Samantha & Mike

Sunny May Wedding Photography

Congratulations to Sam and Mike who were married last week at the Harbor View Hotel. I met them while photographing a New Year’s Eve party at the Harbor View Hotel in Edgartown. I was running  a photo booth and they were one of my first visitors. Sam and Mike mentioned that they had just gotten engaged moments before behind the Seafood Shanty. Cool! We kept in touch and I ended up getting the job to do their wedding photography a year and a half later.  You’ll never meet a kinder and more generous couple. Congratulations to the newlyweds! So happy to have been a part of your wedding day.

Drone Video in Operation Lighthouse Rescue

Drone video in new PBS NOVA Documentary

I’m pleased to announce that a lot of my drone footage was  used in the PBS Nova documentary “Operation Lighthouse Rescue.”  Most of the post lighthouse move and off season clips were mine, including a beautiful sunset drone orbit of the Gay Head Cliffs.  I was happy to have a small part in this historic project to save the Gay Head Lighthouse. The full documentary is available online at PBS’s NOVA website. Link here: #CamdenDrone

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Screenshots from new PBS NOVA Documentary

Sarah & Ben – Martha’s Vineyard Wedding Photographer

Sarah & Ben – Martha’s Vineyard Wedding Photographer

It was an amazing July afternoon for Sarah and Ben at the historic Plimouth Plantation. For a wedding photographer, it was nearly as good as it gets! They had the best spot for an outdoor ceremony. They wed at a beautiful private and stonewall terraced site on the Plantation grounds, tucked behind tall trees, complete with enough shade and gentle afternoon summer breezes. Amazing! I had met Sarah through a mutual friend when she visited Martha’s Vineyard and I was delighted when she asked me to photograph her wedding a few years later. I happily traveled off island!

Nari & Alex – Martha’s Vineyard Wedding photography

Nari and Alex

Two New Yorkers island hop to Martha’s Vineyard for their dream wedding in Edgartown. Nari and Alex’s wedding was one of my favorites to photograph last season.  The couple wed at a dreamy, sun-speckled Edgartown private residence adjacent to the Vineyard Golf Club. The entire afternoon was  filled with blissful moments. The details were unique and used with materials from the wedding site.

Nari’s beautiful wedding dress was by Johanna Johnson. Local vendors included flowers by Island Ambiance, Tent rental from Tilton Tents, plus music by the Sultans of Swing as well as a wonderful cake custom made by Martha’s Vineyard Bakery. Transportation provided by the award-winning Stagecoach Taxi.

Photo, Video and Audio Rental on Martha’s Vineyard

Photo, Video and Audio Rental available on Martha’s Vineyard

You have an on-island option for quality rentals on Martha’s Vineyard. The following is a short list of equipment available for rent on Martha’s Vineyard. Please inquire with David Welch 508-939-3438.


3 Panasonic HD video cameras (P2 & SD format)

3 Video Camera Tripods

2 500w Bi-Color LED lights w/stands

8 RDX series 2 way radio with clip mic/ear plug – 8 chargers

Canon G-16 camera and underwater casing/lenses/ underwater lights

DJI Phantom 2

DJI Phantom 3 Advanced + 4 batteries

3DR SOLO drone + 5 batteries

Gopro Hero 3+, and Hero 4 black 


DSLR Timelapse

2 Brinno Timelapse Cameras

SD Cards 128GB, 64GB, 32GB, Compact flash

Micro SD (multiple)

CF Cards



Field Audio:

1 Sennheiser shotgun mic and boom

2 Sony wireless lav mics

1 Sony Wired lav mic

Break away and standard XLR cables

Sound Devices Mix Pre-D

Sound Devices 302

Sound Devices 744T Recorder

DSLR Audio Sennheiser MKE 400


Portable Voice Over booth:

AKG C 414 Large Diaphragm Condenser Mic

Auray RF-5P-B Reflection Filter


Live Audio:

JBL EON 515XT Bi-Amp (2)

8 channel Studiomaster Mixer



Calumet Travelite 750 watts x 2

Profoto B1 500 watts x 4 With case + 5 batteries and Air TTL remote (Nikon)

Profoto RFi 3’ Octabox with 50 degree grid x1

Profoto OCF Octa Softbox (2′) + Speedring + Profoto Softgrid for OCF Softbox (2′ Octa)

Profoto softlight white x1

Profoto 8” Zoom with 10 degree grid x 2

Pocket Wizzards

SB 910

SB 800




25’ Stingers


Baby C-stand

Mini Booms

Grip head / extension arms


USB 3.0 Tether cable

Laptop stand

Backdrop stands

Muslin backdrops

Paper backdrops



Nikon D800

Nikon D7000

Nikon F100

Hasselblad 500CM

4×5 View Camera

4×5 Rail Camera

8×10 View Camera

Film holders

Nikon Lenses: Inquire

Zeiss Lenses: inquire

PC Lenses: Inquire

Large format lenses: Inquire



Artwork reproduction

Flextight Negative scanning

Epson V700 Flatbed scanning

Epson 7900 Inkjet printing

Print finishing



500gb Hard Drives

10 Disk DVD Duplicator

Disk Printer






Furniture pads

Cable mats

Welcome, Ruben

What a great pleasure to photograph the newborn child of past wedding clients.  One of the most rewarding aspects of my job is keeping in touch with clients after their weddings or family portraits. In a way, they’re family, and I like to keep in touch with family.  Enjoy these photos of Ruben A.!

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2014 Holiday Cards

Quick and Easy (yet elegant!) Holiday Cards:
I just found a holiday card option that i’m using for my personal card. And, I thought you’d like to check it out. It’s a unique option for your 2014 Holiday card: Foil Pressed Cards. These are pretty cool! Foil Pressed Cards are debossed with Gold, Opal, Red or Silver foil and available in a variety of stylish designs. PS, please excuse the stock imagery!! Can’t wait to get some MV scenes in these 🙂

The come sized 5×7 inches (horizonal and vertical options) and are custom designed and hold up to 5 images. With your custom design, I  insert your images with the foil designs overlayed. Sweet and easy!

  • $3.00 per card with envelopes and return address stamping
  • 25 card minimum.
  • $5 shipping charge

You email me your:

  • photo selections (up to 5)
  • preferred foil template and pattern and foil color (below)
  • envelope choice
  • return address printing
  • call me with payment info

I will send proofs before printing.

Simple…  And holiday cards are done!








Foil Templates and Patterns:
There are many patterns to choose from based on what type of card you’re looking for:


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Foil Colors:
The designs are printed in foil using your choice of color below:

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They are included in the price with return address stamping.  They come in the following options: White, Pearl and Kraft.

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Foil Lining:
Add gold or silver lining to white envelopes!


Return address printing:

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Ashely and Adrian

One of the best ways for me to get to know my clients is through an engagement session.. Each session’s unique, offering new opportunities to explore Martha’s Vineyard’s beautiful surroundings while getting you some amazing pictures for cards and announcements.   Here are some fun pics from Ashley and Adrian’s shoot last year.  LOVE 🙂
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