Raves

20141221_1229“Tim was incredible. I’ve known him for over ten years and was thrilled that he was able to be our wedding photographer. Tim was professional from the onset- he sent us an info questionnaire so that he could know more about us and what we were hoping for on our wedding day. He did an amazing job at capturing the “essence” of us as a couple and the atmosphere of the whole day. Most of the time I didn’t even know he was there, which led to some amazing, candid shots. He was so easy-going that it helped to put us both at ease. We got so many natural photos- which is usually a challenge for my husband (doesn’t love to be photographed!). He absolutely nailed it! He was always a step ahead of us, and he was extremely sensitive to our requests and details that we wanted to capture. I would recommend Tim without hesitation. We wouldn’t have wanted anyone else!” -Ben and Lindsey

“I LOVED working with Tim Ryan Smith. Not only are my wedding photos stunning, natural, and timeless; Tim made the experience easy and fun. He is so laid back and nice – he made my husband and I feel comfortable so that we could just be ourselves in front of the camera. Nothing bothers me more at a wedding than a bossy photographer – and Tim is just the opposite, yet, he was able to capture every moment and take both creative and candid shots. Tim’s use of the natural light and setting really capture the essence of your special day. When I look at my pictures, I feel like I’m right back at my venue. We couldn’t be more pleased with the decision we made to work with Tim Ryan Smith. We highly recommend him.” -Brittney and Thomas

berkshires wedding at the mount_0078“We hired Tim after an enthusiastic recommendation from a friend, and we’re glad we did. Throughout the process, he was professional, reliable, and always a pleasure to deal with. He spent much of an afternoon a few months before the wedding doing an engagement photo shoot with us, which helped him get to know us before the big day. On the day of the wedding, he and his assistant arrived early, to scope out the location and figure out ideal places for shooting, and stayed quite late, to document all the festivities. He took some wonderful photos, a great combination of formal portraits and candid shots, in both color and black and white. My husband and I both come from pretty large families and have many discrete groups of friends, and Tim kindly indulged our wishes to have many different group photos, in all sorts of combinations and permutations. But he also roamed around and unobtrusively documented many wonderful moments from the wedding, including some that we didn’t see ourselves because we were so busy meeting and greeting. Tim is an extremely talented photographer and a delightful person to work with, and we recommend him highly.” – David and Zach

“Tim is amazing. Throughout process he was very accommodating and quick to get back to us about any questions. He made our engagement shoot fun, and we came away with some beautiful, natural photos. On our wedding day Tim calmly managed to get beautiful photos of everyone, and really nice family photos we requested. His photos are bright and beautiful and timeless, and not at all overly filtered and posed. Many of our guests complimented his working style as well as his photos. Hiring Tim for our wedding was one of the best decisions we made!” -Leila and Saeed “Tim did a great job shooting our wedding and engagement photos in Brooklyn, we are definitely glad we hired him for our special day. He is very laid back and easy to communicate with and got along well with all of the family and wedding party. He has a great eye for planning good shots. It was rainy and overcast on our wedding day but he still managed to capture photos that have great lighting and color and are super sharp, and was great at picking out good spots to shoot that would look good without us getting wet. Ceremony shots are amazing, it looks like he was right up there next to us. During the reception he managed to be around to help us get certain photos we would want, without being obtrusive. We love our “sneak peak” photos that we’ve seen so far and can’t wait to see the rest. Thanks Tim!” -Dana and Paul

“I can’t say enough about Tim Ryan Smith. Upon meeting with Tim my husband and I booked him immediately and we couldn’t be happier with our decision. Tim was very professional and easy to work with, ensuring we were on schedule and moving quickly, yet efficiently through the day (which is important on a day where everything seems to run late). He has a balanced eye, taking both beautiful, “typical wedding” photos, yet also (in our case) industrial and unique photos. Tim was constantly in the mix, yet very discreet, which was important to us (as at friends’ weddings we always seem to be distracted by the photographers). And the photos are phenomenal!! We received our “sneak peek” as soon as we returned from our honeymoon (which was even more than a peek) and only a few weeks later received our full photo gallery. We are extremely happy with the images (and are having trouble narrowing them down for the book!). I highly recommend booking with Tim Ryan Smith – he is part of what made our day perfect, and it was wonderful to have him there with us!” -Ilana and Paul

20140411_0841“Tim was amazing. He was a great help the day of, I wasn’t sure what pictures I needed, etc.. and I trusted him completely to take the lead and capture our important moments. Tim did NOT get in the way like other photographers I’ve seen who are all up in the couples face when exchanging vows, ha. He was fun, professional, cool and more importantly my husband and I love love loved the pictures, they were exactly what we wanted and more. Tim made sure my family and friends were completely comfortable and knew when they were needed for pictures, everything was organized and ran smoothly, which whoever has planned a wedding knows how much that means. Overall, obviously our experience was fantastic, I highly recommend Tim Ryan Smith, not only for his amazing eye in catching special moments, but for his vibe and personality.” -Kate and Chris

