Riverside Church, Manhattan | Nikki & Ryan

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I’m going to put this out there — I get to photograph the Most. Awesome. Human. Beings. Ever.

Nikki and Ryan are such joyful, wonderful souls. They exude happiness in every possible way. They inspire those who love them to love harder and be kinder.

Nikki is a light. It is absolutely unthinkable to be around her and feel sad. I’ve always loved that about her. She’s the kind of girl you call when you’re crying because you know without a doubt that she’ll cheer you up, make you laugh and make you feel better about yourself.

And Ryan. Well. Let me just say that I’ve known Nikki since college. She and I went to UT together, we¬†studied sports management together,¬†were on the cheerleading team together, lived the dorm life– let’s just say we had a grand ol’ time together :) So of course, when she emailed me about photographing her wedding I was thrilled. We started catching up and obviously I wanted to hear all about Ryan or “Ry” as she calls him.

She started talking about how incredible he is. How good he treats her. Not just her, but everybody. How kind he is. What a big heart he has. How involved he is in wedding planning, not because she makes but because he wants to be a part of the process and live it with her. *Ahem* how he has great taste and picks out awesome shoes for her.

Like any sane female, I thought he sounded too good to be true.

But then I met Ry. He was everything Nikki told me, and more. I think he may be the only man on this planet that could ever keep up with her. They are truly incredible individuals. And together, they’re even more.



  1. Stella says:

    Your photos sent a thrill down my spine. So beautiful and romantic.
    And what a lovely testimony you gave to Nikki & Ry. Thank you for everything.
    Mother of the Bride :>)

  2. Kim says:

    So much joy and emotion captured in this wedding. Wonderful work, as always, Kyle!

  3. Nick says:

    these are great, Kyle! nice work, you never disappoint!

  4. Walter Burks says:

    Beautiful wedding! Love that second from the last shot, so much fun!

  5. Rita says:

    So much emotion and happiness captured in these. I love the one of the wedding party with backs turned and all of the girls’ boquets behind their backs. So cool. Oh yeah, and image 43 of the bride and groom; what a beautiful couple and stunning photograph.

  6. kyle – amazing work. I love the great candids you capture…like the litte girl peering over the church pew…like I said…amazing.

  7. Brittany says:

    Dang Kyle I just love your style. It just evokes you. These are so wonderfully done. Looks like a wonderful day!

  8. Deidre says:

    The one of the bride at the door of the church – speechless!

  9. Nora says:

    Great work as always! Love that b&w shot of the bride in the church sooooo much.

  10. Matt says:

    great work! some pretty dramatic shots going on in this blog

  11. Brian Kraft says:

    Soooo dramatic!! Soooo cool!!

  12. AdonyeJaja says:

    man that limo shot is killer! great work and congrats to the happy couple!

  13. bryan says:

    wow, what an insane church. great work kyle :)

  14. Leo Druker says:

    You’re incredible, Kyle, and your work is amazing. Simply.

  15. Amber Hughes says:

    Awesome work Kyle – love the shots of the bridesmaids getting choked up during the ceremony :)

  16. Max says:

    killing it!

  17. Leah Muse says:

    You are so freaking talented, Kyle. Beautiful.

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