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2019 was a fabulous year. You have seen all the amazing ADM Couples we get to work with, featured on our Best of Engagements and Best of Weddings blog posts. What you don’t see is all the fun we have behind the scenes! Behind all the pretty and romantic photographs, you don’t see the stuff we do to “get the shot”,  you don’t see the way we interact with our clients, you don’t see US. So! Here are some of our most fun, awkward, and silly behind the scene photos of 2019!

Before we begin, let’s get this important question out of the way. Who squatted better? Alex…

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

Or Ariana?

Wedding Photographer behind the scenes

Our job description consists of a lot of things. Sometimes it requires that Alex act like the bride…

Wedding photographer Behind the scenes

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

And sometimes it requires Ariana to be standing up at the front, alone, with the sun in her eyes…

Wedding Photographer behind the scenes

With all these test shots, you’d think we were pros at striking a pose for each other…

Guelph Photographer

Wedding Photograph Behind the Scenes

Wedding Photographer behind the scenes

Sometimes, not so much…

Burlington Wedding Photographer

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

Occasionally it makes for great Instagram content (part of the job is acting like models. lol jk)…

Wedding Photographer behind the scenes

Mississauga Wedding Photographer

Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

But most of the time, it’s awko-taco! We tend to catch each other off guard…

Wedding Photographer behind the scenes

Wedding Photographer behind the scenes

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

Other times, the struggle is remembering that we don’t need to come up with a different pose for each test shot…

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

Especially when done in front of a bunch of people…

Wedding Photographer behind the scenes

“Stop the paparazzi, please!”

Wedding Photographer behind the scenes

We work hard to help our ADM Couples look their best!

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

Along with all their friends and family, too!

wedding photographer behind the scenes

To make life easier, we’ll bring our handy cart along to carry all the things…

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

And if your session is in Toronto, you’ll occasionally see one of Ariana’s sisters lending a hand as well!

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

Wedding photographer behind the scnes

We’re basically directors. And being a director often means a lot of weird hand movements captured. Ariana always looks like she’s directing a choir…

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

wedding photographer Behind the scenes

And Alex tends to channel his inner CIA agent.

wedding photographer behind the scenes

NO COMMENT

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

This is what I’m actually doing though lol!

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

From teaching our couples how to shake champagne bottles to collecting your wedding party’s phones to avoid pocket bulges, we’ve got your back!

wedding photographer behind the scenes

We’ll do anything to get the right angles for you! We’ll go high…

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

And low…

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

And even attempt to climb large objects just to get the shot!

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

We’ll test all types of light and make sure you get the best one…

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

We believe teamwork makes the dream work! Shoutout to the videographers who gameplan with us for the best footage from all cameras present!

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

They even help us make sure every detail is perfect!

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

And shoutout to your pups for keeping us company 😉

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

You’ll most likely catch us dancing while we work…

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

It’s no secret we love what we do…

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

It’s because of all of you!!! #ADMCouples #ADMCouplesSelfie #DelMundoSandwich

Selfie with wedding couple

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

ADM Couples

Thank you for such an amazing 2019!! We love you all!

Much love, Ariana & Alex

 

 

