KATYA NOVA

PHOTOGRAPHY

Everyone told us we were effin' nuts to be planning a sunrise ceremony (6:00 am!) … but we wouldn't change it for the world. The sky was still dark and the sea was stormy when our 65 guests, all dressed in white, arrived to the beach at the gorgeous Jellyfish Restaurant in Punta Cana. These moments still make us teary-eyed: when the sun rose to Deva Premal's "Gayatri" Song, when we exchanged our vows with trembling voices, my Manolo Blahniks sunken into the pure white sand, happy tears on the faces of our loved ones, and a lot of mimosas!!! Don't we look so different in this picture? Haha. Our hairstyles have changed, we have more tattoos, more wrinkles on our faces and our little family has grown by one … as for the love, the LOVE has only deepened!!! Come hang out with us and see for yourselves! {photo by Nordica}

Our Love

Sunday-Funday in our home looks something like this. Singing along to our 'hippie mood' playlist on Spotify, chopping, tasting, creating… If Katya wasn't so busy being a photo ninja, she would be a vegan chef! 

We believe food is medicine and cooking with love is one of the best things you can do for your family. Currently, we are mastering the art of fermenting (kimchi, sauerkraut & kombucha), authentic Thai curries and decadent raw vegan desserts. Come over for dinner?!

Nurturing Nova

We get to our hotel room at Paradisus after a 10-hour wedding Day, exhausted, sweaty and happy. There's nothing better than a hot bath, glass of wine, baby snuggles and a good Netflix show to unwind from another amazing destination wedding here in Punta Cana! This is it, our favourite guilty pleasure. If the internet is crappy, we make each other laugh and talk about our dreams. Always working on manifesting our deepest desires and living an inspired life, from the heart. 

Wine and Netflix

In this photo I'm 6 weeks pregnant with our baby boy Zion and don't know it yet. One of those memorable sunrises on the beach when the air is filled with fresh ocean breath and promise of a blessed life. We have the practice of Yoga to thank for many things: health, stamina, grace & harmony in our life. The daily practice, on and off the mat, keeps us grounded, humble, and inspired. We became certified as teachers in India several years ago, but weddings keep us too busy to teach! Rob & I dream of one day running our own Yoga Sanctuary somewhere in Dominican Republic. Maybe we'll see you there! 

Yoga

We left a piece of our hearts in Ubud, Bali. Actually, I'd like to think we leave a piece of our heart wherever we go! Rob & I LOVE traveling, usually to places where we can do a lot of yoga or drink a lot of wine … sometimes both!  So far that's been … North & South India, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Italy, Germany, Holland, Bali, Mexico, Thailand, Laos, all over Canada and USA. We are very lucky to have photographed incredible weddings in some of these places. 

Adventure

Our team has great relationships with Punta Cana's best venues and resorts, including Jellyfish, Huracan, Pearl, Hard Rock, Dreams, Paradisus, Now Larimar, Royalton, and more. We will take care of you!!

WEDDINGS: CARIBBEAN

RoCK THE DRESS

Most of our couples say they LOVE these images even more that the wedding day portraits! Sunrise or sunset, this unforgettable experience is not to be missed. We bring the music and champagne!!

INTIMATE

Imagine you couldn't speak, and the only way you could share how much you love each other was by using your eyes and lips?!

Intimate portraits / couples boudoir is a unique photographic experience which aims to capture the essence of who you are as beautiful humans in love, who you are as best friends and soul mates. we always set the mood with music and champagne!!

CoMING SOON

INTIMATE

Imagine you couldn't speak, and the only way you could share how much you love each other was by using your eyes and lips?!

Intimate portraits / couples boudoir is a unique photographic experience which aims to capture the essence of who you are as beautiful humans in love, who you are as best friends and soul mates. we always set the mood with music and champagne!!

Candi & Ryan, Vancouver BC

I am not sure where to even begin... From the first time you communicate with Katya, you know why she is considered the BEST!!! Katya and Rob are 2 of the most amazing people you will ever meet. They are the sweetest, most generous, happy people and their energy rubs off on everything that comes into contact with them. Katya's blog is a godsend! If you are unsure if a destination wedding is right for you, just read her Destination 101 post, it's amazing. We are over the moon happy with every photo taken. More than that, we are so happy to now call them friends!

Nicole & Derek, New Hampshire

Hiring Katya & Rob was absolutely the best decision that my husband and I made when we decided to have a destination wedding. They are fun, easy-going, relaxed and just two kindred souls that we are so grateful to have met. They made photo-taking so much easier for us since we are so awkward, haha. Katya is also very helpful behind the scenes - she helped put together my wedding timeline and had tons of valuable ideas. Our photos look like they belong in a magazine and I can't stop looking at them. Katya has a great eye for the perfect shots, while making it look and feel natural. I cannot thank them enough for the amazing job they did and I really shouldn't say "job" because what they do is MAGIC!

Meghan & Taylor, Washington DC

Katya's blog is how I feel in love with destination weddings and Punta Cana in particular. We just loved how they captured everyones love and pure joy. We are so thankful that we found them. I actually had Katya booked for our wedding within like a week of being engaged! Best decision ever. It honestly felt it was like having our wedding captured by old friends. They made our day so special and we are so grateful!

Pierina & Alfredo, Miami, Florida

Katya Nova Photography: Katya & Rob were not only our photographers, they were our guides, motivators and friends. They went out of their way and beyond to deliver the story of our love in the most important day of our lives. Rock the Dress session: DO IT!!!!! We were extremely exhausted after our wedding reception, but Katya's excitement and positive vibes (at 6:00 am!) were so contagious. It was one of the most beautiful settings I've ever experienced, being surrounded by ocean, sand, an incredible sky, love, cool romantic music (Rob was the DJ!) and these two made this moment totally worth it. We will never forget it. These two are so in love with their work, with their couples and with each other and all of it is projected with their presence and the overall result of their work. We are totally in love with our pictures and happy and thankful to call Katya & Rob friends.

