Ottawa Arboretum Lifestyle Family Session: The Hatches

Ottawa-Arboretum-Lifestyle-Family-Session-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyI sometimes marvel at just how small the world really is, or at least just how small Ottawa and the surrounding area is. I grew up in a small town and went to school in an even smaller area. So when I moved to Ottawa for school I had it in my head that I would likely never see people from my hometown. Thinking back, this logic makes no sense whatsoever. My hometown is less than an hour away from Ottawa, and I knew of multiple people who were coming to the same university, or one of the other post secondary schools in the city. But, nonetheless, it was the idea I had in my head, so when I just kept running into people from back home, I found it weird.

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Corktown Bridge + Major’s Hill Park Engagement Session: Danielle + Trevor

Corktown-Bridge-Winter-Engagement-Session-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographySo the Fall season, as gorgeous as it was, didn’t really get a good showing this year. We had some truly stunning colours, but they didn’t last long. Summer took forever to go away, and then Winter popped up in full force so early! As as sad as this all was for true Fall-lovers like myself, it meant that the start of Winter had some unique features to it – like big, Fall-coloured trees sitting among the piles of snow. It was definitely unique and I absolutely loved that some of stuck around long enough for Danielle + Trevor’s engagement session!

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Major’s Hill Park & Ottawa Locks Engagement Session: Michelle + Colin

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A Plan B is one of the most important things I think you can have when planning your wedding. Normally the backup plan is in case it rains. So considering things like, where your outdoor ceremony will be moved to, and what indoor or covered location can you use for your family photos, etc. For us it often includes whipping out our collection of umbrellas, towels and things to put under long dresses to keep them off the ground (as much as possible at least). We have been doing this for a while now and we pretty much know the options for when the weather is less than desirable on a wedding day.

But what about an engagement session? Well, more often than not, our couples decide to reschedule their session for a less wet day. Other times we roll with it and get some different (and cool) images. Either way, there are still loads of options. So what Plan B do you whip out when you show up to your engagement session location and there is a huge festival being set up right smack dab in the middle of it? Because that is exactly what happened to Michelle + Colin’s engagement session a little earlier this month.

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