Hi there bride and groom. My name is Ryan Sands, a full time professional wedding & event photographer based out of Hunterdon County, New Jersey. First, I’d just like to say that without the trust and support of my clients I could not have become a professional wedding photographer. I am truly blessed and so very honored each and every time a couple hires me to document one of the most important days of their lives. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for inviting me to share your special day with you and your families.
For your convenience, my website features every single wedding & event I shoot each and every year. It’s very important to see your photographer’s body of work in it’s entirety and not just a “best of” gallery. After all is said and done, a true professional can deliver beautiful images without fail each and every time they shoot a wedding.
I want nothing more than to instill confidence in my clients, so that you can relax on your wedding day knowing that no matter what I’ve got your back. Planning a wedding day is a tremendous amount of work. That’s why I’m in your corner, helping you plan not only your entire wedding schedule, but your family formals list and providing an extensive amount of information to help with every detail of your day. Questions on when to plan your first look? No problem! I’ll help you pick the best time of day to shoot so that your photographs turn out absolutely beautiful. Where will we take our creative bride and groom photographs and our totally amazing fun bridal party images? Great question! I’ll assist you with researching locations, planning driving times and coordinating your shoot schedule so that we have plenty of time to get everything accomplished. My goal with every wedding is to have you, your friends and family back at the venue to enjoy your cocktail hour before the start of your wedding reception.
When I arrive at the beginning of your wedding day you and your fiance will realize that Ryan Sands has everything under control. I will know what details are important to you, which family members are most special and I will cover it all with ease. You will feel like you have a friend photographing your wedding and not just some vendor you hardly know. At times it will feel like I’m not even there, but I am, capturing each moment with love and an attention to detail that is second to none. You will lovingly relive your stunning wedding day each time you look back on your gorgeous collection of images. That is my guarantee.
The beginning of your journey to marriage starts with your engagement. Weeks and even months of preparation all centered around asking that one special question, “Will you marry me?”. Celebrate this time in your lives, memorialize the love you have for each other and capture it all with an engagement session. I know how important these moments are for you and your fiance and that’s why each of my collections comes with a one hour engagement shoot. Most couples have never been professionally photographed at any point in their lives. This will undoubtedly be a new and exciting experience. During your shoot, I will teach you both how to naturally interact so that your photographs showcase your true feelings and personalities. All of your gorgeous images are delivered to you in high resolution, are fully processed and ready for print. You and your fiance will receive an online gallery, where you can download any image you like, order prints or simply post your engagement session photographs to any social media site you belong to. For safe keeping, your collection of images are also delivered to your home on USB stick.
Whether it is a sunrise beach shoot in Long Beach Island, New Jersey or a trendy urban shoot in Hoboken, each engagement is special and unique. Over the course of my career I have found and photographed countless cute engagement session locations all across New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. For your convenience, each session location is listed here on my website. Feel free to browse through all of my engagement shoots and see if one spots speaks to you. Once you have settled on a location for your shoot, we can discuss dates/times to get together for your session. I prefer to utilize the best light of the day, which is why normally all of my engagements are scheduled at sunset. There is nothing more beautiful than the powerful, dramatic light of the sun setting over the horizon. We can also schedule an engagement shoot at sunrise but I understand why most couples don’t really want to get up before dawn haha.
Can’t decide on a beautiful engagement session location? No problem! I can help guide you in the right direction. Since I’ve shot a countless amount of engagement sessions all across New Jersey, I have tons of advice and I’m happy to help in any way I can. Some of my favorite beautiful engagement locations are the Princeton University Campus in Princeton, New Jersey, the streets of Lambertville, New Jersey and New Hope, Pennsylvania and the Skylands Botanical Gardens in Ringwood, New Jersey. If you’re looking to have your session at the beach, Long Beach Island is extremely clean, Long Branch is quite trendy and Asbury Park is memorable. Not into the beach and would rather have an urban feel? Hoboken screams young professional, Central Park in New York City is very picturesque and the city of Philadelphia can give you that real historic vibe. No matter what, together we can find the perfect engagement session location for your shoot.
