Wedding Style Inspiration for the Fall Bride

Wedding Style Inspiration for the Fall Bride

This fall I had the absolutely honour and pleasure of working with some very talented London Wedding Professionals to bring to life a beautiful fall themed bridal session.

Some of my favourite parts - the pop of colour in the flowers, the beautiful simplicity of the cake, and the way mixed metal tones added a little bit of shine to all the details.

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Time to Kick Some...

 

In our busy lives we are always looking to hustle harder and do more. Often we just don't know where to start.

This is where I have found myself lately - so much I want to do. 

In my journey to do more, accomplish more, and make things happen I got a little overwhelmed. And when I get overwhelmed, sometimes I just shut down. 

Then someone shared this quote with me. I may not know every step I am going to take but it's time to lift up my foot.

Do Something Everyday that Scares You

 

Psychologists agree, change is scary. Our bodies and minds react to change in order to keep us safe. To make us think about what we are doing, but, sometimes that reaction can hold you back too.

Sometimes we need to step out of our comfort zone to make things happen. To chase our dreams.

So want scares you? What do you hold back from doing?

For me there is a list of things...

  • Blogging More Often
  • Talking about my Business in everyday conversations
  • Getting on Video
  • Asking for the booking
  • Standing on Stage sharing my knowledge and experience
  • Sharing my struggles
  • Sharing my success

...and so much more.

 

 

Someone once said (there's much debate on who originally said it) "Do Something Everyday That Scares You" and it's something I want to start doing a whole lot more of.

 

Are you with me? What are you going to do today?

Have Courage & Be Kind...#motivationmonday

 

There are no profound new concepts in those words. There is nothing that needs to be deeply contemplated to be understood. Sometimes the biggest, life changing concepts from the simplest words.

 

Five words.

Five simple words.

Five Simple words that are a guiding principal in my life.

 

I want to be brave. I want to have courage. I don't want to live afraid. I want to stand up for myself and for others who cannot. I want to pursue my dreams and goals.

 

I want to be kind. To be generous. To give to others. To care for others. To support others. And to serve others however I can.

 

For the rest of my life I will try everyday to...

"Have Courage & Be Kind"

 

Do you have words that inspire you? Words that you want to live by?

Share them below!

Shoot For the Moon - #motivationmonday for the Planners

For all the Planners out there - I'm with you!

 

Many people spend time in Decemmber planning out their 2017. You are setting goals. You are planning out your calendar. You are figuring out what you can do to achieve those goals. You are reflecting on what was good in 2016 (so you can have more of this) and what wasn't so good in 2016 (so you can avoid more of it if possible).

 

As you set those goals and plan for a fabulous year, I challenge you to do one thing.

 

Think bigger!

 

Whether it's for one goal or for all of them...'Shoot for the Moon, Even if you Miss You will Land Among The Stars' We both know we can't always achieve every goal, but, if you make your goals bigger and better - even if you don't make it, how much closer will you be than if you keep your goals only as big as what you think you can achieve?

 

Believe in yourself and dream big my friend!

Climb that Mountain...#motivationmonday

I will start off by saying one thing - this is not the post I had planned for today. Not at all but, yesterday something happened and a friend (looking at you Allyn) shared this thought with me and I knew it was what I needed to share with you today.  

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Whether you are a bride planning your wedding day, a newlywed couple working to build your marriage and life together, or a photographer and/or business owner building a business...at some point a mountain(or even a whole mountain range) will show up in your path unexpectedly.

 

When that happens, you have choices. You can...

1) You can stand at the bottom of the mountain and cry about it being there 2) You can crawl up the mountain moaning about it all the way (it's so unfair!) 3) You can conquer that mountain - moving it out of your path, on your own or with help, and try to be grateful for the experience and the lessons you can learn from it. Becoming stronger because of it.

