Mill of Kintail Winter Engagement Session: Natasha + Jon

Mill-of-Kintail-Winter-Engagement-Session-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyI have mentioned it before, but I really will do just about anything for my clients and their photos. I often end up lying on the ground during my session to get  a unique angle, although as I mentioned to Natasha + Jon during their session, this is really only suggested for wide shots as a straight up the nose angle isn’t flattering for anyone. I can also be seen with mud all over my shoes, dirt on pants, and squatting is something I can do for days thanks to the long stretches of it during wedding ceremonies. But in the case of winter sessions, the dedication to getting the shot is probably best exemplified by the bruises that are currently covering my shins.

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Jack Pine Trail & Watson’s Mill Winter Engagement Session: Jolani + Josh

Jack-Pine-Trail-Watson's-Mill-Winter-Engagement-Session-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyI often get asked by clients when we are planning their winter engagement session, how much snow is too much? And the answer is that there isn’t a limit. Jolani + Josh’s session is a great example as Mother Nature can be even weirder than usual when it comes to winter forecasts.

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Museum of Nature Engagement Session: Hannah + Curtis

Museum-of-Nature-Winter-Engagement-Session-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographySo we all know that Ottawa is cold this time of the year. And therefore, whether or not you have been part of one, you could figure out that outdoor engagement session (or really outdoor sessions of any kind) could be a little more than uncomfortable when you factor in all the time spent without coats on. And that is why looking at indoor locations can be a really great idea for your session. So when Hannah + Curtis suggested doing their photos in and around the Canadian Museum of Nature, I was super on board!

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Perth Winter Engagement Session: Kirsten + Kyle

Perth-Winter-Engagement-Session-Stephanie-Beach-Photography-SnowstormSo a little bid of my driving adventures before we get into the real post – not more than 30 minutes before I arrived for Kirsten + Kyle’s engagement session, my car was pretty much in a ditch and needed to be pulled out by the super nice farmer Paul and his tractor. So to say that driving down to Perth was a bit treacherous at times is a little bit of an understatement.

But it was so a million per cent worth it as these two, in this location, with all this gorgeous fresh, falling snow was absolute heaven and so worth the drive!!!

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Ottawa Winter Engagement Session: Chloe + Jonathan

Ottawa-Winter-Engagement-Session-Stephanie-Beach-PhotographyWinter in Canada can be pretty harsh, and winter in Ottawa can be even worse! Now, I know there are a lot of cold places in the world, and Ottawa is not really known to be the absolute coldest (although for at least two days this year so far it has been – brr), but when you are standing outside among the cold and bitter wind, the weather can get to you, no question about that. This is even more true when you are doing all this without wearing a coat – just ask Chloe + Jonathan!

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