ah, looks like zion's teedlee career is over 😝 this tradition, which @robo_yogi inherited from his dad, will have to continue with our bb # 2!
this ain't no pasta belly, kids! 🎉 #newnovaniño
so, how did @robo_yogi & i end up in dominican republic? good question, sometimes we still pinch ourselves in grateful disbelief! 💓🙏🏻 we were flown to punta cana (from edmtonton, canada) to shoot a destination wedding because the couple couldn't find anyone locally of the caliber they wanted. there we met lovely expats who were living out of the box and our minds were blown. 💗 it was 2011, rob & i were newly engaged and decided to take a leap of faith!!! it was NOT easy at first. establishing our name, figuring out how to live in a foreign country, getting new clients, etc was really tough. several times during that first year we somehow survived the fear of uncertainty, living off maxed out credit cards ... 💓🙏🏻 we saved where we could on food, and lived in an apartment with horribly uncomfortable furniture, co-inhabited by huge cockroaches. the internet was terrible and i wasted many hours of my life trying to do a photographer's work with a connection that made me pull out my hair in frustration. BUT we believed in our dreams and we believed in each other. 💓 slowly, things shifted. we worked sooooooo hard (and still do) ... i know people think we must chill on the beach all day, but that is far from the truth!! 💓💗💞 i'm still learning the HARD WAY: joy doesn't come from a to-do list. i am the joy that i fought for. 💓 . . over the past 6 years we've had the honour of telling the love stories of beautiful humans from all over the world. and we don't take this blessing for granted. 💞 for a glimpse at our favorite images and love stories, follow @novalovesweddings & the newest project we've helped launch for our brilliant associate @puntacanaweddinggirl. xoxo . . #saonaisland #ilovedominicanrepublic #puntacanaweddingphotographer #inspiredlife #katyanovaweddings
sweet tribe! i'm slowly easing back into social media life. so much to share, im not sure where to start. 💓 it's actually been the most creative time of our lives for @robo_yogi & i. 💞 and when creativity comes to you, you give it all you've got!!! 💗 some days i haven't been able to to much other that lay in bed, willing myself to do basic life things. other days, i'm a force, driven by some powerful shakti. surrender to the flow and do your part, one tiny morsel of goodness at a time. 💓💗💞💓💓💞💓💗💞 loving hugs to you all! . . #puntacanaweddingphotographer #caribbeanlife #inspiredlife #katyanovaweddings
DO MORE THINGS THAT MAKE YOU FORGET TO CHECK YOUR PHONE 💓🙏🏻 (i know, my alignment is totally off ... it's all good! i'm not posting this to show off my yogini skillz, but to convey my very human relationship with finding balance. a daily struggle, for real. 💓 i spend more time contorted in front of a computer & unconsciously holding my breath because of daily stress ... than i'd like to admit. anyone with me?! 💓 i've been finding comfort in the understanding that PEACE BEGINS WITH ME. 💓💞💗 no one will give me a permission slip to get excused from the madness of this world. . . how interesting we use the term cultivate for PEACE (like it's a crop, or a garden). i love that - because we must nourish it, we must consciously choose it over disturbing thoughts and actions. 💓💞💗 #puntacanalife #yogaoffthemat #zionthebabylion #garudasana #nofilter
sorry for the long silence. sometimes, when you have so much to say, you want to say nothing at all. ✨ i want to tell you all about my debilitating fatigue and my search for what's been ailing me & draining my prana. ✨ i want to tell you all about listening (and NOT listening) to my intuition, and the practical ways i'm recommitting to my inner harmony. ✨ i want to tell you all about zion's newfound love of green smoothies & dehydrated kale chips. ✨ lastly, i want to tell you all about my struggle with balancing extroverted openness & the need for intraverted hibernation. ✨ . . bear with me, i know the right words will come. 💓🙏🏻
i want to leave a trail of radiance everywhere i go. 💓 i want to leave every place more peaceful than i found it. 💞 how can i bring more love, gentleness & service to every moment? . . #puntacanalife #inspiredlife #playajuanillo #yogaoffthemat #fuckthethighgap
my handsome lumberjack @robo_yogi 💪🏼💓 hard at work behind the scenes! i love that we get to work together, co-create together, dream together 💞 . . to see our wedding world, follow @novalovesweddings 💞#jellyfishpuntacana #puntacanaweddingphotographer #jellyfishbrides #caribbeanweddings #puntacanawedding #dominicanrepublicweddings #weddingpuntacana #katyanovaweddings