Meet the Artist

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I'm Melissa, the Washington DC-based photographer behind Lissa Ryan Photography, and I'm a wanderer and adventure seeker at heart.  I search out experiences that make my heart beat faster and my adrenaline get going - from traveling the world to wiping tears as I photograph an emotional father - daughter dance.  Travel is my passion, and I'm lucky enough to be married to a wonderful man who shares that passion - so far, we've been to 37 countries and counting!

 

I aim to capture each of these moments with an artistic and editorial eye, creating beautiful portraits and stunning candids that will tell your story for generations to come. 


 

After getting both my undergraduate and law degree from Georgetown University (Hoya Saxa!), I quickly realized that my soul craved a more creative outlet than law, and knew that I had found my path with wedding and portrait photography.  I love that my job allows me to document the very best moments in peoples' lives, from the excitement of your engagement, to the tears as you say "I do", to the unimaginable joy of welcoming your children into your home.  I aim to capture each of these moments with an artistic and editorial eye, creating timeless, beautiful portraits and stunning candids that will tell your story for generations to come.  These fleeting moments are the ones that are so important to memorialize, and I would love to tell your story! 

 
 
 
 

Find me on instagram
@lissa_ryAN