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  • Welcome
  • The Experience
  • Investment
  • What People Are Saying
  • Our Process
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Welcome

We could not be more excited that you are here!

This is such an incredible time in your lives and the fact that you have taken a few minutes to consider us to be a part of it... we are SO honored!

We take our role as wedding photographers, and photographers of love stories incredibly seriously... in fact, we consider ourselves so much more than photographers (as you will see in the About Us section)! We are a married couple, deeply in love, who see it as our mission to touch the lives of other couples in a special way! We have been blessed with the gifts and talent of photography and we feel it is our responsibility to share those blessings with couples to create a tangible item that not only serves as a documentation for generations to come, but as a lasting reminder of the incredible love that surrounds them! We are so grateful for the opportunity to share our gifts with others... and we would love to be able to share them with you!
After your wedding we hope to continue to inspire you to have an amazing life together. In fact, we even believe so strongly in amazing marriages that we created a site focused on inspiring couples after they say I do. After you finish checking out our photography info, don't miss the AMAZING Life Together site.

There you will find inspiration for engaged and newlywed couples to help build an amazing foundation for marriage through quick marriage tips, challenges and contests that help couples invest in their relationship, live chats and webinars to learn from real couples, life escapes and couples retreats, and real couple's stories of marriage through mini film documentaries.
Ready to book us for your wedding? Schedule a consultation here.

The Experience

Being wedding photographers gives us the opportunity to play a HUGE role in an incredibly special day in people’s lives. However, we don’t see it as being just a one day thing. We take great pride in working with couples who are seeking more than just photographers! We want to take the opportunity to share our love with each of our couples in hopes that we can have a lasting impact on their lives… with the tangible photos and so much more!


Engagement Sessions

We want your engagement session to be fun, unique, and leave you feeling more in love than ever! It is our goal to create an opportunity for you to escape the everyday craziness of life & wedding planning and focus on each other. Being engaged is such an incredible time of your lives and we want you to soak in every minute of it! Being able to share in this time with you and capture your love and excitement is definitely why we love doing engagement sessions and include them in all of our photography collections!

Engagement sessions give you an opportunity to see us in action while you get comfortable being in front of the camera! By the end of the session, it is our goal to make you forget about the cameras and just soak each other in! We also hope at the same time you feel like you are surrounded by your friends and not just two photographers named Liz and Ryan!

Everyone has a stereotype in their mind of what engagement sessions “typically” look like. We want you to remove that image from your mind. We want you to start with a blank slate as you plan your very own unique engagement session! Think about what makes your relationship so special and so unique. What is it that makes you love each other so much? There is no such thing as a bad idea…. In fact, the more “CRAZY” the better! If we can make it happen, we definitely will!

Click Here to see our most recent Engagement Sessions

Date Nights

We always have a blast hanging out with our couples! A few times each year, we plan date nights to bring our couples together and give them an excuse to escape the everyday craziness and have some fun! Whether it is ice skating, bowling, wine tasting, Orioles games, or having our very own hayride and bonfire, our couples give us the perfect excuse to plan an evening out!

Reveal Parties

One of our favorite things that we get to do is deliver the images to our couples after their wedding day! It is so much fun to relive that special day just a few weeks later! The emotions are still so present, but the little moments that made the day so special are usually tucked away already! It is our pleasure to welcome our couples and their closest family and friends into our home for fun food, drinks, and most importantly to view a special slideshow of their images for the very first time! The images are usually what everyone looks forward to the most after the wedding… so why not make it an excuse to celebrate?!

Image Delivery

Your marriage will last a lifetime and so should your wedding photos. In order to make sure your memories are preserved for your great grandchildren to see, we deliver your images in three ways.

First, we want you to have easy access all in one place, so we provide you with a USB thumb drive of all of your images.

Second, to better future proof your images from changes in storage devices, we provide you with a full digital gallery accessible from the cloud. High resolution images are immediately downloadable to any device. You have access to your online PASS gallery for 1 year and your images will be backed up for 10 years at no extra cost to you. Click here to view a sample gallery from a full wedding.

