I'm Tenille, and I created NOVA as a space for anyone to be who they are.
I don't need to be 'professional' all of the time. I swear on shoots. I will shoot you while I'm in a bra. I'll dance to Lizzo and I will be authentically me the entire time.
I hope you'll do the same-vulnerability is beautiful.
I started in this industry 4 years ago, and I've grown up with it. NOVA has been my baby since I was 19 years old, and we've come a long way.
NOVA has taught me so many beautiful things about life and about other people. As a person who has always struggled with relationships and social settings, I was always the butt of the joke, and I spent a lot of my teenage years disliking who I was. But, as I grew up, I learned that I'd rather be alone and happy (and a little bit weird), than surrounded by people who didn't know who I really was.
photographer | makeup artist | B.A.A.
Sammy is a model/influencer from Calgary. She often works with NOVA as a model coach, helping our clients look like their best selves!
CALGARY | MEDICINE HAT
Jocelyn graduated from ONE Beauty Academy in 2018, and is currently an apprentice hair stylist at Brat Pak in Medicine Hat. Joc has a creative eye, and will rarely leave you with a conventional look.