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Austin Malverde Wedding :: Allison & Cameron #notakebacks

From start to finish, Allison & Cameron’s sunny winter wedding day was so full of joy! Malverde was the perfect choice of locations, with it’s pops of color and personality creating the perfect backdrop for the day’s festivities. Allison’s vibrant flower crown (as well as all the Malverde wedding florals!) were done by Cameron’s mom, and truly reflected their exuberance. With the expertise of Vintage & Lace wedding planners, the space was set up as a stylish intimate gathering with a family style meal served along a long table down the center of the space. The La Condesa kitchen catered the delicious feast, but the couple opted for and assortment of Voodoo Doughnut for the dessert, including a special giant heart doughnut especially for them (#notakebacks in icing)! While guests arrived, I snuck back to hang out with Allison & get a few bridal portraits in the sunny rays of the back deck. Her whole look was to die for, from the vintage dress, to the flower crown, to the perfect tendrils framing her face. Allison danced down the aisle with her mother, and Cameron did his best to keep his tears under control. A friendly competition of who had written better vows ensued, with lots of laughs, hugs and tears. I was overjoyed to have the time to walk around the joining downtown Austin blocks for photos with the couple, and am smitten with so many that it was hard to choose favorites!!! The couple was announced back to the space to make their speech, but not before taking the first polaroid wedding selfie as a married couple for their guestbook. Cameron is a die hard film lover and even owned his own lomography camera store, so you can bet he has some special photos throughout the day too. I am thankful he decided not to shoot the wedding himself, though. :)  After heartfelt toasts from friends & family, the couple enjoyed an al fresco dance out on the open air Malverde patio. Everyone danced until it was time to grab their homemade salsa favors (did you know that Allison has won the Quesoff TWO times?!), before cheering the couple off on their pedicab! (Also, thank you to the slew of off-duty nurses with the abundance of first aid kits who made me stop shooting for a minute and to mend my bleeding finger! If there was a wedding to get injured at, this was the one, ha ha!) To view the photo gallery & order prints from Allison & Cameron’s Malverde wedding, click HERE.

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Austin Wedding Vendors || Wedding Ceremony & Reception Venue :: Malverde // Wedding Planning & Design :: Vintage & Lace // Wedding Dress :: Vintage // Bridesmaid Dress :: Altar’d State //  Bridal Hair :: Krissy Cornell //  Florist :: Tammy Grooms // Catering :: Malverde/La Condesa // Dessert :: Voodoo Doughnut // Austin Wedding Photographer :: CORY RYAN PHOTOGRAPHY

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  • coryryan - Awww, thanks so much April! You speech was just the sweetest – can’t wait to share the whole gallery with you guys soon! <3

  • April Henshaw - Speaking as MOH, Cory and her assistant were PERFECT. They were so kind and were always shooting. I’ve been to about 8 weddings this last two years and about half of the photographers only spend a few minutes shooting here and there. They were watching for unique moments and well, the photos speak for themselves. Bright, happy, no fuzzy filters, they are just as unique as Allison was hoping they’d be. They also worked well with the super sweet wedding coordinator Heather. Truly a match made in wedding heaven. Great job Cory!

Jeanette & Chad :: Oklahoma City, OK

Last spring I shot Jeanette’s sister’s wedding on a gorgeous Tennessee mountaintop, and this spring brought Jeanette’s turn to tie the knot! She and her fiance Chad decided to stick closer to their home and tie the knot in Oklhaoma City! I was excited about my first visit and was happy to head north and leave a rainy Austin behind! But alas, it was raining in Oklahoma when we arrived for the rehearsal dinner as well. With tents being set-up, and a bride determined to not be stressed out, we proceeded with optimism & determination. Like the old saying, we were doing our best to make lemonade! What, we have to do formals in the rain? Well grab some prop umbrellas and let’s get funky then! I was lucky enough to have the fabulous Meegan Weaver from Wichita Falls, TX drive up to assist, and she was truly unbeleivable! And she also took one of my favorite images of the tuxedo-clad chihuahua being walked through the rain… :)

yellow white and red bouquetsilver wedding shoes
bride with hairspray by Meegan Weaver
black and white of bride getting ready
bride putting dress on
rose petal detailflower girl in red dress

bride and groom under umbrellasOaklahoma city wedding photos

chiwawa in tuxedo
by Meegan Weaver
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  • meegan - Cory! you are so awesome!! I love the images you got!!!

  • Tom - These look awesome!

Kat & Todd :: Unique Engagement and Save The Date Photos!

Kat Castillo, hair stylist extraordinaire at Salon Muse, and Todd, drummer for the band The Diagonals are such a perfect couple! They are recently engaged and eloping to Spain in September – WOWWOWOW! But while we were shooting photos for Kat’s soon-to-be-premeired new website, we couldn’t resist getting these two in front of the camera for a few engagement shots. I especially wanted to show these off so couples can see the exponentially awesome possibilities of doing studio sessions for their engagement portraits as well! That’s what I love about photography… the options and ideas truly are endless. Anyway, I absolutely adore how these turned out… bright, fun, and full of love! I think I’m going to call this background “Yowza Yellow” from now on. :)

mod engagement session

groom in black shirt and jaket with white tiebride in white vintage dress

yellow and black retro themed wedding engagement



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Horseshoe Bay Resort Wedding :: Marisa & Kelly :: Married at Last!

I was about to blog about Marisa & Kelly’s wedding, but the lovely folks over at Style Unveiled beat me to it! They’ve just launched the Austin version of the totally hip real weddings website and I am oh-so-stoked to be featured! So without further adieu, click here to see the goodies!

Photographer: Cory Ryan Photography

Wedding Coordinator: Creative Consultants

VenueHorseshoe Bay Resort

CateringHorseshoe Bay Resort

Wedding Cake: Matty Cakes

Florist: Gunn and Rose Design

Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

Linen Rental: BBJ Linens

Beauty: ScissorTails Salon & Spa

Brides Dress: Serendipity Bridal

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Downtown Austin Engagement Session at Jackalope & Casino El Camino

So when I first meet a couple who books an engagement session, my initial goals are to: figure out who they are as a couple, how they met, what they’re favorite things to do together are, and where they go and hang out in their free time. For Marisa & Kelly, that meant a happy hour stroll down 6th Street to three of their favorite locations. First up was Jackalope, home of the famous fish bowl drink! The couple were a little bit nervous about having their photo taken, so they indulged themselves in the giant red concoction you see below.  Afterward we headed over to the Alamo Ritz, where the couple first met and had their first kiss (awwww!). Finally, we went over to Casino to shoot the couple enjoying a game of pool!

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austin funky engagement shoot

marisa and kelly engagement shoot

billiard engagement shoot

Later, we turned these images into a guest sign-in book at their reception and the guests just loved getting to see all the photos from their engagement session.  And the couple got to keep an awesome memory of the day with love notes from friends and family. I highly recommend this!!!

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