Finally, we strongly believe that photos are meant to be printed, held in your hand, flipped through, and truly looked at one at a time. Once an image is printed, it has entered the real world forever. To get you started, we print a few of our favorite images from your wedding day and deliver them to you in a hand crafted Wooden Heirloom Box. This box is our gift to you to help you remember the start of your life together and to preserve these memories for the rest of your life and generations to come.

Ready to book us for your wedding? Schedule a consultation here.

Investment

Wedding Collections

All of our collections begin with 8 Hours of Wedding Day Coverage by two photographers (Liz and Ryan), a 90 minute Love Story Engagement Session, and High Resolution Digital Images delivered via PASS and on a USB thumb drive.

The Wedding Collection: $4500

  • Up to 8 hours of Wedding Day Photography Coverage
  • A Love Story Engagement Session
  • High Resolution Digital Images From Engagement Session and Wedding Day Delivered Via PASS and On a Thumb Drive
  • Day of Wedding Slideshow
  • The full Liz and Ryan Wedding Experience

Add Extra Hours:

Sometimes 8 hours just isn’t enough to cover your wedding day from start to finish. We LOVE photographing our couples and will absolutely do so as long as you wish. Customize your photography collection by adding additional coverage hours to make sure everything from getting ready to the sparkler send off is fully documented. Plus the more hours you add, the more you’ll save.

  • One Extra Hour: $350
  • Two Extra Hours: $600
  • Three Extra Hours: $750
  • Four Extra Hours: $900
  • Five Extra Hours: $1000

Looking for even more coverage, check out our Weekend Collection Options below.


Weekend Collections:

After photographing close to 100 weddings of all shapes and sizes, we have found a true love in capturing the whole wedding weekend! There is so much that goes into planning a wedding, we believe it deserves to be celebrated and documented over an extended period of time! In order to truly tell a more complete wedding story, we love to be with our couples and their families for more than just the 8 hour wedding day! For these reasons, we have created our Weekend Wedding Collections to make this an easy option for our couples!

Full Weekend Coverage: $7750

The perfect collection to make sure absolutely everything is photographed.

  • Up to 10 Hours of Wedding Day Coverage
  • Coverage of All Events Over a Three Day Period (Rehearsal and Rehearsal Dinner, Friends and Family Welcome Party, The Day after Brunch)
  • One 8 x 10 Couture Storybook Wedding Album with up to 200 pages

Rehearsal Coverage: $6950

  • Up to 10 hours of Wedding Day Coverage
  • Coverage of your Rehearsal and Rehearsal Dinner
  • One 8 x 10 Couture Storybook Wedding Album with up to 150 pages

Elopement Photography: 

The wedding day is the start of an AMAZING marriage. We believe that weddings of all types deserve to be captured with AMAZING photos. Having an elopement ceremony? We’d love to photograph it for you. Our Elopement Photography Collections include coverage by two photographers (Liz and Ryan) and digital images delivered via our online PASS galleries.

  • Three hour Elopement Photography Collection: $1500
  • Five hour Elopement Photography Collection: $2500

Elopement collections are available on weekdays only (M-Th).


Destination Wedding Photography:

We love to travel and we LOVE to photograph couples in AMAZING locations! We’ve photographed in locations throughout Europe, Mexico, the Caribbean, and the United States. Interested in having us photograph your destination wedding? Send us a message from our contact form. We’d love to capture your wedding… no matter where it is taking place!


Don’t see the type of collection you are looking for? Send us a message from our Contact Form. We’d love to create something custom for you!

Wedding Albums

Photos were meant to be printed. They are the physical reminder of the start to your AMAZING Life Together. There is definitely no better way to preserve all of your memories for years to come than with a wedding album. Choose from either our Couture Story Book Album or our more traditional Leather Craftsmen Wedding Album and we will create the perfect design that truly tells your love story.


Couture Story Book Albums

The Couture Story Book Album is the perfect album to tell your full love story. With 150 sides (75 pages), you can fill this album with everything from your engagement session to your wedding and everything in between. This album also includes an embossed slipcase for protection. This makes the Couture Story Book Album perfect to leave out on your coffee table or on an ottoman without having to worry about it being damaged.

