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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Ottawa Arboretum Engagement Session: Jessica + Steve

Arboretum-Engagement-Session-Stephanie-Beach-Photography-catMorning sessions are quickly become a new favourite thing of mine. Sure, I have to get up pretty early to be able to get my gear prepped and breakfast eaten (and ensure I am actually awake enough to use my camera properly), but the benefits far outweigh having to set that early morning alarm. So when we were setting up a date for Jessica + Steve’s session, I was definitely up for meeting up at the very start of the day.

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Ottawa Arboretum Engagement Session: Jessica + Steve, Sneak Peek

Arboretum-Engagement-Session-Stephanie-Beach-Photography-maple-treeWhenever couples ask me if they can include their pet(s) in their engagement session I am always 100 per cent up for it. Not only will it allow me to grab some different photos for them, but it was also let them capture their family in full, including their furry, four-legged companions. The only recommendation or request I make is for them to try to bring someone along who can take care of the furry family members while we capture some non-pet focused photos.

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Temple’s Sugar Bush Wedding: Samantha + David

temple's-sugar-bush-fall-wedding-stephanie-beach-photography-bride-groom-portraitI have talked before about how lovely a venue Temple’s Sugar Bush is. It has such a great atmosphere and some of the very best people in the industry working there. And the surrounding land is absolutely gorgeous – a complete haven for nature lovers like myself.

Put all of that wonderfulness into my favourite season and the possibilities are absolutely endless!!

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