There are some life experiences that stick with you. Carly and Steven had been to Croatia earlier in the year and visited several epic waterfalls, the largest of which they sat by together, taking in the awe-inspiring beauty. If you know us, you know we love incorporating our clients’ favourite memories and interests into their sessions. Upon hearing about their Croatian adventures, we started looking for waterfall options nearby Windsor to do their engagement session. Rock Glen Conservation Area has beautiful fall foliage, bridges and trails, and of course a waterfall. It was an easy yes from us and Carly and Steven.
You can call it fate or luck, but Carly and Steven are continually amazed and grateful that they even met. Through a bunch of seemingly random circumstances, the stars aligned for them to work together despite many potential obstacles including an out of town job offer. Shortly after they started dating they knew without a doubt they wanted to marry each other. Steven wanted to plan something that was totally them and not too out of the ordinary, as to not throw her off track. After dinner one evening, they set off for a walk with a blanket in hand and spent the evening talking in a park. It was there that Steven got down on one knee and said ‘I love you, will you marry me?’.
Carly & Steven, thank you so much for trusting our vision and travelling with us to recreate some of your favourite memories. We’ve so enjoyed getting to know you and are looking forward to capturing the next big adventure, your wedding!
It is overwhelming, meeting you like magic and falling in love with you like a whirlwind. – Unknown
I’ve written this review about 4 times because I just can’t seem to put all positive things I want to say into words! We had such an incredible experience working with the Manifesto team for our engagement session. Josh helped us to feel relaxed during the shoot by keeping it fun and lighthearted while still giving us the direction we wanted. He certainly went above and beyond to get some really nice shots … which included climbing over rocks and branches!
While a nice pose and scenery are important, we chose Manifesto because we wanted a little bit more from our photographs. We wanted keepsakes to look back on together and with our family. To not only see a nice picture but to feel the emotions we were feeling at that time in our lives. I think you have a talent of being able to capture that and it shows in our photos.
We’ve received so many compliments on both our album and print. I think the engagement session gave us insight into what it was like to work with you and a professional photographer in general as neither of us really knew what to expect. You are all so professional, thoughtful and talented. We walked away from that experience feeling very confident in our choice and can’t wait to work with you again for the wedding! – Carly & Steven