Nova Wedding Photography

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Katherine and Steve are two creative photographers who live in Exeter, Devon. Our style is fresh, well composed and creative, seeing the moment and capturing it beautifully.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£850
Details

Photography Style

Reportage / Documentary
Modern
Artistic

Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Online Proofing
Photo Printing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Last-Minute Orders
Stay Through Speeches
Images on DVD
Stay Through Dancing
Large Group Shots
Online Shop
Second Shooter Available
Wedding Albums
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Images on USB
Full Description
Nova Wedding Photography is me (Katherine) and my husband Steve. Together we are fortunate enough to photograph beautiful weddings across Devon, Somerset and Cornwall. We’d describe our style as composed but never posed - natural, intuitive, unobtrusive and elegantly creative. We want our images to tell the story of your wedding day as it genuinely unfolds with all of its detail, emotion and unique moments. Be it a knowing smile, a poignant embrace, or sunlight filtering through a window, seeing these moments and capturing them is what we do best. Our reportage approach means we photograph things as they happen rather than set them up, and as you only get one chance to capture the most important day of your lives, two of us working together means nothing is missed. Being organised ensures we can get the most out of the day and so scouting your location, planning in advance and knowing your wedding timings inside out are an important part of our preparation. We like to do this with you as its gives us all a chance to meet before the big day. We’ll be spending the majority of your wedding day with you so its important that you feel relaxed with us around. We are based in Devon and cover the South West but are happy to photograph weddings much further afield. Please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you! Katherine & Steve

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Katherine Pankiewicz
Congratulations on your engagement! Please look through our work and if you love it then please get in touch! K&S

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2010
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
2
Reviews
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Sophie & Chris
Wedding: January 2020
June 2016
We will be recommending you at every opportunity!
Dear Katherine, I just had to tell you how delighted we all were with the fabulous photos you took on December 7th. Most of them we had no idea you were taking and you managed to capture the salient points of my speech in seconds without knowing what was coming! AND people’s reactions to all the speeches; not easy. Sophie didn’t want “getting ready” photos on the day due to anxiety but we are so glad you took them as they were delightful, you must have melted into the background! I guess she has asked you already but we look forward to ordering albums from you in the near future. We will be recommending you at every opportunity. Regards Tim and Judith
Emma & Kevin
Married in December 2019
June 2016
We have laughed and welled up and had jaw drop mom
Hi Katherine and Steve. We finally managed to sit down last night after a busy weekend and look through all our wedding photos. I genuinely don’t know what to say, we are just completely overwhelmed and overjoyed with them!!! We have laughed and welled up and had jaw drop moments over them all. You both captured the day so perfectly and you knew what we wanted right from the start without us saying anything at all. You’ve both always been so friendly and kind to us and have made us feel completely at ease during our wedding preparation. We felt immediately confident in your amazing abilities as photographers and completely comfortable with you as individuals that we knew right away you both were the only people that we would want to photograph and share our day. Thank you for working so incredibly hard on the day for us. Looking through the photos there were so many moments we had forgotten about and didn’t see and you have captured these so perfectly. I was worried after the wedding that I would slowly forget certain moments and I hoped people had had a good time and enjoyed themselves. Thank you so so much for capturing all of this and giving us an outstanding, unforgettable memory of our special day. If there is anything we can do to promote your fantastic work and what brilliant people you are please let us know. With all our thanks, huge appreciation and very Best Wishes. Mr and Mrs Bolger. Xxxx
Laura & Lloyd
Married in July 2019
June 2016
Thank you a million times over.
Hi Both!! How can we ever say thank you enough for our wedding photos?! They're so beautiful, just so full of love and happiness. We adore them! You were both absolute angels on the day, so unintrusive but at the same time so helpful and always on hand. You made us feel so comfortable and we loved having some time away from it all just the two of us while you did the portraits. How you coped with people jumping in from of you with phone cameras, the dreaded group shots and ushers false starting the speeches a couple of times I will never know. I spot more and more hidden little details everytime I look at them (which has been a lot even over just a few days). Thank you a million times over. We would definitely like an album please- lloyd liked the leather bound ones you showed us. Please send over a brochure and we'll spend a couple of months agonising over narrowing it down to fill one! All our love Laura and Lloyd
Alice & Simon
Married in December 2018
June 2016
You are both super talented...
Dear Katherine & Steve Thank you so much for the incredible photos. We swear we don't look like that! You have captured some wonderful moments and we are so pleased that we chose you to capture our day. You are both super talented and so lovely to work with. Many thanks, Alice & Simon
Fran & Freddie
Married in October 2018
June 2016
...superb style, warmth and attention to detail.
From an email: Your photos are astounding. You have captured one of the most significant days of our lives with such superb style, warmth and attention to detail. It was such a pleasure to have you with us and thank you for being so flexible! Thanks again - it’s so wonderful being able to relive all the fun. Lots of love Fran and Freddie Xx From the thank you card: Dear katherine & Steve Thank you so much for doing the photography for our wedding last August. You captured the whole day perfectly, and when we go through the collection, each moment really does tell a story. We felt really relaxed with you and your attention to detail and natural approach was spot on. We were so grateful for all your advice before hand and for your flexibility on the day - it was really appreciated! Fran & Freddie x x x
Charlotte & Will
Married in August 2018
June 2016
Wow. Just wow!
Hi Katherine & Steve, Wow. Just wow! We are so in love with the photos! Thank you so much! They are everything we imagined and more. Honestly, we couldn’t be more happy! You guys are amazing! Thank you again! Charlotte & Will xxx
Location & Contact Details

