Ottawa Cake Smash Session: Layla

Ottawa-Cake-Smash-Session-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyThis family really is one of our absolute favourites and I absolutely love getting to catch up with them so often. Whether it be to capture the wedding day of one of their family members, or to get some great family photos of themselves, it really is always such a lovely time.

But really, anytime day with this ridiculously cute little girl is obviously going to be a great one!

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Ottawa Family Photography: First Birthday Studio Portraits, Mackenzie

Ottawa-Family-Photography-First-Birthday-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyIf you have been following us and our work for a while now, then you know just how much we love our clients. And you also know how much we love getting to work with them again and again. It’s such a joy to be able to capture their milestones as their families grow.

And that definitely includes Marie-France + Jonathan. They really are a rock star couple turned family and I am always so excited to get to work with them! And that excitement has really only grown since they expanded their family last year with the addition of little Mackenzie. She is just so incredibly adorable – I mean just look at her!!!

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Ottawa Newborn Photography: Kane

Ottawa-Lifestyle-Newborn-Photography-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyNewborn sessions are a little different than other sessions. They can take a little extra time depending on the baby’s mood as you really can’t tell a newborn what to do. Well I mean, you can tell them what to do, but that doesn’t really mean anything to them. I have learned over the years that the trick to these sessions is to be flexible and adjust to what the little one needs/wants at the time.

When it came time for Kane’s session, he decided that he didn’t really want photos on his own or really to be posed at all. But that’s alright, because as much as this lifestyle session was about Kane, it was also about this new family of four.

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Ottawa Newborn Photography: Kane, Sneak Peek

Ottawa-Lifestyle-Newborn[-Photography-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyDave and I wanted to take a moment to wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving!! We hope everyone is getting a chance to enjoy some quality time with the people they love the most (and share some delicious food too).

I don’t think there is any better way to celebrate this holiday of togetherness and thankfulness than with a sneak peek of Baby Kane’s newborn session as this little guy really does embody so much of both of those things.

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Ottawa Newborn Photography: Ketan

Ottawa Newborn Photography Ketan Stephanie Beach PhotographyEleven years ago I was a freshman in University. I was starting my engineering program and came across a great group of classmates. A lot of classes, studying, group assignments and one year-end project later and we all managed to graduate in more or less one piece. Truth is, I likely wouldn’t have graduated without that group of classmates. Skip forward to a few weeks ago when I got to spend the afternoon catching up with some of these classmates and meeting their new son, Ketan.

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