First up, I will meet with you in person or on video chat for the initial consultation. I love learning about your backstory, family, photography needs, expectations, and more about you both! What you love about each other, where you hang out, where you’ve travelled, any pets, and favorite restaurants.
Engagement sessions are some of my favorite things to photograph. It gives us a chance to work together before the wedding, get to know each other better, and create some epic photos for you two to have of yourselves!
Prior to the wedding we talk a little about any must have photos you will want. I'll ask for a family photo list from you to ensure we don't miss anyone. I'll also work in cooperation with the wedding planning team so that you’ll feel relaxed and cared for. That way, when the wedding day arrives, things are perfect and you two are able to soak in every moment. When it comes time for photos of the two of you, I provide organic, easy-to-follow direction. I live to create epic compositions utilizing light and our surroundings. I’m looking for totally natural and classic. Nothing stiff so there’s always lots of laughter and movement in between shots. Speaking of in between shots, some of those photos are my absolute favorite.
Ryan is amazing, but that is no secret! He is kind, funny, helpful and just makes you feel so comfortable in front of the camera. My husband was hesitant to spend money on photography but after looking at our album last night declared Ryan was worth every penny - (DUH!! That's why I insisted on him!!). Our venue is quite beautiful and I've never seen wedding photos that did it justice, until Ryan.
Ryan is INCREDIBLE!! He is professional, talented, and hilarious. We also found the process very convenient for us, as he prepared questionnaires for us to fill out, which equipped him with all the details he needed to know for our wedding. He hit all items on our photo wish list and the whole night went very smoothly. He edited and sent us the photos in a very prompt time. The photos are beautiful and we are forever grateful for Ryan's hard work!
Choosing Ryan photograph our wedding was one of the easiest decisions we made throughout the entire planning process! On top of being crazy talented, Ryan is so darn NICE, warm, and professional. He has a great sense of humor and is so easy to get along with. We never felt rushed or too "posed" for our engagement session or on our wedding day. Ryan has a knack for making people feel comfortable, and I feel this shows in his work. I really cannot recommend him enough and am so thankful for the memories he captured for us.
Ryan is so... sooooo good. He's sweet, funny and professional. He has a wonderful eye and a beautiful artistic style. My husband HATES being in front of the camera and Ryan managed to joke and play his way into getting some of the most wonderful pictures of my husband smiling and laughing! Also - he'll do anything for The Shot.
Ryan is so... sooooo good. He's sweet, funny and professional. He has a wonderful eye and a beautiful artistic style. My husband HATES being in front of the camera and Ryan managed to joke and play his way into getting some of the most wonderful pictures of my husband smiling and laughing! Also - he'll do anything for The Shot. During our engagement pictures all three of us did some serious climbing and scaling on various structures to get the perfect picture and during the wedding he nearly fell into a creek as he crouched on rocks in the middle of the creek to get the perfect angle. Dedication, folks! He's wonderful to work with and worth every single penny.
From the outset, everything about how Ryan worked with us was above and beyond excellent. Ryan's presence at the wedding was unobtrusive, but his shots make clear that he was able to catch angles and moments that were important and fun. He works well with elderly and young family members, boisterous friends, and everyone in between. More than one guest approached me over the evening to say that Ryan was awesome. All in all, an amazing experience. It may be a bit corny, but I honestly feel like we made a friend in Ryan. That's rare and awesome.
Ryan is great! To have someone incredibly uncomfortable in front of a camera end the session by saying, "That was fun!" is quite a feat. We showed up unprepared and mildly terrified but felt supported throughout. We definitely needed direction to save us from our awkwardness and were given just the right amount. Throwing in a little nature walk and fun company helped as well! We haven't seen the photos yet, but what they look like hardly matters. (Though as anyone can tell from his previous work, they'll most likely be beautiful!) Mostly I'm just thankful to have the memories and thrilled that my fiance was so happy by the end!
We can't speak more highly of Ryan! He is such a sweetheart and knows how to make a couple feel special. My husband and I had met with a few photographers and based on our first impression of him, we knew he would be perfect as our photographer. His love for the outdoors made for a phenomenal woodsy engagement shoot in the Truckee area, and our wedding photos, just WOW! He is energetic and makes being in front of a camera FUN and easy, our wedding party had a blast with him!
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