Happy Anniversary... Ryan Richarsdon Photography

Springfield Massachusetts WeddingIt's been just about one year, more than a dozen weddings, and a score of portrait sessions since I started this endeavor. I had a camera, a few years of experience behind it, and a desire to capture the world at people's happiest moments (just about as far away from journalism as I could get).

Wedding Bouquet Detail Photo At the start it was an ad hoc affair, searching high and low for couples willing to take a chance on an unknown quantity. That part of the business hasn't gotten much easier, but I've grown a lot more confident about what I'm selling and I think that has made all the difference.

Of course there have been a few bumps along the road, but each has provided its own particular lesson (never again will I deliver every single photo I shoot, it doesn't help anyone out). While there's still a lot to learn, things are on a much more solid footing and there's a lot of room to grow.

In the past year there have been a lot of changes for me personally and in my business. In such a short time Ryan Richardson Photography has added:


  • Great wedding albums to tell the story of your day
  • Dozens of printing options
  • Special wedding proof packages to share your memories.
  • Portrait Photography, including engagement sessions and bridals
  • Online preview galleries
  • Increased presence on Facebook (including great Facebook deals)
  • A great relationship with the Knot Wedding Network (please submit a review if you want to).


In the next few months there are going to be a number of changes:


  • The end of August will see a new package for couples looking to get great wedding coverage on their special day.
  • In September (crossing my fingers), I'm unveiling a new service to capture your life in pictures.
  • Later that month the site will go through a redesign
  • October will see the "Bridal Blitz" where I start getting my name out there with other vendors.
  • The end of the year will see a change in packages, bringing in new items and giving clients more options.


Of course that's not all, but just a taste of what there is to look forward to over the next few months.