There’s something magnificent about being a tiny human surrounded by 100 year old giants. It’s both terrifying and awe-inspiring, standing in the midst of grand sequoia trees, some- like the General Sherman Tree-currently being the tallest living tree on earth. The stories these trees could tell!

Hiking from top to bottom through Kings Canyon & Sequoia National Park with Micah and Ashley for their #travelwithManifesto destination engagement session was an adventure! We spent the day exploring the rugged landscapes around the park, strolling under canopies of redwood trees with their beautiful rusty red bark contrasting the deep green leaves. Once the sun started to dip below the horizon, we ended our day at a rocky outlook where Micah and Ashley held each other close, enjoying the moment while taking in the best sunset.

Micah and Ashley, congratulations on taking the next step in your lives together! It was so much fun exploring the grandness of the Sequoia’s with you guys. Your sense of adventure and love for each other is inspiring. Looking forward to sharing your Joshua Tree National Park photos very soon!

“In life, it’s not where you go, it’s who you travel with.” – Charles Schulz

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Last summer we had the honour of photographing Jared & Nicole’s intimate wedding in Banff, Alberta. Their wedding was a little extra special to us because Jared is the brother of one of our lead photographers, Joshua! Not only did we get to spend a week away with family, but we were surrounded by the most beautiful sites and sounds that Canada has to offer.

Nicole started her morning off with her best gal pals at The Hair Company getting primped and pampered (a rare treat for her, as a hairstylist)! Everything came together wonderfully, from her wildflower bouquet from Willow Flower Co., to her open back dress from It’s Your Day Bridal. The ladies headed back to their hotel at Buffalo Mountain Lodge for a special ‘first look’ with Nicole and her dad. It was such an adorable and emotional moment (scroll down to see dad’s reaction)! From there the two joined the rest of the wedding party and headed towards the ceremony. It was there at the Tunnel Mountain Reservoir beside a staggering mountain range, Jared and Nicole said I do and took their first steps (errr, dance moves!) as husband and wife.

Shortly afterward, some wicked storm clouds rolled in and threatened rain for their wedding party formals. Thankfully, it only poured briefly and we got as lucky as any photographers could be with a gorgeous rainbow! Jared and Nicole are the king and queen of living in the moment and are always up for a random good time, so when we said “hurry, run over there so we can get that rainbow!” they bolted across the field in their wedding clothes laughing and smiling. It was a good thing they did too because that rainbow lasted only a minute or two.

Jared and Nicole, we love you guys! Thank you for including us on this special week away. We absolutely loved our time in Banff with you and the family. We are so happy for you both. Party on! xo

“Across the oceans, in the middle of the rivers and at the peak of mountains; nothing can ever change my feelings for you.” – M.F. Moonzajer

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  • JaredJune 8, 2017 - 10:23 PM

    Wow!!! We love you guys! This by far was the most memorable experience of our lives and we are so happy to have you share it with us. ReplyCancel

The beginning of a season, pretty flowers, and new life – spring was the perfect time for the Palmer’s family photos. They are at the start of a new season themselves as they will soon become a family of five.

Brett and Andrea are excellent parents. They are patient, attentive, and lavish love on their kids without holding anything back. Gabriella and Nicolas were such a treat to work with. The solid foundation of love they have grown up with has given them security and confidence to be themselves. They both have such delightful personalities! Gabriella’s baby blues and charming smile suit her kind and thoughtful demeanor, while Nicolas’s round cheeks and full lips make him the perfect cuddle partner (he gave his mama the best “kissing monkey” smooches!). G & Nico play well together and can’t wait to meet their new sibling. As you scroll through this post you’ll feel the warmth and love the Palmers share. Enjoy!

Andrea, Brett, Gabriella, and Nicolas thank you for allowing us to capture your family as it is in this very moment. Watching your family grow over the years has been beautiful. We are looking forward to meeting your newest family member sometime soon!

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“What better way to commemorate a pregnancy and a growing family than to have beautiful keepsake pictures taken? We are so happy to have this moment in time captured because we all know how quickly children grow and change!

Working with Manifesto Photography was honestly a breeze. From concept to completion, Arica and Kristle guided us in choosing everything so all we had to do was show up for them to take the reigns! Photos with little ones can be stressful due to the unpredictable nature of kids, but the Manifesto Photography team did an amazing job at keeping the kids engaged, happy and best of all, capturing their personalities without any of it being staged or forced. Kristle is so natural and endearing with children and our two little ones felt immediately at ease with her. She understands the importance of the short attention spans of kids and made sure she got all the shots we wanted within a very reasonable time frame.

