Top Posts of 2018

Temples-Sugar-Bush-Wedding-Perth-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyWhen 2018 started I was really worried that I wouldn’t be able to hit my goal numbers for weddings and sessions. But really I just had to have faith that things would work out (provided I put in the work of course), because in the end, this year was absolutely amazing!

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Dear 2018, Thank You

Temple's-Sugar-Bush-Wedding-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyMy end-of-the-year blog posts have grown in number over the years, but it is my annual Thank You post that really puts things in perspective for me. I have such an incredible job in which I get to be a part of some really special moments. Our clients invite me into their wedding days, their homes and their families to do my work and when I sit down to write out this post I really am so humbled by the amazing experiences I get to be a part of each year.

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Surprise Proposal at Upper Canada Village: Alexis + Peter

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Proposal sessions have to be some of my favourite things to do! Not only do you get to meet a new couple and have a great time grabbing some engagement photos for them, but before all that starts you get to capture the very beginning of their wedding story!

They can be a little nerve-wracking for us too as you never know exactly what is going to happen – by which I mean where they are going to stand and face (you can chat about it beforehand, but there is no adjustments possible during the main event). Although somehow I think the whole thing is more nerve-wracking for the one popping the question! But Peter did an absolutely marvelous job and it was so exciting to get to see the look of surprise and excitement on Alexis’ face!!

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Hindu Temple of Ottawa-Carleton & Canadian Museum of History Wedding: Christy + Pradeep

Museum-of-History-Hindu-Wedding-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyI get a little nervous before each of our weddings. It is a good kind of nervous that keeps me on my toes throughout the day and is also mostly fueled by excitement, so it isn’t anything I would really change moving forward. But for Christy + Deep’s wedding day I was much more than just a little nervous as not only was this a wedding day, it was our very first Hindu wedding. But in the end, there was really nothing new to be nervous about. The wedding day was gorgeous, everyone was so incredibly kind and helpful all day long, and we couldn’t have worked with a sweeter (or funnier) couple than Christy + Deep!

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Temple’s Sugar Bush Wedding: Devin + Bradley

Temple's-Sugar-Bush-Wedding-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographySometimes I struggle with what to write about in these blog posts. It can often be hard to think of things to say that I haven’t already included in a post, or where to draw the line in terms of what stays personal and what goes public. But for Devin + Brad, the hard part about this post is figuring out where to start as there were just so many amazing moments (and photos) throughout their entire wedding day!

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