 

To be honest, I have done all of these. I would love to say always jump right to number 3 on the list but it's not that easy. Some days all you can do is sit and stare at the mountain and cry. It's ok! It's okay to not be okay sometimes. Other days you know you need to move forward but it's just so dang hard! But sometimes, you can pick yourself up, call on a friend and battle up and over that mountain or just shoving it out of your way. You may still stumble along the way, but you can do it! Sometimes you have to work through all of these on one mountain - and that's totally ok!

 

Just know that you can do it - there is no mountain you can't conquer and just by doing it - you show others it can be done.

It's time to be brave... #motivationmonday

Quote - the braves may not live forever (Rebecca Nash Photography)  

Good #motivationmonday to you!

 

A couple weeks back I recieved an email from Shaun Novak at HitTheGem.com ask me to be the #GemOfTheWeek for the Gem Nation. (If you don't know about Hit The Gem you should go learn more about Allyn Lewis and her Gem Nation at www.hitthegem.com right now. It has been soo amazing to hear another business owner speaking up about mental health)

 

As much as I was honoured by this, being the Gem of the Week also meant sharing some of my own personal and business struggles both past and current.  Anyone who knows me well knows, I love to help other people whenever I possibly can (and even sometimes when I should be saying no) because that's who I am and that's why my business was created. (Don't get me wrong, I love the art of photography but I really started my business to be able to meet and support people and an important time in their lives so they can create those happy memories and the foundation of a strong marriage)

One thing I'm not good at, admitting my weaknesses, sharing my struggles, or asking for help. Ever. In any area of my life. It's not that I think I am above it, or want to have a superwoman appearence. or anything like that. I mean heck, not only do I downplay my struggles...I also downplay my successes. Why? I don't want to inconvenience or worry other people when I am struggling. I don't want to make someone feel bad when I have success either because what if they are struggling? I just wanted everyone to be happy and successful.

I have to say, as much as it has been scary to share all this and more with the Gem Nation community, it's been an eye opening experience too. It's felt so good in my heart to be able to say...I'm scared but I'm going to do this anyways and then to see the response of others saying 'I know exactly how you feel', 'how can I help', or 'I thought I was the only one'.

 

I look forward to opening the doors and sharing more of exactly who I am, what I have been through, and what I believe in with you too. It's going to be baby steps at first - I think that's best for all of us. I don't want to overwhelm you but I really do want to let you in because at the end of the day, maybe you're like me and just need to know you're not the only one who faces these struggles. I want this amazing online community to know me, Rebecca, not just my photography.

Motivation Monday

Happy Monday Morning!It's a new week and I am excited to get it started. This morning I am feeling both full of excitement and nerves as I get ready to reveal my new hairdo to the world beyond my immediate family. I can't wait to see the reaction of my friends, students and co-workers. What inspired such a change?

 

I have set goals for myself and have been working hard on my health goals while starting planning for my year in business too.

As part of my goals, I want to start sharing more of what I have learned in photography and business with other small business owners, wedding industry professionals and photographers in the hopes that it will inspire others and help them achieve their goals. To do this though I have to take one GIANT step out of my comfort zone as I step out of the shadows and into public speaking (one of my greatest fears). I decidee that it is time to stop fitting in, blending in, and trying to be a part of the background. It's time to step up and be who I am out loud and on purpose.

 

So...I took a chance and got a new hair do. Not a major cut, instead a colour....purple (well more of a lavender or lilac colour really). Are you like me? Do you always aim to fit in by the way you act or dress? Maybe by the choices you are making for your wedding day (following trends even if they aren't you or doing something because its what your friends and/or family members all did)? Then let me share some wise words from an author I love.

 

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Whatever your day may hold - be who you are and stand out!

 

Motivation Monday - Unexpected kindness with yourself and others

Unexpected Kindness - Bob Kerrey  

It's that time of year, tomorrow is the big day - Back to School!

 

Throughout the summer I have been working to make some BIG changes not only in my business but in my life and my habits. For so long I have put my focus on my business, taking care of my family and friends, and helping others in any possible way. I am still passionate about wanting to do this, and more BUT by putting myself last on my priority finally caught up to this past year.

