documentary wedding photographer serving the boston area and southwest
(and happy to travel!)
My philosophy as a photographer is to see the beauty in real life exactly the way it is; to capture the way your dad wipes a tear from his face as he walks you down the aisle, how hard you laugh when the love of your life whispers a dumb joke in your ear, the way you hold eachother when you're cold. I'm not into posing. I'm into genuine human interaction. I'm into capturing the chemistry and energy between you and those you love. I'm into the real, raw, beautiful human emotion that shines through on a wedding day and it is my goal to capture those moments in the most genuine way possible.
There is not enough stars in the world to give this woman. My husband and I chose Andrea as a photographer for our wedding. She was awesome, was so laid back and let my husband and I be ourselves. My husband and I ignored the typical morning of the wedding routine. When talking with other photographers before choosing one a lot of them questioned why I was doing things the way I was. Andrea just went with it and treated it as though she had seen it 100 times. She really makes you feel as though this is your day and is there helping you make this day as perfect as you always dreamed it would be. Whatever your vision is, she is there to help make it happen and capture it.
When I saw the pictures she had taken of the day I literally cried they were absolutely beautiful and I know no other photographer would've been able to do a better job than she did.
-Rebekah, Lincoln, Rhode Island
Andrea did an absolutely AMAZING job photographing our wedding back in June! We knew she would do an awesome job capturing our wedding, but we are still stunned at how beautiful all of the pictures came out! Andrea literally captured every moment of our day, and then some! It was so cool scrolling through the pictures reminiscing on things we saw happen during our day and we also got to see so many moments that we missed during all the craziness! She was literally EVERYWHERE throughout the day and evening. I think I would need to sleep for an entire week after all of the running around and effort she put into our wedding day! She was a pleasure to work with and was literally willing to try any ideas we had. Andrea was able to make anything we asked look better than we ever could have imagined! We are so glad we chose Andrea Van Orsouw Photography to capture our wedding day and hope that anyone reading this will consider her for any of your professional photography needs! Thank you again!
-Courtney, Warwick, Rhode Island
Andrea got to the site about an hour early and scoped out good spots for us to pose. The session was just so incredibly fun. Her style is not to do pictures where you're posing or looking at the camera. She just lets you and your partner do your thing and somehow captures your personality into every photo. Before the session started my fiance and I were both nervous about feeling awkward or being too PDA-y in public. She put us so at ease and we had the best time! Afterwards I continued communicating with her and she was able to get a few photos done quickly so we could order our save the dates. My only "complaint" is that I haven't been productive since she sent them to me, because I love them so much that I can't stop looking at them! :) Seriously, they're that good. The lighting is incredible and you can feel the love transcend the photos. I would highly recommend Andrea Van Orsouw Photography to anyone who is looking for a fun, casual session and pictures that truly show how much time and love she has poured into them. She can't be beat! Professional, laid back, and talented, she's your gal!!!"
-Caitlyn, Boston, Massachusetts