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118 Reviews for Ryan Photography, DJ & Lighting

Recommended by 98% of couples

4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Scott & Kim · Married on 03/30/2019

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    Amazing Experience

    Carolyn and Rick were great to work with on our daughter’s wedding. They were so professional and so personal from the bridal portrait to wedding day photography, music, and photo booth. We highly recommend them !!

    Sent on 04/13/2019
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    Emma · Married on 04/14/2018

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    Ryan Photography, DJ and Lighting was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. Carolyn and Rick were absolutely incredible! Our package included Photography, DJ, Photo Booth, Uplighting and Engagement Session. What was so cool about the DJ service is that Rick sent out a link to an online request form about 2 weeks before the wedding that our guests absolutely loved! They really got into it, and this helped shape the music our DJ chose. There are no words for Carolyn and the amazing photos her and Rick took for us. While we only have a preview at the moment, they are exactly what we wanted. Carolyn and Rick do not do your cookie-cutter photos, they take the chance to get to know you and really make magical moments appear. They even did a phone meeting with us (would have done in person but I didn't have time) just a few days before our wedding to make sure we were all on the same page. Our guests absolutely adored the photo booth as well and were entertained all night by the great music. Thank you to their whole crew for making a memorable night. One more thing I'll say is that our engagement photos also turned out better than I could have ever dreamed. They were so us!

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    Sent on 04/25/2018
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    Melanie · Married on 09/09/2017

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    We could not be more thrilled about our wedding photos! They are beyond gorgeous! We made some changes in the planning phase, and finally decided to just back off and let Carolyn and Rick make suggestions, which we followed. They were a joy the whole day and got absolutely stunning photos. Going Ryan Photography was the best vendor decision of our wedding! Thank you for making my day so wonderful! You guys are the best!

    Sent on 01/31/2018
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    Ann · Married on 06/24/2017

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    If you are looking for a wedding photographer, call them! We’ve had so many great comments on Carolyn and Rick and they were ultra-flexible and made our day more than we imagined. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

    Sent on 07/26/2017
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    Becky · Married on 06/17/2017

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    Our wedding was absolutely perfect and we have to thank you guys for being a big part of that. Thank You so much for taking these amazing photos. We love them all!!!

    Sent on 07/19/2017

    Ryan Photography, DJ & Lighting's reply:

    Thanks Becky, we certainly enjoyed being a small part of your special day. Thank you for allowing us to celebrate with you.
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    Allison · Married on 04/22/2017

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    We used this group for our wedding DJ and could not have been more pleased! We had Rob as our DJ, who was absolutely wonderful! He was so easy to work with and really tried hard to customize our wedding just as we envisioned. We unfortunately had some bad weather during our wedding and needed to make some last minute adjustments to the ceremony, but Rob was so flexible! The dance floor was full until the very end of the night, and people were even requesting one more song at the end to keep the party going! We had a blast and would highly recommend them!

    Sent on 05/25/2017

    Ryan Photography, DJ & Lighting's reply:

    Allison, thank you for such kind words. It was our pleasure to be a part of your special day and I'm thrilled to know that you were pleased. Challenges can and will happen (often). It's just a matter of how we respond to it that makes the difference. We wish you guys all the very best in your future together.
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    Samantha · Married on 03/11/2017

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    You guys were so much fun! I especially loved the part where Carolyn was out on the floor leading line dances. The photos you just posted were beautiful. I only wish we could do it all again next weekend!

    Sent on 03/23/2017
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    Rob · Married on 08/27/2016

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    Carolyn is top notch. Warm and easy to deal with. She has patience and kindness to spare. She will make you feel very special on your wedding day, graduation, engagement, or any other reason for photos.

    Sent on 02/16/2017
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    Kathy · Married on 06/25/2016

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    Thanks for helping to make our wedding day perfect. We love the photos and will definitely be recommending you guys to our friends and family. All the best.

    Sent on 01/27/2017

    Ryan Photography, DJ & Lighting's reply:

    Thank you, so very much, for the review. We truly appreciate it and wish the both of you all the best in your future together.
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    Megan · Married on 06/04/2016

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    We had Ed and he was a breeze to work with! The company has an online planning option, but I was over zealous and already had a whole playlist and timeline made. Ed called us the week of and went through our plan including pronunciations of names. He literally let us do what we wanted. We gave him a playlist and told him to play the room and he could deviate from the list which he did wonderfully. He kept us on schedule the day of by approaching us and asking if we were ready for "insert event" here. Would recommend to all!