We could not be more thrilled with our photos and would not hesitate to recommend Manifesto Photography to anyone!” –Brett & Andrea Palmer

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It couldn’t have been a nicer evening for Jennifer and Chris’s engagement session. It was one of those perfect September days you hope would last the entire year. The breeze just warm enough for a light sweater, the sun hanging lazily in the sky. The evening felt calm and relaxing and suited Jennifer and Chris’s laid back personalities.

Jennifer and Chris are the kind of folks who hold friends and family near and dear to their hearts. Some of their favourite past times include grabbing a drink with friends or going for a stroll with their dogs. Regardless of the activity, if they’re together it’s the pretty much the best.

We started snapping their engagement photos at Rock Bottom Bar and Grill where Jennifer and Chris shared laughs and smiles over a couple brews. We were lucky enough to have the whole upstairs to ourselves for a bit which allowed them the opportunity to cozy up for some lighthearted and sweet moments together.

From there we headed to Willistead Park for a pre-sunset walk along with Daphne their darling bulldog. The three walked together along the paths while the sun slowly set over the top of the trees. As the air began to cool the session took on a more intimate tone, the shady trees and glowing light aiding in the romance of the evening.

Jennifer and Chris, your wedding day is almost here! Speaking with you about your upcoming plans has got us excited to celebrate alongside you, while capturing it all unfold. See you real soon!

“Love doesn’t make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” ~ Franklin P. Jones

Manifesto Photography | Windsor Ontario Engagement Photographers | Rock Bottom Bar and Grill | Willistead ManorManifesto Photography has been amazing to work with for our photos! Josh & Arica made us feel so comfortable with their professionalism and dedication from the moment we met them. The amount of care and consideration Arica & Josh put into helping us plan our engagement shoot and wedding day was above and beyond what we could have expected; it made our journey so much easier having both of them on our side. We can’t thank Manifesto Photography enough for the amazing pictures, engagement album, and the amazing experience they have given us. We would highly recommend them to anyone looking to capture your big day without hesitation. Thank you so much for keeping us calm and capturing our memories in such a beautiful and perfect way! Can’t wait for our wedding day! Thank you for everything!” – Jen & Chris. (more…)

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Jeanine is a remarkable woman. She’s the co-owner of Three Lambs Registry & Baby Boutique and mom to four great kids. We respect her work ethic, ambition, and commitment to her family. If you’ve ever visited her shop, you’ve probably seen her in action. She can whip up a registry for you, while gift wrapping the best shower gift, and might even be breastfeeding Van all at the same time. In case you were wondering, yes, she is actually superwoman! Shout out to women that raise businesses and babies!  

We’ve been lucky enough to know Van’s Mama, for a few years and have had the first-hand experience of registering for our baby shower at her shop. When we found out that she was welcoming her fourth child into her family, we couldn’t wait to photograph her newest lamb.

Jeanine, thank you for allowing us to capture one of your first few days with Van. He is absolutely adorable and so lucky to have such a lovely woman as his mom. We look forward to many more visits to your store. Essie needs a new pair of Tom’s!

“Every mom has a mission. To love, guide, and protect her family. Don’t mess with her while she’s on it.” – Vicki Reece

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You may remember Shauna and Chris from their engagement session last year, when we spent an evening enjoying the warmth of summer and ended our session with the best sunset! We were so thrilled to be able to see them again, only this time on their wedding day!

From the moment Shauna met Chris, they knew they were each others’ long-lost halves. The love they each have for their families initially attracted them to one another, but as their friendship grew beyond acquaintance, love for family blossomed into a love for one another. The two make the best of friends, and we were privileged to witness them exchange vows on their gorgeous wedding day!

Shauna started her day with her bridesmaids, enjoying mimosas and recounting fond memories with each one. Shauna had her hair done by Jennafer Marier from Salon Utopia, and makeup done by Vanessa Steele and Carly Nicodemo. She wore a stunning off-the-shoulder mermaid-cut gown from Jealous Bridesmaids, and finished her look with classic nude Louboutins, a wedding gift from Chris! Shauna’s bridesmaids wore long gowns in various champagne tones from Bridal Couture, and once all the girls were ready to go, they gathered round outside for a celebratory confetti toast before leaving for the church.

Chris began the morning hanging out with his best men, suiting up in a sleek navy suit with black lapels designed by Sam Habib at The Suit Shop, velvet Ferragamo shoes completing his look. Chris’s groomsmen wore brown jackets paired with navy trousers. Once Chris was ready to go, he lifted a celebratory toast with all the groomsmen and headed out to the ceremony.

