Andrew Haydon Park Wedding: Andrea + Anthony

Andrew-Haydon-Park-Wedding-Ottawa-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyDuring my very first wedding (or really shoot of any kind) at Andrew Haydon Park it rained. It rained a lot. It rained so much that we never really left the bandshell when it came time for the wedding photos.

During my second wedding at Andrew Haydon Park, we were running short on time and never really left the waterfall. It was a lovely day, but the fact that we had to get back downtown as quickly as possible meant we didn’t get to explore the park as much as I would have liked.

But during this third wedding at Andrew Haydon Park, there wasn’t a rain cloud in sight and it felt like we had all the time we wanted (we didn’t, but it felt like that for a bit)! But honestly, that wasn’t even the best part – this amazing couple and their incredibly fun wedding party was definitely a million times better than any location!

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Ornamental Gardens Wedding: Jenn + Jon

Ottawa Ornamental Gardens Wedding Stephanie Beach PhotographyEight years ago I had a little Kodak point and shoot camera that went with me everywhere. I loved that little camera and despite its limitations, I could take some pretty great shots with it (if I say so myself). I loved photography and my big dream was to have my very own photography business and be able to give people photos that they loved. I truly never thought it would happen, but it was my dream nonetheless.

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Ornamental Gardens Wedding: Jenn + Jon, Sneak Peek

A few years ago, okay maybe more than a few, my friend Chris switched majors from Engineering to English. When she did this she met a whole new group of people and made a ton of new friends. Now this isn’t at all atypical for Chris as she is very sociable and people are drawn to her amazing presence. But it did mean that I met a whole new group of people through her, and connected with a few of the very best. It was about this time, and through these means, that I met Jenn. I was instantly drawn to Jenn and her boyfriend Jon as they had very similar past times to Dave and I. They had Lego sets in their apartment and many different versions of Settlers of Catan and watched typically geeky shows just like us. Jen also likes to travel like I do and she is the type of person that you can really talk to. Over the years, Jenn and Jon have become dear friends of ours and I feel very lucky to have them our circle of friends.

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