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Laura + Chris’s 1000 Islands Wedding, September 2014 | Destination Wedding Photographer

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Laura and Chris got married in the picturesque 1000 islands area of NY state, in the small town of Alexandria Bay, at the Bonnie Castle Resort. It was an honor to travel to this destination to document this sweet couple’s wedding day.

We started the day at the Captain Visger House bed and breakfast, where the ladies got ready, then Laura and Chris had their first look. We then headed by boat over to Heart Island to walk around the grounds of (and take photos at) Boldt Castle. We then headed back across the St Lawrence river to Bonnie Castle Resort, where we then had an outdoor ceremony with the river and Boldt castle in the background, followed by the reception inside.

Alexandria Bay 1000 Islands NY Destination Wedding Photographer Outdoor Boldt Bonnie Castle Resort NY Andrew Welsh film

Alexandria Bay 1000 Islands NY Destination Wedding Photographer Outdoor Boldt Bonnie Castle Resort NY Andrew Welsh film

Alexandria Bay 1000 Islands NY Destination Wedding Photographer Outdoor Boldt Bonnie Castle Resort NY Andrew Welsh film

Alexandria Bay 1000 Islands NY Destination Wedding Photographer Outdoor Boldt Bonnie Castle Resort NY Andrew Welsh film

Alexandria Bay 1000 Islands NY Destination Wedding Photographer Outdoor Boldt Bonnie Castle Resort NY Andrew Welsh film

Alexandria Bay 1000 Islands NY Destination Wedding Photographer Outdoor Boldt Bonnie Castle Resort NY Andrew Welsh film

Alexandria Bay 1000 Islands NY Destination Wedding Photographer Outdoor Boldt Bonnie Castle Resort NY Andrew Welsh film

Laura getting ready
Alexandria Bay 1000 Islands NY Destination Wedding Photographer Outdoor Boldt Bonnie Castle Resort NY Andrew Welsh film

Her sister Chelsey helps
Alexandria Bay 1000 Islands NY Destination Wedding Photographer Outdoor Boldt Bonnie Castle Resort NY Andrew Welsh film

Alexandria Bay 1000 Islands NY Destination Wedding Photographer Outdoor Boldt Bonnie Castle Resort NY Andrew Welsh film

Alexandria Bay 1000 Islands NY Destination Wedding Photographer Outdoor Boldt Bonnie Castle Resort NY Andrew Welsh film

Just before the first look…
Alexandria Bay 1000 Islands NY Destination Wedding Photographer Outdoor Boldt Bonnie Castle Resort NY Andrew Welsh film

Alexandria Bay 1000 Islands NY Destination Wedding Photographer Outdoor Boldt Bonnie Castle Resort NY Andrew Welsh film

Alexandria Bay 1000 Islands NY Destination Wedding Photographer Outdoor Boldt Bonnie Castle Resort NY Andrew Welsh film

Alexandria Bay 1000 Islands NY Destination Wedding Photographer Outdoor Boldt Bonnie Castle Resort NY Andrew Welsh film

Beautifully styled flowers
Alexandria Bay 1000 Islands NY Destination Wedding Photographer Outdoor Boldt Bonnie Castle Resort NY Andrew Welsh film

Headed out on the dock for the boat to Heart Island, it was a tad breezy.
Alexandria Bay 1000 Islands NY Destination Wedding Photographer Outdoor Boldt Bonnie Castle Resort NY Andrew Welsh film

Sisters take care of each other
Alexandria Bay 1000 Islands NY Destination Wedding Photographer Outdoor Boldt Bonnie Castle Resort NY Andrew Welsh film

The bridal party
Alexandria Bay 1000 Islands NY Destination Wedding Photographer Outdoor Boldt Bonnie Castle Resort NY Andrew Welsh film

Alexandria Bay 1000 Islands NY Destination Wedding Photographer Outdoor Boldt Bonnie Castle Resort NY Andrew Welsh film

