Highlands Country Club Wedding: Dana and Ben

Some funny things happen when you shoot more than 300 weddings in an area as diverse and sometimes nuts as the New York area. I’ve seen so many different cultures, so many different styles, and had just about everything thrown into my path, which has guided me as a photographer through the years. But I never anticipated that I might have the opportunity to become an expert at weddings affected by Hurricanes. I’m up to seven or so now, so I’m getting there.

Luckily for Dana and Ben’s wedding at the Highlands Country Club, Sandy was still on its way. But with a gaggle of guests from NYC and talks of bridges closing, it took a moment for people to say “OK, we can do this … we can have a fantastic time.”

And they did. Celebrating amidst the autumn leaves that had only hours left to stay on the trees, cooking S’mores with loved ones who made it through the travel hazards to laugh and dance and celebrate together, and knowing that, even if everyone did get stuck there for the weekend, it would have only been a continued adventure … these just added to the joy and thrill of the day.

Thanks to Dave Paek for helping out and braving the storm with me, despite living in Zone A.

Arol Horkavy - Very nice, Ryan! I love the dip shot with the leaves! Killer work as always.

Nash Ruiz - Great job Ryan, as always. Greetings from Spain.

Dennis Pike - awesome work, my friend. Love that shot among the falling leaves!

Dave Paek - Haha! Yes, thanks Ryan for remembering that I live in a flood zone! Fantastic time we had on this one – especially all the deers we dodged on the highway during the trip back home! :)

Lukas Gisbert-Mora - At the beginning of last year, I set it up a folder call “inspiration”, Wrong! I should have call it Brenizer… Fantastic shoots, I can see that you’re pushing the tilt and shift to the limit.

Ian Wallace - Awesome. Fantastic couple shots and wonderful candids. What more could you ask for!

Patrycja Wisniewska - Excellent shots, as usual :)

Alessandro Aimonetto - Stunning as ever!

stefan - hochzeitsfotograf schweiz - Good stuff Ryan! Those low light shots are great.

rich - crazy crazy crazy – the variety of techniques used – AMAZING. beautiful stuff!

Andrew hind - Amazing! Beautiful use of light!

SucHy Setyorini - Crazy!!! your work stunning as ever.