Ottawa Winter Maternity Session: Marie-France + Jonathan, Sneak Peek

Ottawa-Maternity-Session-Stephanie-Beach-Photography-Winter-pregnancy-trees-forestMarie-France + Jonathan were one of our absolutely amazing 2016 wedding couples. Their wedding day was beautiful and was, without a doubt, an absolute blast for everyone – including us! And right after they got their wedding photos, they let me know that I would hopefully be hearing from them in the next year or so as they started their family – and less than a year later, that’s exactly what happened!

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Les Fougeres (Chelsea, Quebec) Engagement: Alyssa + David

Indoor-Engagement-Session-Chelsea-Quebec-Stephanie-Beach-Photography-winter-wineI first met Alyssa + David in a coffee shop halfway between our two homes. We chatted for a good long while about their plans. When they mentioned that they wanted to do their engagement session at a restaurant, I felt it was oh so fitting to keep with the cute indoor settings.

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Ottawa Family Session: Christina, Marc + Emmett

Ottawa-Family-Photographer-Stephanie-Beach-Photography-indoor-session-baby-guitar-musicI head into most of my session with a couple poses or shots in mind, just in case my brain decides to go blank on me in the middle of things. Most of the time I capture those just so they are checked off, but the best shots tend to come from the inspiration I get from my clients. Christina, Marc + Emmett’s family session wasn’t really any different. I had a few backup shots going into things, but their fantastic personalities and Emmett’s absolute adorableness really did the rest in terms of inspiration (and of course, the fantastic light in their home really helped a ton too!).

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Les Fougeres (Chelsea, Quebec) Engagement: Alyssa + David, Sneak Peek

Indoor-Engagement-Session-Chelsea-Quebec-Stephanie-Beach-Photography-coffee-shopAlyssa + David had planned for a primarily indoor engagement session from the get-go, so when the weather called for a boatload of rain on the day of their session (in February), we all figured it didn’t really impact the plans too much. It’s funny how things work out in the end really, as for most of our couples, that much rain on their session date would end up in having to rescheduling the whole thing to another (hopefully) drier day.

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Ottawa Family Session: Christina, Marc + Emmett, Sneak Peek

Ottawa Family Photographer Stephanie Beach PhotographyI have zero musical skills – seriously none. Dave (who has lots of skill when it comes to music, as anyone who has been lucky enough to hear him play will tell you) taught me half of a whimsical duo one time and every so often I remember a portion of it (you may know it by the fact that you play the portion I know with your knuckles), but other than that I cannot play anything resembling a song or really anything even remotely pleasant to the ear. And perhaps it is because I cannot play that I find it so amazing when I meet those who can and get to watch and listen to them play.

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