It's Ready, It's Ready, it's *FINALLY* Ready

As I began to write this post today to promote the launch of a great little resource for brides who are choosing their wedding photographer, the first thing that popped into my mind as I typed the title " It's Ready, It's Ready, it's *FINALLY* Ready " was...and even though I spent so much time on it, I just know someone is going to find a mistake in it. (Hello Fear my old friend - we'll talk about you another day) but for now it's onwards.  

I am pleased to present to you for the first time anywhere...The 4 P's of Choosing you Wedding Photographer!

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This guide will walk you through the four most important things you should look for in a photographer and what they really mean. Best of all it's 100% FREE!

 

In 2014, I walked down the aisle and married the man I loved. Even after 5 years as a professional photographer the task of finding the right photographer for our big day was overwhelming. Obviously I wanted beautiful images but what else did I need?

 

After months of planning and a day I will never forget I am proud to add the title of wife or Mrs Emerson to my picture of who I am. I was also filled with a desire to help brides like me who knew what they wanted (great photographers and an even better experience) but don't really know where to start, what to ask, and how to know if this is the right photographer. After months of percolating the ideas in my mind and trying to put into words some sensible advice - the 4 P's of Choosing your Photographer is ready for you.

 

The reality is, there is a perfect photographer out there for every bride but as I'm not the photographer for every bride. Better yet - that's totally okay! I don't take any offence. I want you to love your photographs. I want you to think back on the experience of creating them with joy (and maybe a little laughter). I want you to find your perfect photographer and have the wedding of your dreams!

 

Ready to get started on your search? Just sign up below to get your free guide!

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Was this an eye opener? Tell me what helped you the most. Still have questions? Drop them in the comments or email them to rebecca@rebeccanashphotography.com and I would love to answer them for you!

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!

I'm taking part in a Getting-to-Know-You game of 20 Questions with Kris (With a K)

I'm super late to the game but excited to continue the getting to know each other theme so...I’m participating in a Getting-to-Know-You game of 20 Questions with Kris (With a K) from the With a K Writing Academy. I’m excited to get to know my own blog-readers better & to find other bloggers to play with too. You know – friends who just get it. If you want to participate, you can too! Just go to check out Kris’s post about it here, & get started.  

1 – What’s a ridiculous nickname you’ve had?

Not sure that I ever had a ridiculous name but the most common ones are definitely Becky, Bex, Beckers, Becky Boo or just Boo.

 

2 – Why do you write a blog? Have your reasons changed over time?

When I started out blogging it was just one of those things I thought I should do plus I had always loved to read and to write. 

Now I realize that the blog has the power to be so much more. It's an opportunity to connect with people, to help people during one of the most exciting, but sometimes stressful, times as they plan their wedding day, and a place to share so much from images to advice, to share personal stories and client love stories and so much more!

 

3 – Where do you like to be when you are writing?

I honestly write most often from my couch or desk at home but I do my best writing when I can get out - whether for the writing or just before I write - for a change of scenery, a dose of inspiration and a little fresh air to clear the normal to do's out of my brain and be able to really enjoy the writing process.

This is something I'm really looking forward to this year, creating a space to write in that will be filled with creativity and continue to build my skills to really bring together words and imagery to help people get to know the amazing people, clients and colleagues, the way I do. They are amazing people and I want to make sure I do their stories justice.

 

4 – Peanut butter & __________.

CHOCOLATE!!! Was this seriously in question? Hello Chocoholic Queen right here.

 

5. What does your Writing Process look like?

Sometimes it starts with a few notes scribbled down (digitally or physically) or an image that I'm just in love with and inspires me to write the story or a piece of wedding advice that it brings to mind. Other times it comes from questions my clients ask or a quick questionaire they've filled out.

Overall, there isn't much of a process. I sit down and write a first draft trying my hardest not to filter my thoughts and my voice too much (if I overthink too much it all comes out professional and overly formal or robotic, there's not personality left!) The second read through is about polishing it up a little and making sure it all makes sense and captures what I want to say (I'm notoriously bad for getting really excited about something I'm writing and skipping words in the middle of sentences - I'm not the only one right?)

 

6 – What keeps you up at night?

EVERYTHING! My brain seriously doesn't have an off switch and it's a real problem sometimes but, I learned a long time ago to keep a pen and notebook beside the bed to write down ideas or things I need to do so I don't have to worry about forgetting them as well as keeping the phone out of the bedroom because resisting the urge to check it can been so hard!

