Jun 6, 2012

Kris & April. Jenner, CA.
San Francisco Engagement Photographer

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

notes
  1. coler

    the dude strikes again. peaceful, real, love it.

  2. Naomi Goggin

    wonderful, as ever, Nirav – great set. x

  3. Sachin Khona

    Magic!

  4. Casey

    Magical day indeed. Some of these photos could be paintings!

  5. Monika Eisenbart

    There is always something magical about your sessions. Beautiful.

  6. Jakub Majewski

    Amazing and beautiful story. Nirav, Great Photography!

  7. Mary McHenry

    Love!

  8. April

    These tell such a wonderful story. Job well done!

  9. rory

    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.

  10. Claudette Carracedo

    Such wonderful work … honest and compelling.

  11. Bryan Aulick ( portland wedding photographer )

    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.

  12. J Shoda

    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.

  13. mike

    very serene. dig it.

  14. April

    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.

  15. Alan Thomas

    These are some great shots and a beautiful location. So good :o)

  16. pen

    Stunning set of images. I love your CYOA sessions!

  17. michael rowley

    those rocks are incredible.

  18. Oli

    Seeennnnnnsational.

  19. Alyda

    Can we still be friends when you become world famous? These are so incredible n-dawg

  20. Kelsey Houle

    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.

  21. shipra

    going through these was like reading one of those books that you treasure and read over and over again. Some amazing frames here, Nirav

  22. Erica Ash

    Some breath-taking shots in there Nirav… so clever!

  23. jennifer armstrong

    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.

  24. Mark

    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

  25. geeta

    Beautiful place. Beautiful photos. I love all photos.

  26. Kris

    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!

  27. Jakub

    Amazing work Nirav!

  28. NATE KAISER

    so boss nirav, so boss.

  29. Isabelle

    w-o-w!!

  30. Eric Yerke

    Incredible collection Nirav. Start to finish there are so many amazing photos.

  31. Alex C

    Hey man, I love how you capture that “We are the only two people in the world right now” feeling.. Bravo.