Friday Favourites

Hey hey! I'm so glad you came to join me for the first ever Friday Favourites post here on Rebecca Nash Photography.

 

This week I'm excited to share a few favourites that I came across this week or that really hit me this week as something you might love too.

 

Blacksburg Belle

Okay, I'm just putting this out there. I read a LOT of blogs and email newsletters each week but there is just something about April and her blog Blacksburg Belle that I just adore.

 

I love the style and colours, her totally down to earth voice, and that she showcases not only her knowledge (if you are in a creative business, there is so much you can learn from here) but also her style and quirky sensibilities.

 

It didn't take long for me to feel like April was someone amazing to learn from but also to feel like she was a friend. I mean, we have so much in common (like the fact that we both love Gilmore Girls and I just can't wait for the new mini series on Netflix - ekk!)

 

Check out Blacksburg Belle!

 

West Elm

So clearly I am super late to the game here.

 

No I didn't just learn about West Elm, I've heard about it so many times but it wasn't until I completely fell in love with a table from them that Jillian Harris used in a recent episode of Love it or List It Vancover that I finally hoped over to their site and fell in love with a whole lot of stuff.

 

I wanted to go through and redecorate so much of our home (and finish finding the perfect pieces for the office too) already but between Bouclair's new Atelier line, West Elm, Pottery Barn, Anthropologie, and Ikea I'm just itching to redo everything!

 

This Terrance Console Table is one of my favourite pieces right now (and the one I fell in love with on Love It or List It Vancover)

 

Renovation & Decor Shows

Who else is addicted?

 

I feel like it's a right of passage to a certain degree. I remember watching my mom watch these kinds of shows on HGTV even just a few years back and not really given them a second chance. Now a few years and milestones later (like turning 30, getting married and living in a home we own for more than 5 yrs) I'm a addicted to some of these shows and the contractors and stylists behind them. This is a good thing, and a bad.

 

On the positive side - I have new inspiration and ideas. I have a better sense of both the costs of certain types of renos that I have dreamed of doing as well as what actually adds value.

On the negatives - I totally want to redo the majority of our home and have all these crazy big (and unrealistic for us right now) ideas on how to make our home work better. There has been a whole lot of eye rolling from my husband for sure.

 

My current favourite shows include...

Love It or List It Vancouver

Property Brothers (and of their shows)

Master of Flip

What are your Friday Favourites? What have you been crushing on this week?

Hop down to the comments below and share your favourites too. Can't wait to see what you are loving this week!

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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!

Contemporary Elegance Portraits with Shanel

This past weekend I had the fabulous experience of getting the beautiful and energizing Shanel of From the Heart and Soul in front of my lens for a day of beauty, elegance, glamour, and a few good laughs along the way. From the moment she walked in through hair, makeup, and clothing changes this woman just radiates confidence, poise, and the very definition of contemporary elegance through the portrait artwork creation session. I'm thrilled to share with you today just a few of the many sides to Shanel in art with her portraits!

 

Style Me Monday: Strapy Heels

Strapy Heels

 

It's spring! It's almost summer!
I am so excited to break out my number one favourite part of my warm weather wardrobe is definately strappy heels.
Give me colours or neutrals, stilettos or wedges, high or low....I want them all.
So it's time to dish...tell me about your favourite warm weather footwear and....GO!
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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

Style Me Monday: Looking Hot While Getting Sexy

Looking Hot While Getting Sexy

 

This week's style inspiration comes from my recent trip to Lululemon with my good friend Michelle.
I have been working this year to get myself looking & feeling good inside and out. I've cleaned up my eating, been hitting the gym regularly, sleeping more at night, and taking care of myself.
My usual gym wear consists of oversized tees or basic ribbed tanks, with stretchy pants or short. This year I got to add the awesome skirt pictured before (and a fun hairband) to my workout wear wardrobe. I was super thrilled with the fabrics, the fit, the styles but two things that stood out:
  1. They have all lengths! Hallelujah!
  2. When they add grip to something (like the grip on the legs of the shorts under that skirt so they don't ride up or the little grip dots inside my new hairband) the grip is made of silicone and there's no latex in sight (I'm allergic).

 

Now I'm setting goals for myself then rewarding myself with a fantastic workout wardrobe!

 

What do you wear to workout?

 

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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

Style Me Monday: Bathing Suit Debate

It's that time of year again...bathing suit season is coming up fast!
How do you choose a new suit for the season?
Here's the main decisions you have ahead in your choices (too bad the toned body doesn't come with it)

Which style are you looking to buy this year?
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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

Style Me Monday: Accessories Love!

