Stefan and Sabine are married!

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I know, I missed the Photo of the Day yesterday, but that’s because awesomeness was happening. First, I can unveil the location of my 3/18-19 workshop in LA! Both days will be in a gigantic studio at the very hip Brewery Artist Collective. We’re going to have lots of room to play around and have fun, indoors and out.

But even better, I did a portrait shoot yesterday with Stefan and Sabine, who were fresh from getting married. Even better, no one knows it yet, and the way that their friends and family are finding out is … this blog entry! That is such a cool idea, and all I can say is congratulations to a couple I had a wonderful time with.

I literally shouted with joy when I took this shot, because there was a great deal of luck involved in getting it to come out this way. Stefan, who knows a lot of my history, assumed that I had broken another piece of equipment.

Because of their awesome idea to announce their wedding right here, here’s another photo as well. I love working with photographers — as soon as I pulled out my 50mm, Stefan said “Oh, it’s freelensing time!”

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Camera: Nikon D3s
Lens: (Photo 1) Sigma 85mm f/1.4
(Photo 2) Nikon 50mm f/1.2 (freelensed)

  • Eric Kotara

    Love the freelens! Well, they are both sick shots actually.

  • Brandyn Fidel

    WOW How many trys did it take for you to get them perfectly in the cab window?

  • Nick

    That first shot is PHENOMENAL!!!

  • Elissa

    That taxi shot is stellarrrrrrr!!

  • Nessa K

    That first shot blows me away.

  • Stefan

    Thanks so much for these fabulous shots! It was a real pleasure to have you taken our wedding pictures. And thanks for the honor to show even two pictures of the day :)

  • Ruth

    Holy jeez, another smash hit, Ryan! What an amazing shot! Congrats, Stefan & Sabine :)

  • Claudette

    Awesomeness indeed!

  • Johannes

    hi ryan,

    thanx for taking such great photos of my good friends stefan and sabine! what a big surprise!!! :-)


  • petra und henning

    euch beiden von skandinavien aus die besten wünsche!

    (ihr schlingels, ihr..!!!) : )))

  • frau.dinkel

    i go grazy!!!! i know these wonderful people – i’m speachless…

    love and hugs from berlin!!!

  • Albert Palmer

    You’re a mofo genius! That first shot is epic. I know it’s not the gear, but the fps must have been pretty helpful.

  • Lynn

    nice to see that you get those reactions too to a nice shot. seriously, jaw was to the floor when i saw the opening shot. what a bangin’ way to announce a marriage.

  • daniel stark

    so awesome! congrats to them! and great photos!

  • Daniel Dunlap

    That cab shot is unFREAKINbelievable! SICK!

  • benny

    this blog entry…?!? wow! großartige art (and sweet pictures) dieses der welt mitzuteilen!

    herzlichen glückwunsch aus ham… ääh grad berlin. und alles gute!

    ps: nach der überraschung könnt ihr auch noch verkünden, wieder fleisch zu essen. und zwar mit einem foto aus dem burger joint :-D

  • John Elrod

    Speechless. I’m speechless.

  • Marcus Schneider

    Schöne Überraschung! Ich wünsche Euch das Beste.

  • nadine

    Ok, what magic did you do to make the cab move at the exact right time??? That is a freaking great shot.

  • Kiki

    Brilliant shots! And heartfelt congrats to Stefan and Sabine – you rascals! :-)

  • Joel C

    Another awesome set.

  • Curi0us

    Great shots indeed! And congratulations to Stefan and Sabine from Hamburg!

  • Cem

    Yo! Taxi! Awesome Pic! Congratulations on your wedding, Stefan & Sabine! :-)

  • Sally Watts

    Oh for heaven’s sake, Ryan.
    OK, that cab shot proves it. You’e superhuman.

  • Ronny

    Von mir auch alles Gute und die besten Wünsche. By the way, the taxi shot ist awesome…
    Ronny (Hamburg)

  • Klaus

    Hallo Stefan,
    wir kennen uns nicht persönlich aber auch aus Bochum alles
    gute für Euch zwei.
    Mir gefallen deine Photos und Kommentare / Erklärungen sehr.
    LG Klaus Drews

  • Johanna Hietanen

    Wow, that first one just got on my favorite shots of all time list! Awesome :)

  • Jee S

    Any reason you used a Sigma f/1.4 instead of the Nikon f/1.4? How does it compare to the Nikon 1.4d and 1.4g? Awesome pictures!

  • Ryan Smith

    Great idea, I don’t know how you were able to catch that.

  • Fer Juaristi

    Dude, pic No.1 is a killer!

  • Ryan Brenizer

    Thank you!

  • Matilda

    Ryan, the first picture is absolutely stellar. Great timing, great photographer, great picture.
    Congrats to the couple!

  • Dipti

    These are bokeh-liscious. I can’t wait to get my hands of a 1.4 85mm soon.