Katherine & Mike, Alberta, Canada

What can we say that has not been said about Katya and Rob before!! We picked them to photograph our wedding in Punta Cana before we even chose our venue. They are so kind, calm, and have an energy about them that is contagious. They communicated with us quickly and answered all questions thoroughly and honestly. They kept us relaxed, had a really unique and fun style - they truly understood our personalities and felt like old friends! They accommodated our schedules and even stayed an extra hour for us at a last minutes notice. The turnover for our pictures was very quick and the unlimited access to the gallery allows us to print and have our families print photos for years to come. Very highly recommend.

Jaqueline & Brett, New York

I am so happy I found Katya and Rob. Besides the fact that these two are the sweetest couple on Earth, their professionalism is beyond anyones expectation. Katya was very communicative from the beginning answering all my emails, questions, recommending vendors and following up after the wedding. It is very hard to plan a destination wedding from a different country, but I can say she made everything a hundred times easier. Katya knows exactly what she is doing and she was amazing capturing every moment of the most special day of my life. We loved having them as our photographers and I would recommend them a million times.

Deana & Jimmy, New York

Oh Katya Nova… she helped me choose a resort, rehearsal dinner space, and was a wonderful sounding board when things were stressing me out, and the proverbial "shit" hit the fan. The day of the wedding Katya and Rob were warm and friendly and managed to be in a million places at once, while never being in the way. We also chose to do a sunrise session in which they picked us up at our resort at 5:45 AM after leaving our wedding well past 10pm. The entire time they were upbeat and positive and the shoot was incredible and beautiful! We got our photos back WEEKS before we thought we would and were absolutely blown away by what they were able to capture. From the stunning blog feature to the 1200+ photos we were given we just could not have imagined a better experience. I would recommend these two angels to everyone!

Julie & Kyle, Toronto, Canada

Katya really goes above and beyond photography. She offers friend-to-friend advice to all of her brides about just about any aspect of your wedding! Her energy is infectious, I can't think of a better way to describe it. She is one of the happiest people that I've ever met and it's so obvious that she truly loves her job. She has little tricks for getting the MOST amazing photos of couples. She can really find the beauty in any situation. I also really fell in love with her blog posts: they tell your love story with so much care. It's so special. The photos themselves are GORGEOUS! I could not be happier. And we were given SO MANY PHOTOS! This is so special to us because we spent so much money on ONE DAY, we want to remember every detail! All in all, we LOVED Katya Nova Photography. There isn't a single negative thing to say about it. She is worth every. Single. Penny!

Alicia, Ontario, Canada

I feel extremely blessed and fortunate to have had Ms Katya Nova photograph my wedding. I would not have had it any other way. She is a remarkable individual that has an amazing passion for life and it shows in her work. Each and every one of her photographs capture a moment in which no other medium of media could capture. Each of her shots show passion and emotion as if she knows all her clients on a personal level. She has the amazing artistic talent of bringing out the best of anyone through her photographs (which is not always easy!)

Sasha & Kyle, Edmonton, Canada

Katya and Rob were amazing!!! The best part was not only that we loved them but our guests kept coming up to us after the wedding raving about how awesome they were. The photos came out beautifully and you can definitely tell the love and care that Katya and Rob put into them. They work very hard to document your special day and make sure that they capture all the little moments. My husband and I are a little camera shy but Katya and Rob knew just what to do to make us feel comfortable so that the photos came out natural looking.

Vanessa & Erik, Jersey City

Katya's work is exceedingly unique; she balances soulful romance and a certain European sexiness absent from "traditional" photography. Katya and her husband Rob truly took the time to get to know us as a couple, and worked hard to make us feel beautiful and comfortable behind the lens, which in turn helped them produce a plethora of beautiful images that captured our love in a timeless, sensual way. Katya Nova Photography turns ordinary moments into extraordinary memories; whenever we go through the photos from our shoot, we fall in love all over again.

Stephanie & Jose, Boston, MA

Katya and Rob made our wedding so much more incredible than I could have imagined. From the very start when Katya greeted me with all my bridesmaids getting our hair done, to Rob hanging out with the guys to candidly capture them getting ready, everything felt intimate and special, as if we were long lost friends. Katya and Rob get to know you, your wedding day wishes, your love for your spouse, all ahead of the wedding by asking questions, stories of special memories or photo requests you have, so that they know exactly what you want the day of your wedding and you don't have to worry about anything on your big day.

Carla & Mike, Edmonton, Canada

Katya & Rob Nova are the BEST photographers I have ever experienced. The personalities were exquisite and the professionalism was extremely high. They made our wedding day and wedding photo moments the best time of our lives. We loved the experience of working with them and our whole day was amazing. Seeing our photos brings us back to that amazing day and shows us how wonderfully they captured each and ever moment. Katya & Rob, we LOVE you for everything you did and cannot thank you enough for your talent and care.

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that the images we capture on your wedding day will be among your most treasured family heirlooms. That's why we don't want to be just 'good enough.' If our images speak to your heart and you feel we are exactly the awesome, sincere, passionate humans that you'd want to hang out with on your wedding day, then you know you can't settle for anything less! 

We know what undeniable chemistry looks like. The shared sunsets, bottles of wine, inside jokes, kitchen dance parties, and peaceful silences. We believe happiness is created. Our team is exceptionally good at turning ordinary moments into extraordinary memories!

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