Mitchell Naleid · Married on 10/03/2020
Couldn't Have Asked for Anything More
Brad photographed our wedding in August 2020. He was very flexible with COVID changing our plans. He was on time, quick, and got our photos to us within a week. He was fun and engaging. A lot of compliments from our guests. Would definitely use him again and recommend him to others.Sent on 08/28/2020
Mary K · Married on 06/20/2020
Top recommendation for a talented, reliable, enthusiastic, creative, communicative photographer
My husband and I give our highest recommendation to Brad. He is a true artist and a consummate professional. When we were looking for wedding photographers, we reviewed dozens of portfolios in our search for the right person to photograph our wedding day. For us, having an excellent photographer was a very high priority. We wanted a photographer who excelled in lighting techniques and capturing “real” moments. Right away, Brad’s artistry stood out to us. Additionally, from the consultation through the delivery of the final wedding photographs, he was easy to reach by phone, text, and email.Sent on 07/27/2020
Brad photographed us for an engagement photo session, also. We wanted our dogs to be included in the engagement photos, and he made special efforts to recommend a dog-friendly location. He scoped out the location prior to our arrival, and he timed all of our shots so that the lighting was ideal. He took a wide variety of photographs, and we were able to use the engagement photographs to personalize our wedding day. For example, we used a silhouette shot taken from a distance as the cover of our wedding program and a “family” shot of us with our dogs within the program. Also, we used the photographs that he took of us on our guest favor tags, and we framed several of the engagement photographs to display at our reception.
Brad was prompt on the wedding day, arriving early so that he could photograph my wedding dress prior to my putting it on. He then went over to the church so that he could photograph my groom and the groomsmen, as well as my arrival at the church. Brad made sure to photograph the moments that I most wanted to remember, including the look on my groom’s face when he saw me for the first time as I walked down the aisle. His photographs of the church and nuptial mass were taken respectfully, never distracting from the ongoing ceremony. After the mass, he took stunning shots as we exited the church. We had a list of staged group pictures, and Brad was quick and efficient in directing our wedding party. Because of his eye for poses, composition, and lighting, Brad managed to make the staged photographs extraordinarily beautiful and interesting, and they look as if they belong on the cover of Vogue Italia or Vanity Fair. He took my bridal portraits at the church, too, as well as photographs of my husband and me in the get-away car.
At Grand Geneva, where our reception was held, Brad took beautiful photographs of my husband and me at sites that were special to us as a couple. Brad also selected various locations around the resort where the scenery and lighting were ideal, and he arranged for a golf cart to take us to those locations so that I didn’t have to walk far in my dress and heels. Again, Brade took the time of day into consideration so that we could have photographs taken in a variety of lighting situations, including golden hour and nighttime. Brad also took a wide candid variety of shots throughout the reception, and he managed to capture moments throughout the night that we will cherish forever.
Brad was reliable, enthusiastic, punctual, creative, communicative, and he came through for us in every way. Again, we give him our highest recommendation.
Miles D · Married on 10/13/2019
Brad Ryan was incredible both day of the wedding and after with the results. He was very professional the entire day and combined his vision with ours to capture everything in a truly beautiful way. Not only were the results incredible but it was fun working with him and you can tell he really is passionate about getting the best shots. We had our wedding at the villa terrace and then post wedding we did some exploring in Milwaukee with Brad. I would certainly encourage taking some pictures in the city with him too as we were extremely happy with the results.Sent on 03/01/2020
-Miles & Anna
Alexandra Helene Bartlett · Married on 06/01/2019
Wonderful, Talented, 100% recommend!
