DALLAS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER,
AUTHENTIC. TIMELESS. STUNNING.
Ryan O’Dowd is a Dallas wedding photographer whose authentic love for people can be felt in images he creates & relationships he fosters through wedding photography.
In your search for a Dallas wedding photographer, you have stumbled on my page, and I couldn’t be happier! There is something really neat about having people visiting. It is like having you in our home, but digitally. 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.
A wedding photographer can be a lot of things, so we started dreaming. What if a husband & wife decided to invest their time & talent into the weddings and marriages of those just beginning their journey? And what if wedding photography was about people & relationships more than just photos and poses? That was our dream, and almost a decade later we have found that our passion for people has been the driving force to help us capture photos that are truly authentic, timeless, and stunning.
We know searching for a Dallas wedding photographer can be challenging and a bit overwhelming. To help, we are giving you a little peek into our life, our approach, and our style here on this website. 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 my site with more clarity about what you are looking for in a wedding photographer. We sincerely wish you the best in your search!
How we take photos
Wedding Photography Style
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.
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.
The authentic emotions in the photos will draw you in and the artistry will be what captivates you. We want you to be wowed by the artistry and drawn in to the story as you look at your photo.
What couples are saying
Reviews on our wedding photography
His quality of work is exquisite. He has a great eye and will listen to everything and anything you ask him. He was so thoughtful in everything that he did. Our wedding would not have been nearly as fantastic had it not been for Ryan.
He really did blow us away with his work and photography skills by capturing every single special moment that we wanted. Especially since my husband himself is a photographer, he was very impressed with Ryan’s work and just loved how all of our wedding photos came out.
He definitely has “an eye” for the moments that are special to family and the talent for taking the artistic shots that highlight and raise the “ordinary” (like table settings, guest book, etc.) to the “extraordinary” – to make those shots appear special and memorable. He caught smiles, hugs, laughter and happy tears at just the right time.
Ryan was one of my favorite parts about my wedding! He is super fun, flexible and so easy to work with. When I met with him for the first time he had several samples for me to look at and answered all of my questions. At the wedding he was everywhere capturing the best moments!
They are the perfect combination of professionalism, quality and well.. they’re just down right fun to hang with! I can’t even begin to describe what a blessing Ryan and Laura were to us. The photos were above and beyond what we ever expected and the experience was nothing short of amazing. If nothing else look at the other reviews, notice how much time people spent describing how incredible their experiences were and how happy they are with the choice they made. People just don’t make the time to do that.. not unless they really mean it.
Our outdoor wedding was moved indoors last minute due to weather, and not only was Ryan able to completely change his original plan for shooting outdoors with such ease, but he also kept me, my family, and the rest of the wedding party so comfortable with his relaxed attitude. I don’t know what we would have done without him! He completely captured the candid sentiment and overall magnificent emotion of the day in our faces, as well as our family’s and friends’.
Ryan is an absolute blessing! He has such a heart for what he does and that shines though in his work. Ryan took time to get to know us on an individual basis and went above and beyond to provide. He was certainly freezing during our ice storm wedding, but nothing was an inconvenience or out of the question. 🙂 He helped create and capture wonderful memories. We cannot begin to describe how blessed we are to have had Ryan photograph our engagement and wedding!!
What set Ryan and his work apart, to me, were his professional, pleasant manner and the way photography is a means to relationship for him. My wife and I felt valued as people, and found ourselves enjoying every interaction with Ryan as if he were an old friend.
From the very second we met him, we felt at ease. He was warm, listened to us, really heard what we wanted. He found the fun and laughter in his lens and I can re-live the magic of that night forever and ever.
I met Ryan and his wife, Laura and was instantly drawn to them as a team. Not only was their work captivating, but they have wonderful personalities as well and really try to get to know you to capture the best photographic moments of your special day.”
A little tip
Searching for a Dallas Wedding Photographer?
Trying to find the best photographer for your wedding is no small task. You can look on the first few pages of WeddingWire, The Knot, or Brides of North Texas, but that will only give you the results of Dallas photographers who paid to be on those pages. Those sites rank wedding vendors based on how much they pay, not the quality of the wedding vendor. Another option would be to try google “Dallas Wedding Photographer” or “Best Dallas Wedding Photographer”, 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. That is the best way to find search 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 my 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 pictures, 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 2019
- Couples Choice Award, Wedding Wire 2018
- Couples Choice Award, Wedding Wire 2017
- Couples Choice Award, Wedding Wire 2016
- Couples Choice Award, Wedding Wire 2015
- Dallas A List Finalist 2 years in a row
- Wedding Wire Rated
- Published in Bride & Groom Magazine 5 times, including cover photo
- Published in Mississippi Magazine
- Published in Frisco City Guide
- Published in The VOW Weddings over 10 times
- Published in Red Tricycle Magazine
Being a Dallas wedding photographer 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 being a Dallas wedding photographer limits me to Texas. We shoot a limited number of destination weddings each year to help you capture the wedding of your dreams!