DETAILS:

  • Story book style album
  • 75 pages (150 sides)
  • Photo cover
  • Spine imprinting
  • Protective slipcase
  • Choice of fabric color
PRICES:

  • 8″ x 10″: $1000
  • 6″ x 8″: $750

Leather Craftsmen Wedding Albums


The Leather Craftsmen Wedding Album is the perfect heirloom to preserve your wedding day photos. With thick flush mount pages and a full leather cover, this album will stand the test of time. This is the perfect album to display your wedding photos and love story as a true work of art.

DETAILS:

  • Heirloom style album
  • flush mount pages
  • 10 pages (20 sides)
  • Photo cover cutout
  • Spine and cover embossing
  • Choice of leather color
PRICES:

  • 8″ x 10″: $1000
  • 6″ x 8″: $750

Photo Booth

Add some extra fun to your reception with our one-of-a-kind custom built photo booth! Unlike traditional photo booths that look very factory-like, we designed and built our photo booth with style in mind. It’s full wood body and white finish will fit right in with the design of your wedding. Plus, you can choose to use the photo booth with fully enclosed curtains or let all of your guests see the fun with the open air option.

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • Simple touch screen operation
  • Black & white or color prints
  • Custom-designed prints
  • Prints 2 strips per sheet
  • Downloadable digital files
  • Collection of small props
  • Choice of open air or enclosed booth
PRICE:

  • Unlimited Reception Use: $975
Ready to book us for your wedding? Schedule a consultation here.

What People Are Saying

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Jen and Kevin – Wedding 5.31.14

We cannot thank Liz and Ryan enough for the absolutely beautiful memories that they captured for us. I have known Liz and Ryan since they were photographers for a friend’s wedding and I was amazed at that time by their professionalism, creativity, and love for what they do. Since that wedding, they have photographed my (now) husband’s proposal to me on the steps of the Jefferson Memorial, our engagement session in Old Town Alexandria, and our wedding in Washington DC. The pictures from our wedding are incredible, and they really captured the joy and excitement of our day. They also did not mind driving all over Washington to take pictures with us! Not only are they fantastic at their profession, they are also some of the most genuine and caring people we have met. We look forward to planning anniversary photo sessions with them in the future!

See their wedding here: Jen and Kevin’s Four Season’s Washington DC Wedding
See their engagement session here: Jen and Kevin’s Alexandria VA Engagement Session
See their proposal here: Kevin’s Jefferson Memorial DC Proposal


 

Laura and Tom – Wedding 9.28.13

We love Liz and Ryan and would choose them again and again and again if we could! They have meticulous attention to detail and are with you every step of the way! They are there to celebrate you as a couple and your love, which is what a wedding and a marriage is all about. They care about more than just what photos you want, they care about your vision for the celebration and how it will reflect your relationship, love and marriage! We immensely appreciate any and all advice they gave us, from the engagement session to the first look, and we continue to pass it on to every couple we know. We are more non-traditional, simplistic, so the concept of posing for a bazillion photos together was not really our style, so Liz and Ryan embraced capturing us as we are, doing things that we love together. We also spent a lot of time creating special details and Liz and Ryan understood the importance of capturing them! Most importantly, Liz and Ryan were able to capture the pure joy and happiness we both felt and that is truly priceless!