Shauna and Chris said I do surrounded by the happy faces and well wishes of friends and family in a ceremony at St. Angela’s Church. The love between them was abundantly evident as Shauna walked down the aisle. Both Chris and Shauna gazed at one another with eyes filled the most adorable admiration. After the ceremony concluded, the excitement of the morning spilled over into the reception at the Ciociaro Club; guests were able to mingle while being enticed by delicious antipasto platters and serenaded by Josh Johnson’s timeless vocals. The celebration of Chris and Shauna’s love lasted far into the night, as timeless memories bloomed under the stars.

Shauna and Chris, congratulations on your marriage! We are so thrilled you both found one another to walk with through life, and thankful to have been able to share your wedding with you. We wish you guys nothing but the best and are excited to see what’s in store for you both!

“Where does the family start? It starts with a young man falling in love with a girl–no superior alternative has yet been found.” – Winston Churchill

Manifesto Photography | Windsor Ontario Wedding Photographers | St. Angela's Church | Ciociaro ClubReviews about Manifesto“Manifesto Photography was an absolute pleasure to work with!  Josh & Arica (and their team) made this entire journey so enjoyable- from our engagement session to our wedding they were there to answer any questions we had without hesitation.  They are so much more than photographers and made sure everything on our wedding day went smooth.  They captured our wedding in the most incredible way and we are so thankful for all of the special memories we now have.  Josh & Arica did not miss a beat and captured every piece of the wedding (even moments we didn’t even notice during the day). We cannot thank them enough for being so talented and for being such genuine people. We would highly recommend Manifesto Photography to anyone looking for incredible photos (after all, the photos are one of the only things you get to take with you when the whole wedding process is complete!) Thank you from the bottom of our hearts” -Shauna & Chris

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Sunset with the one you love, surrounded by your tribe of lovable rescue dogs – does it get any better? For Courtney and Jake, this is the epitome of the best evening, walking hand in hand as the sun sets with their chow-mix Lili, shiba-mix Lulu, and St. Bernard Daryl running playfully by their sides. It’s something they enjoy doing together and reflects their personalities so well that we decided this was the perfect theme for their evening engagement session! 

Jake and Courtney currently live in Los Angeles, California where Courtney volunteers with a St. Bernard rescue centre, and Jake plays NHL defence for the Los Angeles Kings. However the place closest to their hearts is their hometown of Woodstock, Ontario. No matter where they seem to travel, Woodstock has always been home to them, and has been the place of so many of their fondest memories.

High school sweethearts Jake and Courtney met in Woodstock and formed a close friendship built on a love for adventure, animals, and the outdoors. Jake’s thoughtfulness complemented Courtney’s big heart, and the two quickly became inseparable. Over time, as Jake traveled for work and distance became unbearable, they realized they never wanted to spend another moment apart, so Jake asked Courtney if she would be his every good morning and late goodnight for the rest of their lives no matter where they were. She couldn’t have been happier to say yes! From there, this family of two quickly grew into five as Courtney and Jake began sharing their love and home with three special rescue dogs. It’s something that’s bonded them together and continues to play an important part in their lives. 

Jake’s career has brought the five of them all over the world, whether it’s to the top of Europe or across North America for tournaments and world cup playoffs. But no matter the distance or timezone they find themselves in, Courtney and Jake have found a home and family in one another. They’re the sweetest couple!

Jake and Courtney, we loved getting to know you. Spending the evening with you and your adorable fur balls was a blast. Your gluten-free brownies were a delicious surprise for our trip home! We can’t wait to see what the future holds for you and wish you guys nothing but the absolute best.

“Of all fires, love is the only inexhaustible one.”- Pablo Neruda

Manifesto Photography | Windsor, Ontario Wedding and Engagement Photographers | Destination Engagement Session | Woodstock, OntarioReviews about Manifesto“From start to finish our time with Manifesto was so easy and fantastic they truly helped ease the stress of a soon to be bride. Before even meeting them we had gone over location, attire and brained stormed ideas for our shoot so when the time came it was so organized, they knew exactly what we were going to do and we were able to take full advantage of the time we had with them. We brought along with us our three crazy dogs who were a very important aspect to our photos and Manifesto highlighted them beautifully. Most importantly though, they were able to capture the love that myself and my husband share for each other. The photos were beyond what we could have ever imagined and our only regret is that we weren’t able to book them for our wedding day! We are so thankful we found them and the photos we have will be cherished forever!” – Courtney & Jake

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