Location: Jökulsárlón, Iceland  |  PC: Jay Padzensky

Location: Jökulsárlón, Iceland  |  PC: Jay Padzensky

The Photographer

My full name is Nadia Joyce Padzensky. Nice to meet you!


Background and Style

My mother taught me how to hold a camera around the age of seven, and it’s been a slippery slope of photographic obsession since then. I graduated from The Evergreen State College in 2009 with my BA in photography. Shortly thereafter, I officially began my own business.

I specialize in adventure weddings in and around the Pacific Northwest. I also am constantly trying to find ways to use my photography to change the world, and am always working on a passion project.

My style is genuine and intimate; I focus a lot on emotions and love playing with light to capture a certain atmosphere and feeling. I focus on the in-between moments just as much as the big, dramatic ones.


Some things about me, personally...

My husband and I travel as much as we possibly can. The most magical place I've ever been is Iceland, and I am bound and determined to live there some day.

I think reading books is one of the most wonderful uses of one’s time. 

I love Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Firefly, and myriad other fantasy and sci-fi epics. I 100% believe that no one should ever suppress their nerdiness.

Spending time outdoors is absolutely vital for me to live a full and happy life.

I take advantage of every opportunity to eat ice cream.

I hold that dogs are the most wonderful creatures to walk the earth. You can meet mine on Instagram: @qandasquared.

I believe love is love.


I look forward to getting to know you. Have a shiny day!