The thousand islands area of the Saint Lawrence river makes an awesome backdrop for a bride and groom portrait. The wedding ceremony and reception site (Bonnie Castle) is on the opposite shore
Alexandria Bay 1000 Islands NY Destination Wedding Photographer Outdoor Boldt Bonnie Castle Resort NY Andrew Welsh film

Chris’ gift to the groomsmen. Was it coincidence everything was on time?
Alexandria Bay 1000 Islands NY Destination Wedding Photographer Outdoor Boldt Bonnie Castle Resort NY Andrew Welsh film

I love shooting film, has such a unique look. Having a handsome couple makes it easy and fun to shoot.
Alexandria Bay 1000 Islands NY Destination Wedding Photographer Outdoor Boldt Bonnie Castle Resort NY Andrew Welsh film

Alexandria Bay 1000 Islands NY Destination Wedding Photographer Outdoor Boldt Bonnie Castle Resort NY Andrew Welsh film

The Bonnie Castle Resort
Alexandria Bay 1000 Islands NY Destination Wedding Photographer Outdoor Boldt Bonnie Castle Resort NY Andrew Welsh film

The ceremony begins with Laura walking along the path to the gazebo and deck overlooking the river.
Alexandria Bay 1000 Islands NY Destination Wedding Photographer Outdoor Boldt Bonnie Castle Resort NY Andrew Welsh film

Too windy for a veil, Laura calls an audible ;)
Alexandria Bay 1000 Islands NY Destination Wedding Photographer Outdoor Boldt Bonnie Castle Resort NY Andrew Welsh film

Vows
Alexandria Bay 1000 Islands NY Destination Wedding Photographer Outdoor Boldt Bonnie Castle Resort NY Andrew Welsh film

Chris was hoping for this photo opportunity with a cargo ship.
Alexandria Bay 1000 Islands NY Destination Wedding Photographer Outdoor Boldt Bonnie Castle Resort NY Andrew Welsh film

Alexandria Bay 1000 Islands NY Destination Wedding Photographer Outdoor Boldt Bonnie Castle Resort NY Andrew Welsh film

Alexandria Bay 1000 Islands NY Destination Wedding Photographer Outdoor Boldt Bonnie Castle Resort NY Andrew Welsh film

Chelsey shares a funny toast
Alexandria Bay 1000 Islands NY Destination Wedding Photographer Outdoor Boldt Bonnie Castle Resort NY Andrew Welsh film

Alexandria Bay 1000 Islands NY Destination Wedding Photographer Outdoor Boldt Bonnie Castle Resort NY Andrew Welsh film

Alexandria Bay 1000 Islands NY Destination Wedding Photographer Outdoor Boldt Bonnie Castle Resort NY Andrew Welsh film

Alexandria Bay 1000 Islands NY Destination Wedding Photographer Outdoor Boldt Bonnie Castle Resort NY Andrew Welsh film

I wish I had a photo like this of my grandparents. Bless their souls.
Alexandria Bay 1000 Islands NY Destination Wedding Photographer Outdoor Boldt Bonnie Castle Resort NY Andrew Welsh film

Alexandria Bay 1000 Islands NY Destination Wedding Photographer Outdoor Boldt Bonnie Castle Resort NY Andrew Welsh film

Alexandria Bay 1000 Islands NY Destination Wedding Photographer Outdoor Boldt Bonnie Castle Resort NY Andrew Welsh film

Alexandria Bay 1000 Islands NY Destination Wedding Photographer Outdoor Boldt Bonnie Castle Resort NY Andrew Welsh film

Alexandria Bay 1000 Islands NY Destination Wedding Photographer Outdoor Boldt Bonnie Castle Resort NY Andrew Welsh film

Alexandria Bay 1000 Islands NY Destination Wedding Photographer Outdoor Boldt Bonnie Castle Resort NY Andrew Welsh film

Alexandria Bay 1000 Islands NY Destination Wedding Photographer Outdoor Boldt Bonnie Castle Resort NY Andrew Welsh film

The pastor’s son caught the garter ;)
Alexandria Bay 1000 Islands NY Destination Wedding Photographer Outdoor Boldt Bonnie Castle Resort NY Andrew Welsh film

Alexandria Bay 1000 Islands NY Destination Wedding Photographer Outdoor Boldt Bonnie Castle Resort NY Andrew Welsh film

Alexandria Bay 1000 Islands NY Destination Wedding Photographer Outdoor Boldt Bonnie Castle Resort NY Andrew Welsh film

Thank you for the opportunity to document your day at the gorgeous Alexandria Bay / 1000 islands area.