January 31, 2020

Best of 2019: Behind the Scenes

Wedding photographer behind the scenes
Wow. Another year with some of our favouite people in the whole wide world. Our #ADMCouples are the best and we are truly blessed to be able to serve them. It is always so fun making this recap and going back through all the romantic & fun-filled moments of each wedding day.
Our #ADMCouples are truly magical people. They are kind. They work hard and play harder. They love all that life has to offer.
They are adventurous and love to explore the world, but more importantly; they are so excited about the adventure of marriage with their best friend.
The joy on their faces truly makes our hearts swell. It’s the biggest honour to be able to witness all the love on their special day.
Thank you to our couples for another amazing year.
Indian wedding in Cancun Mexico
Wedding Photos at the University of Guelph
Invitation suite by Monarch Design Co
Backyard wedding in Waterloo Ontario
Wedding at Mississauga Golf and country club
Indian Wedding in Toronto Ontario
Guelph Wedding at Sacred Heart
Wedding in Burlington Ontario
Backyard wedding in Waterloo Ontario
Wedding at the Mississauga Golf and country Club
Bride getting ready
Groom getting ready, Guelph Ontario
Indian Groom getting ready in Cancun Mexico
American Indian bride in saree
Bride at the University of Guelph
Bridal Details
Groom's details
Wedding at the Mississauga Golf and Country Club
Bride and Groom with flower girls and ring bearers
Brides details
Indian Wedding, Bride and Groom details
Bride getting ready in her home in Toronto Ontario
Wedding details Waterloo ontario
Bridemaids in SmashTess Rompers
Wedding at Storehouse408 in Cambridge Ontario
Bride and Groom photos at the University of Guelph
Bride and Groom dancing in Indian ceremony apparel
Wedding on a beach in Cancun Mexico
Bride and groom under cherry blossoms
Bride and Groom portraits
Bride in Tatyana Merenyuk dress
Bride and Groom at Indian Ceremony
Groom getting ready
Bride and bridesmaids in robe
Chinese Tea Ceremony
Bridesmaids in Smash Tess rompers
Bride reading letter from groom
Wedding details of invitation and calligraphed jacket
Bride and Groom at the University of Guelph
Indian American Ceremony in Cancun Mexico
Bride and groom ceremony exit in Cancun Mexico
Bride's dress details
Bride twirling in dress
Bride and groom at Mississauga golf and country club
Bride putting on earrings
Wedding Party in Kitchener Ontario
Jimmy Choos bridal details
Bride and Groom under veil
Bride details
Bride before ceremony
Bride and Groom in Cancun Mexico
Cancun Wedding Reception
Wedding party cheering for bride and groom
Bride's flower bouquet and shoes
Bride and Groom under veil
Bride getting ready
Bride and groom dancing
Dress details
Bride and groom details
Indian ceremony in Cancun Mexico
Ceremony decor on beach in Cancun Mexico
Wedding party in waterloo ontario
Bride and groom dancing
Bride and groom dancing
Dreams Resorts Cancun wedding
Bride and Groom under a cherry blossom tree
Wedding florals and cake
Bride and groom in downtown kitchenr
Wedding party in Waterloo Ontario
Bride getting ready
Wedding party in Toronto ONtario
Bridal Party in Waterloo ONtario
Bride crying at ceremony
Bride and groom hugging each other
Groomsmen in Cancun Mexico
Bride wearing calligraphed jacket
Wedding shoes and puppy
Bride in wedding jacket
Bridal flower details
Groom in Waterloo
Indian ceremony groomsmen
Bride and groom in Burlington
Bride and her sisters
Bride and groom at Mississauga golf and country club
Indian bride details
Groom details
Wedding party photos
Upclose photo of Bride and groom

December 30, 2019

Best of 2019: Weddings

It’s that time of year we get to reflect on all the amazing things that have happened in the past year. Typically, when we do our “Best of” year round-up, Weddings & Engagements get put into one post. However, we did 16 engagement sessions in 2019 so we thought they deserved their own post! Engagement sessions are one of our favourites to photograph because it is such a joyous season of our couples lives. From Guelph to Cambridge to Woodstock to Toronto and more, in every season of the year, here are some of our favourites from all of our 2019 engagements!

Couple at engagement session in downtown woodstock

Engagement session in Guelph

Engagement session at Dundurn Castle with snow on the ground

Engagement session at the Guelph Arboretum

Engagement session at Storehouse408 with a picnic setting in front of the fireplace

