Jul 16, 2013

Laurent & Helena. San Francisco, CA.
San Francisco Wedding Photographer

Laurent and Helena’s wedding day was certainly a true representation of who they are as individuals and as a couple. They were married in the backyard of a house at the top of Bernal Heights in San Francisco. The yard stretched down into 5 tiers. The top tier was where the ceremony took place as well as where the Kally Price Jazz Band played. The next two tiers were occupied by friends who played different instruments as well as a champagne station. The 4th tier was the oyster bar and the final tier was the barbecue and fire pit where Laurent’s father and team (of Butler & Chef ) prepared food for the all the guests (complete with a tree house for city viewing).

This was a day unlike anything I have experienced but I can’t say I’m surprised. I wouldn’t have expected anything less from these two. Love you guys very much.

Helena is also a talented wedding photographer and you can check out her work here.

A huge thank you goes out to my friend Bianca Morra for 2nd shooting this wedding with me. She’s incredibly talented and I look forward to collaborating with her more this year.

Music by Duke Ellington.

P.S. The hat/wreath used during the wedding were hand made by the talented Behida Dolic. The wonderful floral design was by Jessy Brown.

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notes
  1. Levi

    This is the next level, Nirav.

  2. Cole

    This is loco, ese. Shit…

  3. Caro

    Holy shitballz!!! This is my favourite wedding of all times!!!! Mind blown!!!!

  4. mathias

    style to the max! this image is seriously awesome : http://niravpatelphotography.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/HLBianca_4574.jpg

  5. Sonia

    Such beautiful and moving photos. By the end of the gallery I was nearly in tears! Stunning work!

  6. em

    GET OUT OF HERE with this.

  7. Hannah Nicole

    Killer, Nirav. The energy is insane. Favorite wedding yet.

  8. Tuomas Mikkonen

    Amazing set again!

  9. Hi-Fi Weddings

    ho-lee-cow! this is so so so incredible! i adore san fran…and this is just what i would image a backyard SF wedding to be! way to nail it man! i would love love love to feature this on hi-fi weddings if you’d be interested! x to the o times a million!! -ashley

  10. Chio garcia

    Amazing!! You made me feel in there. It was a whole experience with music and everything =)

  11. Lisa Devlin

    Wow, Wow, Wow!

  12. Brano

    0178 amazing portrait.

  13. joanna brown

    Holy macaroni….. absolutely beautiful….. I actually cried, so so good so so much love right there x

  14. Tony Whitmore

    What a fantastic piece of work, congratulations! Awesome images, and beautiful portraits.

  15. alec hilliard

    so rad. so sick. wow.

  16. JAAKKO

    Stunning…!

  17. Brian

    You sir are talented. 🙂

  18. Deon

    Thanks for being awesome.

  19. Sylvain LE LEPVRIER

    Fabuleux, magnifique, merci merci c’est un vrai plaisir de contempler votre travail….

  20. Richard Pham

    Whoooooooa! Fantastic work!

  21. Peter Meciar

    love it! love it ! love it !!!!

  22. tim coulson

    one of the most authentic weddings i’ve seen. felt real good scrolling through this.

  23. Rafa Ibanez

    Great work man!

  24. john benavente

    man, that was awesome. hats off to you!

  25. Amari Kenoly

    Dude….this is my absolute favorite

  26. caroline

    hands. down. the. best. wedding. post. i. have. seen. to. date. the. end.

  27. anda

    i don’t even know … except that i’ve never seen anything like it. remarkable, nirav.

  28. Levi

    holy moly macaroni!! love these dude!

  29. anthony hoang

    wow dude these are absolutely breathtaking. Lost for words, just beautiful.

  30. RICHARD CLARKE

    Astonishing viewing experience..

  31. Nikki Bezel

    Beautiful Nirav!

  32. James Frost

    Well that was pleasure to my eyes! Best styled wedding iv seen in a long time almost felt like i was looking at a film set so so well shot dude!

  33. Alan Thomas

    These are some great shots. Keep up the great work dude!

  34. SHANE SHEPHERD

    Haven’t said this since 2012…. Amazeballs!

  35. VETA

    I am crying, and I wasn’t even there… perhaps cause I missed this absolutely magical moment, and also because your talent has reflected the people, places and things so fully and truly… congratulations to all involved in the creating and spreading of such LOVE!

  36. Andras Holm

    Seriously….this is amazing.

  37. Greg Finck

    Awesome Nirav… once again… this is amazing ! Well done

  38. Pen

    This is INSANELY good! You captured the spirit of a day that looked truly amazing.

  39. Piotr

    many interesting frames, great inspiration!

  40. Shauna

    Oh my word. that red hat. just beautiful, Nirav.

  41. Cristina Ruiz

    Oh god! Love the couple, love the editing…love SF. Congrats! I wanna be like you when i grow up 🙂

  42. Amanda Olsen (Edmondson)

    Stunning and everything I could ever imagine for the talented and creative Helena. The way you captured her essence and style, I feel like I was there!

  43. abbey

    oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my gosh. this is unlike anything that i have ever seen. this music. these photos. frikn whoa.

  44. Diana Flores

    all are beautiful

  45. Myekie

    Wow. I love the color work. Such richness and depth. Great work.

  46. Zosia

    What a perfect wedding! Those first few frames of the bride are like old Hollywood glamour…wonderful work as always. Super inspiring 🙂

  47. jenny

    so incredibly gorgeous! such a perfect wedding!

  48. Brooke

    damn. really inspired. really impressed. nicely done!

  49. elisabeth

    wow. i’m obsessed

  50. Karba

    Oh wow. Perfection. Your work is so inspiring!

  51. Adam Ward

    Insanely good work!!!! I just wanted it to keep going.

  52. Ross Harvey

    Nailed it. Awesome bro.

  53. Marisa

    Who designed the bridal gown and what shop did it come from?

  54. naomi

    i feel so fortunate to have seen these, beautiful work.

  55. jen

    Wow. No words to suffice. So full of life!

  56. Caitlin Hazelton

    I love your work!

  57. Christina

    this wedding…these images…wow.

  58. Priya Patel

    Fabulous work Nirav! Absolutely beautiful.

  59. Meredith Adams

    wow, this is so awesome Nirav. you’re the best of the best. I just can’t even describe how beautiful and amazing these images are.

  60. Beto del Toro

    Beatiful pictures! I admire your work, congrats!!

  61. Tyler

    just great, dude.

  62. Dragos

    WOW! One of my favorites wedding!

  63. Missy

    My friend, Caitlin, of Hazelton Photography in Geneva told me about you. Beautiful work.

  64. Dan and Melissa

    I love the vintage feel this wedding has. Great job capturing it all

  65. marina

    absolutely incredible work (we’ve never met but i’m a huge fan!) seriously breathtaking- thank you for the continued inspiration!

  66. Firdaus Malek

    Dear Nirav Patel,
    You will always be my inspiration in wedding photography.
    That’s all.

    Firdaus Malek,
    MALAYSIA

  67. Joel Martin " Le Dad "

    Thank you !
    It was a magical day and you captured moments of it on film so perfectly .
    All of us made it a magical day & all participants became the magical day .
    It was my son’s wedding and I cry every time I look at your photos , Thank you !

  68. Mathias Cederholm

    Seriously nuts. This is some of the best stuff I have ever seen. You truly rock!

  69. Kristian Leven

    The Definition of an awesome wedding. Man this looked like so much fun..

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  71. Meutia

    Wow! This is such a great story! he is a lucky man to have such beautiful wife. And I love your work!