Circles within Circles

Melanie and David at the Dream Downtown.

Camera: Nikon D3s
Lens: 45mm f/2.8 PC-E

Barrosinc - Awesome buddy! I love the tiltshifted pics

Phil - This is pure genius. Love it!

Mike Swiegot - Nice! Love the creativity!

Fabrice Drevon - Photographe - Wow wow wow Ryan, this is seriously beautiful (and so clever with the PC-E!)!
Love it!

Tiara Mejos - love this!

Heidi Herlihy Alger - Simple yet not ordinary. A touch of extra elegance.

Oli - Knocked my face off. Perfect use of TS… damn.

Avianti Jewelry - Stunning! Very creative photo!

Craig Cacchioli - Love the TS usage for this great shot (the perfectionist in me would have to align the chandelier with the window!)

Amir - Nice lighting and great use of the T/S. Eye-catching.

Ivor Tetteh-Lartey - Fabulous composition, the light resembles a large diamond ring.

Adam Baruh - Awesome, and the tilt-shift is really great in this shot!

Lem Lynch - Great composition! Love how you have played around with focus/blur.

ashley ryen-meyer - Perfect! I love the way you connected the materials above and behind the couple. It really gave a great picture!

iNSIXIANGMY - This has to be my favorite photo of yours to date Ryan. You are so inspiring!

kristensue - I like the way you used that whole for this lovely couple. And the light above them, I agree with Ivor, it looks like a ring which happens to be an important element in a wedding. It’s a photo to keep.

ashleyryenmeyer - Really nice capture! The way you connect the materials were really admirable! It simply compliments the feeling of the couple. Great shot!

Trump SoHo wedding: Jody and Simon

Jody and Simon are that special sort of couple that can work together, play together, spend every waking moment together, and still laugh and love every moment. Honestly I can barely stand myself for that long, so it’s amazing to see that sort of bond in a couple. They wanted to put on a grand show to celebrate this union with their loved ones, and what better show than the 46th floor of the Trump SoHo, the best seat in the house for New York’s July 4th fireworks show?

I knew that Jody and Simon had a wicked sense of humor, but I hadn’t known how much it carried through to their families, with Simon’s daughters in particular keeping assistant Jake Whyman and I laughing throughout the day.

It was a beautiful, perfect day to spend with Jody and Simon, their friends and family, and 5.5 million home viewers.

Eduardo Suastegui - Terrific coverage, Ryan. What a fun wedding to photograph, and again, you captured it beautifully.

Emi@1314 - I remembered the two landscape photos. This is the 4th of July wedding with the lighting and firework! Awesome coverage.

Amir - Really like the whole set, specially the getting ready shots.

Neil Redfern - Superb work as always, so many amazing moments caught and those two landscapes – wow!!

Joe Dantone Photography - AWESOME! This couple looks like they are a blast! BTW, I really think you should find a way to team up with those storm chaser dudes in “tornado ally” and see what kind of awesome footage you get. These storm pictures are phenominal.

Dmitriy Frolov - This is stellar!

Kim - Guh! That bride could be dressed in rags and still be glowing by her smile alone. The First Look got me a little misty eyed, too.

Rita Mae Schoeppe Syfert - The shoe shot is surreal. Love it.

Megan DiPiero - Hilarious indeed! These people have got such spirit. I love how you showcased their personalities and the sense of fun!

Sarah Woodward - I reckon Ryan has an absolute blast at each and every wedding he shoots :)

Gaurang Joshi - Amazing work. Really hilarious Photos, Especially I loved the shoes Photo.

Steven Mackie - Unbelievable. Amazing IQ. Was that on your D3s?

Chris - These photos are fantastic! And such a happy looking couple!

School Ball Photographer - Truly inspiring. I hold you up to be a standard I wish to achieve one day. Keep up the amazing posts

Jim Unger - You can tell this was a BLAST!

Perfectly fun day!

Excellently captured Ryan!

Thanks for sharing!

Shannon WIMBERLY - WOW!!! love it Ryan…. amazing work….

Brenizer Method Contest Results: THE WINNERS!

Drum roll please…

(Honorable mentions are here and here)

It’s been a long road putting together the first contest on this blog. First, securing the generous support of B&H Photo and Video, and then putting together a team of judges and procedures that would make the contest as fair as possible and the final set as artistically excellent as possible. I put together two judges — myself and Sam Hurd — who were very experienced in creating Brenizer method photos, and paired us with two judging teams — Nordica Photography and Feather and Stone photography — who do not regularly do these, but create fantastic portraiture and documentary work in their own genres. With very different styles and aesthetic circles, it made for a lot of healthy debate in the judging process. Interestingly, not one photo of the hundreds received an initial “YES” vote from all four judges … well, sort of.

You see, as a publisher I know that it is important not just to avoid impropriety, but also the appearance of impropriety. Since the only major place this contest was announced was on this blog and associated pages, it’s no surprise that I knew a large percentage of the people who entered, either from attending my workshops, commenting on my blog, or other work connections. To avoid bias, I fed all the e-mails into a program that scraped the photos without associating them to the sender, and have only connected them as I prepared these blog posts. But still, there were some where I felt too closely connected to the photos, and where I knew who had taken them anyway, and I recused myself from the voting. This actually penalized the photos, since the first round of judging was based only on how many judges had voted for them.

Why am I saying all this? Because two of these photos were so fantastic they won anyway. It was a weird situation where I felt I had to argue against photos I loved and the other judges said “Are you crazy? These are the winners.” And so here they are…

Third place

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By: Adam Baruh
Info: 62 images with a Nikon D3s and 85mm f/1.4

Comments: Since the Brenizer method is technically challenging to pull off, we got a lot of photos with great depth-of-field but bad poses. The poses and expressions are great here, and the framing is perfect. It is not easy at all to create an interesting compositional framing when you have to completely pre-visualize the photo, and the use of the foreground plants is just perfect. Great job Adam.

Second place

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By: Nessa K
Info: 17 photos with a Canon 5D Mark III and 85mm f/1.2

Comments: This both shows off the depth-of-field power of the method but maintains a sense of subtlety. The colors, processing, depth-of-field transitions, and sense of mystery are just perfect. This would have been a unanimous YES if I had allowed myself to vote on it. Worse still for the ego, this was Nessa’s first attempt.

