Perth Stewart Park Wedding: Tori + Jarred

I remember falling in love with this park the very first time I visited it. I instantly thought it would be so lovely to have a wedding in Stewart Park, and now many years later, we have captured multiple weddings and/or wedding day portraits (in addition to engagement and family sessions) and yet, I am just as much in love with the area as I was on the first visit.

So when Tori + Jarred changed up their wedding day plans and decided to have their entire day in the park I was 100% on board!

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Cedarhill Golf & Country Club Ottawa Wedding: Karrington + Adam

Wow, we just barely squeezed this wedding day in before everything got super shutdown here in Ontario. And I am sooo glad we did! Karrington + Adam had already changed up their wedding plans so much that I would have hated for them to have to take it down to the barest of bones at the last minute. But that wasn’t needed and they had a beautiful, intimate ceremony surrounded by friends + family and lots of love from those watching at home.

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Watson’s Mill Engagement Session: Melanie + Michael

Watsons-Mill-Engagement-Session-Ottawa-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyI often get asked by couples planning their engagement session, ‘what happens if it rains?’. And I pretty much always answer with the fact that it is really up to them. Most couples choose to reschedule their session for another day, others like to roll the dice and see if the forecast is wrong, or if there will be a big enough break in the cloud to squeeze their session in. And some like to just roll with the punches and let their session be rainy.

When the forecast turned gloomy before Melanie + Michael’s engagement session, they chose to reschedule their date. So we bumped it a little bit and of course, when we showed up at Watson’s Mill for the new date, the skies were looking pretty dark, ominous, and wet!

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Almonte Wedding: Tarah + Derek

Almonte-Wedding-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyIt seems so fitting that it is raining as I write this blog post as that was like an unofficial extra theme of Tarah + Derek’s wedding day. It was raining when we arrived at prep and it poured pretty much the rest of the day. But honestly, I don’t think anyone really cared. I mean, at the end of the day these two wonderful people were married and everyone had a great time – and really, isn’t that what really matters?!

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Strathmere Inn Wedding: Diana + John

Strathmere-Inn-Ottawa-Wedding-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyThe rain never had a chance of dampening Diana + John’s wedding day! Not only did the sunshine of John’s life brighten up the otherwise dreary day, but just seeing how these two looked at each other and how they made each other laugh with such joy, would bring a smile to just about anyone!

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