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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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ABOUT US

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 do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, High Resolution Images, Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Thank You Cards
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
Custom-designed wedding albums; Color, B&W or both.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
You name it, I've shot in it. I am primarily a natural light photographer so I've dealt with all kinds of lighting conditions, but I am also a proficient flash shooter.
Is your media preference film or digital?
Digital
How many photographers do you work with?
One other photographer besides myself, depending on the package.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes!
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
Never on the same day! Only one the same weekend during the busiest wedding months, but never more than two per weekend.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes!
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
2-3 camera bodies and equal number of flashes, a wide array of lenses, 5-8 camera batteries and 1,000GB of memory cards.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes!
Do you charge hourly or full day?
I have several packages, all containing different hours of coverage.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
$500
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
Just one: chow time.
Do you charge for travel?
I ask that my travel expenses (hotel, airfare, rental car if necessary) be paid for, but I do not charge a per diem for my food and incidentals, nor do I charge more for destination weddings.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
Usually about 4 weeks after the event.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
Online proofing through a secure web gallery
How long can the client keep the proofs?
The web gallery will be kept online for 90 days after the event.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Yes
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Yes
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
A DVD containing the digital negatives will be presented to the couple upon completion of their album.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes
What kind of albums do you offer?
Flush-mount, leather-covered albums. They are exquisite.
When will the client get the final album?
Proofs of the book are presented to the couple within a month after the event. As soon as the couple has OK'd the proof, the book will be ordered and shipped to the couple within 30 days.

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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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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
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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Kristen
Wedding:
3/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Heidi was an absolute pleasure to work with! She is so sweet and professional and really makes an afford to get to know the couple before the wedding day! She captured so many unique and candid moments from the day that truly illustrated the emotion and beauty of our special day!
Heidi was an absolute pleasure to work with! She is so sweet and professional and really makes an afford to get to know Read more...
Heidi was an absolute pleasure to work with! She is so sweet and professional and really makes an afford to get to know the couple before the wedding day! She captured so many unique and candid moments from the day that truly illustrated the emotion and beauty of our special day! Read less
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diana
Wedding:
1/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Heidi was everything I was looking for in a wedding photographer for our big day! In the meetings leading up to our wedding and on our special day, I found her warm, caring, friendly, open to my ideas (I'm also an artist), calming, and funny. She laughed with my family and friends and made it seem as if she belonged there - not a stuffy photographer in our faces. She made sure my husband and I had our special moments and captured them beautifully!
I also love that she has a collaborative relationship with other photographers in Los Angeles. Our second photographer, Jen, was equally amazing and they both worked together as if part of the same business. Neither skipped a beat!
I highly recommend Heidi Ryder Photography and cannot wait to have another shoot with her in the future!
Heidi was everything I was looking for in a wedding photographer for our big day! In the meetings leading up to our Read more...
Heidi was everything I was looking for in a wedding photographer for our big day! In the meetings leading up to our wedding and on our special day, I found her warm, caring, friendly, open to my ideas (I'm also an artist), calming, and funny. She laughed with my family and friends and made it seem as if she belonged there - not a stuffy photographer in our faces. She made sure my husband and I had our special moments and captured them beautifully!
I also love that she has a collaborative relationship with other photographers in Los Angeles. Our second photographer, Jen, was equally amazing and they both worked together as if part of the same business. Neither skipped a beat!
I highly recommend Heidi Ryder Photography and cannot wait to have another shoot with her in the future! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
8/18/2012
5.0/5.0
Heidi captured not only our wedding day, but our engagement session as well. And let me tell you, our wedding pictures turned out beautiful!!! One of the reasons we chose her is because we found that her work captured everyone being extremely happy. Without a doubt, Heidi captured the happiness of our special day to a degree that my husband and I cannot even explain. We've had so many people tell us what great photos they are, but more importantly, Heidi made us feel comfortable in front of the camera, like we were just hanging out with an old friend. She was always super prompt at answering emails, and BEYOND friendly. Her assistant, Mary, was also a delight to work with. Thank you Heidi for such great pictures that captured the complete essence of our day!
Heidi captured not only our wedding day, but our engagement session as well. And let me tell you, our wedding pictures Read more...
Heidi captured not only our wedding day, but our engagement session as well. And let me tell you, our wedding pictures turned out beautiful!!! One of the reasons we chose her is because we found that her work captured everyone being extremely happy. Without a doubt, Heidi captured the happiness of our special day to a degree that my husband and I cannot even explain. We've had so many people tell us what great photos they are, but more importantly, Heidi made us feel comfortable in front of the camera, like we were just hanging out with an old friend. She was always super prompt at answering emails, and BEYOND friendly. Her assistant, Mary, was also a delight to work with. Thank you Heidi for such great pictures that captured the complete essence of our day! Read less
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