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Sylvain Gentile Photography

San Francisco , CA
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San Francisco, CA 94102 US (map)

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415-625-3902

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ABOUT US

Meet Sylvain...



Thank you for taking the time to consider my work! I am an international wedding and commercial photographer.

I have been shooting... Read more
Meet Sylvain...



Thank you for taking the time to consider my work! I am an international wedding and commercial photographer.

I have been shooting professionally for 8 years now and have traveled the world documenting weddings and editorial assignments for some of the greatest clients.

Outside of my love for photography, I am an active CrossFitter, marathon runner, golfer, Starbucks drinker, wakeboarder, apple geek, San Francisco Giants fan, and much more, just ask!

I feel extremely blessed and fortunate to be able to do something that I am passionate about and absolutely love for a living! Read less
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REVIEWS

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James
Wedding:
11/29/2013
5.0/5.0
As a wedding planner / Coordinator for 30+ years in the Napa Valley, the comments from our couples have been great. Sylvain works closely with all of our brides and grooms to make sure their wedding day is special. He has a great connection with every couple that produces wonderful results. On the day of the wedding, he always goes beyond what we expect.
As a wedding planner / Coordinator for 30+ years in the Napa Valley, the comments from our couples have been great. Read more...
As a wedding planner / Coordinator for 30+ years in the Napa Valley, the comments from our couples have been great. Sylvain works closely with all of our brides and grooms to make sure their wedding day is special. He has a great connection with every couple that produces wonderful results. On the day of the wedding, he always goes beyond what we expect. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
11/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Wonderful! Artistic! Helpful! Talented! Sylvain is a great photographer who enjoys what he does. We had beautiful wedding pictures taken at Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales Florida. The pictures look great! He really knows his instrument and has a keen eye for capturing great pictures! Very happy with them and having a hard time to choose from so many beautiful photos for the album!
Wonderful! Artistic! Helpful! Talented! Sylvain is a great photographer who enjoys what he does. We had beautiful wedding Read more...
Wonderful! Artistic! Helpful! Talented! Sylvain is a great photographer who enjoys what he does. We had beautiful wedding pictures taken at Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales Florida. The pictures look great! He really knows his instrument and has a keen eye for capturing great pictures! Very happy with them and having a hard time to choose from so many beautiful photos for the album! Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
11/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Sylvain was flexible, easy to work with and very laid back. He is always prompt and captured beautiful pics of us on the beach at sunset on our wedding day. We also did engagement pics on a rainy stormy night but they came out crisp, clear and had amazing back lighting. We highly recommend Sylvain for your wedding pics! Sylvain's work was also featured on many news sites such as Yahoo and Tampa Bay Times as our Epic Wedding Battle video went viral. Thank you Sylvain for helping us capture our unforgettable day!
Sylvain was flexible, easy to work with and very laid back. He is always prompt and captured beautiful pics of us on the Read more...
Sylvain was flexible, easy to work with and very laid back. He is always prompt and captured beautiful pics of us on the beach at sunset on our wedding day. We also did engagement pics on a rainy stormy night but they came out crisp, clear and had amazing back lighting. We highly recommend Sylvain for your wedding pics! Sylvain's work was also featured on many news sites such as Yahoo and Tampa Bay Times as our Epic Wedding Battle video went viral. Thank you Sylvain for helping us capture our unforgettable day! Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
9/27/2013
4.1/5.0
Sylvain is very professional and his photography is beautiful. By and large, we were very happy that we chose to hire him for our wedding day. He made everything easy on the day of the wedding, and guests commented that they hardly knew he was there (exactly what you want). The pictures he took were beautiful, with the exception of few of the bride pre-wedding that looked a little washed out, although I'm not sure if that was his fault.

The one concern we had in working with Sylvain was that he moved after we had hired him and did not tell us. This made us very anxious when we found out from the venue. However, our fears were for naught and everything ran smoothly on the wedding day. The only impact his move had on us was that we weren't able to do engagement photos until the week of the wedding.

Overall, hiring is Sylvain to do photography for your wedding is well worth it. However, I would not chose to use his design team for an album or prints. Get the CD and do it yourself. We went back and forth with the design team for literally months on the album, and in each iteration found mistakes they made. My parents were so upset with the initial draft design of their album that they called and asked me just to cancel it (this was our wedding gift to them). Sylvain worked with us to correct the mistakes, but I strongly feel that Sylvain should select a different design team. We've now received both albums, and I feel that the picture quality of the album doesn't do Sylvain's photography justice. Some of the photos are blurry and detail is missing. We got several prints done from another vendor and the quality was much better (so it's not the photos, it's the printer).
Sylvain is very professional and his photography is beautiful. By and large, we were very happy that we chose to hire him Read more...
Sylvain is very professional and his photography is beautiful. By and large, we were very happy that we chose to hire him for our wedding day. He made everything easy on the day of the wedding, and guests commented that they hardly knew he was there (exactly what you want). The pictures he took were beautiful, with the exception of few of the bride pre-wedding that looked a little washed out, although I'm not sure if that was his fault.

