Temple’s Sugar Bush Wedding: Victoria + Nathan

Temples-Sugar-Bush-Wedding-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyWe have been to a lot of great weddings, and a lot of weddings with absolutely hilarious moments, but I think Victoria + Nathan‘s wedding was the first where I actually paused to repeat the hilarity to Dave (which, in case you don’t know, is what I do when I find something really, really funny), because at the start of their vows, they went back and forth with their lines, and Rick-Rolled all of their guests!

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Winter Temple’s Sugar Bush Wedding: Shannon + Erin

Temples-Sugar-Bush-Winter-Wedding-Ottawa-Perth-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyOh my goodness guys – Shannon + Erin’s wedding was freaking AMAZING!! Honestly, everything about it made me so deliriously happy! And it did so in the windchill-filled, -40 degree, winter weather, it was just that good!

But in case you don’t believe me, you should definitely keep reading because this wedding day just got better and better as the day went along.

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Event Photography at the Brookstreet Hotel: Make-A-Wish Taste of the Holidays Gala

Make-A-Wish-Taste of-the-Holidays-Brookstreet-Hotel-Event-Ottawa-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyBy now I am sure you all know just how much we love the Make-A-Wish foundation. These truly amazing people have the biggest hearts and work so hard to make lives brighter for children with critical illnesses by granting them truly life-changing wishes. Working with them is always such an honour and something that both Dave and I look forward to each and every time.

Each year we capture a few of their annual events, including their end of the year Gala. It is an ever-changing event that is definitely something we are excited to be a part of. This year’s event took the theme of the Holidays and created a smorgasbord of deliciousness for guests though the Taste of the Holidays event.

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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 Event Photography: Make-A-Wish Rope for Hope 2018

Make-A-Wish-Rope-for-Hope-2018-Stephanie-Beach-Photography-charity-event-ottawa-brookstreet-hotel-over-the-edgeDave and I really do love all of the Make-A-Wish events we get to be a part of, but I think, without a doubt, our favourite one each and every year is Rope for Hope. Not only is it just such a neat event raising money and awareness for a fantastic cause, but it is so truly awesome to be able to watch so many people conquer their fear of heights! That may be a surprising sentence, but I am always surprised by how many of the participants are there not only to support the charity, but also to overcome their fear of heights by rappelling down the side of a building. As somehow who semi-recently discovered that they are afraid of heights (thanks to a trip to St. Paul’s Cathedral back in 2008), I definitely applaud all of the participants, by particularly those who conquered their fears to be part of this super fun event!

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