Temple’s Sugar Bush Wedding: Lisa + Joe

Temple's-Sugar-Bush-Wedding-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyWe are pretty lucky in that we get to capture wedding days for couples who are madly in love with one another. Pretty much every wedding day includes me adoring how they smile when they catch each others eye or how they make each other laugh with the slightest of ease. But Lisa + Joe’s wedding day seemed extra special for some reason, and honestly I couldn’t quite put my finger on it until it came time for the ring exchange during their ceremony.

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Temple’s Sugar Bush Wedding: Dana + Matthew

Temples-Sugar-Bush-Wedding-Perth-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyFrom the moment I stepped into the suite to start Dana’s bridal prep, I was overhearing the per cent chance of rain at various times in the day (primarily focusing on the ceremony). Dana would call out to her sister and she would refresh the page on her phone and then call out the updates.

Now, whenever the forecast calls for rain on a wedding day, or in the case of Dana + Matt’s day, when it is already absolutely pouring outside, you pretty much always hear the phrase it’s good luck for it to rain on your wedding day. There are so many supposed reasons as to why this is (most having to do with fertility and the like), but I always tell brides that it is because they are tying the knot and a wet knot is much harder to untie.

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Holiday Inn Kanata Wedding: Patricia + Mike

Holiday-Inn-Kanata-Wedding-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyWe are so lucky to get to work with families again and again as they celebrate the many special events in their lives. It usually starts out with a wedding, leads to more weddings and of course there are the family sessions. It sound corny, but each and every session really is an honour to be a part of. And I am oh so very glad that this particular series of sessions lead us to Patricia + Mike as I really can’t think of two more down-to-earth, kindhearted people and getting to capture their wedding day was just such a treat for us!

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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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Infinity Convention Centre Wedding: Chantal + Mathieu

Hogs-Back-Park-Wedding-Stephanie-Beach-Photography-bride-groom-portrait-riverThere were just so many reasons as to why I was looking so forward to Chantal + Mathieu’s wedding day. The fact that it was a Fall wedding was definitely a good reason to look forward to this one (I love Fall weddings so much!) and of course, because they had opted for a first look which are always so special and touching. I was excited for the overall aesthetic they had planned for their day, and super pumped about getting to work in a brand new venue!! But really, after spending the day with them during their engagement session (and chatting with them during our meetings), I was really just looking forward to getting to hang out with them again since they are both just so awesome!

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