Okay, anybody else a massive accessories junkie?

I love accessories more than I can say. Shoes, Scarves, Hats, Jewellery, Bags and more!

This year I've done a whole lot of paring back in my wardrobe and accessories banishing the old, worn out, too big, too small, and the stuff I just plain don't wear. Now looking at it there are some key things missing - colour & personality.

I've been holding off buying clothes til I lose more weight, or decide on my style, or find out if I got the job....

Sound familiar? One place where you can start to spice it up - Accessories!

These items are high on my wish list:

1) A beautiful silver necklace inspired by skeleton keys that spells out "LOVE"

2) This beautiful light teal/seafoam colour school boy bag! It's got colour and structure that add some character to even simple jeans and tees.

Accessories Love!

 Accessories Love! by rebeccanash on Polyvore

What do you have your eyes on? What accessories do you use to add personality to your outfit?

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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

Style Me Monday: Spring Skirts

Spring has sprung and it's finally starting to feel like it! This last weekend got me thinking about pulling out the skirts to celebrate the rising temperatures!
This week I pulled together a few of my favorite styles.
When I cracked open the closet and peered inside...
Where were my cute skirts? Where was the fun and polish?
Oh Right...at this time last year I was ill, and 15lbs heavier.
I used that as an excuse not to buy or wear anything that attracted attention or showed my body.
Now it's time for a change...
Am I at my goal weight? No!
Is that going to stop me from being fabulous? No!
Today I've rounded up 4 of the top styles on my wishlist this year
1.) Classic ALine Skirt in Black, Navy, or Charcoal
2.) A Colourful, Textured, or Printed Pencil Skirt
3.) A Skirt with Youthful flare like this sequin number
4.) A Classic Pencil Skirt with a twist - Bandage Layers, Unique accents
This are now on my shopping list. (I'm keeping my eye's out for a number of items for my wardrobe this spring...)
What's your favourite spring skirt style?
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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

Style Me Monday: Nautical Inspiration

Nautical Inspiration

 

What Style Trend are you trying out this Spring?
I fully admit, I'm not always up on (or supportive of) the biggest trends in fashion, but, one style inspiration that always looks gorgeous to me is the nautical stripe.
The nautical stripe can be casual or dressy but always comes off classy.
My question is, with something so versatile and classic...why have I never in my adult life owned a nautical stripe?
I think the time has come to add this staple to my wardrobe. My next challenge...finding the perfect piece and fit!
What classic staples are you missing from your wardrobe and why? Tell me about it in the comments below!
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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

Wedding Wednesday: Keep the Love Alive

Keep the love alive

 

Okay, I know technically I'm on vacation this week and not supposed to be writing but I just had to share this.
I found it on pinterest a few weeks ago and loved it! The idea is at you bridal/wedding shower, stag and doe, or even the wedding itself you set out a can or notebook and ask guests to put down some date ideas. It can be hard during the planning stages and in the year that follows the wedding to take the time to make dates with each other but this time together is oh so important to your relationship. This gives you a great resource of ideas big and small for whenever you can find a little time to spend together.
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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

Style Me Monday: Spring Classics Accessories

As I was preparing for my vacation and the first day of spring was approaching, it was time to pick up some classic warm weather essentials for my vacation style. To me, the reappearence of these things just screams warm weather and sunshine.
As the days grow longer and warmer, what accessories will become your warm weather staples?
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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

Wedding Wednesday: This Year's Colour

As you probably know, this years fashion colour of the year is Emerald. It's popping up everywhere!
My question is, will you be incorporating it into your 2013 wedding day?
Here are a few of my favourite ways to add a splash of this fresh green shade into the day with your bridesmaids dresses (but lets face it, I'd wear this dress anywhere!), a great bag of essentials for you and your girls, or a pretty mani & pedi!
What are your wedding day colours? How are you making them pop?
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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.

Wedding Wednesday: Modern Romance

In a world of practicality and minimalism I happily declare...I am for Romance, for Elegance, for Fantasy & Fairy Tales. I am a hopeless romantic.
This week I wanted to share my vision of Modern Romance, Fantasy, and Elegance. Now I ask, is this your version of Modern Romance? If not, I want to hear about your vision of Modern Romance & Elegance!
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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.

Renovation & Renewal - Month One: Home - Part 2

Okay so remember that DIY project I did with the Mason Jars? I absolutely love them! They make a great addition to the home studio and really liven things up.

After making this project last week though, I kept looking at them and thinking something was missing.  I finally figured it out! They are awesome on their own but with a little help from some kraft paper, ribbon, and eco friendly stamps I could really personalize them to me and my business.

