Relaxed portrait and wedding photography

Weddings, portraits, children, fashion.

One of the best portrait photographers in the south of England, Jonathan Ryan specialises in beautiful, relaxed photography of people.  On this site you can see plenty of samples of Jonathan’s work, browse prices and get a great feel for what it’s like to be photographed by him.  There are separate sub sites for my main areas of work – just click on the links at the top to jump straight to the part that interests you. Or just browse the latest news below.


Whether it’s the grandest wedding in a fairytale castle, a church service, a quiet register office or civil partnership you can be guaranteed of the same outstanding photography and attention to detail. Before the day, you’ll meet with Jonathan to discuss exactly what you want. On the day, relax, have fun, don’t worry, your photographer will be there. I’ll capture the fun. the romance and the magic of your wedding story – YOUR way.  Based at my purpose built gallery on the outskirts of Canterbury, WeddingsByRyan (formerly known as MyWeddingStory) features the photography of me, Kent Wedding Photographer Jonathan Ryan.  All the work you see on the site is my own and (with a couple of clearly marked exceptions) are all real pictures from real weddings throughout Kent and the South East of England.

Over the past four years, I have earned myself an enviable reputation as one of the most creative and innovative wedding photographers in the UK.  Clients choose me for my relaxed easy going style.  They recommend me to their friends because of the outstanding pictures I deliver but also because of the fun I bring to wedding photography.  One of my core beliefs is that when you see a great picture of yourself, you instantly remember how you felt when that picture was taken.  If you felt awkward, bored or even embarrassed – well, then it probably wasn’t WeddingsByRyan

Looking for MyWeddingStory?

Don’t worry.  You’re in the right place.  New name, new site, same great photography.  And please pardon the teething troubles if anything doesn’t look quite right.  The tech team are on the case.

Relax, pour yourself a drink and take a look around the website.  Chance are that it’s unlike most of the wedding photographer’s sites you’ve seen.  But then, the chances are that WeddingsByRyan is unlike most of the wedding photographers you’ve encountered.  When you’re ready get in touch.  I will be happy to arrange an appointment at the gallery for you where you can talk through your plans for the day and see many more samples of my work. And if you’re just shopping for prices then why not use the quote requester?

It’s wedding photography.  But not as you know it.  This is WeddingsByRyan.


It’s like photography. But more fun. KidsByRyan is all about high quality, natural, fun pictures of children. I specialise in both mobile studio photography (we bring everything to you!) and fabulous location portraits.

[Please note that KidsByRyan is currently under construction.  In the meantime, the links will take you to my existing children's site at]

You can arrange for your own photo session, for a family day or ask me to photograph your new born baby.My  most popular package includes 4 shoots throughout that special first year and can be scheduled to start from around 5 days old.

And don’t worry – I don’t get in the door with a tiny session fee and then charge the earth for prints – all our pictures and products are fairly priced. If you like, you can even buy the files and make your own prints. I’m not going to tell you what to do. It’s KidsByRyan. It’s about fun not rules.

You can check out some of my recent work on KidsByRyan. And if you have questions or are ready to book then just get in touch.


Latest News
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Phoebe and Andy get married

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Lisa and Tim get married at Westenhanger Castle

I've said it before and there's little doubt I'll say it again, lots of the best stories start with a more

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Lucy and Harry get married at Newington

Some days this job can be pretty hard.  Stressed people everywhere, nothing on time, bad weather and so on and more

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Leigh-Ann and James get married at Turkey Mill

Perfect weather? Check.  Stunning venue? Check. Amazing dress? Check.  Looks like it's going to be another fabulous wedding story.... Here's Leigh-Ann more

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George and Gary get married at Abode Canterbury

This is one I've been looking forward to for a long time.  Not only are George and Gary great fun, this more

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Gemma and Ray get married: Bredhurst Kent

Wow. Where to even start with this beautiful wedding? We have a Mad Hatter's Tea Party to come. Scones "Cornwall more