Gia at Cory Ryan Photography did our wedding photography, and she did an amazing job! From the first time we talked by phone (we live in CA so we didn't get to meet in person until the wedding), I knew that she would be a great fit. She was able to assure me that anything I was worried about would be covered. On the day of, Gia and her assistant showed up right on time and began snapping away immediately since we were pressed for time to fit in getting ready photos. I felt comfortable immediately and her assistant got great photos of the guys getting ready nearby. They made sure to give us breaks before the wedding and after the ceremony so that we could cherish the moment rather than just focus on having our picture taken. Gia was great at rounding up our family members who seemed to wander off exactly when we needed them as well! We got our pictures very quickly after the wedding, they were able to view on the Cory Ryan site and on a USB key. We did not end up having the company print our photos or do an album just because I thought I could do it for cheaper myself (which may explain why I still don't have my albums put together three months after the wedding- my fault!). It's been a pleasure to work with them before, during and after the wedding, and I highly recommend Gia and Cory Ryan!
Cory is hands down the best wedding photographer I have ever seen. She and her assistant were an amazing team -- they both have a great eye for backdrops, lighting, and add just enough artistic whimsy to their detail shots. They are excellent at getting people to laugh and loosen up (and my husband and I really tested those limits! -- we tend to be very stiff and unnatural in photo shoots). There were several moments of the wedding that I wondered if they could possibly have been captured (like when a horse licked my nose in a couples portrait) and they were! Cory was so friendly, helpful, flexible, responsive and accommodating throughout the whole process. She seemed a little out of our budget when we were first looking up photographers, but she was definitely worth every penny. I am so thrilled with the way she captured this day for us.
Gia Pham took our engagement and wedding photos, and Cory Ryan worked with us to create a beautiful online and physical wedding album that we will treasure for years to come. We did our engagement photos at the Domain, and had our dog by our side the entire time. Gia was awesome at finding the best backdrops for our photos and brought out the best in us. Our photos were returned to us really quickly - just a few weeks after the shoot! Gia and her assistant did a wonderful job taking wedding photos at Ma Maison in Dripping Springs. They were flexible yet mindful of the schedule. They captured everything from the minute details (shoes, flowers, rings, table settings, you name it), to the massive group photos, to couple-in-the-bluebonnets photos, and awesome action shots of our first dance and guests having fun with glow sticks at the reception. Our photos were posted online quickly and well organized. We got our proof book and a very professional album that was customized to our liking soon after. We love how bright and vivid the pictures came out. We received many compliments on the photos from our guests, family, and vendors all thanks to Cory, Gia, and the team. Their services cost a pretty penny, but in the end, you get phenomenal service and quality photos of the biggest day of your life. To me, that's worth it.
We were so impressed with Cory and her company, all the way around. Early on in our wedding planning process, we identified photography as one of our top priorities. From the very beginning, it consistently felt to us like Cory similarly prioritized us and what we wanted from our wedding photography. She made it easy for us to make decisions about what we wanted, at a time when there were way too many decisions to make! On the day of, Cory was such a pleasure to work with. Professional and knowledgeable, but also laid back and able to work with everyone! She eased our nerves about getting good photos while also helping us be ourselves. This feeling continued when we saw our photos. Cory managed to capture us at our most "us" times, and yet still have beautifully composed photos that made us look so darn good! No easy feat. We have been consistently pleased with the professionalism of Cory's company and her services. From the proof book to the USB to the printed photos to our beautiful wedding album, each and every product she produced was top notch, professional, and really stunning. Everyone who sees the album raves about it. In the end, our wedding would not have been the same without Cory. We're so happy with our final results and know we will revisit our photo album and the photos on the USB again and again, for the rest of our lives. Cory is one of the very best wedding photographers in Austin, and she was money well spent.
