Andrew Morrell Photography

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It was fate. After training my ears for over 20 years, my eyes had to take over. I’d been using them all along, but my love affair with photography had to win. And it did - in 2005 when I formed my wedding photography business on the strength of a boisterous Greek Orthodox wedding in Cleveland, OH. You see, I worked for NPR and NPR stations for 20 years, producing, managing and developing sounds and ideas from San Francisco to Ann Arbor to right here in Washington DC. But the siren-song of imagery was too strong and I followed. Connie & Chris asked me to shoot their wedding with one week’s notice (!) and I agreed. Nervous, excited and focused, I developed my documentary-style of photography right there on that hot August day. And I fell in love. Since that day, I have photographed over 300 weddings - from the basement of a Marion, OH church to a 14th century Borgia Palace in Gandia, Spain. I’ve shot an intimate modern Jewish wedding on a beach in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and a 600 guest Indian wedding in Chicago. I’ve captured a Sudanese Muslim wedding in Washington, numerous same-sex weddings, a backyard party that turned into a wedding (yes - that happened), and hundreds of joyous weddings in churches, synagogues and outdoor settings since. I even captured Steph and Mau’s wedding at the foot of an active volcano in Costa Rica that erupted mid-ceremony! The great thing about every single one of those weddings is that each one of them was unique. Each one of those celebrations was driven by the singularity of the couple and their individuality. And my style - defined by a casual yet observant looseness - was key in allowing them to be captured exactly who they were as people. No cheesy poses here. As a matter of fact, my training in radio honed my story telling skills such that translating that skill into the visual medium makes my style that much more compelling. The beauty and power of a “sense of place” is what drives my style (as well as an intimate relationship with my photo gear). I always tell new couples that wedding photography is 50% photography and 50% persona (who I am as a person) - and that’s what all of my clients tell me afterward - that they feel like I am a close friend, allowing them to be completely comfortable and stress-free. And that brings out their true personality, which in turn makes for the best photos. And their feedback has given me the humble honor of having won a bunch of awards, including WeddingWire’s highest honor - the Bride’s Choice award. And other photographer’s have recognized my work too, by giving me consecutive Editor’s Choice awards at the image publishing site Two Bright Lights. You might have seen some of my work on CNN, in Popular Photography, on the Huffington Post, or on wedding blogs Capitol Romance, Done Brilliantly, BridesView, Love Toast Blog or dozens of others. I am a native East Coaster - raised in Connecticut, schooled at Wilkes College in Pennsylvania with a 1989 Bachelor of Arts, and then my aforementioned NPR career. My wife, 2 big red dogs and I live in Maryland, just outside of DC. When I’m not shooting weddings (which I’ve decided is my primary form of photography), I am drumming, running, enjoying baseball and Formula 1 racing, and learning to play guitar. I am a fan of film, comedy and a bit of a music freak. I feel so much better having told you all of that.

Kate and Danny’s first look, with family and friends soaking it in.... WPJA MasterPiece in the 2019 V03 Competition!
05/14/2019

Kate and Danny’s first look, with family and friends soaking it in.... WPJA MasterPiece in the 2019 V03 Competition!

2019 is amazing!!! AMP just won a third WPJA award, this one in the Artistic Guild, for portraiture. Sophie and John’s...
05/11/2019

2019 is amazing!!! AMP just won a third WPJA award, this one in the Artistic Guild, for portraiture. Sophie and John’s first dance rehearsal in the snow. @ The Comus Inn at Sugarloaf Mountain

Hello friends!!! - https://mailchi.mp/dbe691edfae1/hello-friends
05/10/2019
Hello friends!!!

Hello friends!!! - https://mailchi.mp/dbe691edfae1/hello-friends

Hey all! 2 things: 1) Thank you SO MUCH for your support of AMP. It's been a humbling and riotously satisfying time. 2) I wanted to share some great news with you... after 13 years of shooting weddings, AMP has finally caught the attention of the prestigious Wedding PhotoJournalist Association (WPJA...

