Hi, I’m Ian
Thank you for stopping by Ian Andrew Photography. I am a San Diego based wedding photographer and have been lucky enough to be photographing weddings since 2009. I love what I do and constantly strive to make each shot better then the last.
I’ve always had a passion and talent for art and design, but it wasn’t until I was a young adult that my interest in photography started. I began photographing everything from still life to architectural buildings to nature landscapes. That gave me a chance to develop my technical camera skills and an eye for unique perspectives and self-expression.
It wasn’t until I was asked to photograph a friends wedding that I was immediately hooked on wedding photography. The day was planned but every moment was unrehearsed, natural and for me absolutely terrifying. I wasn’t sure what to expect and I loved that.
In the beginning of my photography career I was fortunate that I had friends and family that took a chance and allowed me to photograph one of the most special days in their lives. They trusted me, an amateur photographer, to get the job done and do it well and to this day I am extremely grateful for those opportunities. What I know now, as a professional wedding photographer, versus what I knew then is invaluable. Having shot over 100 weddings has allowed me to hone my style and adapt to unforeseen changes in situations on a wedding day. That is something that can’t be taught, only gained through experience.
As your wedding photographer I will approach your day with a relaxed (not lazy), photojournalistic style. One thing that sets me apart is that I use my artistic ability and approach each shot with a more stylized and at times “set up” shot. It’s important that the photographs I create are unique and artistic, with a romantic flair that tells the story of the couple I am photographing. The majority of my couples I photograph have an interest in and appreciate for photography as well, so it’s important that their personal style and self-expression are captured the way they see themselves.
If you get to know me you’ll find that I am a easy going guy with big ambitions and dreams. I find inspiration from other photographers and artists and I am always working to improve my skills. If you ask my wife she’ll tell you I am at times goofy, funny and on occasion good looking :). If you ask my dog, he’ll say I smother him with too much love and affection but never give him enough treats. If you ask my family, they tell you I am a genuine guy with a big heart.
I am a slave to my work because I enjoy it so much, but I still find time to enjoy the good things in life. I love to golf, travel, and spend time with my family and friends. You can probably guess this, but I am definitely a tech geek. I love reading about and getting my hands on the latest tech gadgets, especially anything pertaining to Apple or Nikon gear. In my office right now you would probably find an organized mess, but that’s only because I am working hard on your photos.
Thank you for taking the time to read this. If you’re looking for a San Diego wedding photographer to capture your special day or anywhere else in the world for that matter, let me know, I’m your guy. I would love to meet you and hear your story.
Have a wonderful day!