 

Suddenly I found myself struggling to care for my family, support for my Kindergarten students, or run my business to the fullest.

 

Over months of work - reading, learning, trying new things - I discovered that while I have always tried to be kind to everyone, there was one person that I never truly extended that kindness and grace to. Myself!

 

By being kind to myself and giving grace, I can be more of the person I want to be and create change in my life.

I have also realized the power that kindness has. I choose to share a smile with another whenever I can. I choose to believe that everyone around me is doing the best they can in life. I choose to believe in the good in others (and myself).

 

This year I am focused on...

- keeping my priorities straight

- valuing my own time (and others time too)

- investing in the couples I have the pleasure of meeting and working with (and their marriages)

- focusing on serving my clients and growing my art

- continuing to learn and grow as a business owner, an artist, and a person

- keeping balance between my work, my passion and my home life

- giving back to the community that has supported me (locally, my industry, and you - my amazing online community)

 

How will you use kindness to create change? Tell me about it below!

 

 

 

Yours Enthusiastically,

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My New Mantra (inspired by a fairytale movie no less) - Motivation Monday

I have always believed that words have power and turned to words as a source of strength, inspiration, and so much more. For many years I have gathered quotes, proverbs, and books upon books. As Elizabeth Gilbert said in Eat Pray Love "Maybe You are a Woman in search of a Word"...and I was.

Through all my life I will continue to be a reader (ok devourer of books and knowledge) and a lifelong student of all the world can teach me but, as I sat on my couch Friday evening watching Cinderella (the 2015 live version because who doesn't love 1) a classic love story, 2) a story of overcoming struggle to become something more, and 3) amazing dresses that make you want to live in a time and fancy balls just so you could twirl around in a dress like that) I realized that in my search for words in my business, for my website, to guide my life, and to become a simple mantra that keeps me centered in what matters most...I like to over complicate things.

In the movie, (spoiler alert if you haven't seen it) Ella's mother lays on a fainting couch of sorts dying and asks her daughter to always remember one thing. She makes her promise to "Have Courage and Be Kind"

How beautiful is that? Have courage and be kind. Now there is a Mantra for life if I ever heard one. It's simple and true.

If I can move forward with the courage to try new things, to make mistakes, to be who I really am...what can stop me? But courage must also be tempered with kindness. Moving through life, I don't want to be held back by the fear of getting it wrong, of looking silly, of making a mistake, of what people might say...but I also want to be kind to those around me, to offer my help wherever I can.

So from today forward my Mantra for life will be...

 

Have Courage & Be Kind - Ella's Mother (Cinderella, 2015)

 

Do you have a Mantra or saying that has always guided you or that helps you in times when you are unsure? I would love to hear about it - share it with us below!

London Wedding Professionals Bridal Showcase

Join Rebecca Nash Photography and other Fabulous London Wedding Professionals for an afternoon of inspiration, information, prizes and more!  

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I am thrilled to be participating in (and orgnaizing) this event for a second year.

 

Last year brides gave fantastic feedback on the things they loved about the event including the smaller/more intimate feel, the knowledgeable and helpful vendors, the inspiration they got from the wedding inspiration vignettes, and more.

 

Among the many fantastic prizes to be won from our vendors is your chance to win an Engagement Portrait Session from Rebecca Nash Photography as well as exclusive savings if you book your 2016 or 2017 wedding photography at the show.

 

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Find out more about the showcase by checking out www.londonweddingpros.com/bridalshowcase for all the details!

Can't wait to see you there!

Create Every Day!

Anyone who knows me knows, I don't read books...I devour them!  

This month I have been diving in head first to books about creativity, buisness, love and so much more.

After months off work, trying to recover, I am excited to be getting back out there here in my business and in my classroom with my kids. That said, I still have a lot of work to complete my recovery, and changes that still need to be made to stay balanced going forward. One of the big things missing? Creating!

