Images rarely, if at all, tell you about artist behind the lens. Who is this person!? Will his personality match his images? And how the heck did he get into wedding photography!?
If there is one thing that I can share about me, it's that I never saw myself as an artist until I started connecting with brides and capturing their big day.
About a year after college, I was studying for the GMATs to get back into business school, at the same time, I was teaching music while taking photos of birds and buildings to post on Instagram. - Several months had passed and summer was around the corner so I was about to be out of work. - At this point in time, I got into UF for my masters, and coincidentally, my Instagram grew to a following made me a micro-influencer. It was at this moment I made a critical decision that would forever change my life goals.
I didn't go back to school, but instead I reached out to every photographer I could on WeddingWire, The Knot, Google, and etc. just to hold their bags and assist in any way possible. Working for serveral companies not only broadened my horizons photography, but also videography and even customer service skills!
Weddings bridge gaps. Between those lost friends you haven't spoken to in years to the family you recently added on your wedding day. To me, wedding photos are to me the definition of nostalgia; tt's that twinge, deep in the pit of your stomach whenever you look back in time, at the story of you.
35 Reviews for Patel Creative
Recommended by 100% of couples
42 User photos
Lauren Smith · Getting married on 11/01/2020
light-hearted, fun, a joy to work with
We had never done a photo-shoot together before so the idea was both exciting and daunting; but Nil came across so cheerful and laid back throughout the whole process, nipping all of our pre-photo nerves in the bud. He was very flexible with scheduling, helpful choosing locations, and offered tons of tips ranging from wardrobe suggestions to subtle things like moving that extra inch closer to get the best shot. Our couples shoot was a blast! It was exhilarating, hilarious, romantic, and most of all fun - there was never any room for nerves with Nil's easy-going personality. He really knows how to get you to come to life on the other side of the lens and brings out your best. All of our photos came out so well, and perfectly captured all the different sides of our relationship from caring and soft to fun-loving and full of joy. I would recommend him to any friend looking for engagement or wedding photos, and would jump on the chance to have him shoot my own in the future!Sent on 12/18/2018
Desli Demarsico · Married on 10/17/2020
Impromptu Gorgeous Philly Engagement Shoot
Nil reached out to me via Instagram asking if my fiancé and I would be interested in a complimentary engagement shoot out of nowhere! Nil right off the bat made both of us feel so comfortable! He was so awesome and funny, not cringing at all at our awkwardness and boy did the pictures come out gorgeous! Such a beautiful and surprising photo shoot for us to get to do!!!!Sent on 09/04/2019
Jess Macay · Married on 11/10/2019
Professional, creative, and fun photography!
Awesome pictures! Alex and I had a fantastic shoot with Nil! From the beginning through to the end he offered endless support,advice and guidance. Now we have so many wonderful moments to cherish forever!Sent on 11/05/2018
Nil is super nice and a great person to work with. He is friendly, knowledgeable and dedicated to his craft.