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  • Capturing His Creation Photography

     
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    Life is so full of adventure being a portrait photographer in the gorgeous state of Montana. From a young age, I have had a love for photography and that passion has not dimmed in over 10 years! I am so blessed to have the privilege of capturing life's best moments as my career.

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    When asked about my favorite photography session, many faces run through my memories.  One bride and groom's wedding in particular stands out to me as the most memorable for so many reasons. The love and warmth that radiated from them and their families was intoxicatingly beautiful. They hosted an intimate backyard wedding set in the warm afternoon day during the summer of 2015. People were scurrying around the house in preparation and and even though things were behind schedule the mood was joyful. It wasn't an uncommon thing to hear burst of laughter coming from the kitchen or the upstairs room where the bride was getting ready. Everything in the wedding had meaning and a story to go with it.  A few examples are these: the gorgeous wedding dress was sewn by the bride herself, the grandmother's locket was tied on the bridal bouquet complete with a picture of the bride's grandfather who had passed away, the best man was the groom's own father, the backyard sat behind the bride's family house where she grew up, the cake and flowers were made by hand by a family member, and the list goes on and on. The ceremony was delightful to listen to and unique to them as a couple. There was a slight sprinkle on us during the wedding ceremony but only lasted a few short minutes. The light water drops were worth sitting through as the moisture in the air provided a gorgeous double rainbow over our heads during the wedding vows! It was a stunning sight to behold.  Even the vows were handwritten and tears of joy were shed by the couple while they said, "I do". The gift table was heaped full of unique and personal gifts brought by so many loved ones. A bonfire was started at dusk and many gathered around to meet new couple and chat with old friends.  By the end of the night, the cake was forgotten and left uncut as dancing and fellowship with the bride and groom made the night fly by into the wee hours of the morning. This lovely wedding afternoon was the perfect balance of beauty, in it's simplicity, with a hint of vintage in the traditions. It wasn't only one of the most beautiful wedding I've had the pleasure to capture, but what makes this day stand out in my mind was the love and joy lavished by everyone who hosted and attended. Almost a year later, this couple is still happily married here in Montana and expecting a little baby in a few short months! I am blessed to know them and to have had the pleasure of capturing their special wedding day.

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    If you're interested in knowing more about me or my photography, please visit my Facebook page.

    “Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”               — Aaron Siskind

     
  • RYAN WILLIAMS PHOTOGRAPHY | Arizona Weddings

     

     

    Hi, I'm Ryan. I make photos.

    And I love music. I spent more than a decade living in New York City making my living playing music. All kinds. I’m a good improviser. Making photos is a lot like playing music. Assess the situation, react, interact. It’s thinking on your feet.

    When I picked up a camera for the first time I quickly felt like making pictures was the thing I should have been doing my whole life. I do a lot of it now. I like photos with people in them. People are unpredictable. That’s why they’re interesting.Christine and Bryce got married in Page Springs south of Sedona amid family and friends in what was a really beautiful and laid back affair. That’s the kind of people they are – easy going. And looming storm clouds didn’t change that at all. But worrying wouldn’t have done any good anyway. It never really does, right? As it turned out, the rain held off until the party was over. And it was a great party. I love a wedding where stress doesn’t ever enter the equation. It’s all about love and commitment people!

     

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    Weddings are amazing. Super fun. I often end up dancing my way through reception photos. I really like collaborating with the couples I work with to make artistic images that tell the story of their wedding day. I shoot pictures for newspapers and I like working in a documentary style. When it comes to making portraits, I like to pull out some lights for a little drama.

    My favorite photos tell a story. Your wedding day is the culmination of part one of your story as a couple. And it’s the beginning of a new chapter in part two. It’s an emotional story. One that needs to be documented with care. I’ve got a handle on that.

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    Christine and Bryce got married in Page Springs south of Sedona amid family and friends in what was a really beautiful and laid back affair. That’s the kind of people they are – easy going. And looming storm clouds didn’t change that at all. But worrying wouldn’t have done any good anyway. It never really does, right? As it turned out, the rain held off until the party was over. And it was a great party. I love a wedding where stress doesn’t ever enter the equation. It’s all about love and commitment people!

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    My job is really fun. My enthusiasm and easy going nature make folks on the other side of my lens feel really, really comfortable. Working with your photographer should be fun. Sure, you might not be a professional model and you might not feel like you know how to pose. You might even be a little nervous about taking photos. But it’s my job to make you feel at ease. And have a good time!

    COMPANY: Ryan Williams Photography

    WEBSITE: www.ryanwilliamsphotography.com

    SOCIAL: Facebook , Instagram

     

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