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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.

Who else sheds your filters during quarantine?
04/05/2020

Who else sheds your filters during quarantine?

Hello friends... like you, I am going through something transformational.I'm a decent photographer, but I'm not a great ...
03/18/2020

Hello friends... like you, I am going through something transformational.

I'm a decent photographer, but I'm not a great businessperson. And now, with the reality of a harsh road ahead, I'm turning to you for help.

From today until May 31, 2020, I am having a Quarantine Sale on all of my artwork. You get 18% off of any purchase on these two galleries:

https://andrewmorrell.zenfolio.com/minimalism
https://andrewmorrell.zenfolio.com/coastalcaptures

Thank you in advance for your support!!

And this was a first for an engagement session - a champagne shower!!!
03/11/2020

And this was a first for an engagement session - a champagne shower!!!

This cowdog. Briggs. All 90+ pounds of him, and still he was the third best person at yesterday’s engagement session at ...
03/10/2020

This cowdog. Briggs. All 90+ pounds of him, and still he was the third best person at yesterday’s engagement session at Great Falls National Park in VA. Mom and Dad images to follow....

This is what happens when a lucky accident - that I had hoped would happen - happens. Amber and John checking out the di...
02/29/2020

This is what happens when a lucky accident - that I had hoped would happen - happens. Amber and John checking out the dining room decoration at Mount Vernon before dinner.

VOWS: "... for better or for worse..."STEF: Yup.
02/21/2020

VOWS: "... for better or for worse..."
STEF: Yup.

"... his heart was going like mad,and yes I said yes I will Yes."-from Ulysses, James JoyceIt's Valentine's Day. Listen ...
02/14/2020

"... his heart was going like mad,
and yes I said yes I will Yes."

-from Ulysses, James Joyce

It's Valentine's Day. Listen to your heart say Yes.

A ray of sunshine broke through the dizzy, rattling and heinous flu I've hosted for a week: AMP gathered 2 WPJA Diamond ...
02/11/2020

A ray of sunshine broke through the dizzy, rattling and heinous flu I've hosted for a week: AMP gathered 2 WPJA Diamond Awards in the latest contest for Engagement Portrait work! Thank you Regina and Jesse for your (cough hack cough cough hackhackhack)....

Excited to share the news that AMP was given the Honor Award, honorable mention for the 2019 season, by the WPJA for thi...
01/31/2020

Excited to share the news that AMP was given the Honor Award, honorable mention for the 2019 season, by the WPJA for this image, taken a year ago!

Lost in a moment amidst a sea of friends...
01/29/2020

Lost in a moment amidst a sea of friends...

Proud to announce that AMP has won the WeddingWire Couple's Choice award for the 8th straight year! Thank you a million ...
01/24/2020
Andrew Morrell Photography Reviews - Winchester, VA - 98 Reviews

Proud to announce that AMP has won the WeddingWire Couple's Choice award for the 8th straight year! Thank you a million times to my amazing and generous couples!!!

Read the latest reviews for Andrew Morrell Photography in Winchester, VA on WeddingWire. Browse Photography prices, photos and 98 reviews, with a rating of 5.0 out of 5.

Early January engagement session... Jess and Chris' magic sitting pup Penny stole the show in Old Town Alexandria.
01/17/2020

Early January engagement session... Jess and Chris' magic sitting pup Penny stole the show in Old Town Alexandria.

Want another incredibly romantic and dramatic image from the last breaths of 2019? I gotchu.
01/08/2020

Want another incredibly romantic and dramatic image from the last breaths of 2019? I gotchu.

2020 started off as sparkly as i could've imagined. And the youngest of them was distracted by other, distant sparkles.
01/07/2020

2020 started off as sparkly as i could've imagined. And the youngest of them was distracted by other, distant sparkles.

You want to see a stunning and romantic First Look photo?I took a big risk, relying solely on a tiny slot of directional...
01/06/2020

You want to see a stunning and romantic First Look photo?

I took a big risk, relying solely on a tiny slot of directional window light. But Allison and Nick made this work like they were old pros...

This is one of my favorite First Look photos. We did this on 12-29-19, the last wedding of my 2019 season... And have gotten a hearty thumbs up from Allison! Thank you to the Lightfoot Restaurant and the wonderful staff...

THIS is the way to get 2020 started!! Amber and John’s pup Lemon stealing the show at their @mountvernoninn wedding on N...
01/02/2020

THIS is the way to get 2020 started!! Amber and John’s pup Lemon stealing the show at their @mountvernoninn wedding on New Year’s Day.

