01 July 2009

Bride and Bloom Wedding Photography - Gabriel Ryan In Print

to get to do what i love, i am thankful. to be paid to do what i love, i am blessed. to be recognized for what i love, i pinch myself.

i think back to the days, not long ago, where the thought of creating a business that would add value to the lives of others, was simply a dream scribbled out on the back of a napkin. i think to those first few meetings at peets coffee, where i met some of the most incredible couples; couples that wanted to mark the start of their story together with something unique.

i like to think that much of the blessing bestowed upon carlie, me, and our business, has been the direct result of hard-work. i am a workaholic, and the feeling of achieving a certain level of creative productivity fuels my desire. but, at the end of the day, when i am honest with myself, i realize that i am just flat-out blessed to have come to know some awesome people. jasmine star and dane sanders, were two of the first, that made the effort to add real value to carlie & i, in this journey.

and because of a handful of these incredible people, for the first time since the birth of our studio, gabriel.ryan.photographers. has hit the news stands.

i believe it was late 2008 when carlie & i met the incredible wedding publicist, from inspired by this, leila khalil, and uber-fabulous event stylist, carissa jones, over coffee. their conversation engaged carlie & i, and really helped us dissect how we might better find our place in this whole wedding industry. so, girls... thank you.

so, without further adieu, i am more than stoked to share our most recent collaboration, which was featured in the summer 2009 issue of the bride & bloom.

for more photos, head over to carissa's blog.

and, lastly, thank you to all of the pros that helped rock out this shoot! we couldn't have done it without you:


melody from sweet and saucy shop
allison from invitation innovations
megan from classic party rentals, orange county
desiree from wildflower linens


BB Cover - Summer 2009 Issue gabriel ryan

BB Summer 2009 - JL Designs page139 gabriel ryan

15 comments:

  1. So exciting! You both are amazing at what you do and I know there will be many more magazines to come for you guys! Thanks for the fabulous photos!

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  2. congratulations to two people who truly emulate those who fueled your growth, by paying it forward with care, respect and time for others.

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  3. Im SO proud of the work you did to produce the images we got featured. I am one of your biggest fans... xo

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  4. Congratulations! What a wonderful achievement. My dream is to be a wedding photographer and if one day I become published I will be very happy with myself.

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  5. So Fun!! Congrats, a joy well done!

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  6. Wow, how exciting! Beautiful photos. Congrats!! :-)

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  7. Congrats you two! I can't think of more deserving people than you guys. Awesome.

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  8. Congrats!! Beautiful work!

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  9. I am addicted to visiting your blog... partly because you guys rock and partly because we share the same journey! Congrats!

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  10. Congrats! That is so exciting!

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  11. Nice work, exciting stuff!

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  12. i feel like i have been SO BLESSED by my friendship with you two! you are deserving of so many great things and the fact that you are HUMBLE and GRATEFUL, even with the success, speaks volumes...keep being you and the journey will take you to heights you never imagined! much love, c

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  13. Congrats!!!! WHat a wonderful feeling!

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  14. Congratulations! How exciting!

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