Tappan Hill Wedding: Amanda and Mitchell

It’s sometimes hard to describe the unique thrill of a wedding day to people who haven’t experienced them as a photographer. There’s an incredible, omnipresent pressure, knowing that you just have one chance, that you should always do the best you possibly can no matter what … but at the same time it’s so incredibly enjoyable. And it’s made all the more so with hilarious clients like Amanda and Mitchell (who does a mean “slap the bass” impression from I Love You, Man), a fantastic venue like Tappan Hill Mansion, and help from Tatiana’s capable skills and winning ways.

I don’t need to tell you how emotional the day was — you’ll see that. I can only say that I shared in every moment of exhilaration.

David Childers - That light hitting the brides hair just makes her glow. I can see a noticeable change in your work lately and I like the direction it’s going.

Ryan Brenizer - Thanks David! I try to maintain core consistency for clients but I’m always evolving around the edges.

John Owens - More inspiring work ryan, love it.

Ryan Brenizer - Thank you John!

Sara K Byrne - the ceremony! wow.

Ryan Brenizer - Thanks Sara! It was actually pretty tough thanks to the strength of the backlight, but it made for a great scene.

Julianne Markow - OH MY GOD that ceremony!

Feisty68 - Beautiful work. What lens did you use for that circular shot of the ceremony? 14-24? 16mm? Love it.

Ryan Brenizer - Thank you! I used a 12-24. When I go wide, I go wiiide.

Ryan Brenizer - Thank you!

Feisty68 - Am I wrong by assuming you meant 14-24mm?

Sam Le - Seriously, you do it every time man. Just absolutely love that wide angle ceremony!

Martinhambleton - Well, I was going to wax lyrical about those two early shots of the bride nearly in tears, about what superb documentary images they were …. and then I came across the ceremony shot. There just aren’t the words for that one. The best I can manage is WOW.

Haryadi Be - always stunning!

Ryan Brenizer - Yup, I meant 12-24.

Ryan Brenizer - Thanks!

Ryan Brenizer - Thank you!

Ryan Brenizer - Thank you Sam!

PeterMahar - You always take some of the best dancing photos! Love the emotion so much, main reason I follow your work is because of the great emotion in your photographs! Keep is up.

Ryan Brenizer - Thank you Peter!

ferjuaristi - crazy good brother.

PD - I too am noticing a difference (for the better) in your work. Nice to see you mixing the traditional/romantic in with the rest of your style.

Ryan Brenizer - I’m a softee at heart.

Ryan Brenizer - Thank you Fer!

Dale Lempa - Beautiful portrait work.