Hire Gabriel Ryan

To keep things simple...

I have a single wedding photography package.  It includes:

  • 8 hours of photography coverage w/ me
  • Online gallery for easy sharing with friends & family
  • Digital download of all the hi-res photos
  • Travel anywhere w/in the continental United States


If you'd like to add an engagement session, 2nd photographer, or handmade album, let me know by checking one or more of the boxes to the right.
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1804 Coral Pl
Newport Beach, CA, 92663
United States

Southern California Wedding Photographers

We enjoy getting to know and photographing engaged couples in Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, and the rest of Southern California.

Holiday Mini Sessions Are Here

Gabriel Ryan

I know you and I both thought the same thing.  We flashed our Costco card, passed the electronics section, and then... GASP... the Christmas section is up already?!?!  Oh, how the time flies, but don't you love this time of year? The kids are back to school.  The colors start to change.  And your local retailer tries to beat out the guy next door for who can be the first to get Santa up in the window.  It's a time for sweaters and pumpkin spice latte's.  It's that time of year when your local shopping mall pumps cinnamon and peppermint into the air, and Carlie starts bringing a wide variety of candles smelling of sugar cookie, gingerbread & whatnot to fully incubate our home in the Christmas spirit.

And of course, it's time to clear the real estate on your fridge for all those holiday cards that are about to fill your mailbox... which means you need some new photos.  Dress up the kids, bring out your sweetie, get your puppy a new sweater, and come out for our Once-a-Year Holiday Mini-Sessions.

Details at the bottom of the post.  We'll see you there!



*25 minute session for up to 6 people *online gallery for viewing and sharing *20 edited high res photos

Time slots are limited so book online now to reserve your spot over at holidaysession2013.eventbrite.com

If you would like to book a full session or have questions, send me an email at gabriel@gabrielryan.net.  Full sessions are available for $500 and includes a 90 minute shoot and 80 fully edited images.

Cheyenne and Sean Are Engaged

Gabriel Ryan

Theirs was a different kind of long distance relationship. When boy met girl, it was while they were travlling long distances together.

Cheyenne had left home to travel the world, and her talents as a dancer landed her on the proverbial bus of a traveling musical theatre group. The thought of performing, acting as a real life working artist, and doing it all while traveling the world, was intoxicating. Meeting The (with a capital ‘T’) man of her dreams was the last priority on her bucket list as she joined the crew.

But, when she met the stage hand from Florida, she was intrigued. It turns out this boy had a name… his name was Sean… and though she probably didn’t know it just yet, he would be The One.

Years later, here we our, our paths crossed much thanks to this wonderful industry. Cheyenne is a professional photographer and Carlie & I feel fortunate enough to have connected thru mutual friends in the industry. It’s always an honor when someone picks you to shoot their wedding, especially a colleague. So, this time, it is Cheyenne’s turn to be on the other side of the lens, and we couldn’t help but share a handful of favorites from their engagement shoot.

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Tina and Joey Get Married at Talega

Gabriel Ryan

A few weeks ago, we made our way from Laguna down to Tina and Joey’s classy wedding at Talega Golf Club & Resort in San Clemente. Upon arrival, Carlie and I started collecting a few of the details to photograph before the timeline would start to pick up speed. We set up the shoes, the dress, and a few other pieces like the custom emergency kit prepared by one of the bridesmaids. And just before it came time to don the dress, there was a knock on the door.

In walked Joey’s older brother, Brett… not with one gift, but with a stack of them. He shuffled past the makeup kits and curling irons, to the edge of the room where Tina sat, and he announced that yes there were many gifts and yes there was a specific order. She started with a single card, and proceeded to open gift after gift, and those of us in the room all felt like we were watching a scene from ‘The Notebook’ unfold before us. Tina opened up an easel, and paints, and all the intricacies required to bring back her old passion for painting.

Then, after the final gift, and a closing letter from Joey professing his adoration and commitment… after all of that… came the encore.

Brett set down his iPhone atop the bed, tapped the screen and we all waited with baited breath. A melodic tune, a single guitar, bounced out of the little black screen, and before long we were all laughing at the tune we recognized as ‘Lady in Red’ now adapted as ‘Lady in White’ as Joey sang his own lyrics just for his bride. The song moved from a romantic serenade to an upbeat rap, and though it was definitely entertaining that song was so much more.

It was obvious that Joey had fallen for Tina, and that he is the kind of man willing to risk it all for the woman he loves. There is no better picture of love, and Carlie & I are so excited for you two. Your great-grandparents have set the bar high, and it was so great to have them there on your wedding day. But now, it’s your turn. And, we can’t wait for the next 62 years, if we are that lucky to still be around, to hear the stories you will create - stories that all started on a single day, with a single song, between two people madly in love.

Behind every great wedding is a great team of wedding vendors. Much thanks to those we had the pleasure to work alongside for Tina and Joey’s wedding at Talega Golf Club in San Clemente: Tara of Sweet Blossom Designs : Austin and Josh of Paperback Weddings : Tim Espinosa of Invisible Touch DJ’s : All Smiles Photobooth : Pastor Josh Griffin : Michael of Talega Golf Club :

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Calamigos Wedding Photography - Steph and Bobby

Gabriel Ryan

When it comes to directing the details, there’s none better than Steph. Whether it be a Hollywood gala or an award’s ceremony after-party, Steph has designed and coordinated some of the best events the past few years have seen. This is the first time, however, that she would be center-stage.

Months after booking their wedding, we were finally able to coordinate busy schedules and calendar Steph and Bobby’s Venice Beach Engagement Shoot. After spending some time together, and getting to know them better, I was even more excited for their wedding day, slated for the summer at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu. I got a sneek peak into what the wedding day would hold.

From the vintage cocktail decor brought in by the bride's company Best Events, to the hand-made signs, to the flip book photo booth, every detail was in place… leaving way for what was be most important; for Steph & Bobby to celebrate their wedding with those they love most.

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A Wedding at the Historic Cottage in San Clemente - Diane and Jerry

Gabriel Ryan

With energy continuing to pulse thru the courtyard of the historic cottage, the DJ cued the last song of the evening. Their guests circled round, while Diane and Jerry clung to each other at the heart of the dance floor. Together, the entire group joined in belting out the final ballad of the evening, glass and loved-one in hand.

If anything were true, by freezing that one moment in time, you could tell that Diane and Jerry are truly loved.

There’s something to be said for the company you keep. You can tell a lot about a person, or couple, by those they keep close. So, it was no surprise that on Diane and Jerry’s wedding day, the intimate gathering was full of passionate and caring people.

Diane and Jerry are the benefactors of a whole host of people that care intently and live passionately. As such, Diane and Jerry are passionate and caring people.

We shared a bit of their story along with the photos from their engagement shoot, and we couldn’t be happier to complete the story with their wedding photos below. Enjoy.

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