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Shane Welch Photography

Seattle , WA

LOCATION

9858 26TH AVE SW
SEATTLE, WA 98106 US (map)

PHONE

630-550-1982

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

I’m a documentary wedding photographer, based out of Seattle, WA available worldwide especially in my old hometown Chicago! My wife, Julia, and I are absolutely in love with the Pacific... Read more
I’m a documentary wedding photographer, based out of Seattle, WA available worldwide especially in my old hometown Chicago! My wife, Julia, and I are absolutely in love with the Pacific Northwest, and could not be more excited to call it our new home! Photography is my way of telling the stories of the places I go and people I meet. I’m an observer and an extrovert, and I love getting to know people from all walks of life. So take a look around and get to know me. If you have any questions just send me a note! Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What photography services do you offer?
2nd Shooter, Add'l Hours, Engagement Shoot, High-Res, Liability Insurance, Multi. Locations, One Event/Day, Trash The Dress
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Canvas, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Negatives, Prints

REVIEWS

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caitlin
Wedding:
1/1/2017
5.0/5.0
Shane is the whole package, and he delivers it effortlessly. From our very first Skype call with Shane, he was easy to talk to and collaborate with. He really listened to all of our ideas, and found the perfect place for our photos. While we were taking the pictures Shane had us laughing practically the whole time, so our time together felt more like hanging out with a friend than anything else.
Before our shoot, Shane had previously spent a whole day scoping out the place for the most picturesque spots as well as a few extra hours the morning of our shoot. When we showed up, he already had a handful of places he thought would work well. He was also extremely flexible and encouraging of our want to take some pictures with our dog, and in our Seahawk jerseys (GO HAWKS!).
Shane's direction while taking pictures was clear, and we never felt awkward. We received our edited pictures less than a week after our photo shoot, and were nothing short of satisfied with the results.
Some extra notes: Shane laid down in the back of a cave and in running water "for the perfect shot!", he waited around with us for an extra 45 minutes for the hope of catching a beautiful sunset (sadly didn't happen), and he provided us with pretzels and gummy bears as we gallivanted around for 4 hours.
Shane's passion for what he does comes through in every step of the process--from planning, taking the pictures, and editing them. To say he loves what he does would be a severe understatement. We will definitely be going to him in the future for any other professional pictures. Chance and I couldn't recommend a photographer more highly than Shane! !
Shane is the whole package, and he delivers it effortlessly. From our very first Skype call with Shane, he was easy to Read more...
Shane is the whole package, and he delivers it effortlessly. From our very first Skype call with Shane, he was easy to talk to and collaborate with. He really listened to all of our ideas, and found the perfect place for our photos. While we were taking the pictures Shane had us laughing practically the whole time, so our time together felt more like hanging out with a friend than anything else.
Before our shoot, Shane had previously spent a whole day scoping out the place for the most picturesque spots as well as a few extra hours the morning of our shoot. When we showed up, he already had a handful of places he thought would work well. He was also extremely flexible and encouraging of our want to take some pictures with our dog, and in our Seahawk jerseys (GO HAWKS!).
Shane's direction while taking pictures was clear, and we never felt awkward. We received our edited pictures less than a week after our photo shoot, and were nothing short of satisfied with the results.
Some extra notes: Shane laid down in the back of a cave and in running water "for the perfect shot!", he waited around with us for an extra 45 minutes for the hope of catching a beautiful sunset (sadly didn't happen), and he provided us with pretzels and gummy bears as we gallivanted around for 4 hours.
Shane's passion for what he does comes through in every step of the process--from planning, taking the pictures, and editing them. To say he loves what he does would be a severe understatement. We will definitely be going to him in the future for any other professional pictures. Chance and I couldn't recommend a photographer more highly than Shane! ! Read less
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PavitrA
Wedding:
6/18/2016
5.0/5.0
I can't even describe how amazing Shane was to work with. He is the most easy going photographer I have worked with! There was not one picture I did not like that he was worth every penny!

For our engagement pictures we ran around the city of Chicago for 2 hours and he made the whole experience so fun! He was so creative with his shots! We started in the evening and continued on until dusk and had nights me views of the city. It was great!

We were so lucky with our wedding day! The weather was absolutely amazing we couldn't have asked for a better day. Shane arrived with our videographer right on time. They just did their thing and took pics of my dress, us girls getting ready, the rings and the city views. I barely knew he was there! We got a little late start for our first look pictures and me being trying to be very much needing to be on time Shane was so cool about letting me know it's fine, don't worry we are going to take amazing pictures and just enjoy yourself! Again, he was very creative on all his shots! We took all our pics on the river walk and on the bridge downtown. There were times I felt super sick and thought I was going to pass out and I kept holding strong and he and his assistant were so amazing and kept feeding me almonds and just wanted to make sure I would be ok. They were the most patient people and wanted to make sure we were all having fun! What I loved even more was that he made a point to capture each and every one of our guests whether it was during cocktail house, dinner or dancing! That was so important to me and it meant so much to go through our pictures and to know that everyone was involved!

