Mathieu Ryan Photographers Colorado, Califorina and Destination Wedding and Portrait Photography Fri, 13 Nov 2015 01:31:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Emma & Adam Married Fri, 13 Nov 2015 01:29:40 +0000 Sometimes I’m a gift, I don’t mean this in some weird way like I’m full of myself, but in a way that I show up at a wedding with my good friend RJ Kern and surprise a couple. I had been fortunate enough to be in Boston on Emma and Adam’s engagement session on beautiful fall day. Instantly I loved this couple, their style, their personality, and they way they loved one another. To say the least, when Rj asked if i wanted to come shoot their wedding with him, I jumped on it. Most of the time we like to let people know in advance when a second photographer would be coming. Logistically it just needs to happen, but this time, it was just to fun to pass up. One day I may arrive at a wedding with a giant red bow around my neck.

This trip was especially special. I brought in my 30th with a dear friend, met up with an amazing photographer RJ and I met earlier that year at Review Sante Fe, Returned to one of my favorite Boston venues were I had an image published, and got to shoot one of my favorite couples. This was one amazing weekend to cherish.

Be sure to head over to RJ’s site and check out his amazing take on the day

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Primary Photographer: Rj Kern – Kern-photo

Wedding Ceremony:: St. Paul Catholic Church in Harvard Square, Cambridge
Officiant:: Father Murphy
Reception, Coordination, & Catering:: Alison Majka and the wonderful staff at the Lenox Hotel
Entertainment:: Eric with Balti Moroder
Florals:: Table and Tulip

Erin & Jerod Married!! A Millennium Hotel Wedding ~ Minneapolis, MN Wed, 23 Sep 2015 01:13:08 +0000 erin_jerod-1000 erin_jerod-1001 erin_jerod-1002 erin_jerod-1003 erin_jerod-1004 erin_jerod-1005 erin_jerod-1006 erin_jerod-1007 erin_jerod-1008 erin_jerod-1009 erin_jerod-1010 erin_jerod-1011 erin_jerod-1012 erin_jerod-1013 erin_jerod-1014 erin_jerod-1015 erin_jerod-1016 erin_jerod-1017 erin_jerod-1018

Primary Photographer – RJ Kern

Wedding Ceremony, Reception & Catering – Millennium Hotel Minneapolis
Officiants: Kevin & Kris Tjaden
Entertainment – Anthony at Instant Request
Florals & Decor – Deckci Decor

Leah & John ~ Tappan Hill Wedding – New York City Mon, 06 Jul 2015 01:57:43 +0000 Oh New York, how you steal my heart.



Primary Photographer : Rj Kern – Kern Photo

Ceremony: St John The Baptist in Yonkers, NY
Reception & Catering: Tappan Hill Mansion
Videography: Kevin Von Qualen
Entertainment: ETA Music
Florals: House of Flowers

Caroline & Mario Married! // Ritz Carlton ~ Boston Wedding // Thu, 15 Jan 2015 22:10:59 +0000 2014 was an incredible year in photography for me. Shooting with some incredible talents, bringing close friends to shoot with me. No this wasn’t my last shoot of 2014, that one is still yet to come. Truth be told, there are way to many weddings/ engagements I’m behind on, none the less beyond excited to share with you. This weekend shared some of the most exciting shoots i’ve been a part of. Starting with a Maternity sessions, an Art Nouveau inspired test shoot, and Caroline and Mario’s Engagement session (yes that was all in one day). Then shooting Caroline and Mario’s beautiful wedding at Saint Cecelia’s and The Ritz Carlton, and Lifestyle E-session all with my close friend RJ Kern. Oh yes and the icing on top, having my of my image published by the Lenox hotel. I’m not sure Cloud 9 quite described how amazing this weekend was.

