The Ngan family stepped out of their car onto Maiden Lane’s bricked sidewalk, unloading their 10-month-old son, Miles. He was bundled up in the cutest cardigan and button down shirt. As is true with most little guys, he stuck close to mom and dad as we walked around the corner to our destination. The monochromatic white and black exterior of the building was a refreshing departure from the typical park atmosphere we see often during fall portrait season. With the crisp air and red and brown leaves blowing along the ground, there were still hints that we were shooting in late November.
It was nearing sunset, and the light was soft and golden as I got down on the ground to introduce myself to Miles before beginning their session. Diana & Perry have long belonged to the Manifesto family, since the days of their Belle Isle Engagement Session and Ambassador Golf Club Wedding, but this was their first session since they had welcomed their son into their family.
We took advantage of the simple and clean architecture in downtown Windsor and used it as a backdrop as I set them up for their photos. Diana & Perry loved on their little one, and I quickly figured out that Mile’s squeaky giraffe, funny noises, and tickles from mom and dad were his sweet spots. It wasn’t long before I was making a total fool of myself in the middle of our downtown core to get the best laughs.
We ended the night with a few more shots, as Diana and Perry cuddled up with Miles cracking up on their shoulders (mom & dad kissing was apparently his favourite thing ;) ).
Diana & Perry, thank you for continuing to allow Manifesto to document your family’s milestones. We loved meeting your little guy and can’t wait for future sessions to come! You’re the sweetest little family.
A REVIEW FROM THE FAMILY
“We were so ecstatic to work with the team at Manifesto again to help capture some family photos. Admittedly, we were a bit nervous prior to the photo shoot as we weren’t sure how our active 10-month-old would handle the session but those concerns were put to rest in the first few moments after meeting with Kristle. Kristle is very friendly and down-to-earth which made our photo session feel like an afternoon outing with a friend but more importantly, she was great with our son. She kept him engaged throughout the photo session and was very patient when he became distracted with the sights and sounds of downtown Windsor! We were so impressed with the quality of photos – Kristle did a great job and they definitely exceeded our expectations. The hardest part was choosing which ones to put up in our home! We cannot say enough positive things about working with the team at Manifesto – we would highly recommend them to anyone looking for talented, professional and personable photographers. Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts for capturing these memories for us. We will cherish these photos for many years to come and look forward to working with you guys again.”
The Ngan Family Keepsakes