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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Andrew Haydon Park & Delta Hotel Wedding: Marie-France + Jonathan

Andrew Haydon Park & Delta Hotel Wedding Photography Stephanie Beach Photography-39Marie-France + Jonathan’s engagement session was so much fun that I knew their wedding day would nothing short of awesome! They were surrounded by such amazing family and friends, all there to support this super sweet couple.

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Andrew Haydon Park & Delta Hotel Wedding: Marie-France + Jonathan, Sneak Peek

Andrew Haydon Park & Delta Hotel Wedding Photography Stephanie Beach Photography 01Sometimes I arrive at the bride’s prep and there are girls running about everywhere as they get ready, and other times it is super chill and relaxed. Marie-France’s prep was definitely one of the latter and it made to such a lovely start to an even more lovely wedding day.

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