How are you this lovely Sunday lunchtime? I hope you’re enjoying a relaxing and fun day – we’re just back from a little road trip to Manchester and I’m feeling the urge to make a winter casserole and snuggle up with all my favourite wedding blogs for the afternoon! But first – wonderful news from a lovely lady and a fab wedding industry talent. I’d like to introduce you to lovely Daria Nova, who is a wedding photographer based in South West London and Surrey. Daria has just joined the English Wedding Blog as our newest sponsor, and I’m thrilled to be able to introduce you to her today.
I’m a documentary wedding photographer based in South West London and Surrey. My motto in life is ‘a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step’, which I have tattooed on my arm. I believe in following your dreams and living life in its fullest, richest glory. And it’s for this reason that I quit my corporate job in events to pursue my dream to work as a full-time wedding photographer!
I’ve now been taking photographs of unique weddings and happy people in love since 2011.
My style is soft, relaxed and natural with a hint of nostalgia. I produce documentary photography combined with quirky and creative portraits that honestly tell the story of the wedding day. My couples, often creative souls themselves, are often planning an alternative or unconventional wedding, and are unafraid to do things a little differently to create a day that’s steeped with meaning and packed with personal touches.
As a natural introvert, I work particularly well with the couples who are less extraverted. Being quiet by nature allows me to blend into the background and make my couples feel at ease in front of my camera. I capture their unique personalities, genuine emotions and all other priceless moments that are so easily forgotten.
While I make sure I’m in the right place to catch all the moving and unexpected moments for my couples to enjoy for years to come, I never get in the way of the action and at times my couples and their guests won’t even be aware they’re being photographed, allowing their day to happen naturally.
I prefer to shoot intimate weddings where the focus is on people and genuine celebrations of love – weddings with soul, not just for show.