Colleen & Kevin | Lake Lawn Resort
Out of all my wonderful vendors, Ryan was the best, and I wish I could give him so many more stars. I loved working with him for many reasons, but I'll start with the most important one: his photos are stunning. And it was all the more impressive with our wedding as it was raining pretty much all day and really hard to get outdoor photos. But we actually took some outdoor shots in the rain that seriously looked like they should be in a magazine. For real, check out his blog: http://www.ryandavisphotography.com/Featured-Weddings/Colleen-Kevin-Lake-Lawn-Wedding.
I never thought I'd say this, but I'm happy it rained. It made the outdoor pictures we did take look particularly gorgeous. I also think Ryan is really skilled at working with different types of lighting, and a lot of his pictures have an ethereal quality to them because of how he captures soft light. He's great at capturing emotions, too, and his work tells a story, so he's a great blend of artistic shots and photojournalism. And he is a really great value. A lot of wedding photographers around Chicago start at $5,000 and their pictures aren't nearly as special. Our package was $2,900, and he's worth way more than that. That included an assistant photographer and a fancy-ass wooden box filled with a handwritten note, print released, a few standard prints, and a thumb drive of all our pictures.
Finally, working with him was a breeze. He is super laid back, a quality that's really nice when everyone else is stressing you out. We trusted Ryan to come up with a lot of our pose ideas, and I didn't have a shot list beyond showing him which of his previous pictures I liked and having him snap the required family photos. Seriously, book him as soon as you can, you won't regret it and you'll never look better! - Colleen
From Colleen & Kevin | Lake Lawn Wedding