Cory photographed our wedding day and we are so, so happy with the results. The photos are stunning. She did an especially great job producing wonderfully vibrant colors and utilized the golden hour to get gorgeous ceremony shots. She and her assistant were able to get all of our bride/groom photos and family photos done at one time and in a professional manner. They brought the list of shots we provided and worked through them very efficiently. It was important to us to have photos of all our wedding guests, but we didn't want to spend the entire wedding day taking staged shots. She and her assistant did a great job of snapping candids and posed pictures of all of our guests throughout the night - we are so grateful to have these shots. It took her just under a month to get us the digital prints - plenty of time to order gifts for people before the holidays. Note that she does not do a "sneak peak" type thing where she posts some photos on social media right after the wedding - this wasn't a problem for us. Also, there was a snafu in the scheduling of the wedding day and Cory was not able to make it to take my getting-ready photos. To ensure she provided the amount of photographer time we contracted for, Cory and her assistant stayed at the reception until nearly the end and captured some fantastic dancing photos.
Cory photographed our rehearsal dinner at Vuca and our wedding at Fonda San Miguel in February of 2016 and we LOVED her and her work. We are the least photogenic couple ever and she somehow made us and our families look awesome. She is upbeat and fun without being cheesy, she got us our photos within a couple of weeks and she helped us get organized and stay on track during the wedding. We did do some posed pictures with family and just us, but a lot of the pictures are candid shots of our guests, which are really cool. She did a great job with night shots, which can be tricky. She also worked with us on the package (we just wanted the files, no books). I highly recommend her and her team - well worth the $$$ for your big day.
Cory was fantastic! We loved working with her and can't recommend her highly enough. Our pictures are beautiful and something we will cherish forever.
Hands down---best wedding photographer in Austin!!Reviewed on 1/21/2015 Lindsay B
Cory Ryan is hands down the best photographer in Austin!! She is so easy to work with, super organized and has amazing ideas! From the very beginning she made sure she understood the vision my husband and I had. In fact, she made it a priority. She's fun-loving, energetic and makes the process super fun. She also makes you feel comfortable and always makes you laugh!! We couldn't have been happier with how both our engagement photos and wedding photos turned out. What I loved is while she had so many of her own amazing ideas she was always open to new ideas. It's obvious her number one priority is making the couple happy. If you're looking for a modern photographer with pictures that are clean and crisp and sharp--she's your gal! We couldn't believe how many compliments we received on our photos. She always knows how to use the light to make you look as good as you possibly can on the big day-both natural light and when using a flash. She's easy to talk to and always gets back to you right away when trying to get in touch with her. I would highly recommend her--you won't be disappointed!
Highly recommend Cory Ryan PhotographyReviewed on 12/11/2014 Caroline P
Cory is an amazing photographer! We hired her for both engagement photos and our wedding photos and we couldn't be happier with how they both turned out! Cory is so easy to work with- she is professional, organized, kind and full of great ideas. She was great at coordinating with us ahead of time to make sure she knew exactly what we wanted. She is also very detail oriented, which took some weight off my shoulders! We also got both sets of photos done way faster than I thought. Our photos are so beautiful and Cory's eye can't be beat. I would recommend her to anyone, not only because of her great skills, but her ability to capture great moments that really reflect the couple's personality.
Love Cory Ryan!Reviewed on 4/28/2014 Kellen S
I can’t say enough about Cory Ryan – she is FABULOUS to work with and has the most amazing pictures. When selecting a photographer I knew I wanted someone who was a little more creative than the standard wedding pictures while still capturing the classic wedding moments. We found that in Cory’s work and couldn’t be happier with all of our photos. She is fun to work with, makes you feel comfortable immediately, is creative and very personable. One of the other things we loved about Cory is her albums and other products. They are so creative, lively and very well made with attention to the finest details. We now have works of art out of our pictures that we can put on our coffee table etc. Her quality is the absolute finest and it shows in her end product. Overall Cory was extremely easy to work with from day one. She was very clear with her contract and flexible with customizing the package to what best fit what we wanted and our budget. She was quick to respond to anything that we needed and very thorough in her own information gathering to make sure she captured our wedding as we wanted. All of her staff and supporting photographers were incredibly professional and talented. I cannot recommend Cory Ryan enough! I can honestly say all the pictures from engagement photos to the wedding were a blast! Now the challenge is to figure out which photos will make our wedding album…there are too many good ones!
