Westminster Hotel Wedding: April and Rich

I always love Filipino weddings, because I feel that the culture has its priorities in the right place — deep family ties, celebrating these ties through dancing, and, of course, documenting all of this through photography. B&H doesn’t have as many DSLRs as a large Filipino wedding reception.

April and Rich had deep connections to both sides of the Hudson river, so the ceremony was at the Fourth Universalist Society church in Manhattan, and they decorated the space at the Westminster hotel to meet a classy, modern design for their reception.

The emotions were on the surface, as Rich’s tear ducts had a good workout. In this case, there was no metaphor behind the idea of forming a new family, as tender moments with Rich’s daughter and April showed. Thank you again for letting me (and assistant Braham Rhodes) tell this story.

Valentina Weddings - Amazing use of flash especially the bridesmaids with the backdrop and the first dance shots. The photos are full of emotion and capture the day perfectly. Great shoes also, every brides dream!! Well done.

kristi wright - I love the shot of the bm fixing the bride’s veil during the ceremony. There are so many beautiful moments here.

Fabrice Drevon - Another fab series Ryan…

They must be so amazed by your work.

Inspiring as always.

Derek Martinez - You captured their emotional and beautiful wedding perfectly. Amazing work as always Ryan!

Diego - U killed it again!!!

Shiraz Chanawala - Amazing sir.

Dale Lempa - Beautiful documentary style; awesome reception lighting.

Lorenzo Photography - Brilliant set and masterful flash work. My favourite has to be the contrast between the bridesmaids legs and MUA. Just brilliant!

Martin Hambleton - I just love those two shots of the groom when he sees the bride for the first time. They’re what documentary photography is all about.

Mario Colli - You are insanely talented ;) Great work here.

Amir - Like the bridesmaids composite shot. Nicely executed.

Craig Cacchioli - Lovely set of emotional photos. Well done.

Oscar Rellan - Love this picts, beautiful series. Congratulations!!!

Chris Snowden - Awesome photography as always. Amazing work Ryan!