 

7 – What was your last online purchase? Did you hide it from anyone? (I see you, impulse buyers & shame shoppers)

My last online purchase...was a book! I am a complete book addict and it's probably a good thing my bank account doesn't allow me to buy my whole wishlist. We don't own enough bookshelves for that!

 

8 – What do you honestly think of elastic waistbands?

To most of my more fashionable friends I would say only for workouts but as an entrepreneur - when I'm working from home I am rocking elastic waistbands for sure in the form of yoga pants or pj pants most of the time. I just love to be comfy.

 

9 – What blogs or magazines do you love to read? Why?

I am completely obsessed with Magazines in a few different categories. Here are my current favs by category

Photography - Shutter Magazine

Weddings - Wedluxe, Elegant Weddings, Trendy Bride, Grace Ormond Weddings (I pick up others too but those are my can't miss mags)

Fashion - InStyle

Home Decor - HGTV, Style at Home, Canadian House and Home

Fitness/Health - Oxygen, Shape, Women's Health, Clean Eating

I love them all for inspiration, information I can use, and good writing (I like stories)

 

10 – What is your favourite way to express your creativity?

Photography for sure. 

I have always loved to create but my hands always failed to create what I saw in my minds eye but with my camera in my hand I found the joy of creating again.

I love to dabble with scrapbooking, watercolour painting, and calligraphy too

 

11 – DSLR or iPhone?

I always prefer to work with my DSLR or even one of our film cameras but the best camera is always the one you have with you so I end up using my phone (though not an iphone - I'm not a big apple fan overall but love my ipad)

 

12 – How do you feel about the semicolon? Do you have any feelings about punctuation marks, in general? (it’s ok if you don’t)

I love exclamation marks because I tend to be excited and energetic in most of my writing but I don't really have any feelings about other punctuation marks.

 

13 – What is a skill you really want to learn?

Just one? I love learning new skills.

I am currently working on watercolour painting and calligraphy but also want to learn sketch noting, scuba diving, and drawing.

 

14 – Do you use a planner or journal to keep your life from derailing? What kind?

Not yet but I'm on the search for one that works for me. Always open to suggestions!

 

15 – What does your dream Sunday look like?

A big brunch, time with awesome people or curled up with a blanket and a book in front of a big window.

 

16 – Do you have a full-time business or a side hustle?

It's a full time business on top of a full-time day job. I love working with the kids in my class but I could never give up my photography. It's a passion for sure.

 

17 – Coffee or tea?

Neither - I'm a hot chocolate girl.

 

18 – What is your favourite outfit?

 

19 – What scares you?

Disappointing the people I care about - my family, my clients, my colleagues.

I love to help people and always worry I will disappoint people. 

 

20 – Cats or Dogs?

I love both but right now I'm snuggling with my puppy Kowa (named after one of our cameras) so I'm going to have to go with dogs today.

 

Did you learn anything new? I would love to see you join in and share your answers to these 20 Questions so I can learn more about you!

 

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Inspired By Paper

When your wedding day is approaching, there is a lot of planning to do. How will you make the day your own?  

Enter 2 Clvr Designs! Laura has taken a wedding day staple and turned it into a work of art with endless possibilities. Today's featured wedding inspiration comes from an idea brought to life by a talented local London paper artist and a team of London Wedding Professionals collaborating.

 

Here are a few of my personal favs, I hope you love them too!

PaperInspiredNavyAndGoldWedding - London Wedding Photographer Rebecca Nash Photography (19 of 19)

PaperInspiredNavyAndGoldWedding - London Wedding Photographer Rebecca Nash Photography (17 of 19)

PaperInspiredNavyAndGoldWedding - London Wedding Photographer Rebecca Nash Photography (16 of 19)

PaperInspiredNavyAndGoldWedding - London Wedding Photographer Rebecca Nash Photography (15 of 19)

PaperInspiredNavyAndGoldWedding - London Wedding Photographer Rebecca Nash Photography (12 of 19)

PaperInspiredNavyAndGoldWedding - London Wedding Photographer Rebecca Nash Photography (11 of 19)

PaperInspiredNavyAndGoldWedding - London Wedding Photographer Rebecca Nash Photography (10 of 19)

PaperInspiredNavyAndGoldWedding - London Wedding Photographer Rebecca Nash Photography (7 of 19)

PaperInspiredNavyAndGoldWedding - London Wedding Photographer Rebecca Nash Photography (6 of 19)

PaperInspiredNavyAndGoldWedding - London Wedding Photographer Rebecca Nash Photography (5 of 19)

PaperInspiredNavyAndGoldWedding - London Wedding Photographer Rebecca Nash Photography (4 of 19)

PaperInspiredNavyAndGoldWedding - London Wedding Photographer Rebecca Nash Photography (3 of 19)

Huge thank you to the amazing Creative Team including:

Florals - 2 Clvr Designs

Hair & Makeup - Selah Vie Hair & Makeup Artistry

Gown - Once Upon A Time Weddings

Stationary - Quaint Paper Co.

