Ottawa Fall & Winter Extended Family Session

Ottawa-Extended-Family-Session-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyOttawa had a really weird Fall season this year. The leaves took their time arriving and when they did they really didn’t last long. Or rather, they didn’t last long on their own as they were quickly joined by a decent layer of snow everywhere. I forget who I heard this phrase from, but it was like having two seasons in one. It worked out really well for the look of photos, but it definitely made Fall photos a fair bit colder than they have been in past years. Lucky for me I had some pretty fantastic families to work with these guys!

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Ottawa Arboretum Winter Engagement Session: Jennifer + Steve

Ottawa-Arboretum-Winter-Engagement-Session-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyFall in Ottawa this year was super weird, mostly because it lasted about a week before the cold, cold winter temperatures hit the capitol. And then, basically the day before Jennifer + Steve’s session, the snow came super early too. But although it was super chilly for early November, the cross-over of the season definitely gave a unique and awesome background for their session.

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Ottawa Studio Newborn Photography: Lena

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At about 6 weeks old, Lena was a little older than most of the babies we get in the studio. She was also having a super alert kind of day so she wasn’t really into the whole sleeping aspect of the session. But we persevered (and did a lot of rocking, swaying and swaddling) and generally just worked around her schedule and I am so happy with how her photos have turned out!

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Ottawa Studio Newborn Photography: Jax

Ottawa-Studio-Newborn-Photography-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyWhere do I even start with this session?! It was lovely for so many reasons, but I think the most obvious one is this adorable little guy!! Little Jax was such a rock star in front of the camera, but that really shouldn’t be a surprise to me at all as his parents were equally amazing during both their engagement session and wedding photos!

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Ottawa Studio Newborn Photography: Jack

Ottawa-Newborn-Photography-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyI make a little game plan before each newborn arrives in the studio (it consists of jot-notes on a post-it which gets stuck to my studio cart). It contains both a best case and worst case scenario. Little Jack, with all his cuteness and sleepiness, definitely fell into the first category!!

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