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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

Beth + Bradley’s Wedding, 13 Apr 13 | Syracuse NY Wedding Photography

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

I was honored to kick off my 2013 wedding season with a touching and genuine wedding ceremony and reception in Syracuse NY (specifically Liverpool), documenting the union of Beth and Bradley. The entire event was held at the Buckley Road Baptist Church, where guests enjoyed a delicious catered BBQ meal from Limp Lizard.

The ladies got ready in a classroom downstairs, while the guys prepped in the nursery upstairs. They were very careful not to see each other.
Syracuse NY Rochester Upstate Finger Lakes Wedding Photographer Andrew Welsh

Syracuse NY Rochester Upstate Finger Lakes Wedding Photographer Andrew Welsh

Syracuse NY Rochester Upstate Finger Lakes Wedding Photographer Andrew Welsh

Syracuse NY Rochester Upstate Finger Lakes Wedding Photographer Andrew Welsh

A letter from Brad
Syracuse NY Rochester Upstate Finger Lakes Wedding Photographer Andrew Welsh

Syracuse NY Rochester Upstate Finger Lakes Wedding Photographer Andrew Welsh

Syracuse NY Rochester Upstate Finger Lakes Wedding Photographer Andrew Welsh

Syracuse NY Rochester Upstate Finger Lakes Wedding Photographer Andrew Welsh

Syracuse NY Rochester Upstate Finger Lakes Wedding Photographer Andrew Welsh

Beth and Brad had a moment to pray before the ceremony, without seeing each other. It was moving to see the tender love they have for each other.. and there wasn’t a dry eye.
Syracuse NY Rochester Upstate Finger Lakes Wedding Photographer Andrew Welsh

Syracuse NY Rochester Upstate Finger Lakes Wedding Photographer Andrew Welsh

Syracuse NY Rochester Upstate Finger Lakes Wedding Photographer Andrew Welsh

Something old, something new…
Syracuse NY Rochester Upstate Finger Lakes Wedding Photographer Andrew Welsh

Syracuse NY Rochester Upstate Finger Lakes Wedding Photographer Andrew Welsh

Afterwards, we headed outside to do some awesome portraits. Even Peanut, the dog, got in on the vibe.
Syracuse NY Rochester Upstate Finger Lakes Wedding Photographer Andrew Welsh

Syracuse NY Rochester Upstate Finger Lakes Wedding Photographer Andrew Welsh

Syracuse NY Rochester Upstate Finger Lakes Wedding Photographer Andrew Welsh

Syracuse NY Rochester Upstate Finger Lakes Wedding Photographer Andrew Welsh

Syracuse NY Rochester Upstate Finger Lakes Wedding Photographer Andrew Welsh

Syracuse NY Rochester Upstate Finger Lakes Wedding Photographer Andrew Welsh

Syracuse NY Rochester Upstate Finger Lakes Wedding Photographer Andrew Welsh

They then hosted an intimate reception inside the fellowship hall of the church. The food was good and the company festive!
Syracuse NY Rochester Upstate Finger Lakes Wedding Photographer Andrew Welsh

Little Lyric was trying to figure out how to stick his tongue out.. Beth gladly showed him ;)
Syracuse NY Rochester Upstate Finger Lakes Wedding Photographer Andrew Welsh

Syracuse NY Rochester Upstate Finger Lakes Wedding Photographer Andrew Welsh

Syracuse NY Rochester Upstate Finger Lakes Wedding Photographer Andrew Welsh

Syracuse NY Rochester Upstate Finger Lakes Wedding Photographer Andrew Welsh

Thank you for allowing me to participate in your big day, Beth and Brad!
– Andrew
 

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