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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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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Lavender Dreams Bridal Shoot

What started as a dream quickly became a reality as a team came together from the London Wedding Professionals.The concept - a dreamy natural bridal portrait session amongst lush rows of lavender. The reality - with over 90% of the lavender crop destroyed by an unusually late frost, we still enjoyed every moment in the delicate rows of lavender that survived and exploring the vineyards also on the grounds of this beautiful estate.

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This stunning wildflower inspired bouquet full of purples, pinks and greens courtesy of Graceful Petals.

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Karla seemed at home among the lavender at Bonnieheath Estate Lavender & Winery

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This beautiful design from Quaint Paper Co brings in an elegant but whimsical element to this outdoor bridal session.

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Who could resist giving a little twirl and dancing down the rows of the vineyard in this beautiful gown from Once Upon a Time Weddings?

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And what shoot would be complete without stopping by the winery.

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Karla made a perfect model for the day and, I think, she even had a little fun along the way.

 

 

A huge thank you goes out to the amazing creative team that helped made this dream come true.

You are a talented group of ladies and it's a pleasure to call you friends and colleagues!

 

Vendors

Photography - Rebecca Nash Photography

Venue - Bonnieheath Estate Lavender & Winery

Gown & Accessories - Once Upon A Time Weddings

Invitation & Stationary - Quaint Paper Co

Bouquet - Graceful Petals

Model - Karla Montgomery

 

St Thomas Train Station Engagement Portrait Session

You know when you met a couple, and you can tell right away they have a connection. Maybe they finish each others sentences, maybe they are always together, or maybe, they are just united with each other over their love and they passion for the family they have created. Courtney and Josh are one of these couples!

Today I'm thrilled to share with you a sneak peek of the portraits we created of this fantastic couple and their little guy at the St Thomas Train Station. There's no doubt that while this little guy loves his dad, his 'Coco' is the apple of his eye.

While a picture tells a thousand words, the story of this fantastic couple is better shared in theirs so without further ado, I'm turning it over to Courtney & Josh.

 

Just slightly over a year

We met through a mutual friend, than again at cowboys one night where I dismissed him because I was having a girls night! So mean, haha, we didn't talk for a few weeks after that until I reached out to him because I realized he could be a great guy and sure enough he is!
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Courtney- I knew Josh was the one within a few weeks of us dating, I just had this feeling about him that I had never felt before. He made me giddy and excited about life. When we weren't together I missed him terribly, to the point where we started basically living together after a few months of dating. Also a big point when I realized I wanted to marry this man was seeing him with his son, he is a great father.
Josh- There was stages for me, I knew that she was the one not only for me but also my son Xavier, how she chose to love him like her own and deal with all the other logistics of being a step-mother. I love how she stands by me no matter what, that was when I knew I wanted her in my life forever, we had numerous conversations about life and what we wanted out of it but it wasn't until I took a step back and realized she was all I wanted, and I could stop looking, on that day I went and bought her ring and proposed to her.

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Courtney- Ahh, there is so many things, it is hard to narrow it down to just one. I would have to say my favourite thing about him is how hard he works to make me happy and express his love for me. His eyes are also pretty killer.
Josh- Again, there is so many things I love about her. I can't narrow it down to one, I love her willingness and drive to fight for what she believes is right, it takes so much strength and courage to be a step-mother and go through the things we have together. I also melt when she holds my hand, kisses me, and her laugh is absolutely adorable.
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What do you love to do together?
Being outside has to be one of our favourite things to do together, just enjoying the sun and the relaxation of the outdoors, that and eating we both love to eat, always trying new things and exciting foods.
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I can't even begin to express how excited I am to work with this fantastic family for their August 2016 wedding day!
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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!

A Snowy Engagement Portrait Session with Kaitlyn & Ryan

It was a snow February day when I met Kaitlyn, Ryan & their adorable dog Bear in a London, Ontario park for a hot chocolate and blankets inspired engagement portrait session. London Photographer Rebecca Nash - Kaitlyn & Ryan Winter EngagementFebruary 07, 2015-53

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After the session had concluded we trekked back to the cars and began a new adventure this time filled with cars stuck in the snow, car problems and tow trucks. Not the way we planned things but I think we can safely say it's a session neither of us will forget too soon.

