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We believe in those heart beating faster moments, those extra hard squeezes, and your love captured genuinely.
Let’s be honest for a moment, we (Ryan & Jill) hate having our photos taken. Those photos with hard to hold smiles, awkward but pretty poses, where they really say nothing about what our love actually is and how deep it flows. What we do love, are having images crafted that truly represent all that we’ve been through, the depths of how much we love each other, and images that we look at over and over again where we can fall in love all over again.
This is what we’ve truly devoted our hearts and passion to, this is what drives our why, and this is why we love what we do so incredibly much. This is the gift that we would love so much to share with you. Images not taken for the now, but created for your future selves to reminisce on. Your love, no matter what or how it is, is beautiful and deserves to be captured honestly and lovingly.
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Banff Elopement - Alberta, Canada - Christina & Mike
We will be there documenting the biggest and smallest moments on your day with love and care. After your wedding you will receive a collection of fully edited digital images via instant download that truly tell your wedding day story, so you can relive your day over and over again.
We take 2 hours to adventure in and around your favorite locations. Throughout your session we will get caught up in the love you share and create beautiful images that showcase your true and authentic love in our special way. After your session you will receive a collection of fully edited digital images via instant download that truly captures the essence of the love you share.
Let’s get adventurous! We are always up for climbing some mountains or heading to city hall to capture your love in the most intimate way. After your elopement you will receive a collection of fully edited digital images via instant download that truly capture the essence of the love you share.
What our couples have to say about us...
Alicia & Brendan
My husband especially is not a fan of taking photos so we knew we had to find photographers who would make us feel comfortable during our wedding day. Jill and Ryan did exactly that. The way they calm you and make you forget that you’re even getting your picture taken is honestly a superpower. Their eye for details and their ability to find the most gorgeous lighting is unparalleled. We love that instead of posing us, they got us to show our feelings for each other with their games and questions…We trusted them completely that day and they delivered.
Melissa & Matt
They deliver INSANELY beautiful photos. When our wedding day came around…they handled any situation that could be thrown at them…with the utmost sense of calm…The images captured every emotion, from the smiles and laughter to the tears of insane joy… If you’re looking for a photographer team who not only knows how to capture INSANELY beautiful shots but also are amazing people who will help you cherish every moment of your day…Jillian and Ryan are your people. We are forever grateful for them for being such an integral part of our day and capturing it better than we could ever imagine.
Rachel & Jamie
as soon as we met with Jill and Ryan we knew they were the ones!! I was drawn to their work immediately- the darker tones and beautiful compositions let me know right away that they knew exactly what they were doing with light and had mastered the art of capturing beautiful images in every kind of environment…Jill and Ryan captured the most incredible photos of our wedding day- from the intimate portraits to the candid dancing shots. They both also played key roles on the day of, helping to coordinate people, timing and locations. I don’t know how we would have gotten it all done without them. We were blown away and I can’t recommend these two enough!
Taryn & Jason
We honestly cannot say enough about Jill & Ryan…they truly love what they do, care so deeply about their couples, and that reflects in their insanely gorgeous work. We… hoped to capture the love from our day in an organic way…When we finally met them for our engagement session, it felt like we had known them for years…We felt so incredibly comfortable in front of their lenses…On our wedding day, Jill was the calming presence that I so needed…when our photos came back….tears on tears. We just keep looking at the photos again and again. They truly captured all the emotions from the day…Jill & Ryan were just so easy to work with, so responsive and attentive to any questions we had…We honestly felt like they were close friends…We could not imagine working with anyone…
Laura & Greg
Jill and Ryan are the BEST…We did our engagement photos… and immediately were comfortable with Jill and Ryan, and how they made us feel… Fast forward to our wedding day and I’m not sure how anything would have gotten done without them. They ran the show and kept us on schedule (very kindly even when we were falling behind at times)…. Our pictures our breathtaking, everything I wanted in wedding photos. I really wanted to capture the beautiful landscape and they did just that. Every single photo was edited beautifully to be the best version of itself. They were so awesome to work with and did such an amazing job. Ryan and Jill are the golden standard for wedding photographers!
Shayna & Jason
Jill and Ryan are AMAZING…I found my photographers via Instagram (have you seen their instagram yet, no? GO CHECK IT OUT!). I reached out, and they were the nicest, sweetest people…We had a HUGE JEWISH wedding, and were nervous they would be overwhelmed, but they handled it perfectly…I highly recommend With Love and Embers- your wedding photos will be a beautiful story that shows your love for each other the day of… I am a huge believer of cutting corners, but DO NOT cut corners on your photographer…I am so honored that ours was made with Ryan and Jill!