On their first full day at Disney Land, Ryan wanted to get a caricature drawing done. Amanda wasn’t sure why he insisted on doing it at that moment in Magic Kingdom but his persistence won and they sat down for a drawing. The artist explained what she would draw but Ryan didn’t seem to understand her so he went up to the easel to clarify. Throughout the session, Ryan seemed deep in thought and Amanda wondered why he’d been acting so strange all of a sudden. Once the lady finished their drawing and showed them the picture, Ryan’s funny behaviour made sense. Under the portrait were the words Amanda will you marry me? Tears welled up in her eyes as Ryan got down on one knee and she said yes! Amanda had always loved looking through engagement photos done at Disney Land and Ryan wanted nothing more than to make her happy, and in the happiest place on earth no less!
We decided to have our engagement session at The Old Harrow Mill. We explored the surroundings of the Mill with its fun vintage charm and ended our session on a romantic note, sunlight streaming through the slits in the window, Ryan and Amanda settling together as the day started to fade into dusk.
Amanda and Ryan, congratulations on this next step in your lives together! We had a great time getting to know you both during your engagement session and can’t wait for the fun and memories to be made at your wedding!
“Love is the voice under all silences, the hope which has no opposite in fear; the strength so strong mere force is feebleness: the truth more first than sun, more last than star.” -E.E. Cummings
“After Ryan and I got engaged I knew right away that we had to have Manifesto Photography as our photographers for our big day. When Ryan proposed, they were the first people I contacted because I wanted to make sure they were available on the date we were thinking. I knew it was important to try and book with them before even thinking about venues and everything else that goes along with planning a wedding because they are so busy. Photographs are so important to me, I like knowing we will always be able to keep those memories fresh, and I wanted to choose a photographer who I really thought could capture a moment. I knew that would be Manifesto Photography for us. From the moment we met Arica and Josh we knew we made the right decision. They invited us into their studio, and made us feel comfortable immediately. It was just so easy to talk to them and we could tell that they really wanted to get to know us. When it came time for our engagement shoot we were pretty nervous, we had both never had our pictures taken professionally before, and we were worried about coming across stiff in our photographs. After a few photos though the nerves disappeared and we were having so much fun with it, laughing and goofy around, and it was all thanks to them! Now, after seeing the photos and how great they turned out, we can’t wait for them to capture our wedding day, and getting to share that experience with our family and friends. Thank you Arica and Josh!” – Amanda & Ryan