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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 love story with London engagement portrait photography 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 Engagement Portrait Photography and London Wedding Photography.

Why you need a Wedding Album

Anyone who has met me at a bridal show, a consultation, or anywhere that we were discussing wedding photography can tell you that your wedding album is important to me. Today I wanted to dive into a little bit about why I think a wedding album is such an important item for each and every client I work with.

 

Here are a few of the top reasons why I think every wedding deserves a wedding album:

  1. Your wedding album becomes your first family heirloom
  2. Your wedding day is full of the stories and the details that represent your personality, your history, and your love. This story is best told with a collection of images in an album
  3. If you have chosen your wedding photographer well, you are likely to fall in love with many more photographs from your wedding day then fit easily on your walls. An album is a great compliment to the wall art you choose.
  4. Every couple, and I do mean every couple, should walk away from their wedding photography experience with something in their hands that they are excited to share with the people who shared the day with them and those who couldn't be there
  5. It's amazing to look through for years to come with your spouse, friends, and family members and hear their memories of the moments captured as well as their favourite stories from your day

 

This is a topic that I'm so passionate about that I could probably sit here and write all day!

 

Brides, Why are you most looking forward to getting your wedding album?

Already married? What's your favourite part of your album?

I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below

 

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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.

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

Who am I - meet Rebecca

I am a wife... I am a mother...

I am a recent bride (Oct 2014)...

I am an artist...

I am a photographer...

I am a hopeless romantic...

I am a wedding addict...

I am a believer in love...

I am passionate about artwork...

I am excited by real love stories...

I am a singer and a dancer...always, and just about anywhere (yes I even rock out in the car driving down the highway)...

I am curious...

I am an insane morning person...

I am a chocoholic...

I am a student...

I am a teacher...

I am friendly...

I am a book worm...

I am a magazine hoarder...

I am a dreamer...

I am insanely energetic...

I am unique...

I am not right for everyone...

And I am all good with that! I still love you meeting you, getting to know you, and trying to help you make your dreams come true even if it's not with me.

 

Who are you?

 

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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.

New Service: Bridal Sessions

It's a new year and I'm thrilled to introduce a new service to all the fantastic brides out there.

What is this new service? It's called a Bridal Session.

Is it really that new? No

Is it something you should consider to compliment your wedding photography? Yes!

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Picture this. You've found your groom, the man you want to spend the rest of your life with.

You've found your dress, the one that makes you feel like a bride, that you can't wait to wear down the aisle and say I do.

You've found your photographer and can't wait to hang beautiful wedding artwork on the walls of your home.

You've found this great location that would be a dream come true to have your photographs taken there. Then reality hits...the ceremony is at 3, the reception starts at 5, you have all those family photos to do, and the perfect location for your bridal creative portraits is an hour away.

Should that mean your dreams of being photographed at that beautiful location should go out the window? No way!

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Enter the bridal portrait session.

A bridal portrait session allows you to choose another day (before or after your wedding) when timelines aren't rushed, the family isn't all around you, and any of the craziness of the wedding day is far from your mind to get ready and visit those dream locations to get those stunning additional creative portraits in all of your wedding day best.

Don't you deserve the best artwork from your wedding artwork? Create the family heirloom you can't wait to display and share with artwork on your walls (or in your album) with the memories you'll always cherish!

Call now to set up your consultation 226-973-7115

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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 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!

Wedding Wednesday: Photography Inspiration

Today I wanted to share some of my favourite ideas for shots I want to take, and I think you should consider some of these for your big day too! **Disclaimer: These Photos are NOT my own work. They are inspiration I have found online and on pinterest that I wanted to share - Please see my pinterest boards at http://pinterest.com/rnashphoto/ for the pins linking to the image sources**

 

I love this image set as a great gift for special family members as a collage or a special spread in the parents album.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sweet and simple but isn't this what the  wedding is all about? Choosing to spend the rest of your life together, declaring your love, and making promises to each other to create a life together. (Yes I'm a total romantic)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Every bride loves her shoes (or some accessory of their wedding day attire) and this is an amazing way to showcase the romance and the details of the wedding day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hope this leaves you feeling inspired - it's definitely inspired me!

 

 

 

 

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.