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…
Our job description consists of a lot of things. Sometimes it requires that Alex act like the bride…
And sometimes it requires Ariana to be standing up at the front, alone, with the sun in her eyes…
With all these test shots, you’d think we were pros at striking a pose for each other…
Sometimes, not so much…
Occasionally it makes for great Instagram content (part of the job is acting like models. lol jk)…
But most of the time, it’s awko-taco! We tend to catch each other off guard…
Other times, the struggle is remembering that we don’t need to come up with a different pose for each test shot…
Especially when done in front of a bunch of people…
“Stop the paparazzi, please!”
We work hard to help our ADM Couples look their best!
Along with all their friends and family, too!
To make life easier, we’ll bring our handy cart along to carry all the things…
And if your session is in Toronto, you’ll occasionally see one of Ariana’s sisters lending a hand as well!
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…
And Alex tends to channel his inner CIA agent.
This is what I’m actually doing though lol!
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!
We’ll do anything to get the right angles for you! We’ll go high…
And even attempt to climb large objects just to get the shot!
We’ll test all types of light and make sure you get the best one…
We believe teamwork makes the dream work! Shoutout to the videographers who gameplan with us for the best footage from all cameras present!
They even help us make sure every detail is perfect!
And shoutout to your pups for keeping us company 😉
You’ll most likely catch us dancing while we work…
It’s no secret we love what we do…
It’s because of all of you!!! #ADMCouples #ADMCouplesSelfie #DelMundoSandwich
Thank you for such an amazing 2019!! We love you all!
Much love, Ariana & Alex
January 31, 2020
December 30, 2019
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!
December 29, 2019
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!
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
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!
August 25, 2019