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 holds a degree and formal training in film and video production. Similarly, Gia began in 2008 and has over 150 weddings under her belt. Since then, they have invested in considerable continued education via photography workshops and conferences.

In our years of wedding experience, we've seen and solved every challenging lighting, weather, and location situation imaginable. We come to every wedding prepared with multiple camera bodies and lenses, plus extensive lighting equipment to make sure we nail it every time. We’ve also worked with a wide range of wedding vendors to collaborate toward a flawless wedding day.

There are no second chances to capture a once-in-a-lifetime moment, so be sure you hire a professional photographer you trust.

What photography services do you offer?

For weddings, we offer full-service luxury, micro-wedding, and elopement photography packages in addition to proposal photography, engagement photography, rehearsal dinner and bridal portrait sessions.

For families, Cory photographs a variety of family and documentary day-in-the-life sessions, including maternity and lifestyle newborn photos.

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 assistant we work with regularly for a seamless style and full event coverage from every angle.

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 should I book my wedding or photography session?

In general, weddings 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.

Once we book your wedding, we can also begin scheduling other sessions, such as engagement, bridal, or couple’s portraits.

Email us at cory@coryryan.com to find out availability for other photography services, such as family or day-in-the-life sessions. 

How do we book our wedding or session?

Simply email us at cory@coryryan.com with the date of your event, or preferred month of photography for your family session. We will let you know who is available and send you our detailed wedding pricing PDF, with the option to set up a phone or zoom consultation. After that, we will walk you through the quick online booking process - designed to be easy for all of our out of town couples!

Once your contract and retainer are secured, your date is set!

Do you take credit cards for payment?

We can take credit card payment for an additional 3% processing fee.

When is the remaining payment due?

For weddings and related photo sessions, the remaining balance is due 1 month before your event(s). For family sessions, final payment is due the day that your photography takes place.

For non-wedding sessions, do you have set locations, or can we choose our own?

While we have quite a few favorite spots in and around Austin that we love to recommend, we’re also open to your ideas! For family photos, we’ve also done many backyard and at-home lifestyle sessions during COVID. Let us know what works best for your family.

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

You receive unlimited Personal Use Rights to the digital files. For weddings, these high-resolution JPEG files will be delivered on an archival USB ina custom box with your names on it, and have been color corrected and edited to perfection prior to being delivered. For family sessions and elopements, these images are available for digital download only. Family sessions may upgrade by adding a USB to their package, upon request.

When will our photos be ready to view?

To ensure that all images meet our quality and consistency standards, expect to receive your digital images within 4-8 weeks after the event, depending on the time of the year. Once your images are ready, we will email you a link to the online gallery. Once your online images are delivered, we can start your album design process. 

Will my event photos be available online?

Yes, friends and family *love* this! We include an online viewing and ordering gallery with all photography packages. We use professional printers for all online gallery photo orders, 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 or Zoom 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 1 hour after sunrise or 2 hours before sunset. Saturdays are reserved exclusively for wedding photography.

We're often asked to recommend our fellow exceptional wedding colleagues! Below you will find a categorized list of some of the best Austin wedding vendors we've personally worked with. *This list is by no means complete, as we work with new people every weekend!*

Austin Wedding Cakes:

Michelle'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 AustinFlora FetishPetals Ink, Rosehip Flora, Remi & Gold, Stems Floral Design

Austin Wedding Hair & Wedding Make-Up:

Adore, Avery AllenLip Service XO, LoLa BeautyNisa Nicole

Austin Wedding Planners:

36th Street EventsBird Dog Wedding, Brock & Co. Events, Caplan Miller Events, Elsie Event Co., Pearl Events, Whitt , Westcott Weddings

All Austin Wedding Venues (with photos & descriptions)

All Texas Hill Country Wedding Venues (with photos and descriptions)

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, Springdale Station

Austin Wedding Videographers:

Adam Grumbo Films, Crescent Video, Mason Jar Films, Photohouse Films

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