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Katya Nova Photography

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(Rated 5 stars with 27 reviews)
Rated #12 of 110 Photographer Reviews on BDW

Hi beautiful!!

We are Katya & Rob, a rocking Canadian-European boutique wedding photography team, crazy about each other and what we do...

Our own love story started at a destination wedding in Mexico - I was a photographer and Rob - a guest! More on that HERE (http://www.Katyanova.com/#/meet-us/). Then, we had a destination wedding of our own - more on that HERE (http://www.katyanovablog.com/punta-cana-bride-jellyfish-dreams-review/)

Together, we work seamlessly and have our art & craft down to a science, there seems to be just the right magic formula contributing to the uniqueness of our style and imagery.

We will show up to your wedding as friends with fancy cameras and make you look & feel like movie stars. It's about YOU and YOUR story, not just about the wedding details!
It's our second year living in Dominican Republic, although we travel & document LOVE all over the world!

Drop us a line, share your story... AND LET US TELL IT BEAUTIFULLY!


Member Reviews

Pros: STUNNING WORK, great personalities, full of knowlege about the DR!
Cons: I wish they could come hang out with me in Hoboken and be my besties :)
Katya and I had been in contact for over a year prior to our wedding day. Not only did she provide me with information based on her personal experiences in destination wedding planning, but she also helped me to 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 one time, while never being in the wa
Pros: Professional, Kind, and helpful
My husband and I will never forget the magical sunrise experience that we received from Katya. She went above and beyond to give us the most amazing time together in paradise.  We will cherish the photographs and memories captured by her forever. She made us feel so comfortable from the second we meet her!   We are from upstate NY were the weather is hit or miss so we decided to have a beach destination wedding to give not only us but our family and friends an amazing time in paradise soaking

By JoleneLeBar, · 0 Comments

Katya and Rob are so amazingly talented!! They make such an amazing team together, by creating a laid back environment where we could really be spontaneous and allowed for creative and unique wedding photos, rather than the typical formal wedding photos. They captured every beautiful aspect of our wedding and from every angle. They asked us to answer questions to get to know us better, and we felt that it was such a special and personal way to become friends rather than just as clients. We never

By FutureMrsTyler, · 0 Comments

Pros: Warm, professional, communicative, creative, two points of view
Katya and Rob did an incredible job shooting our wedding at Jellyfish in the DR in October 2013. They were extremely personable, have an incredibly artistic eye and made the process of being photographed for hours on end feel effortless and fun :) The entire group raved about how awesome they were and our photos are even better. We loved the easy digital process of scanning the galleys and downloading our own photos once they were ready. We highly recommend them.
Pros: DEEPLY BEAUTIFUL COUPLE; attention to detail and focus on story-telling; easy to work with; flexible;
Cons: They don't live in Chicago where I do so that we can hang out!
WORTH EVERY PENNY - DON'T SETTLE FOR THE RESORT PHOTOGRAPHERS WHEN THERE ARE PEOPLE LIKE KATYA AND ROB TO DOCUMENT AND DIFFERENTIATE YOUR WEDDING   When my husband and I decided to have a destination wedding, we began looking at the photographers available at the Hard Rock Punta Cana.  The prices were average and the portfolios were below average.  While budget is important, we knew that photography was just as important as the venue.  From the moment we saw Katya Nova Photography's website,

By sarakjerstin, · 0 Comments

Pros: Professional, fun, creative.
Cons: photojournalistic style may not be for you- If it is however, Katya is the person for you.
Katya and Rob were a delight to have on our big day. As this was a destination wedding we had never met previously but through email correspondence we felt like we knew Katya by the time we met her in person. It was nice as  she took the time to get to know us and our family before the big day; it was a thoughtful gesture that paid off in our photos. Both Katya and Rob are relaxed but  professional (great for a day where nerves are all over the place) and have great suggestions while being  open

