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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

Rachel A’s Senior Portraits, 28 Aug 12 | Rochester NY Senior Photos

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

Rachel’s visiting NY for a week to enjoy a family vacation.. oh, and the wedding of her brother (who’s wedding I’m photographing). She needs senior portraits.. wants something awesome.. so she and her mom drove up from their vacation cottage in Geneva, NY to meet with me. We had a blast wading in the creek (while the 4 other photographers there didn’t dare touch the water) and doing generally awesome and unique photographic ninja tricks, above and beyond what your typical studio offers. We go all out at awelshphotography.com!

We finished our session with Rachel showing off her madcrazy cheerleading skills. She is part of a national-champion-winning competitive cheer team (i.e. the kind you see on ESPN2), the Maryland Twisters F5. Some impressive moves indeed– and it’s not every day you can claim you’re the national champ at something!

Rochester NY Senior Portrait Photos

Rachel had a hard time being serious ;)

Rochester NY Senior Portrait Photos

Rochester NY Senior Portrait Photos

Rochester NY Senior Portrait Photos

Rochester NY Senior Portrait Photos

Rochester NY Senior Portrait Photos

Rochester NY Senior Portrait Photos

We then waded out into the creek to get the best waterfall photos possible :)
Rochester NY Senior Portrait Photos

Rochester NY Senior Portrait Photos

She had fun trying to splash me
Rochester NY Senior Portrait Photos

Rochester NY Senior Portrait Photos

Rochester NY Senior Portrait Photos

Rochester NY Senior Portrait Photos

Rochester NY Senior Portrait Photos

For 2012, the F5 Twisters got new uniforms, ones that don’t show the midriff. Rachel was proud to show it off.
Rochester NY Senior Portrait Photos

She was doing backflips like nobody’s business.
Rochester NY Senior Portrait Photos

Rochester NY Senior Portrait Photos

Yes, Rachel is flippin’ awesome at this sport (pun intended)
Rochester NY Senior Portrait Photos

Thanks for a fun and creative shoot, Rachel! She’ll probably end up in some of Lalli and Eddie’s wedding photos in a few days!

– Andrew

 

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