Wedding: Rachel and Matthew at Battery Gardens

It was never hard to see the love that Rachel and Matthew had for each other. When I do a first look with couples it’s always an intense moment, and you never know how you’ll react to intensity. Just because you may laugh or be shy for a moment doesn’t mean you are any less than wildly passionate about your soon-to-be-spouse. But when Matthew and Rachel looked at each other and both started sobbing openly, there’s no mistaking that.

I always love shooting at Battery Gardens, one of my most frequent venues and one with an extremely helpful staff, and it was great to be back on a fantastic, sunny day. The wedding, an interfaith event with both a Christian minister and a rabbi, was touching throughout, and the day was filled with great details such as Rachel’s ring, an heirloom from the 1800s. And then, of course, a great party broke out.

Congratulations Rachel and Matthew!

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gabe aceves - The whole thing is insane, but the first two shots are showstoppers IMO. Photography mancrush divulged.

Nikki Welch - Absolutely incredible work, Ryan, as always.

Jessica Horton - as always… your lighting is flawless!

Brad Ross Photography - Looks like you had a mighty good hora yourself. Beautiful, modern work.

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Laurie Peacock - Love the reflection shot of the artwork and her getting ready…and of course their emotional first meet. *Sigh* So lovely.

Amber Hughes - Beautiful Ryan… I always love how real your moments are. Makes you feel like you’re actually there :)

Becca - It was this wedding that inspired me to declare to the world on facebook that I would like to hug you.

The first of the first look shots is splendid. Having had that moment on my wedding day I know how amazing it is and your photo of a completely different couple still brings me back to it.

Phill - Wooo! That’s really quite an intense opening then a roller-coaster ride of fun, joy and happiness. A beautiful insight into the day as ever Ryan.

Ben Godkin - Love the emotion you captured… the first look must have been a very powerful thing to experience.

kristi wright - I love that first shot on the right! Amazing and creative. Love the beautiful emotional moments!

Kyle - That shot of the guy talking on his phone with the couple in the forefront is MONEY! I love it!!!

stacy squires - nicley taken and creative….

Mark Kalkwarf - What can I say! BRILLIANT! Your work is truly inspirational. The way you seamlessly incorporate different elements of the environments into the photographs is amazing. Guy thinking with couple in foreground is also a fav of mine.

Shari DeAngelo - Love the way you tell a story, Ryan! The shot with the man between the couple astounds and delights me to no end!

Mark - Ummmm. Everyone has said what I want to say. You rock!!

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Amanda Hoffman - I love the look on the Groom’s face. So beautiful Ryan, as always!

Chavvon - Dallas Wedding Photographer - Love the mirror shot! great job!

Rima - Ryan Brenizer – Photo Journalism at its best..

M. D. Lee - So many great smiles and moments. Love the piano reflection shot.