Sand Castle wedding: Marsida and Genc

One of the things I love about this job is how many cultures I get to peek into. These days, I often know the details of Jewish and Hindu wedding ceremonies better than the couples getting married do. And I especially love interacting with cultures I haven’t had much experience with, from Basque to Trinidadian and so on.

But none of it prepared me for the big, fat awesomeness of an Albanian wedding.

Belly dancers? Rituals that surely break all sorts of fire codes? I like it.

(And there’s even another Albanian wedding soon to follow).

Rob - The kissing/not kissing double exposure is genius.

Elissa - The ENERGY of this wedding… wow! I especially love that toasting shot (glass raised in a shadow hand on the wall)… amazing.

Maximiliano Barros - Your light control y B&G sessions is amazing.
Belly dancers FTW!

Heather - Such a cute wedding! I love the group shots.

Tatiana - A-H-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!

Heather Nan - Um, I wanna come next time… ridiculous energy and excellent imagery.

Teresa - Oh my, this looks like a SUPER fun wedding. You’ve captured so many details in each of the moments, and so artistically at that! Such a great job!

michele bowman - yowza! so much to love! i really adore the B&G portraits, but i adore the belly dancing photos, especially the one in B&W! lovely.

mark carey - damn, your good.

sam hurd - saw this on my phone earlier, but had to come back and say # 23 & 24 are inspiring

Courtney - I enjoy visiting your site so much. What a fun wedding.

Caroline Ghetes - Seriously Ryan. These are top-notch. Love the belly-dancing shots, and pretty much all of them! Wish I was there to see all of this happening!

Alyssa Schroeder - I love the set of the couples portraits with the little nose squeeze haha!

Teresa K - You are so darn creative Ryan…every single post has at least one new thing…usually more…I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!

Mary Sylvia - That last shot is too cute.

Darin Collison - Amazing. The shadow toast shot is just a little bit special.
But I have to award top marks to the belly dancer. In B&W>
With a sword. Love it.

Nessa K - The shot of them on the rocks is absolutely gorgeous, Ryan. You’re consistently wonderful, but that shot is amazing. =)

Heather Kanillopoolos - I agree with Nessa, that photograph especially caught my eye. Gorgeous! I also love how you documented the events at the reception: the action was up close, but the photograph never felt obtrusive. Awesome!