— Andrew

Kelly + Sterling’s Jamaica Wedding, May 2014 | International Destination Wedding Photography

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Kelly was a long time fan of Andrew Welsh Photography, before she was even engaged. As soon as she met her perfect match in Sterling, she commissioned me to document her wedding day at the Sandals resort in Negril, Jamaica for her small destination wedding. Greeted with a smile and warm, friendly service, the gorgeous scenery was just the tip of the iceberg for the awesomeness of their unique event.

Andrew Welsh Wedding Photographer Sandals Negril Jamaica International Destination Photography underwater beach sand outdoor

I love astrophotography- it’s how I got started in photography- so naturally I had to sneak in a shot. These are stars that one literally does not see in the United States (except Hawaii).. For reference, Scorpio is on the far left edge, and this is facing south.
Andrew Welsh Wedding Photographer Sandals Negril Jamaica International Destination Photography underwater beach sand outdoor astrophoto nighttime night long exposure

Andrew Welsh Wedding Photographer Sandals Negril Jamaica International Destination Photography underwater beach sand outdoor

After meeting their friends and family, we headed over to a rehearsal dinner at Rick’s cafe, featuring some cliff divers and very tasty jerk chicken. Soon the festivities ended and we retired to our rooms. The next day the preparations and ceremony began. Here is the beach in infrared:

Andrew Welsh Wedding Photographer Sandals Negril Jamaica International Destination Photography underwater beach sand outdoor infrared IR

The ladies prepared at the resort spa and salon
Andrew Welsh Wedding Photographer Sandals Negril Jamaica International Destination Photography underwater beach sand outdoor

Andrew Welsh Wedding Photographer Sandals Negril Jamaica International Destination Photography underwater beach sand outdoor

Andrew Welsh Wedding Photographer Sandals Negril Jamaica International Destination Photography underwater beach sand outdoor

The rings
Andrew Welsh Wedding Photographer Sandals Negril Jamaica International Destination Photography underwater beach sand outdoor

Final prep in the couple’s suite
Andrew Welsh Wedding Photographer Sandals Negril Jamaica International Destination Photography underwater beach sand outdoor

Andrew Welsh Wedding Photographer Sandals Negril Jamaica International Destination Photography underwater beach sand outdoor

Andrew Welsh Wedding Photographer Sandals Negril Jamaica International Destination Photography underwater beach sand outdoor

Andrew Welsh Wedding Photographer Sandals Negril Jamaica International Destination Photography underwater beach sand outdoor

Andrew Welsh Wedding Photographer Sandals Negril Jamaica International Destination Photography underwater beach sand outdoor

Kelly’s hair had a little too much hairspray, so she brushed it out and recurled her hair. While most brides would’ve freaked out, she was very chill about the whole process. It helped that an afternoon rain put a pause on the outdoor ceremony.
Andrew Welsh Wedding Photographer Sandals Negril Jamaica International Destination Photography underwater beach sand outdoor

Mom sees her daughter in her veil
Andrew Welsh Wedding Photographer Sandals Negril Jamaica International Destination Photography underwater beach sand outdoor

Andrew Welsh Wedding Photographer Sandals Negril Jamaica International Destination Photography underwater beach sand outdoor

Andrew Welsh Wedding Photographer Sandals Negril Jamaica International Destination Photography underwater beach sand outdoor

Andrew Welsh Wedding Photographer Sandals Negril Jamaica International Destination Photography underwater beach sand outdoor

