Ryan’s first love was photography, watching images unfold like magic in the darkroom at the age of sixteen. He began photographing weddings and events shortly thereafter (yes, he was still impossibly young), assisting one of Toronto’s top photographers.
Couples appreciate Ryan’s laid-back, calm energy (much needed on a high-emotion day) – as well as his ability to jump in and be incredibly hands on. He has an uncanny ability to know exactly what to do to create the perfect environment for a photograph, including moving furniture, adjusting lights, and calming nerves.
Ryan is a favourite among wedding planers for his ability to take stressful or complex days and make them easy and laid back for everyone involved.
Ryan’s work has been featured in Elegant Wedding Magazine, Wedluxe, WeddingBells, The Wedding Co., Style Me Pretty, and many other wedding publications. He has photographed in Israel, New York and the Caribbean.
Outside of weddings, Ryan is an accomplished fine art photographer. He exhibits his work internationally and has won numerous awards. His artwork has been featured in the National Post, CBC, Huffington Post, CTV, Fashion Television and numerous other publications.
Aside from photography, his two other obsessions are his wife and his Goldendoodle Ollie.
"I love capturing your authentic self with beauty and grace."
Ryan founded Luminous Weddings in 2012, shortly after planning his own wedding and realizing that the way he wanted to capture weddings was unique. His perspective is that wedding photography should tell the couple’s story in a way that is honest and authentic, while still being beautiful and elegant.
Ryan believes that empathy is at the heart of creating great images. He can see the wedding day through multiple people’s eyes: not only the couple, but their parents, grandparents, and closest friends.
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