Ryan O’Dowd is a Dallas wedding photographer whose authentic love for people can be felt in images he creates & relationships he fosters through photography. Ryan and his wife Laura have been a husband and wife photography team for over 10 years and [read more]


First off, congratulations are in order! We know wedding planning can easily become all business, but that isn’t our style. So first of all, we wanted to say “congrats” and “welcome.” In your search for a Dallas wedding photographer, you have stumbled on our page, and we couldn’t be happier! We really hope you feel a deep sense of story as you browse the site. Stories are what drive us, and we want our couples to re-live their stories in a way that brings joy, laughter, and hope for a life together

Our Style

Wedding Photography that tells a story

Authentic Feelings

Authentic Feelings

We are here to capture true and candid photos on your wedding day. We want your photos to be full of emotion, personality, and authenticity. The day is full of so much joy, and we want to capture it in such a way that helps you re-live that day for years to come.

Timeless Photos

Timeless Photos

Weddings are timeless, and your photos should be too. We want your photos to be happy, not moody. Exposed correctly, not washed out. Wedding photography is not the time to experiment with the latest editing trend. Our goal is to give you clean, crisp, and happy photos.

Stunning Artistry

Stunning Artistry

The authentic emotions in the photos will draw you in and the stunning atistry will be what captivates you. We want you to be stunned by the artistry and drawn in to the story as you look at your photo.

Couples reviewing their photographer

Real Wedding Reviews



Ryan and his wife were a dream to work with. They have such a loving and professional energy that made me feel at ease. They move like clockwork so you don’t have to worry one bit. I felt like every moment was genuine and they knew how to capture the night!”



“The photographer was the most important vendor to me and I spent months nervously searching for the right one. Ryan immediately calmed my nerves with his quick replies and willingness to work with any situation. Ryan and his wife are experts at stepping up and giving direction when needed but also sitting back and capturing the moment. They far exceeded my expectations…We couldn’t have asked for better photographers!”



“The first time I saw Ryan’s work, I knew I wanted him to shoot my wedding. He was invested not just in our wedding but our story! I love how well he’s able to capture real & candid moments…and he nailed that with our wedding! On top of being incredibly talented, Ryan is organized, professional, and one of the most down to earth people you will meet.”

See more on our review page or on Wedding Wire.

Tips on finding a Dallas wedding photographer

Overwhelmed in your photographer search?

We know searching for a photographer can be challenging and a bit overwhelming. For starters, we wanted our site to give you a little peek into our life, our approach, and our style. Until we get a chance to meet in person, we invite you to visit, email, or call whenever you want. If nothing else, we hope you leave our site with more clarity about what you are looking for in a wedding photographer. We sincerely wish you the best in your search!


When you start your online search for a photographer, it is easy to get overwhelmed. You can look on the first few pages of WeddingWireThe Knot, or Brides of North Texas, but that will only give you the results of photographers who paid to be on those pages. Those sites rank wedding vendors based on how much they pay, not the quality of their work in the wedding industry. Another option would be to try to google, but that will just overwhelm you with page after page of wedding photographers without any idea of what real couples think about them.


So what do I suggest to narrow your search? I always tell couples to find reviews from real couples. It is the best way to find any wedding vendor. Websites are great, which is why I love that you are here, but don’t just stop here. You can check out what our past brides have said about Ryan O’Dowd Photography by scrolling through the review section above, or better yet, head over to my Wedding Wire page to look through our 75+ reviews!

The reason we continue to do wedding photography is wrapped up in the fact that so many couples truly value the passion we put into it. This isn’t just a job for us. We truly believe we are doing something that matters. Because 100 years from now, when your family is looking at your photos, I want them to feel like they knew you. But don’t take our word for it, read from past couples.

In the Press

Published and Awarded Dallas Wedding Photographer

Couples Choice Award, Wedding Wire

    • 2020
    • 2019
    • 2018
    • 2017
    • 2016
    • 2015

Dallas A List Finalist 2 years in a row

Wedding Wire Rated

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Being a photographer in Dallas gives me opportunities to take photos all around the metroplex. If there is a specific wedding venue or style you are looking for, head over to my blog for an inside look. There is a search bar on the top to help you find what you are looking for.  The Dallas, McKinney, and Fort Worth area is full of photography backdrops to make your wedding vision a reality. But don’t think that that this limits us to Texas. We shoot a limited number of destination weddings each year to help you capture the wedding of your dreams, wherever it will take place.

Notice regarding Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As the COVID-19 situation evolves, we will continue to monitor and abide by the government issued orders in regards to gathering and events. As of May 1 we are officially back open for sessions (engagements, family, head shots, bridals) and small weddings!