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Susan Ryan Photography

Chicagoland , IL

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Chicago, IL, Geneva, IL
Chicagoland, IL US 60625 (map)
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ABOUT US

Chicago wedding and portrait photographer Susan Ryan is known for her photojournalistic, documentary style of photography. Her artistry is in capturing soulful, storytelling images.... Read more
Chicago wedding and portrait photographer Susan Ryan is known for her photojournalistic, documentary style of photography. Her artistry is in capturing soulful, storytelling images. Susan Ryan Photography specializes in weddings, family portraiture, newborn, baby and children’s portraiture, special events, corporate events and corporate headshots in the Chicagoland area. With over 20 years experience as a professional photographer, Susan’s manner is composed, accommodating, and unobtrusive. Along with documentary coverage, Susan Ryan is also trained in classic portraiture.


Susan Ryan’s photographs have been published in Bride’s, Modern Bride, Pioneer Press Newspapers, Chicago Reader, Today's Chicago Woman, and Pride magazine. Her work has also been featured on the Weddingchannel and the Knot. Corporate clients include WTTW, AT&T, McDermott, Will & Emery, In Style Magazine, Rolling Stone, Claire's, Guinness Import Co., and Robert Mondavi Winery. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Traditional / Posed
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, High Resolution Images, Proof CD of All Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Meghan
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Susan was SO awesome to work with! She was on time, so flexible with our requests, worked with all the bridal party to get the shots we wanted and had fun! I would recommend her to anyone and would definitely use her services again in the future!
Susan was SO awesome to work with! She was on time, so flexible with our requests, worked with all the bridal party to get Read more...
Susan was SO awesome to work with! She was on time, so flexible with our requests, worked with all the bridal party to get the shots we wanted and had fun! I would recommend her to anyone and would definitely use her services again in the future! Read less
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Eliza
Wedding:
12/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Susan is such a great wedding photographer. We used her for our December wedding, but as part of the wedding package we had engagement photos included so we were able to meet her and work with her prior to the wedding in May! She is so easy and fun to work with--she really lets you be you and captures the moment--nothing feels forced or posed or cheesy--just really beautiful shots. Everyone in our wedding party and family also loved her and her assistant. Would highly recommend her!!!
Susan is such a great wedding photographer. We used her for our December wedding, but as part of the wedding package we Read more...
Susan is such a great wedding photographer. We used her for our December wedding, but as part of the wedding package we had engagement photos included so we were able to meet her and work with her prior to the wedding in May! She is so easy and fun to work with--she really lets you be you and captures the moment--nothing feels forced or posed or cheesy--just really beautiful shots. Everyone in our wedding party and family also loved her and her assistant. Would highly recommend her!!! Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Susan was the first second vendor that we chose and WOW. Our photos are amazing and I cannot wait to have them printed. She did an excellent job and Brian, the assistant, was fantastic. We have so many beautiful, memorable shots that it will be difficult to choose which one to put in our frame!
Susan was the first second vendor that we chose and WOW. Our photos are amazing and I cannot wait to have them printed. Read more...
Susan was the first second vendor that we chose and WOW. Our photos are amazing and I cannot wait to have them printed. She did an excellent job and Brian, the assistant, was fantastic. We have so many beautiful, memorable shots that it will be difficult to choose which one to put in our frame! Read less
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Pam
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Susan Ryan is a gifted and creative photographer who goes above and beyond to ensure she captures the couples' personalities as well as their emotions as they go through their wedding events. She is flexible about how and where she photographs the couple, and knows Chicago well so she can suggest iconic as well as truly urban locales for engagement or special photos. Susan made sure to catch each guests, enjoying the event, so that her photos show emotional reactions, not posed groups. Susan is extremely experienced as both a photographer for any occasion, but especially how to catch the flow throughout the wedding day, and also include photos of private moments, decor and unexpected things. Susan knew how to showcase the atrium light on the Art Institute grand staircase, the outdoor twilight garden and nightlife along Michigan Avenue. We enjoyed working with this seasoned professional and highly recommend her. She is worth her price and gives so much value for the photos you will treasure for the rest of your life.
Susan Ryan is a gifted and creative photographer who goes above and beyond to ensure she captures the couples' Read more...
Susan Ryan is a gifted and creative photographer who goes above and beyond to ensure she captures the couples' personalities as well as their emotions as they go through their wedding events. She is flexible about how and where she photographs the couple, and knows Chicago well so she can suggest iconic as well as truly urban locales for engagement or special photos. Susan made sure to catch each guests, enjoying the event, so that her photos show emotional reactions, not posed groups. Susan is extremely experienced as both a photographer for any occasion, but especially how to catch the flow throughout the wedding day, and also include photos of private moments, decor and unexpected things. Susan knew how to showcase the atrium light on the Art Institute grand staircase, the outdoor twilight garden and nightlife along Michigan Avenue. We enjoyed working with this seasoned professional and highly recommend her. She is worth her price and gives so much value for the photos you will treasure for the rest of your life. Read less
