Wedding: Lindsay and George at the Hershey Hotel

I have always been a chocoholic, so I was very excited to shoot Lindsay and George’s wedding at the Hershey Hotel. And it’s true that the streets in Hershey, PA are paved with chocolate. Or at least they’re colored brown.

Lindsay and George are new transplants to the area, and we’d already had a great time with them and their dog in a NYC engagement shoot, so I expected a low-key, fun, beautiful day — and that’s exactly what I got. The ceremony was in a gorgeous stone alcove, making for a long and dramatic processional. They’d selected the officiant in part for his lively personality, and he delivered in spades with a ceremony that was in turns touching and hilarious: You can see in the photos below Lindsay reacting to his emphasis on “until DEATH!” in the vows.

The ceremony and reception paid homage to Greek heritage, from dual crowns to a slow folk dance that builds to a huge crescendo.

And yeah, there was kind of a nice sunset. You’ll see.


Erin Lassahn - I expected to see chocolate :) BUT, you photographed this whole wedding so beautifully that I will let it slide :) Love the bench photo, it’s so dreamy!

Ryan Brenizer - @Erin: I added a chocolate spread just for you. ;-)

Amber - These are great. I love the portraits. And I saw that shot of them on the bench in the field of green and thought “oh man, how did he do that?” and then I remembered whose images I was looking at.

Kim Mendoza - Simply beautiful! Every shot is so colorful and your WB is spot on…envy.

Dustin Finn - Through the TREES ! – Oh My Goodness… So awesome.

Bobby Ketchum - Nice. The kid near the top looks intrigued by your camera.

Brad Ross Photography - Your modern spin on wedding photography is an inspiration. Another top notch bit of visual storytelling.

Kelly Ry - Ow wowza, that sunset is just stunning. As always, Ryan, you capture weddings with such joy and poignancy, they are a joy to view.

Lyn Ismael-Bennett - Great set of photos, Ryan! The photo of the sky at sundown is magnificent!

Kristen Honeycutt - SUCH a great set. I am especially drooling over all the ceremony shots. Such great emotion.

Albert Palmer - I really like everyone’s expression – there are some classics in there. That sunset/landscape shot isn’t too shabby either!

brie - Ryan, as always, amazing shots! I love the way that you capture everyone’s emotions on the wedding day, so poignant and stunning.

Just Alex Photography - Amazing story telling, Ryan. I can’t get enough of the world through your eyes. Nice.

Lisa Novakowski - What a gorgeous ceremony location! I love your work, and I can’t choose a fave, they are all fantastic.

seth - These truly incredible! I love how you are able to capture such natural moments so clearly.

Rob Dunbar - Wow, you were right in my neck of the woods! The photos are absolutely stunning! I love your attention to detail and the raw emotion you capture!

Lynette J - Such a happy bride…she is just beaming in every photo. I love it. Beautiful set Ryan…hope you got your chocolate fix! ;)

Heather Kanillopoolos - I love the shadow photograph on the yellow wall. Great set!!

Preston - You have outdone yourself once again, sir! You inspire me daily.

Alex Singh - As always, great work!

Amanda Basteen - Great set Ryan! LOVE the one with the grooms arm behind her back. Just gorgeous!