A New Space, A New Chapter

It's been a few months since we moved out of the Photographer's Studio and things have been a bit quiet around here. First it was back to school, and now it's been all about getting in and getting the new space ready. 

We've spent the last few weeks patching, prepping and painting the walls, replacing trim, picking out furniture, moving in and more but it's almost done!

 

Today I'm thrilled to invite each and every one of you to join us in studio on Saturday November 25th from 4:00pm - 9:00pm to check out the new space, catch up on what's new, and celebrate the start of a new chapter in our journey.

 

 

I can't wait to see you there! 

Hop over to the facebook event to RSVP or email me at info@rebeccanashphotography.com

Can't make it? Make sure you check out the Event Page too, I'll be sharing photos and live videos from the event.

Dancer Dreams...a personal project

 

Once upon a time, there was a little girl who loved to dance. She danced before, during, and after dance class. She took ballet, jazz, acro, modern, swing...if it was taught at her studio, she definitely tried it.

 

Over time that little girl grew up and she let those dance classes go. Don't get me wrong, she still loved dance but now it was in her classroom, her studio, her car or the kitchen when she cooked. 

 

This year It's time for that little girl to bring back the dance in her art. I am excited to announce a new project - "Dancer Dreams" a personal project to capture the beauty, the elegance, and passion every dancer has. 

 

 

 

First up, the amazing Alexa agreed to be my first model in the studio and she was AMAZING!! Working with her (and her beautiful mom) in studio to start exploring the options for these dance portraits reconnected me once again to the love I have for dance (and the talent dancers who bring it to life) and the personal project too. 

 

 

Alexa has a strength, a beauty, and a grace that surpasses the average person's understanding. It was a joy to watch her as she found her groove in front of the camera and really showed her own love of dance.

 

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

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!

 

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

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!

 

London Ontario Wedding Photographer

We've moved! Rebecca Nash Photography has a new home

As many clients over the last 6 years can attest, I have always been excited to meet with clients in person as part of the wedding preparation process.  

Sometimes we meet in my home, other times in starbucks, and yet other times in the clients home.

 

This always comes with a few challenges in making it a great environment, and in being able to showcase all the products any client is interested in.

 

Enter the new office!

 

It's not big or fancy, but it doesn't need to be.

 

The goal of the office is one thing and one thing only... to give Rebecca Nash Photography a space where I can focus everything on giving clients the very best experience possible from the moment they walk in the door. This space is about meeting the needs of each and every one of you whenever you have a need to meet with me.

 

This week I'm excited to welcome the first couples into this space.

 

FYI: In order to continue to serve my fabulous brides (and grooms) best, the office will be by appointment only to keep focused on helping each and every couple.

 

Find us at the new office at

380 Wellington St

6th Floor - Tower B

London, Ontario

Want to stop by for a visit? Give me a call at 226-973-7115 or drop me a line at info@rebeccanashphotography.com to set up a time. I'd love to see you there!

Behind the Lens: Dreaming of the Someday Studio & Gallery

You Might Say That I'm a Dreamer - John Lennon  

Okay, anyone who knows me knows one thing....I'm a dreamer!

I dream big dreams for myself and for the others around me. I do it all day long.

Every once in a while though, one of these dreams doesn't just pass by like daydreams so often do. It sticks. It stays in the back of my mind. Living, Breathing, and Growing there.

This is how my dream studio (the 'someday' studio) came to be.

As a photographer, I dream of having a space to showcase my work, welcome new faces, create artwork, and celebrate the life and love of others through my photography everyday.

When I first started to dream of my own space I started small. A small reception area with a few images on the wall, a comfy couch to sit in, and maybe a small desk for the assistant I'd someday have greeting clients as they arrived. These dreams were small and came and went without too much extra thought.

Then one day, while discussing the idea with my spouse, he came out and said...."with a gallery space right?"

Just like that, it went from small day dream to complete obsession. Why not have a gallery to showcase not only my work but the art of other photographers and artists in the area? Would we offer a workshop space too? A studio for rent? Pretty soon this thing was massive! An art gallery, a teaching classroom or two, offices, multiple studios...it just grew and grew with all the potential!