The one concern we had in working with Sylvain was that he moved after we had hired him and did not tell us. This made us very anxious when we found out from the venue. However, our fears were for naught and everything ran smoothly on the wedding day. The only impact his move had on us was that we weren't able to do engagement photos until the week of the wedding.

Overall, hiring is Sylvain to do photography for your wedding is well worth it. However, I would not chose to use his design team for an album or prints. Get the CD and do it yourself. We went back and forth with the design team for literally months on the album, and in each iteration found mistakes they made. My parents were so upset with the initial draft design of their album that they called and asked me just to cancel it (this was our wedding gift to them). Sylvain worked with us to correct the mistakes, but I strongly feel that Sylvain should select a different design team. We've now received both albums, and I feel that the picture quality of the album doesn't do Sylvain's photography justice. Some of the photos are blurry and detail is missing. We got several prints done from another vendor and the quality was much better (so it's not the photos, it's the printer). Read less
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Kellen
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
It rained on our september wedding day! My bride was freaking out and Sylvain didn't miss a beat he was on it with cool umbrella themes and great ideas. Pictures came out great!!!
It rained on our september wedding day! My bride was freaking out and Sylvain didn't miss a beat he was on it with cool Read more...
It rained on our september wedding day! My bride was freaking out and Sylvain didn't miss a beat he was on it with cool umbrella themes and great ideas. Pictures came out great!!! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
9/15/2013
4.8/5.0
Our wedding photos are amazing!! I could not be happier with our album. Sylvain captured our day like a fairy tale. He even gave us memories of my 82 year old grandparents. His eye for detail was unbelievable.
Our wedding photos are amazing!! I could not be happier with our album. Sylvain captured our day like a fairy tale. He Read more...
Our wedding photos are amazing!! I could not be happier with our album. Sylvain captured our day like a fairy tale. He even gave us memories of my 82 year old grandparents. His eye for detail was unbelievable. Read less
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Helena
Wedding:
6/14/2013
4.3/5.0
Sylvain was fantastic. He was extremely flexible in arranging meetings prior to our wedding, which provided him the opportunity to get to know us, and most importantly, learn about our event and the types of photos we wanted.
Sylvain was fantastic. He was extremely flexible in arranging meetings prior to our wedding, which provided him the Read more...
Sylvain was fantastic. He was extremely flexible in arranging meetings prior to our wedding, which provided him the opportunity to get to know us, and most importantly, learn about our event and the types of photos we wanted. Read less
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Dom
Wedding:
6/7/2013
4.8/5.0
Sylvain Gentile is a very professional and talented photographer. My wife and I are from New Jersey and since we were married in Napa Valley, California and we gave him freedom to select most of our photo locations (other than our actual venue). We were blown away with the end result. The quality of the photographs are amazing.
Sylvain Gentile is a very professional and talented photographer. My wife and I are from New Jersey and since we were Read more...
Sylvain Gentile is a very professional and talented photographer. My wife and I are from New Jersey and since we were married in Napa Valley, California and we gave him freedom to select most of our photo locations (other than our actual venue). We were blown away with the end result. The quality of the photographs are amazing. Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Sylvain was wonderful to work with! He did the photography for our wedding in Napa last May. We have received so many complements on the quality of his work. Sylvain definitely made us feel comfortable and relaxed during the photoshoots which could have been an awkward situation, but was definitely not because of Sylvain's laid back demeanor and proffesionalism. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a high quality wedding photographer!
Sylvain was wonderful to work with! He did the photography for our wedding in Napa last May. We have received so many Read more...
Sylvain was wonderful to work with! He did the photography for our wedding in Napa last May. We have received so many complements on the quality of his work. Sylvain definitely made us feel comfortable and relaxed during the photoshoots which could have been an awkward situation, but was definitely not because of Sylvain's laid back demeanor and proffesionalism. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a high quality wedding photographer! Read less
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Eamonn
Wedding:
4/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Sylvain was fantastic, very responsive and professional and the photos were amazing! I would definitely recommend him to anyone.
Sylvain was fantastic, very responsive and professional and the photos were amazing! I would definitely recommend him to Read more...
Sylvain was fantastic, very responsive and professional and the photos were amazing! I would definitely recommend him to anyone. Read less
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