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Inspired by Elizabeth Gilbert's book "Big Magic" (if you haven't read it, you should...like now) - Starting April 1st, I am challenging myself (and all of you) to carve out time in the daily schedule (I'm doing a minimum of 30 mins but aiming to hit 60 mins most days) to create. Doesn't matter the result - success or failure. Like the old saying says...It's not about the destination, it's about the journey. The point is to create, to make time for it, to schedule it, and love it. The medium doesn't matter.

 

Throughout the challenge I will be sharing some of my creations on instagram. Some of my favourite mediums you can expect to see:

  • photography (of course)
  • calligraphy
  • hand lettering
  • watercolours
  • creative writing/journalling

Will you join me? Will you make the time to let your creativity out?

Patzee's Styled Shoots

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The summer is always an exciting time for weddings, for photography, and for collaboration with AMAZING local wedding vendors.

 

On a gorgeous Friday afternoon, together with an amazing team of London Wedding Professionals (listed below - check them out) we created our own bridal inspiration session with a taste of what an elegant but natural outdoor white and ivory wedding day could look like.

 

Creative Team:

Venue, Florals & Decor - Patzees Floral Scapes

Hair & Makeup - Selah Vie Hair and Makeup Artistry

Bridal Gown and Accessories - Once Upon A Time Weddings

 

 

I absolutely love the way classic whites and ivories bring together a sense of something clean, fresh and elegant. The addition of silver, chandeliers, and candle light just take it to a new level of romance.

 

My favourite part was of course, our stunning model (visiting Canada from the Ukraine) with the beautiful lace overlay of the gown, the femininity of her beautiful updo with soft curls framing her face, and who could forget the classic elegance of her makeup!

 

These are the kind of days my dreams are filled with!

What is your favourite part of the photos below? Would you ever consider a white and ivory colour palette for your wedding day? Tell me about it in the comments below!

 

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5 Wedding Blogs I love following!

I am addicted to weddings!No I mean it, I'm seriously addicted to weddings and everything wedding related. It shouldn't, therefore, surprise you to hear my bloglovin feed is full of gorgeousness not only of photographers I learn from but more so from wedding blogs who's styles speak to me.

 

Today I'm here to share 5 of my favourite wedding blogs that share gorgeous work from around the world.

Style Me Pretty

(http://www.stylemepretty.com/)

I know most brides or wedding addicts like me already know about Style Me Pretty but I just love their simple but stylish site that really let's the gorgeous weddings they feature really shine!

 

 

Black Tie Bride

(http://www.theblacktiebride.com/)

This one is a new addition to my blog feed and I just adore it!

It's a blog filled with beautiful, elegant, black tie weddings. If you dream of a fairy tale wedding right out of a movie, you will love this blog!

 

The Wedding Chicks

(http://www.weddingchicks.com/)

The wedding chicks brings together real weddings, wedding inspirations, great vendors, and featured bridal collection launches.

It's a great place to find a variety of styles, colours, and unique elements for your wedding day!

 

 

Well Groomed Groom

(http://www.wellgroomedgroom.com/)

We can't go forgetting the men! The well groomed grooms features those dapper gentlemen in a staring role of their wedding day but don't misinterpret, you'll still find gorgeous bridal style, fantastic details, and dreamy decor in the featured weddings on the Well Groomed Groom.

 

 Wedluxe

(http://wedluxe.com/) It should come as no surprise that my favourite Canadian wedding magazine's website shows up in the list of my favourite blogs for wedding inspiration. Wedluxe is always on the edge of trends while featuring local content, classic elegant style, and luxurious weddings at their best.

 

Did I miss one of your favourite wedding blogs? Drop it in the comments below so I can check it out!

 

London Ontario Wedding Photographer

 

 

 

 

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 London wedding celebration in a way that allows them to relive those joyous moments everytime 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 Wedding Photography.