First place

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By: Sara K Byrne
Info: 29-image pano with a Canon 5D Mark III and 85mm f/1.2

Comments: In the end, what I wanted from this contest — why I chose two judges who barely had ever tried the Brenizer method — is that in the end it’s not about depth-of-field, but doing whatever it takes to make great photos. All I’m saying is “here’s a way to have a 35mm f/0.4 lens, now what will you do with it?” And Sara has done great work here. Masculine, feminine, soft and hard. The depth-of-field contributes one part of a great photo. Also, on the technical side, long thin trees are difficult to shoot without stitching errors, and this looks great.

Congratulations again to everyone who entered! I hope this gives all my readers new ideas and inspiration about how to use the method in your own work — I know it’s inspired me.

Elissa - Amazing! These three are definitely winning photos. Beautiful!

benj haisch - so Sara’s photo won and a photo OF Sara came in second? awesome.

Stefan Hellberg | Wedding Photographer Switzerland - wow, how inspiring. I’ll join the next one for sure!

Paul Krol - and i’m also glad the BM stays the BM method!

Paul Krol - Awesome contest Ryan, and kudos for the judging contest fairness you showed in a slightly difficult situation with possible ‘conflict of interest’. Those photos are phenomenal and very well executed. And yeah, totally waiting to see what Nessa has up her sleeve or else she’s be the 1-shot-RB-wonder? Lol :-P

Jon-Mark Wiltshire - Ryan Brenizer Do you ever get the “little people” effect from your B-method shots? Sometimes my subjects turn out looking like midgets…

Duk Maniquis - Great images! And you’re right Ryan, it’s hard to shoot with a lot of vertical lines with this method. I know, I’ve failed the first time I’ve tried. Congratulations to all the entries and for a successful contest. Hopefully this is not the last time.

Dmitriy Frolov - Epic

rich - wow – all three of these are so nice… must have been so hard to judge!

Glenn Orion - Excellent photos! Congrats to the winners :)

Vanessa Rees - Yay Nessa Kessinger!

Vincent Angillis - Nice & smart!

R. J. Kern - Reading this post makes my night. So geeky, I’ll admit. But I can sense the fun, technicals, an die-hard passion needed to create visual art threaded together by tools, techniques, and your namesake! Cheers!

Brenizer Method Contest Results: Honorable Mentions, Part 2

Here we go! Part 2 (of 2) of the Brenizer method contest honorable mentions — drum roll for the winners tomorrow! (Part 1 here)

Thank you so much to the entrants! There were a number here where I didn’t see a Web site link in the e-mail; please drop me a note so I can add them!

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Photo by: Kelcey Olson
Info: 56-image pano with a Canon 5D and 50mm/1.4

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Photo by: Dennis Baburov
Info: 19-image pano with a Canon 5DII and 50mm/1.4

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Photo by: Owen Cherry
Info: 38-image pano with a Nikon D3s and 85mm f/1.4D

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Photo by: Annie Hall
Info: Nine-image pano with a Nikon D700 and 50mm f/1.4G

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By: Joshua Ayres
Info: 69-image pano with a Canon 5DII and a 70-200 f/2.8L

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Photo by: Ahmed Behiry
Info: 29-image pano with a Nikon D7000 and 85mm f/1.4

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Photo by: Andrew Ramsey
Info: 9-image pano with a Canon 40D and 50mm/1.4

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Photo by: Borys Las-Opolski
Info: 36-image pano with a Canon 5DII and Sigma 85 f/1.4“>Sigma 85mm f/1.4

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Photo by: Sara K Byrne
Info: 44-image pano with a Canon 5D Mark III and 85mm f/1.2

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Info: 35-image pano with a Canon 7D and 70-200

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Info: 20-image pano with an Olympus E-3 and Samyang 85mm f/1.4

Ursha - Sooooo happy to see my bokeh panorama here :) Thank you!

Chris Gampat - There’s some awesome work here. A lot of it is very inspiring.

Kelcey Olson - Oh my goodness, what a HUGE honor! Thank you so much for featuring my photo with all the beautiful work by the other contestants. Can’t wait to see the winners!

Annie Hall - Annie Hall –

Thank you! :)

Lukas Gisbert-Mora - Some amazing work, too bad I didn’t get through but looking at these ones, I don’t mind. Each one has been so well sought and executed. This method really open new doors to use our imagination. That horse photo must have been very difficult to get, keeping the horse still for that long. Amazing result!

Ray Morrison - Awesome shots!

Duk Maniquis - Imagine what would be the images of the winners, can’t wait for tomorrow!

Borys Las-Opolski - @Lukas Gisbert-Mora

Yeah, horses are really but I had very much luck: The horse was attracted by something interesting for around 30 seconds. This was my chance and enough time to do 36 shots of the scene.

Biggest problem here was the close distance to the horse (behind me was the fence), otherwise I would step back enough to cover the image with 12-16 shots…

Ahmed Mohammed Magdi - أحمد بحيري Congratulation what a wonderful picture inspiring reflecting our beautiful islamic culture.

Andrew Ramsey - Whoa, awesome! Here’s my website link. Thanks so much!!

Mahmoud Faysal - أحمد بحيري
that show many parts of islamic culture.
but I think they added your photo before that idiot images for a reason :( انها فعلة الماسون الاعظم :)
بالتوفيق يابحيري

Owen Cherry - Hi Ryan,
Thanks again to you and the other judges for including me in this fantastic set of images!
Just a couple corrections… the camera was a D300s, not D3s… and a link to my photos is

Tim - The horse portrait is superb! Incredible light, amazing and challenging subject, outstanding composition, and beautiful bokeh!

No offense to the other images here (there are some other really great ones!), but in my book Borys wins best in show.

Cheryl Cedillo - The one with the horse is absolutely stunning- it has such a dreamy, nostalgic quality.

Brenizer Method Contest Results: Honorable Mentions, Part 1

Whew! After several rounds of judging between myself, Nordica Photography, Feather and Stone Photography, and Sam Hurd*, we have winners chosen for the contest!

First, I want to show you some of the honorable mentions. The impetus for this contest was to show that, once you get the mechanics of the Brenizer method down (instructional video here), the important thing is to go out and take some good pictures that show your unique vision. It’s not easy, but it’s been great to see what others have done with it, so I wanted to highlight that work here.

So, before we announce our winners, we’ve come up with 20 Honorable Mentions, great photos showing off different approaches, that I hope will give you some ideas about how to apply this to your own work. Here are the first 10, with more to come. Thank you so much to everyone who entered — this will not be the last contest!

Most of all, thanks again to B&H for sponsoring.

*Sam was nice enough to help judge instead of enter even though, let’s face it, a Brenizer Method portrait of George Clooney is sort of a ringer.

