My career as a working photographer began when I was a journalist. It often occurred that I would abandon the pen in favour of the camera, in order to adequately express my need to tell stories through images. In fact, this approach led me to focus on the subject of photo reporting as I completed specialized studies in photojournalism.
Avant Garde Studio came into existence as a natural result of my learning process. I love doing weddings. I love working with couples in love!!!! I actually feel very privileged to capture all those precious moments during a wedding day, while enjoying the freedom of expression and creativity that I experience through photography.
Award Winning Photos
The Wedding Photojournalist Association proudly recognizes the accomplishments and creative excellence of Adeline. The following awards have been earned by Adeline from the WPJA. These achievements come with great merit considering the high level of competition that a member faces in the contests.
Soft grey tones enhance the grace of this image. The dark circle frames her perfectly within the reflection.
Love this contrast of emotion of the bride and the groom. Also the strong composition with the paintings above them gives the couple a great memory of where their reception was when they look back on their pictures. In addition, you can see the groom's red wine is caught in action in the glass.
How nice to see them share in a laugh. The bride appears ready to begin. The dad is too, though he may feel differently later when he “gives” her away. Weddings are a joyful event even when tears replace the laughter. This is a lovely, simple moment to be remembered. We should all be thankful for our cameras and the skills we’ve acquired to use them for good.
Great composition, nice use of light, a lot going on but so well-organized you’re drawn to the bride and groom, then get to explore the rest of the crowd.
Nice overall scene with dramatic lighting of a toast speech being given.
What a magnificent image that draws us into its spiraling grasp, layer upon layer. With a tonality that undulates like silk in the wind, we are transported from one place to the next in this photo. It seems we will never find a place to rest. And then, suddenly, virtually hidden in plain sight, we catch the bride’s approval in the midst of this vexing sea of shadow and light layered with gesture and form. What a beautiful image.
Three images in this picture, woman's back, her face in the mirror and the bride at center. What's striking is the woman's face in the round mirror. She's in her own space and moment, oblivious to what's going on in the room. Beautiful color.
Nice job of wandering the room and looking for poignant little details.
The following letters are from the clients of Adeline Leonti.
Married: 2 years ago
Romina and Jon
Adeline you were amazing! I found your studio via WPJA. Your photos were stunning and I dreamed of being an Avant Garde bride! I was not disappointed! I booked your services from out of the country, you were very responsive to my emails, we met via Skype and you made the payment process very easy and flexible. You were early to our venue and stayed until you got all the shots you needed. The day of I felt completely at ease with you and your assistant. You were both extremely professional and patient with our families. You were constantly moving and thinking of different angles. I would HIGHLY recommend you Adeline to any bride. Your style is not traditional and I appreciate that so much! Being a huge fan of Doisneau and the photojournalistic style I was extremely pleased with your shots. I hate posing for pictures and I shared this sentiment with you, you listened to me and I never felt like I had to 'pose' for anything. I'm so very proud of our wedding pictures and I never get tired of looking at them.