Client Love Letters

I am forever so grateful for my clients.  You are literally the reason why I still do what I do.  Thank you.


Love Liana & Tom

I came across to Nomo’s instagram page while searching for a wedding photographer. When I saw Nomo’s photos, I instantly fell in love and had already made up my mind who our photographer will be. When I showed her work to my husband he agreed with me that we definitely needed to get in touch with her. 

Her work is absolutely amazing, never mind the fact that everyone on her photos looks at least 10 years younger. ;) She captures moments so perfectly, that when looking at the photos you feel like you’re there. She gives you a chance to relive the beautiful moments we experienced. Her style of photography is truly breathtaking. I love how she uses the natural light to make something so magical. Her photos are very artistic, whimsical, authentic and give you a feel of happiness which was so important for us. 

Our initial meeting was set and we connected with her right away. It was important for us to have a chemistry with the photographer who will be capturing the most special day of our life. She was very friendly, professional and down to earth. We connected with her instantly and she was hired. 

My husband and I were new to photo shoots and a bit nervous for our engagement photo session, but Nomo made us feel like we were naturals. I still don’t know how she did that but we really looked like we had done it many times. We even brought our puppies with us and it was so much fun. As you can imagine, the photo shoot would take longer with puppies but Nomo did so well, she didn’t rush us nor felt that she had to be somewhere else. You can tell that she really loves her work and it was such an enjoyable time for all of us. Needless to say, the photos were just WOW! I wish I could do a photo shoot with her every day. :)

Our wedding day was fantastic. Nomo and her 2nd photographer captured our special day so beautifully. She is such a natural. She listens and pays attention to every detail.  She’s not only flexible and patient but also very understanding of situations which I greatly appreciated. She would go out of her way to make sure her clients are happy, no matter how many edits or how long it will take. She doesn't disappear after the work is done which gave us a piece of mind. Our photos were absolutely gorgeous. We received so many compliments from family and friends. We all looked stunning. 

Hiring Nomo for our wedding was one of our best investments. She gave us and our family such a wonderful memory. We highly recommend her and will sure use her services in the future.

Love Justin & Vivian

My wife and I were browsing around for a wedding photographer and we had searched around for awhile until we came across Simply Sweet Photography.  We were recommended by a friend as my wife wanted to find a photographer that could capture "fairytale" style photos and we knew we found the right person when we saw Nomo's portfolio.  Nomo was very friendly and professional when we first met up with her to discuss what we needed and wanted.  She is always readily available to answer questions and really knows what the client's want.  I've heard of stories from people where they weren't able to communicate with their photographer and it ended up with photos that they weren't happy with.  We were very satisfied with our photos and how things turned out in the end and I think that is due to Nomo's experience and ability to translate what we wanted and she replicated it back into her photos.  Nomo is very open to your requests but also gives good suggestions to capture help angles or moments that showcase the best parts of your wedding.

Overall, we are very pleased with the outcome and would definitely recommend anyone to at least setup a consultation to see her and discuss about your wedding ideas.  I am sure she will be able to give you what you want for your big day!

Justin & Vivian



Love Jass & Reza

I had been following Nomo on instagram for quite some time and when I booked my venue for my wedding the absolute first vendor I emailed was Nomo. Finding a photographer for an Indian and Persian wedding is tricky because of the multiple days, the style of shots that you want, and finding someone who can recognize and capture the most important parts of the ceremony. For that reason, I had only been hunting for photographers who specifically and exclusively shot Indian weddings but I am glad I didn’t follow through with my original plan and stuck with my gut and reached out to Nomo for a consultation. From the moment we sat together at JJ Bean up until the very end ( she dropped by my office a couple of months after with the cutest Christmas gift!),  Nomo’s photography style, her creativity, work ethic, responsiveness, skill and charisma is beyond anything I have seen before. I didn’t have to ask her to modify any pictures because they were absolutely flawless. She is by far the best vendor that I had handpicked for this wedding and I don’t regret anything except for not booking her for the other 2 pre-wedding events. Ladies and gentlemen, your photographs are the lasting memories you are left with after the whirlwind of a wedding is over. Find someone worthy of being a part of that day. Nomo, Thank you for everything. We are so happy to have found you andcannot wait to use your services again for every important event we have.

