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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Ottawa Notre Dame Cathedral Wedding: Helene + Kevin

Ottawa-Notre-Dame-Cathedral-Wedding-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyThree years ago we were walking out of the Chateau Laurier after finishing our coverage of an absolutely lovely wedding day. We had just finished taking a few night photos around the hotel and we were walking back through the main hall to get to our car. This is when we were stopped by a gentleman asking if we were photographers and if we could take a photo of him and his date. They were such a lovely couple and we hadn’t actually completely put away our gear yet, so of course we said yes. I sent over the images to him a little while later and that was that.

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Ottawa Major’s Hill Engagement Session: Victoria + Nathan

Majors-Hill-Park-Engagement-Session-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyI love when couples come to sessions with an idea or two for photos . And I love it even more when they want to incorporate a little bit more of their personalities into their photos. So when Victoria + Nathan wanted to add a game of Magic, a small white pumpkin and some tree climbing into their session I was all for it! Add a couple Instax cameras and it definitely made for a super fun session!

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Byward Market Engagement Session: Sarah + Isabelle

Byward-Market-Engagement-Session-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyI don’t know if there was any better way to wrap up Sarah + Isabelle’s engagement session than by popping into one of the many patios in the Byward Market for a drink! And not only did these two amazing ladies know how to end their session on a high note, they were also an absolute dream to work with making their entire session absolutely effortless and so much fun!

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Major’s Hill Park & Ottawa Locks Engagement Session: Michelle + Colin

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A Plan B is one of the most important things I think you can have when planning your wedding. Normally the backup plan is in case it rains. So considering things like, where your outdoor ceremony will be moved to, and what indoor or covered location can you use for your family photos, etc. For us it often includes whipping out our collection of umbrellas, towels and things to put under long dresses to keep them off the ground (as much as possible at least). We have been doing this for a while now and we pretty much know the options for when the weather is less than desirable on a wedding day.

But what about an engagement session? Well, more often than not, our couples decide to reschedule their session for a less wet day. Other times we roll with it and get some different (and cool) images. Either way, there are still loads of options. So what Plan B do you whip out when you show up to your engagement session location and there is a huge festival being set up right smack dab in the middle of it? Because that is exactly what happened to Michelle + Colin’s engagement session a little earlier this month.

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