Very excited to announce that AMP has received 3 Diamond Awards from WPJA, recognizing the best engagement portrait sess...
12/04/2019

Very excited to announce that AMP has received 3 Diamond Awards from WPJA, recognizing the best engagement portrait sessions from entries around the world! I'm honored to share these images with you and thank you for your continued support!!

Excited beyond measure to shoot their wedding tomorrow at The Harvest House at Lost Creek Winery!
11/22/2019

Excited beyond measure to shoot their wedding tomorrow at The Harvest House at Lost Creek Winery!

Did I take this ethereal photo of Milica and her sister in the 1930’s or a few weeks ago @theinnatmountvernonfarm? Leave...
11/18/2019

Did I take this ethereal photo of Milica and her sister in the 1930’s or a few weeks ago @theinnatmountvernonfarm? Leave your answer in the comments please...

The moment when the groom becomes a baby bird....
11/16/2019

The moment when the groom becomes a baby bird....

When your dad brings you to the wedding that you saved his life for, you scream in unison!
11/14/2019

When your dad brings you to the wedding that you saved his life for, you scream in unison!

WPJA says these two photos are MasterPieces in their 2019 v16 Collection!! Thank you for the honor!! And thank you to Me...
11/14/2019

WPJA says these two photos are MasterPieces in their 2019 v16 Collection!! Thank you for the honor!! And thank you to Meredith, Steven, Munsha and Jus for having insanely great weddings at which to capture these moments!! @ The Whittemore House

Humbled and excited to report that AMP has just picked up 2 new MasterPiece awards from the Wedding PhotoJournalist Asso...
11/13/2019

Humbled and excited to report that AMP has just picked up 2 new MasterPiece awards from the Wedding PhotoJournalist Association - this piece from Munsha and Jus' wedding and this junior bridesmaid still-life from Meredith and Steven's wedding!

One of the more animated guests at one of the more animated receptions of the year!
11/07/2019

One of the more animated guests at one of the more animated receptions of the year!

In case you didn’t realize, personality is scientifically enhanced by a power of 8 during the reception. This much is tr...
11/06/2019

In case you didn’t realize, personality is scientifically enhanced by a power of 8 during the reception. This much is true.

THIS is the face you make when you see your bride for the first time, knowing that less than a year ago, you both were m...
10/28/2019

THIS is the face you make when you see your bride for the first time, knowing that less than a year ago, you both were moments from death by carbon monoxide, and your amazing 3 month old puppy woke you to save your lives. True story. Amazing people. Sublime and joyful wedding.

Modern weddings. When the junior bridesmaids have more devices than I do. @whittemorehousedc
10/24/2019

Modern weddings. When the junior bridesmaids have more devices than I do. @whittemorehousedc

Rudy showing a true reverence for the cake cutting tradition.... Michelle and Rudy at @purple_iris_wv
10/23/2019

Rudy showing a true reverence for the cake cutting tradition.... Michelle and Rudy at @purple_iris_wv

A backlit moment of magic from Milica and Joe’s magnificent wedding at the @innatmountvernonfarm
10/21/2019

A backlit moment of magic from Milica and Joe’s magnificent wedding at the @innatmountvernonfarm

So in love with Carly, Melinda and all of my couples!! Thank you!!
10/05/2019
Thanks Carly Schneider for leaving your review on WeddingWire

So in love with Carly, Melinda and all of my couples!! Thank you!!

THE BEST. We had a wonderful experience with Andrew. I had actually met him at another wedding that I was part of the wedding party, and then hired him for my own wedding this year. His charisma is so contagious that not only did our family fall in love, but our guests enjoyed him too. I knew Andrew...

Sometimes - at weddings - time flutters away like a restless bluejay, leaving the sunset behind, as a memory. Also - at ...
10/03/2019

Sometimes - at weddings - time flutters away like a restless bluejay, leaving the sunset behind, as a memory.

Also - at weddings - the amazing couple wants a sunset photo by the weeping willow tree.

So when the sunset is long gone, you MAKE a sunset, using a single flash with gels:

Wonderful day yesterday with Christine and Antoine... an expressive and joyful couple, shot at The Osprey's at Belmont B...
09/29/2019

Wonderful day yesterday with Christine and Antoine... an expressive and joyful couple, shot at The Osprey's at Belmont Bay...

Had the wonderful opportunity to capture Stefanie and Jalil in Old Town Alexandria for their engagement photos yesterday...
09/23/2019

Had the wonderful opportunity to capture Stefanie and Jalil in Old Town Alexandria for their engagement photos yesterday...

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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 700 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). The prestigious WPJA (Wedding PhotoJournalist Association) has honored my work with 12 awards.

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. When I’m not shooting weddings, I am drumming, 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.

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