Engagement session in a sunflower field at sunset

Champagne pop in a farmer's field in Guelph Ontario

Engagement session in home

Couple hugging at engagement session in Rockwood

Engagement session on a farm in Ontario

Engagement session in Rockwood Conservation Area

Engagement session at home with pets

Engagement session at the Guild Inn

Engagement session at Dundurn Castle

Engagement session in Cambridge Ontario

Engagement session at Scarborough Bluffs

Engagement session in Guelph Ontario

Engagement session at Dundurn Castle with a dog

Engagement session at Dundurn Castle

Engagement session at the Red Brick Cafe

Scarborough bluffs engagement session

Engagement session at Storehouse408

Engagement session in Cambridge Ontario

Engagement session at Backus Mill Heritage and Conservation Centre

Guelph Ontario engagement session

Guelph engagement session

Engagement session in Guelph Ontario on a farm on a red truck

Engagement session in Rockwood Conservation Area

Engagement session at Rockwood Conservation Area beach

Engagement session at Rockwood conservation area

Engagement session on a farm in Waterloo Ontario with a truck

Engagement session on a farm in Waterloo Ontario

Engagement session in Rockwood Conservation Area

Engagement session at Rockwood Conservation Area

In-home enagement session in Stoney Creek Ontario

In home engagement session in Stoney Creek

Engagement session in Woodstock Ontario

Engagement session in Woodstock Ontario

Engagement session at Scarborough Bluffs with pink dress and flower crown

Engagement session in Scarborough Bluffs

Engagement Session at Dundurn Castle

Dundurn Castle Engagement session

Cambridge Engagement Session

Scarborough Bluffs Engagement Session

Holding hands at Scarborough Bluff engagement session

Guelph Engagement

Dundurn Castle engagement session

Guelph Arboretum Engagement Session

Engagement session at the Guelph Arboretum

Engagement session at Storehouse408

Engagement session at Storehouse408

 Engagement Session at Backus Mill Heritage and Conservation Centre

Farm engagement session in Guelph

Guelph Engagement Session

Rockwood Conservation engagement session

In-home engagement session in Toronto

Engagement session with a truck

Woodstock engagement session

Rockwood Conservation Area engagement session

Dancing in the bedroom during engagement session in Stoney Creek

Woodstock engagement session

Woodstock engagement session

Picnic engagement session at Scarborough Bluffs

Engagement session at Dundurn Castle

Dundurn Castle engagement session

Dundurn Castle engagement session

Spring Engagement session at Scarborough Bluffs

Engagement Session in Cambridge Ontario

Woodstock Engagement Session

Cambridge engagement session

Dundurn Castle engagement session

Guelph Arboretum engagement session

Guelph Farm engagement session

Guelph engagement session

Engagement Session in Woodstock

Woodstock engagement session

Engagement session in Cambridge with bouquet

Engagement session in Cambridge

Engagement session in Cambridge Ontario

 Backus Mill Heritage and Conservation Centre Engagement Session

Engagement session at The Guild Inn

Red brick cafe engagement session

Engagement Session on a farm in Guelph

Engagement session with a willow tree

Rockwood Engagement Session

Dancing in the bedroom

Dundurn Castle engagement session

Dundurn Castle engagement session

Engagement session in Cambridge Ontario

Cambridge engagement session

Scarborough Engagement session

Scarborough Bluffs engagement session

Woodstock engagement session

Guelph ontario engagement session

Champagne glasses and engagement session ring

Dundurn Castle engagement session

In home engagement session

Rockwood Conservation Area engagement session

Guelph ontario engagement session

Woodstock engagement session

Rockwood engagement session

Scarborough Bluffs engagement session

Cambridge engagement session

Engagement ring

Bakus engagement session

Guelph engagement session

Guelph engagement session

Winter engagement session at dundurn castle

Woodstock engagment session

Rockwood engagement session

engagement ring

Winter engagement session at dundurn castle

December 29, 2019

Best of 2019: Engagements

One year ago today, on Saturday September 15th, Cody & Dylan got married at Pondvalley Manor in St. Thomas, Ontario! They had a vintage boho outdoor ceremony with florals that were beautifully created with rich autumn tones. Their reception had all the rustic vibes in the part-tent, part-barn dining area, and the cocktail patio space looked over the pond(valley) and golden corn field.

Cody and Dylan are one talented duo! Cody has her own calligraphy business and did all their wedding signs and name cards herself! They are also both talented singers and their emcees paid tribute to that by asking guests come up and sing a love song to Cody & Dylan in order for them to kiss! It was so fun to hear all their musically talented friends come up and perform for them.