Brent about to welcome Becky at their first look. He’s not alone in this world.
05/07/2019

Brent about to welcome Becky at their first look. He’s not alone in this world.

Any review that begins with “In 32 years on this earth...” makes me very happy. Thank you Kate!!!!
05/05/2019

Any review that begins with “In 32 years on this earth...” makes me very happy. Thank you Kate!!!!

Theresa and Matt's stunning wedding memories... from one year ago today. Happy Anniversary friends!!
05/05/2019

Theresa and Matt's stunning wedding memories... from one year ago today. Happy Anniversary friends!!

A bride and her sister. Happiness. In high contrast.
05/04/2019

A bride and her sister. Happiness. In high contrast.

She LOVES tagging along....
05/03/2019

She LOVES tagging along....

Here is my wonderful pup Lacey, who came along to assist me on a truly adorable courthouse wedding this morning...

Here is my wonderful pup Lacey, who came along to assist me on a truly adorable courthouse wedding this morning...
05/03/2019

Here is my wonderful pup Lacey, who came along to assist me on a truly adorable courthouse wedding this morning...

Back to 2006 for this cool moment on a Market street BART station in San Francisco. The IG version is a little small to ...
05/02/2019

Back to 2006 for this cool moment on a Market street BART station in San Francisco. The IG version is a little small to see the cool motion of the commuters around the dog...

When the groom and his mom pull out the most irony laden dance imaginable... and it works to perfection.
05/01/2019

When the groom and his mom pull out the most irony laden dance imaginable... and it works to perfection.

Images with lasting impact can happen anywhere... even in the hallway to the restroom... From Kate and Danny’s joyful ...
04/29/2019

Images with lasting impact can happen anywhere... even in the hallway to the restroom... From Kate and Danny’s joyful wedding 4-27-2019. @josephinebutlerparkscenter

Another submission to @fearlessphotographerscom Collection 49. She stole the show. Over and over. And it was magnificent...
04/24/2019

Another submission to @fearlessphotographerscom Collection 49. She stole the show. Over and over. And it was magnificent.

It was a hot day during  Liz’s wedding at @libertymtn... so she did what anyone would do...
04/23/2019

It was a hot day during Liz’s wedding at @libertymtn... so she did what anyone would do...

Revisiting older images for submission to @fearlessphotographerscom for consideration for awards given during the Collec...
04/22/2019

Revisiting older images for submission to @fearlessphotographerscom for consideration for awards given during the Collection 49 contest. Love this moment of unbridled debauchery.

6 years ago on the banks of the Potomac...
04/19/2019

6 years ago on the banks of the Potomac...

5 years ago, when unconsciousness took over the dance floor at @smokeyglenfarm ...
04/17/2019

5 years ago, when unconsciousness took over the dance floor at @smokeyglenfarm ...

5 years ago, Sabrina and Joe were married in the brisk Spring wind at Smokey Glen Farm Barbequers, Inc. ...
04/17/2019

5 years ago, Sabrina and Joe were married in the brisk Spring wind at Smokey Glen Farm Barbequers, Inc. ...

Hard to believe that this was just a bundle of weeks ago... But Sophie and John braved the snow to rehearse their first ...
04/13/2019

Hard to believe that this was just a bundle of weeks ago... But Sophie and John braved the snow to rehearse their first dance...

Hard to believe that it was 6 years ago that Lara, Garrett and I spent a golden afternoon down at the cherry blossoms po...
04/11/2019

Hard to believe that it was 6 years ago that Lara, Garrett and I spent a golden afternoon down at the cherry blossoms popping some engagement photos...

Window light, fascinated bar mitzvah guest, Life size Connect 4 game. @cplrosslyn
04/08/2019

Window light, fascinated bar mitzvah guest, Life size Connect 4 game. @cplrosslyn

Katrina and Rob about to celebrate their first anniversary! And it was as cool and rainy then as it is today. Congratula...
04/05/2019

Katrina and Rob about to celebrate their first anniversary! And it was as cool and rainy then as it is today. Congratulations!

