WHY I LOVE WHAT I DO
Welcome to Burlap and Oak Wedding Photography – thanks for taking the time to check us out. My name is Andy, and I’m the main wedding photographer here. Born and raised on the Central Coast, local to San Luis Obispo County, I enjoy surfing and fishing when I’m not capturing life through the camera lens.
Photography is more than just a job for me – it’s an obsession. It’s the only thing I’ve ever wanted to do and become, and I’m always thinking about ways to learn and improve my craft.
My love of photography first began in high school, when taking simple photos of my friends surfing became my hobby. After high school, I graduated from California Polytechnic State University with a minor in photography. Ever since then, I’ve been honing my skills and constantly evolving. In my career, I’ve covered all kinds of photography – portraiture, studio, family, and weddings. Under Andy Bowlin Photography, I have been published in many places including Surfer Magazine, The SFGATE, Anna Brant’s Maternity Magazine and Patagonia.
Everything I’ve learned over the years has led me to this point, and the creation of Burlap and Oak Wedding Photography. I feel as though I’ve been training to be a wedding photographer ever since the first time I picked up a camera. I have dabbled in all aspects of photography and captured many different subjects, both human and animal. The skills I have picked up along the way can all be applied to wedding photography, which can consist of many difference photography genres at once.
My goal is to help to record treasured memories that last forever. More than that, though, I aim to create pieces of art that can hang on the wall and be enjoyed for years to come. At Burlap and Oak, we are here to capture your special day without the stress. We know it can be hard to organise groups of people to the right places at the right times. Some people don’t like having their picture taken and would rather get it over with. Others have trouble with posing – “what should I do with my hands??” right? There will be no need for you to worry about any of this, or any other logistics of getting the perfect wedding photos. We help with photo ideas, posing, and directing you and your guests into place, to produce professional and beautiful pictures.
On top of this, we understand that the unscripted little moments are important to capture. Throughout your day, we will be unobtrusively taking candid photos of these special moments to capture as full a picture as possible of the whole day.
As well as wedding day and elopement photography, we also specialise in couples photos and engagement shoots. Please check out our packages page to see what’s on offer – we even have an a la carte option, which allows you to tailor your package perfectly to your needs.
When you choose us to handle your photography, you will be able to concentrate fully on your wedding day – we’ve got it covered!