engagements Archives - 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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Katie and Jonathan found the perfect spot for engagement photos that’s right in Syracuse but you’d never know the city is right there! Onondaga Lake Park is a beautiful setting and it’s a lovely laid back and relaxed park for people to enjoy! Katie and Jonathan are getting married at The Pier in Central Square […]

September 9, 2021

engagements, Syracuse

Onondaga Lake Engagement Photos / K & J / Central Square, The Pier Wedding

Julia & Tyson are the absolute sweetest and we always are so happy when we get to witness the absolute joy of a relationship between two people who love Jesus! These two met in college at Susquheanna University in 2019 and then graduated together amidst the lockdown in 2020! Over the next few months they […]

August 31, 2021


Golden Retriever and Golden Hour Engagement Photos / J + T

It all started when Meagan’s brother Mark & his friend burst into the house one day after work to tell Meagan that they knew the perfect guy for her! She declined an invite to go out with them but that special guy decided to text Meagan. He won her over by insisting that she needed […]

June 18, 2021


Golden Hour in the Country Engagement Photos / M & C

My husband grew up with Victor as his best friend, they were cousins and spent so much time together. There are so many stories I have heard from Paul of all of the adventures they have had over the years. Victor was one of Paul’s groomsmen at our weddings last summer and we couldn’t be […]

April 21, 2021

engagements, Syracuse, Syracuse Weddings

Downtown Syracuse, Franklin Square / Spring Engagement Photos / Victor & Michela

A Florida Georgia Line concert at the Dick’s Open in Endicott, NY brought Matt & Desiree together and what a whirlwind of love & life it’s been since then! These two soon realized they were best friends and couldn’t imagine life without each other. Desiree dreamed up her amazing boutique, Tesorina Boutique, and together they […]

April 5, 2021


Downtown Binghamton Engagement Photos / 205 Dry & Strange Brew

Margaret was traveling as a travel nurse when she originally met this cute guy from back home named Jesse! Over the next few years, their love grew even through the long distance and they traveled all over the country together! In 2019, Jesse proposed by their Christmas tree in their first home together, with their […]

February 17, 2021


Fall Engagement Photos with Golden Retriever/ Farm at Cottrell Lake Wedding

Nikki and Mike are getting married at Farm at Cottrell Lake Weddings and when they asked about bringing their kitty cats to their engagement photos, we didn’t have to think twice! Of course!! We love when couples choose to include things that are special to them, whether it’s a pet or a place or an […]

February 16, 2021


Engagement Photos with Your Kitty Cats / Farm at Cottrell Lake Weddings

Tyler and Katie’s engagement session has us reminiscing on summer evenings where it’s the perfect temperature and the light is golden! We look out the window to snow today but this gives us hope that sunshine is coming soon!! I photographed Tyler’s younger sister’s senior photos a few years ago and his mom reached out […]

February 12, 2021


Barn at Graver’s Tree Farm / Summer Engagement Photos

Back in 2017, we met Michelle while photographing her brother’s wedding at Glenmaura National Golf Club! She was a bridesmaid and over the years our relationship with their family has grown as we photographed Liz & Mike’s newborn photos in NYC and when I got Michelle’s email that she was engaged, I was so excited […]

February 11, 2021


Glenmaura National Golf Club Wedding / Summer Golden Hour Engagement Photos

Lillian and Derek braved the impending snow storm to drive 2 hours to their engagement photos in Montrose and then 2 hours back but IT WAS WORTH IT! Winter is a magical time for photos if you are willing to freeze for a little bit, especially when there is snow flurries coming down! It’s like […]

February 2, 2021


Snowy Winter Engagement Session in Northeast Pennsylvania

Helene & Kyle … where do I even start with these two?! Helene is from our small town of Montrose and grew up on Quaker Lake while Kyle grew up about 2 hours away in Chittenango in Syracuse, NY area. Their paths crossed at Hofstra University where they were both in law school and now […]

January 12, 2021

engagements, Syracuse, Syracuse Weddings

Law School Love Story / Helene & Kyle / Otesaga Resort, Cooperstown NY

Somehow Heather & I ended up following each other on Instagram a few years ago and it always made me smile when I saw one of her posts pop up in my feed! I felt like we were friends before we even met from seeing each other’s life and stories through Instagram! Well imagine my […]

January 7, 2021


Stroudsmoor Country Inn Summer Engagement Photos / Heather & James