Our October Hiking Trip: Wintergreen, Virginia

Wintergreen Resort Hiking Virginia

Years ago, he mentioned that I should go hiking and camping with him. “Ryan, you would love the places that I have been too, hiking and camping. You come across waterfalls suddenly and, well, you would need to bring your camera. You would love taking pictures if you went with me… You really should go with me sometime… You would … Read More

Home Photography Office: Jessica Ryan Photography

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I have an office space located in Virginia Beach, with seven other wedding vendors in the Hampton Roads! That is where I meet with all of my couples over coffee, have the Alabama Shakes radio station playing in the background, and get to know them and all about their wedding day! When I moved a little farther away from my office … Read More

Friday Recap: Leave Your Mark

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I want to know that the portraits I take of the people that come into my life are leaving a mark on their world. I imagine these people and their future, when their children or grandchildren see their wedding day photographs for the first time. When these children see their grandparents, not just as grandparents, but as two people who have … Read More

Friday Recap: Lone Peak

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The picture above (an iPhone photo) is a picture of Lone Peak at Big Sky, Montana. At the very top of this peak it sits at a cool elevation of 11,166ft! You can see how it got its name the Lone Peak. I encourage you to continue to read this while I relate our lives and our businesses to a mountain … Read More

Dear August

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Dear August, My “to-do list” is long already. It consists of, editing an engagement session, an anniversary session, one elopement ceremony and portraits, one entire wedding, blogging all of those that were just mentioned, four more portrait sessions just this week, second shooting a wedding with another photographer this weekend and a new client meeting this Saturday. Are you exhausted … Read More

Friday Recap: Nine things that you may not know about me!

Wedding professionals do a lot of introductions on instagram every Friday, but other than my about me section on my website, I have not really introduced myself to the people that visit my wedding photography website. To change that, I have wrote nine things that you may not know about me just yet! (Portraits above were photographed by Justin & Mary.) … Read More