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Heidi Ryder Photography

North Hollywood , CA
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North Hollywood, CA 91601 US (map)

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818-253-1723

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Hi! I'm Heidi Ryder. You're probably reading this because you're looking for a wedding or portrait photographer. Well, you're in luck because that's exactly what I do. Hooray!
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Hi! I'm Heidi Ryder. You're probably reading this because you're looking for a wedding or portrait photographer. Well, you're in luck because that's exactly what I do. Hooray!

Let me start by telling you a little bit about myself. I am a wife to Chris and a mom to Frank and Roxy, our adorable pugs whom I love dearly. My own wedding was one of the best days ever and I'm sure your wedding will be just as awesome. I love my job so much because I get to document an amazing day for amazing couples. Maybe you'll be one of them? I hope so.

Please take a look at my website and don't forget to check out my blog. It's the part of this site that I update most often, so it's the best place to get to know me and my work. Enjoy and I hope to hear from you soon! Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What photography services do you offer?
High-Res, Liability Insurance
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Digital Files, Prints, Proofs, Thank You Cards

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Wedding:
5/23/2015
5.0/5.0
Heidi was such a delight to work with from start to finish. Because we were getting ready at one location, doing first look and bridal party photos at another location, having a church ceremony, and then another location for the reception, we knew we wanted more coverage than what other photographers provided in their "standard" package. Heidi met with us and let us know that the most important thing to her was to capture our day, and that she wouldn't nickel and dime us, nor risk missing something important to us if it didn't happen in the contracted time. Her attitude and flexibility left me 100% confident going into the wedding day. We just got our photos back and she (and the second photographer) captured absolutely everything and managed to be all the places I didn't get to experience myself. It's so true that the day flies by and you'll be so happy if you invest in a great photographer and second shooter so that you can relive it when it's over! We certainly think she was worth EVERY penny! (Even though we didn't really want or need engagement pictures, we followed Heidi's advice to use them time to get more comfortable with her and the camera -- really great advice and happy she got to know us before the wedding day too. Seeing her on the day of felt like seeing a friend, not a stiff vendor.)
Heidi was such a delight to work with from start to finish. Because we were getting ready at one location, doing first Read more...
Heidi was such a delight to work with from start to finish. Because we were getting ready at one location, doing first look and bridal party photos at another location, having a church ceremony, and then another location for the reception, we knew we wanted more coverage than what other photographers provided in their "standard" package. Heidi met with us and let us know that the most important thing to her was to capture our day, and that she wouldn't nickel and dime us, nor risk missing something important to us if it didn't happen in the contracted time. Her attitude and flexibility left me 100% confident going into the wedding day. We just got our photos back and she (and the second photographer) captured absolutely everything and managed to be all the places I didn't get to experience myself. It's so true that the day flies by and you'll be so happy if you invest in a great photographer and second shooter so that you can relive it when it's over! We certainly think she was worth EVERY penny! (Even though we didn't really want or need engagement pictures, we followed Heidi's advice to use them time to get more comfortable with her and the camera -- really great advice and happy she got to know us before the wedding day too. Seeing her on the day of felt like seeing a friend, not a stiff vendor.) Read less
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Donna
Wedding:
4/11/2015
5.0/5.0
Heidi was our photographer for our wedding. When I first met Heidi, I instantly liked her. She was so pleasant, easy going and very patient when I was asking her millions of questions. And I asked a lot of questions!! I had told Heidi that I usually don't feel comfortable being in front of a camera and even more awkward, posing for pictures. She flashed her assuring smile and said, "not to worry. The main thing was to enjoy the moment and have fun at it." I definitely felt more at ease after meeting Heidi and I knew she was the photographer I wanted at my wedding. We scheduled an engagement photo session with Heidi and it was fantastic! It gave us an opportunity to work with each other for the first time and be comfortable with one another, so on the wedding day, it wouldn't feel so foreign. I highly recommend engagement photo sessions!!!
Heidi and Mary (second photographer) arrived on the wedding day early. She's punctual that way! ;-) Throughout the ceremony and wedding luncheon, Heidi was able to capture so many sentimental emotions on film, all which are so priceless to me and my husband. Now looking back at the wedding pictures, I am still amazed how talented she is! Heidi has a creative vision and I'm so grateful that she was the one who helped expressed our wedding memories on film. Not only is Heidi the best photographer ever, she has become my friend as well. Also, she likes to give hugs, which is a plus for me ;-)
Heidi was our photographer for our wedding. When I first met Heidi, I instantly liked her. She was so pleasant, easy going Read more...
Heidi was our photographer for our wedding. When I first met Heidi, I instantly liked her. She was so pleasant, easy going and very patient when I was asking her millions of questions. And I asked a lot of questions!! I had told Heidi that I usually don't feel comfortable being in front of a camera and even more awkward, posing for pictures. She flashed her assuring smile and said, "not to worry. The main thing was to enjoy the moment and have fun at it." I definitely felt more at ease after meeting Heidi and I knew she was the photographer I wanted at my wedding. We scheduled an engagement photo session with Heidi and it was fantastic! It gave us an opportunity to work with each other for the first time and be comfortable with one another, so on the wedding day, it wouldn't feel so foreign. I highly recommend engagement photo sessions!!!