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By: Kacy Jahanbini
Shot info: Six-image pano shot on a Nikon D300 with a Sigma 85 f/1.4

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By: Alex Bee
Shot Info: Nine-image pano, shot on a Canon 5DII with 135mm f/2L

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By: David Childers
Shot info: 16-image pano, shot with a 50mm f/1.8 on a Canon 5D

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By: Crowley Photography
Shot info: 55-image pano, shot with a 50mm f/1.4 (at f/1.8) on a Canon 5D

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By: Michael Jurick
Shot info: 74-image pano, shot with a 85mm f/1.8 on a Canon 5D Mark III

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By: Ryan Kwong
Shot info: 28 images, shot with a 85mm f/1.8G on a Nikon D7000

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By: The Markows
Shot info: 24 images, shot with a 135mm f/2 on a Canon 5D Mark II

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By: Ryan Kim
Shot info: 20 shots with an 85mm f/1.2 on a Canon 5D Mark II

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By: Ryan Kim
Shot info: 36 shots with a 70-200 2.8L IS II on a Canon 5D Mark II

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By: Kacy Jahanbini
Shot info: 13-image pano shot on a Nikon D300 with Sigma 85 f/1.4

Joe Marshall - These are Fantastic examples of this effect! I have yet to experiment with it, but I think I’m inspired now!
Joe Marshall
Marshall Photography
Wichita KS

Brent Chpaman - Those are awesome. I tried one at my last wedding but it didn’t turn out quite right. I may try a few of these this weekend.

Richa Kashelkar - Gasp! The last one is SCREAMING to be framed in the couple’s living room!

Jose Rosado-Photographer - Love the first one, dude looks like a young Willem Dafoe; such character!

MuTafotografia - the one before last picture looks great.

Aaron DuRall - These are so awesome! Ryan Kim’s second one is mind blowing. The top image is also gorgeous and landing it with the dog in there SOLD me! I want to say, however, that ALL of them rule! Hats off to everyone! Can’t wait to see the second round along with the winners. Keeping my fingers crossed! :)

Air Butchie - These are all amazing… Love Ryan Kim’s reflection off the water… Well done ya’ll…

Christine Deaton Moody - In love with that first one!

Paula O'Hara - Fantastic portrait of Oliver Jeffers!

pixelmixture - the second one from ryan kim is really really great ….

Kim - If these are the honorable mentions, then I have to say I’m glad I forgot to enter because there’s no way I would’ve stood a chance against these entries, let alone whoever the winners are!

Craig Cacchioli - All great shots but Ryan Kim’s shot steals it if there was to be a winner in this round. He just has some of that special sauce that makes a Brenizer method photo “work”

Gold Hat Photography - It must be an amazing feeling when you pioneer a technique loved (and imitated) by so many! Looks like you’ve got some good competition on your hands here Ryan ;-)

Glenn Orion - Wow. My heart was pounding as I scrolled through the shots. And then I read the text. Phew! Don’t know if that’s a good or bad thing, but I can’t wait to see the rest of the entries!

Princeton University Wedding: Heather and AJ

Raised first like Huckleberry Finn in the middle of nowhere, and then in tiny upstate hamlets, I fell in love with New York City as soon as I could get there, and have never felt even a twinge of regret about my NYC alma maters of Fordham and Columbia … except sometimes when I stroll the more audaciously beautiful parts of Princeton’s campus. Heather and I geekily bonded from the start, when she mentioned she was a classics major and I started reciting the opening of the Iliad from memory. (It gets geekier — I may have let out an audible sigh of jealousy when her bridesmaids started talking about bonding during classes taught by Elaine Pagels).

If two people can have a laugh over jokes that use Agamemnon as a punchline, it’s no surprise that John and I had a fantastic time at this wedding. Their ceremony was in the opulent Princeton Chapel with an intimate reception at the Prospect House, with a jazzy band and and endless stream of great food. Like every other wedding you’ll see here for the next few weeks, it was blisteringly hot, but it didn’t slow them down — she even took all of the bridesmaids out for crack of dawn yoga that morning.

I was happy to have John Edgar along as a second-shooter again — it’s always easier to get a laugh out of a couple when you can poke fun at the Canadian. Also thanks to Rafael Javier for a great job assisting and running the photo booth, including an epic amount of driving.

Scott Wyden Kivowitz - Nice job as usual Ryan, these came out amazing. Oddly enough I just posted a photo the other day that was in front of the chapel.

Denis Adonis - Two photos blew me head. The photo of the chandelier and the picture of the forest.
A hug bih Ryan :)

Amir - Really like the one with T/S in the church. great set!

Bazo - Amazing job Ryan!!!

Lukas Gisbert-Mora - magical!

Kristopher Gerner - The bubble gun, yes!

Denis Adonis - Ryan Brenizer es uno de mis fotógrafos FAVORITOS. Tiene una capacidad enorme para hacer imágenes ASOMBROSAS en situaciones cotidianas.
Ojala te guste su trabajo de MATRIMONIOS, a mi me impresiona. Si te gusta, compartelo, o presiona el botón que facebook nos regaló “ME GUSTA”.
Un abrazo enorme desde Valparadise y gracias por tu tiempo :)

Geoff Kirby - Lov your work Ryan.

Santiago - I can’t seem to have enough of those backlit shots of the bride getting a dose of hairspray. Your vision is truly unique.

Craig Cacchioli - Ha, love the guy in the blue check shirt at the… one minute he appears to be in a tender embrace and then his face is all screwed up and his expression is saying “when will this end?” Funny… lots of other great shots in here besides though, fab work

Anna Nguyen - that flower girl reminds me of me when I was forced to be in a dress and made to “sit pretty”, now I love dresses lol.

Saminda Weerarathna - Amazing…….WoW. WoW………..WooooooW….

Martin Hambleton - Just love the group shot on the steps. Great to see a non-symmetrical composition that works!

Casi Lark - Stunning work!

Chilling in a Hot Chapel

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The Princeton University chapel is unbelievably gorgeous. Also un-air-conditioned.

Camera: Nikon D3s
Lens: Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR II
Place: Princeton University Chapel

Johanna - Oh, to be young again… :) Awesome shot!

Ian Abdilla - is this a brenizer method as well? as I am seeing a tag “Untitled_panorama1.jpg”.

Amir - Great candid capture! The b&w really suits this one.

Jason - Excellent work as always Ryan! Do you prefer the D3s over the newer D4? If so, why?