I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Brad. He filmed our wedding day and captured the most beautiful moments as well as the fun and silly ones. He has an eye for detail, he is wonderful to work with, and his product is truly worth every penny. We can't thank him enough for everything and would 10/10 recommend him for anyone looking for a videographer for their wedding day.Sent on 07/24/2019
Dermot Ryan · Married on 08/18/2018
Brad is awesome
Brad Ryan Photography is definitely the way to go. First and foremost, you can relax and enjoy your day while Brad moves things along after the ceremony. Brad did his homework finding out where we were going to be on the morning of the wedding, asking the necessary questions to ensure you capture those special moments and friends and family you value dearly. Brads experience shows as he gave us advice here and there about how to move people along after family photos. He makes great use of light, working in the moment and you can really see he knows what he’s doing when you look at the photos. After their prompt arrival you can relive the memories and find each photo is more impressive than the last. All of our friends and family were very impressed and found Brad to be a polite professional gentleman. We were very pleased and grateful to have him as part of our big day. I even saw him take his camera back out as he was leaving the venue when he saw some photo opportunities he knew we would appreciate. We highly recommend Brad based on the artistic finished product, his professional attitude and his people skills.Sent on 10/27/2018
Sarah · Married on 08/04/2018
Brad has such an eye for capturing the perfect moments of the big day. He has a friendly laid back personality that was calming and reassuring. With Brad's talents, you will not be disappointed!Sent on 09/21/2018
Allison Demuro · Married on 07/28/2018
What can I say? Brad was simply an AMAZING addition to our wedding day! Not only did he take beautiful pictures, he made everyone in the wedding party and family feel relaxed. He even brought a case of Whiteclaw on the party bus for our wedding party. Since pictures can take a few hours, it was so nice to have someone that was genuinely fun to hang out with. From the moment we hired Brad until meeting up with him to get our pictures, he was always easy to get a hold of and communicate with. I highly recommend Brad for any occasion!Sent on 11/19/2018
Emily · Married on 07/27/2018
There are many wonderful things to be said about Brad Ryan Photography. Brad communicates promptly & efficiently, which is especially helpful as you work with multiple vendors when planning a wedding.Sent on 08/03/2018
During the wedding, Brad was professional, friendly, and accommodating. It is obvious that Brad is passionate about his work, as he always had a smile on his face. Additionally, Brad captures candid and natural photos. We were so impressed with his skill to blend in—he took beautiful and fun photos that we didn’t even realize he was taking! He truly captured incredible photos.
After the wedding, Brad worked tirelessly on our photos. We received our photos five days after our wedding-amazing and unheard of! It is evident that when you are a client of Brad, you are his priority. My husband and I enjoyed viewing our photos, which we were able to do while on our honeymoon because of Brad’s hard work.
It was an honor having Brad at our wedding. We highly recommend hiring him as your photographer. My husband and I are forever thankful for our beautiful wedding photos, and look forward to reliving our big day through the photos Brad captured.
Joe · Married on 12/02/2017
Brad is an incredibly talented photographer! I couldn't recommend him enough. We receive so many compliments on all of our pics, seriously from everyone who sees them, and he made the day even more perfect by being such a pleasure to work with.Sent on 12/23/2017
He got to know us ahead of time, and then recommended some cool spots that spoke to our individual style (which we didn't even know existed). The way he plays with light in the pictures is just awesome, and he seriously brought out so much of our love in every shot. We couldn't be happier with all of our pics, and it was such a great experience!
Kristy · Married on 11/04/2017
Brad was an amazing photographer! What I loved was how he did not make a big production of everything - it was very laid back yet somehow he was everywhere getting amazing photos. We have been getting so many compliments on our photos. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a photographer!Sent on 12/10/2017
rebecca · Married on 08/28/2017
If you're looking for a photographer that will capture the most important moments in your life, this is your guy! Brad was professional, kind and so easy to work with. He did everything we asked and more! I didn't expect him to be so helpful the day of my wedding, too. When we saw our photos, we couldn't stop smiling! I feel lucky that we found him and have no regrets!!Sent on 10/26/2017
Amy · Married on 08/25/2017
It took a long time for us to decide on a photographer. I had a very particular idea of how I wanted our photos to look and wanted to find someone with the same style. Brad Ryan Photography blew us away.Sent on 09/24/2017
Brad took amazing engagement photos and turned them around so quickly. I knew we made the right decision but those photos solidified that. When it came to our wedding day, he was an absolute dream to work with. He was great herding all the girls for pictures and getting the unruly groomsman to behave long enough to take some outstanding pictures. We had a tight timeline for my husband and I to take our own photos but Brad made it happen and we are so happy with the results.