Happy Anniversary to Megan and Chris!! 7 years and getting better everyday!
03/17/2019

Happy Anniversary to Megan and Chris!! 7 years and getting better everyday!

I still have great 2019 dates available and am happy to work with you! Please share with friends... Thank you!!
03/12/2019

I still have great 2019 dates available and am happy to work with you! Please share with friends... Thank you!!

Andrew Morrell Photography's cover photo
03/07/2019

Andrew Morrell Photography's cover photo

A January snowstorm did nothing to chill these two. Intense love, all day long.
02/28/2019

A January snowstorm did nothing to chill these two. Intense love, all day long.

After 14 years of wondering, the good people at Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA have affirmed - I am an award...
02/04/2019

After 14 years of wondering, the good people at Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA have affirmed - I am an award winning photographer. This photo just won the WPJA Masterpiece award! Thanks to Gabby and Zach for the privilege of shooting your Oktoberfest wedding, and encouraging your nephew to take the bold step of bearing the rings at your ceremony, only to turn and bolt toward dad....

https://www.wpja.com/contests/2018-v20-photography-competition/best-wedding-photographers

Yeah - cory's reply to "cheeeeeeeeeeese"... from Christine and Antoine's early winter engagement shoot.
01/28/2019

Yeah - cory's reply to "cheeeeeeeeeeese"... from Christine and Antoine's early winter engagement shoot.

01/08/2019
Tell a friend please!!!
12/23/2018

Tell a friend please!!!

Thank you to all of AMP's clients and supporters!!
12/22/2018

Thank you to all of AMP's clients and supporters!!

5 years ago in Melbourne, Australia... congratulations Sneha and Avhan!
11/21/2018

5 years ago in Melbourne, Australia... congratulations Sneha and Avhan!

So many mirrors yet never enough. When getting-ready photos get trippy.
11/19/2018

So many mirrors yet never enough. When getting-ready photos get trippy.

On your wedding day, all light leads to you.
11/10/2018

On your wedding day, all light leads to you.

On your wedding day, all light leads to you.
11/10/2018

On your wedding day, all light leads to you.

The Bachelor Boys Band sending the bridesmaids into a frenzy.
11/09/2018

The Bachelor Boys Band sending the bridesmaids into a frenzy.

When the debauchery unspools at the end of the wedding - it’s fun to be there and very close. Guest going to town on a...
11/08/2018

When the debauchery unspools at the end of the wedding - it’s fun to be there and very close. Guest going to town on a bag of wine.

The resident cat takes center stage.
10/30/2018

The resident cat takes center stage.

A child being a child and a bride getting in on that kind of action. Love this shot!!
10/28/2018

A child being a child and a bride getting in on that kind of action. Love this shot!!

A child being a child and a bride getting in on that kind of action. Love this shot!!
10/28/2018

A child being a child and a bride getting in on that kind of action. Love this shot!!

I’m dancing I’m dancing I’m dancing... she’s peeping she’s peeping she’s peeping. Submission to WPJA.
10/26/2018

I’m dancing I’m dancing I’m dancing... she’s peeping she’s peeping she’s peeping. Submission to WPJA.

Submitting this fantastic moment to @fearlessphotographerscom for consideration for Collection 46 awards. Excited!
10/25/2018

Submitting this fantastic moment to @fearlessphotographerscom for consideration for Collection 46 awards. Excited!

This awesome moment at Zoe’s bat mitzvah rehearsal. She and her family illuminated by the unfiltered sun.
10/24/2018

This awesome moment at Zoe’s bat mitzvah rehearsal. She and her family illuminated by the unfiltered sun.

Yesterday’s engagement shoot with Christine and Aaron... the sun was quite a muse.
10/22/2018

Yesterday’s engagement shoot with Christine and Aaron... the sun was quite a muse.

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