About Andrew

Untitled photo

Hi and welcome to my site! I am a black and white nature photographer who is lucky to call San Diego home. I am pursuing my dream of capturing the beauty and majesty of the natural world around me in my images.

I grew up in a small, midwestern town where I learned to love the outdoors and the stark contrasts of light on a landscape. My fondest childhood memories are camping with my family in the rolling hills of Indiana and attending Notre Dame football games. My wife and I moved to California in pursuit of adventure, great weather and more opportunities to explore what we love. Each of us are determined to live the best versions of ourselves.

My wife, Chef Maeve Rochford, opened a super successful bakery and restaurant, Sugar and Scribe in La Jolla, while I worked in Property Management to pay the bills. It was there that I honed the skills on the weekends as a photographer. In 2017 I quit the corporate life to devote my life to photography and to bring the world the art that I feel is so powerful, beautiful and important. I hope you enjoy my work as much as I did creating it.

Follow along on my journey, please drop me a line if you have any comments or questions, I’d love to hear from you!

P.S. Yes, the dog in my logo is actually my dog Sligo. She's a yellow lab and she's named after the county in Ireland where my wife's family lives.


Prints

Prints of my images are available in a variety of mediums, sizes and options. I have chosen one of the best print labs in the business, Bay Photo, to print my work here on my website. I've selected the only the finest materials to print on ensuring a beautiful and long lasting print for you to enjoy. If you do not see an option you are looking for please don't hesitate to contact me and I'm sure I can find an option the fits your needs. 

AWARDS

2018 - "Out To Sea", San Diego County Fair Exhibition of Photography: Honorable Mention Ribbon



Nature First is built on seven core principles that help communicate how each of us can enjoy nature photography responsibly. The Seven Principles of Nature First Photography were developed to help educate and guide both professional and recreational photographers in sustainable, minimal impact practices that will help preserve nature’s beautiful locations.


THE NATURE FIRST PRINCIPLES

1. Prioritize the well-being of nature over photography.

2. Educate yourself about the places you photograph.

3. Reflect on the possible impact of your actions.

4. Use discretion if sharing locations.

5. Know and follow rules and regulations.

6. Always follow Leave No Trace principles and strive to leave places better than you found them.

7. Actively promote and educate others about these principles.


I currently serve as a Community Advocate for Nature First in the California region. If you'd like more information on Nature First Photography please click here


Powered by SmugMug Owner Log In