Temple’s Sugar Bush Wedding: Emilie + Maxime

Temple's-Sugar-Bush-Wedding-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyThe 2018 wedding season was pretty darn amazing and I don’t think there could have been any better way to wrap up all this amazing-ness than with Emilie + Maxie’s wedding day! Not only was it at one of our absolute favourite venues, but these two were just about the sweetest, cutest people we have ever worked with! And they of course included their baby boy – I mean, does it get any cuter than a baby in a suit?!

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Killaloe Winter Engagement Session: Patricia + Mike

Ottawa-Valley-Winter-Engagement-Session-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyWe are fortunate enough to work with couples we really love and who share a similar outlook when it comes to their wedding days. They trust us to be able to capture that for them and it really does mean the world to us. And sometimes we find couples (or rather they find us) that we really, really click with. Couples who have that  down-to-earth, genuinely kind nature we are drawn to. The nicest thing about all of this, is that we end up having so much fun each and every time we get to hang out with them. Patricia + Mike are, without question, one of these couples!

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Killaloe Winter Engagement Session: Patricia + Mike, Sneak Peek

Ottawa-Valley-Winter-Engagement-Session-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographySo as all of your friends and family have probably notified you through social media, it’s snowing again – and not just a little either. Despite the fact that the snow was almost gone from most yards and the temperature was quite delightful outside recently, the chilly wind and snow are back.

But I’m not complaining because the fresh snow made for an absolutely gorgeous backdrop for Patricia + Mike’s winter engagement session, which was made all the better by the fact that these two were an absolute delight to spend an afternoon with!

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Mackenzie King Estate Engagement Session: Dana + Matthew

Gatineau-Park-Winter-Engagement-Session-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyI love winter engagement sessions! And, if I’m being honest, I think winter may be my favourite season to shoot engagement sessions. Don’t get me wrong, I love engagement sessions any time of the year, but there is just something magical about an engaged couple in love amidst a snow covered landscape. Bundled up in a big scarf and wrapped up in each other’s arms – it doesn’t get much better than that really. I think the proof is in the pudding really, I mean just look at what Dana + Matt pulled off during their session at Gatineau Park.

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Merrickville Engagement Session: Devin + Brad

Merrickville-Winter-Engagement-Session-Stephanie-Beach-Photography-snow-sunflare-coupleThe air hurt my face today. Honestly, I walked from the car to the cart return area at the grocery store earlier today and the skin on my forehead felt like it was going to die. I was properly dressed and almost completely covered from head to toe except for that one area on my forehead and the bitter cold wind found it and attacked with a vengeance!

I realize I am far from the first person to complain about the cold, and so far Ottawa isn’t the worst off in comparison to other place with the bizarre cold snap everyone is feeling right now, but I bring it up because that cold wind reminded me so much of my first winter engagement session of this season. It was cold and the wind was bitter and vengeful, but luckily it wasn’t nearly as bad as it was today and even more luckily, I got to hang out with some pretty awesome people and one really great dog!

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