Tatiana & Ryan Brenizer’s New York Wedding Celebration

It was 2012. We were sitting behind the most well-known wedding photographer in the world, debating whether or not to tap him on the shoulder and introduce ourselves. We were in the first year of our career as wedding photographers and attending the Canada Photo Convention, sitting behind the conference keynote, Ryan Brenizer. It is so surreal to think back to this moment and the nervousness that we felt. We’ve since got to know Ryan and his equally talented wife, Tatiana. They are wonderful, generous, down-to-earth souls and we were completely blown away, 3 years later, when they asked us to photograph their wedding celebration in Brooklyn, NY, this past June.

Their wedding took place over three distinct events with 3 distinct photographers. The first wedding was a secret elopement (one year ago), photographed by Tatiana’s best friend, and amazingly talented photographer, Inbal Sivan. The second, an intimate ceremony with just a small group of friends and family, photographed by a huge inspiration of ours, Tyler Wirken. And, the third was a theatrical ceremony/legendary party in the heart of Brooklyn with their friends from far and wide. We love photographing all types and parts of weddings, but were so happy to be left in charge of documenting the party! We can’t say that 3 years after nervously sitting behind Ryan, that we felt any less nervous, but now it was for completely different reasons. Now we were photographing the party of the century thrown by (and for) two of the most sought after photographers in New York, with a who’s who list of internationally-renowned photographers cheering/heckling us on. Lucky for us, Tatiana and Ryan have a natural way of putting everyone at ease.

As for the wedding celebration itself, take everything you think you know and believe about weddings, and throw it all out the window. Every aspect of this celebration was unorthodox in every possible way. Tatiana and Ryan got ready together in their Brooklyn apartment (while delivering a wedding). The “ceremony” featured choreographed song, dance and a theatrical performance. This was followed by a surprise balloon drop from the ceiling, killer music all night long, a pyjama costume party and, of course, crazy-ass dancing. And not a single posed portrait.

To say we had fun photographing this wedding, and partying along with all the guests, would be an understatement of massive proportions. Thank you R and T, for bringing us to New York, opening your hearts and letting us into your beautiful life. We cannot wait to come back and see you again, and enjoy some of that Brooklyn charm. Maybe we can reverse rolls next time, and you can photograph us :). Love you guys!

  • newly married couple and friends walking on the street of new york city at dusk
  • a leisure moment with pet dog before the celebration
  • one is doing the makeup and the other doing the handstand
  • a groom hugging smiling bride from back in front of a mirror
  • a bride hugging with a friend before the celebration
  • a cameraman taking a picture of a peer while he shooting a picture of a lady
  • a groom enjoying a quiet moment by the window before the celebration
  • preparing for the celebration
  • bride putting her shoes on
  • a groom standing by the door
  • a bride saying bye to her pet dog before leaving the house
  • newly married couple dancing at the celebration party
  • friends taking pictures of newly married couple at celebration party
  • newly married couple walking into wedding celebration party
  • a newly married couple looking at each other at their wedding celebration party
  • newly married couple kissing at their wedding celebration party
  • newly-wed couple listening to speeches by guests at wedding celebration party
  • newly-wed couple looking at each other's eyes with bride holding groom's left arm at their wedding celebration party
  • newly-wed couple laughing heartily at wedding celebration
  • newly-wed couple kissing at wedding celebration
  • balloons dropping from the ceiling at a legendary wedding celebration
  • Newly-wed couple and guests cheering at the legendary balloon-drop
  • Guests dancing crazily at wedding celebration
  • Guests dancing freely at wedding celebration
  • people watching a lady dancing on the floor at wedding cerebration
  • a lady dancing crazily at a wedding celebration
  • two men performing hot dance at a wedding celebration
  • guests enjoying themselves with free dance at a wedding celebration
  • a young hitting the dance floor at a wedding celebration party
  • a young man on the dance floor with a red rose in mouth
  • a man pressing on a male dancer's nipples at a wedding celebration party
  • newly-wed bride in pajama costume at wedding celebration
  • a female guest in pyjama lying in the dance floor at wedding celebration
  • newly-wed groom performing hot dance at wedding celebration
  • newly-wed groom dancing crazily at wedding celebration party
  • guests dancing freely at a wedding celebration
  • a man kissing a lady while dancing at a wedding celebration party
  • a male guest in pajama on the dance floor at a wedding celebration
  • newly-wed groom dancing with no shirt on at wedding celebration
  • guests dancing happily at a wedding celebration party
  • newly-wed couple and friends on the street of New York at dusk