Venetian Wedding: Erica and Dan Eric

Filipino weddings tend to be an incredibly vibrant mix of deep ceremonial meaning and broad family ties, with more people in the processionals than even attend many of the weddings I shoot. These both lead to a deep sort of community investment in the wedding … or in other words, people are ready to party.

How do you take this energy and turn it to 11? First, you invite a LOT of people, whom The Venetian does a great job at housing in style.. Second, you be twin vibrating bundles of energy like Erica and Dan Eric. A couple that taught everyone how to Dougie for their first dance, and who had her father do a mean Beyonce impersonation for the father/daughter dance. There is warmth and then there is Erica, who at a number of times throughout the day would stop whatever she was doing and give me a hug. “I’m so glad you’re here!”

I was glad too. Glad to be there with such amazing, crazy people. Glad to share the day seconded by the amazing Tatiana, who also got her share of hugs, and my intern Leah. And really, just glad to show you these photos.

KrysteenaMarie - stunning images, and a beautiful celebration!

Ed Pereira - OMG the group brenizer method shot!! Amazing!

Bjørn Hagen Aakre - Excellent mood and colors. Loving the dancefloor moments!

Max Barros - brenerized group shot? awesome

Brett Valentine - Fantastic set! What a fun group of people, and it shows!

AliNoorani - I love the chandelier tilt shifts and believe the vertical one is this set’s no.1 shot. It is NEW (at least to me) and tells a great story in a nice frame. It shouts its title to me “Wedding Night”

Suzaidee Mohd Shom - Wow great work… the group photo is awesome. Love your lighting for images during the celebration :)

Vitaliy Piltser - Looks like you got caught in one of the shots :)

Kim Rix Photography - Simply stunning photography! It speaks for itself really.

Ryan Brenizer - Thank you Ed!

Ryan Brenizer - Thank you! I’m always trying to nudge the envelope a bit.

Ryan Brenizer - Thanks Brett! They were so much fun.

Ryan Brenizer - Thank you Kim!

Ryan Brenizer - Thank you Krysteena!

Ryan Brenizer - Thank you Bjørn!

Ryan Brenizer - Thanks Max!

Ryan Brenizer - Thanks Suzaidee!

Ryan Brenizer - Haha, it’s my cameo.

Kim Rix Photography - My pleasure Ryan. I enjoy your work – it gives me something to aspire to.

Dale Lempa - As usual, outstanding work. Your use of light is subtle and perfect.

Lưu Nguyên Khang - Lovely shots, Ryan. I’m new here, may I know the wide angle lens you used to shoot?

Ryan Brenizer - My normal wide is a 28mm f/1.8 and my super wide is a 12-24mm

Ryan Brenizer - Thank you Dale!

Ian Baker - Stunning work and absolutely nails the joy of the day. Love the Gangnam style dance pics…

Tom Schopper - I was just admiring this set and realized that the church looked
familiar! St. John’s in Bergenfield was not only my childhood parish
but was also where *I* got married… 25 years ago!! Great work here,
Ryan! ~

Georgio Alfeche Dano - Gorgeous! D & E