Whether it is a birthday party, corporate gathering, holiday party, graduation or wedding, photo booths are an incredibly fun way to spice up your next event. I offer full on-site photo booth service to all of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.
Forget about the typical “booth” you see at weddings and events where only 2-3 people can sit together comfortable for a photo. Systems like that only create long lines, bore your guests to death and leave you wanting more. Instead, enjoy an open style photo booth which can accommodate up to 15 people at once! Let your guests watch the action as it happens. Not only can my booth accommodate a large amount of guests but I bring more props than any other booth in the tri-state area. I’m not talking the same old lame party props you see at other events. Those are nothing more than cheap junk. I’m talking crazy animal heads, superhero masks, tons of necklaces, wild sunglasses, emoji masks, hats, headbands, Star Wars props, video game props, day of the dead masks and much more! I’m constantly on the lookout for even crazier, unique props that I can bring to my next event.
Your guests receive a 4x6 print each time they use my booth. That’s right, unlimited prints all night long. Not only that, they can use our on-site iPad and download any photo they wish right to their cell phone or email. For your convenience, there is a booth attendant available all evening to assist guests.
Features of my booth:
Unlimited 4x6 Prints
Booth attendant to assist guests
An extremely generous amount of high quality, unique, super fun props
Your choice of beautiful sequin backdrop
(Silver, Gold, Rose Gold or Black)
Online Gallery & USB stick containing all images from your wedding photo booth
A full set of 4x6 prints delivered to you after your wedding day and/or bridal shower
Choosing your wedding venue, meeting with vendors, buying your dress, searching for those perfect flowers, it all comes down to this one special day. Planning an event of this size is no easy task. It takes an immense amount of effort to pull off a day of this magnitude. But at the end of it all, you and your family are going to make it happen and with style. After all is said and done, two things remain. Your loving memories and your beautiful photographs.
Finding the right wedding photographer is no easy task and when it all comes down to it, they are the most important vendor on your wedding day. They are tasked with documenting the start of your new family tree. Capturing your memories for you to look back on for the rest of your lives. Your photographer should have years and years of solid experience documenting events in every single type of scenario. They should be confident, poised, fun and no matter what the situation, be ready to take on anything that comes their way.
As a full time professional wedding photographer working in and around New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, I’ve shot at over 90 wedding venues across the tri-state area. This level of experience provides me a distinct advantage. When you no longer have to think about your lighting, or your gear settings or the stress of a wedding day, you begin to step out of your own way and this opens up the door to freedom and creativity. The freedom to create inventive and unique photographs which in the end, adds extreme value for you the bride and groom.
Another quality your photographer should have is a caring, loving and fun personality. The last thing you want on your wedding day is some crabby photographer running about putting everyone in a bad mood. You deserve someone fun, upbeat and enjoyable to be around. After all, you spend more time with your photographer on your wedding day than any other vendor. You need to like this person! I feel so blessed to be able to photograph events as my career and I bring a big smile and that positive attitude with me each time I document a wedding.
Not only do I come with a smile, but I also come fully prepared to handle anything your day throws at me. With every one of my collections I include extensive wedding planning and organizing. This insures that everything stays on time and you have a smooth wedding from start to finish. For the benefit of the bride and groom, I bring an assistant with me to every wedding. This person is in charge of things such as the timeline, organizational elements of the day, the formal configuration sheet, making sure all your photographic needs are met and much more. Having an assistant frees me up to focus on what I do best, capturing your beautiful photographs.
At the end of your wedding day, you will be thankful that your research has led you to choose a photographer that enhances your day with his positive spirit, his goal driven attitude and his passion for his career. Your friends and family will thank you for finding someone who has your best interests in mind and who will stop at nothing to make your special day a huge success. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for choosing me to be your wedding photographer and I hope that this is the start of not only our working relationship but a genuine friendship as well.
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