My name is Ryan Sands, a professional wedding photographer from Hunterdon County, New Jersey. I’ve been a photographer since I was in my early 20’s but in late 2009 I documented a good friend’s wedding and the experience left me shocked. Was photographing an event as important as someone’s wedding something I actually enjoyed? Absolutely! I found the experience thrilling and terrifying all at the same time. So shortly there after I jumped in head first, took every job I could get my hands on and making quite a few people happy in the process. I get an immense amount of joy and satisfaction being able to provide my couples and their family with photographs that they will cherish. Every time I’m hired to document a wedding I feel a sense of honor and duty from it all. I’ve been tasked with the utmost important job of telling the story of the very first day of a couple’s new lives together. It’s very thrilling.
If you have made it this far I’ll tell you a little bit about my wife Melanie and I. We met in high school, but never dated and after both graduating from college bumped into each other in New Hope, PA. We were both actually on blind dates with other people but when when we saw each other from across the restaurant we quickly met at the bar, started talking and essentially never went back to our dates! Five extremely happy years later we were married on the Island of Bermuda on 10/10/10. We actually have quite a unique story. After getting engaged on Christmas day, Melanie began entering every wedding contest she could find online and against all odds, we actually won a contest sponsored by The Knot Magazine. We flew to Bermuda with nine other lucky couples and all were married on the Island of Bermuda on 10/10/10 at ten different resorts. Were were beyond blessed to have won that contest. Around 30 family and friends spent a week with us in Bermuda for our wedding. It really was more than we could have ever hoped for.
Ok so, if you have read this far I’ll tell you just a bit more about me. I’m a computer dork, I love video games, I’m a sucker for comedies…Ghostbusters is my favorite movie of all time. I’m a dog lover, well pretty much an all animal lover haha. I enjoy eating healthy, hitting the gym and Arnold Schwarzenegger is my favorite body builder of all time, not to mention one of my favorite actors of all time. No joke, I actually have five inspirational posters of the Austrian Oak in my home. I also enjoy high end beer, so if you’re a beer fan and you hire me to shoot your wedding, you may just receive a thank you gift from me in the form of a case of something very delicious!
I really believe that you should be comfortable with your wedding photographer. It should be more like you have a close friend documenting your wedding, rather than a vendor who you hardly know. If you have any questions for me, would like to come to our place to meet my wife and I or would just like to chat on the phone about your wedding day please feel free to call me any time at 908-581-0124. I’m literally never more than a few inches from my iPhone. You remember I’m a computer dork right? haha Hope to hear from you soon!