-Jass and Reza 



Love Madison & Mitch

We hired Nomo for our destination wedding after scouring the internet for a photographer who matched the style of photography we wanted for our big day. The minute I saw her photos I knew instantly that she was the perfect photographer for us, and her communication only solidified that. She was sweet, caring and enthusiastic in all of our conversations and always made us feel like the most important clients in the world. She was patient and flexible in the planning process of having her come along to Mexico, and when we finally met with her for our engagement shoot she exceeded all our expectations for what a photographer should be like. She made us feel so comfortable behind the camera, directed us into flattering poses and took candid shots as well. The photos were edited and in my inbox much quicker than I expected! Nomo and her assistant Jade joined us in Mexico and once again exceeded our expectations. They location scouted for every type of background I wanted for photos, got every single type of shot we could ever dreamed of and worked with such professionalism and grace the entire day. Our group had so much fun with them and they helped to make our day absolutely perfect. Planning a wedding can be stressful but having her as our photographer really gave us the chance to sit back, relax and enjoy the day because we knew we were in good and experienced hands. Hiring Nomo was the best decision we have ever made and highly recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer for their wedding, whether it be local or destination.


Love Jenny & Ryan

The services that Nomo, from Simply Sweet photography provided my family, will be treasured forever.  

My husband and I renewed our vows this past July 2015, for our 10 year anniversary.  We treated this vow renewal like a second wedding, since we were young for our first.  We thought that this was our chance to do a few things differently! I had originally been very disappointed with my first wedding photos, and being that I am a photographer myself, I knew that this time had to be different.

I found Nomo online, and instantly fell in love with her work.  Her photos were timeless, soft, and she has an incredible talent for capturing the love between two people.  Not only is her work sensational, but her prices are incredible.  Although I truly believe she is worth much, much more. 

On the day of the renewal, Nomo was timely, professional, and pleasant to everyone.  My daughter especially fell in love with her.  When we received our photos, my husband and I were both surprised how fast she got them finished!!  We had woken up around 2:30 in the morning and saw the email from her, and we both knew we couldn't wait until morning to take a look.  We sat in bed, and viewed one amazing photo after another.  We were both in tears, seeing the beauty that she had captured in our family and guests.  

We are forever grateful for the photos that Simply Sweet photography captured for us.  Thanks to her talents, we have been able to relive our special day, over and over again.  We have, and will continue to, recommend Nomo to friends, family, and anyone that we meet.  

Love Stephanie & Ryan

Firstly, I am absolutely BLOWN AWAY by Nomo! We had Nomo as our destination photographer last weekend in Cabo at the Hyatt Ziva. If there’s one thing to really think about when getting married it’s the photos you are going to keep and cherish together forever. I’ve asked Nomo to slowly send me the photos one by one because I get so emotional on how beautifully she captured the LOVE Ryan and I have for each other. Endless smiles, laughs and tears- it was truly the best day of of my life! And I can’t believe how excellent she was with direction and her professionalism was something our entire wedding party noticed. You know you have an amazing photographer if your family and friends plan on booking her for their big days! Again, we cannot THANK YOU enough Nomo for our dreamy, whimsical- fairytale like wedding photos!! -Love Stephanie and Ryan Battagello



Love Dave & Seleyna

Searching for a wedding photographer was not an easy task, so when I saw Nomos photos I just knew she was the perfect fit.  My husband and I were very nervous for our engagement shoot having no experience with professional photos.  Nomo was so kind, patient, soft spoken and professional she made us feel so comfortable.  We love our animals and conveniently so does Nomo, we had our two dogs and horse included in the photos which was challenging at times...but you would never know by looking at the photos we were absolutely blown away!

Our wedding day happened to be one of the stormiest days In years... Rain, wind, earthquakes you name it we had it. The stress was high and Nomo made everything feel controlled, easy, and smooth. She works so hard and is so talented at what she does... And it shows in her photos.  Again you would never know by looking at the photos what crazy weather we actually had!!!  We are eternally grateful for our amazing life long memories captured by Nomo. 



Love Amy & Clayton

Nomo is such a talented photographer; she was able to capture all the perfect moments on our wedding day! She is so friendly and sincere; Clayton and I were so comfortable with her for our engagement and wedding shots. Our engagement photos from her one-hour session turned out way nicer than the photos we got from a full day session with a family friend. We couldn’t be happier with both of our engagement photos and wedding photos. Nomo was really able to capture what we have envisioned for; our stunning photos are eternal reflections of our joy, our love and the beauty of our special day!

love Angela

I just wanted to recommended Simply Sweet Photography by Nomo Akisawa for boudoir. I spent hours researching different boudoir photographers in Vancouver and finally chose Nomo after finding her Instagram. I wanted elegant and tasteful photos. Nomo did not disappoint. Her photos are straight out a magazine and she does all of her incredible editing herself. There are photographers out there who charge an insane amount and it's not the quality of Nomos work. So happy!

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Love Harjit

Nomo did a fab job taking our families Christmas pics! Will be using her again next year for sure ! There are so many pics I love that I can't decide so I am making two Christmas cards lol. Love the fact that she listens to her clients and that she is so responsive via text, phone call or whatever ( especially for a new mom who doesn't have much time ). She also worked with inspiration photos adding her professional opinion and came to our home to take the pics . Honestly her work is the best but above all I appreciate the attitude and customer service which is hard to find .

