JENN & ADRIAN | HATLEY CASTLE, VICTORIA
Nadia’s work immediately caught my eye when it was featured on a few blogs. I was drawn to her use of ethereal, natural lighting, and impeccable taste. Her pictures looked so dreamy and romantic, I knew I wanted to work with her. There was a soft fantastical quality to her work that I had never seen before, and I was more impressed to learn that she worked primarily in film. We drove up to Hatley Castle from Seattle where Nadia took some truly beautiful bridal photos that we will cherish forever.
From the beginning Nadia has been one of the most warm, proactive, communicative, and trustworthy vendors we’ve had the pleasure of working with. She would address and talk us through any concerns we had. Nadia has shown us that she genuinely cares for her clients and the quality of her work.
Nadia was great to work with at the location. I told her I wanted to have a photo session different from my bohemian wedding – something European and classic, and she nailed it. She knew just how to direct us at the right moments and provided us with examples of how to pose, or capture a feeling. Nadia also went above and beyond by coordinating extra conveniences for the bridal shoot, such as securing a bouquet, great hair/makeup recommendations, helping wave photographer ground fees, and even help tie my fiance’s bow tie (he didn’t know how and neither did the 10 random guys he asked in the parking lot).
Our photos came out incredibly lovely, just like a fairy tale and we couldn’t be happier with them. She is incredibly talented and reliable and if you hire her your engagement/bridal/wedding photos will turn out awesome. No doubt about it.
Thank you Nadia.
CAROLYN & DANIEL | SANTUARY GARDEN, KELOWNA
We wanted to say thank you to Nadia for her exceptional work on both our engagement and wedding photos. Even our friends and family were blown away when they saw the photos. It was very important to us to find a photographer that would capture us as to who we are as a couple, and have the photos look ORGANIC. Not to mention that she does film photography, which we loved the textured results, and can appreciate.
Her communication skills were by far the best when we were interviewing other photographers, and she was by far the most obvious choice for us for multiple reasons. Because our wedding was a destination wedding, and we lived in a different province, we bit the bullet and hired her for both our engagement and wedding. I can assure you that it was all well worth the investment!
Nadia is extremely punctual and has a critical eye for details. She would direct us in ways that she believes will produce the best photos, and will not stop until she’s certain that she has had enough shots for us! She made us super comfortable throughout or day, and really made me feel stress free.
I would highly recommend her for any couple that is looking for organic and timeless photos, that they can look back on or display proudly.
JANE & CARL | NAPA VALLEY
Finding the right wedding photographer is a daunting task because at the end of it all, your pictures are the only tangible remembrance of that special day. And as my husband and I reminisce about ours, we feel incredibly lucky to have had Nadia document our wedding. When I came across Nadia’s work, it was the way she was able to capture just the right amount of lighting and give every photo that soft and velvety texture that I knew I wanted her to photograph my wedding. Even though we live in San Francisco and Nadia is in Vancouver, she was extremely accommodating, responsive and made our working relationship easy and fluid. She met with us the day before our wedding at our rehearsal and implemented her expertise immediately; she suggested a change in our wedding ceremony set-up in order to maximize the lighting and it made a world of a difference! She made us feel comfortable in front of the camera which allowed our emotions to organically surface.
We were nearly just as excited to see our photos as we were of our actual wedding and when the photos were delivered, Nadia exceeded our already high expectations. We knew from the beginning Nadia was talented but it’s her creative ability to capture the essence of a moment that is impossible to describe in words. There is a very subtle but distinct difference between a good photographer and a true artist of the craft, Nadia possesses this intangible quality. Her pictures not only display the highly technical elements of the perfect lighting and angles, but beyond that, each picture invokes in the viewer the exact visceral emotion of that moment in time. True art makes the audience feel something, and when we look at our pictures, we feel that flood of feelings of our wedding day every time. We really look forward to finding an opportunity to have her document another milestone in our life. Nadia – thank you for everything. Our wedding day seemed to pass by in an instant but we will always treasure the special moments of that day you have captured for us!
JO & ALEX | VANCOUVER
Nadia’s portfolio caught our eye when we were first browsing around for a photographer. After meeting up with her, we decided then in our minds that Nadia was the one. I even asked my husband if we should just cancel our meetings with other photographers that we had lined up. If you plan on having your wedding photographs taken by Nadia, we highly recommend you also get your engagement photos taken with her. I am usually very uncomfortable being photographed, but during our engagement shoot, Nadia made us feel at ease and we felt relaxed and enjoyed the whole process, which helped with the wedding day photos too!
Nadia definitely goes the extra mile to get the perfect shot, making sure your day is well thought out and that you’ve got what you need. She replied almost instantly to all our emails and turnaround time for both engagement and wedding photos were very quick! She was also super accommodating and flexible, from walking down a trail in her flip flops, hopping across slippery rocks, jamming in the backseat of a car with three other people for half a day and even lending her shoes to one of my bridesmaids and shooting in her bare feet! We couldn’t be happier that we went with Nadia for our engagement and wedding photos.