Ottawa Arboretum First Birthday Portraits + Cake Smash: Ella


The original plan was for Sweet Little Ella to have a cake smash outside in the Arboretum followed by a big family birthday party at home a couple weeks later. And although she did have a cake smash in the Arboretum, thanks to Covid, her birthday party was a quiet affair at home with Mom and Dad. But it was all still great fun, and hey, this way she got to smash multiple cakes and donut towers … well, she got to touch them all slightly and then get really upset about it – same thing right?!

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Ottawa Lifestyle Newborn Session: Jeremy

Ottawa-Lifestyle-Newborn-Session-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyNewborn babies are so incredibly precious. And their time in that itty-bitty newborn stage is pretty short as it isn’t long before they are growing like a weed. So to be able to capture this time and all of those tiny baby details for a new family is so special. And as an added bonus, getting to spend some time with amazing parents like Sabrina + Charles just makes lifestyle newborn sessions even sweeter.

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Ottawa Lifestyle Family Photography: Kristyn, Alistair + Layla

Ottawa-Lifestyle-Family-Photography-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyIf I’m being honest, weddings will always be my favourite type of session, but lifestyle family sessions are definitely a very close second. There is just something so wonderful about getting to spend a couple hours with a family and capturing all sorts of quality time together. And that wonderfulness is made a million times better when we get to do it all for a past wedding couple!

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Ottawa Family Christmas Session: Naomi, Adam + Evalyn

Lifestyle-Christmas-Family-Session-Stephanie-Beach-Photography-Ottawa-story-book-treeI absolutely love getting to catch up with our clients over the years. Watching them grow their families and progress in their lives is so amazing! And it is made even better by the fact that our clients truly are some of the best people out there.

I was so excited to get to work with Naomi + Adam again, and getting to see their adorable little girl, Evalyn again was just such a joy!

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Home Sweet Home

Spring Flowers Stephanie Beach PhotographyDave and I come home from the UK today. I am writing this before we have even left, but I know it is going to be an amazing trip. I have been looking forward to it for months now – perhaps even longer.

When we left, the trees and flowers were really only getting started. It should be interesting to see what they look like now, nearly 3 weeks later with no one looking after them.

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