Cory Ryan PhotographyReviewed on 2/18/2014
We loved having Cory as our wedding photographer! She was lovely to work with from the very beginning and was prompt in communicating details and important information to us. She understood our vision and was able to capture our special day perfectly! She has a wonderful personality/energy, thus it was a lot fun to work with her (which is key, as you will be around your photographer for the majority of the day!). She also kept us on schedule in regards to wedding party/family photos. I highly recommend Cory's services, as she creative, organized, personable, professional, and highly skilled! A winning combination!
Awesome Destination Wedding PicsReviewed on 1/19/2014 Melissa F
We could not be happier with the images Cory Ryan captured of our destination wedding in Park City, Utah! Despite having never photographed a wedding in the snow, Cory's pictures turned out beautifully and we have received rave reviews from everyone who has seen them. She was great at keeping us on our schedule and managed to fit in all the photos we wanted on a very tight timeline! If you are considering having a destination wedding, I would highly recommend using Cory -- she went out of her way to scout out the perfect locations for all of our photo sessions, and we probably actually got more creative photos using someone new to the area than if we had chosen a photographer who shoots in Park City every weekend!
AMAZING photographer!Reviewed on 1/01/2014 tracy b
Cory was amazing and finding the photographer was one of the only things I left up to my husband. I told him this is the one things we couldn't skimp out on. :) She was so easy to work with and made me feel extremely comfortable. For my bridal portraits, I had listed some great locations for the photos, but she told me she wanted me to come up with some great locations that were more unique to me. I am so glad she did.... I could not be happier with the portraits and the locations that we came up with. We also love the wedding photos. She was so professional and fun to work with. Half the time we didn't even see her! We were also pleasantly surprised when we got all of the photos back in about a month and how beautiful they turned out! She got some amazing pictures! She was quick, professional, and a delight to work with! Everyone loves the pictures! I would definitely recommend her!
GroomReviewed on 11/26/2013
Cory Ryan did an amazing job from day 1 including the bridal shoot and all aspects of our wedding. She kept regular contact with us well in advance of the wedding and was very organized leaving one less detail for us to worry about on our wedding day. Cory is very professional, punctual, creative, and truly seemed to care about what was most important to us. I was most impressed with the end product and after receiving all of our wedding photos. I felt like I was able to relive the wedding at a much slower pace. As everyone told us, try to take a step back and take it all in. Well, that seemed very difficult during the wedding as we were having too much fun. In the end, Cory captured the most important parts of the wedding and I felt the photos were a great representation of our wedding day and all it entailed. We enjoyed having Cory shoot our wedding and would highly recommend her to anyone!!!
Cory is wonderful!Reviewed on 9/09/2013 Devon R
Cory did an amazing job photographing our wedding! I was super stressed when researching and interviewing photographers and Cory was such a professional and just made everything really chill and easy. I clicked with her focus on artistry but totally professional demeanor. Her assistant was also great. All told we ended up with hundreds of pictures that are totally beautiful and she got them to us in like a month or less. It was great to get the photos back so fast! I know that the photographer search is super crazy but I cannot recommend Cory enough!
Cory ... the best, most amazing photographer!!!Reviewed on 7/10/2013 Leia D
Cory captures each wedding or event with unique style and special intrigue. That's why I chose her for our wedding and my bridal portraits. She made me feel so comfortable the day of my portraits and the day of the wedding. Plus she made our large outdoor wedding look like something out of a magazine. We will have incredible photos to last a life time!
GREAT photographer!Reviewed on 3/31/2013 Nicole P
Cory did an amazing job capturing our special day. She was SO easy to work with and very professional. I loved her use of lighting and the detailed shots she took. We adore our photos and would definitely recommend her to anyone.
Worth every penny!Reviewed on 3/10/2013 Meredith M
I cannot say enough great things about Cory Ryan! When planning our wedding the one recommendation I received from all my married friends was to not skimp on photography and I'm so glad I listened. My husband scoured through tons of Austin photographers' websites and was not impressed until he came across Cory Ryan Photography. She will commemorate your wedding day with the most beautiful photos possible and was such a pleasure to work with. If you are lucky enough for her to be available on your wedding date, do not hesitate to book her immediately!!