“It was so great to work with Tim—he was very patient and understanding, and such a calming presence amidst all the chaos. We even got multiple compliments from our guests about how pleasant and unobtrusive our photographer was! He was always more than happy to work with us on whatever we wanted, and he really paid attention to the family details we told him beforehand. When we got the pictures, we couldn’t believe some of the shots he’d thought to take, based on things we’d mentioned! They’re so personal and meaningful, and we’re so glad we have them. Plus, overall, the pictures are stunning! We’ve never been happier with how we’ve looked in photos!” -Kerry and Patrick

“After posting some of our wedding photos on my Facebook page I was bombarded with the question, “Who was your photographer?” Tim Ryan Smith did an over the top outstanding job from the time I booked him until we received our final files. Before the wedding, Tim was readily available for questions and flexible/open to working with our needs and requests. I was impressed when I first met Tim through his website and he continued to achieve a level of professionalism and care that wowed us throughout the entire process. On the day of wedding, Tim was on time, calm and comfortable (while still maintaing his role as a professional). At his arrival, he quickly became a part of the group which allowed everyone to be relaxed and casual. This created shots that were natural and fun. By the afternoon, Tim had learned everyone’s names in a bridal party of 17 plus two sets of parents. This says a lot for Tim’s character and the thoughtfulness may contribute to his incredible eye for detail. On a similar note, leading up to the wedding Tim asked if there were any special shots he should make sure we get, I told him that we needed a picture with my grandmother at the reception. I was completely caught up in our celebration but Tim remembered that this shot was important to us. I would have forgotten and truly regretted not making the time, thankfully, Tim remembered. I think these traits are what set Tim apart from most photographers. We wanted someone talented, creative and thoughtful, someone that could catch something we would otherwise miss – Tim went above and beyond these expectations. Our shots illustrate our beautiful and unique day – and us a couple. We truly couldn’t be happier with the end result – and will continue to pass our praises and recommendation of both Tim and his assistant Matt to anyone getting married or knows someone that is.” -Christen and Jon

gramercy park hotel wedding“From the first time my now husband and I met with Tim to see if we all “clicked,” we walked away from our meeting feeling totally at ease and excited to have him as our wedding photographer. The day of our wedding he showed up early and had already checked out the area to figure out what would make a lovely and somewhat private first look and family portrait spot–we got married in NYC, not an easy thing to achieve! Tim makes it all feel seamless and unhurried–through his confidence, his kind and easygoing style and his sense of fun, our first look photos felt organic, natural and sweet, and family photos were a breeze, with the great “candids” that we were hoping for. And then somehow for the Ceremony and Reception, Tim becomes invisible, capturing the love, the party and the fun without being intrusive or making people self-conscious about being photographed, including us. The results are simply gorgeous. We’ll treasure these photos forever! From our hearts, thank you Tim!” -Amy & Xavier

“Tim Ryan Smith is truly a wonderful wedding photographer. As a photographer, he has an amazing eye, pays excellent attention to detail, loves the use of natural light, is creative, encouraging, enthusiastic, & fun. He made the entire process of having a wedding photographer incredibly easy, which was so important during the hectic stages of wedding planning. He provided us with simple online forms, payment schedules, & questionnaires. He was also always easily accessible via email & phone. On top of everything, he threw in a complimentary engagement shoot, something that was so valuable for this camera shy bride. It truly helped me prepare for the wedding day photos! If you are looking for a wedding photographer who will not only provide gorgeous photos, but is easy to work with, kind, sweet, open to new ideas, very reasonably priced, please look no further than Tim Ryan…” -Bekka and Harry

“We chose Tim to photograph our wedding after a long search of photographers in the NYC area. We were looking for a talented photographer who happened to do weddings, rather than a lot of what you see out there which are mediocre photographers in the wedding business. Tim is truly talented and captured so many beautiful images for both our engagement and wedding. He is really nice to work with, very laid back and gives you the direction you need to get great photos, without making you feel like everything is posed. We are so happy with all the photos and a lot of guests at the wedding commented on how nice he was! Tim even stood in the rain to get a specific photo we wanted which turned out to be spectacular. We are so happy we picked him. Thank you…” -Cal and Lisa

