Ottawa Arboretum Winter Engagement Session: Jennifer + Steve

Ottawa-Arboretum-Winter-Engagement-Session-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyFall in Ottawa this year was super weird, mostly because it lasted about a week before the cold, cold winter temperatures hit the capitol. And then, basically the day before Jennifer + Steve’s session, the snow came super early too. But although it was super chilly for early November, the cross-over of the season definitely gave a unique and awesome background for their session.

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Ornamental Gardens Engagement Session: Casandra + Alex

Ornamental-Gardens-Engagement-Session-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyThe Ornamental Gardens are quickly becoming one of my absolute favourite portrait locations in the city! The Arboretum across the way is lovely of course, and I enjoy shooting there too (especially now that the Fall colours are starting to pop up everywhere) but there is just something about the gardens that take it to the next level – and honestly I think it’s those greenhouses just down the street!

I have been lucky enough to capture several sessions there, and was so happy to get to shoot another one there with Casandra + Alex. I had such a lovely afternoon with them strolling around the gardens and to make things even more wonderful than they already were, these two absolutely killed it when it came to their photos!!

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Monk Environmental Park Engagement Session: Chantalle + Sebastien

Monk-Environmental-Park-Kanata-Forest-Engagement-Session-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyI often go driving around the city looking for interesting spots for sessions (there are so many random spots marked on my phone’s map for future reference). And it was about two years ago or so that I found some really cool forested areas out in Kanata. I have suggested them to a few couples as possible spots for their engagement session, but for various reasons (mostly having to do with the season), they didn’t get selected, until now that is. And although I absolutely love this park/trail/forest with its super cute bridge, adorable paths and great light, I think Chantalle + Sebastien could have made literally any spot look like a million bucks!

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Ottawa Ornamental Gardens Engagement Session: Ellen + Mike

Ottawa-Experimental-Farm-Engagement-Session-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyI am so incredibly happy that the weather forecast was wrong leading up to Ellen + Mike’s engagement session! Everything had been calling for rain – so much so that we were thinking of alternative locations and some indoor spots. Thankfully, come Sunday morning the skies looked completely clear and super sunny and the forecast changed its opinion on the whole rain matter.

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