Historic Smithfield Engagements: Torie and Kevin

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Torie and Kevin are getting married this October at the Obici House in Suffolk! Since their wedding venue has so much southern charm we wanted to reflect that in their engagement portraits. Historic Smithfield and especially their southern homes and Main Street were a perfect location for them. I absolutely loved photographing them and the way Kevin held onto Torie … Read More

Friday Recap: Dear Bride

Dear Bride, Can you picture the morning of your Wedding day? Right now, you are in the midst of planning. You are making final decisions, stuffing your envelopes, and deciding on shoes for the big day. But can you slow down and picture the morning of your wedding day? The getting ready, spending time with the closest women in your … Read More

Six Secret Tips to making a Floral Arrangement

I have convinced myself that if I was not a wedding photographer that I would still be in the wedding industry because arranging flowers for events for my family and friends has become one of my favorite things to do! Sure, they only last a week or two but they are beautiful and brighten up other’s days. They can make … Read More

The Jessica Ryan Bride Diaries; Anna

I have asked brides to help me, help current brides out there that are planning their wedding day to their soulmate! I always say at the end of the day if two people who are in love are married, than nothing else matters and that the day was amazing! Not the rain that lasted for an hour, or all day. … Read More

Fiesta Bridal Shower: for Kathleen the Bride-To-Be

I have my cousin, Kathleen, and two other best friends getting married this year! Did I mention that I am getting married as well? I think I might have mentioned that once or twice before on my blog! 😉 I have been extremely excited with all of the planning and preparation for bridal showers and ways to give to these … Read More

2017 Wish List for Couples and Weddings

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The year 2017 is already gearing up to be an amazing year! How could it not? It is the year that I am marrying my best friend, Cory! I also get to be apart of several of my friends and family member’s weddings and celebrate with them! I have met wonderful couples that I will be photographing this year on their … Read More