It’s here! Our favorite blog post of the year! Throughout 2016, whenever we thought about it, we snapped behind-the-scenes shots: the good, the bad and the ugly. In the past, these have been some of our highest-trafficked posts. For the pictures. But also for the play-by-play commentary. So, without further ado, here are some of our (least) flattering moments in review.
It’s no secret we love our job.
Maybe it’s because our clients are the only people who think we’re funny.
Or because they’re always up for an intense game of rock, paper, scissors.
Maybe it’s because they always let Jordan be an honorary groomsman.
Even though what he REALLY wants is to be a bridesmaid.
I mean, he’d be a really great bridesmaid.
He could help you pick out the perfect dress…
And hang it…
And even keep it dry.
Jordan Demos: basically keeping chivalry alive and well.
I mean, there’s no one more qualified to make sure you look your best in your photos…
That’s because we’re more than just wedding photographers…
…we’re also dancers.
Stop. Hammertime. Ohhhh ohhh. Ohhhh ohhh.
Ohhhhh, we’re halfway theeeerrrreeee…
Tap break. Watch this time step.
Jordan is always up for tapping… into his Greek roots.
But that’s not his only skill.
He’s also willing to team up with our wedding planners when the bride and groom are just too busy to cut their own cake…
Or make their own “thank you” speech…
Or dance their first dance…
And did we mention cut the cake? This one could go right into your album, folks.
This year has brought us to some pretty breathtaking locations.
In all kinds of weather…
But the one thing that never changes in how much fun we have together…
Like when one of L.A.’s top choreographers teaches you how to do “the skinny arm.” You listen. And learn.
Then get on the roof and teach EVERYONE.
Whether it’s climbing a roof, or contorting into LOTS of weird positions, we’ll do just about anything to get the shot…
Like the time Amy thought she could just blend into the background…
But then decided she needed better camouflage…
Amy is kind of like a bridesmaid at every wedding.
She’ll make sure your hair is on point.
That the most important man in your life doesn’t run away.
And that when your intoxicated friend unexpectedly takes her camera, she’ll roll with it. This guy REALLY needs the AJ Shooting and Editing Course!
She gets just as excited for the first look as our brides do…
Even when it ends up being not QUITE what he expected.
It’s probably because she’s so beautiful. And graceful.
And is always secretly terrified of being lit on fire.
But she loves our brides.
Our couples are the ones who make it all worth it.
They’re the ones who add a #demossandwich to their official shot list.
We are so unbelievably thankful for each and every AJ Bride, past, present and future. This really has become a family.
Year after year, nothing beats this feeling.
2016, thank you for being the best one yet!
Want more behind the scenes shenanigans? Catch up on previous years here:
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