CORY IS FANTASTICReviewed on 11/15/2012 Mary M
Cory Ryan is amazing. period. She is totally enthusiastic about shooting your day and she is also very professional. She provided lots of great suggestions and we felt supported all day. Her keen eye and use of light made our photos absolutely beautiful. We loved her! After the wedding she continued to be responsive to our questions and orders with prints, etc. We give her 5+ stars!!!
Outstanding!Reviewed on 6/08/2012 Lily W
Cannot say enough great things about Cory! Our pictures are truly fantastic - we have hundreds and hundreds of beautiful reminders of our "big day" and the rehearsal dinner the night before - and she captured so many things that we missed! Really beautiful shots of our family and friends and all the little things that made our day special. A number of people have commented on how our photographer seemed to be "everywhere" all at once. We went into the wedding wanting a truly exceptional photographer because the photos are one piece that can be treasured for a lifetime (or longer), and we got that with Cory! She was personable, flexible, had great ideas and really has given us a wonderful gift with her outstanding talent. I recommend Cory wholeheartedly!!
Awesome!Reviewed on 6/07/2012 Joyce G
I fell in love with Cory when looking for a photographer online. Her work stood out, with photos full of life and motion. She was a pleasure to work with, and the photos came out amazing : )
She's a pro!Reviewed on 5/12/2012 Allison T
Cory did an amazing job photographing our wedding at Laguna Gloria in Austin, TX. #1: She is super professional. For example, we only booked her for 2 hours (b/c we eloped and married in a private ceremony). And, she was on time, efficient, and didn't dilly-dally with anything. She used the most of our 2 hours to capture as many shots as possible, and was on top of everything. She was also quick with email responses. ...Great overall "customer service" (if that's the right word for it). She's a real pro! #2: She is also innovative and helpful (not pushy) in offering advice and tips. For example, we planned to marry outside, but the pouring down rain caused us to move indoors and she knew exactly where we should stand to capture great light. Moreover, she was prepared with rain guards and an assistant if we did still want to marry outdoors. We came with giant clear umbrellas, so it was really our call and she was down for whatever we wanted instead of pushing us in one direction! AND- I'm glad we took her suggestions!!! #3: She has a great attitude, which makes all the difference. Photos are going to capture your mood!!! If you have an irritating photographer or someone who looks like they don't want to be there, or someone who isn't smiling, or looks stressed, or isnt personable, its going to come through in photos. She made it comfortable and easy. For example, she was all smiles when we pulled up and it really made me excited. She was positive and reassuring that our last minute change-of-location was going to look amazing- and she was right. I actually think the photos were better indoors. The pictures looked magical, which is exactly what I wanted. #4: Her photos are not boring wedding photos. I also love the coloring of her photos. They are bright and vivid. We love them! #5: I felt that she was easy to talk to and understanding. For example, when I explained what I wanted the photos to feel like, she was open-minded and and had a "yes we can do that" attitude. #6: She was grateful and appreciative for my business!! I will definitively book her again, probably when i get pregnant! :)
AMAZING!Reviewed on 5/08/2012 Sidni C
Cory and her team truly made my wedding special! I knew after our Engagement Photos with her that I had gone with THE BEST photographer in town, but my wedding pictures are to die for!! Love, love, love!!
Love my photog!Reviewed on 11/29/2011 Meredith M
Cory is so great to work with. She made the year of planning so fun! She's very flexible and loves to travel. And her work is beautiful!
Wonderful photographer!Reviewed on 11/22/2011 hope p
My wedding was made absolutely complete by having the most talented and personable photographer! Cory Ryan captured every moment and through her photographs I am now able to relive my wonderful memories by her amazing photographs. I am so pleased with every single photo she took, her color and lighting are amazing. When hiring a photographer a lot of times people don't take into account that on your special day you will be spending a lot of time with that person so its imperative that your photographer is someone who can make you feel comfortable. Cory is such a sweet easy going gal, yet an extremely professional wedding photographer, with those two attributes you have yourself the most awesome wedding photographer! I could not be more pleased with my choice as choosing Cory Ryan as my photographer!