Why printed photos excite me in a way that digitals never do

This post has been on my mind for quite a while but I kept putting it off for one reason, I am hugely passionate about this topic and just didn't know where to even start.  

As a photographer, you don't have to convince me the importance of an image. It's a moment captured in time. It's a person captured just as they all for all time. It's a memory that you can see, that you can share. If you have ever had a photo taken or taken photos of any sort yourself, you already know there is magic there. 

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Where things seem to get muddy is what to do with them after they are taken. 

 

Today i'm here to beg you, please please PLEASE don't let your memories grow up to be jpegs. 

 

The point of a beautiful photograph (whether a portrait, a beautiful landscape, or photographs of the moment you said I do) is to enjoy it. To let them transport you to another place an time. It's a reminder of something (or someone) pretty awesome in your life. You need to be able to touch it, to hold it, and to cherish it every time you see it hanging on the wall or open the pages of an album to it.  

 

There's nothing like holding in your hand a moment that has forever changed you. Tangible proof right there of beauty, strength, and love. Printed images are just more real, more relevant, and more valued. 

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On another note...

Modern technology has made it easier than ever to grab a quick snapshot of a special moment. We take a million photos today on our phones and cameras to remember a moment or share with someone who isn't there to see it. It's amazing!

 

The question is...What about when you upgrade your phone? What about when your laptop dies? What happens when your hard drive doesn't work? What happens when you no longer have a way to read that disc of images? 

 

So many people are losing years, decades even, of important memories in the blink of an eye. We can't let that happen anymore. Why?

 

If we don't start printing our images, We risk becoming a missing or forgotten generation.

 

If we don't start printing our photos (and labeling them) we will become the generation that is missing from the history books not just in classrooms, but in our families too. Our children will look back on who we were, and won't have anything to look back and remember us. Our Grandchildren may never believe we were ever young. They won't know who were were, what we did, who we loved.

So please, print your most precious images. Frame them. Put them in an album. Create a special place for them. Make them a part of your life today, and a part of your legacy for tomorrow.

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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!

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!

We love weddings and We Love referrals!

London Photographer Rebecca Nash - Rings and Pearls Starting in 2015, Rebecca Nash Photography is excited to announce a new referral program for our brides and grooms.

 

Let's face it, I LOVE weddings! I love hearing your stories, sharing the journey from planning to wedding day and beyond, and I love photographing those special moments that help you celebrate your beautiful wedding day now, and for years to come.

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Another thing you may not realize is, I love giving gifts. I like to spoil the people around me whenever I possibly can.

 

So, when I sat down to look at what things I wanted to stop doing, continue doing, or start doing in 2015 to create an amazing experience for my brides and groom throughout the entire wedding process from engagement to hanging images on their wall one thing came to mind.

 

I have been fortunate to work with so many amazing couples who have become friends and even some of my biggest cheerleaders. I realize that these people are exactly the kind of people I want to continue to work with over and over again. These are also the people that I want to be able to thank and share a small token of my appreciation. So...

 

Introducing the Wedding Referral Program!

Loved working with Rebecca & Rebecca Nash Photography? Know friends and/or family members planning their wedding day? Share the love!

For each wedding you (as a past bride or groom) refer to Rebecca Nash Photography who books their wedding day, the you will receive a 16" x 24"Canvas print of one of their favourite images from their sessions with Rebecca Nash Photography as my way of showing my gratitude!

I can't wait to start handing out these beautiful canvases to the amazing couples I've had the pleasure of working with and those I have the pleasure of working with this year!

 

Have questions? Feel free to drop them in the comments below or email me at info@rebeccanashphotography.com

 

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.

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

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

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 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!

New Service: Client for Life

As part of portrait month I'm thrilled to introduce one of our new offerings. This month I've been sharing all kinds of things portrait related. From Sue Bryce's inspiration to Exist in Photographs, to recent sessions, Holiday Cards to my own Family Portrait Experience, November is all about portraits.

Starting right now, clients will have a new option when they are celebrating their wedding with Rebecca Nash Photography. Now you can become a client for life.

So what the heck is a client for life? Client for life is a new service for our brides and grooms to keep the fun going, to keep the artwork coming, and to keep celebrating the rest of their lives and the growth of their family.

As a client for life each and every year for the rest of my life, you receive a complimentary portrait session. It can be a couples session, a family session, a children's session or whatever portrait session you would most love to have. Are you blocked in to special dates? Absolutely not! Any date that is available for portraits is available to you.

A portrait session fee currently costs $249 but when you are a client for life just $999 gets you a lifetime of portrait sessions without ever worrying about that cost again!

 

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London Engagement Portrait 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 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.

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

It's back! The Etsy shop returns with new art and support for a great cause!

Over a year ago, I bid goodbye to the Rebecca Nash Photography Etsy store and created a store located here on the site.  

In retrospect, this was unnecessarily challenging both for setting up and customs to use. So, after some feedback and thought, the Rebecca Nash Photography Etsy store is back!

 

What will you find on the Rebecca Nash Photography Etsy store? - Exhibition Originals from group & juried art exhibitions, and the traveling exhibition "Windows on the War of 1812" - Limited Edition Prints of some of my favourite images - Exclusive Image Launches that will not be offered anywhere else - Gift Certificates that can be used for artwork or services - Gift items including stationary sets, portfolios, and more (Coming Soon)

 

As if that wasn't enough excitement, for the months of April & May you get the bonus of purchase beautiful art for your home or office AND support a great cause. How?

All proceeds from sales in Apr & May (after shipping costs) will go directly to supporting the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation through the 2014 Embridge Ride to Conquer Cancer.

Find out more about the ride and why I got involved at www.conquercancer.ca/goto/rebeccanash

 

Thank you for all your love and support for both the art, plus fundraising for an amazing cause with this challenging ride.

 

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