Review: Olympus OM-D E-M5

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E-M5 with Olympus 12mm f/2

120813 124559 25mm f1 4This year, with the help of some sponsorships — B&H Photo in particular — I’ve had the opportunity to test pretty much every hot camera that’s come down the pike. I’ve been amazed by all the new technology this year coming out to serve professional and advanced photographers. So which of these cameras did I decide to keep for myself (and thus pay for) at the end of the review period?


Every camera had new advantages, but also trade-offs that made me happy sticking with my trusty D3s and X100 for a while. Go with what works, and nothing seemed to out-and-out transform my photographing experience in a way that made it worth the hassles of change.

Until now. Not to give away the ending of this review, but I’ve already bought the E-M5 for myself, along with the Olympus 12mm f/2 and Panasonic/Leica 25mm f/1.4. I also tested the Voigtlander 25mm f/0.95, which was a delight in its own way but which I did not keep. Why, out of all these fantastic cameras, did I make these choices?

First, let’s understand some context

The search for the perfect little camera, and the Micro 4/3rds universe

For a long time, I’ve been faced with a dilemma — I am a photographer who walks around without a camera. I have this amazing camera system that I love, but it’s way too big and cumbersome to take everywhere, and when you do, you’re always “that guy” with the giant DSLR — it feels more like you’re a photojournalist covering your own life than a person actually living it. Yes, I’ve got my iPhone, and yes, you can take compelling photos with that, but I want more versatility, a LOT more control … and, of course, I want RAW. And I wanted as big a sensor as possible in as small and unassuming a package as I can get.

Lots of great things are happening on that front. The RX100 is truly pocketable and has great image quality from its one-inch sensor. Sony’s NEX-5n looks like a point-and-shoot, but it has the same sensor size as the old big, honking D2x (and MUCH less noise.) But I was also looking for a versatile system, and that means high-quality lenses. This has been the Achilles heel of the NEX system so far, which is mostly variable aperture zooms. Meanwhile the micro 4/3rds system, led by Olympus and the Panasonic-Leica team is pumping out these beautiful little gems of fast, light lenses left and right. But none of their cameras seemed too tempting to me, largely because of the relatively high levels of noise of their sensors.

Enter the E-M5. I’ve been using it for the past few weeks in a mix of my personal life — hanging out with friends and family as I travel between jobs — and on wedding days and portrait shoots when appropriate. And even in casual snapshots it impresses me. Take this photo (with the 25mm f/1.4)…

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Not too bad … a little noisy but pretty clear, especially since it was taken in very warm light. Whaddaya think it was shot at? ISO 800 maybe? No. ISO 8000.

While this is a particularly good example, it’s clear that this sensor is a game-changer for micro 4/3ds the same way that the Nikon D3 solved Nikon’s noise problem back in 2007. Even if it was in a mediocre camera these results would be turning heads.

Luckily, the E-M5 is far from a mediocre camera. After all, the Fuji X1 Pro also has extremely good high-ISO quality and a really nice and growing lens line-up — but it’s also a bit quirky, especially in the autofocus department. The photo above was taken at EV 0.6, well below candlelight, and the AF system had no problem at all. For snapshots like this, with the increased depth-of-field of the smaller sensor, even face-detect autofocus works surprisingly well even at f/1.4. Continuous tracking isn’t nearly as good as on a phase-detect autofocus DSLR system, but otherwise this is a camera that works with you to take in-focus photos at a moment’s notice, not against you. Combine that with a body that’s smaller than it looks in photos and a very quiet shutter, and you have a camera that’s a dream for catching moments without calling attention to yourself:

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The AF is so good that I decided to send the 25mm f/0.95 back and get the 25mm f/1.4. For a camera I use mostly casually, I’d rather have the speed of photo acquisition over the stop of light.

Other things I love:

A great EVF: I am a huge fan of EVFs (electronic viewfinders). I keep my X100 in EVF mode about 98 percent of the time, and cannot wait for professional DSLRs that have a similar EVF option. Once the refresh rate is negligible it solves one of the biggest technical problems in photography — as cameras get better and better, the lagging factor is the human eye. The E-M5 can see in the dark better than I can, especially with the 25mm f/0.95 mounted. When I dial in the white balance, I can walk around the darkest of wedding receptions and through the EVF it looks like daylight. I can see the nuances of expressions better than I can just walking around. The EVF introduces a tiny bit of extra delay, just enough that it takes getting used to but not so much that you can’t get used to it.

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An EVF also allows you to see the effects of shooting at exposure settings that differ from the normal ambient reading. You can actually see a silhouette or high-key effect before you shoot it, and the position of the exposure compensation dial makes this extremely easy to do in aperture mode, making sure you have the exact exposure you want before taking the shot.

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As a not inconsiderable bonus to people like me who’d like to do this for decades to come, it also means you can shoot backlit into the sun — silhouette or not — without burning holes in your retinas.

•The unobtrusiveness: When I started mixing it in for part of the wedding day, I thought I would attract more attention than normal simply for the “Uh … why is your photographer using such a tiny camera?” factor. But given its unassuming profile and a shutter than is almost inaudible in a room with normal conversation in the background, I noticed people immediately paying less attention to me. As a photojournalist, this is invaluable, allowing me to get real emotions and unforced moments even from very close to my subject:



•Great colors: This is actually a great JPG camera. For almost all of these shots, using the RAW was more a matter of general principle than something I felt the files desperately needed. Throw in an Eye-Fi card, and you have a camera that can output very good photos straight to the Web. There are also lots of “art filters,” but those aren’t really my scene, man.

•Perhaps the best in-camera image stabilization of any camera, anywhere. I’m so used to not having this (and shooting moving people) that I haven’t used it much, but expect me to talk about it more as I review m4/3ds telephoto lenses.

The back screen pops out for off-angle review, but still feels sturdy. So sturdy that I didn’t even realize it popped out until I read the manual. Good when you need it, and not flimsy the rest of the time.

Anything I didn’t like?

The RAW isn’t raw: Like a number of recent RAW-using point-and-shoots, Adobe seems to have partnered with the camera-maker to automatically hide some of the worse defects of the lenses. I really like the sharp, speedy, and light 12mm, but it definitely has barrel distortion, and Lightroom corrects this without even letting you know it did. Here’s the same file processed by Lightroom on the left and Capture One (which shows the original distortion) on the right. This is a worst-case scenario for barrel distortion, but for other scenes I’d like to be able to choose how much I want to correct:


•The menus are a bit wonky: There is a very handy Info menu overlay that allows you to quickly change common settings, but the way you interact with it isn’t completely user-friendly — including having to press different buttons to do the same thing depending on which camera mode you’re in when you call up the menu. I’ve definitely spent more time accidentally turning the interface on and off than skillfully navigating it, and camera menus are basically my first language. More casual users may be stymied for a good while before they get used to it.

