Tyler Rye Photography

Utah Photographer & Portland Photographer


I'm a husband, father and wedding photographer! I currently live in Utah with my wife and son Rowan! I feel extremely blessed to be a full time wedding photographer. I grew up in northern Arizona and spent a lot of time in the outdoors with my family. We did a lot of camping and hiking. I fell in love with being outside in the great outdoors and as a photographer I have taken that love of nature and incorporated it into my photographic style. I love to take couples out away from the city where they can truly be alone and express their love with few distractions! Wedding photography hasn't always been my passion. I know that's probably not what you expected to hear! I sort of stumbled into photography about 5 years ago. At the time I had been going to college and just couldn't find anything that I wanted to spend my life doing. During this time I started dated the girl who would one day become my wife. She was modeling so I went along with her to a few shoots. It was then I considered the idea of getting into photography. I transferred to the art institute of Salt Lake to study digital photography. A week later i purchased my first camera! Since then I have spent a few years figuring out who I am as an artist. its been a fun journey and I cant wait to see what else is in store! 

IF I HAVE A FREE SUNDAY I WOULD SPEND IT... going to church with my family and then spending time at home together!

MY MOST MEMORABLE TRAVEL EXPERIENCE WAS... going to the Amalfi Coast in Italy! I was lucky enough to shoot a wedding their last year and it was simply amazing!

THE COUNTRY I MOST WANT TO VISIT IS... hands down New Zealand. I'm constantly thinking of ways to get out there! If I could I would take a month of and go right now.

WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT MY JOB IS...taking pictures of people in cool locations! I truly enjoy hiking to remote places with people and getting to experience nature on a daily basis. It's a blast, especially when I take someone to a place they have only seen online and their minds are blown! Ha

IF I DIDN'T DO THIS FOR A JOB I WOULD BE... before I went into this full time I owned a Glass Company installing all types of glass and would most likely go back to doing that.

IF I COULD GIVE NEWLY ENGAGED COUPLES ONE PIECE OF ADVICE IT WOULD BE... this is your wedding! So many couple get wrapped up in taking care of everyone else they forget to enjoy their own wedding!

I LOVE WHERE I LIVE BECAUSE... I live in one of the most unique places in on the west coast. Southern Utah has it all, I am close to everything but an ocean! I have deserts, forests, lakes and mountains all within an hour drive! I probably shoot the most in Zion National Park and love getting to take people there for the first time!


MY FAVOURITE MOVIE IS? Don't have one but like books I like movies that have sequels so I can enjoy the story for longer! Movies like Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars.... Ya I'm a nerd!

MOST MEMORABLE MEAL I'VE EVER EATEN WAS... I'm not really a "foodie" so I can't recall a favourite meal BUT I have always loved Mexican food and will never pass up a chance to have Chicken Fajitas!

THE PETS I OWN ARE... We have two small dogs Gus and Toulouse!