Ottawa Maternity Session: Marie-France + Robert

Ottawa-Maternity-Session-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyMaternity sessions are full of so much joy and excitement! The parent’s anticipation of soon being able to meet their new little baby is kind of intoxicating and I end up leaving sessions with a giant smile on my face – although to be honest, I leave pretty much every session with some kind of smile on my face (I’m so lucky to love my job so much).

But even if the session hadn’t been so naturally wonderful just based on the fact that I love my job and was getting to capture such a special moment in a family’s life, it would have left happy because I got to hang out with Marie-France + Robert again!

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Temple’s Sugar Bush Wedding: Lindsay + Shawn

Temples-Sugar-Bush-Wedding-Perth-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyAugust 18, 2018 was definitely the date we had the absolute most inquiries for this year. Every year over the past little while has had a neat looking date and this year so many couples wanted 18/08/18 on their invites. Now, I know a lot of couples got married on this day, and I am sure they were some really good ones out there too, but I really do think Dave and I hit the jackpot as we got to work with Lindsay + Shawn and their absolutely wonderful group of family and friends. So yeah, I think we won!

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Brookstreet Hotel Wedding: Jessica + Steve

Brookstreet-Hotel-Wedding-Ottawa-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyThe wonderful Master of Ceremonies for Jessica + Steve’s wedding reception kicked off the festivities by letting everyone know that the Captain had put on the fasten seat belt sign and then proceeded to outline where everyone could find the emergency exits. In fact, there were more than a few flight jokes throughout their entire wedding day, but really that should have been expected considering that both the bride and groom (and several other guests) work for (and met at) Porter Airlines. And luckily, despite the shenanigans and general fun-nature of the entire wedding party, Steve only used his pilot voice for fun and didn’t have to whip it out to get anyone back in line throughout the day.

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Ottawa Family Session: Nicole, Richard, Abby + Cara

Ottawa-Family-Session-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyI grew up with an older brother who, if I’m being honest, I wasn’t super close to until we became adults (mostly just because we didn’t have a lot in common growing up). And now that I think about it, most of my current friends also consist of two kid families with one boy and one girl. And the few that lie outside that trend tend to be boy-boy combos (or they are 1 of 3 kids, but again more boys than girls). All this to say that my experience with sisters has been limited over the years (other than sisters-in-law of course, wherein I am super lucky and have pretty awesome ones!).

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Andrew Haydon Park Wedding: Andrea + Anthony

Andrew-Haydon-Park-Wedding-Ottawa-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyDuring my very first wedding (or really shoot of any kind) at Andrew Haydon Park it rained. It rained a lot. It rained so much that we never really left the bandshell when it came time for the wedding photos.

During my second wedding at Andrew Haydon Park, we were running short on time and never really left the waterfall. It was a lovely day, but the fact that we had to get back downtown as quickly as possible meant we didn’t get to explore the park as much as I would have liked.

But during this third wedding at Andrew Haydon Park, there wasn’t a rain cloud in sight and it felt like we had all the time we wanted (we didn’t, but it felt like that for a bit)! But honestly, that wasn’t even the best part – this amazing couple and their incredibly fun wedding party was definitely a million times better than any location!

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