Stephen & Kalisha. Elegant 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.


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

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  1. Such beauty contained within these images.
    I listen to death metal and I still almost cried while looking through them!
    The music (by Seas Of Year, the EP is called Ocean Rift) was perfection too.
    Always love your work but this one got me.

  2. 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 🙂


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