Some people meet the love of their life way before they even know. For Allie and Max, this couldn’t be truer. Their story begins in grade school when the two would walk home together as classmates, unaware and unknowing that their future selfs would eventually marry. One day however, later in the future, they knew; they knew what young Max with the charming smile and young Allie with clear blue eyes didn’t; these two old classmates were perfect for each other and they were going to get married. Whether it’s lounging by the pool, sharing a bottle of wine, or going for walks reminiscent of their younger years, Allie’s gentle demeanour complements Max’s relaxed personality and both can safely say they’ve found the one their heart loves.
One August evening we met Allie and Max at Beach Grove Golf and Country Club for their romantic outdoor engagement session. This beginning location was the perfect for them as we were able to blend Max’s love of golf with Allie’s love of the outdoors. Allie had her nails and makeup done earlier that day by Kayla from Hairway to Heaven, and looked radiant in the evening light that flooded the golf course.
We continued our outdoors theme and went to the nearby Lakewood Park for some beautiful sunset photos. As the light set over the park, Allie and Max walked hand in hand by the lake shore full of excitement and admiration, and we caught some beautiful shot of them, full of love, surrounded by the prettiest sunset.
Allie and Max we are so happy you both have found your best friend, and love how excited you are for your big day. We are too, and we can’t wait to see you both when that time comes!
“There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.” – Sarah Dessen
“Choosing Manifesto Photography was a simple decision for Max and I. We were extremely impressed with their work with other couples and could not wait for our turn. Heading into the engagement session we were feeling a bit nervous, but that feeling was quickly replaced with joy and laughter. Arica and Josh made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera, and helped us to create pictures that really captured our personality. Working alongside them is effortless, and fun!
We truly love all of the photos that we received from Manifesto. Our engagement session was exactly what we had hoped for. Josh and Arica also work amazingly as a team, and were very willing to try new photos with us. They helped us to position ourselves in a way in which we would always take a natural looking picture. We are so grateful for our album and cannot wait until the wedding day! “-Allie & Max