2019 Favourites: Engagements

Ottawa-Park-Engagement-Session-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyIt’s the halfway mark for our end-of-year round-up and today I am sharing my very favourite engagement photos!

I had some pretty awesome couples in front of my camera this year and they rocked their engagement photos! And as an added bonus, I got to shoot in some pretty beautiful locations from nearby woods, streams, and trails to downtown locales and venues, and even spectacular backyards!

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Winter Engagement + Family Session: Tara, Dion + Keegan

Winter-Engagement-Session-Indoor-Ottawa-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyWinter definitely came early this year, but fortunately for me, Tara + Dion were actually looking forward to a session with a light dusting of snow … although we did end up with a fair bit more than a dusting.

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Ottawa Arboretum Winter Engagement Session: Jennifer + Steve

Ottawa-Arboretum-Winter-Engagement-Session-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyFall in Ottawa this year was super weird, mostly because it lasted about a week before the cold, cold winter temperatures hit the capitol. And then, basically the day before Jennifer + Steve’s session, the snow came super early too. But although it was super chilly for early November, the cross-over of the season definitely gave a unique and awesome background for their session.

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Pinhey Point Fall Engagement Session: Sarah + Jesse

Pinhey-Point-Engagement-Session-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyI had so many postponed sessions this Fall thanks to all the rain we got here in Ottawa. Sarah + Jesse’s engagement session was one of those postponed shoots. And even when we did get to the revised session date, it still rained during their session. But it was all good in the end as we got some great shots despite the less than sunny skies.

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Ottawa Arboretum Anniversary Session: Mary-Gail + Michael

Fall-Arboretum-Anniversary-Session-Ottawa-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographySome DJs do what is called an anniversary dance to kick off the evening. They bring all the couples onto the dance floor and as the song plays they slowly dwindle down the group by getting the more recently married couples to sit back down. In the end, the longest marriages stand before everyone and it is always so amazing and inspiring to see them still in love, but more than that, still having a great time together! I don’t think Sarah + Kelvin’s wedding day had an anniversary dance, but if they had Sarah’s parents Mary-Gail + Michael, with 38 years of married happiness, definitely would have been standing in front of everyone at the end of the song.

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