The thrill of adventure is always better when there’s someone to share it with. For Catherine and James, this couldn’t be truer; It’s exactly what makes them a perfect pair! Their shared love of outdoor activities is one of the many things that brought them together and something they continue to share; Wake boarding, rock climbing, mountain biking- you name it, they enjoy it! Because when you find someone willing to go bungee jumping with you in Quebec, you keep that person close. Or in the case of Catherine and James, you ask them to marry you!
On a mild Autumn day we met up with Catherine and James in beautiful Elora, Ontario for their engagement shoot. Our theme for the session was rustic and bohemian, so we started off our day at the Elora Brewing Company, a restaurant and brewery in an old 1840’s building, for some craft beers in an intimate setting. The restaurant’s exposed ceilings and big windows from top to bottom made the space feel cozy, light, and perfect for Catherine and James to sit close have a pint!
From there we headed down to the infamous Elora Gorge, a beautiful natural area in the Grand River valley. The jagged rocks and trickling water under the David Street Bridge lent a laid-back, natural tone to our shoot, and you could see that being outdoors made Catherine and James feel totally at ease. As the water rushed around their feet downstream and the sun starting setting over the gorge, Catherine and James held onto each other, smiling, laughing. Their glances and embraces made it clear that there wasn’t any other place they would rather have been in that moment than right there, together.
Catherine and James, we were so thrilled to experience Elora with you guys, and loved being with you both throughout the day! We are so excited that you two took these next steps towards being husband and wife, and can’t wait till we see you again on your wedding day!
“Being soaked alone is cold. Being soaked with your best friend is an adventure.” -Emily Wing Smith
“Our engagement photo shoot with Manifesto Photography was amazing. The photos turned out exactly how we had hoped. Josh and Arica were more than willing to accommodate our destination, and even hiked into the Elora Gorge. Our experience was professional, but also very personal. Arica and Josh were able to help us feel relaxed immediately. Their creativity and photography are both top notch. We are looking forward to working with Manifesto again very soon!” –Cat & James