I cannot say enough about Brad and the artistic talent he has as a photographer. I would recommend him to anyone looking to capture the perfect moments of their day.
Amanda · Married on 08/12/2017
Brad was all we could have wanted in a photographer and more! He went above and beyond capturing our day--we are in love with all of our photos! We had so much fun working with Brad for both engagement photos and the day of our wedding! We also received compliments from family and friends, including the wedding party, regarding how much fun he was as well as how well he did with our photos! Thanks so much, Brad! We would recommend him 110%!Sent on 11/06/2017
Jillian · Married on 08/05/2017
Brad is an amazing photographer and also just a genuinely great guy. From the first time we met him he was really easy to talk to and has been a pleasure to work with. Our wedding day was perfectly captured by Brad, and our happiness was exuded in each and every picture that he took. He really takes the time to think about the pictures he's taking, and did a great job of allowing us to truly enjoy the day with our friends and family. Our photos turned out even better than we could've imagined, and will be wonderful memories that we will enjoy for the rest of our lives. Thank you, Brad!Sent on 08/29/2017
Mahrukh · Married on 07/30/2017
I got extremely lucky to find Brad for my wedding photography. My husband and I are Pakistani and our wedding was a very traditional Pakistani one. We both live in different states (my husband in NY and I in DC) and we decided on getting married in Milwaukee since some of my husbands family lives there. We had absolutely no idea who to look for there and what to expect. Our original plan had been to get married back home in pakistan but we couldn't make that happen due to various issues. Anyway a random google search lead me to Brad and I can't be thankful enough for that. Brad did an amazing job with the pictures. He had only ever done one Pakistani wedding before us which was very different from ours and that made me a little nervous but once the pictures came out I truly felt that he did a better job than any Pakistani photographer could have done. He was extremely dedicated and we could tell that he loves doing his job with all his enthusiasm and energy on the day of the wedding. I would recommend him to anyone looking for someone to capture their special day!Sent on 08/29/2017
Elizabeth · Married on 06/10/2017
Brad was a dream to work with! We aren't from the Milwaukee area and from the first time we met Brad prior to engagement photos, he was nothing short of awesome. He had great location suggestions for our engagement pictures that matched our vision perfectly. Leading up to our wedding day, he was great with communication and provided helpful feedback in my wedding day timeline to best accommodate everyone. My husband and I loved being able to relive our wedding day through his eyes. We've received endless compliments on our photos. We joked that he was "babysitting the sunset" so that we could get optimal photos throughout the night. He really knew the third ward well and used the brick to his advantage. I cannot recommend Brad enough to help capture the moments throughout your wedding day!Sent on 08/03/2017
Liz · Married on 07/28/2016
Brad was beyond amazing. My husband and I aren't normally comfortable in front of the camera, but Brad kept it comfortable and captured the most amazing pictures. We did things a little different with our reception the day after our small ceremony and it was easy to coordinate everything with Brad.Sent on 02/10/2017
Kelly · Married on 05/29/2016
Brad is exactly the kind of photographer you want on your wedding day. Incredibly artistic & awesome attention to detail. Makes you feel very comfortable and natural. Always there to capture the moment, but super subtle about it: got so many amazing shots at the ceremony and reception that I didn’t even realize he was taking. And, photos were ready within 2 weeks! We are 110% satisfied with Brad, would highly recommend.Sent on 06/18/2016
Allison · Married on 03/13/2016
Brad is an amazing photographer to work with who perfectly captured every moment of our wedding day! I Not to mention that he is just a really fun guy! I can not believe how his pictures truly froze time from this incredible moment in our lives. That is something we will be forever grateful for. Each detail from the wedding day and the personality of each guest came through in the photographs. I will be raving about his work for years and years to come. Brad is worth every single penny!!Sent on 03/14/2016
Rachel · Married on 11/27/2015
I never dreamed I would have wedding photos this beautiful! I'm so glad we chose Brad for our big day! If you're looking for a photographer who is friendly, experienced, and does great work, Brad is the photographer for you. From the beginning to the end of our day he was so fun and easy to work with and made us feel so comfortable taking photos.Sent on 12/31/2015
Our wedding was November 27, 2015 and it was cold! Brad moved quickly and professionally for our outdoor photos and was understanding when us girls had to run inside to warm up! The moments he captured when the snow was falling are truly breathtaking!