See their wedding here: Laura and Tom’s Finger Lakes Vineyard New York Wedding
See their engagement session here: Laura and Tom’s Winter Snowball Fight Engagement Session


 

Kait and Adam – Wedding 5.25.13

Having Liz & Ryan be our wedding photographers was one of the best wedding planning decisions we made. From the first contact e-mail to the delivery of our wedding album, they were professional, personal, and fun. They created a wedding day timeline to help keep us on track as well as make sure they knew all the pictures we wanted to capture with our different wedding guests. They kept us on time, the atmosphere fun and exciting, and even helped prevent meltdowns! We love how each engagement and wedding they shoot is unique to each couple. They paid special attention to include little details that were important to us. Our photographs and wedding album are more than we could have hoped for, and look forward to sharing them with family and friends for years to come

See their wedding here: Kait and Adam’s Rehoboth Beach Wedding
See their engagement session here: Kait and Adam’s Eastern Shore Beer Tasting Picnic Engagement Session


 

Amanda and Bobby – Wedding 7.20.13

I made 7 appointments with 7 photographers, the first one being Liz & Ryan. We were chatting about our vision and who we are as a couple, and within 5 minutes, both my husband and I knew Liz & Ryan were a perfect fit for us! We cancelled the other 6 appointments and booked Liz & Ryan. BEST. DECISION. EVER! When it came time to decide on a location for our engagement pictures, Liz remembered our conversation about a winery in Charlottesville and suggested we go there. I wanted to make sure they were okay with it because it was a 3 hour trip for them. No hesitation from Liz – her exact words were SO EXCITED! Our engagement pictures were breathtaking! I never imagined that my husband and I could photograph so well, but we did with Liz & Ryan’s expertise and guidance! Fast forward to July. We had been exchanging countless emails about how close the big day was getting! I could tell how excited they were! They encouraged us to do a first look. I’m so glad we did! Liz & Ryan captured the spirit of our wedding day and were able to tell our story through pictures! They took every photo I requested and caught so many details that I didn’t see or remember. Now the reveal party (so FUN)! They had wine, cheese, and cupcake for us (our three main food groups!) When we got to see all the photos, my jaw dropped to the floor because they were better than I could imagine! I felt all the emotions from my wedding rushing through me – the excitement, the anticipation, and the joy! Liz & Ryan even videotaped the song that my mom’s friend performed for us in American Sign Language because we did not have a videographer. Liz & Ryan emphasize LOVE not only in their relationship, but through the way they live their lives. They remind their couples to take time for LOVE and to remember why you are getting married! It’s so easy to get caught up in wedding planning, and it’s so refreshing to be reminded of the important things! They feel more like your best friends than a wedding vendor!

See their wedding here: Amanda and Bobby’s Oaks Waterfront Wedding
See their engagement session here: Amanda and Bobby’s Veritas Vineyard Engagement Session


 

Jess and Chris – Wedding 7.13.13

Liz and Ryan are amazing! They make you feel like family! Not only are they wonderful to work with, but their pictures are stunning. My friends and family are constantly commenting on how incredible the photos are and how they capture the spirit of our day! We had our “reveal party” — yes, Liz and Ryan invite you into their home so you can all look at the photos together! — only two weeks after the wedding! Such a quick turnaround. We couldn’t be happier with the photos. We also used their photobooth — hilarious and wonderful! You won’t go wrong with Liz and Ryan.

See their wedding here: Jess and Chris’s Oaks Waterfront Wedding

Ready to book us for your wedding? Schedule a consultation here.

Our Process

Say Hello

We love meeting new friends! Our process starts with a fun in-person consultation where we get to share some of our favorite treats and learn more about you. Can’t meet us in person? We can absolutely set up a Skype date! After agreeing to all the fine print, it’s time to get the party started!

BUILDING THE RELATIONSHIP

When you hire us, you are hiring more than photographers. You are hiring people that care deeply about you and your life’s most amazing moments. Couples date nights, pre-session planning meet-ups, and Pinterest style boards are all fun things we do to help us create great photos before we even pick up the camera.

ESCAPE THE EVERYDAY

Life can be CRAZY!!! Our sessions are an escape from the everyday and a moment to cherish forever. Whether it’s a wedding, engagement session, anniversary session, or an amazing life moment, we give you permission to feel AMAZING...because you are! We’ll be sure to capture it in photos forever.

ICING ON THE CAKE

After each session, we are so excited to share your images with you! Your images will be available within in a few short weeks via PASS for easy online access! And if you are available, we’d love to host a Reveal Party with you at our home. Drinks and dessert are on us, but the memories are all yours!
Ready to book us for your wedding? Schedule a consultation here.

