Aquatopia Engagement Session: Sarah + Kelvin

Aquatopia-Winter-Engagement-Session-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyI’ve said it before and I will say it again, winter engagement sessions here in Ottawa can be brutal! There really is no telling what kind of winter day you will get, and the cold, storm-ridden days are just as likely as the cold, windy, blue-sky filled days. And for some couples, dealing with the outdoor conditions just isn’t for them, but fortunately there are a ton of indoor locations to choose from in the area. Mix those with a few quick trips outside, and you have a lovely winter session in which no one had to get cold!

This is exactly what Sarah + Kelvin chose to do for their session and Aquatopia was such a great choice of venue!

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Ottawa Lifestyle Newborn + Family Session: Owen + Laylah

Ottawa-Lifestyle-Newborn-Family-Session-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyOne of the very best parts of my job is getting to meet so many new people. And although the introverted hermit in me wants to pretty much always stay at home, bundled up in blankets and sweaters, I always end up having a great time during my sessions because of these wonderful people, who moments before were complete strangers. And you know what’s even better than meeting wonderful people – meeting the tiny new humans they created, especially when they are as adorable as Laylah!!

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Perth Winter Engagement Session: Kirsten + Kyle

Perth-Winter-Engagement-Session-Stephanie-Beach-Photography-SnowstormSo a little bid of my driving adventures before we get into the real post – not more than 30 minutes before I arrived for Kirsten + Kyle’s engagement session, my car was pretty much in a ditch and needed to be pulled out by the super nice farmer Paul and his tractor. So to say that driving down to Perth was a bit treacherous at times is a little bit of an understatement.

But it was so a million per cent worth it as these two, in this location, with all this gorgeous fresh, falling snow was absolute heaven and so worth the drive!!!

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Ottawa Family Session at Andrew Haydon Park: The Griffioens

Ottawa-Family-Photography-Andrew-Haydon-Park-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyOne of my favourite things about my job is the relationships we create with our clients. To us, photographing a wedding day is so much more than just that one day – and my favourite moments often come from the sessions we end up doing with our clients as they live the rest of their lives.

Don’t get me wrong, I feel pretty darn fortunate to have been part of Sarah + Anders’ wedding day, and we had an absolute blast for sure, but getting to watch them start and now expand their family has been so amazing! And getting to hang out with their tiny humans is pretty fantastic as they really are great kids!

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Temple’s Sugar Bush Wedding: Christine + John

Temple's-Sugar-Bush-Ottawa-Wedding-Stephanie-Beach-Photography“It is a love based of giving and receiving as well as having and sharing. And the love that they give and have is shared and received. And through this having and giving and sharing and receiving, we too can share and love and have…and receive.”

Dave and I have been waiting so long for someone to quote Joey Tribbiani as part of their wedding day speech and Maid of Honour Kaitlin finally made our day!! Not only did Christine + John’s wedding day have some classic speeches, but these wonderfully sweet people were an absolutely joy to work with again. And despite the heat and humidity, everyone had such a great time all day long!

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