    We also had photo booth and I wish I remembered his name but he was great too. So by photo booth what they do is have a black background and the camera on a tripod. The nice man moved the camera to accommodate all who wanted to be in the shots, 3 per shoot. The border of the prints are very basic but no sweat. Could be our fault because we never specified a style. They print immediately and he said he'd send us the digital file soon.

    Sent on 06/14/2016
  • User6031701 · 2+ years ago

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    Rick and his team are amazing, especially Ed our DJ for the ceremony and reception! We are STILL getting compliments about the music at our wedding. Both being musical people, my husband and I had very specific timing cues during the ceremony, specific songs to play during the cocktail hour, songs not to play during the reception and they listened to absolutely everything with minimal conversation. Any song they didn't have in their repertoire they found and he kept the dance floor packed all night long. No cheese, no frills just a ton of fun and are super flexible.

    Sent on 12/08/2015

    Ryan Photography, DJ & Lighting's reply:

    Wow, thank you for such kind words! I'm so glad you were pleased but it was you guys who rocked that party. Thank you, so very much for allowing us to be a small part of your special day. We with you both all the very best. Merry Christmas.
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    Shaundra · Married on 05/16/2015

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    Rick was wonderful! He asked lots of questions and was very professional so that he knew EXACTLY what we wanted for our wedding reception. He was very reasonable and took personal care of us the entire night! He provided DJ services, and officiated our announcing, cake cutting, garter/bouquet toss, as well as our fabulous uplighting, the cake spotlight, monogram display on the floor, etc, etc, etc.

    Sent on 06/11/2015

    Ryan Photography, DJ & Lighting's reply:

    Thank you for such kind words. It was my pleasure to be a part of your special day and I'm so happy to know that you were pleased with the service I provided. I wish you both all the happiness in the world.
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    Brittany · Married on 03/14/2015

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    We booked Ryan for our DJ. He contacted us about half a month before the ceremony to plan out a timeline. He called us and walked us through what everything meant and what he had seen that worked well in past events he'd done. The day of he provided us with additional lighting that really just tied everything together in the best way possible. He kept the guest entertained and really kept everything moving at a good pace. Would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a DJ. He's very knowledgeable and provided us with a lot of flexibility!

    Sent on 04/19/2015

    Ryan Photography, DJ & Lighting's reply:

    Thank you, Brittany. You guys were an absolute dream to work with. I wish you all the happiness in the world and thank you for allowing us to be a small part of your very special day.
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    Laura · Married on 10/18/2014

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    Our DJ through Rick Ryan (we had Shannon) was fantastic. We gave her a basic idea of what we liked and she did a great job from there. It seemed like she was able to gauge how the crowd was reacting to songs and steered the music in that direction to keep people on the dance floor. We really liked the online wedding planner they have so that you can input your timeline and specific songs, as well as send in requests. Shannon was also helpful in orchestrating the various activities throughout the night and knowing when to call for the next toast, get people to the cake cutting, etc. I found Rick Ryan's pricing to be very reasonable and would definitely recommend.

    Sent on 11/01/2014
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    Bethany · Married on 10/05/2014

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    Rick was the most wonderful and perfect deejay/emcee/photobooth provider we could have asked for. My now husband and I met with Rick way in advance at the wedding venue and scoped out all details -- including Rick's amazing idea about these LED stands that project light into glass vases filled with clear crystal glass filler. The result was spectacular and everyone was impressed with the uplighting and tiny details that make an event feel high quality and like an upscale party. Rick also took into account all of our requests for start/end timing of first dance songs, father/daughter songs, etc. Rick had the initiative to call us several times in advance to make sure all the expectations and details were clearly communicated for the big day. He also was very prompt about responding back to any questions we had. Rick also provided us a URL that guests could request songs through his online system and we distributed this out a couple of weeks before; this was a big hit and got guests pumped up about the big day and helped build the excitement. The photobooth area was so much fun and had a ton of hilarious props. One last comment was that Rick actually surprised us in a good way when his wife was taking pictures during the reception and the pictures would post on the projector screen in the back with text messages scrolling that guests sent during the reception. Then we actually had two photographers capturing all the great moments of the reception. I would recommend Rick to anyone and everyone who needs a reliable, professional, and generally overall awesome person to meet your emcee/deejay/photographer needs.

