Blog - Seneca Ryan Photography


that value capturing joyful photographs that showcase your love story authentically for you to cherish for a lifetime. 

the owner and one of the photographers here at Seneca Ryan Co. I photographed my first wedding when I was 15 and fell in love with everything about weddings! Our mission is to create an experience that makes you walk away feeling more in love with your loved one because as much as we love stunning photos, we also love beautiful marriages. 

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Favorite part of the wedding day:

I love portrait time with the bridal party & couple! It’s always so much fun with everyone hanging out & laughing! 

Describe your perfect date : 

I love going on a walk and taking a picnic along with us to be able to enjoy the beautiful scenery or exploring a new place together! We love just spending time with each other and finding the joy in the everyday! 

Seneca's Top Seven:

Family & friends 
Peonies & Gardening 
Traveling to new places 
Reading a good book

Travel Wishlist:

Cape Cod in the summer time 

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Kris & Isra fell in love at Univeristy of Buffalo… they met on one of the first day of grad school classes after Isra moved here from Dubai, knowing no one at all, and they hit it off right away. From study buddies, they fell in love and now try to keep up with their […]

February 2, 2023


University of Buffalo Grad School Love Story / K & I

We have so many of our sweet couples who are becoming parents lately and we wanted to do a little roundup post of some of our most loved and most used baby products from this first year of having a baby! It’s so easy to become overwhelmed with the options but truly, babies don’t need […]

February 1, 2023

Helpful Tips

Most Loved Baby Items for First Year

Ohhh my goodness, Vivian & Tyler’s Farm at Cottrell Lake wedding from this past summer was one of our favorite weddings ever!! Vivian pulled off the sophisticated yet whimsical perfect summer wedding at our favorite barn and we still cannot get over it. From her dress & long veil, to the lovely garden party cocktail […]

January 31, 2023


Sophisticated & Whimsical Floral Farm at Cottrell Lake Wedding / V & T

If you’ve ever met Miranda, you know she is the kindest soul and deserves the best of the best! Cole is the best of the best and it’s so sweet to see them together! We have photographed a few of Miranda’s family members throughout the years, along with a couple session in the tulip fields […]

January 29, 2023


Golden Retriever Summer Engagement Photos / Barn at Glistening Pond Wedding / M + C

We went back to Jess’ roots for their engagement session on Oneida Lake! Jess & Owen met in Boston (I hear they met in line at the grocery store but you’ll have to ask them for the full story 😉 ) while they were both living there for work! Owen is a born and raised […]

May 23, 2022


Oneida Lake Summer Engagement Photos / J & O

Buckle Up!! This is one of our favorite weddings from last year and we have been wanting to share it for months now! Helene & Kyle’s big wedding weekend at the Otesaga in Cooperstown, NY was magical and full of so much love all around!! After many months of anticipation, family & friends gathered from […]

May 6, 2022

Syracuse Weddings

Otesaga Resort Summer Wedding / Cooperstown, NY / H + K

Sunsets have been a big part of their day from the start from texting each other photos of pretty sunset to Bella and Tom’s first date was a hike at their favorite outlook to watch the sunset so when it came time to design their wedding day, they drew their inspiration from the sunset colors. […]

April 19, 2022

Chippy White Table, weddings

Sunset Inspired Fall Wedding at Sand Springs / B + T

Megan is one of those people who fills the room with so much love and joy, from the moment I first chatted with her through EMAIL, I knew she was the sweetest and that her wedding would be amazing!! And of course, it was!! Megan & Nick love Disney and wanted to incorporate some of […]

March 22, 2022

Syracuse Weddings

Magical Disney Inspired Winter Wedding at Sinclair of Skaneateles / M + N

There’s something extra special about backyard weddings and we absolutely adore them! Meagan & Chris’ wedding was at Meagan’s family property in Montrose, just a few miles from our house & where I grew up. It was amazing to see the property transform into a wedding venue for the big day! Meagan’s family built a […]

March 15, 2022


Boho Backyard Wedding / Montrose, PA/ M +C

Paige & Doug had a lovely downtown Scranton wedding this past fall at POSH Scranton! It was full of laughter and so much love! POSH is a unique historical venue right in downtown Scranton and the girls got ready there while the guys got ready at the Hilton just down the street! It was an […]

March 12, 2022


Classic POSH Scranton Autumn Wedding / P + D

Becca and Scott braved the cold winter day after the last snowstorm in Skaneateles for their engagement photos and dare I say…it was 100% worth it!! There’s something so magical about winter photos … you can cozy up without sweating and the white snow makes everything so bright and clean! Becca nailed it with their […]

March 2, 2022


Skaneateles Winter Engagement Photos / B + S

Daydreaming about golden hours during the summer that are filled with laughter and kisses and meeting new friends during engagement photos!! It’s such a special time for us as photographers to get to know each couple before their wedding day!! These two will be tying the knot in 2023 at Oak and Lace Wedding in […]

February 11, 2022


Summer Engagement Photos for Oak & Lace Wedding