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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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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Lansdowne Park Engagement Session: Tricia + Branden

Lansdowne-Engagement-Session-Ottawa-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographySo I started writing the sneak peek blog post for Tricia + Branden’s engagement session at Lansdowne park a little earlier this week. However, I kept getting super distracted with a variety of things and only got the time to finish it up today. But then I figured, why do a sneak peek of their session when the photos are done and I could just share the whole post here from the get go?!

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Gatineau Park Backyard Engagement: Kristen + Chris

Gatineau-Park-Engagement-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyMy favourite locations for engagement sessions are always the ones that have a real significance to the future bride and groom. Whether it is where they had their first date, the trail they walk along every Sunday afternoon, or a place full of childhood memories, something with a special meaning for them (or even just one of them) always translates to being a great venue for these sessions! It also means the final images are not only a great marker of this time in their lives, but also of this special place.

So when Kristen mentioned that she was interested in doing her and Chris’ engagement session at her grandparents home I was definitely on board!

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