Ottawa Arboretum Anniversary Session: Mary-Gail + Michael

Fall-Arboretum-Anniversary-Session-Ottawa-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographySome DJs do what is called an anniversary dance to kick off the evening. They bring all the couples onto the dance floor and as the song plays they slowly dwindle down the group by getting the more recently married couples to sit back down. In the end, the longest marriages stand before everyone and it is always so amazing and inspiring to see them still in love, but more than that, still having a great time together! I don’t think Sarah + Kelvin’s wedding day had an anniversary dance, but if they had Sarah’s parents Mary-Gail + Michael, with 38 years of married happiness, definitely would have been standing in front of everyone at the end of the song.

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Sheila McKee Park Anniversary Portrait Session: Karen + Jason

Anniversary-Portrait-Session-Sheila-McKee-Park-Stephanie-Beach-Photography-fall-forestI know I have said it before, in fact I am pretty sure I have said it multiple times this year alone, but we get to work with the very best couples. Amazing people who are so lovely! But when the wedding day is over, it can sometimes be a while before we get to see them again.

Our calendars are so full during the year, that we don’t get a ton of free time to hang out with people outside of weddings and other sessions – at least not during the peak seasons. Now, I’m not complaining, because I do love my job very much, but it is always great to catch up with some of the people we photographed on their wedding days and finding the time for that can be difficult. And that’s why I was so excited when Jay reached out to me about an anniversary session for him and his wife Karen!

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Ottawa Newborn Photography: Kane, Sneak Peek

Ottawa-Lifestyle-Newborn[-Photography-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyDave and I wanted to take a moment to wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving!! We hope everyone is getting a chance to enjoy some quality time with the people they love the most (and share some delicious food too).

I don’t think there is any better way to celebrate this holiday of togetherness and thankfulness than with a sneak peek of Baby Kane’s newborn session as this little guy really does embody so much of both of those things.

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Portrait Photography: Make-A-Wish, 150 Wishes

Make-A-Wish-150-Wishes-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyIf you follow us even semi-regularly, you will already know how much we love working with Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario. Not only does this charity do such amazing work in our community, but the people who work and volunteer there are truly some of the best in the world! So when they called us and asked if we wanted to be a part of a very special campaign we not only said yes, but were super happy to do so.

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Ottawa Winter Maternity Session: Marie-France + Jonathan

Ottawa-Maternity-Session-Stephanie-Beach-Photography-Winter-pregnancy-trees-forestThe snow seems to finally be gone now (well mostly) and even though I am glad to see the first signs of Spring popping up around the neighbourhood, I absolutely loved getting to capture one last portrait session with the gorgeous winter backdrop.

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