Primary Photographer:  Rj Kern ~ Kern Photo

Ceremony: Saint Cecilia
Reception: Ritz Carlton Boston
Florals: Mimosa Fresh Flower Design
Hair / Makeup: Caitlin Murphy
Videography: Melody Picture

Matty & Peter ~ A Burning Man Wedding // Black Rock City, Nevada – Burning Man 2014 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 21:36:40 +0000 This past August I embarked on an unforgettable life journey. I joined 70,000 people on the Playa of Black Rock City, NV to experience Burning Man 2014. I’ve heard amazing stories of how incredible this adventure is, how it has the ability to change lives, to put a new view on life. Yes, indeed it changed my life, I reflected, I laughed, I cried, I spent time with amazing people, I let go of the past and came out with a new future. But let’s focus that for a future post where I’ll share my personal adventures more. This post isn’t about me, but about two men who decided to celebrate their love and commitment to one another. My last night on the Playa I had the pleasure of witnessing and documenting Matty & Peter’s wedding. I loved this wedding! Sunset on the Playa, the caravan style processional, the moving speeches. But I think the best thing about a Burning Man wedding is everyone is exactly who they are, exactly who they want to be, free of judgement, free of the pressures of society. This was the core of human connection and love.

I join my campmate, and one of Matty’s high school friends, Rj Kern, to document this beautiful event. We chose our favorite images together and compiled them into our post. You can check his page out at as well as see a number of other amazing Burning Man posts.





Darby & Sean In Love! Green Mountain ~ Lakewood, CO Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:05:31 +0000 I can think of very few things that can top this morning. A beautiful fall sunrise, some incrediable morning light, and on of the best couples I’ve had the pleasure of meeting. Yes, this was a perfect way to start the morning, an engagement session, and a beautiful hike up Green Mountain with Darby and Sean!


Janine & Gene Married // Lake Geneva Wisconisin Tue, 07 Oct 2014 20:52:00 +0000 I remember being posed with a question… ” Would you rather shoot the wedding or enjoy it?”

To that I thought to myself, being a guest sounds so boring, I mean, lets face it. What would I do with myself!? Yes, it is kind of a dream for a wedding photographer to be a guest at a wedding, but I had a realization… Some of my happiest moments, the best relationships, connections with friends, and earliest memories of family have been surrounded by photography. So to this question, I responded, “Why not both?”

It was my cousins wedding day! Yes, the little girl I would play with at my Grand Parents house, running around the back yard paying soccer or going to the lake together, or the family christmas parties that we wore some amazing sweaters that, by todays definition might qualify for an ugly sweater party. Yes, this day was the day that this little girl has grown up, and is marrying the love of her life. Gene is in my mind, perfect for Janine, and I couldn’t be happier to have such a wonderful addition to our family.

Accompanied, by a good friend, RJ Kern, I couldn’t have done it with out you my friend. I couldn’t ask for a better day to enjoy a wedding surrounded by close friends, Family, doing what I love most, surrounded by the people I care about most. What a great day, congrats Janine and Gene!

Darby & Sean Married // Chatfield Botanic Gardens – Littleton, CO Wed, 01 Oct 2014 03:02:54 +0000 Darby and Sean, what a perfect wedding day we had for your wedding.

I remember sitting there reminiscing to myself about the very first wedding I ever shot as a primary. It was at this very venue, The ceremony sight, the barn, all bringing back wonderful memories of where this crazy journey all started, yes, I love shooting a Chatfield Botanic Gardens in Littleton. While this venue will always hold a special place in my heart, it’s the people in life that truly make a mark on your soul. Sean and Darby Share that special little something that I just love to see in my clients that makes me smile. While perfect summer nights are alway nice, the evening greeted us with something more, a beautiful rain. Yes, yes, I’m sure you hear it time and again, rain on your wedding day is good luck. I think it’s just a great excuse for some cookies and milk, which yes, they did have milk in Martini Glasses. Thank you Sean and Darby for letting me document your special day, and I couldn’t be more happy to call you two friends.

Allison & Steve Married // Littleton, CO Wedding Fri, 18 Jul 2014 01:06:46 +0000 … Find someone who traces the lines in your hands just to feel close to you and someone who believes who believes the ocean is trapped in your eyes

find someone who loves the bones in your body and loves the skin that you live in

fins someone who will help you love yourself.


Primary Photographers : Daylene Wilson

Make Up artist : Brittany Will

Danielle & Fernando Married // Lenox Hotel ~ Boston, MA Sun, 06 Jul 2014 20:38:29 +0000

Primary Photographer | Rj Kern – Kern Photo

Ceremony | Saint Cecilia
Reception | The Lenox Hotel
Florals | Table and Tulip
Hair / Makeup | Caitlin Murphy
Ceremony Music | Mark Donhoe
Entertainment | Greg Lanzillotta at Beat Train Productions