My Favourite Image....a challenge from the #VantagePoint Project and Light.Co

When Tim originally reached out to me I was super excited. Not only had someone at the innovative company Light.Co noticed my work, they wanted me to be part of a project they were working on. (If you haven't heard of Light.Co yet you should check out their new 16 lens small camera - it's got amazing potential and I am definitely hoping to test one out soon.) As part of their #VantagePoint project, Light.Co was reaching out to photographers, asking us to share our favourite image that we have taken and a bit of the why and how of that image. Right away I was on board but I will admit, this post has taken a lot longer to come together than either of us expected. Why? Because after almost 8 years of photographing professionally, and working with some really amazing people, choosing a favourite image is hard!

So today I introduce you to a few of my favourite images from the last 8 amazing years of photography. These images come from one of my on location styled sessions to create unique stylized portraits and the experience of the whole day with Karla was a huge inspiration for the new line of Contemporary Portraits we introduced in the winter. 

 

 

We were up at the crack of dawn (ok, a bit before that) - Karla prepped in hair and makeup while I loaded up and made my way (with my hubby) to the beach in Port Stanley before the firsts rays of light began to show over the horizon. 

Especially for this session, we had rented a beautiful parachute dress. This dress, formerly a 35 foot military parachute, had strength and femininity. It had structure but still had flow. It was a practical item made beautiful. It represented so much of the strength, softness, and beauty that exists in every woman.

We encountered many struggles along the way including...

  • it was 4:30am, where was Karla going to change?
  • There was a storm rolling in, were we going to be able to shoot at all?
  • Karla would be back lit as the sun rose behind her, how would we make sure she did not become a silhouette?
  • The dress was massive, how were we going to get it to do what we wanted it to?
  • The wind was blowing, hard, how do we keep her from being blown away (it was still mostly a parachute after all)?

 

Equipped with my camera, lenses, reflectors, flashes, and my husband as my assistant we made it happen. We walked the beach, threw the dress for shape and volume, grabbed the dress to help Karla not get blown away, climbed lifeguard towers for a different angles, and outran a torrential downpour to take cover under a local overhang. 

In the end though, we had fun, created beautiful portraits (and even better memories), and gave someone an experience that made them feel strong and beautiful. That right there, is what it's all about.

 

Stepping out of my comfort zone with Ethan Meleg's Wildflower Workshop

 

This past weekend my husband and I packed up the car and took off for one of our favourite places, Tobermory, for a weekend. We were there for photographic learning and geeky-ness with one of Canada's award winning outdoor photographers we have the pleasure of calling a mentor and friend, Ethan Meleg. (Check out his work at www.ethanmeleg.com)

 

Two summers ago my husband Ross and I attended Ethan's Landscape Photography Workshop in Killarney and it was amazing! Beautiful landscapes, great people, and some time to get back to the love of photography.

 

This time we joined Ethan for something a little more detailed, wildflowers. The first thing I learned...we have a heck of a lot more beautiful wildflowers growing naturally in our province then I ever knew. Like...more than 50 varieties of Orchids alone with 40 or so of them calling the Bruce Penninsula home. I never would have know that if not for this Wildflower Photography Workshop.

 

From there it was about getting back to basics. Unlike a wedding day or studio portrait session, I could not move my subject to get the lighting or backdrop I wanted. I had to look around me and find the best options based on the position of the flower. I also had to explore things like...

  • my vantage point (which flowers should be photographed side on? which ones look better photographed straight down on? which angle gives me the best background and lighting?)
  • my depth of field (how much of the background do I want to show? is it adding to the image or distracting from it?)
  • and so much more!

It really took me out of my comfort zone but in some ways it took me back to basics.

 

I am excited to share more about the weekend and the awesomeness that happened there. For today though, I hope you enjoy this little video of some of my first images from the weekend.

 

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Headshot Mini - Sessions

When was the last time you updated your professional head shot?  

In an increasingly online world, the face you show on your website and social media is your chance to make a first impression with potential clients. It provides consistency from your website, to your social media, and beyond! Make sure it conveys the right message about who you are.

 

On Sunday September 20th, Rebecca Nash Photography will be offering one day of in studio mini-sessions to update your professional head shot and online profile images.

 

Headshot Mini Sessions

 

 

Be sure to book early as times will book up quickly. Call 226-973-7115 or email info@rebeccanashphotography to reserve your time.

Can't wait to see you there!

 

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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.

 

Snow White Inspired Bridal Portait Session - London Photographer Rebecca Nash Photography (1 of 9) (1)

Snow White Inspired Bridal Portait Session - London Photographer Rebecca Nash Photography (1 of 9) (2)

Snow White Inspired Bridal Portait Session - London Photographer Rebecca Nash Photography (1 of 9) (3)

Snow White Inspired Bridal Portait Session - London Photographer Rebecca Nash Photography (1 of 9) (4)

Snow White Inspired Bridal Portait Session - London Photographer Rebecca Nash Photography (1 of 9) (5)

Snow White Inspired Bridal Portait Session - London Photographer Rebecca Nash Photography (1 of 9) (6)

Snow White Inspired Bridal Portait Session - London Photographer Rebecca Nash Photography (1 of 9) (7)

Snow White Inspired Bridal Portait Session - London Photographer Rebecca Nash Photography (1 of 9) (8)

Snow White Inspired Bridal Portait Session - London Photographer Rebecca Nash Photography (1 of 9) (9)

 

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.

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!

Rebecca Nash featured in Fort Erie Post for 'Windows on the War of 1812' Exhibition

As some of you may already know, over the last 2 years I have had the pleasure of being an exhibiting photographic artist alongside the talented painter Stephen J. Arthurs in our exhibition 'Windows on the War of 1812'.  

Last month during the exhibition of 'Windows on the War of 1812' at Under the Moon Fine Arts in Ridgeway, Ontario the Fort Erie Post featured a great article on our exhibition and I'm thrilled to share it with you today.

 

Windows on the War of 1812 Exhibition by Photographer Rebecca Nash & Artist Stephen J. Arthurs

 

 

London Ontario Wedding Photographer

 

 

 

 

London Wedding Photographer - Rebecca Nash Photography

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 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 Wedding Photography.

Rebecca also takes joy in sharing her personal perspective of the world through works of art such as the touring exhibition 'Windows on the War of 1812' and the art pieces big and small found in her Etsy Store.

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