Love tayler & Priscilla 

When we were searching for a wedding photographer, we stumbled upon Simply Sweet Photography and fell in love with Nomo's work. It got even better when we met her in person. She was incredibly friendly and warm and we instantly felt as if we had always been friends. We both knew that we had found our photographer. When we took our engagement photos, what started as us being awkward and camera shy turned into a fun day full of laughter and wishing that our session was longer!

On our wedding day, Nomo was so professional and organized and knew exactly where to take photos and how to capture our special moments. Our photos are simply stunning and really showcases her artistic eye and attention to detail. We have received so many compliments on our photos from family and friends.

Thank you Nomo for capturing our memories so beautifully!



Love Vi & Gavin

Our friends referred Nomo to us for our wedding photos and it was one of the best decisions made. Nomo was so sweet, responsive, professional and wonderful to work with. She took the time to go over her packages in detail on our first meeting and explained everything throughly. She was always available to answer questions (even when she was on vacation). Both my husband and I, are quite awkward when it comes to posing in photos, but Nomo made us feel extremely comfortable during our engagement and wedding photos. She showed us how to pose and even remembered the little details, like hand placements, hair placements, etc. When I received our photos, I was extremely impressed. All the photos turned out so romantic, soft and beautiful. I also incorporated a lot of our engagement photos into our wedding as they were so beautiful, I couldn’t help but to show off her photography skills. I would definitely recommend Nomo for all your engagement and wedding photos. You will not regret it.” 

- Vi & Gavin 


Love Krista & Rob

For Rob and I, there was no better investment to our wedding day than to hire Nomo Akisawa as our professional photographer. She is magic!

Her style captures light so gently and with an indisputable ease of elegance. Her creative eye found each detail of our looks that we loved so much, and her editing showcased these details with class. She ensured we had ample pictures of our sweet baby girl to treasure, while candidly catching the sneak peak moments of love between Rob and I. She captured our guests looking their finest while remaining unobtrusive to the flow of our day and ongoing conversations. In essence, Nomo felt like a guest, a friend, celebrating our happiest day and kindly recording the moments for us through her lens. 

Nomo’s love for her art and true excitement at our wedding celebration was evident, and when we sat down to look at the pictures for the first time, we were amazed at how each shot reflected another well-captured moment of our day. We are ever so grateful. Thank you, Nomo.

Love Caroline & David

We were referred by a friend of mine on Facebook to use Nomo for our wedding photographer. We looked at her website and was very impressed by her photography skills and really liked her style.

Nomo was very quick at getting back to us after we inquired about her services and shortly after some emails back and forth, we met Nomo at our home. She didn't hesitate to drive all the way from Maple Ridge to Richmond just to meet us. Nomo is very easy to talk to, friendly, easy going, and down to earth. 

She made us feel comfortable under the camera, especially during our engagement photo shoot. It was raining that day unfortunately, but using umbrellas, she still agreed and continued to take our photos and they turned out amazing! 

David and I were at times, camera shy, or didn't know what to do, but Nomo guided us very naturally to tell us where to stand and how to pose, place our hands, heads, and relax. She put in extra time just to get the location and shots that we wanted to have as well. 

On our wedding day, Nomo and her 2nd shooter dedicated a hot sunny day to shoot our wedding ceremony and formals, and took many beautiful photos that we will cherish for life. We greatly appreciate the extra time Nomo put in during our Reception as well.
We definitely recommend Nomo for other couples to use for their engagement and wedding photos.  She has talent, drive, dedication and the potential to become a famous photographer if she hasn't already!



Love Brandi & Josh

Nomo is amazing, not only as a photographer (obviously!) but as a person as well.  The first time we met her was the day we got our engagement photos done.  It was our first photo shoot of any type so we didn't know what to expect and if it would be awkward or not. She made us feel incredibly comfortable and gave such good direction.  It was a breeze!  She made everything so easy.  When we got our photos back we were blown away!  So were all our family and friends.  We decided right away we had to have her for our Jamaica wedding, and we are so happy she could be apart of the best day of our lives.  She did the best job, everyone had so much fun and once again, we were blown away by the photos when we got them (which she got back to us so quick!).  We definitely recommend her to everyone!  You won't regret it.  I know in the future we will definitely book with her for more shoots.


