Strathmere Lodge Wedding: Samantha + Damjan

Strathmere-Lodge-Fall-Wedding-Ottawa-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographySamantha + Damjan may just be the most awesome people ever! Not only are they drop dead gorgeous, but they are genuinely kind, thoughtful and loving too! Throw into all of that their two adorable children (who hijacked their ceremony) and all of their incredibly fun friends and family and this was definitely a wedding day we will never forget!!

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Temple’s Sugar Bush Wedding: Megan + Brendan

Temple's-Sugar-Bush-Country-Wedding-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyIf you watch our social media feeds and/or read our blog regularly than you will have probably noticed that we photograph a lot of weddings at Temple’s Sugar Bush. We are there 6 or 7 times a year and I honestly love that we visit this wonderful venue (and all of the truly amazing staff) so often. But the time always comes each year where we are photographing our last wedding there and although this year that was Megan + Brendan’s wedding day. And although we are said that we won’t be shooting on their grounds until next year, Megan + Brendan were such a fantastic way to end off our 2019 Temple’s weddings.

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Temple’s Sugar Bush Wedding: Katherine + Mike

Temples-Sugar-Bush-Wedding-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyWe’ve had some pretty hot weddings, and although Katherine + Mike’s day wasn’t the hottest on record for us, it was a very, very close second! But all’s well that ends well and this wedding ended very well as at the end of the day these two absolutely wonderful people were married!

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Strathmere Inn & Lonestar Ranch Wedding: Jolani + Josh

Strathmere-Inn-Lonestar-Ranch-Wedding-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographySo I really like my birthday – like really like it. I am actually the type of person to give myself not only a birthday week, but a birthday month! But historically, I have never been able to celebrate my birthday on the actual day. When I was in university, exams always ruined the birthday spirit and all the celebrations would be postponed until after everyone had suffered through all their tests. Then when I was working as an engineer, the end of March was one of the absolute busiest times of the year and everything would once again get pushed a week or so. So when I starting working for just myself, I figured I would be able to set the day aside for celebrations – but that only works if you don’t book anything on the date.

But I didn’t mind sharing the date with Jolani + Josh for even a second! These two are so kind and wonderful that I had no problems postponing my birthday celebrations a little bit to be able to capture their wedding day! And as an added bonus, these amazing people took time out of their special day to highlight my birthday by gifting us a delicious birthday cake – how cool is that?!

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Event Photography at the Shaw Centre: Make-A-Wish Wine for Wishes 2019

Make-A-Wish-Wine-for-Wishes-2019-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyMake-A-Wish’s Wine for Wishes event is an extra special event for us. Not only is it a great night filled with some of the very best food and drink vendors in the area, and not only does it support a cause that we believe it so very much, but it also is the marker for our work with this wonderful charity. Wine for Wishes was the very first event we covered for Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario over 5 years ago and it therefore acts as a sort of anniversary for Dave and I. We love our work with Make-A-Wish so very much and each and every event truly is such an incredibly rewarding experience. And of course, this year’s Wine for Wishes was not only rewarding, but so much fun!!

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