Faq

How did you meet?

We are high school sweethearts! We started dating when we were in an AP Physics class together!  The force of attraction made us inseparable!  Sorry for the corny physics joke (It’s a good thing we were in the same physics class instead of chemistry! ;) )  Growing up in a small town, we always knew of each other, but didn’t start dating until Ryan’s senior year and Liz’s junior year of high school.

Do you photograph things besides weddings?

Although weddings are our primary focus, we do photograph a select number of other sessions each year.  We LOVE documenting life’s amazing moments in a story telling way.  If you have an interesting idea for a session you would like photographed, we’d love to chat! (Especially if you are an editor of Food and Wine Magazine).  Send us an email at hello@lizandryan.com.

What do you mean by “Story Telling” Photography?

Life’s most AMAZING moments pass by in an instant.  We love being able to capture the essence of these moments in a way that tells a story for generations to come.  For engagement sessions, this means helping you build a fun date night that we just so happen to be photographing.  For a new family, this means capturing all the special moments as they happen, from the cries, to the laughs and everything in between.  See an example of a story telling session we did for Lindsley and Jeff as they vacationed in Paris, or a baby story we captured for Jennie, Adam and baby Charlotte.

How will we receive our photos?

Your images will be delivered digitally in three ways, in an Online PASS Gallery, on a Thumb Drive, and finally we will print a selection of our favorites and provide them to you in our Wooden Heirloom Box. Check out the Experience section above for full image delivery details.

How long will it take for our photos to be ready?

We LOVE seeing and hearing how excited our clients get when they see their photos for the first time.  Exact delivery time depends on the time of year and our overall workload, but in general we do our best to get your photos back to you within 2-3 weeks.  If scheduling allows, we love to host reveal parties at our home for you to see your photos for the first time!

Do we have permission to print our photos ourselves?

Yes! You are more than welcome to print your photos wherever you choose! To make it extra easy for your and your guest to print images, you may do so directly from your online PASS gallery. Photos ordered from your PASS gallery are printed at our professional print lab and mailed directly to your door. Choose from 4×6, 5×7, and 8×12. We also highly encourage you to share your photos online via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram!  Just be sure to give us photography credit when doing so!

We love your work, how can we book you for our wedding?

YAY! We LOVE you already!!! Jump on over to our contact page and fill out the online form.

What are your photography collection rates?

Our wedding collections currently start at $4500 and include 2 Photographers, an Engagement Session, and high resolution images. Most of our couples choose collections ranging from $4500 to $6100. Additional information about our collections can be found above in the investment section. And if you can’t find a collection that fits your needs, don’t hesitate contacting us, we’d love to discuss creating a custom package to fully document your love story and wedding.

When did you start your business?

We started our business in 2009 and have been photographing AMAZING couple’s love stories ever since! Prior to starting our business, Liz was an event planner and marketing coordinator, while Ryan was an electrical and optical engineer.  Liz’s unique knowledge of business management and Ryan’s in-depth technical understanding of lenses and cameras have been key to the success of our business.

Do you offer engagement sessions?

We include an engagement session in all of our wedding collections.  We LOVE getting to know our couples as more than just clients.  An engagement session helps you get comfortable being photographed prior to your wedding.  Plus, it is a fun escape from the craziness that everyday life and wedding planning can be.  Our goal is to make your engagement session feel like a fun and romantic date that tells your unique love story.

Individual Engagement sessions and Anniversary sessions are $650.

What’s your favorite cupcake flavor?

Liz – double chocolate for sure!  Ryan – anything with peanut butter!

Our wedding is in Europe, will you travel abroad for weddings?

ABSOLUTELY!  We love destination weddings and traveling the world.  Check out our travel page to see where we’ve been and where we’d love to go.  Our travel costs vary by location, day of the week, and time of year.  Did we mention we LOVE to travel?!!  Because of this, we will do whatever we can to minimize travel costs in order to make sure we can be a part of your wedding!

Ready to book us for your wedding? Schedule a consultation here.