Anastasia and Jeremiah

A view of a wedding day is a story that unfolds gradually, steadily and differently for each couple. That's the beauty....individuality. No matter the common thread, the day is always unique and a beautiful reflection of the two becoming one. 

This story unfolds at the Silo. The farm house where the Bridal party gathered in preparation is stylish and comfortable while still maintaining the charm of a country style home. The Bride and Groom repeated vows and exchanged rings in an outdoor ceremony followed by dinner and dancing in an elegant in door area. The couple took a moment to enjoy a beautiful sunset before rejoining their guest for more dancing. 

Congratulations Anastasia and Jeremiah! Happy Anniversary!

Lost River Cave

There is a romantic eeriness about caves. Yes, something strange and frightening about going down into the earth surrounded by rock walls into natural halls that have been carved out over centuries by underground rivers. Formations of stalactites and stalagmites decorating the neutral interior create a natural Feng Shui as the path winds through this cavity in the earth. Yet, there exists a quiet, peacefulness that allows a place of refuge for awhile.

Kari and Nick chose Lost River Cave for their ceremony and reception. White chairs on the banks of the river, created an aisle for Kari's entrance. The wooded area provided a natural cathedral for this real life fairy tale.  After portraits, the couple made their grand entrance into the historic Cavern Nite Club, located in one of the largest cave entrance areas in the United States. The up-lighting on the cave walls added charm and elegance. When Nick took Kari into his arms for the first dance, there was magic in the air. It was obvious they were meant only for each other forever. After dinner and visiting with guests the couple moved to the cake table and put on bibs! There were lots of giggles and laughter as these two weren't afraid to get a little messy with the traditional 'feeding of the cake.' Then there was dancing! Congratulations Kari and Nick!!! 

Happy Father's Day!!!

As a wedding photographer, I wanted to share some of the amazing Father - Daughter moments I've had the privilege of witnessing. This in no way measures all of the emotions but in some way does show how cherished and important the bonds can be between a Father and child; the letting go and the gaining of new family that follows. 

I am forever envious of the bride whose Father tears up as he sees his daughter as a bride or holds her up as she walks toward one of the biggest decisions in her life or laughs and dances with her in celebration at the reception. I dreamed about those moments but was one of those brides that reality struck and did not have the luxury of sharing that day with my Dad. My heart is forever moved to experience these moments through the camera lens knowing if it had been possible, my Dad would have done the same. 

"Fathers, be good to your daughters
Daughters will love like you do
Girls become lovers who turn into mothers
So mothers be good to your daughters too"  - John Mayer 'Daughters'

Happy Father's Day!!!   

(Blog by Carolyn)

Allison's Senior Portrait Session

Meet Allison. She is a beautiful young lady and we were so excited to get to work with her on her Senior Portraits. Allison is highly involved at her school, and has shared Field Commander duties for her school band this past year. The shoot was done at a local farm, and Allison especially wanted to incorporate her family's two horses. That turned out to be quite an interesting experience and we were delighted with the results. The evening sun was just perfect for this shoot and, as you can see below, the results were stunning. We would like to thank Allison and her mom for letting us be a part of this special event and we'd like to wish her all the success in the future.

Ryan Photography is one of Nashville's premiere providers of fine portraiture and event photography. Being owned and run by the husband-wife team, we are the only family-run wedding vendor who is capable of top-tier Photography, DJ, Lighting and Photo Booth service, using our own team of highly-qualified team members (no sub-contractors necessary). Your event deserves nothing less than the best and our clients are the most discerning in the Middle Tennessee area. We would love to speak with you about your event. For a no-obligation, in-person meeting, please call us today at 615-390-2784.

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Maureen and Justin, Cathedral of the Incarnation and The Hutton Hotel - Nashville TN

Maureen and Justin are one of the most perfect couples, you could ever hope to meet. She is so sparkly and full of life and Justin is is her rock of quiet strength. Their wedding day began at perhaps the most beautiful place in Nashville to get married; The Cathedral of the Incarnation.

Their ceremony was a full-length mass, complete with multiple speakers and readings given by both the Priest and the families. The lighting was absolute perfection, as you can tell by the photos below. After the ceremony was over, the couple did a butterfly release on the front steps of the church. Afterwards, they were whisked away by a horse-drawn carriage, over to the Hutton Hotel for their reception.

The reception was gorgeous, complete with amber uplighting and a gorgeous lighted monogram. In the foyer area we also provided a Photo Booth, which was a hit with the guests. DJ Ed was the resident mixologist for this event, and he never fails to impress. We would like to thank Maureen and Justin for allowing us to provide photography, DJ/MC, Lighting and Photo Booth service for their wedding. We wish the happy couple all the very best.

 

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Stephanie and Brad's wedding - Private residence, Bowling Green, KY

We recently had the pleasure of working with this delightful couple, Stephanie and Brad, for their "out in the country" wedding, just outside of Bowling Green KY. The location was a really cool location. An actual, working tobacco barn, complete with a corn field that surrounds it.

The day was quite stormy, which yielded some spectacular wide area shots. Just as the ceremony was about to begin, a huge rain storm set in. As they finished the ceremony, the rain abated, leaving a beautiful rainbow for everyone to enjoy.

We provided both photography and DJ for this event and DJ Rob worked his magic to create the perfect ambiance for this event. We would like to wish the happy couple all the best in their future together. Thank you for allowing us to be a small part.

 

 

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Sheri and Scott's wedding at The Lighthouse, Hendersonville TN

This was such a fun wedding, with two of the most beautiful people you can ever hope to meet. The weather was absolute perfection for their outdoor wedding, lakeside. After exchanging vows, the couple and their guests moved upstairs for a delicious dinner which was prepared by the venue's expert staff. After dinner, everyone moved downstairs for the reception, where DJ Russ kept the dance floor full. The couple had a special "moonshine tasting" which was a huge hit.

