Lissa Ryan Photography

Washington D.C. Photographer

I am Melissa of Lissa Ryan Photography, based on the East Coast of the United States in iconic Washington, DC. My favourite aspect of my job is that it allows me to document the happiest moments in my couples' lives, from the excitement of your engagement, to the tears of joy as you promise each other forever, to the unimaginable joy of becoming children into your home. I aim to capture each of these moments with an artistic and editorial eye using my chosen medium of film, creating enduring, timeless, beautiful portraits and stunning candids that will memorialise your story for generations to come.  

Lissa Ryan Photography

Washington D.C. Photographer

I am Melissa of Lissa Ryan Photography, based on the East Coast of the United States in iconic Washington, DC. My favourite aspect of my job is that it allows me to document the happiest moments in my couples' lives, from the excitement of your engagement, to the tears of joy as you promise each other forever, to the unimaginable joy of becoming children into your home. I aim to capture each of these moments with an artistic and editorial eye using my chosen medium of film, creating enduring, timeless, beautiful portraits and stunning candids that will memorialise your story for generations to come.  

District of Columbia
United States

[email protected]
www.lissaryanphotography.com


Interview

IF I HAVE A FREE SUNDAY I WOULD SPEND IT… reading a good book or hiking in the woods with my husband and pup.

MY MOST MEMORABLE TRAVEL EXPERIENCE WAS… there are so many! Perhaps one of my favourites was hiking in the forests of Rwanda with my husband to spend a couple hours observing a family of gorillas. It was utterly magical.

THE COUNTRY I MOST WANT TO VISIT IS… my travel bucket list is a mile long, but high on my list right now are New Zealand and Peru.

WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT MY JOB IS… that I get to spend my time documenting and preserving the happiest moments of people lives.

IF I COULD GIVE NEWLY ENGAGED COUPLES ONE PIECE OF ADVICE IT WOULD BE... to prioritise! What are you really hoping to achieve with your wedding celebration? Once you have that nailed down, you will know how to allocate your budget to the things that really matter to you both.

I LOVE WHERE I LIVE BECAUSE… DC is so full of incredible museums, parks, theatres, and yet also really close to some great escapes as well.

MOST MEMORABLE MEAL I’VE EVER EATEN WAS… In Zanzibar, my husband and I were invited into a stranger’s home for a home cooked meal. It was absolutely delicious and we had such an incredible time getting to know our host and his family and experiencing another culture first hand in a totally non-touristy way.

THE PETS I OWN ARE… A doberman pinscher named Cebu and a tiny rescue kitty named Ruthie.