He was worth every penny and I am so glad we used him for our wedding! Thank you so much Shane for everything!!!
I can't even describe how amazing Shane was to work with. He is the most easy going photographer I have worked with! There Read more...
I can't even describe how amazing Shane was to work with. He is the most easy going photographer I have worked with! There was not one picture I did not like that he was worth every penny!

For our engagement pictures we ran around the city of Chicago for 2 hours and he made the whole experience so fun! He was so creative with his shots! We started in the evening and continued on until dusk and had nights me views of the city. It was great!

We were so lucky with our wedding day! The weather was absolutely amazing we couldn't have asked for a better day. Shane arrived with our videographer right on time. They just did their thing and took pics of my dress, us girls getting ready, the rings and the city views. I barely knew he was there! We got a little late start for our first look pictures and me being trying to be very much needing to be on time Shane was so cool about letting me know it's fine, don't worry we are going to take amazing pictures and just enjoy yourself! Again, he was very creative on all his shots! We took all our pics on the river walk and on the bridge downtown. There were times I felt super sick and thought I was going to pass out and I kept holding strong and he and his assistant were so amazing and kept feeding me almonds and just wanted to make sure I would be ok. They were the most patient people and wanted to make sure we were all having fun! What I loved even more was that he made a point to capture each and every one of our guests whether it was during cocktail house, dinner or dancing! That was so important to me and it meant so much to go through our pictures and to know that everyone was involved!

