Merrickville Engagement Session: Devin + Brad

Merrickville-Winter-Engagement-Session-Stephanie-Beach-Photography-snow-sunflare-coupleThe air hurt my face today. Honestly, I walked from the car to the cart return area at the grocery store earlier today and the skin on my forehead felt like it was going to die. I was properly dressed and almost completely covered from head to toe except for that one area on my forehead and the bitter cold wind found it and attacked with a vengeance!

I realize I am far from the first person to complain about the cold, and so far Ottawa isn’t the worst off in comparison to other place with the bizarre cold snap everyone is feeling right now, but I bring it up because that cold wind reminded me so much of my first winter engagement session of this season. It was cold and the wind was bitter and vengeful, but luckily it wasn’t nearly as bad as it was today and even more luckily, I got to hang out with some pretty awesome people and one really great dog!

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Merrickville Engagement Session: Devin + Brad, Sneak Peek

Merrickville-Winter-Engagement-Session-Stephanie-Beach-Photography-ring-snowI have mentioned before how I grew up in a rather small town not too far from a few quiet large cities. When I was a teenager all I wanted to do was get to those cities as often as I could. Whether or be for shopping, hanging out or just to not be in the small town. I don’t think I ever really realized just how lovely small towns and the like can be, especially at Christmas time.

As much as I love Ottawa (and I really do), and as lovely a job the City does to decorate the core town, it still doesn’t have that adorable feel that a little town or village does. So when Devin + Brad mentioned that they were thinking of having their engagement session done in the little village of Merrickville, I was all for it!

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Ottawa Family Christmas Session: Naomi, Adam + Evalyn

Lifestyle-Christmas-Family-Session-Stephanie-Beach-Photography-Ottawa-story-book-treeI absolutely love getting to catch up with our clients over the years. Watching them grow their families and progress in their lives is so amazing! And it is made even better by the fact that our clients truly are some of the best people out there.

I was so excited to get to work with Naomi + Adam again, and getting to see their adorable little girl, Evalyn again was just such a joy!

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Happy Christmas

Ottawa Christmas Stephanie Beach PhotographyThis past weekend was super packed with sessions and it was such an awesome and fantastic way to end the shooting portion of the year. And yesterday was a fantastic day spent watching my niece and nephew open their giant pile of presents and sharing delicious food with my wonderful family.

So on this cheery holiday I wanted to share a few shots of the Christmas tree they had set up at the Centurion Centre during one of my recent events.

From our own home to yours, Merry Christmas!!

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