Ottawa Winter Engagement Session: Chloe + Jonathan

Ottawa-Winter-Engagement-Session-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyWinter in Canada can be pretty harsh, and winter in Ottawa can be even worse! Now, I know there are a lot of cold places in the world, and Ottawa is not really known to be the absolute coldest (although for at least two days this year so far it has been – brr), but when you are standing outside among the cold and bitter wind, the weather can get to you, no question about that. This is even more true when you are doing all this without wearing a coat – just ask Chloe + Jonathan!

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Favourite Ring Photos from 2018

Ornamental-Gardens-Engagement-Session-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyI’ve decided to toss a new end-of-the-year post into the mix – my absolute favourite ring photos from the past year!

Ring photos are my absolute favourite thing to do at weddings and engagement sessions as I feel like I just get to play. Creating new images that mesh into the photos of the day is something I take a lot of pride in being able to do well and something my clients have come to know and expect as part of their photos.

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Top Posts of 2018

Temples-Sugar-Bush-Wedding-Perth-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyWhen 2018 started I was really worried that I wouldn’t be able to hit my goal numbers for weddings and sessions. But really I just had to have faith that things would work out (provided I put in the work of course), because in the end, this year was absolutely amazing!

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Surprise Proposal at Upper Canada Village: Alexis + Peter

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Proposal sessions have to be some of my favourite things to do! Not only do you get to meet a new couple and have a great time grabbing some engagement photos for them, but before all that starts you get to capture the very beginning of their wedding story!

They can be a little nerve-wracking for us too as you never know exactly what is going to happen – by which I mean where they are going to stand and face (you can chat about it beforehand, but there is no adjustments possible during the main event). Although somehow I think the whole thing is more nerve-wracking for the one popping the question! But Peter did an absolutely marvelous job and it was so exciting to get to see the look of surprise and excitement on Alexis’ face!!

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Corktown Bridge + Major’s Hill Park Engagement Session: Danielle + Trevor

Corktown-Bridge-Winter-Engagement-Session-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographySo the Fall season, as gorgeous as it was, didn’t really get a good showing this year. We had some truly stunning colours, but they didn’t last long. Summer took forever to go away, and then Winter popped up in full force so early! As as sad as this all was for true Fall-lovers like myself, it meant that the start of Winter had some unique features to it – like big, Fall-coloured trees sitting among the piles of snow. It was definitely unique and I absolutely loved that some of stuck around long enough for Danielle + Trevor’s engagement session!

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