Heidi and Mary (second photographer) arrived on the wedding day early. She's punctual that way! ;-) Throughout the ceremony and wedding luncheon, Heidi was able to capture so many sentimental emotions on film, all which are so priceless to me and my husband. Now looking back at the wedding pictures, I am still amazed how talented she is! Heidi has a creative vision and I'm so grateful that she was the one who helped expressed our wedding memories on film. Not only is Heidi the best photographer ever, she has become my friend as well. Also, she likes to give hugs, which is a plus for me ;-) Read less
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Candice
Wedding:
8/9/2014
5.0/5.0
We were so lucky we found Heidi! In a sea of wedding photographers, her personality and perfect blend of traditional with a twist of quirky photo style suited us perfectly. Heidi is patient and allowed us to have our space on the wedding day, and I was pleasantly surprised by the great shots that I didn't even realize that she was able to capture on the day of. Our friends from out of town first mentioned the great time they had at the wedding, and then they went on and on about the pictures and how fantastic they came out!!! We will absolutely hire her again for our next life event!! Ps. Get the photo booth: it was a highlight of the night!!
We were so lucky we found Heidi! In a sea of wedding photographers, her personality and perfect blend of traditional with Read more...
We were so lucky we found Heidi! In a sea of wedding photographers, her personality and perfect blend of traditional with a twist of quirky photo style suited us perfectly. Heidi is patient and allowed us to have our space on the wedding day, and I was pleasantly surprised by the great shots that I didn't even realize that she was able to capture on the day of. Our friends from out of town first mentioned the great time they had at the wedding, and then they went on and on about the pictures and how fantastic they came out!!! We will absolutely hire her again for our next life event!! Ps. Get the photo booth: it was a highlight of the night!! Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Heidi Ryder Photography is the absolute best!! My husband and I first met with Heidi when we were engaged (and expecting our first child). I had become familiar with her work after pouring over her blog and many featured weddings on Style Me Pretty and Wedding Wire. I was immediately drawn to her use of natural light and her simple, elegant style. Since I was already a fan of her work, it was a wonderful surprise upon meeting her to find that she was also such a sweet person. We immediately knew she was the photographer we wanted to trust with both our wedding and our baby’s newborn pictures, two of the most important events in our lives.
For our rustic, summer, vineyard nuptials, Heidi took the most beautiful pictures I have ever seen for any wedding. She captured our special day in every detail without me worrying about a thing. She somehow dealt with and effortlessly corralled our 22 person wedding party into pictures without ever seeming annoyed. She was discretely everywhere during the reception capturing every moment. I never had to worry, look for her, or to check to see if she was getting everything. It was so nice to be able to trust her completely so I could just have fun. She got pictures of our guests laughing, our surprise choreographed dance, sweet moments between our families that I didn’t even see, and everything in between. It was perfect. Our pictures are so amazing that they were featured in Style Me Pretty. I cannot tell you how many of my friends have commented that they wish Heidi had done their wedding. We received our picture proofs very quickly, and were thrilled with every one of them. We have pictures Heidi has taken all over our house. Heidi is punctual, respectful, kind, creative, organized and talented. She is an amazing photographer, a joy to work with, anand I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Heidi Ryder Photography is the absolute best!! My husband and I first met with Heidi when we were engaged (and expecting Read more...
Heidi Ryder Photography is the absolute best!! My husband and I first met with Heidi when we were engaged (and expecting our first child). I had become familiar with her work after pouring over her blog and many featured weddings on Style Me Pretty and Wedding Wire. I was immediately drawn to her use of natural light and her simple, elegant style. Since I was already a fan of her work, it was a wonderful surprise upon meeting her to find that she was also such a sweet person. We immediately knew she was the photographer we wanted to trust with both our wedding and our baby’s newborn pictures, two of the most important events in our lives.
For our rustic, summer, vineyard nuptials, Heidi took the most beautiful pictures I have ever seen for any wedding. She captured our special day in every detail without me worrying about a thing. She somehow dealt with and effortlessly corralled our 22 person wedding party into pictures without ever seeming annoyed. She was discretely everywhere during the reception capturing every moment. I never had to worry, look for her, or to check to see if she was getting everything. It was so nice to be able to trust her completely so I could just have fun. She got pictures of our guests laughing, our surprise choreographed dance, sweet moments between our families that I didn’t even see, and everything in between. It was perfect. Our pictures are so amazing that they were featured in Style Me Pretty. I cannot tell you how many of my friends have commented that they wish Heidi had done their wedding. We received our picture proofs very quickly, and were thrilled with every one of them. We have pictures Heidi has taken all over our house. Heidi is punctual, respectful, kind, creative, organized and talented. She is an amazing photographer, a joy to work with, anand I cannot recommend her highly enough. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I would say Heidi's strongest skill set is making you feel comfortable during the day, particularly during the planned shots (e.g. romantic photos). I can't overstate the importance of that - it's a huge differentiator between you looking stale and you looking like how you actually feel.

