Andrew Harnik and our team of photographers at Avow share a passion for photography, working professionally as both wedding photographers and award-winning newspaper and magazine photojournalists all over the country.

Your wedding day is one of life’s most joyous occasions and we approach it with the same care, diligence and forethought as we do when covering sports, politics, and daily life on Capitol Hill, at The White House, and around the nation for professional publications. The key to our work is finding and capturing the emotion and beauty of the day, helping to convey the love between you and your fiancé now and into the future.

In addition to creating traditional wedding photographs you might remember from your parents wedding album, we focus on going beyond that! We capture wedding days in the same photojournalistic style that you might see in newspapers and magazines. Rather than interjecting ourselves into the activities during the day and dictating what you and your fiancé “should” be doing, we watch as unobtrusively as possible to catch the real moments that happen throughout the day – from the big laughs shared with the entire wedding party to the quiet affections behind the scenes.

The results are once-in-a-lifetime photographs that you can remember and cherish for the rest of your lives.

Working with a team of award winning photographers, Andrew himself has received numerous awards from the White House News Photographers Association seven years in a row. In 2012 Andrew won the Political Photograph of the Year, the top political photography award in the Nation’s Capital. Andrew has also won international awards with the Pictures of the Year International (POYi), National Press Photographers Association’s Best of Photojournalism (BOP), the National Eyes of History contest, Atlanta Photojournalism, NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame, and others.

Work in news photography has taken him all over the country to cover subjects including politics, sports, and natural disasters. In recent years he has covered political campaigns including Barack Obama’s rise to the presidency and his second campaign, republican presidential primaries. Andrew has also covered tragedies including Hurricane Katrina and the Virginia Tech shootings, and visits to the U.S. by the Queen of England and Pope Benedict XVI.

Andrew has had many photographers in his family going back to his great-great uncle whose photographs, taken from single-engine propeller planes during World War I, are in the Smithsonian collection.