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Sylvain Gentile Photography

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

PHONE

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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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional
What photography services do you offer?
2nd Shooter, Add'l Hours, Engagement Shoot, High-Res, Liability Insurance, Multi. Locations, One Event/Day, Slideshow/Montage, Trash The Dress
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Canvas, Digital Files, Flush Mount

REVIEWS

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Natalie
Wedding:
6/6/2015
5.0/5.0
Amazing photos, excellent customer service, extremely professional. I can't say enough good things about Sylvain Gentile Photography! A must have as your wedding photographer!
Amazing photos, excellent customer service, extremely professional. I can't say enough good things about Sylvain Gentile Read more...
Amazing photos, excellent customer service, extremely professional. I can't say enough good things about Sylvain Gentile Photography! A must have as your wedding photographer! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We found Sylvain Gentile as he was on the preferred vendor list of our wedding venue. Sylvain's work far exceeded any other photographer on the list and hearing first hand from our wedding coordinator about how personable and great to work with he was we were pretty much sold before we even met him. After meeting Sylvain in person he not only knows his craft, bet he is very nice and took the time to really learn about my husband and I and what we wanted for our wedding. I am obsessed with my wedding photos! THEY ARE GORGEOUS! We couldn't imagine having anyone else photograph our wedding, he is awesome.
We found Sylvain Gentile as he was on the preferred vendor list of our wedding venue. Sylvain's work far exceeded any Read more...
We found Sylvain Gentile as he was on the preferred vendor list of our wedding venue. Sylvain's work far exceeded any other photographer on the list and hearing first hand from our wedding coordinator about how personable and great to work with he was we were pretty much sold before we even met him. After meeting Sylvain in person he not only knows his craft, bet he is very nice and took the time to really learn about my husband and I and what we wanted for our wedding. I am obsessed with my wedding photos! THEY ARE GORGEOUS! We couldn't imagine having anyone else photograph our wedding, he is awesome. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
My husband and my wedding images are absolutely breathtaking. Our engagement session in San Francisco was so fun and we have amazing memories that we will cherish forever. Our wedding day images look like they belong in a magazine, Sylvain is a magician with the camera and see's light and backgrounds that nobody else does. Best of the best when it comes to wedding photography, I recommend you book him now!
My husband and my wedding images are absolutely breathtaking. Our engagement session in San Francisco was so fun and we Read more...
My husband and my wedding images are absolutely breathtaking. Our engagement session in San Francisco was so fun and we have amazing memories that we will cherish forever. Our wedding day images look like they belong in a magazine, Sylvain is a magician with the camera and see's light and backgrounds that nobody else does. Best of the best when it comes to wedding photography, I recommend you book him now! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Sylvain Gentile provided my wife and I with next level service. From the moment we first met with Sylvain through the engagement session and wedding, he was on point! He was there to answer any questions that came up throughout the process and was a pleasure to work with. His images are simply amazing, we couldn't be any happier.
Sylvain Gentile provided my wife and I with next level service. From the moment we first met with Sylvain through the Read more...
Sylvain Gentile provided my wife and I with next level service. From the moment we first met with Sylvain through the engagement session and wedding, he was on point! He was there to answer any questions that came up throughout the process and was a pleasure to work with. His images are simply amazing, we couldn't be any happier. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Sylvain is incredible. We were fortunate to have him as our photographer for our engagement and wedding day. Sylvain is very professional and his photos speak for themselves, we could not be more pleased with his work.
Sylvain is incredible. We were fortunate to have him as our photographer for our engagement and wedding day. Sylvain is Read more...
Sylvain is incredible. We were fortunate to have him as our photographer for our engagement and wedding day. Sylvain is very professional and his photos speak for themselves, we could not be more pleased with his work. Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
1/3/2015
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had our engagement photos and wedding done by Sylvain Gentile and they were OUTSTANDING! We were incredibly fortunate to have been referred to him. Sylvain has photographed a number of my friends weddings and his name is the first to come up when someone is looking for a photographer. If you are looking for a photographer, look no further and contact Sylvain!
My husband and I had our engagement photos and wedding done by Sylvain Gentile and they were OUTSTANDING! We were Read more...
My husband and I had our engagement photos and wedding done by Sylvain Gentile and they were OUTSTANDING! We were incredibly fortunate to have been referred to him. Sylvain has photographed a number of my friends weddings and his name is the first to come up when someone is looking for a photographer. If you are looking for a photographer, look no further and contact Sylvain! Read less
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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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