There is something really neat about having people visiting, it is like having you in my home…but digitally :) I really hope you feel a deep sense of story as you browse the site…both learning about my story (personally and as a photographer) and seeing photos of others stories I have had the honor to capture. To me, that is what it is all about, being a part of someone’s life and getting to document it in a way that brings joy, laughter and hope for a life together. I know searching for a Dallas wedding photographer can be challenging and a bit overwhelming…there is just so much to take in. Part of the challenge is finding someone who is both good & the right fit.
There is a certain personality, approach, & style you are looking for – which can be hard to distinguish on a website & portfolio. I hope to be as open as possibly on my site to give you a little peek into my life. I want to show you some of my pictures but I also want you to get a sense of who I am. Hopefully we can grab a coffee & get to know eachother a little more, but until then, as you search for a wedding photographer and other wedding vendors, I invite you to visit, email, or call whenever you want. If nothing else, I hope you leave my site with more clarity about what you are looking for in a wedding photographer & maybe some photo ideas for the wedding as well! I sincerely wish you the best in your search and would really love to help in any way I can!


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About Ryan

I am a story teller who has this crazy passion to get to know people and capture the beauty of their life and personality through the eye of the camera. To me, it isn’t just about taking properly exposed images, rather it is about knowing couples as friends so your pictures truly capture you…bringing you back to the flood of emotions and memories from your wedding day. After all, your wedding is unique, and that is best captured through the lens of a wedding photographer who knows you. So here is to your big day and to the start of a friendship. Cheers.

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Raves & Reviews

See what others are saying about their wedding with Ryan as their wedding photographer

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“From the very second we met him, we felt at ease. He was warm, listened to us, and went out of his way to make himself available…”

– Erin

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Ryan, you are a frickin photographical genius! These pictures are truly incredible…Jessica & I are speechless.

– Michael

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WeddingWire is proud to announce Ryan O’Dowd Photography as the recipient of the WW Couples’ Choice Award. This award is given to the top 5% of wedding professionals who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. Congratulations Ryan!

– Wedding Wire

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“He found the fun and laughter in his lens and I can now re-live the magic of that night forever and ever. Ryan was, hands down, the best decision we made.”

– Kelly

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“I can’t stop looking at our wedding album…you sir, are an amazing photographer.”

– Jake


See Ryan’s most recent work as a Dallas wedding photographer on the blog

Gary & Katlyn’s Summer wedding at Stonegate Mansion

Stonegate Mansion in Fort Worth is one of those wedding venues you walk into and are just amazed….

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Meredith & Jason’s Rustic Engagement Session in Frisco

A month before their rustic wedding, Meredith and Jason had their engagement pictures taken to ca…

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McKinney Fall Mini Sessions

Let’s be honest: in Dallas we get about 3 good weeks of weather in the fall…which for a photograp…

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Recent Awards & Publications

2015 Wedding Wire Couples Choice Award

2015 Dallas A-List top 3 wedding photographer in Dallas / Fort Worth

Published & Featured in Mississippi Magazine

Published in Frisco Magazine

Official photographer for Frisco Chamber of Commerce

Official photographer for the Dallas Moms Blog