Kris & April
San Francisco Engagement Photographer

Location: Jenner, CA.

For Kris & April’s session, they decided to visit some of the places that meant the most to them. Places where they’ve grown closer together and hold sentimental value in their relationship.

We began at the Russian River near Monte Rio where they set out on their gorgeous red canoe. The wood-canvas canoe from the 1920’s was originally built in Guerneville. Kris and his brother used the canoe to fish and explore together. After his brother passed away, Kris completely restored the canoe in his memory. It was in this very canoe that Kris proposed to April.

Our second stop took us out to the coast at Jenner to a camping spot that Kris and April consider their home base when escaping for weekend outings to hike along the coast. They’ve had so many special memories of these trips that coming back is always an overwhelming nostalgic experience.

The final stop was at the Highland Dell Hotel in Monte Rio to enjoy some river front dining and drinks from where we watched the sun dip over the mountains.

It was a magical day.

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Music by Bon Iver

June 6, 2012
the dude strikes again. peaceful, real, love it.
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June 6, 2012
wonderful, as ever, Nirav - great set. x
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June 6, 2012
Magic!
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June 6, 2012
Magical day indeed. Some of these photos could be paintings!
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June 6, 2012
There is always something magical about your sessions. Beautiful.
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June 6, 2012
Amazing and beautiful story. Nirav, Great Photography!
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June 6, 2012
Love!
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June 6, 2012
These tell such a wonderful story. Job well done!
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June 6, 2012
Epic day, beautiful captures Nirav! The 3rd from last with the canoe on the car made me giggle. I'm shooting a wedding at the Highland Dell this weekend, really looking forward to it.
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June 6, 2012
Such wonderful work ... honest and compelling.
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I don't think I've seen anyone shoot at such significantly low magnification as you. Those are the shots that look beautiful printed on paper.
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June 6, 2012
Everytime you blog, I feel like I should take a day off of work to appreciate it. Maybe I'm just lazy though. Either way, you're awesome and I love what you do with a camera.
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June 6, 2012
very serene. dig it.
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April
June 6, 2012
Nirav, thank you so much for documenting our bond and some of our most treasured spots. I get teary-eyed each time I look through the images. We are so excited for our big day in October! See you then, friend.
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June 6, 2012
These are some great shots and a beautiful location. So good :o)
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June 6, 2012
Stunning set of images. I love your CYOA sessions!
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June 6, 2012
those rocks are incredible.
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June 6, 2012
Seeennnnnnsational.
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June 6, 2012
Can we still be friends when you become world famous? These are so incredible n-dawg
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Kelsey Houle
June 7, 2012
I love how you always pair the perfect song with each post. I felt like I was there with you all right away. Amazing images as always.
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June 7, 2012
going through these was like reading one of those books that you treasure and read over and over again. Some amazing frames here, Nirav
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Erica Ash
June 7, 2012
Some breath-taking shots in there Nirav... so clever!
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June 7, 2012
love everything about this session. Truly beautiful work. Honest, creative, compelling, heart-opening. The shot of the 2 of them by the big rock cliff with the driftwood log just melts me. Absolutely stunning.
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June 7, 2012
wow, some of these wouldn't look out of place in an art gallery! Even on an overcast day you manage to make your photos look so interesting. Well done
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geeta
June 7, 2012
Beautiful place. Beautiful photos. I love all photos.
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June 8, 2012
Rock. Star. April and I are so happy to have found you, Nirav. We love each and every image and can't wait to see you again in October!
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June 18, 2012
Amazing work Nirav!
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NATE KAISER
June 20, 2012
so boss nirav, so boss.
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June 25, 2012
w-o-w!!
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June 30, 2012
Incredible collection Nirav. Start to finish there are so many amazing photos.
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Alex C
June 30, 2012
Hey man, I love how you capture that "We are the only two people in the world right now" feeling.. Bravo.
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