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About Us


Anne & John’s wedding 1985

ZRWeddings is wedding photography by John Zich and Anne Ryan, a husband-wife team of photojournalists based in Chicago. We've been married for more than 25 years and shoot assignments for leading national and international publications. We've also each won more awards from the Wedding Photojournalism Association than any other photographer in the state of Illinois.

For years we had turned down requests to photograph weddings. As documentary photographers we had no interest in doing traditional posed wedding photography. But after learning that couples were interested in real photojournalism, we decided to shoot a few weddings. We loved it!

There are so many great moments and emotions to capture. We've been telling stories through pictures our entire careers. It's a special honor to be invited into a family's life on such an important day and we make sure the day is captured in photographs with all the depth, emotion, spontaneity and beauty that a wedding day brings. We use the same approach and the same cameras that we use for our magazine and newspaper assignments along with 45 - plus combined years of photojournalism experience.

What's special about ZRWeddings?

You have two very experienced photographers shooting your wedding. With both of us shooting, we can provide more pictures from more angles and capture the key moments and spontaneous action. Having two experienced photographers makes a huge difference.

We are real photojournalists. Many wedding photographers are claiming to be "photojournalists" when in reality they may have no true photojournalism experience. We have covered the biggest news events for the nation's top publications. From Olympics, Superbowls, World Series, Presidents, Popes and celebrities we cover the biggest news for the top publications including USA Today, Newsweek, BusinessWeek, People, Sports Illustrated, Life, Midwest Living, Traditional Home and many many more. To view our editorial work see our other website: www.zrimages.com