiful. The small details I had forgotten about came back to life, each photo had a story that shined through his subtle and perfectly timed snaps.

Nirav is a gentle soul, an honest, kind person. His presence was warm and we felt so comfortable being ourselves while he did his job. Nirav is on a spectacular path and I cannot wait to see where that journey takes him! If you’re so fortunate to have this talented young man photograph your wedding, you’re in great hands.”

Honored to have been a part of their story. Love you two so much.

Also, thank you to Amari Kenoly for shooting this day with me.

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Music by Ocean Rift

Venue: Calistoga Ranch

Videographer: Velare

Wedding Planning/ Floral/ Design: Floral Theory

Hair & Makeup: Katie Brooke Callahan and hair by Maria Moreno studio

Dress: Delphine Manivet

Shoes: Aquazzura

Live Music: Laura & Anton

Synchronized Swimmers: Aqualillies

Dining Ware, Chargers, Plates, Flatware: Frances Lane

Furniture Rental: Classic

Wedding DJ: Sarah lawrence

Menus, Invites, Place Settings: Kindred Concept Design

Cake: Perfect Endings

notes
  1. Rob

    Awesome stuff dude!!! First time synchronised swimming at a wedding!

  2. Brea

    This is just incredible. I’m struggling to even put words to have thoughtfully you’ve managed to capture this wedding. You have a gift and I thank you for sharing it with us 🙂

  3. Danelle Bohane

    Magical on absolutely ever level, you are so talented.

  4. Annie

    Like a dream, man. Like a dream.

Aug 11

Chris & Megan. Mount Tamalpais Wedding.

I’ve been wanting to shoot a wedding on Mt. Tamalpais since I became a wedding photographer. It finally happened…and it was amazing.

Megan and Chris are just incredible people. You instantly feel at ease around these two and can’t help but to smile. Megan actually came to my home a few months before the wedding just so we could get to know one another better. I really liked the fact that only a small fraction of our conversation was about the wedding and the rest was about our life experiences, families, and inspirations.

It was an honor to document their story.

A big thank you to Bianca Morra for shooting this day with me.

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Music by Tracey Chattaway

2nd Shooter: Bianca Morra
Venue: Mount Tamalpais Amphitheater
Reception Venue: Mann Family Farm
Catering: Rachel Cecchi, The Lunch Box
Florist: Jill Field, Las Baulines Nursery
Band: Jimbo Trout
Dress: A La Robe
Hair & Makeup: Katie Nash

notes
  1. Nisha

    This is simply beautiful Nirav, as always you’ve captured so much emotion in every image.

  2. Dennis Berti

    Love the magic of this post. You’re a great storyteller

  3. hugh

    good pictures, dude. really good pictures.

  4. Caroline

    Art. All of it. The movement and emotion in those bride and groom portraits with the wind blowing through her dress and hair is perfection.