Strathmere Inn & Lonestar Ranch Wedding: Jolani + Josh

Strathmere-Inn-Lonestar-Ranch-Wedding-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographySo I really like my birthday – like really like it. I am actually the type of person to give myself not only a birthday week, but a birthday month! But historically, I have never been able to celebrate my birthday on the actual day. When I was in university, exams always ruined the birthday spirit and all the celebrations would be postponed until after everyone had suffered through all their tests. Then when I was working as an engineer, the end of March was one of the absolute busiest times of the year and everything would once again get pushed a week or so. So when I starting working for just myself, I figured I would be able to set the day aside for celebrations – but that only works if you don’t book anything on the date.

But I didn’t mind sharing the date with Jolani + Josh for even a second! These two are so kind and wonderful that I had no problems postponing my birthday celebrations a little bit to be able to capture their wedding day! And as an added bonus, these amazing people took time out of their special day to highlight my birthday by gifting us a delicious birthday cake – how cool is that?!

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Ottawa City Hall & 3 Brewers Wedding: Amy + Luc

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So, fun fact, did you know that City Hall doesn’t perform wedding ceremonies on long weekends? Well neither did I. In fact, that’s how Amy + Luc’s wedding day initially got split over two days. But when all was said and done, I actually really liked the multi-day wedding as for me, it meant I got to grab two different looks for the photos both in outfits and locations, which was super fun.

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Ottawa Ornamental Gardens Engagement Session: Melissa + Rami

Ottawa-Ornamental-Gardens-Engagement-Session-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyPretty much every photographer know about Golden Hour. it’s that gorgeous time in the evening as sunset approaches where the sun is lower in the sky and creates a nice warm glow that lights subjects up so beautifully. It is my favourite time to do engagement sessions as it really is just so wonderful to shoot in! Golden Hour is so well known that even a lot of our clients have heard of it and are looking for the type of images we create using that light.

As soon as I mentioned that I preferred to start sessions later in the day, Melissa + Rami knew why right away. And as the sun started to dip beneath the horizon, we were able to create even more spectacular images! And as I mentioned in their sneak peek photos, these two really know how to sizzle in front of a camera!!

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Temple’s Sugar Bush Wedding: Katlyn + Steven

temples-sugar-bush-wedding-stephanie-beach-photography-portraits-bride-groom-rain-leaves-fallDo you know what happens when lobbyist and other very political people get together for a wedding? One of the funniest and most enjoyable weddings ever!! (it sounded like a really bad joke, but wasn’t one)

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Temple’s Sugar Bush Wedding: Katlyn + Steven, Sneak Peek

Temples-Sugar-Bush-Fall-Wedding-Rain-Engagement-Indoor-Ceremony-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyWe really do get to work with the best couples. Sweet and funny, and of course, so very much in love – it is a breeze to photograph their wedding days! But what makes them ridiculously fun is when their wedding party is a blast too and Katlyn + Steve’s group was truly awesome!

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