My name is Ryan O'Connor
I've been a full time freelancer since 2006 after graduating from Columbia College Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts in cinematography. Since then, I've had the pleasure of serving couples all over northern Illinois and parts of Wisconsin, Iowa and Indiana. I am based in west Chicago.
I enjoy catching natural, candid moments as opposed to staged or rehearsed actions. To me, the details are what make a wedding unique. And I make an effort to make sure those little moments, gestures, looks, or personal touches are captured so you'll always be reminded of them.
As a one-man company, you'll be working directly with me - no middlemen. I shoot and edit my own footage, and I take your requests directly which makes the workflow smooth & easy for both of us. The most valuable things that I can offer you are reliability, respect, and professionalism. I do everything possible to make sure my clients are happy with my work and my work ethic.
For more examples of my work, please visit my website. At the top of the page, you'll find a Youtube playlist with a few dozen examples
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63 Reviews for RJO Photo & Video
Recommended by 99% of couples
Emily Montgomery · Married on 09/01/2019
Ryan was absolutely amazing to work with. He was always very responsive, and every edit requested above what he normally does within a film, was applied with no problem. He truly turns your vision into a reality. He puts in the extra effort into your wedding day. In fact, he stayed a bit extra for us to get a few additional shots. Highly recommend!Sent on 11/03/2019
Katherine · Married on 07/05/2019
Best Choice We Made!!!
I cannot say enough about how amazing RJO Photography was! I am SO incredibly happy that we decided to hire a videographer, it was honestly the best choice we made about our wedding. Ryan's work is ridiculously good and he is SO affordable. Watching our wedding trailer is like reliving our wedding day - it's absolutely irreplaceable. Our full day DVD is definitely one of our most prized possessions! There are so many moments on your wedding day that you miss or just can't remember because there's just so much going on - but when you can sit down a few months later and relive all those special and funny moments, it's priceless. We couldn't even believe the artistry in what Ryan put together, we are so thrilled. Thanks Ryan!!!Sent on 11/03/2019
Jenna Stahl · Married on 06/29/2019
Ryan was so easy to work with and we could not be more happier with our wedding trailer and video!! We highly recommend Ryan!!Sent on 09/10/2019
$100 off If the entire day takes place at the same location,
including ceremony, portrait sessions, reception, etc
$100 off for weddings on non-holiday weekends from November to April
$100 off for relatives of previous couples