Britannia Yacht Club Wedding: Sarah + Kelvin

Britannia-Yacht-Club-Wedding-Stephanie-Beach-Photography-sunsetWhen I captured Sarah + Kelvin’s engagement session last winter I learned just how amazing they are in front of the camera, and although I didn’t really forgot that fact, I was very quickly reminded of just how fantastic they really are as soon as we had the two of them together again and in front of our lenses! Seriously guys, they are complete naturals! Such genuine emotion and adorableness I honestly just couldn’t get enough of it! I could have shot these two all day long! And that feeling was only compounded when I met the rest of their wedding party as these guys were just a ton of fun and made every second of this already wonderful day that much more awesome!

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Ottawa Family Session at Andrew Haydon Park: The Griffioens

Ottawa-Family-Photography-Andrew-Haydon-Park-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyOne of my favourite things about my job is the relationships we create with our clients. To us, photographing a wedding day is so much more than just that one day – and my favourite moments often come from the sessions we end up doing with our clients as they live the rest of their lives.

Don’t get me wrong, I feel pretty darn fortunate to have been part of Sarah + Anders’ wedding day, and we had an absolute blast for sure, but getting to watch them start and now expand their family has been so amazing! And getting to hang out with their tiny humans is pretty fantastic as they really are great kids!

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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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Ottawa Family Session: Sarah, Anders + Emily

andrew-haydon-park-ottawa-family-session-stephanie-beach-photography-03Their session was originally planned for a week or so earlier, but the rain postponed things a bit. I thought it would be a little poetic if their family session included the rain (as their wedding day was full of it), but I was reminded (and rightly so) that howling winds and lots of water falling and blowing about isn’t the best way to keep a little one happy. So we aimed for a different day, that was free of rain during the session, although it was threatening it the entire time.

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Ottawa Family Session: Sarah, Anders + Emily, Sneak Peek

Andrew Haydon Park Ottawa Family Session Stephanie Beach Photography 01Two years ago we spent a beautiful, albeit very wet, day with Sarah + Anders as they celebrated their wedding surrounded by some of the very best family and friends. Last week we met up again to capture some anniversary/family photos with their absolutely darling little girl, Emily, and it couldn’t have been more fun to be able to catch up with them, officially meet Emily, and of course, spend some time with their pup Lando!

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