How to find

The Best Dallas Wedding Photographers

How do you really know the quality of the photographer or photographers you are hiring? This is a question I talked with my brother in law about when he got married. I didn’t just want him to google “best Dallas wedding photographers” or find someone who had a few good reviews. I wanted him to focus on consistency and quality. Because in my opinion, the best Dallas wedding photographers will be really good at what they do time and time again. They won’t just have a handful of good reviews, but dozens. Because you don’t want to roll the dice for your wedding photos. You want to make sure you are hiring one of the best Dallas wedding photographers that fits your style and vision.

That being said, below you can scroll through some reviews from past couples. And if you want to hear from more couples, you can head over to my wedding wire page to read over 75 reviews from my past couples.

Scroll through snippets of reviews from past clients. The full reviews can be found on Wedding Wire.



Ryan is amazing!! No words can even fathom how thankful we are for him! He is so talented at capturing stories not just moments. He was so much fun to work with too!


The moment we met Ryan he was totally different than the others we had met. He instantly put us at ease, answered all our questions, and did not make us feel like he was in a rush.


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.


When my mother went through the wedding photos, she said, “he didn’t miss a thing” and she was right, he captured every moment wonderfully. I absolutely can not say enough about his wedding service. Ryan listened to exactly what I wanted for my wedding and was very reliable throughout the entire process.


Not only are his photo’s amazing, but he was great to work with. He is very professional, but also very approachable and down to earth.


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. And we got all the pictures on a super cute USB. I know its a minor detail but it just shows the time and effort that went into making our day perfect!


Ryan and Laura are absolutely a joy to work with! We used Ryan for our engagements, my bridals, and our ceremony/reception. All of our photos are absolutely stunning. I love them all! Not only were the photos beautiful, I received them 2 weeks after my wedding.


They are the perfect combination of professionalism, quality and well.. they’re just down right fun to hang with! Everyone had a blast, no one felt awkward or uncomfortable, and they both helped transition everything seamlessly throughout the day. With all that said 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. I would 100% recommend Ryan O’Dowd Photography to everyone and anyone who asks. 🙂


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! Aside from his overall calm, cool and collected nature, our photos turned out so much better than we could have ever expected. Not only did he make us all look good, capture beautiful and unique backgrounds and every moment and detail of the day (which my new husband and I naturally missed, so thru the photos, we were able to relive our special day and appreciate all the little things we worked so hard for in planning), but 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.


My family can’t stop praising my wedding photos even months later. His photos are so beautiful!!! Every page in my wedding album that Ryan designed is filled with love and happiness, and makes me I feel like I’m reliving that day.


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.



Being in the Dallas wedding industry has given me the opportunity to see vendors of all different styles, types, and quality. Every couple deserves to find quality vendors who fit with their dreams and vision for their wedding day. As a photographer, I know it is important for you to see my portfolio (both here and on instagram), but it is also important to hear from past couples. Real brides and grooms that chose me to photograph their weddings. The best Dallas wedding photographers are not as hard to find as you think…you just have to know what you are looking for. Best of luck in your search!