Address

Exeter, Devon, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Exeter

Nearest Motorway & Junction

J29 of the M5 (8 minutes drive from our house)

Nearest Train Station

Whimple

Nearest Airport

Exeter

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Press & Awards
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Coco Wedding Venues
Rock n Roll Bride
BRIDE magazine
One Fab Day
Lace In The Desert
Darling Lovely Life
WED magazine
The English Wedding Blog
Roses & Lace
Perfect Wedding
Love My Dress
Juno & Joy
Whimsical Wonderland Weddings
FAQ
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What is your most memorable wedding?

Too hard to call! There are always memorable moments to take from every wedding and we try to capture them! The memorable days for us are the ones filled with loved-up relaxed couples surrounded by their happy friends and family.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Creative, beautiful, composed, effortless, discreet

What about your business are you most proud of?

The work itself and the growth of the business.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Don't feel pressure to follow convention or tradition. Stay true to the day that you both want.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

Vows written for each other at a hand tying ceremony and beautiful crocheted flower brooches crafted by the Bride.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Once we have officially booked our couple in we then meet for a coffee and often a reccie of their venue if its one we haven't photographed before. We spend an hour or two getting to know them and hear all their exciting plans for the big day. Its also a very practical session where we can get a feel for the day, the logistics and timings etc. We share our experience of weddings and offer advice on timings and all aspects of the day. About one month before the big day I sent our couple a shot planner so we know the details of any formal portraits and all final timings, our start and finish times, supplier details and contact information etc. If its been a while since the meet up then I like to have a phone call just to have a final chat through before the big day. After the wedding day we spend approx 2 days editing and processing the wedding and aim to deliver the final selection within 4 weeks.

What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?

It has to be a beautiful portrait of the two of them. But apart from a set of lovely portraits of the couple we don't follow a 'must have' photo approach, all days are different and will all have their own unique moments.

What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?

Our style is reportage so we capture the day as it unfolds without staging shots so we don't tend to get 'novelty' shot requests - thank goodness!

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Don't be disheartened, it WILL NOT spoil your day. This is Great Britain! But always bring some pretty umbrellas! We may have to drop our knives and forks and dash out for some portraits if the monsoon drops to a drizzle so being up for getting out and huddling under umbrellas. Some of our favourite portraits are rainy day ones :)

Describe how you got into photography.

Sort of accidentally! We're actually both graphic designers and art directors and met at a branding agency. Photography was part of both of our art degrees so it has always been there. We were asked to photograph a friends wedding, we loved it, they loved the photos and it kind of went from there, very organically on a path of its own! Eight years on and we've photographed almost 300 weddings and have built a flourishing business doing what we love!

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