By lsustef, · 0 Comments

Pros: Everything! Professional, fun, genuine! Stunning pictures.
Cons: Nothing at all! I will repeat what another said....we can't hang out with them all the time!
I have no words to express how my husband and I feel about our pictures from Katya and Rob.  Love does not even come close!  I have looked at them no less than 20 times and I cry just about every time!  I still can't believe it is us in these amazing pictures…..they look like they need to be in a fashion magazine! We will never be able to decide which our favorite is; the next one is always our favorite!  Katya and Rob are just as sweet, fun, and genuine in person as they present on the Internet
Pros: Attention to detail, personal touches, creativity, experience, professionalism, fast turnaround, stunning results.
Cons: None!
One of the best decisions we made was to hire Katya and Rob to document our wedding day. Photography was extremely important for me, and I had fallen in love with Katya's style while searching through numerous destination wedding photographers. I was ecstatic when they were available for our wedding day, and from that initial email contact, we knew we had made the right choice. Katya and Rob take the time to really get to know you as a couple before the wedding day, which we valued since the fir
Pros: Enthusiastic and fun with an eye for creative shots, quick to get photos back to you, obviously they really love what they do, go above and beyond
Cons: None!
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! Everything about this team is PERFECT. They are extremely enthusiastic, fun to be around and are the most creative, professional photographers. Their talent is limitless. You'd be crazy to pass them up for any other. They made an impressive effort to get to know me and my husband from the get-go. By the time we met, we felt like old friends. They have an indescribable aura of love and creativity. It's obvious they absolutely love what they do. No matter how camera-shy you th

By Erijay26, · 0 Comments

Pros: Personal touches, attention to detail, amazing engery and spirit
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,

By almitelli, · 0 Comments

Pros: Everything
Cons: Nothing
AWords can't even describe how lucky I feel that I was able to have Katya & Rob document our wedding.  A day that I spent months preparing for felt like it was over in seconds.The way that they captured everything that whole day is just such an amazing gift. The pictures are breathtaking. Now I get to re-live that day over and over again.  They are rock stars! I feel blessed to know them. Not only were they amazing photographers but they were unbelievably helpful in every aspect of my weddi

By StephanieT, · 0 Comments

Pros: Very informative, creative, full of love and joy, and fantastic photos!!
I don't even know where to start.... I was searching Dominican Republic photographers when I stumbled upon Katya Nova Photography's website. I was immediately impressed by their keen ability to capture life through their images as opposed to a "posed" picture. I emailed right away to inquire and Katya's prompt response made me feel like we'd been best friends for years already. They are both wonderful, fun people who love eachother and love what they do. We wanted engagement photos, so they met
Pros: INCREDIBLE photos, they are fun, fast response and turnaround time, beautiful spirit, so loving
Cons: we can't hang out every weekend!
Katya Nova Photography is incredible!  Katya and Rob are a beautiful couple, inside and out, whose love and spirit are reflected in their work.  From the first email I received from Katya, I knew I had to have shoot our wedding.  Katya's email response to my initial inquiry was as though we had been long-lost friends; she told me about herself and Rob and asked me about how I met my (then future) husband.  She wanted to know details, and I was utterly impressed when she later referenced these de
Pros: professional, excellent quality, stunning photographs, friendly
Katya and Rob photographed our wedding in March 2013 in Punta Cana. Her photographs are just perfect!    We found her after going through lots of websites from photographers that work in Punta Cana and wedding websites. For us the photographs were one of the most important things for the wedding, and we needed to get it right and not just "ok".  After seeing Katya's blog and her photographs from other weddings we were just so impressed! They were so different and stunning, we immediately f
Pros: Beautiful photos, caring photographers
Choosing Katya Nova Photography for our February 20, 2013 wedding was one of the best choices we made.  Katya and Rob really cared about us and went the extra mile to ensure that they captured all the important moments of our day.  They are an awesome team and we enjoyed having them at our wedding.  Thank you for the amazing photographs - they truly are the most beautiful photos that we have ever had taken of us.