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Meghan
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
I can not begin to tell how pleased we were with Susan's work. Leading up to the big day, she was quick to respond with questions we had and made sure to check in periodically.
The day of, I could not have felt more comfortable having her around. She was oozing with enthusiasm and made every step of the way a blast. Her assistant photographer, Frank, was amazing as well and got some great shots.
She was professional, yet fun and clearly has a great eye. When the pictures came to us, we laughed, cried and could not have been more happy to have our most special day be represented so brilliantly!!
We would certainly recommend using Susan Ryan, and hopefully look forward to using her once we start our family!
I can not begin to tell how pleased we were with Susan's work. Leading up to the big day, she was quick to respond with Read more...
I can not begin to tell how pleased we were with Susan's work. Leading up to the big day, she was quick to respond with questions we had and made sure to check in periodically.
The day of, I could not have felt more comfortable having her around. She was oozing with enthusiasm and made every step of the way a blast. Her assistant photographer, Frank, was amazing as well and got some great shots.
She was professional, yet fun and clearly has a great eye. When the pictures came to us, we laughed, cried and could not have been more happy to have our most special day be represented so brilliantly!!
We would certainly recommend using Susan Ryan, and hopefully look forward to using her once we start our family! Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
3/26/2011
5.0/5.0
Susan was an amazing photographer, capturing so many special moments and people. She was very unobtrusive and you barely noticed that she was there. I have heard nothing but raves about her professionalism and her photography from my friends and family and I couldn't be happier with my choice of photographers for our wedding day!
Susan was an amazing photographer, capturing so many special moments and people. She was very unobtrusive and you barely Read more...
Susan was an amazing photographer, capturing so many special moments and people. She was very unobtrusive and you barely noticed that she was there. I have heard nothing but raves about her professionalism and her photography from my friends and family and I couldn't be happier with my choice of photographers for our wedding day! Read less
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Ryan
Wedding:
3/27/2010
4.8/5.0
Susan did a great job shooting our wedding last year. We enjoyed the whole process from planning to the final delivery of our album. I feel that Susan has an incredible skill for capturing weddings in an artistic photo journalistic style. She made the process easy and relaxing; even adapting fairly and graciously while using credit from a previously cancelled job. Our photos are eye catching. We often hear our friends say to each other, "See I wish we had a great photographer like that for our wedding." We truly have photos to cherish for a lifetime.
Susan did a great job shooting our wedding last year. We enjoyed the whole process from planning to the final delivery of Read more...
Susan did a great job shooting our wedding last year. We enjoyed the whole process from planning to the final delivery of our album. I feel that Susan has an incredible skill for capturing weddings in an artistic photo journalistic style. She made the process easy and relaxing; even adapting fairly and graciously while using credit from a previously cancelled job. Our photos are eye catching. We often hear our friends say to each other, "See I wish we had a great photographer like that for our wedding." We truly have photos to cherish for a lifetime. Read less
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newt84
Wedding:
11/28/2009
5.0/5.0
We could not have been happier with Susan Ryan and her work. We wanted a talented photographer who captured the candid feel and story of our day (without merely doing just poised pictures) and we got that in Susan Ryan. She couldn't have been more responsive, respectful, and pleasant to work with (both in the planning process and the day itself). The pictures were more beautiful than we could possibly imagine and the albums are completely wonderful. She captured every aspect of the day that we wanted her to. I would recommend Susan Ryan to anyone and everyone that I can.
We could not have been happier with Susan Ryan and her work. We wanted a talented photographer who captured the candid Read more...
We could not have been happier with Susan Ryan and her work. We wanted a talented photographer who captured the candid feel and story of our day (without merely doing just poised pictures) and we got that in Susan Ryan. She couldn't have been more responsive, respectful, and pleasant to work with (both in the planning process and the day itself). The pictures were more beautiful than we could possibly imagine and the albums are completely wonderful. She captured every aspect of the day that we wanted her to. I would recommend Susan Ryan to anyone and everyone that I can. Read less
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bcrowe
Wedding:
10/4/2008
5.0/5.0
Susan’s work speaks volume of her true artistic talent and ability to capture the moments on your special day that will last a lifetime. She has such a warm and pleasurable personality and makes taking pictures effortless and that much more enjoyable. She takes your wedding day venue/church and makes it look like the most beautiful place in the world. What’s more is that when I look at my pictures it tells a love story. I relive the experience of my day and the feelings I had through the pictures and images she creates.