It's easy enough to look at her blog/website to see the quality of her shots. It's not a simple skill even among professional wedding photographers. She's very good at working with the light and adapting to the environment to get the best quality picture she can. Usually weddings are either indoors and/or outdoors in the mid-day sun, so I was very impressed with her ability to get such quality wedding portraits. My bride and I had her take some sunset pictures during the wedding just to take advantage of the best light possible - I think it was a good choice and she was extremely amenable to those kind of requests.

Stylistically, she gets very good subject isolation in the photos, partly because she uses a full-frame camera and fast lenses. And when the wedding moved indoors, I was very impressed with the quality of the shots there too. In the toughest environment to work - poorly lit, indoors, with tons of movement - her shots came out perfectly.

It's hard for me to judge value because it's not like I've hired a bunch of wedding photographers and compared them. It's possible to find someone just as good for less, but it's a risk because they're often less experienced. What I can say is that I am very happy with the results. I've seen a ton of wedding photos on Facebook from friends who recently got married and the honest truth is not a single one I saw compared in quality to those that Heidi took.
I would say Heidi's strongest skill set is making you feel comfortable during the day, particularly during the planned Read more...
I would say Heidi's strongest skill set is making you feel comfortable during the day, particularly during the planned shots (e.g. romantic photos). I can't overstate the importance of that - it's a huge differentiator between you looking stale and you looking like how you actually feel.

It's easy enough to look at her blog/website to see the quality of her shots. It's not a simple skill even among professional wedding photographers. She's very good at working with the light and adapting to the environment to get the best quality picture she can. Usually weddings are either indoors and/or outdoors in the mid-day sun, so I was very impressed with her ability to get such quality wedding portraits. My bride and I had her take some sunset pictures during the wedding just to take advantage of the best light possible - I think it was a good choice and she was extremely amenable to those kind of requests.

Stylistically, she gets very good subject isolation in the photos, partly because she uses a full-frame camera and fast lenses. And when the wedding moved indoors, I was very impressed with the quality of the shots there too. In the toughest environment to work - poorly lit, indoors, with tons of movement - her shots came out perfectly.

It's hard for me to judge value because it's not like I've hired a bunch of wedding photographers and compared them. It's possible to find someone just as good for less, but it's a risk because they're often less experienced. What I can say is that I am very happy with the results. I've seen a ton of wedding photos on Facebook from friends who recently got married and the honest truth is not a single one I saw compared in quality to those that Heidi took. Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
3/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Heidi is AWESOME! Not only does Heidi produce the most beautiful photos (really they are unbelievably gorgeous), but she is so nice to be around and really easy to work with. For our engagement shoot we spent an afternoon hiking around Lands End and the Sutro Baths in San Francisco on a pretty cold and very windy fall day, she was beyond professional and so easy going.

