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!

Telling your story

What sets us apart from other Dallas Wedding Photographers


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. It is a time to edit photos in a way that truly stands the test of time. Clean, crisp, and happy photos.


Wedding photography is more than just photojournalism. It is also art. And we will capture your day in such a way that is stunning. We will capture authentic moments in a way that is stunning and artistic. This is the true way to make sure your wedding photos tell the story.


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Finding a photographer in Dallas

This wonderful couple are hands down some of the most genuinely kind people we have ever met! 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   – Ashley

Trying to find the best photographer for your wedding is no small task. 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 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 out about 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 some of my past brides have said about Ryan O’Dowd Photography on Wedding Wire. Wedding Wire does a great job of collecting reviews from real couples and they protect their site from fake reviews and spam, which makes it a trusted source. Click below to check out my wedding wire reviews. Hopefully my past couples can help you out a bit.



In the Press

Published and Award Winning 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. Each year, we have room for one destination wedding to help you capture the wedding of your dreams!