He was worth every penny and I am so glad we used him for our wedding! Thank you so much Shane for everything!!! Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
5/16/2016
5.0/5.0
Shane was absolutely, hands down the best money we spent on our destination wedding in the Florida Keys. Having a photographer that you genuinely enjoy is so important to your wedding day - he is the vendor you will spend the most time with. Having Shane photographing us was like having a hilarious buddy hanging out with a camera. We laughed a lot and had a great time taking photos, which helped us relax and look natural in our pictures. Shane went above and beyond for our engagement and wedding photos, heading to the site a day early to find the best spots for photos so the actual picture taking was efficient. He is so passionate and has a very clear vision. We could not be happier with our photos, they are beautiful and really capture our wedding day. Our bridal party and family also loved having him around. He is not intrusive but still managed to get all of our intimate moments. He's just great and you will love him as well!
Shane was absolutely, hands down the best money we spent on our destination wedding in the Florida Keys. Having a Read more...
Shane was absolutely, hands down the best money we spent on our destination wedding in the Florida Keys. Having a photographer that you genuinely enjoy is so important to your wedding day - he is the vendor you will spend the most time with. Having Shane photographing us was like having a hilarious buddy hanging out with a camera. We laughed a lot and had a great time taking photos, which helped us relax and look natural in our pictures. Shane went above and beyond for our engagement and wedding photos, heading to the site a day early to find the best spots for photos so the actual picture taking was efficient. He is so passionate and has a very clear vision. We could not be happier with our photos, they are beautiful and really capture our wedding day. Our bridal party and family also loved having him around. He is not intrusive but still managed to get all of our intimate moments. He's just great and you will love him as well! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Best photographer in the city, hands down!
Best photographer in the city, hands down!
Best photographer in the city, hands down! Read less
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Ally
Wedding:
8/15/2015
5.0/5.0
We absolutely loved every minute of working with Shane. We hired him for our engagement and wedding day photos. He was great accommodating both my husband and I with engagement photos when we had two completely opposite ideas of what we wanted - I wanted photos inside a baseball stadium, while he wanted more traditional landscape/skyline photos. Shane was very easy going and helped us get both. Not only that, but the pictures were stunning and I haven't even written about the wedding photos! The wedding photos were absolutely gorgeous and really captured the "story" of our special day. In addition to taking amazing pictures and being very easy to work with, Shane takes pride in his work and goes the extra mile with research, scouting and planning to make sure your pictures are perfect. Many wedding pictures I see tend to be staged and forced, Shane is great at capturing moments so you don't have to stage photos. He's incredibly talented, fun to work with and fair with his pricing. We seriously loved working with him! Seattle is about to gain a wedding photography super star!
We absolutely loved every minute of working with Shane. We hired him for our engagement and wedding day photos. He was Read more...
We absolutely loved every minute of working with Shane. We hired him for our engagement and wedding day photos. He was great accommodating both my husband and I with engagement photos when we had two completely opposite ideas of what we wanted - I wanted photos inside a baseball stadium, while he wanted more traditional landscape/skyline photos. Shane was very easy going and helped us get both. Not only that, but the pictures were stunning and I haven't even written about the wedding photos! The wedding photos were absolutely gorgeous and really captured the "story" of our special day. In addition to taking amazing pictures and being very easy to work with, Shane takes pride in his work and goes the extra mile with research, scouting and planning to make sure your pictures are perfect. Many wedding pictures I see tend to be staged and forced, Shane is great at capturing moments so you don't have to stage photos. He's incredibly talented, fun to work with and fair with his pricing. We seriously loved working with him! Seattle is about to gain a wedding photography super star! Read less
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Jenn
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Shane was one of our favorite vendors. He was extremely helpful in deciding where to take photos -- he knows Chicago well and has scouted just about every place. He is SO talented and even made our rainy, windy wedding day look fabulous. Every time, he went above and beyond in making sure that we had stunning pictures to share.
Shane was one of our favorite vendors. He was extremely helpful in deciding where to take photos -- he knows Chicago well Read more...
Shane was one of our favorite vendors. He was extremely helpful in deciding where to take photos -- he knows Chicago well and has scouted just about every place. He is SO talented and even made our rainy, windy wedding day look fabulous. Every time, he went above and beyond in making sure that we had stunning pictures to share. Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
11/26/2011
5.0/5.0
Shane did our engagement and wedding photography. He is extremely talented and highly skilled at what he does . He knows exactly what to do to get the "perfect shot." We had so many complements on our engagement photo's, I wasn't sure if we could top them with the wedding photo's but they turned out just as beautiful. He is open to any suggestions and ideas, and is not afraid to give his opinion on what he thinks would look best (and is often right!) He was very open to go where ever we wanted to for the engagement photo's and even suggested some great locations. He has a fantastic personality and very easy to work with. You can tell how much he enjoys what he does, and it shows through his work. He is super reliable and has very high integrity. I would highly recommend Shane for any of your photography needs, especially if you are looking to do some unique (non-cliche) photo's. You will not be disappointed!
Shane did our engagement and wedding photography. He is extremely talented and highly skilled at what he does . He knows Read more...
Shane did our engagement and wedding photography. He is extremely talented and highly skilled at what he does . He knows exactly what to do to get the "perfect shot." We had so many complements on our engagement photo's, I wasn't sure if we could top them with the wedding photo's but they turned out just as beautiful. He is open to any suggestions and ideas, and is not afraid to give his opinion on what he thinks would look best (and is often right!) He was very open to go where ever we wanted to for the engagement photo's and even suggested some great locations. He has a fantastic personality and very easy to work with. You can tell how much he enjoys what he does, and it shows through his work. He is super reliable and has very high integrity. I would highly recommend Shane for any of your photography needs, especially if you are looking to do some unique (non-cliche) photo's. You will not be disappointed! Read less
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Mary
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
Shane was our wedding photographer and did an incredible job!! He was very creative and self-motivated to find good spots for us to take pictures, even in a city he wasn't very familiar with. He was very flexible with meeting with us and emailing back quickly when we had a few last minute changes to the schedule right before our wedding. He posted a sneak peak to facebook right away so we could see a few pictures when we were on our honeymoon, which we loved!! We would highly recommend him and would use him again in the future :D Good job Shane!
Shane was our wedding photographer and did an incredible job!! He was very creative and self-motivated to find good spots Read more...
Shane was our wedding photographer and did an incredible job!! He was very creative and self-motivated to find good spots for us to take pictures, even in a city he wasn't very familiar with. He was very flexible with meeting with us and emailing back quickly when we had a few last minute changes to the schedule right before our wedding. He posted a sneak peak to facebook right away so we could see a few pictures when we were on our honeymoon, which we loved!! We would highly recommend him and would use him again in the future :D Good job Shane! Read less
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Claire
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Shane was our photographer for our wedding and he did an amazing job! He also did our engagement shoot and the pictures turned out beautifully. He is very easy to work with and his laid back attitude helped us to relax in our pictures. We were not entirely certain about where we wanted to take pictures and he did a great job of scouting out cool locations for our pictures. Shane was recommended to us by our friends, and then we recommended him to my brother and two other friends who were all very happy with their wedding and engagement pictures as well. Hopefully we will see him at another wedding again soon!
Shane was our photographer for our wedding and he did an amazing job! He also did our engagement shoot and the pictures Read more...
Shane was our photographer for our wedding and he did an amazing job! He also did our engagement shoot and the pictures turned out beautifully. He is very easy to work with and his laid back attitude helped us to relax in our pictures. We were not entirely certain about where we wanted to take pictures and he did a great job of scouting out cool locations for our pictures. Shane was recommended to us by our friends, and then we recommended him to my brother and two other friends who were all very happy with their wedding and engagement pictures as well. Hopefully we will see him at another wedding again soon! Read less
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Lauri
Wedding:
7/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Shane is wonderful to work with!! We had him at our wedding and we have recommended him to all of our close friends since! He photos are just classic yet unique. We have some of his photos framed and in our house as art too....people always give us compliments. He definately made our wedding day much more at ease and so very memorable! Love him!
Shane is wonderful to work with!! We had him at our wedding and we have recommended him to all of our close friends since! Read more...
Shane is wonderful to work with!! We had him at our wedding and we have recommended him to all of our close friends since! He photos are just classic yet unique. We have some of his photos framed and in our house as art too....people always give us compliments. He definately made our wedding day much more at ease and so very memorable! Love him! Read less
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