By msmapleleaf, · 0 Comments

Pros: stunning photos, laid back and fun to work with, familiar with area
Cons: None
Katya and Rob photographed my wedding on November 2, 2012 in the Dominican Republic.  I really cannot say enough good things about the experience.  Out of all of the decisions we made for our wedding, hiring this pair was definitely at the top of the list.     We had a small and intimate wedding and Katya and Rob fit in so well and felt like old friends.  They chatted and laughed with our guests all the while capturing beautiful pictures.  I loved having two  photographers who coordinated

By bittersweetD1, · 0 Comments

Pros: communication, quality, professionalism, experience, positive energy
Cons: NONE
Katya and Rob recently did the photography for our wedding on November 9, 2012.   I found it extremely difficult deciding whether or not I should fly a photographer from where I live to Punta Cana to capture our wedding day.  Photos were extremely important to us and I was willing to cut corners on other asepcts of our day to ensure that we got the best.  Luckly, while reasearching our venue (Jellyfish Restaurant) I came acress Katya and everything fell into place. Communicatio

By eve176, · 0 Comments

Pictures of my wedding were one of my top priorities.  I did my research and would come up with cheesy photography sites in the DR and felt hopeless.  I guess I had to fly them in from NY which was daunting. One night I stumbled on Katya's website (I think after googling best Dominican wedding photography- lol).  I felt inspired.  I felt love through her pictures- they documented love, as her tagline so appropriately suggests.   Katya was so sweet in answering questions I had about my venue C
Pros: Everything
Cons: Non
AI booked Katya and Rob to shoot my July 2013 wedding at the hard rock, punta cana. Katya has been so amazing. Not only is she our photographer, but she has been so helpful with answering our questions about the resort. If you are getting married anywhere in the Dominican Republic- Katya and rob are your best bet! They know most of the resorts inside and out. Katya has been more helpful and has answered more questions then my own wedding planner. I'm looking forward to July 2013 :)

By pierivk, · 0 Comments

It all started with an extensive research for a photographer that will shoot our destination wedding in Punta Cana. We were lucky to find Katya Nova Photography and by looking at their work on their website, we knew this was the kind of style we wanted to have. Then we had the opportunity to skype with Katya and after 2 minutes of chatting with her, we knew they were the ones..    We fell in love with this couple from the first time we saw them. They transmitted such a peaceful and positiv

By LuckyC, · 0 Comments

Oh wow, Where do I begin? Hiring Katya and Rob to do our wedding photos was, hands down, the best decision we made for our wedding.  The choice to have our memories captured by Katya Nova was simply the one single factor that made our wedding day absolutely perfect.    After one moment of looking on her website, you can easily see the quality of her work and the love and energy she captures in each and every photo.  After browsing the website for the first time, you can feel the emotion and a

By ashley999, · 0 Comments

Pros: Detailed, fun, prepared, & overall fantastic work
We couldn't be happier with Katya Nova Photography! My husband & I decided to elope in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Therefore, our pictures were of the most importance on our wedding day. I had no friends and family there so it was so great to have photographers that we could relate to. Katya has such an amazing and warm personality I immediately felt like I could be myself around her. Due to the comfort I felt with her, the love and raw emotion in our pictures prevailed and they truly ca

By Brandyjean, · 0 Comments

Pros: Talented, professional, compassionate, and simply amazing
Cons: N/A
AMy husband and I hosted a destination wedding in Punta Cana June 2012. One of our easiest and best decisions we made was Katya Nova Photography. We knew after our first exchange of emails, that we had chosen our photographer. Katya was very easy to communicate with. We exchanged many emails before the big day. She answered all of our questions in a professional and timely manor. Katya was also very helpful with any questions we had about planning a destination wedding. That was a hudge extra

By wanderlust, · 0 Comments

Pros: comfortable atmosphere, attention to detail, caring, talented, friendly, bi-lingual, creative, available for travel anywhere
Cons: N/A
I fell in love with Katya's work a few years ago when I happened upon it on Facebook. The beauty about her photographs is that you don't even have to know the couple in the photos in order to be instantly drawn to looking through them, they're just that beautiful!   I booked Katya for our June 2012 wedding after only sharing a couple emails with her. Her work speaks for itself. I felt confident that I would not be disappointed with the photos because Katya loves what she does and enjoys ma

By mimiq, · 0 Comments

Pros: Everything!
Cons: Nothing!
Katya, in a word, was amazing. She is obviously passionate about being a photographer and about capturing weddings. She made both my husband and I feel very comfortable in front of the camera, even though we aren't totally spotlight people. Her pictures speak a million words and I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone! I hope to be able to work with her at some point in the future!! We made the perfect choice in choosing Katya!   Her style was exactly what I always wanted in a wedd
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