“Tim was such a great photographer and created such memorable and creative photos for our engagement shoot and actual wedding day. He was able to get us all so comfortable being in front of his camera and he did a great job sheperding the big full family pictures. What was also nice and I want to note is that Tim isn’t in your face nor does he block the view or the experience for everyone at the wedding. He seemed to be invisible at the ceremony but took amazing close up shots that truly captured the moment (instead of blocking all of the audience’s view)! Tim was really flexible and great to work with through the whole process and afterwards to get the great pics! I am completely recommending Tim to everyone, including my sister!…” -Emily and Bobby

“Tim is a personal friend of ours so we knew we wanted him at our wedding but it was a bonus that he’s also an amazing photographer! We had a very small wedding with friends so it was very important that we capture the whole experience, from the days leading up to the wedding, to the preparation and after the ceremony, for our family to see. Tim captured everything flawlessly and we didn’t even notice he was taking photos most of the time. He was thoughtful about group photos, capturing intimate moments and making sure we had a range of portraits for our albums and our families, all with an air of relaxed fun that made us continue to enjoy his company as a friend. I was amazed by the quality and composition of his photos and so grateful to benefit from his skill as a photographer…” -Emily and Dan

“Tim did our engagement shoot and our wedding, and he did superb work. We couldn’t be happier with the final product – and working with Tim was both easy and enjoyable! He is laid back, with a great eye for detail. We initially chose Tim because of his aesthetic – and he didn’t disappoint! It was a wonderful bonus that he was so professional and personable. He worked with us to make sure he captured everything (and everyone!) that were part of our wedding day. The photo “booth” that he set-up was a great addition to the day. Our guests raved about how much fun it was – and the resulting pictures are amazingly fun mementos from the day. Would absolutely recommend…” -Beth and Gregg

“Tim Ryan Smith was truly a pleasure to work with- he was very organized leading up to the wedding as we touched base with each other the closer we got to the big day! On the day of the wedding, he was extremely easy going and took the time to remember the names of family and the bridal party- everyone felt so relaxed- it didnt seem like work at all- it was actually alot of fun taking all of the pictures. We could not be happier with how they turned out- we have such beautiful pictures and are so thankful to him for catching the big and the small parts of the day! We are so happy we chose Tim Ryan Smith to photograh our wedding!” -Shannon and Bill

“My husband and I were both thrilled with Tim’s work. He was extremely professional, showed up on time and literally didn’t stop taking pictures the whole day/night. We had a great engagement session and he was even willing to wait until two weeks before the wedding to do it as I was waiting to get my braces off. He had no problem having pictures from the engagement session printed and ready for display at our big day. The day of our wedding was a little crazy as I’m sure most people’s are and he kept everyone in order and got all the shots completed that we wanted. At the reception he wasn’t intrusive but captured all the moments we had hoped for. I would recommend him to any bride/groom looking for a creative, easy going, hard working…” -Lori and Bryan

“There aren’t enough adjectives to describe how great Tim is. Apart from being incredibly talented and maintaining an unique, creative perspective, Tim is warm, efficient, calm, polite, and professional. Tim memorized our parents’ names, siblings’ names, as well as everyone in the bridal party. He took the formal shots quickly and efficiently and seemed to appear out of nowhere whenever we wanted an impromptu group shot. He moved quietly and quickly through our large crowd, and our guests remarked how unobtrusive he was. We really appreciated Tim’s laid-back, go-with-the-flow mentality. His gentle sense of humor kept us stress-free! He also made sure that we finished the formal pictures in time to enjoy our cocktail hour, which was our #1 goal. One of the best things about Tim was that his pricing was extremely reasonable. He gave us a complimentary engagement shoot, which allowed us to get to know him better and to become comfortable in front of the camera before the big day. We had met with so many over-priced photographers before Tim that we were pleasantly surprised when we finally met with him. We liked his work the best, yet he was the most reasonable in terms of our budget. Tim’s work speaks for itself. He captures so much energy and emotion, but his pictures are not forced. We love his style and we loved our final pictures. We can’t say enough good things about Tim.” -Lauren and John

052811_1267“Tim was amazing. We had spoken over the phone several times and when he showed up on my wedding day it was as if we had known each other for years. He made me feel so relaxed and comfortable. He was professional and casual, which was important to me. When we received our photos (which did not take long), they were beautiful! We are so pleased with the photos we have, they will last a lifetime! We can’t thank you enough Tim!” -Kaitlin and Jason

“Tim was very friendly and accommodating. We took some formal pictures, some fun shots, and then shot the reception photojournalistically. He is fun and knew mostly everyone’s name in the bridal party! He set up a photo booth that worked out great and also gave me a special surprise at the wedding. The engagement shoot photo guest sign book came out unreal!! He is willing to work with you on whatever you want. We were both overall very satisfied with his…” -Joanna and Andrew

