"WOW!!! We were so lucky to have our wedding experience with Ryanne! She was incredibly adaptive to what we wanted our special day to be and very easy going. Very artistic and super professional, taking our wedding day pictures were a breeze and they turned out PERFECT!! My husband and I are having a hard time choosing which pictures are our favorite :) I would highly recommend her! The portfolios on her page are an accurate representation of her art/work and we really feel we got the 5 star experience from her."
-Genevieve + Daniel
"Ryanne did an amazing job with our photos! All our photos turned out beautiful! My husband and I aren't very fond of taking photographs, but she made the whole process - from our engagement photos to the wedding - such a comfortable experience. She's officially our designated photographer. We love her work and absolutely loved working with her!"
- Kate + Angel
"I highly recommend booking your wedding or engagement session with Ryanne! My husband and I made a last minute decision to hire a photographer for our quick Santa Barbara courthouse wedding and it was the best decision we've made! I was nervous to hire someone as I am not local to the area! I was traveling from Ohio so I was clueless on who to hire and decided on Ryanne based on her portfolio and awesome reviews! Ryanne was super laid back and cool. We felt comfortable with her like we were spending time with a friend! She was patient with us and flexible with her schedule! She got our images back to us in a timely manner and her presentation of her work was beautiful and thoughtful! She is truly an artist! I can't say enough good things! Our overall experience felt effortless and was more than positive! We are so in love with our pictures and I will cherish them forever! Thank you Ryanne! <3"
- Emily + Ryan
"Ryanne is so personable and made us feel incredibaly comfortable during the shoots at our wedding. She is layed back, go-with-the-flow, and completely willing to listen and adapt to your wants and needs. She was quick to respond to any of my questions/concerns and she was a great help in finalizing my final wedding day schedule. She is so willing and happy to help you through the process and her pictures are absolutely stunning! I wanted to find someone who would provide me with timeless pictures without being cliche or boring and she did just that! I have a wide variety of pictures ranging from classic romantic , to artsy and modern. I am so happy my husband and I chose Ryanne as our photographer and I plan on using her for our future shoots!"
- Rosy + Jeff
"We just got married a month ago in Santa Barbara even though we live down in Long Beach. Ryanne was so great, even coming down to Long Beach to meet up and discuss options when we were still deciding on vendors. Super sweet and easy going. On the actual wedding day she made sure everything went smoothly and with the help of her partner was able to get pictures of both parties separately so we wouldn't see each other until the ceremony. And don't get me started on the actual pictures! AMAZING photos! I was surprised on the locations she chose for pics of us after the ceremony but she knows what she's doing! Some of my favorites are just simple pics of us walking down the street behind the hotel! Who'd have thought! AND we got a few sneak peek photos before we even left for our honeymoon and rest followed in just a couple weeks! Overall great experience working with her and highly recommend!"
-Tiffany + Brent
how would you define your photographic style?
two words - ever-evolving. This world of creativity is one that is constantly morphing and I like to think that instead of fighting it, I'm moving and flowing with that energy while remaining so consistently true to the aesthetics that have allowed this industry to be where it is. this is why every wedding I incorporate film medium. I grew up with a dad who submersed himself and family in the photographic film industry by way of the 70s skateboard world and a film processing business. there's an authentic quality with film - the textures, the tones, the accidental and unexpected gems - it's such a personal treasure for me to mesh this world with your wedding day.
what is your approach?
I do love to tell a story but I think more importantly for me it's about documenting your REAL relationship, so with that I approach every wedding with that journalistic eye and become an observer and documenter. In my view, I'm here for YOU. to capture YOUR wedding. YOUR relationship. YOUR celebration. I believe in just that so much that every capture, every creative moment is thought out just for YOU. I'm in this industry because I wholeheartedly believe in the power of human connection and documentation. each and everyone of us, introvert or extrovert, yearns for that connection and how sacred it is to capture that on film, in a single photo. my intention is to hold that sacredness with such care and comfort that every couple walks away from their wedding experience with a piece of their relationship forever remembered.
being photographed is vulnerable, uncomfortable at times and can almost feel invasive if approached indifferently. my goal is for you to almost forget I'm there with a camera and remember that you connected on such an honest level with your photographer. this is why I find it so incredibly helpful to meet before your day, grab a glass of wine and really allow a layer of ourselves to shed.
what's your biggest advice to couples for their day?
be you. do you. and nothing short of it or more than it.
do you travel?
I'm always looking for an adventure so yes, travel, please. any reason to hop on a plane or in a car and explore somewhere new - I'm in. please contact me HERE or at the bottom of this page for more details on my collections with travel. current bucket list locations - new zealand (yes, please), prague, bali, chile (take me back), and alaska.
how far in advance do you book?
for larger weddings - 12-18 months in advance. for intimate weddings and elopements - 3-6 months in advance. it's always best to get in touch (HERE) as soon as you pin down your date to ensure availability.
please send me a little note below about your special day and what you're looking for and I'd love to chat over phone/skype or meet for coffee/glass of wine if you're in town to chat over collection details and what to expect.
or feel free to email directly