Nikola Janev

My friends call me Nik. I’m married to my soul mate and best friend Marija and we’re blessed with raising two little superheroes together.

I’ve dedicated a big part of my life to studying math and science, graduating with a degree in computer science and working as a software engineer for over a decade. Photography came into the picture (pun always intended) with the digital revolution of the early 2000’s as a genuine vocation, passion and obsession.

I love photography for its ability to capture our stories and feelings as we go through this journey of life and preserve them wrapped in timeless quality for generations to come, as our visual legacy. I love the joy it brings when we look back and reflect on our journey. I love seeing this joy in other people when they see a beautiful set of images from their life story. My mission is to capture as many of these beautiful stories as possible.

My favourite stories are the love stories between two soul mates and best friends, surrounded by the their loved ones, on one of the happiest days of their lives. I put my heart and soul into capturing these love stories and creating something unforgettable for the couple and their family. It’s a very humbling and rewarding experience. It would be a great honour and a privilege to be able to capture yours.

My approach to photography is photo-journalistic. I like to let the stories unfold in front of me. I love documenting authentic, honest and candid moments, the moments that perfectly reflect who you are as individuals and as a couple. On the wedding day I offer guidance when needed (e.g. family/group portraits and bridal portraits), but for the rest of the day I like to blend into the background as a creative observant. When the time comes (and if you’re lucky) you might see me carve a few shapes on the d-floor as well.

My awards are my happy couples. You can read what they have to say about their wedding photography experience here.

I’m based in Melbourne, Australia and I’m available for local and destination weddings (when we can travel internationally again).

This is my story so far. I’d love to hear yours over a cup of coffee.

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“We can’t stop looking at the photos and sharing them with everyone we know. Not only a talented photographer but a true gentlemen who seamlessly fits into the wedding experience.”

Sophie & Dan

“His attitude, temperament, and understanding of what happens at a wedding, and his flexibility to work around anything and anyone made him a rockstar on the day and extremely easy to work with.”

Shamini & Athan

“For a couple who had never been in front of a professional camera before, we truly had the most enjoyable experience having Nik capture our day.”

Marina & Aiden

“A true professional! Nik is a dream to work with, highly recommended for any couples looking for someone to capture their big day.”

Jamila & Orch

“Nik is both a gentleman and an amazing photographer. Artistic, professional and a master of the craft – these are the elements you hope to find in a photographer and Nik embodies all of them and more.”

Jasmine & Matthew