Oh, Hey! I'm Nova

i'm so happy you're here!

Grab a coffee or a glass of wine, and let's get to know each other a little better. K, I'll go first...

Hi! I’m Nova (she/her), owner of Nova Markina Photography. I am so happy you're here.

I would love to capture your cherished memories, beautifully and authentically for you to embrace and relive forever.

I am not just a photographer, but a capturer of your most beloved memories. With a mission to provide a safe and inclusive atmosphere that celebrates all individuals regardless of their diversities. You will always be welcomed here.

I find beauty in the simple things, such as a perfect latte, contagious laughter, and the spark of true love. With softness, simplicity, and a big heart, I would be honoured to be a part of your special day. I long to fill my life with the greatest pleasures, such as travel, taking pictures around the world, and giving my full commitment to my life’s passion; photographing that moment of intense, true, and deep love that happens when a couple promises to cherish each other for a lifetime.
I’m a believer in love at first sight, laughing until I cry, and crying until I laugh, and my heartfelt belief in love and joy expresses itself through my chosen medium, photography. I specialize in digital and film photography to ensure I capture every special second of your wedding perfectly, and I’ve worked internationally with a variety of diverse clients to bring their dreams to life with photographs.
I’m a boutique wedding photographer that customizes each couples photography experience but who also celebrates each duo regardless of expression, education, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender or abilities to provide the perfect photos to highlight this important day. With an eye for detail and a heart for the most simple and beautiful moments, I will put love into each print to ensure you have photos to treasure for a lifetime.
Though I do use cameras, film, paper, and flashes to construct my photos, I am just a medium for which your beautiful moments come through. With passion, heart, love, and grace, I attempt to translate these feelings into portraits you can hold close to your heart for a lifetime, and always recall the memories of this beautiful day for the rest of your life. Allow me not only to bear witness to the radiance and allure of your most exquisite, memorable day, but to record love’s spell for all time, and in that perfect moment, capture a significant, if brief, period of your life that will always resonate, bewitch, and beguile you every time you thumb through your wedding album or glance at your framed wedding photo.


Celebrating the little things with friends, family, and a bottle of champagne!

Travelling the world with my little family in tow. Take me to the beach!

Teaching and empowering other photographers to build the perfect business.

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"The way she makes you feel so comfortable, like she isn’t even there was incredible. Our photos were absolutely breath taking on both sessions. On our wedding day she captured all of the love & joy we felt the whole day and it shined through in our photos. We never could have imagined something like what she captured for us.Thank you Nova for going above and beyond. Our photos were more then we could have ever imagined them being & we can’t wait to look back at them in the years to come and remember all the special moments you captured for us."
- Melissa & Cody


 We booked Nova nearly 2 years in advance of our wedding because I knew she had the vision and style I wanted for our wedding. I wanted our photos to be natural, organic, candid, but also very editorial-like, and Nova delivered just that! She even exceeded our expectations! When we got our photos back, our jaws completely dropped.. they were absolutely gorgeous. We got SO many compliments on how amazing our wedding photographer was and how wonderful our photos turned out. Now I have these memories to cherish forever.
- Christina & Tom


Nova was an absolute delight to work with! My wife and I were fortunate enough to have her capture engagement photos as well as wedding photos, and they are simply stunning! She is a photographer that brings so much creativity and uniqueness to the photos she captures, which combined with her unparalleled professionalism, captures moments of your special day that you can't wait to share with your loved ones! We can't thank her, and her second shooter, enough for making our wedding day just that much more special!
- Brittany & Spencer



 Emails received Friday - Monday will be responded to on Tuesday.


Tuesday - Thursday - 10 am - 5 pm
Friday + Saturday - on Location
Sunday + Monday - Closed


I want to know all the details of the shoot you're dreaming of!
Tell me about you, your style, your vision - whatever you feel like sharing so that I can get to know you better and give you the best experience possible. 

Please note: Due to the nature of the industry, I am out of the office most evenings and weekends with sessions. I will do my best to get back to you as promptly as possible, but please expect a delay in my reply during peak photography season.

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