In the Summer of 2012, Dan brought Stephanie to her first baseball game, Tigers vs. Yankees. They sat behind home plate. Midway through the game, the sky opened up and rain showered down onto the field! Now, you could assume that the rain would have dampened their day; but instead, Stephanie and Dan, being the positive, adventurous people that they are, decided to stay in their seats behind home plate, rain falling down, and enjoy the rest of the game. They cheers’d their drinks, laughed and cheered, and watched the Tigers play to victory! For Stephanie and Dan, this isn’t just a fond memory- it’s an example of the kind of people they are. They’re willing to laugh through the tough stuff and make the most of whatever life throws at them. The key is that they do it, together.
We met up with Stephanie and Dan near Leamington, Ontario for their outdoor engagement session. We started off in a shady forest where the two walked hand in hand under the big tree canopy as leaves fell softly around them. From there, as the sun slowly set, we gathered around a backyard fire where Stephanie and Dan cozied together by the flames, roasting marshmallows, laughing and enjoyed being there in that moment together.
Stephanie and Dan, we had a blast shooting your engagement session! We are so excited for you both as you embark together on these next steps of your life. Can’t wait to see you again at your wedding!
“Sometimes, reaching out and taking someone’s hand is the beginning of a journey.” – Vera Nazarian
“As a graphic designer I have admired Manifesto Photography’s work for years. So, naturally, once Dan popped the question and our wedding planning began the first call was to Arica and Josh. Our wedding date weighed heavily on their availability, I couldn’t settle for anyone else! Not only are they very talented photographers, they have created an organized, informative and professional business. From high-quality stationary and samples, to their lovely home office (now expanding to another location), it’s clear that attention to detail is their forte. Arica, Josh and their creative team have made every step of the planning process effortless. During our engagement session, they made us feel comfortable in front of the camera. We were able to let our guard down and be ourselves as they captured genuine photos. We’re so pleased with our engagement photos and excited to share our wedding day with this dream team!” – Stephanie & Dan