“When planning our wedding, choosing the photographer was the most important decision. Your photographs serve as your most cherished memory of that day. As soon as I met Tim I knew he was the perfect photographer for us. His easy-going personality and artistic eye for capturing special moments was exactly what we were looking for. I’ll never forget being a guest at a wedding where the bride had ten people with lights and screens following her around and it all seemed so stressful. With Tim everything just flows naturally, as if your friend is taking your pictures. I highly recommend Tim Ryan Smith!!!” -Kellyanne and Sean

“You have a way of blending in and becoming part of the family and we love that! Things that are stressful for others appear easy andrelaxed and that’s important for the flow of the day. You also see the details and know how to feature them – little things that are just part of the fabric of everyday life are highlighted and become lasting memories. Thank you so much!” -Brittany and Carl

“WOW. you did an AMAZING JOB…..i am still going through all of the images and just marveling at your incredible talent. thank YOU so much for giving us these memories. I’ve forwarded on the link to folks and they are equally amazed.” -Jessica and Jacob “I can’t tell you how many compliments we have received on the wedding photographs. You are a great photographer & I’m sending eveyone I know your way!” -Carrie and Josh

“Having T.R.as our wedding photographer was exactly the experience I was hoping for. It felt like having an old friend experiencing the day with us, rather than an intrusive presence. And the photographs were even MORE than I was hoping for. I would make the same decision again in a heartbeat. Thank you!” -Brietta and Peter

“My husband and I were extremely pleased with the quality of Tim Ryan’s work. We knew the moment we met Tim Ryan and saw his body of work that he was the photographer we would use to capture our wedding day. Tim Ryan has a pleasant presence: observant and warm. On our wedding day he captured so many great shots, and managed to blend right in with our wedding guests. He was put to the test when a torrential summer storm hit, but he rolled with it, got wet and took awesome shots of the crazy storm. Tim Ryan’s work has great scope, from photographing the smallest of details to portraying themes and personalities. He is amazing. We couldn’t be happier!” -Jeannie and Ryan

“Tim is absolutely wonderful…very relaxed & easy-going but professional and really knocked the formal-family portraits the day-of, in order for us to get back to the party. Check out his website and you’ll fall in love with his work! I encourage the engagement session b/c it’s a nice to work with him before the big day! He’s awesome!!! …check him out!” -Kelly and Jared

“Tim was an absolute joy to work with, and the photos from our wedding came out beautifully. He met with us several times informally in the months leading up to our wedding, which gave him a good sense of who we were, what we were hoping for, what our wedding and reception would be like, and what to expect from us, our friends, and our family. From that, he was able to anticipate and respond to what was going on around us throughout the day, resulting in an amazing array of photos that capture both the anxiety and excitement leading up the ceremony, and above all the sheer joy of the entire event!” -Laura and Andrew

“Tim was terrific to work with. He showed up super prepared for the day’s events. He knew which family members were on each of our sides – by NAME! He was able to keep everyone on point and organized, and trust me, it’s like hearding cats. My husband is one of 6 siblings, with a blended family. Tim knew who belonged with whom, was sensitive to my husband’s divorced parents, and made everyone really comfortable. The best photos were his candids when we didn’t even know he was taking them. Neither my husband nor I photograph particularly well and we’ve never looked better! He also had some neat tricks with lighting and some creative shots of the bridal party. He even showed up on the day of our wedding with a neat treat! Mini-cards with our engagement photos on them and the URL for our soon to be posted wedding photos so we could give them out to family and friends! We were thrilled at what a thoughtful gesture (and a clever marketing trick!). We interviewed a number of photographers, and just clicked with Tim right away. We hired him immediately and had a great engagement shoot with him, and couldn’t be more pleased by our day of coverage. He arrived on time (early, actually), was prepared, professional and well mannered and even-tempered (and half of the wedding guests showed up at the “private” house where we were taking our formals and they were a bit distracting). While I was having my makeup done, he was taking detail photos of the bouquets, the rings, shoes, etc. Some of these are favorites. I would not hesitate to recommend Tim. My husband and I need to get going on our album so we can see it all in print!” -Kerry and Rob

“If anyone is asking me to recommend a photogragher to make their special day memorable the one and only person that I recommend is Tim Ryan Smith. Tim did our engagement session pictures and also our wedding photography on June 20, 2009. He took the most beautiful outstanding pictures. Tim knew exactly how to work with the light in order to make the images gorgeous. Tim also has a great personality which made it so easy for us to convey exactly what we needed. Our special day went by so fast but I am so thankful to Tim because through him we are able to live our day again and again.” -Susan and Berto

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 Tim Ryan Smith – Brooklyn Wedding Photographer