Springbank Park Engagement Session - Lujain and Vince

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When I first met these two, they seemed so quiet and shy.

 

It didn't take long to find out that even with an 'electrifying' personality like his - Vince was often the strong silent type but when he looked at Lujain it was a different story. He may not have said much, but you can be sure there was love there. Why else would he have agreed to engagement portrait (when he doesn't love photos) and even braving potential spiders (something they both hate) to put a smile on her face?

 

Now don't go thinking it's all one sided here...Lujain's love for Vince is just as evident. From the way she loves seeing even the tiniest of smiles cross his face to the way she loves leaving lipstick on his cheek. These two have found their other half.

 

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I couldn't help falling in love with this couples love for each other, their nervous laughter, and their willingness to try anything (as long as I did a quick spider check first).

 

I can't wait to share their wedding day too!

 

 

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Now it's time to turn it over to Lujain & Vince and hear about their love story in their own words...

 

 

We have been dating since September 12, 2011

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We met at a friend's bonfire. Vince spent most of the night changing the music on the radio, which helped spark the first conversation. Lujain was jokingly insulting Vince's "DJ skills". From there we became quick friends and aneven better couple.

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Vince: When we went on our first camping trip to the pinary on the dunes. As usual we were running late and began setting up the tent after dark. I couldnt help but to notice how well we work together and no matter how frustrating the task may be, we work through it and make an enjoyable memory of it. I found myself wishing for a lifetime of weekends like that one.
Lujain: I don't know if there was a single moment that I can say I knew Vince was the one. Vince is just someone who part takes in all my adventures and schemes. When we went for a walk in Springbank park when we were first getting to know each other. He helped me walk the dogs and we spent the whole time laughing and talking. We ended the night on the swings and lost track of time. It was the first time I felt like someone actually was listenng to me. Other moments would be when we make people around us just crack up. He annoys me and makes me laugh all at the same time. I love him.

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Vince : My favourite thing about lujain is her drive to help others even when it is no easy task. she always makes you feel like a priority.
Lujain: My favorite thing about Vince is his passion. He will never do a task half assed, from cutting the grass , to fixing the roof, to taking care of me when I'm hurt. Vince is always dedicated and takes pride in everything he does.

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We love to fish, hunt, skydive, ride the motorcycles, play with our dogs, climb things we probably shouldn't and binge watch tv with pizza in our laps.

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Vince hates getting his picture taken, so the fact that he is willing to do this because it makes me happy, shows you what a great guy he is. Plus it's kind of fun pushing him out of his comfort zone and sharing how handsome he is :)

Jess & Kevin's Beach Engagement

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Last week I had the pleasure of spending my Saturday Night with two AMAZING people.

 

Are you likely to see them on the news or watch people clamor to take a selfie with them? Maybe not, but to me they are heros. Why?

 

To see the woman Jessica is, how she has pushed through every obstacle and health struggle that has been placed in her path but only came out stronger, kinder and more loving. To see the way Kevin looks at Jessica with love...a lovethat has seen her struggle and stood by her side from a man that stands by her side ready to carry her when she's not sure she can take another step, to put her feet back on her path, who is ready not to walk ahead or trail behind but always be the man standing beside her facing life's struggles and celebrating life's beauty together every step of the way.

 

Before I get too carried away and I lose sight of my screen for the tears of love and joy for these two (yep- I am that sappy/emotional) I want to hand it over to Jessica & Kevin to tell you a little bit more about who they are.

 

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In their words...

 

How long have you known each other? 2 years

 

How did you meet?

We met online! It's embarrassing, but becoming the norm for meeting people. Our first meeting was magical! When did you know your fiance was 'the one'? (both answer please) We both knew on our first meeting that there was something very special between us. We had a magical first date which included a beautiful drive, a walk on the beach, dinner and fireworks on the beach. After that first date, we were inseparable. Soulmates. We would ready to get married that first week together.

 

What is your favourite thing about your fiance? My favourite thing about Kevin is his kind and gentle spirit; he is very sweet and caring. - Jess

My favourite thing about Jessica is her empathetic ways. - Kevin

 

What do you love to do together? We love to sit at home together and watch movies or binge on a good TV series. We also love our family time. When we have both our children (Aiden and Jillian) at the house, we enjoy spending time at the park. We are very low key!

