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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Chilly Fall Wedding at the Historic St Mary in the Mountains Catholic Church | Virgina City, NV & Lake Tahoe, CA | Amy + Alex




This wedding had me surprised as I arrived in the mountains to see snow EVERYWHERE in mid-October. I hiked up my dress so that I could walk up the sidewalk into the little cottage where Amy and her (several) sisters were getting ready for the day. Mustard, orange, and deep reds made up the scheme for the day, from details in Amy’s shoes to the leaves and bouquets. The couple’s ring set was simple and perfect!

St. Mary in the Mountains

We headed to the church, which surprised me again with its absolutely beautiful details (both inside and out) in a town in the middle of nowhere. St. Mary in the Mountains in Virginia City, NV is one of the oldest churches in Nevada. With its massive wooden beams, pews with little doors on them, and breathtaking chandeliers, it is definitely a sight to behold. Add a beautiful bride and groom to the mix?

I was giddy!

As many of my couples do, Alex came into the area where Amy was waiting and they prayed together around the corner, making sure to save their first look for the walk down the aisle

Finally, our ceremony was underway! Tiny flower girls in champagne dresses threw fall-colored petals all the way down the aisle, an angelic choir of the bride’s friends sang, and the groom held back tears as the love of his life walked to him.

This mass was entirely in Latin, meaning that Amy and Alex both said their vows and received the Eucharist while on their knees at the front of the church. A sacredness hung heavily in the air the entire time.

A light snowfall began as we all left the church and drove back to their reception at Cottonwood Cottage in Genoa, NV. We took photos of their wedding party and some joyful couple photos at a park just a block away.

Cottonwood Cottage is an outdoor venue, with lights over a patio and a large green with plenty of space for little ones to run around. After dinner, we all crowded inside of the building to dance!

We ended the evening taking sunset photos on slow streets nearby, and soaking up the view of the mountains that surrounded the town. Congratulations, Amy & Alex!

— St. JPII

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