I admit to having a rather large collection of scrapbooking items, and among those items are a variety of stamps. I love the look of a rubber stamped image (especially if you go light on the ink for an vintage feel) or beautifully embossed image (with a little texture & shine). I used a bit of both to create the personal touch.

The result? Beautiful hand stamped tags which show some things that matter to me.

 

Love, Dream, Celebrate, Create

 

What do you think? How's your favourite way to use your rubber stamps?

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*This sponsored post was made possible by SheHeard http://www.sheheard.com/ I have been compensated for my time and work on this campaign, however all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

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

Style Me Monday: Photo Shoot Outfits

Along with all the big changes in my business comes the most dreaded part for me...new photos of myself.

The one part I can get excited about is, of course, picking out outfits! So, without further ado....my choices for the new photo wardrobe!

Outfit One: Something comfy, casual but super cute and professional.

 Outfit Two: A little more formal but still me! I love that it's still stylish, comfortable, professional but has a little personality built it too

The Plan - Simple Classic Makeup (cause let's face it, I don't wear alot of makeup to begin with). Two different Hair Do's - The Sock Bun, and Long and Loose. I want to make sure these photos really show me as people can expect me to look when they meet me.

Which is your favourite outfit?

Watch for the unveiling of the photos and you'll have your chance to vote on which image should be my new profile image both online and off!

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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.

Style Me Monday: Make friends with local designers!

This past month I had the great pleasure of working with talented London, Ontario designer Kristine Cook of Kristine Cook Designs on a custom dress that I just can't say enough good things about. I went to Kristine with two things a fabric I loved, and a basic design idea but Kristine took my ideas, my fabric, my style, and my body shape and made something stunning!

With this project completed I've got my eye on new custom designs (can't share too much yet) and some great pieces from the current line. Check out all of Kristine's beautiful work on Kristine Cook Designs Website

 

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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.

Wedding Wednesday: Wedding Shoes

It's no secret that there are a few things I'm slightly obsessed with, and two top ranking items....Shoes & Weddings! (Just ask my Boyfriend)
So this week for wedding Wednesday I'm bringing this love of weddings and shoes together!
I love all three of these pairs but they are all totally different for three different styles of brides.
The two outside pairs can fit more into a traditional style of wedding while (to me) the centre pair of red high heels scream show stopper!
Which of these pairs would you wear on your big day?
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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.

Style Me Monday: Gift Card Spree!

Every year I'm spoiled by those around me with love, gifts, and the inevitable mini deck of gift cards. While many of these go for things like my Tim's fix (Hot Chocolate & Double Chocolate donuts), I'm often lucky enough to recieve a gift card for some of my favourite clothing stores. This year I'm sharing the great pieces I picked up that fit my style!
First Stop - My Favourite Clothing Store RW & Co.
I went in with one idea of what I wanted, Went into the changeroom with a whole stack of items, and came out with some fabulous items.
There are many items I love there - flowing tops in rich hues, structured jackets that I am obsessed with, and layering options galore! I could have spent a fortune on a whole new wardrobe but I held back...why? #1 I'm in the process of getting healthy (including losing weight) and don't want to be replacing things again in a few weeks to a few months. #2 It's a new year which means new collections of fabulous items are right around the corner! (have you seen their new Pure Femininity collection? See it at http://www.rw-co.com/)
In the end I decided to stick with my two favourite items that fit me now but with a stretch that will allow them to fit me for most of the get healthy - get fit process. The first is a classic black pencil skirt that instead of a zipper features elastic inserts on the side to be able to slip the skirt on and off easily but also gives me great maneuverability when I'm shooting. The second, the beautiful skinny pants you see below. I have long admired the skinny jeans & skinny pants on women all around me while being too nervous to dive in myself, now it's time. I love the bright teal hue! Great to pair with my collection of neutral tops, blazers, & shoes while still adding a little more pizazz.

 

My other shopping spree is likely my most favourite store in the entire world! What can I say, I'm a reader...I dream of a home with a library like the one the beast gives Belle in Disney's Beauty and the beast. So, when I get gift cards to Chapters, it takes alot of work to choose out books...pick a favourite? "I could no sooner choose a favourite star in the skies" (Drew Barrymore in Ever After)
Some of the gift cards came from my amazing spouse so he put one condition in place...at least one book must be a personal book. Not business, not photography...a personal book that I could read for fun, for my own enjoyment, and for time to myself to forget my worries. Ouch! That changed a few things and made the choices all the more challenging. In the end here's what I chose...

What was your favourite post Christmas purchase?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
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.