2016: Wedding Day Portraits

wedding bride and groom jessica ryan photography

I introduced all of my 2016 wedding couples in a previous blog post with only ONE portrait of each couple! That was hard for this photographer! I am truly in love with so many moments from 2016 and in love with each couples’ wedding day! I had to do one more blog post filled with more portraits and moments of … Read More

Hermitage Museum & Gardens Holiday Wedding

Hermitage museum and gardens holiday christmas wedding jessica ryan photography

This stylized wedding was designed by Jamie Leigh Events and has the perfect touches to the Christmas Holiday. I loved photographing these two newlyweds, Hannah and Zach, and I am extremely glad that the ladies of Jamie Leigh Events found them to photograph for our portraits. They got to sip on hot chocolate and cuddle together for warmth, which these … Read More

2016 Weddings: Wedding Florists in the Hampton Roads

virginia wedding florist

Since planning our wedding I have truly become more in love with everything that has to do with florals! Bouquets, centerpieces, archways, anything that you can put a flower on it or a florist can create I daydream about! All of my brides had some amazing pieces this year from their florists! It was wonderful to see all of their … Read More

2016 First Looks & Why They are Worth It on Your Wedding Day

bride and groom first look portrait

This past wedding season, a lot of my couples opted to do a first look! Not one of them regretted it! A first look is truly a moment just for the two of you! I always go see the Groom and get him set up and then I tell him to take a deep breath. I tell him how gorgeous … Read More

Wedding Couples of 2016

There is so much that I want to share about all of my couples and this year’s weddings! In fact, there is way to much to share for one blog post. Today, I am re-introducing you to all of my couples from this past wedding season! After this blog post I will be sharing different details or moments of everyone’s … Read More

Friday Recap: Finding Our Photographs

mom and bride vintage wedding day portrait

As a wedding photographer I remember a lot of my childhood scavenging for our family photographs amongst cardboard shoe boxes and albums. I was the teenager that created floor to ceiling collages in her room of photographs of my friends, family, famous people, and drawings. It had to be every few months that I would take out our cardboard shoe … Read More