Ryan and Lindsey Green are Austin wedding photographers who love photography as much as they love their city. They are passionate about prime lenses, afternoon light, and good breakfast tacos.
— Ryan —
When he was young, Ryan’s father had built a darkroom in their garage. A red light glowed mysteriously from underneath the door. In went film, and out came big beautiful prints of majestic oak trees, country landscapes, and happy squirrels.
It was magic.
Perhaps this early exposure to photography was inspiration for a future career, however it wasn’t until Ryan was given his Grandfather’s Canon A-1 in college that things got really exciting. Life through a lens was addictive and all of his other coursework was promptly ignored. He took that camera everywhere he went, and with the help of some really strong coffee, exposed an incredible amount of film.
Photography has taken him into 12 national parks, many islands in the Caribbean, a vast stretch of the original Route 66, and all over the country working with amazing clients on their wedding day!
Check out the recent picture taken by Ryan’s sister below – Even though their family hasn’t lived in this house in over 20 years, a recent garage sale drive by reveals that the “Darkroom” may be long gone but the glow in the dark paint lives on!
— Lindsey —
Lindsey had an early start to her photojournalism career when she took a gig as the lead photographer for her high school newspaper. She loved developing film in the black and white darkroom and started experimenting with medium format toy cameras for fun.
Her absolute favorite toy camera, the Diana, was produced by the Great Wall Plastic Factory out of Hong Kong in the 1960’s. The cheaply made Diana is incredibly unpredictable and makes surprisingly cool images as a result of random light leaks and the soft focus. The original Instagram!
The strength of the image with a Diana relies heavily on the composition as you really don’t have much control over the settings. There is a beauty in the simplicity of this design that allows you to completely focus on your subject.
In this tradition Lindsey favors prime lenses, natural light, and wide open apertures, regardless of the camera she is using. This technique, although simple, is extremely effective and allows her to be ready for anything. The results speak for themselves.
In addition to being a toy camera aficionado she also holds the highest average in the league at Dart Bowl and bakes a bad-ass pizza.