On our wedding day she brought along a second photographer and together they captured the day perfectly - it's been so much fun looking back on the special moments from our wedding day, especially the ones we missed because we were caught up in the moment. My friends and family are still gushing about how great the photos turned out. I would recommend Heidi to anyone, she's a total GEM!
Heidi is AWESOME! Not only does Heidi produce the most beautiful photos (really they are unbelievably gorgeous), but she Read more...
Heidi is AWESOME! Not only does Heidi produce the most beautiful photos (really they are unbelievably gorgeous), but she is so nice to be around and really easy to work with. For our engagement shoot we spent an afternoon hiking around Lands End and the Sutro Baths in San Francisco on a pretty cold and very windy fall day, she was beyond professional and so easy going.

On our wedding day she brought along a second photographer and together they captured the day perfectly - it's been so much fun looking back on the special moments from our wedding day, especially the ones we missed because we were caught up in the moment. My friends and family are still gushing about how great the photos turned out. I would recommend Heidi to anyone, she's a total GEM! Read less
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Annika
Wedding:
1/3/2014
5.0/5.0
Heidi is one of the best things that happened to our wedding. Not only is she friendly, kind, hilarious, and warm, her photographs are stunning and she made us feel right at home in front of her camera. Meeting with her for the first time in her home office was such a pleasure! Not only were we greeted with cookies, but chatting with her calmed all of our worries about expense, delivery dates, engagement photos, first look, timelines, etc etc etc. She was early to both our engagement shoot and to the day of our wedding, so she didn't miss a single thing! She is very knowledgable and I would recommend her to anyone looking not just for wedding photography, but to capture any of life's small but amazing moments.
Heidi is one of the best things that happened to our wedding. Not only is she friendly, kind, hilarious, and warm, her Read more...
Heidi is one of the best things that happened to our wedding. Not only is she friendly, kind, hilarious, and warm, her photographs are stunning and she made us feel right at home in front of her camera. Meeting with her for the first time in her home office was such a pleasure! Not only were we greeted with cookies, but chatting with her calmed all of our worries about expense, delivery dates, engagement photos, first look, timelines, etc etc etc. She was early to both our engagement shoot and to the day of our wedding, so she didn't miss a single thing! She is very knowledgable and I would recommend her to anyone looking not just for wedding photography, but to capture any of life's small but amazing moments. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
11/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Went above and beyond to provide us with the best service. Her quality of photos are unbelievably good and are exactly the look and feel we wanted. Timely and professional, Heidi was a dream to work with and we look forward to many more family photoshoots with her!
Went above and beyond to provide us with the best service. Her quality of photos are unbelievably good and are exactly the Read more...
Went above and beyond to provide us with the best service. Her quality of photos are unbelievably good and are exactly the look and feel we wanted. Timely and professional, Heidi was a dream to work with and we look forward to many more family photoshoots with her! Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Heidi was such a pleasure to work with. She photographed my wedding and did a fantastic job! All my photos turned out absolutely amazing and because of that have the best memories to look back on.
Heidi was such a pleasure to work with. She photographed my wedding and did a fantastic job! All my photos turned out Read more...
Heidi was such a pleasure to work with. She photographed my wedding and did a fantastic job! All my photos turned out absolutely amazing and because of that have the best memories to look back on. Read less
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Renee
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Heidi Ryder is an excellent wedding photographer! We felt very relaxed around her and noticed that she never interrupted any moments of the weddin or ceremoy but managed to intimately capture all of them. We really enjoyed working with her during all of the planning and were very happy with the photos!
Heidi Ryder is an excellent wedding photographer! We felt very relaxed around her and noticed that she never interrupted Read more...
Heidi Ryder is an excellent wedding photographer! We felt very relaxed around her and noticed that she never interrupted any moments of the weddin or ceremoy but managed to intimately capture all of them. We really enjoyed working with her during all of the planning and were very happy with the photos! Read less
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