I've been a full-time photographer for over 8 years now. Photographing people being people is the best thing ever and I know I'll still be doing it long after I've photographed my last wedding.
I'm married to my best friend, Róisín. Somehow she gets me and I'm lucky I have her. We live in Belfast with our two kids, Dáithí and Isla, in an old townhouse that's got bags of charm (and NO space).
The kids are everything to us. On weekends off, we fuel-up with coffee and take them out adventuring.
15 Awards for Documentary Wedding Photography
4 Awards from the Artistic Guild of Wedding Photojournalists
1 TOP Wedding Photographer Titles
The WPJA proudly recognizes Jonathan Ryder as a TOP International Wedding Photographer. Members holding the most contest points at the end of each year are ranked as TOP Wedding Photographers or, in some cases POY - Photographer of the Year.
Wedding Elopement Multiple Picture Galleries (2)
Jonathan Ryder chronicles small weddings and elopements from beginning to end. In this sense, it is no different from any other wedding day. The emphasis is on documenting key moments, capturing spontaneous displays of emotion, and telling the real story behind the elopement day. Below are wedding elopement story awards for Jonathan Ryder.