This week in behind the lens I really wanted to introduce you to a little more of why I do what I do and my dreams for the future. In order to do this, I need to introduce you a little further to my (usually) eager behind the scenes assistant and the motivation she gives me...none other than my beautiful 7 year old daughter Alyssa.
If you're like most people you are thinking...what the heck does a daughter have to do with photographing amazing women and their wedding day?
Let's rewind to about a year ago. If you came in during that time you would find a bubbly, beautiful, string bean of a 6 year old running around my home. The problem was that when she looked in the mirror or into herself, that's not what she saw.
At 6 years old she had decided something. She had decided that she was ugly, she was fat, and that she hated herself. This wasn't just a moment and it broke my heart. How could such a vibrant healthy young girl think such things about herself? I looked in the mirror and realized that the media, her friends at school, and the society we live in weren't completely to blame. I had never shown her how to be naturally beautiful, how to be confident, and how to love yourself. We both made changes. A year later we are still working hard to help her recognize her own beauty, her own value, and her abilities.
This was on my mind constantly when I was teaching, when I was meeting with clients, and when I was photographing. I knew Alyssa wasn't the only person in the world to feel this way but it amazed me to see how many women of all ages are afflicted with this same lack of confidence, poor body image, and low sense of self worth. During this time I was also introduced to the fabulous Sue Bryce through an online training resource called CreativeLive.
Sue has inspired me to recognize and capture the beauty in every woman in stunning artwork that will everyday remind them of their own beauty and value. I want to inspire others to love themselves, to be confident, and to value themselves and all they have to offer.
I dream of a gallery and studio where every size, shape, and colour of beauty is celebrated in art. Where woman can come in to be pampered, to have fun, and to step in front of my lens as we create artwork that will be cherished for generations as they let their true beauty shine!
London's Rebecca Nash is the London, Ontario based Creative Director & Photographic Artist behind Rebecca Nash Photography. She takes her emotional, elegant, artistic, and whimsical style and applies them to every portrait, wedding, or fine art experience she provides her London, Ontario photography clients.
"I believe every person’s story is different, every person is unique, and no two relationships are the same - this means no two photo shoots are the same. I thrive on the opportunity to create stunning images for amazing people all around me while giving them an experience they'll remember for a lifetime. Each client is trusting me with the opportunity to know their story, share their story, and help them in celebrating life and love in art." - Rebecca Nash