The “shoes”
Andrew Welsh Wedding Photographer Sandals Negril Jamaica International Destination Photography underwater beach sand outdoor

The details
Andrew Welsh Wedding Photographer Sandals Negril Jamaica International Destination Photography underwater beach sand outdoor

The rain was relentless, delaying the ceremony further.
Andrew Welsh Wedding Photographer Sandals Negril Jamaica International Destination Photography underwater beach sand outdoor

There is a local law that makes any weddings after 6pm invalid, but discussions on having the ceremony the next day were quickly dismissed. The weather did break right in time for the ceremony to start at 5:50 :)
Andrew Welsh Wedding Photographer Sandals Negril Jamaica International Destination Photography underwater beach sand outdoor

Andrew Welsh Wedding Photographer Sandals Negril Jamaica International Destination Photography underwater beach sand outdoor

Holding it together :)
Andrew Welsh Wedding Photographer Sandals Negril Jamaica International Destination Photography underwater beach sand outdoor

Andrew Welsh Wedding Photographer Sandals Negril Jamaica International Destination Photography underwater beach sand outdoor

Andrew Welsh Wedding Photographer Sandals Negril Jamaica International Destination Photography underwater beach sand outdoor

Perfect weather for a beach sunset wedding in Jamaica
Andrew Welsh Wedding Photographer Sandals Negril Jamaica International Destination Photography underwater beach sand outdoor

Andrew Welsh Wedding Photographer Sandals Negril Jamaica International Destination Photography underwater beach sand outdoor

Andrew Welsh Wedding Photographer Sandals Negril Jamaica International Destination Photography underwater beach sand outdoor

Awesome sunset light for beach wedding portraits
Andrew Welsh Wedding Photographer Sandals Negril Jamaica International Destination Photography underwater beach sand outdoor

Andrew Welsh Wedding Photographer Sandals Negril Jamaica International Destination Photography underwater beach sand outdoor

Bustled dress for the nighttime intimate reception on the beach.
Andrew Welsh Wedding Photographer Sandals Negril Jamaica International Destination Photography underwater beach sand outdoor

Andrew Welsh Wedding Photographer Sandals Negril Jamaica International Destination Photography underwater beach sand outdoor

Andrew Welsh Wedding Photographer Sandals Negril Jamaica International Destination Photography underwater beach sand outdoor

Perfect weather and a beautiful setup.
Andrew Welsh Wedding Photographer Sandals Negril Jamaica International Destination Photography underwater beach sand outdoor

First dance
Andrew Welsh Wedding Photographer Sandals Negril Jamaica International Destination Photography underwater beach sand outdoor

Andrew Welsh Wedding Photographer Sandals Negril Jamaica International Destination Photography underwater beach sand outdoor

Andrew Welsh Wedding Photographer Sandals Negril Jamaica International Destination Photography underwater beach sand outdoor

Andrew Welsh Wedding Photographer Sandals Negril Jamaica International Destination Photography underwater beach sand outdoor

Andrew Welsh Wedding Photographer Sandals Negril Jamaica International Destination Photography underwater beach sand outdoor

We had some time for some creative “day after” portraits at the Sandals resort. I took advantage of my underwater photography skills and Kelly’s mom’s generous gift of a private sunset cruise to make some authentic and unique portraits for Kelly and Sterling.
Andrew Welsh Wedding Photographer Sandals Negril Jamaica International Destination Photography underwater beach sand outdoor

Andrew Welsh Wedding Photographer Sandals Negril Jamaica International Destination Photography underwater beach sand outdoor

Andrew Welsh Wedding Photographer Sandals Negril Jamaica International Destination Photography underwater beach sand outdoor

Sterling’s brother Lawton was imitating Sterling’s gestures :)
Andrew Welsh Wedding Photographer Sandals Negril Jamaica International Destination Photography underwater beach sand outdoor

Andrew Welsh Wedding Photographer Sandals Negril Jamaica International Destination Photography underwater beach sand outdoor