•Battery life is OK, but way less than my other DSLRs. This is a case of me being spoiled by big honking batteries. But especially if you like to use the Live View, stock up on extras.

•A built-in flash would have been nice: I never use it for professional stuff, but this is also a very handy personal camera in between serious work. Sure I can mount an SB-900 on it and shoot manually, but that kind of defeats the whole portability thing.

These are fairly niggling details, though, and I know I’m going to continue to love this bad boy. Expect more micro-4/3rds lens reviews to come!

Some more photos with the E-M5:


Buy it here!

Max - I inherited my dads OM2, if the lenses would have worked and the VF been the same size I would have got one…

I might get a smaller camera soon, looking into the EOS M because of the EF lenses I own.

Cool review, very detailed! Thanks

Olivier Hericord - enormous depth of field not an issue for you?

yooshik - Love the camera for all the same things you’ve wrote in the review. How did you get such a clean shot at ISO 8000?

Nicholas Gonzalez - I’ve always shared the similar problem of wanting to carry a little camera with a larger sensor and better quality than a phone, without feeling like I’ve compromised too much. Although I’m waiting to see what the canon eos M can do, I have my eye on this olympus. Awesome review.

Peter - Hi Ryan,

Nice review, great work! A question though:

I am debating between two camera’s, next to my ‘wedding-gear’. What would you say: Fuji X100 or this Olympus?

Kind regards,


Joshua Mitchell - Does the 25mm Panasonic lens have AF capabilities with the Olympus body? This whole thing looks really appealing to me, I’m not 100% sold on my Fuji X100 but the XPro1 doesn’t seem quite there yet either. I want something small with a 50mm focal equivalent.

Sean Molin - Using the X100 for the past week has really gotten me onboard with EVFs for all the reasons you mentioned. I’d just resigned to holding off until the X Pro2 before jumping into a compact system, especially since the lens line up looks like it’s going to get pretty tasty in 2013… but m4/3 is so mature already, I’m tempted.

David Lee Tong - An awesome review of the OM-D Ryan… Great photos as well.

I’m still on the fence as to which <25mm lens to get, I think you made my list much shorter with this review.

Ryan Brenizer - LR4’s great noise handling definitely helped. I wouldn’t expect every 8000 shot to be this good, but it still amazed me.

Paul Krol - Love reading your camera reviews. In this one I just wish you explained a bit better what an EVF is.. before launching into that discussion.

Peter van der Ham - Nice review, great work! A question though:

I am debating between two camera’s, next to my ‘wedding-gear’. What would you say: Fuji X100 or this Olympus?

Kind regards,


Joe Grimshaw - Great review, Ryan. I’ve had mine for over a month now, and was going with the same approach to weddings. Best money I’ve invested in awhile. I also picked up the Voightlander 17.5mm, but I’m going to get the Panasonic 25/1.4 in the next week. I see what you mean about having the AF. The 17.5mm is great for details and slow work, but after shooting it an event last night, I need the AF… badly

Joey Miller - Great review! I’m a photo technician at, and even with an entire warehouse of the latest and greatest at my disposal, this is the camera I take home pretty much every weekend. Couple of comments, though. I love the 25 1.4, but in keeping with the spirit of the small size, I much prefer the Panasonic 20mm f/1.7. It’s slightly wider (and this is personal preference, but slightly wider than normal is my ideal focal length on pretty much all my cameras. My Mamiya Universal is probably to blame for this), and it’s much more compact than the 25. Is there a compelling reason you chose the 25 over the 20? If you haven’t yet, get your hands on the Oly 75 1.8. It is AMAZING. You mention no built in flash. Did yours not come with the FL-LM2 flash? It’s basically a detachable pop-up flash. I find it comes in really handy for party pictures and the like. Not very powerful, but does the trick at portrait distances. As for battery life, I agree. This thing sucks batteries. I take the optional battery grip with the cam every time. I don’t always use the battery compartment (usually I just take it to have an extra battery), but adding the detachable grip really makes the camera feel more secure in my hands.

My one complaint with the camera is the way the continuous focus mode works, or rather, how it doesn’t really work in any way that’s very usable. The new Panasonic G5 does AF-C right, so I know it’s possible. Maybe a firmware update, or the next generation will fix this. Either way, when AF-C works, this camera will be very hard to beat. Can’t wait to put it head to head with the Canon EOS-M next month.

Raj Sarma - Ryan, what’s your secret sauce for such great colours?

rashard - I love this little camera. great review, size does matter. DSLRs have their place but so do these little guys. Nice work and review with this camera! I think my DSLR may have been replaced!

Anton hartono - Hi Ryan,
Have you tried any famous Brenizer method with this oly e-m5?
If you do, what do you think of it?
What about 75mm f/1.8; any review and sample soon?

Libby Hsiao - Hi Ryan,

Thanks for the review. I’ve been eyeing this as a walk around and hiking solution as I don’t particularly want extra weight on extended days backpacking in the field. While I’m slowly appreciating EVFs the latest OLED Sony implementation on the a77 really blew me away with how good it was. I don’t suppose you’ll be reviewing the a99 in the future? I love the idea of it, of a small, fast and lighweight FF but you can’t defy the laws of physics and the translucent mirror does cost about 2 stops in noise performance. In any case, it would be awesome to see you put it through its paces.

Mike Aubrey - Technically the RAW is untouched, the lens correction data is written in alongside the RAW data rather than in the RAW data. No RAW data is disturbed, missing, or damaged. Practically speaking, it’s no different that simply using lens profiles in Adobe.

David - Great review and fantastic pictures. I don’t think I’ll be switching to an OM-D over my full frame SLRs for wedding photography anytime soon though, although it is still a fantastic little camera.

Martin - I’m fairly sure you can set up a Lightroom import preset to disable lens correction, if you want.

Richard Matthew Villareal - Have you done bokeh panorama using the OMD?

Jr Miller - Have you tried the new E-M1 yet?

Ryan Brenizer - Yup, I have one for review right now!

The Garrison wedding: Uvinie and Gniewko

Even after more than 250 weddings, I’ve had surprisingly few repeats of couples’ name combinations … but I could probably do a million more without getting another Uvinie and Gniewko.

