The excitement of Creating - Painting new backdrops

The Inspiration....

One of my photography mentors, the beautiful Sue Bryce, has shown these beautiful images she creates that have the feel of a master portrait artist - it's not just a photograph, it's almost a painting! It has that same elegance, artistry, and softness. It was so much of what I wanted to bring to my new Contemporary Elegance Portraits.

When Sue began talking about painting her own backdrops I blew it off...I could never do that. I am NOT a painter. 

Then, with a little encouragement (and a big ole kick in the rear) from people who know me, who love me, who believe in me, and who are learning along side me, I took a look at Sue's videos and info. Suddenly it was like wow...I might actually be able to do this. I should at least try.

 

Choosing Colours...

I thought this was going to the easy part but half an hour after I walked in to look at paint chips, I walked out still a little unsure. 

In the end, I decided on two beautiful colours inspired by Pantone's 2016 Colours of the Year. Serenity & Rose Quartz.

These colours were just so beautiful, soft and feminine that I knew they were a great place to start.

 

Painting...

The first hurdle...I planned for a 5'x7' backdrop and now I am painting 9'x12' canvases instead. WHERE THE HECK AM I GOING TO DO THIS?

It only took a little time to figure out I could tape down some plastic on the carpet in our London portrait studio and paint the backdrops on top. It's was time to get started - I was excited but nervous. I painted for a few hours and then it was time to go home. 

All night I thought about the backdrops - did I put enough paint on? did I put too much on? will the colour look good?

But the next morning I walked in to this....

 

 

I couldn't be happier with how these turned out (and I'm already thinking about making more)

 

Up next....

Photographing them! I can't wait to show you the results

Sneak Peek - Karla's Portraits

 

This is Karla

Karla is a Mother

Karla is a Student

Karla is an Employee

Karla is Partner

Karla is a Dreamer

Karla is a Hustler

but more than anything else...

Karla is an amazingly strong and beautiful woman inside and out.

 

 

Over the last few years I have had the pleasure of getting to know and photograph this beautiful woman. She has shared her hopes and dreams as well as her struggles with me. I was honoured to have her sit in front of my camera, in full celebration of exactly who she is, to capture these portraits.

I just loved watching Karla spin and twirl as she smiled and laughed in this ball gown, skirt swishing around here. She looked stunning of course but it was the joy that flowed out of her in that moment that made that moment everything it was. 

 

 

Join Us - Celebration of Beauty

Join us in the studio on Friday February 17th 2017 from   

This past week I have had the pleasure of being interviewed on Daytime London on Rogers TV and been able to share a bit of who I am on The Gem too. 

It's been amazing and the response to the new Contemporary Elegance Portraits has really touched my heart. Sharing my own story and something so close to my heart is always a little nerve wracking. 

Thank you for being such an open loving community. I'm forever grateful and I hope to get to express it to each of you this Friday night.

 

Find all the details on the Facebook Event for A Celebration of Beauty - Yours!

 

Portrait Sneak Peek - Alyssa

Preteen Alyssa joined me in studio for the new Contemporary Elegance Portrait Experience. As the inspiration for the new line of studio portraits, including professional hair and makeup, it seemed only fitting Alyssa should be the first to experience it. I wanted to show her the beauty and strength she possesses inside and out. I wanted to capture the beautiful young woman she is and show her exactly what I see.  

Today I am excited to share a sneak peek of a few of Alyssa's images. 

Join us for 'A Celebration of Beauty - Yours!'

Oh My Gosh, I'm so excited!  

It's been months in the works, I have been dropping hints (subtle and not so subtle) about something big coming to Rebecca Nash Photography that is near and dear to my heart.

 

So why am I so excited now? 

Today, it's time to ask you to mark a date on the calendar to come and celebrate with me in studio. What's the occasion? It's the launch of Contemporary Elegance Portraits by Rebecca Nash Photography and I want to celebrate with you! 

 

It's a Party!

Join me in the studio on Friday February 17th 2017 from 5:30 - 8:30pm to catch up, to check out the new products and services, and to celebrate the beauty of the amazing people in our community including you!

 

Need more of an incentive to attend? How about...

  • refreshments & snacks
  • giveaways
  • and more surprises (coming soon)

 

RSVP on Facebook to keep up with all the latest updates right here - 'A Celebration of Beauty - Yours!' Facebook Event Page