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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What is a photo to you?

London Photographer Rebecca Nash - Engagement PortraitsApril 11, 2015-3 Is it just a file?

Is it a small print in a box somewhere?

Is it a moment captured? A memory?

Is it a piece of artwork on your wall?

What is a photo to you?

 

I came across this piece by fellow photographer Michelle Celetano over a year ago now and it really struck a chord with me and changed my perspective and the way I care for my clients. It renewed my passion for not just creating image files, but to create artwork that my couples can hold in their hands and cherish.

 

I believe

By Michelle Celetano

 

I believe in photography - but more than that I believe in photographs.  Printed photographs are tangible. We can hold on to them, pass them around, frame them and hang them on a wall.  We can make albums to be treasured and looked through by children for years to come.

We can’t touch a file and the truth is we don’t know the longevity of a file or if we will even be able to find it someday.  A digital file is a bit of a mystery - if it’s lost, where did it go.  If a drive is damaged what happens to the files?  How many people truly back up all their images?

What happened to disc cameras, eight track tapes, Walkman's and other technology we thought would last forever?   What will our children be looking at in 20 or 30 years?  Photographs are special - files are not!

I believe in printing my work professionally. I believe my work is more than a screen saver.  Years of studying and perfecting my craft comes down to more than sending files via the internet.

The photographs I create for my clients are not only precious to my clients but they are precious to me.  It is my work, a lifetime of work that deserves to be printed.

Photographs are passed on to children and grandchildren.  Can you imagine a floppy disk, a DVD or a flash drive sitting in a frame representing your family portraits?

 

Like many photographers I have struggled with bending to the needs or wants of a clientele that is looking for files.  But this is what I discovered over the last year - It makes me uncomfortable in the center of my gut to hand over digital files no matter the price.  Clients have told me that the DVD is still sitting on a desk and they should have had me make the prints in the first place because they never have time to get to it.

I wonder about those files that were sold.... How were they printed?  Did the client crop it too tight?  Is the color correct?  Did they attempt to alter the image?  It troubles me because I put so much of myself into my work.   And, I have to wonder... am I really acting as a professional and serving my client the best way I know how to by simply selling intangible files that may never be printed?

For some, it’s easy.... take some photos, edit them, burn them on a disk or flash-drive and make a few bucks.  I don’t and can’t operate that way - I care too much about my work, my clients and future generations that might have no photographs because I wanted to make fast and easy money selling files.

I’m taking a stand!  I am a photographer! I am without a doubt passionate about creating photographs - real pictures - printed on professional papers - and made into beautiful albums.  I want your children, their children, my children and future grandchildren looking at and holding onto photographs not the latest greatest gadget.

It has taken deep soul searching, a lot of thought and time to define the value of my work. I am taking a stand against selling files and taking a strong stand for printing my photographs.

If being a business owner and photographer today means the current market will force me to sell files not photographs and to compromise my work and my values - well then, I’m out.

But, that won’t happen!  I know it won’t because I know there are people and clients who value my work, understand and respect the value I have placed on my work and actually want photographs.

I am Michele Celentano , a professional photographer - I believe in and value photography and the images we leave for our children.  My work and your portraits will be professionally printed to my standards, they will be available to frame and look at in albums...

The portraits I create for you will not become a part of your screen saver slide show.  I have worked too hard and taken too much pride in my work for that to happen.  I will not take the risk that in 20 years we will be a generation of lost photographs.

There I stand!

 

I believe that you matter, that the photographs that celebrate your life are pieces of art that matter to my clients but matter that much more to the people who love them now and those who will be looking back on those moments with love for the people they see.

 

I am an artist. I am storyteller. I am a keeper of stories and memories. I am a Photographer!

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

 

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!

I'm so excited! Spending the day learning from Zach & Jody Gray

Ok, if you know me at all you already know two things... 1) I love to keep learning...about photography, about business, about lighting, about marketing, about art...

2) I love Zach & Jody Gray! This dynamic duo have taught me so much about photography and business, have inspired alot of things in my business, have invested in helping me reach my goals, and even flew up to photograph my wedding day.

 

And do you know what I will be doing this weekend? I will be spending the day Saturday at Hangloose Studios in Toronto, thanks to Henry's School of Imaging, learning from Zach & Jody in the workshop 'Making Money & Creating Light'. So wait...that's taking one part learning, one part business, one part lighting, and one massive part Zach & Jody. Sounds perfect right?

 

Let's rewind a little to the first time I met them...

 

I don't honestly know how I came across Zach & Jody, but I'm so grateful I did. After following their blogs, social media, and teachings on CreativeLive for a little over a year I was completely stoked to find in 2012 they would speaking at the Spring Henry's Camera Exposure Show in Toronto.

