FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How long have you been photographing weddings, and what is your experience?

Cory has been photographing weddings since 2005, and has shot over 200 weddings. Cory’s formal training and degree are in film and video production, but she has invested considerable time and effort in workshops, conferences, and continued education. Gia began in 2008, and has over 150 weddings under her belt. With years of wedding experience, we’ve seen and solved every difficult lighting situation you can think of.

We come to every wedding prepared with multiple camera bodies and lenses, as well as extensive lighting equipment to make sure we nail it every time. There are no second chances to capture a once-in-a-lifetime moment, so be sure you hire a professional photographer you can trust.

Will you be the main photographer at my event?

Depending on the package you select, Cory or Gia will be the primary shooter at your wedding. All packages also include an experienced second photographing assistant that we work with on a regular basis.

What is your wedding pricing?

Please contact us here or email at cory@coryryan.com with your wedding date for a detailed investment guide. We are always happy to customize all packages to your specific needs.

How far in advance do I need to book you?

In general, we book up six months to one year in advance. Popular and long weekends tend to book up fast, so it’s best to get in touch as soon as you have your venue selected. Unfortunately we cannot hold dates for anyone without a signed contract and retainer.

How can we go about booking?

Simply email us with the date of your event. We will let you know who is available and send you our detailed wedding pricing PDF and set up an optional consultation. After that, we will walk you through the very easy online booking process, which is designed to be easy for out of town couples!

Do you take credit cards for payment?

We are able to take credit card payment for an additional 3% credit card fee.

Do I receive a copy of the high-resolution digital files?

You receive unlimited personal use rights to the digital files. These high-resolution JPEG files will be delivered on an archival USB and have been color corrected and edited to perfection prior to being delivered.

How long will it be before our photos are ready to view?

Your images will be delivered within 4-8 weeks after the event, depending on what time of year you get married. This ensures that all clients’ images meet our quality and consistency standards. Once your images are ready, we will schedule a time for pick up and album design!

Will you post my event photos online?

Yes, friends and family *love* this! An online viewing and ordering gallery is included with all wedding photography packages. All online gallery photo orders are printed by professional printers, so you can rest assured you will receive high quality images on archival photo paper.

Are you available for in-person consultations?

Absolutely! We would be happy to meet with you before booking. Just send us a note with your availability and we’ll set up time to get together. We are never too busy to chat on the phone with you about your plans in the interim, and generally return emails within 24 hours. 

When can I schedule my engagement session or bridal portrait? 

Engagement sessions and bridal sessions are available Sunday-Friday, and begin either at sunrise during the summer or 2 hours before sunset. Saturdays are reserved exclusively for wedding photography.

We get asked to recommend our fellow outstanding wedding colleagues all the time! So below you will find a categorized list of a few of the best Austin wedding vendors we've worked with. This list is by no means complete, as we work with new people every weekend!

Austin Wedding Cakes:

Coco PalomaMichelle's Patisserie, PolkadotsSimon Lee BakerySweet Treets

Austin Wedding Caterers:

Catering With A Twist, Contigo, Crave, Peached Tortilla, Pink AvocadoRoyal Fig

Austin Wedding Florists:

Botanical No. 9Bouquets of AustinCopper & BirchDavy GrayFlora FetishPetals Ink, Rosehip FloraVerbena Floral Design

Austin Wedding Hair & Wedding Make-Up:

AdoreAndrea Juarez, Avery AllenLip Service XO, LoLa BeautyNisa Nicole

Austin Wedding Planners:

36th Street EventsBird Dog WeddingBrock & Co. EventsCaplan Miller EventsClearly Classy Events, In Her Shoes CoordinationPearl Events, Your Wedding Your WayWhitt

Austin Historic Wedding Venues:

Allan House, Austin ClubBarr Mansion, Mercury Hall, The Mansion

Austin Garden & Farm Wedding Venues:

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Rain Lily Farm, Springdale Farms, Umlauf Sculpture Gardens

Austin Hotel Wedding Venues:

Hotel Saint Cecilia, Hotel Van Zandt, South Congress Hotel, The Driskill, The Four Seasons, The W Austin, Vintage Villas

Hill Country Wedding Venues:

Addison Grove, Camp LucyCanyonwood Ridge, Cricket Hill Ranch, Greenhouse at Driftwood, Ma Maison, Pecan Springs RanchProspect House, Star Hill Ranch, Villa del Lago

Other Austin & Texas Wedding Venues:

Horeshoe Bay Resort, Escondido Golf & Lake Club, Le San Michele, Lone Oak Barn, Winfield Inn, Westwood Country Club

Austin Wedding Videographers:

Adam Grumbo Films, Mason Jar Films, Photohouse Films

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