Lago Bar & Grill Restaurant Wedding: Jennifer + Kyle

Ottawa-Lago-Wedding-Stephanie-Beach-Photography-confederation-park-dows-lakeWhen I showed up at the Arc Hotel to start Jenn’s bridal prep I walked into a room of cool, calm and collected ladies (and one of the cutest flowergirls ever, who let me know exactly who her mommy was and that I was not to steal her). They were all just so relaxed and positive, it was an absolutely joy to be around. Mix that with the absolutely stunning details Jenn had set aside for me (look at those shoes!!!) and it was definitely the absolute best way to start a wedding day.

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Lago Bar & Grill Restaurant Wedding: Jennifer + Kyle, Sneak Peek

Ottawa-Lago-Wedding-Stephanie-Beach-Photography-ring-invitationSo any bride planning their big day knows that they need to have a Plan B in case of rain (assuming you are doing at least some portion of your day outdoors), and Jenn was prepared with that Plan B. She had discussed it with her wedding planner and us as her photographers. Her ceremony was indoors so no worries there, and we had lots of umbrellas and towels/sheets (to stand on and keep her dress dry) at the ready should the showers come during their first look and portraits. But what do you do when it hails – in August?

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Le Belvedere Wedding: Karen + Jason

le-belvedere-wakefield-bridge-wedding-stephanie-beach-photography-62There were so many amazingly touching moments during Karen + Jay’s wedding. So many in fact that as I was editing their photos, I would stumble across one that would remind me of a moment, and I would scribble a note about how I wanted to write about it for their blog post. So I now have a list as long as my arm full of just the sweetest little moments from their wedding day and I am completely filled with joy and warmth when I read through it.

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Strathmere Lodge Wedding: Ashley + Kurt

Strathmere Lodge Wedding Stephanie Beach Photography34Weddings with themes can sometimes be tricky to plan. How do you know where to draw the line so that your guests can see the theme and ideas you had without bashing them in the head with it all and becoming cheesy? Well just ask Ashley + Kurt, because these two put together a beautiful wedding with a classic vintage feel.

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Strathmere Lodge Wedding: Ashley + Kurt, Sneak Peek

Strathmere Lodge Wedding Stephanie Beach Photography 01When it comes to wedding day portraits we get to be really creative, especially at venues we go to on a regular basis. We of course have our go to poses and locations, but we like to give each of our couples something special, something just for them.

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