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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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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Evermore Wedding: Ellen + Graham

Evermore-Wedding-Ottawa-Stephanie-Beach-Photography-bride-groom-bridesmaids-groomsmenThe weather could not have been better on Ellen + Graham’s day and I am so glad it worked out that way as Evermore was such a gorgeous backdrop for their wedding and the beautiful weather meant we were able to really take advantage of that wonderful property.

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Evermore Wedding: Ellen + Graham, Sneak Peek

Evermore-Wedding-Ottawa-Stephanie-Beach-Photography-bride-groom-portrait-wheat-sunsetThere are definitely venues and locations around the city that are on to shoot list and pretty much ever since it opened a few years ago, Evermore has been a venue on that list. So when Ellen + Graham first reached out to me about photographing their wedding there, I was super excited to get a chance to capture a day at this stunning venue. But then I got to meet and chat with this wonderful couple, and my excitement quickly changed from being venue-based to being all about getting to work with these two amazing people as they started their married life together.

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Mill of Kintail and Holiday Inn Kanata Wedding: Carolyn + Matthew

Kanata Holiday Inn Wedding Stephanie Beach PhotographyWhen planning a wedding there are certain time frames when it comes to booking vendors. The first is normally the venue itself, then, shortly thereafter, the wedding photographer. And all of this normally about a year before the wedding day. Our current average for booking is about 8 to 9 months before the big day, which gives them lots of time to figure out all the details of their pending nuptials.

Carolyn + Matthew did things a little faster than that.

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