Their day itself was just as unique, blending together Sri Lankan, Polish, and modern American traditions surprisingly seamlessly. Gniewko himself drew all the table numbers with intricate designs, he followed the Buddhist drummers perfectly, and Uvinie was perfectly willing to play the Polish game of “vodka or water?” (The glasses are switched randomly, and the one who gets the vodka supposedly has the upper hand in the relationship. Or at least looser dance moves at the reception.)

Every time I shoot along the Hudson it seems like the weather does crazy things — wind or cold or searing heat. We started with a taste of Sri Lanka with the blistering weather, but as it cooled it changed into a sunset so dramatic that the entire reception stopped to gawk at it. I had to tone down most of the images of it, because out-of-camera the colors looked too brilliant to be believable. If anyone out there is planning a wedding at Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, I think I’m properly trained for it now.

Thanks to Jashim Jalal, who did a fantastic job helping me out.

Amir - Looks fantastic. Great coverage.

/mariahedengren - Wow! What details, what colors! Love the photo of the couple bowing. Awesomely done!!!

Walter Burks - VERY beautiful wedding! I love the photos with the red sky, amazing work!

Jayson Merryfield - Beautiful, vibrante, ELECTRIC images, and just so much of the couples personality is coming through these pictures. Thanks for sharing!

Sean Molin - DAT SKY.

Veronica Varos - Amazing, amazing. And that bride is stunning!

Robert Kilmer - I didn’t think it was possible, but there is no denying… you are actually getting better. As in… better than superlative.

Denis Adonis - I just can say WOW!!!! So beautiful photos, so vivid colors!, You are such a good photographer!!! A big hug from Valparaíso :)

Saul Valdez - Wonderful work.

Caryn - Seriously?! Your work just isn’t fair! SO amazing! That sky is stunning & I love the recessional shot!

Blake Burton - I love the one of them bowing at the ceremony. The little part of her face you see is great. wonderfully done!

Jennifer - Fantastic, Ryan! Wow — how ’bout that super red sky? She is stunning, he is dashing, but my fave people might be the two festively dressed dudes leading the processional.

Kat Braman - so many awesome moments but the two that really grabbed me are the shot of her walking down the stairs and the baby with the stroller in the background.

Kevin Lane - That last shot is just awesome. If it is possible I am going to attempt it tomorrow at an evening wedding.

rich - wow – so friggin nice!

nick - amazing as always. seriously, so good. I’m in love with the huge pano with the couple and the tree. awesome.

coler - The diversity of your skills is inspiring.

nate - oh my word, looks like a blast. gorgeous works as always.

Neil Redfern - You never fail to amaze with your images. It’s so nice to see such colourful, vibrant and creative images. Brilliant!

Phillip Gao - Ryan, hi from Melbourne, Australia! I’m a wedding photographer here and your photos are my inspiration. You manage to capture special moments that are fleeting. Let me know if you’re ever down here – I’ll gladly shout you a beer!

Bridget Francis - Wow! So many favourite shots – so inspiring, thank you!

Eric - Great pictures! Just curious, are you doing anything different with post processing? Your pictures are always excellent, but for some reason these seem to have a tad bit more dynamic range, detail or punch…?

Sorry to ask… Any D800 or D4 shots?

Ryan Brenizer - Thanks Eric! I’m always evolving slowly, trying new things around the edges while trying to keep continuity. These were all D3s.

Casi Lark - Every single shot is just dreamy!

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Coming soon: Uvinie and Gniewko

If I had a nickel for every Sri Lankan/Polish union I’ve seen… I’d have a nickel.

Since people have asked, we are on the final round of Brenizer Method contest judging … but that requires three extremely busy photographer teams in very different time zones to be available at the same time as we hash it out. We’re working on it, and can’t wait to show the results.

Camera: Nikon D3s
Lens: 70-image “Brenizer method” panorama with the Nikon 85mm f/1.4G (equivalent of 25mm f/0.4 according to Brett’s calculator)

Tom DeBruyn - This is so awesome. Every time I try a Brenizer Method portrait photo shot distorts and misaligns the photos. I shoot using an 85mm lens, use the automatic photo merge. Typically it’s small branches and long grass/shurbbery that does not come together properly. Do you ever need to blur pixels to hide this type of error in post?

Kandid Weddings - Wow 70 images? That takes real dedication. Like the end result.

Boston Public Library Wedding: Erika and Chip Tear Up the Place

You may remember Erika and Chip from their first wedding, marred by Hurricane Irene.

Well, they gave it another go at the Boston Public Library, and it was fantastic.

No Photoshop compositing here. Normally I would enjoy any debates on this, but my mother is a super-powered librarian, so I’ll note that I visualized this shot the second I walked into the reading room, and had my second Jason Kan go to Barnes and Nobles and buy some books we could use for this.

Lens: Nikon 28mm f/1.8G
Camera: Nikon D3s

Craig Cacchioli - Glad you added a note about buying some books… I feared for the life of those library books!!! Love the shot… VERY reminiscent of the photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt in Times Square in 1945 of a nurse being kissed by a sailor… you know the one, yeah you do :)

Martin Hambleton - Wow, what a different take on the confetti shot!

Dennis Pike - This may be my favorite wedding photo ever.

Jeanette - Amazing vision and execution!

Rhys - This is just plain terrific.

Johanna - You are a GENIUS! Love this sooo much!

Trond-Daniel Kastnes Kvalvik - So cool! How was the lighting setup? Continuous light?
Is the D3s still you main camera? No D4?

Nessa Kessinger - You’re amazing.

Tom Bass - Cheryl, the black areas around the paper on the top half of the frame act as visual lines that help lead the eye to the couple. You see those same lines spelled out clearly on the floor, but you have to “fill in the blanks” so to speak on the top half. The top half also introduces the element of chaos which contrasts with the couple cemented to the ground, oblivious to it because they’re in love. If there were less negative space around the paper, the paper would become more of a backdrop than anything, and would lose most of this meaning.

caroline - daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaang Ryan!!!!

Sara Kelly Johns - Thanks for using books purchased for the shot…I would be cringing if there was any doubt, of course…but you knew that. GREAT shot! You have such creativity and they went right along with it…

Colin Povey - Great shot. Did you throw the papers in? Are they suspended on wires? Did you do this with Photoshop and a black or green screen? Inquiring minds want to know!

Heidi Herlihy Alger - Will we get to see more? I absolutely loved the hurricane photos.

Lauren Kinde - That’s how a dip should be done! Love it!

Joe B - This is why we need books instead of Nooks and Kindles – For shots like that. Absolutely amazing. I would tell people that all the torn up papers were Hurricane Irene clippings! Ha!