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

Winter Woodland Bridal Shoot

With March Break upon us, and Wedding Season almost upon us I was eager to get out shooting. Enter the creative Bridal Portrait Session. First off, a huge thank you goes out to the amazing team of wedding pros I was working with here in London, Ontario.

Model - Tamara Pulinec of Quaint Paper Co Hair & Makeup - Hannah of Selah Vie Hair and Makeup Artistry

 

The Inspiration

When visiting a local park, I witnessed people feeding the chickadees right out of their hands! I knew I wanted to work on a few styled wedding inspiration shoots and bridal portrait sessions (plus I'm a fairytale fan) so, when I saw people feeding the birds a light bulb went off - I want to do a Snow White inspired bridal portrait session!

 

The Reality

I had a beautiful model, a flowing dress that fit her perfectly, a mini bridal cape, a talented HMUA, floral crowns, and a beautiful location. Now we were counting on the birds to do their part. And they did, at least for a few minutes.

 

The Artwork

I'm thrilled to share with you today a few of my favourite images from our session.

 

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It was an amazing morning working with two very dedicated women and I can't wait to do it again! Inspiration just keeps flowing, and you never know what kind of shoot is just around the corner.

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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 London wedding celebration in a way that allows them to relive those joyous moments everytime 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 Wedding Photography.

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

Inspiration Infusion: CreativeLive

It only seemed appropriate on my birthday to share something close to my heart. So here we go... If you know me well you around know this but if not, I have a confession.

Hello my name is Rebecca, and I have an addiction. I'm addicted to photography, business, and creative webinar based training from some of the world's best on CreativeLive.

 

I don't know how I discovered them, I honestly don't remember, but dozens of courses later I have a full blown addiction. I own some of the courses, I watched tons more live, and now it's my must see. I get up in the morning I check my facebook, I check my blog reader, and then I hop over to see what's on CreativeLive.

 

CreativeLive has introduced me to some of my new favourite people & sources of inspiration but also helped me learn from and reconnect with some of my old favourites too.

 

Meet a few of my favourite instructors...

- Sal Cincotta

- Jasmine Star

- Sue Bryce

- Kelly brown

- Zach & Jody Gray

- April Bowles-Olin

- Kari Chapin

- Lara Jade

- Brooke Shaden

- Tara Gentile

- Susan Stripling

- Lori Nordstrom

 

Why do I love CreativeLive so much?

  • amazing instructors
  • in depth teaching (most courses are 2-3 days but some are 5 full days or a video a day for 30 days!)
  • extra resources (many instructors provide downloads of their slideshows, notes, worksheets and more!)
  • interactive (you can attend classes online while they are live and ask questions of the instructor and your fellow attendees through the chatroom)

 

*I am a CreativeLive affiliate and any purchases made through the links above help to fund my education addiction*

Inspiration Infusion: Wedluxe Magazine

I don't know what more to say about this magazine. Each new issue is a moment of excitement, indulgence, and luxury. It's as rich and satisfying to me in so many ways as a beautiful glass of red wine and deliciously rich chocolate.

The first time I picked up this magazine I knew it was different. The look, the feel, & the content.

Wedluxe is rich to the touch with beautiful thick pages of stunning images, wedding inspiration, and fabulous Canadian wedding vendors.

If you are even half as in love with weddings, style, or magazines as I am. I encourage you to pick up this book of inspiration. The pages of Wedluxe are inspiring some personal creative projects coming this summer.

(And if anyone figures out how to walk into the pages for even a moment, please let me know. I want to step inside the world they showcase)

Be Sure to check them out

Website: http://www.wedluxe.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wedluxe

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WedLuxe

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/wedluxe/

 

Yours Enthusiastically Rebecca - Rebecca Nash Photography

 

 

 

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

Inspiration Infusion: Jasmine Star

Today I'm thrilled to feature a photographer who I have followed for many years, Jasmine Star! Jasmine is an insanely beautiful photographer, a hugely down to earth woman, and a little quirky to boot! (Any wonder why I like her so much?)