    Sent on 10/10/2014
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    Fran · Married on 10/04/2014

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    I have nothing but great things to say about Rick Ryan and his crew. One of the most important aspects of our wedding was the music and getting people out on the dance floor. Rick's team did just that and created a wonderful upbeat atmosphere on the night of the reception. We had quite a few specific requests for songs and timing and Russ (our DJ for the night) did a wonderful job of playing it all out. He was out on the dance floor interacting with guests and keeping the tempo alive the whole night. We also chose to have the photo booth there and it has provided us with many laughs and a great way to look back on funny moments we missed. Myself and my husband both feel we couldn't have made a better choice for the evenings entertainment!

    Sent on 12/07/2014
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    Wells · Married on 09/27/2014

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    Rick was an absolute pleasure to work with. He not only kept the party alive, but the presentation and lighting he provided was impeccable. It literally changed our venue. From my working/planning with him over the last few months my opinion on Rick and his services can really be summed up with saying that he was as professional as they come. His services were prompt, on time, and exactly what we asked for. I highly recommend he and his organization to anyone looking for a DJ or lighting expertise.

    Sent on 10/08/2014
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    Sean · Married on 07/19/2014

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    Absolutely amazing. He made our wedding a huge party and very enjoyable!! He was very friendly and did his job to perfection!! Will recommend to anyone!!

    Sent on 08/15/2014
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    Sheri · Married on 06/29/2014

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    Rick was the DJ at my daughters wedding and also did the uplighting. I was very pleased with both. The online planner made things so easy. I loved the slideshow and texts! The photobooth was a hit and I was pleasantly surprised when Rick sent me pictures that his wife had taken throughout the night. They weren't even part of the package! Thank you both!

    Sent on 07/15/2014
  • User3211274 · 2+ years ago

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    He was easy to communicate with, provided excellent advice and direction, sent a personal link to add song requests to and a timeline to plan the reception, and did a great job on the day of. We also used him for uplighting at the venue and for a Photo Booth that added a lot of fun to the reception. He did a live stream so that guests could text messages and pictures to be posted on the ongoing slideshow throughout the event. It couldn't have been better! Thanks Rick Ryan!

    Sent on 07/17/2014
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    Chris · Married on 05/31/2014

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    The DJs were amazing and helped make our wedding day special. They were professional and a calming presence (especially Ed) on a somewhat hectic occasion. Its always a pleasure doing business with professionals like yourself.

    Sent on 10/05/2015

    Ryan Photography, DJ & Lighting's reply:

    Wow, thank you for such kind words. I'm thrilled that you were so pleased with our service and yes, sounds like you guys had some real difficulties going on for a bit. I'm just glad the weather finally cooperated and sounds like the rest was off-the-hook. All the best to the both of you and, thank you again for allowing us to be a small part.
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    Michelle · Married on 05/17/2014

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    I am so glad that I chose Rick Ryan as the DJ for my wedding! He kept the party going for the entire night. My husband and I, along with our guests, were more than pleased with the music selection. The additional lighting package made everything just sparkle! Rick's wife made the photobooth rock! I have been to weddings where you have to use your own creative mind for the poses....not here! She helped create amazing poses for every picture taken at the photobooth! Simply a cut above the rest!

    Sent on 05/28/2014

    Ryan Photography, DJ & Lighting's reply:

    Thank you for such kind words. I have to tell you, I read the part about the photobooth to my wife and you brought tears to her eyes. We are thrilled that you were so pleased with our service and yes, it was a wonderful event. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of it. All the very best to you guys.
  • User4053358 · event on: 04/18/2014

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    We were very satisfied with the service we were given for my Sorority Formal. The lighting provided really made the venue look amazing! Music was great and the DJ was very helpful and communicative.

    Sent on 04/22/2014
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    Lindie · event on: 04/05/2014

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    Highly recommend, the best DJ, made our prom memorable, played great music the kids hardly sat down, the photo booth was a hit. Great value for your money.

    Sent on 04/08/2014
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    Doris · Married on 01/18/2014

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    Rick Ryan's DJ service was absolutely wonderful! He was extremely helpful, gave amazing support before the wedding with song selection and provided great photo booth ideas. During the reception, he was amazing! He was interactive with us and the crowd and his service made the reception so much fun. The photo booth was the best! I loved how he ran pics inside also - all around really outstanding services provided!

    Sent on 02/03/2014

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