The emcees and both of Cody and Dylan’s parents said such wonderful words about the newlyweds. It was so evident in the speeches how much Cody & Dylan are loved and cherished. And it’s because they love. They are kind, they are caring, and there is no shortage of their love for each other and for those who are blessed with their friendship. It wasn’t hard to see where they got it from either. Both families had an essence of love and acceptance that filled the room. It was beautiful to witness two become one. Not just Cody and Dylan, but their families as well.

Our ADM Couples are the best in the world because of their love, kindness, and hearts of gold. Cody & Dylan are no exception to that. We’re truly blessed to have witnessed so much love in so many ways on their wedding day!

 

Pondvalley Manor

Cody Calligraphy wedding sign

Cody Calligraphy wedding table numbers

autumn inspired wedding bouquet

Wedding selfie station

Chinese wedding decor

Pondvalley Manor Wedding

Pondvalley Manor Wedding

Pondvalley Manor Wedding

Pondvalley Manor Wedding

Pondvalley Manor Wedding

Pondvalley Manor Wedding

Pondvalley Manor Wedding

Pondvalley Manor Wedding

Pondvalley Manor Wedding

Pondvalley Manor Wedding

Pondvalley Manor Wedding

Pondvalley Manor Wedding

Pondvalley Manor Wedding

Pondvalley Manor Wedding

Pondvalley Manor Wedding

Pondvalley Manor Wedding

Pondvalley Manor Wedding

Pondvalley Manor Wedding

Pondvalley Manor Wedding

Pondvalley Manor Wedding

Pondvalley Manor Wedding

Pondvalley Manor Wedding

Pondvalley Manor Wedding

Pondvalley Manor Wedding

Pondvalley Manor Wedding

Pondvalley Manor Wedding

Pondvalley Manor Wedding

Pondvalley Manor Wedding

Pondvalley Manor Wedding

Pondvalley Manor Wedding

Pondvalley Manor Wedding

Pondvalley Manor Wedding

Pondvalley Manor Wedding

Pondvalley Manor Wedding

Pondvalley Manor Wedding

Pondvalley Manor Wedding

Pondvalley Manor Wedding

Pondvalley Manor Wedding

Pondvalley Manor Wedding

Pondvalley Manor Wedding

Pondvalley Manor Wedding

Pondvalley Manor Wedding

Pondvalley Manor Wedding

Pondvalley Manor Wedding

Pondvalley Manor Wedding

Pondvalley Manor Wedding

Pondvalley Manor Wedding

Pondvalley Manor Wedding

Pondvalley Manor Wedding

Pondvalley Manor Wedding

Pondvalley Manor Wedding

Pondvalley Manor Wedding

Pondvalley Manor Wedding

Pondvalley Manor Wedding

Pondvalley Manor Wedding

Pondvalley Manor Wedding

Pondvalley Manor Wedding

Pondvalley Manor Wedding

Pondvalley Manor Wedding

Pondvalley Manor Wedding

Pondvalley Manor Wedding

Pondvalley Manor Wedding

Pondvalley Manor Wedding

Pondvalley Manor Wedding

Pondvalley Manor Wedding

 

Happy Anniversary, Cody & Dylan! We hope you had the best weekend celebrating. Here’s to many more years to come!

Lots of love,

Ariana & Alex

September 16, 2019

Vintage Boho Wedding at Pondvalley Manor | St. Thomas, Ontario

Pondvalley Manor Wedding

One year ago today, on Saturday August 25th, Amy & Steve got married at Three Bridges Event Centre in St. Jacob’s, Ontario with a rustic blush & navy-themed wedding!

I still remember how amazing their day turned out. It was raining all day and we were all 99% sure the ceremony was going to be moved indoors. But the rain died down to a drizzle shortly before the ceremony started, so outdoors it was. Steve and his groomsmen hustled hard to bring the chairs back outside for the ceremony right before Amy got there. He knew how much it meant to Amy to have the wedding outside, so the first opportunity they got to do it outdoors, he went for it.

