Wrath of the Sea

I have to get better at making entries.  I had a very successful shoot for Samsara a few days ago.  A newer face by the name of Peyton Tuesday (@always4tuesdays).  She drove a little over an hour to be a part of it, which I’m grateful for.   We used a location behind my house in a creek and very wooded area.  The way the sun sets creates amazing light to the water to give it a very dreamy environment.  This is some of my best work as I went a bit different with the retouching.  Less warmer tones and more cooler tones to make her skin more porcelain.  It created this other world.  I’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback for these images. 

The jewelry in some of the images were provided by a company called “Get Back Supply” (@getback). 

I love working with minimal production as that helps me go above and beyond to create something from absolutely nothing.  Just using what’s around you.

A big special thank you to Peyton and Get Back for bringing this series even further to life.

As well as a big thank you to you for reading this and your support.

Till next time….



Hello to you all! 

Thank you for stopping by.  Welcome to the new and improved andywelchphoto.com.  I’m now able to run a blog which will cover my shoots.  I will have images as well as video uploaded to here.  This debut post will start with my recent shoot with a new model named Tiffany.  It is part of my new series “Samsara”.  It means wanderer.  It pertains to the circle of life as well as expresses my love for surfing and the ocean.

I just started working on this series recently which you can see on my site under “Stories”.  I shoot at sunrise at this amazing spot in Richmond, Virginia where I am from.  The way the light hits the rocks and the river makes it look like something from an ancient world.

I’ve been on the road for the past year and have learned a lot not only about photography, but about myself.  Balance, reality, obstacles, they are all a part of our lives.  I’ve grown to appreciate what is here when I’m not on the road.  The models are fantastic for waking up so early to be a part of these shoots.  I’m grateful for them as well as you.  This series will be going on for the foreseeable future.  I’m stoked to see it evolve.  I invite you to be a part of the journey.  Welcome to Samsara.  Thank you for stopping by.


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