Tim Kamppinen - You are the f***ing man. Incredible shot.

Max - Awesome buddy! super creative

Colin Povey - Were the pages just thrown into the air, or were they on strings or something to suspend them? If thrown, how did you keep the area in front of the B&G clear-was it just luck? How many takes, about? Single SB-900? It appears the main light was backlighting them, did you use a reflector for fill? Very well done, BTW.

Kandid Weddings - Fantastic idea and great execution. well done!

V Tran - Amazing shot and very creative use of the space!

Jason - Holy. Moly.

Angie - Really awesome shot!!

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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Wedding, Kansas City: Asma and Mohsin

As a New Yorker, if I had to picture a Kansas City wedding, I’d likely list through “barbecue catering” and “blues band” long before hitting “Pakistani Muslim.” But one of the best things about this job are the constant surprises, and also working with clients as gracious and accommodating as Asma and Mohsin, and their families. It’s one thing to make sure your wedding photographer gets fed, and quite another to demand they get an amazing home-cooked meal before taking a photo. Despite the bistering heat of a Kansas City summer, it was a total pleasure.

The wedding was a two-day affair, with the mendhi at a conference center and the wedding reception at the gorgeous Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. In between were a thousand great moments between Asma and Mohsin’s loved ones, the increasingly groan-worthy jokes of Asma’s brother as emcee, and enough comments about Mohsin’s fanaticism for typography that I wish I could give them their own special font for this post.

Yannick Charifou - Waw !! Really beautiful work !!

amir - We love ethnic weddings and this one is so colorful. Fantastic coverage.

Bryce W. - Amazing as always. Only you could think to take a portrait in a parking garage and make it look spectacular! Strong work, sir.

Aaron Nystrom - That sure looks like a fun event! Great work as always.

ayesha - i’m sure you’ve shot a pakistani muslim wedding before but this is the first i’ve seen. and now i feel all inadequate. LOVE IT!! fantastic moments as always, and the wide venue shots and portraits are showstopping… as always!!!

Craig Cacchioli - Love the henna tattoos. Another inspiring work.

Lukas Gisbert-Mora - exceptional Ryan!

Syed Murtuza Hashmi - Fantastic! :) I always wanted to see how you would shoot a Muslim Wedding :)

Faria Reza - I will not get married if this guy is not the photographer….[-(.

Fred Emery - So greattttt :-)

Wahid Mohiuddin - Gorgeous Coverage Ryan, truly exceptional!

Salahuddin Khan - never thought of getting that much creative shoot for muslims traditional wedding – perfect – the best one is from a wide angle view from top of a gallery looking down at the dinner.

Joel C Adelaide - Consistently awesome photography, love this wedding coverage. The mix of photos and PP is outstanding, well done Ryan :D

biswajit kumar - Love this …. u really capture the true essence of any wedding ceremony…inspirational

Dennis Pike - Bride- “you want to take me WHERE for a bridal portrait?!”
Ryan – “A Parking garage. trust me, it’ll be awesome.”

Ryan, FTW

Martin Hambleton - Well, I expected a riot of colour and energy …… and I wasn’t disappointed! Brilliant.

Bemby Andiyanto - Wow! Awesome work mate. You’re always number one of My favourite wedding photographer. Stunning and great stuff…

Long Island Aquarium Wedding: Andrea and Richard

This was not your normal wedding. First of all, unless you’re my Mom, Andrea has probably been following my work longer than you have. She first asked me to photograph this wedding years ago. And this was an official, “Are you free that weekend?” booking, not the fairly-common compliment of “I want you to photograph my wedding someday … now I just have to meet someone I like!”

So yes, it’s a compliment that after years of searching and planning, they never changed their mind about me having to document the day. But there’s also something unique about them simply knowing, years before they wanted to get married, that they would be together forever and this was the sort of way they would celebrate it.

Rogue fish, glasses flourished before a first kiss … even a lengthy PowerPoint presentation, it was geeky and fun and uniquely them throughout. Most impressive to me? Those flowers below … they’re not flowers. They’re incredibly delicate ceramic clay, both the bouquet and the boutonniere. Beautiful.

Thanks again to Valerie Sebestyen for helping me on this day in her extremely productive stint as an intern.

Martin Hambleton - Even for your extensive portfolio, dancing under a Great White shark must be a first? As usual, a riot of colour, moments, expressions and emotion, all beautifully captured.

Kahuku Photography - Beautiful wedding photos! Looks like fun was had by all.

John Barwood - This is amazing, the imagery is great as is the story! I wouldn’t expect anything else.

Jakob - Stellar work as always, buddy.

Kim - There’s such a genuine warmth to this couple that I love. It really hit me with the photo of the young boy and the bride smiling at him in the background.

matt - Too bad the moniker NYC’s finest is already taken. Amazing.

Heather - The silhouette in front of the aquarium is just pure perfection in every way.

Denis Adonis - Very cute story of how they came to you. Choosing an aquarium for the party is just awesome. Nice photos Ryan! Hugs from Chile.

Trond-Daniel Kastnes Kvalvik - Oh my god this is so awesome!
I might have to renew my loan on the house so I can afford hiring you for my wedding! :p

smal - I love this wedding! I love the pillow fort! I love their ceramic flowers, totally amazing! They look so happy together. Wonderful work.

Dustin Finn - You have GOT TO BE KIDDING ME! You know how many times I am there and the TURTLE is NEVER OUT…

Incredible work as always…

Jessie Blum-Gabriel - Beautiful! You capture them so well here. I love the rings-through-glasses-shot!

Teresa K - You are one of the VERY best Ryan, this post is perfect in every single way and these images rock the way yours ALWAYS do. The love and joy is so tangible in these images. You are my photo hero man, the industry needs more Ryan B’s.

bohnjello - so many, awesome moments captured. well done!

Mathias - Looks like a really fun wedding, everyone seem so happy :)

Jim Hetley - As parents of the groom, we were amused by all the shark symbolism in the ceremony . . .

Edric - You are a true photojournalist, you captured the essence of the day like you always do. I truly beleive you are one of the best in the world.

Amir - The aquarium shots have turned out great. Also like the ring shot idea.

Steve Koo - Great work, Ryan. The reception, as always, was a joy to look through.

kristi wright - The shot of the couple dancing underneath the shark is pretty amazing!!!

geneoh - Awesome work Ryan, That couple is so dang cute together.

Jim Murphy - Awesome venue, awesomely captured. Love that ring shot too. Great work!

Max - You outdid yourself on this one!!

