“Only in photography can you lend me your eyes and hand me a moment of time itself. Photography has a remarkable ability to deliver an audience a story and a story to an audience. ” (Joy Thigpen, Wedding Styling 101). It is your photographer’s duty to capture moments from your wedding day, and tell the story of your relationship for you to look back on in the years to come. We love the moody way that Nirav Patel captured Charity and Matt’s wedding. These images really speak to the heart and depth of the couple.

From the photographer, Nirav Patel:

“Matt and Charity are incredibly talented musicians. Charity’s band The Head and the Heart has been an inspiration to me for some time now and I would highly recommend giving them a listen if you haven’t already. Besides being unbelievably talented, they are also some of the kindest people I have ever met. I remember posting online about my 4 year anniversary of leaving my engineering position to follow my passion for photography. A week later I received a hand written letter from Charity telling me how happy she and Matt were for me. These two hold a special place in my heart.

My favorite part of the day had to be the evening when groups of people came to the stage and performed songs while the entire crowd danced and sang along.  It was like something out of a movie. It seemed as if every important aspect of Matt and Charity’s relationship was represented on this day from love to family to friendship to music.  I feel incredibly honored to have been able to document their story.”

Photography: Nirav Patel Photography | Venue: Gorge-ous Weddings | Dress: Erdem | Hair: Shandra Koehler of Derby Salon | Makeup: Donna Cicatelli of Jimmy Kimmel Live | Flowers: Magniflora-Flowers | Food Trucks: Koi Fusion | Ice Cream/Dessert: Scoop | Coffee Cart: Case Study Coffee | Cake: New Cascadia Bakery | 3D Printed Cookies: Sarah’s Cookies | Macarons: Pix Patisserie | Photo Booth: Happymatic | Furniture Rentals: Classic Vintage Rentals | Rentals: Barclay Event Rentals, Commonwealth Vintage Rentals | Wedding Coordination: Champagne Wedding Coordination

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Comments (3)

Tiffany | Reply

These images are so heartfelt!

Chris | Reply

This is a stunning location – Nirav did an amazing job, especially with the waterfall shots!

Chloe | Reply

Undoubtedly one of my all-time favourite weddings… I love how still these images are, but how they speak volumes. Nirav, your work just gets better and better.

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