Aside from deciding to get married, choosing Ryan as our photographer was the best wedding decision we made. From our first meeting to our final dance, Ryan demonstrated professionalism, efficiency, kindness and an undeniable talent and love fo...
r what he does. Ryan is an artist, and an incredible one at that. His ability to capture emotion, love, light and beauty in one photograph is unmatched by any other photographer I’ve seen. Not to mention Ryan is just an overall great guy with an infectious personality and a great sense of humor. So you won’t be surprised when you find yourself wanting to hang out with him after your wedding is over.
When we started the process of searching for the perfect wedding photographer, we didn’t exactly know what to look for. Ryan wasn’t the first photographer we met with, but he certainly was the last. He put everything out on the table during that first meeting. He told us about him and his photography style and approach. He showed us his work, went over packages, options etc…I really appreciated the questions he asked us and the time he took to get to know my fiancé and me. It’s not just small talk to Ryan, his photographs really represent the style and nature of the couple he is shooting. That being said, there was no question after our first meeting that Ryan was the one for us.
Our engagement shoot was the next time we saw Ryan. You can’t help but feel natural and comfortable in his presence. I couldn’t believe that we got two looks and two locations done in one hour! Talk about efficiency, not even two days later Ryan had the preview for our engagement shoot up on his blog and….oh my goodness. These pictures could have come straight out of a magazine. In fact, one of our favorite pictures from that day was so good; the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette featured it on the front page of the Lifestyle section and on the home page of their website.
Ryan made sure to check in with me multiple times before the wedding day. He wanted to make sure that we were okay and that he was on top of his game. For the organized bride, his preparedness and responsiveness was always appreciated. He gave us suggestions on our timeline, helped us orchestrate our first look, and two days before the wedding when I called Ryan frantic that the forecast was calling for a chance of thunderstorms, he already had a backup plan.
Fortunately, to my delight, the sun was shining that Saturday. My fiancé and I had been going back and forth deciding whether or not to have Ryan bring a second shooter that day. We ended up having just Ryan there and you would have thought there were three.
To Ryan, it’s all about telling a story, your love story, your wedding story, and our wedding was no exception. The pictures are even more amazing than I had imagined they would be. They are unique, intimate and beautiful. Ryan captured everything I wanted and everything I didn’t know I wanted but I’m so glad that I now have. But most importantly, Ryan captured the love in my eyes when I saw my fiancé for the first time, he captured the tears in my Dad’s eyes when he gave his speech, he singlehandedly captured the essence of the entire day. It’s just incredible.
I have no doubt in my mind that Ryan is the next big thing in wedding photography and I feel honored that he was a part of our day.