about us

new orleans wedding photographers the swansons

We are Ryan and Rachel Swanson – a husband-and-wife team of local photographers with a passion for love, life, and the visual medium. We were born and raised right here in New Orleans, LA. While we live just outside the city, in the burbs with our two cats, our passion takes us all over, on our mission to help brides and grooms-to-be preserve their unforgettable memories.

We believe in true love and the bond of marriage. That’s why we do what we love, we love what we do, and we do it well.

But – we’re not here to talk about us. We’re here to talk about you, and the relationship we want to build with you before picking up the camera.

As a married couple ourselves, we’ve been in your shoes. We know first-hand just how stressful it is to plan a wedding. Worrying about whether or not the photographer will do their job is just…unnecessary. With us, you can focus on getting all the other wedding vendors in line. We’ve been capturing weddings for years, working hard behind-the-scenes to capture the moments you can’t afford to miss.

Our diverse experience and industry knowledge speaks for itself. We care just as much about making your wedding special as you do. We invest our emotions and energy into each wedding we’re responsible for capturing. No forced or awkward angles. We’ll help you be yourself in a relaxed environment, using mostly natural lighting.

The most beautiful moments are the ones that are unscripted and raw. You’re marrying this person for who they are in real life, not for who they are on-camera. We have a very unique directing style, ‘letting shit happen’ the way it’s supposed to. Think about it, once the dust has settled and your wedding album is in your hands, do you want to see a bunch of stiff, ‘planned’ photographs, or, a collection of irreplaceable moments that you can relive for lifetimes to come.

At the end of the day, you’re marrying the person you love. This is true love. True love deserves true class, and the right lighting, angles, and techniques to deliver memories you can cherish for generations.

Our promise to you is simple: To provide a wedding photography experience that’s just as unique as you. We photograph in a uniquely journalistic and timeless manner. We wouldn’t deliver anything we’re not proud of. That would be…weird. We capture and deliver wedding pictures we would, in fact, be jealous of.

It’s your legacy and it matters.

Husband & Wife. Cat people. Foodies. Travelers.

People who just enjoy living life to its fullest.