Your wedding day flies by and having a professional there to capture the moments that go by so quickly is the best service you could ask for! Susan’s work goes beyond the call of duty as she creates photos that are timeless and lasts a lifetime.
Susans work speaks volume of her true artistic talent and ability to capture the moments on your special day that will Read more...
Susan’s work speaks volume of her true artistic talent and ability to capture the moments on your special day that will last a lifetime. She has such a warm and pleasurable personality and makes taking pictures effortless and that much more enjoyable. She takes your wedding day venue/church and makes it look like the most beautiful place in the world. What’s more is that when I look at my pictures it tells a love story. I relive the experience of my day and the feelings I had through the pictures and images she creates.

Your wedding day flies by and having a professional there to capture the moments that go by so quickly is the best service you could ask for! Susan’s work goes beyond the call of duty as she creates photos that are timeless and lasts a lifetime. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
12/29/2007
5.0/5.0
Susan Ryan is simply a delightful person to have around on your wedding day. She's a warm and lovely person and her work is just outstanding. I've been told by many many people that my wedding photos are the best they've ever seen. The photos are creative, artistic, and capture the mood and excitement of the day. I could recommend nothing and no one any higher!
Susan Ryan is simply a delightful person to have around on your wedding day. She's a warm and lovely person and her work Read more...
Susan Ryan is simply a delightful person to have around on your wedding day. She's a warm and lovely person and her work is just outstanding. I've been told by many many people that my wedding photos are the best they've ever seen. The photos are creative, artistic, and capture the mood and excitement of the day. I could recommend nothing and no one any higher! Read less
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MikeL
Wedding:
9/21/2007
4.8/5.0
Susan is an exceptionally talented photographer. After reviewing multiple photographers, we chose her. It was extremely important to us that our photographer have experience shooting in our church. We specifically wanted an artistic approach with a mix of photo-journalism and portrait/formal shots. Her professional attitude and excitement throughout the whole wedding day (and both up to and after) was just wonderful. It was nice to find a photographer who is up front with all the costs. Her packages are flexible and we truly believe you get what you pay for when it comes to a photographer. She had a lot of great suggestions for photos and we truly appreciated it. Her response time to inquiries is a bit slow. She always answers everything thoroughly.
Susan is an exceptionally talented photographer. After reviewing multiple photographers, we chose her. It was extremely Read more...
Susan is an exceptionally talented photographer. After reviewing multiple photographers, we chose her. It was extremely important to us that our photographer have experience shooting in our church. We specifically wanted an artistic approach with a mix of photo-journalism and portrait/formal shots. Her professional attitude and excitement throughout the whole wedding day (and both up to and after) was just wonderful. It was nice to find a photographer who is up front with all the costs. Her packages are flexible and we truly believe you get what you pay for when it comes to a photographer. She had a lot of great suggestions for photos and we truly appreciated it. Her response time to inquiries is a bit slow. She always answers everything thoroughly. Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
11/12/2005
4.0/5.0
We used Susan Ryan as our photographer. Overall, we were pleased with her work.
We used Susan Ryan as our photographer. Overall, we were pleased with her work.
We used Susan Ryan as our photographer. Overall, we were pleased with her work. Read less
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