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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 someone who knows you. So here is to your big day and to the start of a friendship. Cheers.

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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


Elizabeth & Josh’s Downtown Dallas & Winspear Engagement shoot

Well, we did it! it is one week before Elizabeth & Josh’s wedding at Ashton Gardens and we go…

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I Used to Think :: Part 3 :: Hair & Make-up

[If you have missed the other parts of this series about wedding vendors, you can find them here:…

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Jesse & Cheryl’s Dallas wedding at The Hall Of State

Getting married in February is always a roll of the dice in term of weather. Well Cheryl & Je…

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