Love Tanpreet Parmar

Nomo is an amazing photographer. I've worked with Nomo a couple of times and i never had a problem with anything. I always receieved my pictures fairly quick, and they're all perfect, like always. Nomo is a very kind and easy going person to work with. She makes every photoshoot fun and entertaining. Most importantly, she makes you feel comfortable in front of the camera.You will definitely get amazing shots with all her creative ideas! Shes great with choosing the right locations and is absolutely amazing at her job! I am extremely glad to be working with her and i will continue to do so! I highly recommend everyone to book Simply Sweet Photography for all your events! Nomo you are my favorite photographer! Thank you so much! <3

Love Marielle & Josh

Nomo was our photographer for our wedding on Aug 16,2014. . Nomo was referred to me by a friend of mine and I am so glad I chose to have her as my photographer. Her website proves how unique and incredible her work really is. She is very open and understanding to any of our suggestions and she works around what you want which is something I really admired about her. She has the sweetest and kindest personality and I found that she cared alot about us and wanted the best on our wedding day. She communicated well with me; whether it was first thing in the morning or late in the evening; she never left me hanging. I felt at ease during my wedding knowing she was there, capturing all the important and special moments that meant everything to me. I am beyond happy with the quailty of the pictures and I can't wait to print them out and put them in my wedding album. I also loved how she provided all the pictures in a USB which made it so much easier for me to pick and choose. I highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a professional, talented and super friendly photographer.



Love Tim & Julia

After spending countless weeks seeking a wedding photographer, my wife and I just had to meet with Nomo after seeing her wedding pictures on-line. Without any referrals, we immediately felt comfortable entrusting her with preserving our special day with her artistic vision. Not only was she flexible with our custom package, but she was intent on listening to what we wanted from our photos and experience. Throughout the entire process, Nomo kept us updated and was incredibly responsive with returning e-mails. While its a small professional gesture, it goes a long way when you're in the midst of planning a wedding. She also took extra steps and went above and beyond the call of duty with making sure we got what we wanted. This lady works hard, pays attention to customer satisfaction, and as a result, we can tell she loves what she does with a passion. Overall, we were incredibly pleased and satisfied with her craft. She nailed it and captured all the sweetest little moments. If Nomo isn't already there, she is definitely on her way up to be a presence in the wedding photography industry. In the end, my advice is simple, take the opportunity to meet with her, you won't be disappointed.


Love Annie & Kenny

We fell in love with Nomo’s work even before we saw her in person, I knew I want her to shoot our wedding after our initial meeting, Nomo is the one and only photographer we interviewed during our vendor hunt, she is so easy to work with and it’s so passionate about her work! We are sad our wedding day it’s over so quickly but we will definitely hire Nomo again without any doubt for all of our future photo shoots! Can’t wait to see her again

Love Scott & Brittany

Nomo is absolutely AMAZING at what she does!! We fell in love with her work right away and when we met her, we knew we had to have her as our wedding photographer. She is bubbly, easy-going and made us feel SO comfortable during our engagement photos and the day of our wedding. I loved how responsive she was through email or text. She truly did such an amazing job to capture every aspect of our day. I honestly can't stop looking at my beautiful wedding photos and am sad that the whole experience is over. BUT I look forward to having Nomo be our photographer again sometime in the near future! xo



love yulene & ocean

We were so blessed to have Nomo shooting on our big day, I do not know where to start my thankfulness. I literally don’t have the words to tell you how awesome she has been. From our beautiful engagement shoot to our wedding, Nomo absolutely blew us away with her talent. She is so friendly and sincere; she made the experience really comfortable during our engagement shoot. We are so grateful that Nomo captured the best moments of our wedding. We would definitely love to do another shoot with her again in the near future.


Love Liting Chan

I have recently worked with Nomo at a style shoot where we provided draping and vinyl dance floor wrap. Honestly, I have never been a huge fan of style shoot. HOWEVER, the pictures Nomo has taken total changed my prospective. Going through the pictures she has been taken totally blew my mind away!! They are simply WOW WOW WOW! What is better than her skill, are her communication and humble attitude. Since we setup our part the day prior the style shoot, and we never met her in person. We knew the style shoot was chosen Wedlux by she tagging us. And we reached out to thank her. She immediately provided us the rest of the pictures. At the wedding industry, talent people are easy to find, but talent AND classy people, not so easy. thank you Nomo, for your amazing work. You made magic happen!!!

Love Angela & Kevin

Nomo is one of the best photographers out there!! The combination of her talent, her vision, and her personality make her an unforgettable photographer and person!!! I was lucky enough to book her for my destination wedding in Veradero, Cuba in March 2015. We received the MOST AMAZING photos; better than I could even dream!! Not only is she super talented; but she is also such a sweet person. She really takes the time to get to know you and what your vision is for your wedding. We talked back and forth for months prior to the wedding. Nomo was always quick to reply and gave great input for photo ideas on location. I would book Nomo again in a heartbeat. Because I know that she would capture everything, just right. Her work is perfection!!! ♡♡♡

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