10 Questions with Cory Ryan

WeddingRule Interviewed one of the most popular and sought-after wedding photographers in Texas, Cory Ryan Photography. Austin based Cory is the founder and owner of Cory Ryan Photography.

Cory Ryan Photography

Photographer - Cory Ryan

10 Questions with Cory Ryan
  • Business: Cory Ryan Photography
  • Location: Austin, Texas TX
  • Experience: 15 Years
  • Photography Types: Bridals, Newborns, Anniversaries, Engagements, Family, Weddings
  • Website: www.coryryan.com

1. Introduction: What's your story?

We would be thrilled and honored to be your wedding photographers! With over 15 years of experience each, we’ve seen and solved every tricky lighting situation that exists. Each wedding image is finely edited to timeless perfection before delivery. We also come to every wedding prepared with lighting equipment needed to make sure we nail it every time. There are no second chances to capture a once-in-a-lifetime moment, so we bring all our enthusiasm and experience to every wedding day!

The images we create are the epitome of Austin, TX and everything we love about it – vibrant, fun, creative & real! We take care to capture all the fleeting special moments of your wedding day as you are surrounded by your loved ones. So years from now when you look back on your wedding photos, you will remember all the special moments like it was yesterday! In addition to our expertise as photojournalists, we excel at taking stunning and creative portraits.

2. How long have you been shooting weddings? How many weddings have you photographed?

15 years each. We typically take on between 15-20 weddings per year each.

3. How would you describe your photography style?

Because we want to make sure we area great fit for you, I’d like to share a bit of our photography philosophy with you. We excel at making our clients feel comfortable in front of the camera, creating a low stress photography experience so you can enjoy your wedding day, and producing naturally posed portraits that make you look your absolute best! When you are enjoying your photography experience with us, the love and joy will shine through in your photos.Our style is best described as vibrant, fun and stylish. We are a great fit for clients who want creative portraits without missing any of the real photojournalistic moments when all your friends and family are finally re-united for your big day. The result is that the people who hire us get photos that they truly cherish for a lifetime.

4. How well in advance should couples book their wedding photographer?

With COVID-19 causing many postponements and cancellations, it's advisable to book as far in advance as possible. Many vendor calendars are already full due to the push of 2020 weddings to 2020. We recommend about a year in advance, but it's always worth reaching out no matter how close your wedding is. We often take on last minute elopements when we have a free weekend too!

5. What are the different packages that you offer and which one is your most popular package?

All packages include: + A second associate photographer to maximize your photo coverage+ 9 months of hosting on your own personal online gallery to share with friends & family+ An archival thumbnail drive of selectively curated & edited high-resolution digital files+ A license for unlimited personal printing & sharing to your social media channels+ Highlight slide show set to music 
+ Timeline planning assistance & shot list consultation+ Print credits in every package

The Basic Package with Gia is $3795 and with Cory is $4495. A la carte add ons like albums and sessions go up from there.

6. Are you the wedding photographer who will be shooting on the wedding day? Who else is there in your team?

Yes, it will either be Cory or Gia as the primary photographer on your wedding day. You choose based on budget and style.

7. Do you charge a travel fee? For what distance? What does that cover?

Anything over an hour's drive from Austin is subject to travel fees. They range from $500-$1000 for driving and $1000+ for airplane travel.

8. Are albums or prints included in your packages?

All packages come with a print credit, which you can use towards purchasing prints from your online gallery, or towards album upgrades. Albums are a la carte additions to the Basic Package, and there are tons of options for number of images, size and shape of the album, and leather or vegan cover materials.

9. How long after the wedding will the couple receive the images? How will they be delivered?

Your images will be delivered within 4-8 weeks after the event, depending on what time of year you get married. This ensures that all clients’ images meet our quality and consistency standards.

10. What is your cancellation and/or refund policy?

Please see our current contracts for cancellation/refund policies, as they are constantly changing due to COVID-19 scheduling constraints. The retainer fee is always non-refundable.



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