Enjoying her cruise
Andrew Welsh Wedding Photographer Sandals Negril Jamaica International Destination Photography underwater beach sand outdoor

Andrew Welsh Wedding Photographer Sandals Negril Jamaica International Destination Photography underwater beach sand outdoor

Lawton is driving the boat?!?
Andrew Welsh Wedding Photographer Sandals Negril Jamaica International Destination Photography underwater beach sand outdoor

Joking aside, I leave you with these two…
Andrew Welsh Wedding Photographer Sandals Negril Jamaica International Destination Photography underwater beach sand outdoor

Andrew Welsh Wedding Photographer Sandals Negril Jamaica International Destination Photography underwater beach sand outdoor

Thank you for trusting me to document your Jamaica wedding (coming all the way from Rochester NY) Kelly and Sterling.

— Andrew

Andrew Welsh Photography in 2013 | Rochester Wedding Photographer

Saturday, January 11th, 2014

All of my favorite images from my 2013 weddings. Thank you to the awesome clients who trusted me with creating authentic and unique photographs at their wedding this year, I am grateful, flattered and honored.

Beth and her beloved dog after her Syracuse NY wedding

Syracuse Geneva Finger Lakes Rochester NY Wedding Photographer Andrew Welsh

Kayla getting ready for her outdoor ceremony

Syracuse Geneva Finger Lakes Rochester NY Wedding Photographer Andrew Welsh

 

Pete and his dad

Syracuse Geneva Finger Lakes Rochester NY Wedding Photographer Andrew Welsh

Syracuse Geneva Finger Lakes Rochester NY Wedding Photographer Andrew Welsh

A gorgeous sunset at the Woodcliff Hotel and Spa during their wedding reception.

Syracuse Geneva Finger Lakes Rochester NY Wedding Photographer Andrew Welsh

 

So many wonderful moments at Maria & Mike’s Watkins Glen wedding.

Syracuse Geneva Finger Lakes Rochester NY Wedding Photographer Andrew Welsh

Syracuse Geneva Finger Lakes Rochester NY Wedding Photographer Andrew Welsh

Good times and great moments at Amanda + John’s Radisson in Rochester wedding

Syracuse Geneva Finger Lakes Rochester NY Wedding Photographer Andrew Welsh

Syracuse Geneva Finger Lakes Rochester NY Wedding Photographer Andrew Welsh

Tender romance between Caitlin and Thomas at their Broadway Inn wedding
Syracuse Geneva Finger Lakes Rochester NY Wedding Photographer Andrew Welsh

Syracuse Geneva Finger Lakes Rochester NY Wedding Photographer Andrew Welsh

An authentic moment at Beth and Drew’s wedding (published on Moment Junkie)

Syracuse Geneva Finger Lakes Rochester NY Wedding Photographer Andrew Welsh

Getting ready in Geneva at Molly + Bo’s wedding
Syracuse Geneva Finger Lakes Rochester NY Wedding Photographer Andrew Welsh

Stylish, unique portraits at Diana + Josh’s wedding
Syracuse Geneva Finger Lakes Rochester NY Wedding Photographer Andrew Welsh

Syracuse Geneva Finger Lakes Rochester NY Wedding Photographer Andrew Welsh

…even some night time wedding photos with stars
Syracuse Geneva Finger Lakes Rochester NY Wedding Photographer Andrew Welsh

Laura proclaiming she looks f*in great
Syracuse Geneva Finger Lakes Rochester NY Wedding Photographer Andrew Welsh

The lovely bride and her sisters in Geneva overlooking Seneca Lake
Syracuse Geneva Finger Lakes Rochester NY Wedding Photographer Andrew Welsh

To wrap up my year, the impeccably cool Ashley and Mike at Ventosa Vineyards in Geneva.
Syracuse Geneva Finger Lakes Rochester NY Wedding Photographer Andrew Welsh

Thank you again to all my awesome clients– you were all great! Many blessings to you in 2014!

– Andrew
 

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