 

Is there anything else you'd like to share? We both feel complete and have feelings of wholeness as a family since finding each other. We are truly blessed. Not everyone finds their soulmate, their other half! The one who understands them on that other level!

 

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Be sure to come back and join me in October to see more details from their wedding wedding day!

 

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Janice & Shyle's Engagement Portraits

Janice and Shyle are a fun loving couple who wanted to incorporate their love of city life and personal style into some beautiful engagement portraits.
The one thing I couldn't get over...the way they laugh and smile together, the way they look at each other, and their love for each other!
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Now I'm turning it over to Janice & Shyle to tell us a little more about their love story!

 

Since 2008
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Janice - Through an old girlfriend in college. She was dating him and introduced him to our group of friends. We didn't meet again until 2013 when I messaged him through blackberry messenger and asked him if he had any single friends. Turns out he was the "friend" and we met up later that week. The rest is history.
Shyle - I dated one of her friends way back in 2008-2009, so she met me that way.
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Janice - I knew he was the one the day he came to my condo in Toronto. This was November 2013. I hadn't seen him in years and the moment he came through the door, I knew there was something special about him. I was right and we have been together ever since.
Shyle - Shortly after the first time I saw her again in a few years. We started talking again, after being merely acquaintances, then we ended up seeing each other to hang out, then perhaps after like 3 more occasions of hanging out I realized that she was the one for me. And we've been inseparable ever since.
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Janice - His kindness. He is the kindest person I know and that says a lot. He is always there and always willing to help me out. Always puts me first and treats me like a princess.
Shyle - She keeps me honest, encourages me everyday, and makes me want to be a better person.

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Janice - spending time with our daughter as a family.
Shyle - Movies, relaxing, going out together (bars, hanging out with friends, bowling)
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Shyle - We go to Moxies every year to celebrate our anniversary, and we wear the exact same outfit every year. It was the place we went to for dinner the first time we went out for dinner. Essentially our first date!

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Jenna & Tom's Fanshawe Engagement Portraits

You know when you meet someone and you just hit it off. This couple was like that. You could feel right from the get go that Jenna & Tom were going to be like that.

This couple is fun loving, enthusiastic about everything they do and have a fabulous sense of humour. I couldn't have been happier to share a beautiful morning with them at Fanshawe Conservation Area here in London capturing their engagement portraits.

 

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It took 3 tries (thanks torrential downpours) to make this this fun loving couples outdoor portrait session happen, but third time certainly is the charm!

 

A little more about Jenna & Tom in their own words...

We've known each other since Elementary School
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How did you meet?

Tom and I grew up a literally a block apart from each other, after Tom moved into the area when he was in grade 6.

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Jenna- I think it took us both awhile to decide on FOREVER, our friends and family seemed to notice it before us. After moving to the other side of the world and realizing how we always had our great adventures together, I knew I had to come home and be with him to continue our great adventures.
Tom- When she decided to come home from Australia to be with me.

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Tom - 'No day is ever boring'
Jenna- ' The things we do together, and of course being amazingly handy is always a bonus'

 

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Random road trips , renovations/projects. hang out by the water in our great town and spend time with the family! We love to joke around and have a great time!!!
Congratulations to Jenna & Tom on their engagement and what I know will be an amazing wedding!
It's been my honour and my pleasure getting to know you both and I hope we cross paths again very soon.
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Rebecca Nash is the Creative Director & Photographic Artist behind London, Ontario's wedding photography company Rebecca Nash Photography. Her passion is helping London, Ontario couples create art that captures the little moments, the details, and the emotions of their own unique love story with London engagement portrait photography in a way that allows them to relive those joyous moments every time they look at them. London Wedding photographer Rebecca Nash Photography has a dedication to providing experience driven service to each and every couple she works with to enhance their London Engagement Portrait Photography and London Wedding Photography.

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Family Photographs with Zach Gray of Zach & Jody Photography

The day before our wedding, before the sun was even up, Zach, Matt, yy groom Ross, my daughter Alyssa and I piled into the cars and off we went. Was this exactly how I wanted to spend the morning before my wedding...at first I would say no, but, the reality is yes!

How could I better celebrate our family together than amazing photographs of us as a couple, us a family, and in a place we love!

(All photographs from Zach & Jody Photography)

 

 

While Zach was photographing Ross and I, Matt noticed this moment unfolding as Alyssa watched from beside us. It's one of my favourite photos of my munchkin cause it's just so her!

