Nikayla Bautista is the founder and lead photographer at Nikayla & Co. Nikayla & Co. offers wedding photography and other services to those who are excited to say "til death do us part". 

My associate team and I provide the romantic and joyful experience of a lifetime while serving as your wedding photographer and videographer. Because your best days and loved ones deserve to be remembered intricately over and over.

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Molly + Nate

This was such a special wedding. Not only did I get to photograph Molly and Nate’s wedding, but I also got to do their florals! Even back at their engagement session I knew that i was going to enjoy everything about their wedding. Their love is so easy to see and they are so silly and joyful together without coming off as ingenuine.

Their getting ready location was so perfect and bright! It had a big room to do a bridesmaids first look along with a gorgeous hall where Molly got her accessories on with her mom and Brenna (Blbridalstyles).

Molly and Nate saved their first look for at the isle, so they did a first touch before the ceremony instead. I absolutely love the first touch/prayers. Such an intimacy without even seeing the person you’re about to marry. It just makes me well up every time!

These two standing back to back reading letters out loud from each other made all 3 of us cry.

Molly did a first look with both her dad & grandpa, which were equally sweet.

The first time i was at St Charles Borromeo was as a NET Missionary. The place was torn up and getting remodeled at the time in 2014! And this was my second time back since. I was honestly really excited to see the place, as I had heard it was basically a “salmon” color, which is really unique. And it turned out WONDERFULLY. I absolutely am such a fan of this huge, wide open, but traditional sanctuary and all of the lovely warm colors in here.

Church couple portraits don’t have to just be standing at the front smiling. I love walking my couples around the church to take beautiful portraits of them really supplementing the beauty of the church and it’s textures, coloring, etc. 

Bride + groom + bridal party made their way to the beautiful area of St. Anthony Main for portraits!

Wedding party photos were taken in somehow PERFECT lighting – and such a huge party but still got intimate and pretty photos.

I just LOVE how the florals turned out. Molly was so trusting with me, and the vision she had for her fall coloring was so beautiful and fun.

“I could not be more grateful we chose (Nikayla) for our bouquets and boutonnières and like all of her work, she went above and beyond. They far exceeded my expectations and truly brought my vision to light.” – Molly

Walking the streets of Minneapolis with people who feel like old friends and the SKYLINE were the highlights of these portrait hours!

Off to the reception! Nate and Molly enter and do a swing dancing back flip (??!!!) and they changed into tennis shoes.

Sunset session

The night was filled with so much dancing and celebrating! The Liesen’s know how to party.

I absolutely LOVED this day and these two. Here are some more kind words from Molly:

“Nikayla, WOW! these photos are absolutely amazing and all so so beautiful! We are so thankful and happy with how they turned out and that we chose to make this investment with you. I know they are something we will look back on forever and show our kids! Thank you so so much!!

 We love are the big moments you captured so perfectly as well as the many small details and little interactions that you have such a good eye for. And the editing is stunning, like oh my goodness!! We also were talking about how much we enjoyed working with you in particular and getting to know you a little bit. You are so genuine and kind and not only made us feel comfortable throughout our sessions but also like an old friend we were hanging out with.”


Videographer: Neal Abbott
Getting ready space & Reception: Midland Hills Country Club
Dress: Ivory Bridal Co
Ceremony: St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church
DJ: @lakeindigo
Cake: Lunds & Byerlys
Hair: Brenna Lauren
Makeup: Rachel

— St. JPII

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