Jessica Schilling - What a cute couple – they look so happy together. And that has got to be one of the coolest receptions ever!

Holly - What a fun unique wedding! Amazing work as always Ryan!

kong wai - Awesome !! beautifully captured

Elizabeth Soriano Aguilar - es totalmente fantasticò todo el panorama y tus fotos totalmente geniales!

Natalie Norment - Seeing these pictures make me warm and fuzzy inside. I’ll be happy once I get pictures of my own wedding to show you and Andrea!

Battery Gardens wedding: Marisa and Joe

Marisa and Joe’s Battery Gardens wedding was awesome … a little too awesome.

OK, I’m kidding, there’s no such thing. But really, weddings like these make the rest of human experience look like it needs to try a little harder. Where is the hysterical laughter, the gorgeous dresses, the grandmothers lifted over heads, on a random Tuesday? Where are the private water taxis touring Brooklyn, the breakdance fights, the viral videos recorded on a streetcar?

I mean, Marisa made Call Me Maybe cool, for pete’s sake (and she stuck it in my head forevermore.) They took reception karaoke — usually a dance-floor killer — and made it into an incredibly raucous battle between bride and groom. Incredible.

Life, you need to work a little harder to live up to Joe and Marisa’s wedding.

Thanks again to Valerie Sebestyen for being a great help at this wedding — as a veteran of my workshops, she even managed a few great “Brenizer method” shots of the guys. (I don’t really walk around saying “I have a method,” so most of my couples have no idea about it other than liking the photos from it … but Joe is all about it.)

Martin Hambleton - Some serious attitude at this wedding – wow! Every frame shows the amazing party atmosphere.

Craig Cacchioli - Love it, especially the one of the guy jumping – makes it look like he is floating and his legs were cut off at the knee!

Sara - This is wonderful Ryan! They look like so much fun!

rich - one epic dance floor – wow. amazing photos!

Blonnie - WOW! That looks like it was some awesome party!

Ian Abdilla - amazing the way you manage to portray the emotion of the day… as always

Ashley MacPhee - I’ve never laughed so hard at a strangers wedding. These shots are incredible. But you had to have these incredible people to make for the HILARIOUS moments. Amazing amazing. AMAZING.

Julianne Markow - this wedding looks insane! I’ve never wanted to be a guest at a wedding so bad in my life.

Alex Blackwelder - uhh-mazing

Claudette Carracedo - Oh my… so awesome, Ryan.

Marisa Abdoo-Buono - For the record… I won the karaoke battle! Ryan — You are a master at your own method (and Joe constantly talks about it). Thank you for capturing the most fun we have ever had in our lives! Life worked very hard that day ;-) PS – “Call Me Maybe” is still cool…

Denise Baron - Photos are amazing for sure the people are the hoot. So many great shots. Laughing hard but with a sense of love and community. They Captured the love and friendship you are surrounded with CONGRATS.

Reggie Menacherry - these rock realyyyyy.

Billawdeep Deb - Wow… I really liked the picture with all the couples ( on the backdrop was the Brooklyn bridge ). Its amazing how you were able to lit up only their faces… Awesome!

sachin khona - Excellent work Ryan!

Jimbo Slice - Unbelievable set, as always. This set has so much motion and excitement! I’m always impressed and inspired by your work. Congrats to the lucky couple; they look like hilarious people.

Peter Sheppard - I love the wink. Brilliant timing, true moment catching. I always enjoy your posts!

Xavier Héroult - Very nice pictures : love-them-all ! I really like the battery_gardens_wedding_09.jpg

David Jenkins - Such a talent for capturing the moments Ryan. Great coverage.

tim - This is a wedding riot. Amazing stuff. Still trying to work out how you lit everyone’s face in the bridge shot??

Trond-Daniel Kastnes Kvalvik - Simply amazing work Ryan! You are such an inspiration!

Max - Oh man! So much to love from this wedding!
Granny liberty pic is awesome!

small - And this all happened on a Tuesday?! LOVE all of the dance floor photos. Amazing!

Oli - Awesome candids man. Fun fun fun.

sam hurd - i can’t think of a better fit wedding for you. masterfully done, sir.

Amanda Basteen - love the bouquet throwing shot, so cool!

Walter Burks - Unbelievable work, i love them all! Really, really cool wedding!

Amir - The reception photos have turned out great. So many fun shots.

Veronica Varos - Your work nevers fail to amaze me.

Steve Koo - The bride has such a great, contagious smile; I had a big, goofy one on my face as I scrolled through these. Fantastic work, Ryan!

Jessica Schilling - Love how sassy everyone is at every part of the day! Amazing portraits and silhouettes and the reception looks like such a good time.

Elissa Rïnehart - I am slayed.

Michael Movsesov - Wow! Crazy beautiful and fun wedding! That shot of the bride throwing the bouquet is soooo good.

Sam - wow what a crowd, this must have been so awesome to shoot, well done Ryan!

Nick Evans - What a rockin party! Nice work Mr Brenizer!!!

Joseph - You shoot the craziest weddings RB!
Congratulations Marisa and Joe.

Kristen - Ryan. You. Are. The. Man. Period.

Raj Sarma - Ryan , these are amazing as always, the couple must have been blown away by these pictures! I really love the colours you get out of your photos, any tips that you’d like to share? I’m a D700 user and seem to struggle with colours at times.

Denis Adonis - Ryan, I’m falling in love with your work, every day a little more. The story is so well established, and each image so well built. I learn a lot from you. Thank you very much, really, thank you very much, a big hug from Chile :) PD: And I love the colorus!!!

Kris Dela Pena - haha, soo fun! and look at those ChemTrails in the sky. :P

Anita - Normally I admire your work and go on without a commenting but after seeing these wedding pictures I just have to leave a comment!
I actually think I have NEVER stopped and giggle out loud when I looked at wedding pictures, but that is what happend today when I saw that picture of the lady in blue, with the statue of liberty on her head, in the arms of a gentleman. And I went back up and saw the man laying on the dance floor and then the bride watching over her friends gymnastics…..they are all fantastic pictures! Amazing job, congratulations!

rusu55 - Great images collection. A lot of energy involved. :)

mariann - captured the buonos true spirit, great job!

sloma_p - Do I see freelensing on the first-kiss shot? Woooot? You’re crazy man, it takes some guts to freelense during such an important moment…

Ryan Brenizer - tilt-shift, sloma. Still took some guts!

Sara - Great set of photos. Really amazing :)

Si Young - Some cracking work, excellent.

derek - Gorgeous wedding! Love all the emotions you captured and your portraits are lovely!