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I knew I had to hear them speak live, and dragged my (now) husband in to listen to them speak (even though he doesn't photograph people if he can avoid it in any way - he likes subjects that don't talk back like tree, mountains, or waterfalls).

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After their talk I was super excited to get to actually met them. Admittedly my heart raced a little as I approached them to say hello and grab a quick photo. Of course I was one of many people waiting for the opportunity so I said hello, got a photo, and wandered off.

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I popped back about 15mins later to find Zach & Jody still there having conversations, answering questions, and just generally being awesome. I stood off to the side watching and listening (such a people watcher) when Jody walked over, stood next to me, put out her hand and was like "Hi, I'm Jody" I shook her hand with a simple "I know, I love you guys!". The real breathtaking moment for me...as we started chatting and I said something about following them online, Jody went "Whoa, wait...Rebecca...like RNashPhoto from twitter?"

OMG, Jody knew who I was. Believe me, I was on a cloud for the rest of the day. (i still get excited remembering this)

 

Back to the Present...

If you couldn't tell by this totally unplanned rambling...I'm super excited for tomorrow's workshop for the friendship, the learning, the inspiration, and the leap forward in my skills I know will be happening after so I had to share.

 

Are you going to be there? Let me know below and make sure to say hello (I'll be the crazy lady in the front row with the laptop)

 

 

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 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.

London Wedding Professionals - Introducing Quaint Paper Co.

It is my pleasure to introduce you to Tamara and her company, Quaint Paper Co. Read on to learn more about this new London Wedding Professional and her company creating handmade, artistic wedding stationery for your unique wedding celebration!

 

Tell me about your business:

The Quaint Paper Company is a premium wedding invitation and paper products company. We specialize in custom wedding invitations and accompanying stationery, all of our designs are hand painted by myself, Tammy Pulinec.

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Tell me a little about yourself

I have always been an artist at heart. When I was younger I would make crafts, create sculptures and paint something every single day. I attended a high school with a Regional Arts Program and graduated with a major in visual arts, but didn't pursue that in post-secondary education. I, however, didn't pursue visual arts in post-secondary education. Instead I went on to study culture and heritage in university and college and wound up as an artifact conservator. It was an extremely artistic and detailed field, but one that was not very well supported. I ended up moving to London, Ontario in 2012 (for love - how fitting!), and decided that I was going to go back to my roots as an artist and start a business of my own - and here we are today!

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What inspired you to start your Quaint Paper Co?

I had been thinking about starting a paper products/stationery business for a long time, and the constant encouragement from friends and family was the push I needed to get it going. I was also thrust right into the wedding industry by getting engaged myself, in 2013! I fell in love with all of the designs and possibilities there were for wedding stationery and knew it was a great fit for me.

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What do you do for couples?

I provide couples with a personalized way to set the tone and 'kick-off' their wedding celebration!

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What is your favourite part of creating wedding stationary for your clients?

My favourite part of the job is painting my designs. It's so satisfying to start off with a blank white page, and to end up with a colourful, beautiful design at the end!

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What's the biggest piece of advice you give couples about their weddings?

Your wedding invitations (or save-the-dates) is the first sneak peak of your wedding that people get to see. They should reflect who you and your fiance are, and the tone you want to set for the day.

You can personalize so much more of your day (not just the invitations!) when you work with a custom designer like Quaint Paper Company. It also feels really special to receive something that was hand made, just for you.

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Thanks for taking a moment to share with us. Where can people find you and your beautiful wedding stationary designs?

website - www.quaintpaper.ca facebook - www.facebook.com/quaintpaperco email - tammy@quaintpaper.ca phone - (519) 520 5103

Don't forget to stop by the London Bridal Show on January 17th & 18th at the London Convention Centre.

 

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!

 

 

Inspiration Infusion: CreativeLive

It only seemed appropriate on my birthday to share something close to my heart. So here we go... If you know me well you around know this but if not, I have a confession.

Hello my name is Rebecca, and I have an addiction. I'm addicted to photography, business, and creative webinar based training from some of the world's best on CreativeLive.

 

I don't know how I discovered them, I honestly don't remember, but dozens of courses later I have a full blown addiction. I own some of the courses, I watched tons more live, and now it's my must see. I get up in the morning I check my facebook, I check my blog reader, and then I hop over to see what's on CreativeLive.

 

CreativeLive has introduced me to some of my new favourite people & sources of inspiration but also helped me learn from and reconnect with some of my old favourites too.

 

Meet a few of my favourite instructors...

- Sal Cincotta

- Jasmine Star

- Sue Bryce

- Kelly brown

- Zach & Jody Gray

- April Bowles-Olin

- Kari Chapin

- Lara Jade

- Brooke Shaden

- Tara Gentile

- Susan Stripling

- Lori Nordstrom

 

Why do I love CreativeLive so much?