After a few days of this madness, I began to reign it in a bit. What did I really want? What would be essential to having my business serve my clients and my staff in the way I dreamed? How could I create the experience I dreamed of providing my clients. And from here the someday studio and gallery were born.

 

I began with a list of things that would help me meet my clients needs. Then, a list of things I needed to do my job well for clients. Then, a list of the ways I could step up my clients experience and meet the image I have imagined for my photography on both the wedding & portrait, as well as, the fine art sides.

This list became bigger ideas. The ideas became a floor plan. And now, a little over a year later, this dream has grown to something so real that I can tell you the look, the feel, even the smells of the place. I know the colours the walls will be painted. The furniture for each space within it. The books on my shelves. The fabric on the sofa, the curtains and more.

Today I sit here with a vision of what my studio and gallery will be, and it's so real that I know that someday isn't really that far away!

 

 

 

 

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

Renovation & Renewal: Month Two - Home

It's month two and more changes are coming!

This month I'm still looking at the Studio Space. I spend a fair bit of time in my office and studio, as do my clients, so it's important to me that it gives a great impression.

This week I've been traveling and had the opportunity to get into new surroundings (and stores) for added inspiration. This inspiration has lead to new ideas of what I want my studio to be.

Now here are the changes I can't wait to start making to The Home Studio: - Remove the Dark Green Carpet and Replace with a light toned laminate or hardwood flooring - Paint! The black walls help to prevent extra light bouncing around but it's so dark! I'm looking at going to a light grey to lighten it up (if I start adding too much colour it does funny things to peoples skin tones) - New couch or slipcover - looking at a nice ivory or linen colour. Something light and neutral - Bright textured/patterned throw pillows on the couch (pillows say polish, fun, and comfort to me) - Replace the wood table with a nice glass coffee table for extra lightness - Get some framed work, an Uppercase living quote, and decorative pieces up on the walls - Pick up some small decor items to add life to the space - And so much more!

 

And what wishlist would be complete without outlining the someday dream. Here's Mine!

The Dream Studio: - Large exhibition space to showcase my own work but also other local artists & photographers - Office space with printing, framing, and work spaces as well as a reading corner - Dressing Room & Bathroom for clients (think old hollywood style - Vanities, couches, Clothing Racks, etc - Large Studio with Large Windows for Natural Light work (and a way to block the light too when needed) plus prop storage space (maybe a separate room) - Lounge area (couches, coffee tables, comfy chairs, table & chairs set etc) for consultations & ordering sessions. - Glass walls for a more open and bright feel

Do you have a room like this in your house? A room that you have you wishlist for now but your dream list for someday? Tell me all about it in the comments below!

Yours Enthusiastically Rebecca - Rebecca Nash Photography

                                                                                                                                                                                  
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."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

Renovation & Renewal - Month One: Home

This month I came up with the to do list. This list includes all the projects I want to do around the house. That was the easy part. Then came the tougher part...

What would I need for Supplies? How Much Would they Cost? Where would I get them? Can I do the project myself? If not, Who can I get to help? How much time will I need?

With all this information all written out I started to create a plan based on both the time and money available for these projects.

Month One: Spruce up the studio with inspiration and little changes! Enter my friend Wendy Pelham - and Uppercase Living!

Wendy has introduced me to the beautiful line of Uppercase Living Vinyl Decor sayings. I love the styles, versatility, range of colours and complete customization of these vinyl sayings. I can't wait to put something similar to this on the studio wall!

"Elegance is not about being noticed, it's about being remembered" Giorgio Armani

 

This Month's DIY originally comes from Lilyshop's Blog - DIY Spray Painted Mason Jars Project.

I'm a bright and energetic person (most of the time) and some days in the studio I feel like it doesn't fit me. Now how to spruce up the space?

I took three empty pasta sauce jars and turned them into a new set of decorative vases to help add a little more liveliness to my photography space. What do you think of the final product?

 

Yours Enthusiastically Rebecca - Rebecca Nash Photography

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                               

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.