The quality of our photos are great and I love that you can favorite and order photos right from Brad’s website! As if capturing the beauty of the best day of our lives was not enough, Brad worked day and night to get us our photos so quickly that we were able to give family photos as Christmas gifts!
I cannot recommend Brad enough! Every bride deserves to have beautiful photos she will cherish for a lifetime!
User6141574 · 2+ years ago
We are so happy we trusted Brad to capture our special day for us! We LOVE all of our wedding pictures! Brad was so easy to work with and went out of his way to get us the perfect shots. Thanks so much Brad!Sent on 01/03/2016
User5526412 · 2+ years ago
Brad was wonderful to work with. He was so nice and laid back & we both felt very comfortable with him around. His photos were AMAZING. We are beyond happy with what we received - he captured so many great moments. He listened to what we wanted & also had creative ideas of his own that ended up being some of our favorite pictures. We got nothing but compliments from everyone on the quality of the photographs. If you are looking for a photographer to go above & beyond and not just give you the standard shots - I would HIGHLY recommend Brad. I would work with him again in a heartbeat.Sent on 10/15/2015
Erin · Married on 09/12/2015
Brad was our photographer for our wedding in September and he did a phenomenal job! He was so fun to work with and was very prompt with answering any questions we had in a prompt matter. He gave us full rights to the pictures (which can be hard to find these days) and we had SO MANY to choose from! We have received so many compliments on our pictures! Brad has a creative eye to capture all those unforgettable and detailed moments of your day and in such a professional matter! Also, some of the pictures he edited the lighting, and they were just stunning! We highly recommend brad for any photography needs!Sent on 12/01/2015
Marti · Married on 09/11/2015
Brad was an outstanding photographer, I couldn't have asked for more. Not only was he fun and professional at our wedding, but he got our pictures back to us the next week and was able to make any slight edits I needed. I would recommend his photography services to any couple for their wedding day.Sent on 12/29/2015
Lacey · Married on 08/29/2015
Brad was amazing! From the time that we contacted him until we got the final product he was professional and accommodating. I was a little hesitant at first because of his price (although I really had no idea what to expect in terms of wedding photography pricing to begin with), but it was worth every penny and then some. The day of the wedding he was super friendly and you could really tell he was passionate and enjoyed his work. I was also impressed with how much patience he had with our crazy and sometimes difficult to corral wedding party and family. We talked to a lot of people afterward who also talked about how fun and professional he was. He took so many pictures, it seemed like everywhere I looked he was close by capturing another awesome moment. When we got the photos it was amazing how much he captured every moment and the emotion throughout the whole day, not to mention how quickly he got them to us. The photos we posed for were beautiful! I remember taking some of them and thinking “this feels awfully awkward or cheesy,” but they ended up turning out really cute, so he obviously knows what he’s doing. He also put a great artistic touch to many of the pictures, my favorite were ones he used cool back lighting. The access to all the pictures was great too. Like I said, there were tons of photos, I didn’t count, but there has to be close to 800, and we can see, download, and buy all of them on an online photo gallery. Friends and family can access it too with a password. He also sent us a really nice thumb drive (wooden with our names and wedding date carved into it) with all the photos and the release form so we can have them printed. So, needless to say we had a wonderful experience and would recommend Brad Ryan to everyone!Sent on 01/17/2016