One of my favourite quotes from one of Jasmine's Creative Live workshops can often be heard coming out of my own mouth. Does this sound familiar at all?

"I don't talk fast, you just listen slow" - J*

I have followed her blog, watched her workshops, bought her magazine, emailed with her, and just generally online stalked her in the best possible way (ie. not the creepy way). This woman makes me believe in myself, in my passion as a photographer, and that my love of helping people and genuine excitement of their special moments will allow me to create the life I want for myself!

Some may know that J* has come under some criticism in 2013 but I admire the way she stepped up, took ownership, apologized and moved on in the most professional way possible. Talk about character!

Jasmine shares her fresh fun photography in an editorial style both in the way she shoots her clients but also in the way she promotes herself online and off. She is totally the kind of girl you could see being your neighbour. I just know she'd be the type you'd love to hate (I mean smart, funny, successful, beautiful, and talent...) but she's just so awesome you can't.

Check out Jasmine Star and all her work online!

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Who inspires you?

Yours Enthusiastically Rebecca - Rebecca Nash Photography

 

 

 

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

Inspiration Infusion - Love Nest Designs

Today I'm thrilled to have an interview with one of my local inspirations... I hope you enjoy learning more about Love Nest Designs as much as I did!

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Tell us about what Love Nest Design is

 

Love Nest Design actually began as an Interior Design blog.  The name came about when my husband and I purchased a new home that needed a lot of….help.  Aesthetically.  We were bound and bent to turn it into our perfect little paradise!

As an Interior Designer I could not wait to dive right in, and my super handy husband was completely on board.  The blog became a way to document and share our experiences, as we updated our 1970’s two-storey, into something a little more our style.  About a year into the blog (and the renovations!) I decided to begin my own Interior Design Services Company.  After graduating from the Fanshawe Interior Design program and working in the industry, it was time for a little more creative control.  The blog evolved into the company it is today, and the renovating continues….

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Where do you go for inspiration?

 

Fabric and function.  I can spend many hours perusing page after page of gorgeous fabric prints and patterns.  It is often the jumping off point for a room design.

I find my most motivating form of inspiration is FUNCTION.  I am constantly looking for ways to make the world around me easier to navigate.  The better your environment caters to your needs, functionally, the more productive and less stressed you are able to be. This means a place for everything, and everything in its place.  Even the wrong color can prevent a space from functioning properly for a person.  If it doesn’t make you feel good, it doesn’t function for you. Design IS function, folks!

 

What is your favourite part of what you do?

 

The diversity of the business.  One minute I might be choosing fabrics for a custom piece of furniture, the next space planning for a retail environment.  Each project is different, it keeps things interesting!

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Biggest piece of advice for someone ready to revamp their home?

 

Have a plan

Have a concrete design before you start, and a step-by-step plan to make it happen.  A designer is skilled in providing a functional design, and can provide project management to keep the renovation on track.

Expect surprises.

Even with the most careful planning, unexpected issues can arise, especially if your renovation involves ripping out walls or flooring.  If you prepare yourself for possible set backs, both in your timeline and budget, the process is much easier to navigate.

Enjoy the process.

There are so many options out there!  Don’t let them overwhelm you!  Stick to timeless styles for expensive items you aren’t likely to replace, and show your personal style with accent items that you are willing to change out in a few years if your style preference changes.

 

 

If you could sit down to coffee one on one with anyone in the world, who would it be?

 

This is a tough one! I suppose I’d have to say either; Sarah Richardson, Jann Arden, or Margaret Atwood.  All three are down to earth, proud to be Canadian, women who are not afraid to go after what they want, but do so with grace, and integrity.  Now, that is something to aspire to.

 

Huge thank you to Allison Cooper from Love Nest Designs for sharing her time with us today.

Want to see more? Check out Love Nest Designs online!

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Love Nest Designs on Facebook

Love Nest Designs on Twitter

Love Nest Designs on Instagram

 

Yours Enthusiastically Rebecca - Rebecca Nash Photography

 

 

 

 

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