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Authentic and uniquely tailored photography. I document your wedding, family, child or high school senior in a beautiful and unobtrusive way, capturing, not creating emotions. Everybody is going to love your pictures.

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Colby + Kevin’s Engagement Portraits, Oct 2014 | Rochester NY Engagement Photography

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

I knew it was a good sign when I met with Colby and her mom at our initial consultation when they described being moved by my portfolio. Colby and Kevin are adventurous, caring and gentle with each other and their love and affection shows in these photos. Oh, and did I mention they love kayaking? So yeah, we all rowed out into Conesus lake, my camera in it’s waterproof case (ready for underwater portraits!), for some early morning engagement portraits. They brought their beautiful dog Stormy along for some portraits.. who was super cooperative when it came time for pictures :)

Stormy starts out with a doggie kiss for Colby
Engagement photographer Andrew Welsh Photography portrait kayak dog canine boat water Conesus Lake Lakeville Vitale Park couple wedding Rochester NY

Engagement photographer Andrew Welsh Photography portrait kayak dog canine boat water Conesus Lake Lakeville Vitale Park couple wedding Rochester NY

Engagement photographer Andrew Welsh Photography portrait kayak dog canine boat water Conesus Lake Lakeville Vitale Park couple wedding Rochester NY

Engagement photographer Andrew Welsh Photography portrait kayak dog canine boat water Conesus Lake Lakeville Vitale Park couple wedding Rochester NY

Engagement photographer Andrew Welsh Photography portrait kayak dog canine boat water Conesus Lake Lakeville Vitale Park couple wedding Rochester NY

Engagement photographer Andrew Welsh Photography portrait kayak dog canine boat water Conesus Lake Lakeville Vitale Park couple wedding Rochester NY

Enjoying the sunrise
Engagement photographer Andrew Welsh Photography portrait kayak dog canine boat water Conesus Lake Lakeville Vitale Park couple wedding Rochester NY

Engagement photographer Andrew Welsh Photography portrait kayak dog canine boat water Conesus Lake Lakeville Vitale Park couple wedding Rochester NY

Engagement photographer Andrew Welsh Photography portrait kayak dog canine boat water Conesus Lake Lakeville Vitale Park couple wedding Rochester NY

Engagement photographer Andrew Welsh Photography portrait kayak dog canine boat water Conesus Lake Lakeville Vitale Park couple wedding Rochester NY

Launching the kayaks
Engagement photographer Andrew Welsh Photography portrait kayak dog canine boat water Conesus Lake Lakeville Vitale Park couple wedding Rochester NY

Engagement photographer Andrew Welsh Photography portrait kayak dog canine boat water Conesus Lake Lakeville Vitale Park couple wedding Rochester NY

Engagement photographer Andrew Welsh Photography portrait kayak dog canine boat water Conesus Lake Lakeville Vitale Park couple wedding Rochester NY

Lovebirds on the lake
Engagement photographer Andrew Welsh Photography portrait kayak dog canine boat water Conesus Lake Lakeville Vitale Park couple wedding Rochester NY

Engagement photographer Andrew Welsh Photography portrait kayak dog canine boat water Conesus Lake Lakeville Vitale Park couple wedding Rochester NY

Looking forward to your wedding, guys!

— Andrew

Laura + Chris’ Engagement, 7 Jun 14 | Rochester NY Engagement Photography

Monday, June 9th, 2014

Laura and Chris are both alumni of RIT (as my wife and I are, go Tigers!) but actually didn’t find each other until after they both finished college. We all liked the idea of heading over to RIT to do some of the portraits, then heading over to Lake Ontario for some sunset photos, as the best way to capture their life stories and their common interests. I am looking forward to being their wedding photographer later this year in Alexandria Bay, near the Thousand Islands, since they love the water, and it’s easy with such a great couple to create awesome images, like we did today.

Rochester NY Engagement Photography Photographer Photo Andrew Welsh RIT Beach Lake Sunset

Rochester NY Engagement Photography Photographer Photo Andrew Welsh RIT Beach Lake Sunset

We managed to sneak into the College of Science (Laura’s college) and take some portraits in the lobby where she spent many an hour studying.
Rochester NY Engagement Photography Photographer Photo Andrew Welsh RIT Beach Lake Sunset

Rochester NY Engagement Photography Photographer Photo Andrew Welsh RIT Beach Lake Sunset

Their respective schools
Rochester NY Engagement Photography Photographer Photo Andrew Welsh RIT Beach Lake Sunset

Rochester NY Engagement Photography Photographer Photo Andrew Welsh RIT Beach Lake Sunset

Rochester NY Engagement Photography Photographer Photo Andrew Welsh RIT Beach Lake Sunset

Some antique camera film goodness
Rochester NY Engagement Photography Photographer Photo Andrew Welsh RIT Beach Lake Sunset

We made it to the beach right at the perfect time as the sun was setting
Rochester NY Engagement Photography Photographer Photo Andrew Welsh RIT Beach Lake Sunset

Rochester NY Engagement Photography Photographer Photo Andrew Welsh RIT Beach Lake Sunset

Rochester NY Engagement Photography Photographer Photo Andrew Welsh RIT Beach Lake Sunset

Thanks,

— 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

 

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