One thing to be aware of though. There is a huge lake monster in Old Hickory and he (she?) decided to make an appearance during our portrait session. Beware the lake monster! (wink wink)

 

Morgan and Matt, Five Oaks Golf, Lebanon TN (Wedding and Reception)

This week we had the honor to provide photography and DJ/MC for Morgan and Matt's wedding, held at Five Oaks Golf in Lebanon. This is a beautiful facility, which has a large porch area that overlooks a gorgeous valley area. The day turned out to be quite stormy (always good luck for the newlyweds), so the ceremony was moved to the porch area, behind the ballroom. One thing that was unusual was that, after the ceremony, it started raining quite heavily. As soon as it stopped the couple was delighted to see a double rainbow.

After the ceremony, we moved inside where DJ Rob presided over a major party. The couple's families were great to work with and helped to keep the dance floor full, all night long.

 

Loren and Josh, Cathedral of the Incarnation, Nashville, TN (wedding and reception)

We recently had the privilege of providing photography and DJ/MC for Loren and Josh's wedding, held at the Cathedral of the Incarnation.

The Cathedral is probably one of THE most beautiful ceremony spaces in the Nashville area. The stunning architecture and the soft, natural lighting make for a perfect setting for a couple to begin their lives together.

After the Ceremony was over, the couple moved over to the church's reception hall. DJ Russell pumped up the energy and kept everyone dancing, throughout the evening.

 

Having a bit of "jump fun" with the bridal party.

Having a bit of "jump fun" with the bridal party.

Caitlin and Jordan's wedding, Readyville, TN

Meet Caitlin and Jordan. Two ultra-sweet individuals who recently exchanged vows at The Corners on the River, in Readyville, TN. We were fortunate enough to be able to provide photography and DJ for their event.

The house at this property is historic, and simply gorgeous inside. The photos were beautiful and we couldn't have asked for better subjects. We had the chance to do their engagement photos, several months back, and they were stunning. The wedding certainly proved to be more of the same.

DJ Ed provided the evening's entertainment and he's the consummate professional, when it comes to mixology. The special dances were beautiful and the weather was simply perfect. Be sure and check out the sunset shot below. It was stunning.

 

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Amber and Michael - Hermitage Golf Course

Meet Amber and Michael. We were honored to be a small part of their wedding recently at Hermitage Golf Course. It was in mid-June, and hot outside, but the weather was perfect for an outdoor wedding. The club was kind enough to lend us several carts and we did their first look, out near the lake in the center of the course. After pre-ceremony portraits, the ceremony was held on the old 9th green, next to the club-house pavilion. It was a gorgeous setting for an absolutely perfect wedding and we would like to wish the happy couple a lifetime of happiness together.

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Altie and Ross - The City Winery

We just love these guys crazy. Meet Altie and Ross. We were honored to provide wedding photography, DJ, Lighting and Photo Booth service for the wedding. The ceremony was held in Goodlettsville, at the First Presbyterian Church. After the ceremony was finished we all headed downtown to The City Winery for their gorgeous reception.

This was The City Winery's first wedding reception, but you sure couldn't tell it. This venue is premium, and they handled everything with ease. Congratulations to the lucky couple. Thanks for letting us be a small part of your special day.

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CHEEKWOOD BOTANICAL GARDENS - ALLEN & PATRICIA

Love is for the young at heart and these two definitely fit that description. Meet Allen and Patricia. We recently had the privilege of photographing their wedding, held at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens in Nashville. We began the day at the historic mansion on the property. This place is an absolutely stunning setting to capture the elegance of our lucky couple. From the spectacular views of the veranda, to the majestic staircase and piano rooms, this is a venue like no other in the Nashville area. 

After finishing family portraits, we moved outside to the Burr Terrace garden for the Ceremony. The day was absolutely perfect, with the most gorgeous clouds you can imagine. The ceremony was officiated by Patricia's sister. After the ceremony, everyone moved over to The Pineapple Room for an elegant dinner, which was prepared by the excellent Cheekwood staff. 

Please join us in congratulating this lucky couple.

 

MAUREEN AND JUSTIN, ENGAGEMENT SESSION

We are absolutely in love with these photos. We started this session off in Gallatin at Lock 4 Park. They have the cutest little dog, who instantly became the star of our shoot. The double-seater bicycle was also a nice touch. Great idea, guys. This park also has a very special significance. It was where Justin got down on one knee and proposed to the love of his life. After our fun at the park, we headed to downtown Nashville to the Shelby Street bridge for more of an urban feel. The lighting was absolutely perfect and we were so pleased with the results.

Please join us in congratulating such a beautiful couple on their up-coming marriage.

Emily and Cody's wedding - Embassy Suites Hotel, Franklin TN

Client: Emily and Cody
Venue: Embassy Suites Hotel, Franklin, TN
Service(s) used: Photography (dual photographers), DJ/MC, Lighting

Meet Emily and Cody. They are a beautiful couple that chose to make theirs a forever kind of love by tying the knot. Their venue of choice was the Embassy Suites Hotel in Coolsprings (Franklin). This is a gorgeous hotel, complete with a huge atrium area and dazzling fountains. Getting ready shots were done in the bridal suite while we took the guys outside for their own portrait session.

The hotel ballroom was utilized for both the ceremony and reception and I'd like to compliment the hotel staff for being so easy to work with on turning the room. With their help, we were able to stage the family portraits easily and efficiently. As the night progressed, the wedding guests had a wonderful time on the dance floor and we were lucky enough to catch several really great, romantic moments with our lucky couple.

We would like to thank the couple of allowing us to be a small part of their special day. We wish them all the happiness in the world.

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