My name is Andrew Henderson and I am a documentary photographer in Hudson Valley New York and Connecticut who specializes as a wedding photographer, and family photographer. As a documentary photographer, I anticipate the real story as it unfolds naturally. I have been telling stories for fifteen years with my camera and am dedicated to telling yours in a unique and creative way. While studying in school I was the coveted staff photographer intern at National Geographic Magazine and completed two stories in Europe that were published the following year and was a staff photographer intern for the New York Times completing hundreds of assignments and even writing one. I worked in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates as a staff photographer for The National covering stories throughout the Middle East. I have been lucky to be able to travel the world at a young age. And I mean that in the truest sense. My background in magazine and newspaper journalism and travels around the world telling stories has influenced my style in taking an honest, truthful, and unbiased approach to photography.
I opened my business five years ago focusing on Hudson Valley New York and Connecticut weddings. I want to be the best wedding photographers in Hudson Valley New York possible and want your photos to be admired by friends and family. You want to look at your pictures a year, five years or fifty years and have the same feelings you had on that day, and memories of that wonderful day. You want timeless photos with a little bit of an edge. My creative documentary style comes from my background as a photojournalist. I let the day unfold naturally, and will anticipate the moments to capture your wedding day in its entirety. Some popular wedding venues in the Hudson Valley New York area are Tarrytown House Estate, Lyndhurst Castle, Benmarl Winery, Stonegate Farm, Whitby Castle, The Kaaterskill Inn, Onteora Mountain House, Gedney Farm, The Farm at Pond Lily, Bourne Mansion, Glynwood Farm, Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Crabtree’s Kittle House, Blenheim Hill Farm, Lambs Hill, Audrey's Farmhouse, Red Maple Vineyard, Owls Hoot Bard, Bedford Post Inn, Cedar Lakes Estate, Circa 1799 Barn, Rustic Orchard Barn, Buttermilk Falls Inn, The Pioneer Farm, Foxfire Mountain House, Bassinova-on-Hudson, Basilica Hudson, The Hasbrouck House, Barn on the Pond, Boscobel House, Mohonk Mountain House, The Barn at Liberty Farms, Caramoor Center for Music, Locusts on Hudson, The Capitol Theatre, Liberty View Farm, The Garrison, Locust Grove Estate, Blooming Hill Farm, The Roundhouse at Beacon Falls, Paramount Country Club, Full Moon Resort, Powelton Club, Falkirk Estate and Country Club, Tuthiltown Distillery, Shadow Lawn, Emerson Park Pavilion, Kirby Hill Farm, and Tappan Hill Mansion.
I call Fairfield my home and photograph many Connecticut weddings. As a Connecticut wedding photographer I have photographed at dozens of venues. Some popular wedding venues in Connecticut are The Barns at Wesleyan Hills, The Society Room of Hartford, Wadsworth Mansion, The Farmington Club, The Inn at Middletown, Jonathan Edwards Winery, Interlaken Inn, The Hangar at Candlelight Farms, Stonecroft, Webb Barn, Lace Factory, The Maritime Aquarium, Palace Theater, Keeler Tavern Museum, The Branford House, The Mansion at Harkness State Park, New Haven Lawn Club, Saltwater Farm Vineyard, Gershon Ball Room, Wrights Mill Farm, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Guilford Yacht Club, Lord Thompson Manor, Priam Vineyards, Madison Beach Hotel, Saybrook Point Inn & Spa, Mystic Seaport, Tower Ridge Country Club, Connecticut River Museum, Mystic Museum of Art, Avon Old Farms Hotel, Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale, Oronoque Country Club, Hill-Stead Museum, The Golden Lamb Buttery, Saint Clements Castle, Winvian Farm, Candlelight Farms Inn, Delamar Greenwich Harbor, Historic Lounsbury House, Fox Hill Inn, Dolce Norwalk, Candlewood Inn, Woodway Country Club, The Country Club of Darien, Wee Burn Country Club, The Country Club of New Canaan, Rockrimmon Country Club, The Patterson Club, Fox Hill Inn, The Loading Dock, Hyatt Regency Greenwich, Bank Street Events, The Inn at Longshore, and Rolling Hills Country Club. In the Hudson Valley and Connecticut area there are literally hundreds if not thousands of photographers. Every wedding is unique and I approach each wedding this way and as you will see in the gallery of images. Most photographers come in and only see your wedding in a cookie cutter fashion – first look, ceremony, first kiss, bridal party, groomsmen, family, first dance, cake cutting and dance floor. And every wedding has the exact same pictures. I tell the story of your day because I am a storyteller. I want your guests and you to freely and fully experience your day as it happens. I love being around people, and sharing in the celebrations of life.
As a Fairfield County Connecticut family photographer I use my background as a documentary photographer to tell your family’s story. Most family photographers in Fairfield County CT do not take this approach. A Day in A Life is about documenting what makes your family special and unique. I spend time with your family photographing everything that happens in a given day. Playtime, naptime, meals, etc. There is so much that happens in a day that we oftentimes forget. Beautiful moments happen everyday and my goal is to make storytelling pictures that show the beauty of your family’s lives. We will shoot the standard family portraits but it is important to let things happen naturally. Your family’s story is one-of-a-kind. The way it is told matters. Whether you are playing on the beach, having a relaxing day at home or planning a fun outing, I want to be a part of it. Having two sons I look back on the hundreds of thousands of photos of them, the two most photographed kids in Fairfield County and there is an importance of preserving our family history and in family photography. When they are older they will be able to look back through my eyes and see moments that they were too young to remember, or truly understand the magic at that time. Photographing your family as it grows is priceless. Family portraits are a great way to document the growth of your family year to year and I do offer this as a service but these pictures don't tell who you are. The emphasis is more on the action of making the portrait. Getting the kids looking at the camera and posed perfectly, etc. Photographing your family for the day tells the real story.
Although I am based in Connecticut, I also serve the NYC area including Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Bronx, Manhattan, Long Island, Jersey City, Hoboken, Newark, Paterson, Elizabeth, Edison, and Philadelphia.
If you’re looking for a Hudson Valley New York and Fairfield County photographer and you would like to book me, please Contact Me for more information.