As if the lessened  rain wasn’t a miracle enough, the moment everyone started walking down the aisle, the rain completely stopped. The ceremony was so perfect. The reception… holy smokes, it was a PARTAYYYYY.

Instead of clinking glasses for a kiss, there was double dutch!
Instead of cake, they cut a tiered pizza!
Instead of sunset photos, we did firework photos!
Instead of your typical sweet speeches, the sweet speeches were accompanied with hilarious things as an ode to some of Amy’s life decisions.

Her maid of honour brought a funnel for Amy & Steve to use to chug in front of their guests — an ode to that one time Amy brought a funnel to a party they went to. Amy’s older brothers made them toast with warm apple juice — something Amy used to love when she was a kid.

The whole wedding was such a hoot and definitely one we’ll never forget!

Now here we are at their one year wedding anniversary. It has been an absolute joy and pleasure to watch them continue to grow in love. They welcomed the cutest baby boy to their family a couple months ago.

Our #ADMCouples are the definition of kind, down to earth, hardworking human beings who have fun, laugh loud, know how to party, put each other first, and live to make a difference. Amy and Steve are exactly that. We serve the best human beings ever!

St Jacob's Ontario wedding with a blush and navy coloured theme

St Jacob's Ontario wedding with a blush and navy coloured theme

St Jacob's Ontario wedding with a blush and navy coloured theme

St Jacob's Ontario wedding with a blush and navy coloured theme

St Jacob's Ontario wedding with a blush and navy coloured theme

St Jacob's Ontario wedding with a blush and navy coloured theme

St Jacob's Ontario wedding with a blush and navy coloured theme

St Jacob's Ontario wedding with a blush and navy coloured theme

St Jacob's Ontario wedding with a blush and navy coloured theme

St Jacob's Ontario wedding with a blush and navy coloured theme

St Jacob's Ontario wedding with a blush and navy coloured theme

St Jacob's Ontario wedding with a blush and navy coloured theme

St Jacob's Ontario wedding with a blush and navy coloured theme

St Jacob's Ontario wedding with a blush and navy coloured theme

St Jacob's Ontario wedding with a blush and navy coloured theme

St Jacob's Ontario wedding with a blush and navy coloured theme

St Jacob's Ontario wedding with a blush and navy coloured theme

St Jacob's Ontario wedding with a blush and navy coloured theme

St Jacob's Ontario wedding with a blush and navy coloured theme

St Jacob's Ontario wedding with a blush and navy coloured theme

St Jacob's Ontario wedding with a blush and navy coloured theme

St Jacob's Ontario wedding with a blush and navy coloured theme

St Jacob's Ontario wedding with a blush and navy coloured theme

St Jacob's Ontario wedding with a blush and navy coloured theme

St Jacob's Ontario wedding with a blush and navy coloured theme

St Jacob's Ontario wedding with a blush and navy coloured theme

St Jacob's Ontario wedding with a blush and navy coloured theme

St Jacob's Ontario wedding with a blush and navy coloured theme

St Jacob's Ontario wedding with a blush and navy coloured theme, girl with a funnel

bride and groom chugging with a funnel

funnel chug with a bride and groom

St Jacob's Ontario wedding with a blush and navy coloured theme

St Jacob's Ontario wedding with a blush and navy coloured theme

St Jacob's Ontario wedding with a blush and navy coloured theme

St Jacob's Ontario wedding with a blush and navy coloured theme

St Jacob's Ontario wedding with a blush and navy coloured theme

St Jacob's Ontario wedding with a blush and navy coloured theme

St Jacob's Ontario wedding with a blush and navy coloured theme

PIzza Cake for wedding

Pizza cake for wedding

weddings with fireworks, st jacbobs ontario

fireworks at three bridges event centre in st jacob's ontario

Fireworks at three bridges event centre in st jacob's ontario

 

August 25, 2019

Rustic Blush and Navy Wedding | Three Bridges Event Centre | St. Jacob’s, Ontario

St Jacob's Ontario wedding with a blush and navy coloured theme