 

 

 

 

While Zach (&Matt) were photographing Ross and I under the tree, Alyssa found this leaf with a heart cut out of the centre. Alyssa showed it to Zach and this beautiful image was the result.

 

 

This park combined some things that fit us so well. Ross is all about being out in the forest and loves the fall colours. I, on the other hand, am normally a spring girl and water is my thing. This park gave us beautiful fall colours, a small river flowing through it, and even some rocks to climb on. (Brownie points go to my hubby on finding the location and props to Zach and Matt for finding so many ways to utilize this small park.

 

 

I could not be more thrilled and can't wait to finish framing these images and get them up on the walls. We walked away with beautiful artwork, time together, and memories that we'll all cherish of this special time.

 

So what's holding you back from booking your session and how will you exist in photographs?

 

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Rebecca Nash is the Creative Director & Photographic Artist behind London, Ontario's wedding photography company Rebecca Nash Photography. Her passion is helping London, Ontario couples create art that captures the little moments, the details, and the emotions of their own unique love story with London engagement portrait photography in a way that allows them to relive those joyous moments every time they look at them. London Wedding photographer Rebecca Nash Photography has a dedication to providing experience driven service to each and every couple she works with to enhance their London Engagement Portrait Photography and London Wedding Photography.

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Exisit in Photographs...a campaigain inspired by Sue Bryce

Sue Bryce has a vision...to help women to love and value themselves, to recognize their own beauty, and to have amazing photographs to celebrate all of this. Along with many photographers across the world Sue urges everyone (but especially women) to exist in photographs. Exist in photographs for yourself. Exist in photographs for your children.

When did you last have your photograph taken?

 

For us it had been about 3 years, maybe 4 actually, since our last family photo. Sure there were a few smart phone shots, and plenty of photos of the munchkin, but, when it came to a beautiful family photo I could hang on the wall, that we could look back on for years and remember that moment, and that I could pass on....well, they looked dated.

 

Coming this weekend...how did we make sure we exist in photographs?

 

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Rebecca Nash is the Creative Director & Photographic Artist behind London, Ontario's wedding photography company Rebecca Nash Photography. Her passion is helping London, Ontario couples create art that captures the little moments, the details, and the emotions of their own unique love story with London engagement portrait photography in a way that allows them to relive those joyous moments every time they look at them. London Wedding photographer Rebecca Nash Photography has a dedication to providing experience driven service to each and every couple she works with to enhance their London Engagement Portrait Photography and London Wedding Photography.

Find out more about London Wedding Photographer Rebecca by visiting the about section!

Announcing...My engagement

Hello to all my friends out there! I apologize for my absence over the holidays this year. I hope this season has found you blessed with love.

After weeks of trying to contact friends and family to share the news with them personally and taking some time to enjoy this time I'm thrilled to share with you my big news.

On Friday Dec 20th at my favourite restaurant, Garlics of London, my amazing boyfriend of 4.5yrs asked me to marry him!

Was I surprised? Absolutely! Was I thrilled? Absolutely! Was he smart enough to have a photographer on hand for this? Absolutely!

Now, a little over a week later, I'm deep into the wedding planning phase because a) it's so much fun and I'm excited! and b) I return to work this weekend with the London Bridal Expo and it only gets busier from there.

As you might expect, more wedding inspiration and resources will be pouring into the blog as I discover them in my own engagement and wedding planning journey. I hope you find them interesting. Have resources to share? Add them to the comments below or email them to rebecca@rebeccanashphotography.com

For now enjoy these snaps from my dear friend Rob Cousins who was there to capture this special moment.

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Wedding Wednesday: Love is in the Air

Love is in the Air

 

It's January and you know what that means....It's engagement season. Between Christmas, New Years, and Valentines day this is often a time of proposals and I want to share in them!
Did you get engaged over the holidays? Tell me all about it below...the good, the bad and the sparkly are all welcome here!
Who knows....a few lucky couples may end up with an engagement surprise!
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London, Ontario photographer Rebecca Nash is your London wedding, portrait, and fine art Photographer serving London, Ontario and surrounding area through Rebecca Nash Photography. Rebecca Nash prides herself on being one of London's up and coming photography professionals gaining a following in London, Ontario and surrounding area. Rebecca has established herself as an artist through London area and Ontario Juried Art Shows, and her current "Windows on the War of 1812" two person gallery exhibition.