Lancaster Wedding Photographers: Andy Kristian Photography specializing in wedding photography and wedding cinematography in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Washington, DC, Delaware, Northern Virginia and Destination Wedding Photography. We also specialize in East African Wedding Photography and Humanitarian/Documentary Photography.
We are using photography to earn a living but more importantly, to better the situation of humanity. While we enjoy the beauty and joy of weddings, as professionals, we are so deeply knitted in the fiber of our beings to engage in photo-journalism that tells stories that bring social awareness to various causes whether it is hunger, diseases, micro-finance, clean water, conflict. Our humanitarian/documentary photography focuses on Africa, even though given an opportunity we would love to go further and document issues in Asia, the Middle East and South America. If you want to find out how you can get involved in development work in East Africa, do not hesitate to send me a personal note with questions.
Tomorrow will be our second Christmas together: really our first though with CJ as a more cognitively advanced human being. Last Christmas, he was just one month and two weeks. I can’t even remember what happened on that day, except that we had dinner/lunch at our friends’ the Messersmith’s – we are also spending this Christmas at the same place (yes, time to begin our own traditions may be this could well be the tradition. Being first generation immigrants with no family and close social ties it will take us a while to figure our own stuff out…if we stay here longer enough anyway!
So, today we decided to take a walk around the block with CJ (he loves his walks regardless of cold weather). On our way back, God treated CJ to his first snow ever – officially a white Christmas in Lancaster, PA. CJ was fascinated by the snow…he reached out and wanted to grab the flakes. It was magical! Later, when the snow had piled up about an inch or two I took him to the backyard to film him in the snow. I will be posting the video after I have it put together. Here are some of the photos of us before the snow…and some CJ shots when the snow began. Hope you like them – and Merry Christmas! PS: Sonya appears less cos she’s the shutter-buster.
Oct.6 2012, posted in Engagements
Jul.5 2012, posted in Weddings
Jun.20 2012, posted in Documentary
Jun.12 2012, posted in film
Kayla and Tyler got married just this past weekend (June 09, 2012). We have known these two newbies for about 3 years now. In fact, Kayla has helped Sonya and I on different Lancaster wedding videography projects as we needed help. They are so special to us. Kayla is so full of life, and Tyler is laid back. I can simply say they are truly friends. In fact, we know all of Kayla’s family and, her sister Kelsey was one of our first friends in Lancaster County when we moved here. So, anyhow, naturally, we shot their wedding, but weeks prior, we talked about doing an engagement video/love story for them. Kayla is very good with video editing and she actually did teach me everything in Adobe Premier. Here is our effort in this video.
Apr.14 2012, posted in Weddings
My mission, now that I live in the Lancaster city is to enjoy it to the maximum. My number one of enjoying it will be to photograph it with my phone, day in day out. So, this morning as I left home to go to my meeting in downtown Lancaster, I took an unfamiliar road. I can’t even remember it. I pulled my motorcycle next to the curb and pulled out my iPhone, snapped a few photographs that are full processed by iPhone apps and resized through photoshop to fit the dimensions of my custom blog.
This church in Lancaster is a perfect one for weddings. The location is great! Lancaster has some of the finest traditional architecture complete with exquisite brick and mortar walls. I will be photographing more of these buildings, and posting them. I also will try to keep bringing updates from my street on South Ann. So far no incidents, but I want to be able to document the life on that street, either through words but preferably through photographs – even though that might be a little too dangerous. What do you think of these photographs?
Finally we have moved home and are now living in Lancaster city. After years of staying in Manheim township and then months in Brickerville, we have embarked on a new journey of city living, and not just anywhere but South Ann Street! Inner city!
As with any moving, this one has also been crazy.
I for one hate moving passionately but was very excited about this one. I am now close to people, a lot of people and I love that. Plus, many a ticities do happen in the city that we have usually missed. It is also cheaper in the long run. For example, the Brickerville commute was costing us about $60 in gas every week, has a large yard for maintaining etc.
There are several reasons why we have moved to the city and I am wondering if I should make a dedicated blog for it, but let me just say that for now, life is exciting, it’s a new chapter and we do love our new house. I will post some photos of the new house and the old one. We did not move with any furniture and are looking for offers. Craigslist is another place we are looking for deals.
Oh, we don’t have the Internet yet but the convenience of the city is such that I can jump on my new motorcycle and go to prince street cafe and use their wifi on my device! The photo below is an iPhone photograph taken at night.
If you live in the city and would like to come and welcome us please do. And bring gifts!
If you live in Lancaster city or any city or have any experiences living in the city, what are they?