Under the Rain with Jamie Delaine.

January 11, 2010

Jamie Delaine is a dreamer. But not your usual kind. She somehow dreams bigger and brighter than most young women her age – at 19, she’s managed to create her very own magical presence. I’ve wanted to connect with her for a while since bringing my wedding photography to Vancouver, and we’ve finally made it happen this rainy Friday morning over coffee and lunch!

The world of wedding photography can be an exciting roller coaster for anyone with the passion and drive to come along for the ride. What Jamie and I have in common is that we like to take the ‘driver seat.’ Oh, and we are also both Leos born on the same day, August 1st! 🙂

I was really excited to talk shop with her and share some experiences as wedding photographers in Vancouver. One of the most inspiring things about Jamie is how organized she is – and I thought I was on the ball with that one … until she shared her workflow with me! I’ll definitely be making some changes in 2010 and making my clients’ experience ever more exciting and memorable!

We sipped green tea and chatted about our awesome Showit websites, working with second-shooters, documenting weddings in Vancouver rain, submitting to wedding publications, outsourcing, networking with Vancouver vendors, and of course, our dreams and goals for our businesses in the future. I also shared my 2011 goal of introducing Katya Nova workshops, and was happy to get some great feedback!

We even got a chance to come out and play in the rain with our twin Canon 5D Mark II’s with 50 f1.2L lenses (yumm). I am blown away with her photos of me! It’s such a treat, especially since I’m behind the lens all the time…

jamie delaine portraitsAnd here are a few of my absolute favourites of me 🙂 Jamie, you rock!katya nova by jamie delainebio portraits by jamie delaineDon’t I look so happy and hopeful?! Looking up to catch the rain drops … looking forward to an amazing 2010!

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  1. Cat Watson

    January 11th, 2010 at 06:33

    Katya, I found you through Jamie Delaine’s blog, so glad I did! Your site and blog are both beautiful, I will now be following you from Raleigh, NC:) And, the wedding post below is AMAZING! You captured the culture and traditions so beautifully. I absolutely love the shots in front of the plane, so editorial looking. Just stunning!

  2. Katya Nova

    January 11th, 2010 at 16:41

    Thanks for such a sweet message, Cat! All the best to you in 2010, stay in touch!

  3. Vanessa Ng

    January 11th, 2010 at 17:47

    Absolutely gorgeous, Katya. You are so savvy and smart — it looks like you and Jamie touched on a lot of great areas during your session. Just remember.. the world is your oyster for 2010!

  4. Candice

    January 12th, 2010 at 13:58

    Beautiful photos by BOTH of you guys – such talent and such beauties!!!!!!!

  5. Angela Hubbard

    January 13th, 2010 at 01:14

    angels.. both of you!

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