  • amazing instructors
  • in depth teaching (most courses are 2-3 days but some are 5 full days or a video a day for 30 days!)
  • extra resources (many instructors provide downloads of their slideshows, notes, worksheets and more!)
  • interactive (you can attend classes online while they are live and ask questions of the instructor and your fellow attendees through the chatroom)

 

*I am a CreativeLive affiliate and any purchases made through the links above help to fund my education addiction*

Inspiration Infusion: Reign Fashion, Cast, & Crew on TV & online

As the world of TV winds down (complete with wrap party photos and upcoming season finales), I'm finally getting together an idea of my true inspirations and addictions. This year a new show has become an addiction! I hate to miss any episode of reign (even the replays, I'm that into it). Wednesday nights at 8pm this year you can bet I'm on the couch watching Reign (and tweeting with the cast and crew on commercial breaks if my cell phone has any power left from the day).

This show has captured my attention in a few ways...

1) I love a good period piece that allows you to be transported to a different way of life, helps understand where our society has come from, and includes dresses that feel feminine, elegant, and fabulous! (My most watched movie is definitely Pride & Prejudice - the Kiera Knightly version)

2) I fell in love with the Tudor period through Phillipa Gregory's books - this is a different perspective on a character that we see only briefly (Mary Queen of Scots). Much of her later life is pretty infamous, but, this shows us younger life and as she learns to be a ruling queen - it's fascinating.

3) The Reign creative team has done an amazing job in creating such a beautifully rich world for the stories of the time to take place. The sets give you the sense of grandeur of a royal palace but with the rooms, hallways, and little nooks where more intimate moments can happen. The lighting and photography gives you a real sense of time, place, and mood.

4) The Reign costume team blows my mind every time. They have taken the time to get to know the period specific clothing, they've researched Mary's well documented wardrobe, and add little touches of modern style. It channels the time but doesn't have to be completely historically accurate.

Okay, let's face it...I could go on for hours about all the reasons I love it!

The important part, it inspires me! Now what to do with the inspiration... I would love to raid the costumes of the show and go to town. I'd dress like Mary and her ladies everyday if I thought I'd get away with it. Instead, I have notebooks & sketchbooks filling quickly with the ways I can take inspiration from the show and apply it to my own work.

 

 

I can't wait for the summer to come and the creative projects to commence! I know all the inspiration I have received this year will weave their influence in my work.

Have you become addicted to Reign or another show this year? Jump down to the comments and tell me all about it!

 

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

Inspiration Infusion: Wedluxe Magazine

I don't know what more to say about this magazine. Each new issue is a moment of excitement, indulgence, and luxury. It's as rich and satisfying to me in so many ways as a beautiful glass of red wine and deliciously rich chocolate.

The first time I picked up this magazine I knew it was different. The look, the feel, & the content.

Wedluxe is rich to the touch with beautiful thick pages of stunning images, wedding inspiration, and fabulous Canadian wedding vendors.

If you are even half as in love with weddings, style, or magazines as I am. I encourage you to pick up this book of inspiration. The pages of Wedluxe are inspiring some personal creative projects coming this summer.

(And if anyone figures out how to walk into the pages for even a moment, please let me know. I want to step inside the world they showcase)

Be Sure to check them out

Website: http://www.wedluxe.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wedluxe

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WedLuxe

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/wedluxe/

 

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

Inspiration Infusion: Jasmine Star

Today I'm thrilled to feature a photographer who I have followed for many years, Jasmine Star! Jasmine is an insanely beautiful photographer, a hugely down to earth woman, and a little quirky to boot! (Any wonder why I like her so much?)

One of my favourite quotes from one of Jasmine's Creative Live workshops can often be heard coming out of my own mouth. Does this sound familiar at all?

"I don't talk fast, you just listen slow" - J*

I have followed her blog, watched her workshops, bought her magazine, emailed with her, and just generally online stalked her in the best possible way (ie. not the creepy way). This woman makes me believe in myself, in my passion as a photographer, and that my love of helping people and genuine excitement of their special moments will allow me to create the life I want for myself!

Some may know that J* has come under some criticism in 2013 but I admire the way she stepped up, took ownership, apologized and moved on in the most professional way possible. Talk about character!

Jasmine shares her fresh fun photography in an editorial style both in the way she shoots her clients but also in the way she promotes herself online and off. She is totally the kind of girl you could see being your neighbour. I just know she'd be the type you'd love to hate (I mean smart, funny, successful, beautiful, and talent...) but she's just so awesome you can't.

Check out Jasmine Star and all her work online!

Website

Blog

Facebook

Twitter

 

Who inspires you?

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