Grace & Erik’s Big Sur Couples Session

Big Sur Photographer


Grace left me a wonderful review that I thought I would share here:

“Working with Ryan is hands down the best decision we’ve made in wedding planning! After COVID threw off our first plans we started thinking about “eloping” (with a few close family members) and through a little googling around found Ryan and instantly fell in love with his work. We’d chatted with a few other photographers but we immediately clicked with Ryan-his vision for a calm, easy going and very intentional day in nature aligned with our own. We were pretty far along in the planning process with tons of help from him with location spotting, timeline creation, and even dress advice when new restrictions forced us to postpone again. I can’t over emphasize how easy it was to work with Ryan during this. We were so stressed out and he repeatedly brought us back to what was important to us (being able to focus on our love and our families joining together on our day) while also being incredibly flexible. He always had little nuggets of wisdom to share with us to center us back to focusing on what mattered and really asked us the right guiding questions to understand fully what we needed. He was also responsible and COVID safe during this time which was important to us as well.

We ended up having an “engagement” shoot with him to commemorate the time while we waited to reschedule our ceremony. We did next to no planning for this-Ryan took care of everything! We had the most amazing adventure day. We got to experience Big Sur as he shared tidbits about what he loved about the area. And we never felt awkward! He is also just a fantastic person and you really get a sense for his kindness and thoughtfulness over the course of a day spent together. He cares for the community he’s a part of and is responsible in caring for the incredible natural space we visited. We came out of our day feeling supported and connected. Ryan is a true artist, and we felt like he really thought about us and what would be best for us, as well as experimenting with new ideas.

Ryan sent us a sneak peak quickly after our shoot and we were blown away, and that feeling just expanded when we got our fully gallery. It’s beyond what we ever imagined. The quality and variety of photos (some portraits, others with movement, many different locations) showcase his photographic talents and passion. There are photos that are absolutely gorgeous and also so many shots that we will hang proudly as art. One thing that stood out to us is that the photographs truly reflect how we felt there-he does an amazing job capturing emotion and we can see our own joy, thoughtfulness, and love reflected. We can’t fully express how deeply grateful we are to Ryan for everything he’s done to make this time special for us through all the obstacles. We will treasure these photographs for our lifetime. If you get the chance to work with Ryan, do it! It will be the best decision you make!”


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