Co-ordination - Unmistakably You Boutique Wedding Planning

Model - Leanne Roy

Photography - Rebecca Nash Photography

 

                                                           Yours Enthusiastically,

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Happy New Year!

It's time to turn over a new leaf...

As 2015 becomes 2016, I want to take a few minute to reflect on the year and express gratitude for all the wonderful things that have happened. (Sure, it's been a bit of a roller coaster but I choose to focus on all the positives)

I am grateful for...

  • an amazing husband & daughter (who may only sorta understand what I'm talking about but nod along anyways)
  • new friends near and far (clients, colleagues, fellow conference attendees, mentors and more...) I love you all!
  • the health of my friends and family
  • the amazing memories I have created this year with amazing couples
  • the opportunity to work with so many seriously fabulous wedding professionals (major shout outs to my fellow London Wedding Professionals - you guys rock!) 
  • new learning (from reading, fellow wedding pros, online courses like CreativeLive & the School of Photography, and a chance to change my whole perspective at Shutterfest)
  • another step towards being the person I want to be and the kind of business I want to have (its all about being the best me so I can offer my very best to all of you!) 
  • new slippers and warm cups of hot chocolate shared with friends or sipped quietly as the night winds down
  • an energetic little puppy named Kowa (the only one in this house who doesn't look at me like I'm nuts when I get up at 5am to work)
  • the amazing support from friends, family, colleagues and more (thank you for believing in me)
  • ...and so much more!

Last but definitely not least, of course, I'm thankful for YOU! Thanks for being here and joining me on this amazing, exciting, crazy journey!

Here's to an amazing new year together and all the possibilities open before us!

Yours Enthusiastically,

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Featured - Cover of Hitched Local Ontario Wedding and Bridal Magazine

I'm so excited and honoured to share the news... One of my images has been chosen to be featured on the cover of the upcoming November Luxury Edition of Hitched Magazine.

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Hitched is an Ontario based wedding and bridal magazine (available here)

Make sure to check out all the beautiful weddings, great featured vendors and more for the wedding inspiration to make your wedding dreams come true!

Thank you to the amazing creative team that helped create this stunning shoot!

Models - Melissa Demelo & Devin Venema Gown & Brides Accessories - Once Upon A Time Weddings Grooms Formal Wear - Bud Gowan Formal Wear - London Hair & Makeup - Selah Vie Hair and Makeup Artistry Bouquet & Florals - Graceful Petals Décor Rentals - Signature Rentals Co-ordinator - Unmistakably You Stationary - Quaint Paper Co. Cake - Bright Eyes Bakery Venue - Delta London Armouries Hotel Photographer - Rebecca Nash Photography

Last chance to register to win at the London Wedding Professionals Bridal Showcase

I have been counting down to this exciting new event. I won't lie, there have been a few bumps on the way to making this happen but working with team of talents and dedicated professionals I am excited to share with brides what we have created in this unique, intimate bridal showcase.

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Pre register before 8pm tonight to be entered to win...

 

Pre-register here

 

 

I can't wait to see you there!

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London Wedding Pros Bridal Showcase

So excited to be part of the upcoming London Wedding Professionals Fall Bridal Showcase! I will be there, and you should be too! LWP Bridal Showcase InviteV3

 

All the details:

When - Wednesday October 14th from 5:30pm-9:00pm

Where - Delta London Armouries (325 Dundas St, London)

 

One of my favourite things about this bridal showcase is the ability to walk away with questions answered and inspiration for your wedding day.

 

With carefully selected professionals, stylized inspiration displays and so much more!

 

Join us and bring your friends. I can't wait to see you there!

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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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Featured: The London Wedding Professionals Networking Group

As the London Wedding Professionals Networking Group prepares to celebrate it's first anniversary in August, the community is starting to take notice.  

On July 7th the spotlight was put on the London Wedding Professionals Networking Group (and Rebecca as the founder) in an on air interview with Ken Eastwood on Newstalk 1290 CJBK.

 

Last night as I prepared to head out to our monthly networking night there was a knock on the door and my neighbour reached out with a newspaper clipping that included us once again.

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I know I speak for the entire group when I say we are honoured by the attention our group has received and excited to launch something special for London area couples next month!

 

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