We believe in telling the truth. The honesty that lies when you're just being real, and that story, that truth, that passion and that love that lives in the truth, deserves to be told by humans who are equally as real and equally as invested.
We will take you on a journey, from the first time we sit down together; the engagement session (where we may or may not get you a little tipsy before) enjoying one of the most amazing afternoons in New Orleans; the moment you get ready to embrace each other infront of all the people you care most about; to hand selecting the most important moments for your album, your first family heirloom, the first of your legacy as a family together.
What sets us apart from the thousands of other fantastic wedding photographers in New Orleans is our dedication and our passion for preserving the raw, honest moments in your life that each and every one of you deserve to relive, day in and day out.
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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 suburbs with our two cats), our passion takes us all over New Orleans, on our mission to help brides and grooms-to-be make 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.