Mar 24, 2014

Tom & Annie. Nevada City, CA.

Tom is a children’s story book writer and Annie is an awesome photographer. Their wedding day was unique, intimate, and heart felt. I especially enjoyed hearing their friends and family give toasts about them. Each person’s story gave mention of how Tom and Annie have been a positive life changing impact on their lives. It actually felt like every person at this wedding was family. If you are lover of genuine bear hugs, this was the place to be (literally).

It was important to Tom & Annie that their wedding instilled a sense of fairy-tale and adventure. When I first meet them, they told me stories about how they take their daughter on fairy hunts in the woods at night and constantly encourage her to use her imagination. As a wedding gift, one of their friends had crafted a wooden moon that was raised after the ceremony. I’m not going to tell you exactly what’s happening here but I encourage you to use your imagination.

A huge thank you to my good friend Amari Kenoly for documenting this day with me.

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Music by Matthew & the Atlas.

notes
  1. caroline

    Unbelieveable, my friend. Truly magic. All of it.

  2. Hannah Nicole

    Definitely whimsical. I love the wonder throughout. :)

  3. Laura Babb

    Wonderful. I especially love the shots with the raft. Just brilliant.

  4. Tuomas Mikkonen

    Man, you use light so well! It’s amazing!

  5. Jessica

    Grand fun!

  6. Will Kim

    beautiful images nirav! love the way you tell their story.

  7. Joanne

    Magic and more magic!! COngratulations my friend… wishing you a lifetime of great and grand adventures!!!XXX

  8. Jennifer

    Wow. Phenomenonly-enchanting. What a wondrous night to start your life off with….

  9. Dragos

    Just crushing it.

  10. Rob

    So much to love dude, great story telling.

  11. amanda vanvels

    so beautiful. wow!

  12. Danelle Bohane

    Unbelievable! What a beautiful story you have told for them.

  13. The Wolf

    I can’t even believe this is real. Its rare to see a wedding this original and unique. The silhouette of the violin player is super rad too.

  14. Jack Chauvel

    That is a special celebration captured perfectly, Nirav. Kudos.

  15. krystle

    ayiyi too good. ;)

  16. john benavente

    Epic storytelling!

  17. Cassidy Smith

    Looks like such a great celebration and LOVED the bear costumes! What a fun wedding, Nirav!

  18. Amber Hughes

    I was loving this wedding already, but then the animal hats came out and it went to 11. lol

    Seriously though… you’re amazing Nirav. I love the way you capture the story of the day and the people who were there. The authenticity that shines through in each frame is incredible.

  19. Richard Pham

    Hermano! These photos are loco goooooorgeous!

  20. Hilary

    What a beautiful tale you have told for your romance, your joining, and your life together. I am charmed! And I love you.

  21. Annie

    AHWOOOO!!!!

  22. todd hunter mcgaw

    dude!!!!! that’s a bit of alright :)

  23. Lisa

    These are amazing!

  24. Stephanie T

    Everything is beyond perfect with these images. Amazing job!

  25. Jakob

    There are no wedding photographers better than you, my friend.

  26. Thierry Joubert

    Nirav… Incredible wedding for an incredible storyteller :)

  27. Kim

    Lovely, charming and endearing! So beautifully photographed

  28. Amari Kenoly

    Dude!!! You’re a freaking rockstar!!!

  29. LUKE CHISHOLM

    Man, this is so full of heart and vision.

  30. Girish

    Beautiful pictures Nirav, awesomeness. You got a Steve McCurry there :) that jump.
    Great work, hope to meet you some day and get to shoot with/for you.

  31. Danielle

    you make me want to do this all over again!!!! insanely gorgeous photos! rustic, timeless beauty!!!!!

  32. Yeray Cruz

    No words man…

  33. ed peers

    Outrageous!

  34. Steve Gerrard

    Feel the love.
    Just beautiful.
    Wish I’d been there….

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  36. Nick

    Just Incredible, I love your work……

  37. Keelan

    You could be the most talented photographer I have ever seen. These images are amazing. You have such a gift. Well done.

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  39. erin

    Breath taking…. Congratulations to all, Nirav, I am amazed by your photos.

  40. Michelle Joubert-Martin

    How original guys, I love it! Well done.

  41. Keri Perez

    Unbelievably imaginative! Looking at this beautiful communing event, Annie and Tom, put me in absolute awe. I have never seen a weeding this fantastical and magical. You brought fantasy to life and the photographer captured it beautifully! I wish i could have been there. I can tell it truly was a meaningful, emotionally joyous union. WOW! Congratulations to all of ya, including Smoo!

  42. zdenek

    I agree with Jakob, there is no wedding photographer better than you!

  43. Eduardo

    incredible, great job, i love your photography.