Shelby and Drew are the sweetest couple, and it’s not only because Shelby owns her own amazing bakery, Shelby’s Sweet Shoppe! When Shelby isn’t coming up with mouthwatering, instagram-able desserts for her bakery, the two of them have the best time together hanging outdoors, laughing, and dreaming big for their future together.
For Shelby and Drew’s engagement session, we went with a cozy, lighthearted theme to highlight the couples relaxed, easy-going personalities. We met up with them at Warkentin’s Christmas Tree Farm in Leamington, a spacious lot dotted with beautiful pine trees and woodsy forests. As soon as our shoot began, Shelby and Drew felt at-ease playfully stringing popcorn garland around the top of tiny pines, cozying up to hot chocolate with big fluffy marshmallows, and falling softly into the others shoulder almost as if the camera wasn’t even there. Shelby brought along some of her delicious baked goods to accent the session and we had pretty florals from CJH Florals add a festive touch to their picturesque shoot.
As the autumn sun slowly set over the tips of the pines, our engagement session slowly transitioned from charming and cute to romantic and dreamy, the lights from the classic ’66 Ford F100 creating a soft silhouette of Shelby and Drew.
Shelby and Drew we always have a blast with you guys and are so excited to see what the future holds for both of you! We wish you nothing but health, happiness, and the best of times together!
“The secret ingredient is always love.”- Unknown
“As a fellow wedding vendor, I’ve had the pleasure of working alongside Manifesto Photography and admiring their work (including shots of my sweets!) many times over the past 5 years. So when I got engaged, my mind was already made up that they would be the ones capturing our wedding. Josh & Arica made taking these photos such a relaxing and easy experience! Somehow they manage to pay careful attention to perfecting every detail of a shot, all while capturing genuine moments. I’d dreamed of a Christmas tree farm engagement shoot for quite some time, and these photos turned out better than I could have ever imagined. Manifesto has a true gift for bringing ideas, passions, and personalities to life, and turning them into gorgeous, unforgettable photos. We are so happy we chose Manifesto to photograph some of our most important memories!” – Shelby & Drew