Ottawa Ornamental Gardens Lifestyle Family Session: The Nuttalls

I’m going to be completely honest here, I was so freaking nervous leading up to this family session. Not because I thought they would do poorly, or because I couldn’t think of interactions for them to do during their session. No, I was nervous because I know this family and I know just how shy and quiet Little Kane can be, and I was so worried that I wouldn’t be able to get a single smile out of him during the shoot. But I am oh so very happy to report that the entire family was full of smiles and giggles all session long!!

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My Camera History, Part 2

I was always the friend with the camera. It sounds cliche, I know, but I was always taking tons of photos of my friends and everything else around me really. My mom had a sort of unofficial rule as to how many rolls of film she would get developed for me so I remember having a lineup of exposed film to be processed. I don’t remember using my neon pink camera for very long, likely because the film become rather obsolete and hard to find. The next camera I can remember was this guy…

Stephanie Beach Photography Childhood Photos

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My Camera History, Part 1

My parents gave me my first camera when I was in Grade 2. At least, I am pretty sure that was my first camera, it’s the first one I remember being my own. I remember it being a neon pink 110 film camera, well, I remember that it was neon pink and used funny looking film that I now know is called 110 film. Sadly that camera is gone now, but in my head I think it looked something like this…

110 film camera

My parents gave it to me as a Christmas present on one of the best Christmases of my childhood. We were in Disney (which I now know must have cost a fortune!) and they gave us so many amazing presents to mark an even more amazing trip, one of which was this camera. I spent the rest of our trip taking photos all around Disney.

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In Which We Walk through Ashdown Forest and Visit Winnie-the-Pooh

Winnie the Pooh Ashdown Forest Stephanie Beach Photography 4As this is the first post from our trip, I am going to open this post with a general statement. For my 30th birthday, I planned a big trip around the United Kingdom (and Ireland). It was about two and a half weeks long and was packed full of great things. I will be going through the images we took and making a few blog posts about the things we saw and places we visited. That being said, it is most likely that I will never post all of the images from our trip, nor will the posts themselves be in any logical order. Continue reading “In Which We Walk through Ashdown Forest and Visit Winnie-the-Pooh”

Old is New Again

SMK_4014 copyWhen Dave was little his dad built him a wooden firetruck. It is a beautiful hand-made piece that Dave loved playing with as a little boy. Years later, when Dave and I starting dating, I learnt that I loved photographing it whenever I visited his parents’ home as it really is a nice piece. When we moved into our new house, Dave’s parents brought it to us and it has been sitting in our front room by the piano for the past couple years. And on his most recent visit to our house, I let our nephew Jackson play with it and he apparently loved it too!

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