Stonefields Estate Wedding: Tara + Dion

It had been almost exactly six months since Dave and I captured a full wedding day. I have been lucky enough to photograph a few elopements here and there, but nothing that lasted more than a couple hours. So when we headed over to the gorgeous Stonefields Estate for Tara + Dion’s wedding we knew our bodies were about to take a beating. But every aching, sore muscle was a million per cent worth it because not only was this day stunning, but Tara + Dion made sure to fill it with so much love and awesomeness that I almost didn’t notice my tired feet, almost.

Continue reading “Stonefields Estate Wedding: Tara + Dion”

Ottawa Surprise Elopement: Allison + Matt

In getting this post together I had to go look up the most recent wedding featured here to remember how to title this one, etc., and you know what I realized? It has been 6 months since our last wedding!! SIX MONTHS!! That’s absolutely crazy to me! If I had to guess, I would have likely guessed 4 months at the most, but I obviously would have been wrong about that. But as much as this pandemic and the forced changes on weddings and events has affected me and other vendors, it has affected all of our couples too. So many people have had to drastically change their wedding day plans and it’s not an easy situation to be in. Nearly every couple we have and are working with is doing things slightly differently, including Allison + Matt

Continue reading “Ottawa Surprise Elopement: Allison + Matt”

Ottawa Arboretum Engagement Session: Karrington + Adam

Ottawa-Arboretum-Engagement-Session-Stephanie-Beach-Photography-dog-petTo be honest, I was a little anxious about Karrington + Adam’s engagement session. Don’t get me wrong, I was super excited to get to hang out with them again and even more pumped to meet their puppers, Honey. I was a touch anxious because it had been sooooo very long since I had done a couple session. In fact, I had only just started being allowed to photograph any sort of session.

Continue reading “Ottawa Arboretum Engagement Session: Karrington + Adam”

Temple’s Sugar Bush Winter Wedding: Alexis + Peter:

Temple's-Country-Wedding-Sugar-Bush-Winter-Wedding-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyWinter weddings can be a little tricky. Of course it is cold and we need to adjust how we work outside to make sure no one gets frostbite, but there is also that pesky sun. The shorter days and earlier sunsets mean we end up with less daylight for outdoor photos, and if you aren’t super keen on having a first look (which is always our first suggestion on how to work with the shorter days), it can be a little tricky to get everything captured in the best lighting. But worry not because there are always solutions and we can work pretty darn quickly when we need to and that is exactly what we did for Alexis + Peter’s winter wedding! Continue reading “Temple’s Sugar Bush Winter Wedding: Alexis + Peter:”

Canadian Museum of Nature Winter Wedding: Jennifer + Steve

Museum-of-Nature-Winter-Wedding-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyJenn + Steve’s wedding day started off with clear weather, then moved into freezing rain/slush, and ended up having a mini-blizzard right in the middle of it! In fact, at one point in the day, the snowflakes were so dense and large that they looked completely fake (like they were made of foam and a wind machine)! Jenn wanted snow on her wedding day and boy-oh-boy did she get it! This wonderfully sweet couple definitely made the most of it during their portrait portion of the day! Getting completely drenched by the snow was definitely worth the shots we got out in that less than pleasant weather.⁠⠀

Continue reading “Canadian Museum of Nature Winter Wedding: Jennifer + Steve”