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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

Jordan’s Senior Portraits | Rochester Senior Portraits NY

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Jordan is a Class of 2013 model student for AWelshphotography.com coming from Honeoye Falls-Lima High School (HF-L) representing to all the class of 2013 seniors there. She plays lacrosse and requested some involvement with water with her photo session– and boy did we deliver!

So if you know Jordan, or go to Honeoye Falls Lima High School, ask her for a card good for a discount on your senior portrait session. I’ll let the photos speak for themselves.

 

 

 

 

Part 2 of our session incorporated some underwater photography – who in Rochester, or anywhere in upstate NY for that matter, does underwater photos for a senior portrait session? I don’t know of anyone other, besides Andrew Welsh Photography!

 

 

Underwater lacrosse

 

 

Light room.

 

Thanks Jordan for an awesome session! Looking forward to making more exceptional images with more students from HF-L… email me at info@awelshphotography.com
– Andrew

Taylor’s Senior Portraits, 9 Aug 11 | Rochester NY Senior Portrait Underwater Photographer

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

I’m really excited to post these photos, as they have been a couple weeks in the making. When Taylor approached me for senior portraits and told me she was a swimmer, I was pumped about the awesome creative possibilities this afforded. All my senior portrait sessions are personalized for each client, and this was a no-brainer.

Consider this my introduction to my availability to do underwater photography in Rochester. I acquired a housing for my DSLR right before this shoot so I am excited to use it. We did the session in two parts- the usual awesome, unique portraits on dry land (some next to the pool), and underwater portraits :)

Here is probably the best senior portrait I’ve ever done:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beautiful light

 

 

 

 

Something for the yearbook too

 

 

Goofin around a bit

 

 

 

Onto some swimmer portraits.. she’s on the varsity team at Victor Central High.

 

 

 

 

 

Like a boss

 

Thanks Taylor for an awesome session.
– Andrew
 

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