Words can't begin to express how much we just love Heather and all her work! She was amazing from start to finish. My husband David and I got married at Top of the Town in Arlington, VA and from the very beginning of meeting Heather we knew she was the perfect match to capture our special day. We were a bit nervous at first because we didn't get the opportunity to meet her in person at first since we live in another state. However from the moment she arrived she was amazing and blended right into our family. Our pictures came out amazing and I wouldn't change a thing!!!
Heather photographed our engagement and wedding photos and was simply wonderful to work with. She is very organized, punctual, and professional. Heather answered any and all of my questions very promptly and was very flexible. Above all though, Heather is a very warm and genuine person. She will make you feel at ease during your sessions, and you can tell she truly loves what she does. As a bride, those qualities were especially appreciated. We have such wonderful photos from our sessions--both posed and candid photographs. We are grateful to have found such a wonderful photographer and would definitely recommend her services!
Words cannot explain how amazing and talented Heather is. My husband and I do not do well with photos together. He hates getting his picture taken, and I can never take the most flattering pictures either. However, Heather made everything so easy and comfortable for us during our engagement shoot and our wedding day. And even better, they came out beautifully. So many people said our engagement photos looked so romantic and natural. We had so fun on our engagement shoot. My husband's main priority on our wedding (besides marrying me) was the food. He wanted our photos to be taken quick, and Heather did a wonderful job making that happen. We got a library of photos, and my husband got to eat as much as he wanted! Pricing was reasonable. Most professional studios were requesting our first born just for a basic 8 hour wedding day shoot with engagement photo session. Heather, who is a one person team did not even come close to that price range and her photos came out just as well if not better. She is so sweet and so perfect! I will definitely call Heather Ryan Photography again for our future family photos!
I can not recommend Heather enough to prospective clients. She was an absolute dream to work with and the quality of her photographs are astounding. Heather was extremely personable, relaxed, and funny - three characteristics that I needed to have around me on our wedding day. Heather made sure that we got the photographs that we wanted as well as making sure that we enjoyed ourselves during the whole event. Our guests and family rave about how beautiful the photographs turned out and I can't agree more - we are having difficulty which ones to choose to display. Heather is an untapped resource in the greater Washington, D.C. area and her prices are beyond reasonable for this area. I can not express how great she was and I will be using her for future needs.
Best decision we could have made! Heather Ryan is not only the best photographer I have ever met but, she is also so easy to reach and incredibly friendly. Right from the start she was so easy to communicate with! We were not close in distance so set up a meeting via Skype and my husband and I knew right away we wanted to book her for our big day. We were paying for the wedding ourselves and knew that out of all the vendors, the photographer was one of the most important ones and it just so happened that we found Heather and she is very affordable and fantastic. The weekend of our wedding there was a huge tropical storm and since our wedding was in OC Maryland, and planned to be outside we had to have a few back up plans but none of this phased Heather for even a minute! She still managed to get absolutely stunning photos of the area we were suppose to get married and then several of the new location. A few of our favorite photos are some where she took us outside into the storm with umbrellas and rain boots!! I can't wait to use Heather again in the future!
Heather was friendly, very easy to work with, and very responsive to emails. She put us at ease throughout the entire process. Her directions were always easy to follow and her suggestions for photos helped us get truly beautiful shots. On our wedding day it absolutely poured rain but Heather showed up right on time despite being a little damp, and adjusted the plan for bridal portraits accordingly with no difficulty. During the ceremony she was unobtrusive and took great photos. She managed to get photos of almost every single person in attendance at the wedding. Heather's photos are a great balance between the classic wedding photos and creative candids. Our photos really tell the story of the day and will be a beautiful collection to revisit in years to come.
Heather is super talented, extremely professional, and beyond invested in capturing your special day. The engagement session that was included was also a great bonus to chronicle everything.
Heather was a phenomenal photographer and a great person to work with. From our initial meeting through the wedding, she was always responsive and flexible. For our engagement session, we had hoped to have it at the Tidal Basin during the Cherry Blossom Festival, but due to a cold snap the trees hadn't blossomed. Heather emailed us that week and suggested a Tidal Basin/Jefferson Memorial setting, and the pictures turned out beautifully. The day of the wedding, I called her because I realized we would have to start getting ready earlier than expected, and Heather came to our hotel soon after I called! She is so sweet and easy going, and so easy to talk with while taking photos that it made every session with her relaxing and enjoyable. She is great at capturing natural moments between my husband and I, and when helping to pose us, made it seem like it was a natural thing to do! When we received our pictures from Heather, every one was met with an "ooohhh" and it is so hard picking which photos we want in our album! I hope to have the opportunity to work with Heather again!