Wedding: Sarah and Michael at Columbia University

Sarah and Michael had a gorgeous, elegant wedding in Columbia University’s Saint Paul’s Chapel, with a reception at the Faculty House. With the fantastic help of Nerissa and Jennifer at Private Receptions, every detail was stunning, from Sarah’s unbelievable dress to a cake with some of the finest detail work I’ve seen anywhere. The black and white theme added to the urban Manhattanite feel. Yet these two sophisticated New Yorkers both originally hail from Canada — warmth and kindness are the right kinds of stereotypes for a country to have, and Sarah and Michael and their families more than lived up to it. Not having grown up in America, they are making up for lost time, now on a tour of all the lower 48 states — a fantastic idea and something I would love to do.

Words don’t do justice to how gorgeous St. Paul’s Chapel is, the fun of an endlessly energetic band, or the relaxation of guests smoking hand-rolled cigars on a terrace in the summer night. Luckily I took some pictures.

Brad Ross Photography - Another winner! That fan shot is such a perfect moment.

Tobiah Tayo - manchester - Wonderful photos!! Love the looking over the balcony one

Kat Braman - love that fan shot so much

Mark Parker - Birmingham Wedding Photographer - I always shoot a similar mirror shot . . or two . . or a dozen . . And somehow they never seem to look as good as yours. Great job!

Amber Hughes - So many wonderful moments… you really have a lovely way of capturing people. :)

James Murphy - Amazing stuff Ryan. Love that wide angle shot inside the church and the bride and groom next to the columns. Awesome job!

Lara Eichhorn - I love those first two photos a lot. People need to watch the slideshow, because woah – it’s awesome. I really like the light feel of the bride getting ready shots. So many sweet, real moments throughout the ceremony and reception too.

Dušan Smolnikar - I love the kid’s face :)))

Phil - The shot of the couple next to the pillars is spectacular! Plus the wide angle shot inside the church…wow!!!

Avelaine Scyrup - Wow, gorgeous photos of some gorgeous details! Yes, Canadians are awesome. Yay, us! :)

Stefano Choi - Thanks Ryan for continuing to deliver inspiration material in regards to composition, emotion and lighting. Awesome stuff!

Kelly Lee - OMG, her veil and dress are amazing! I can’t get over it! Of course, your work is great too ;-)

Timothy Kaldas - Ryan, excellent set as always. I love the storytelling and the shot of the cigar roller is a fantastic well-composed use of natural light. Also that final shot of the guy looking over the balcony is a perfect way to end it. Great stuff man.

Alex - Fantastic shots, Ryan. Beautiful couple, awesome venue. Just wow.

Becca Dilley - Everything looks so vibrant, and you captured such wonderful moments of emotion at the reception.

Erin Lassahn - This whole wedding is insanely stunning! What a fashionista bride! That dress and viel are killer and you really pulled out the high fashionw ork for their couples portraits…just amazing. And the baby shot is priceless!

Edric - Like always, your work is inspirational.

Maggie Rife - Love the cigar shots and the ones outside.

Paul Rowland - I always love your reception shots–they are fantastic.

Jason Lloyd - Great slideshow Ryan, some fabulous use of light – I’m finding your work quite inspirational at the moment!

Az - Beautiful set here Ryan.
I love the one of the man looking over the balcony.

Laszlo Bodnar - I love so much all of your photos. Use the lights perfectly. You are the best :)
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Dave Chudian - The balcony shot is great. I also love the formal B&G shots. I really should start incorporating more off camera flash in my work.

Fer Juaristi - amazing wedding ryan, love you lighting and framing bro.

Ryan Brenizer - Thank you!

Eric Yerke - Love the photos from the speeches. Actually I love them all! You’re the man

Steve Koo - It’s always such a pleasure to look at your work, Ryan. Love your portraits, and the shot of the baby by the fan is pretty awesome.

gabe aceves - ryan, you are a master of both light and storytelling. there is genuine emotion in these that most photographers miss.

Joseph Yarrow Bristol Wedding Photographer - Ryan Brenizer, that baby/fan/mum shot is just so awesome!
I love it!
Well done and conrats to Sarah and Michael.

Laurie Peacock - If only I had pretty blue eyes like hers. Beautiful, lovely wedding, Ryan!

Jon - Quality as usual ! Love the alter shot

Eric Kotara - Expertly done. I really love this wedding! It’s very clean and classy.

Keith - Once again – gorgeous images