I bring a documentarian's eye to wedding photography, and when I'm shooting your special day, I approach it like I'm telling a creative story. I capture both iconic and quieter images that show you and your loved ones at your most beautiful, vulnerable and playful. Couples I've worked with appreciate my ability to blend in, be patient, and recognize great moments.

I've been working as a photographer for a decade after formally studying photojournalism at Syracuse University. My interest in photography took root even earlier in Kenya, my childhood home, where some of my first subjects were wildlife and landscapes. East Africa is also a place of incredible cultural diversity and I soon turned my camera toward people. Since then, I've worked in more than 15 countries, including the Philippines where I lived for several years. My photos have been published in TIME, Newsweek, The San Francisco Chronicle, Smithsonian Magazine, The Washington Post, and The New York Times. I've also received awards and fellowships for my work from the Wedding Photojournalist Association, The National Press Photographers Association, the International Reporting Project and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

Ryan Anson with newlywed clients Kari and Dustin Reed.