Event Photography at Aberdeen Pavilion: Make-A-Wish, Four Wishes Event, Sneak Peek

Make-A-Wish Four Wishes Event Stephanie Beach PhotographyLast weekend was definitely a busy one and it all started with this fantastic event!

We were so lucky to be able to photograph Make-A-Wish’s Annual Four Wishes Event. This event was so much fun for everyone who was there, but more importantly it supported Tysen’s Mission to a Million in order to help grant the wishes of local children.

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Happy Anniversary Caren + Jason

Museum of Nature Wedding PhotographyHappy First Anniversary to Caren + Jason!!

 Your wedding day was so touching and I was incredibly honoured to be a part of it.

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Museum of Nature Wedding: Caren + Jason

Caren+Jason204.02I mentioned this in their sneak peek, but Caren + Jason made my final wedding of 2013 a memorable event. Their wedding was full of so much meaning and love it took my breath away. Their ceremony was held at the Rideau Park United Church, and afterwards we headed to the the Museum of Nature in downtown Ottawa to shoot their formal portraits.

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Froggy Research

I always arrive to my shoot location early. I do this to check out the lighting and make sure the different photo spots I was thinking of will work for the shoot on that particular day. When I am shooting at a new location, I like to check it out in advance if at all possible. You see, I am a planner, so I like to know what I am getting into with respect to lighting and spots for photos as best as possible. Sometimes it isn’t possible to check things out in person and lucky for me in this age of technology, there are almost always photos online.

This past weekend Dave and I did some research for possible shots at the Museum of Nature. While we were there we visited the various exhibits including the Special Frogs exhibit. Now, I am not a frog lover, in fact they often gross me out immensely. But the teeny-tiny, brightly-coloured ones make me happy, like the below tree frog.

Museum of Nature Tree FrogIsn’t this little guy cute?! Besides getting some shots of little frogs, we found so many fantastic spots for photos and I am oh so looking forward to my shoot there later this year!! Ottawa is such a beautiful city and I love that I not only get to live here, but also photograph others here as they celebrate their lives.