Last wedding…

December 23rd, 2020

After 20 years I am retiring from my wedding photography practice. Here is an image of the last wedding that I shot in Rockford in November. This image was shot on film with a Konica Omega 200–the same type of camera that started out shooting weddings back in the 1970’s.

More images from the wedding can be found at: https://jaybryant.passgallery.com/-triciaanddarrenswedding

Dez and Zeb’s Wedding in Rockford IL

August 25th, 2020

Had a fun day photographing Dez and Jeb’s wedding in Rockford IL this summer. More photos here: https://jaybryant.passgallery.com/-desireeandzebswedding/gallery

Galena Illinois Trip Photos

August 25th, 2020


Photos from a weekend trip to the Galena Territories in Illinois

Photos from Toledo Spain

December 12th, 2019

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Photos from a trip to Toledo Spain and the Tagus River – a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Photos from trip to Rome

December 3rd, 2019

Photos from our trip to Rome can be found at: https://jaybryant.com/rome-trip-photos/

Bernice and Mark’s Wedding

October 17th, 2019

A nice wedding portrait of Bernice and Mark on their wedding day. Wedding photography by Jay Bryant for Rockford IL and Elgin IL brides and couples.

You can view more photos from this wedding at: https://jaybryant.passgallery.com/-BerniceandMarksWedding/gallery

Senior Portrait

October 17th, 2019

In between all of the wedding photography–I also do portraits. These are of high school senior Jordan that I photographed in downtown Rockford this fall.

Some of my favorite Wedding Photos from the Rockford IL area

July 18th, 2019

Rockford IL Wedding Photography by Jay Bryant

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Some of my favorite wedding photos that I’ve shot in the Rockford, IL area this last year. For the bride that wants great images from their wedding, Jay Bryant is a wedding photographer that provides real moments and relaxed portraits, unlike other photographers. Find out more information on pricing and packages at https://weddings.jaybryant.com Please contact me to set up time to meet to discuss my wedding photography services and answer your questions.

I push hard in my photography work to have images become metaphors of the moment that I’ve captured. In talking with my couples on their wedding day I remind them this is one of the few times in their lives where the past, present, and future meet.

Shivani and Jeff’s Wedding

May 8th, 2019

Jeff starting off his Baraat entrace at his wedding with Shivani in Austin TX.

Photos from Shivani and Jeff’s (he is my nephew) Wedding in Austin TX in April 2019 More photos can be found at: https://jaybryant.passgallery.com/-shivanijeffsweddingphotos/gallery

Photos from Europe

February 23rd, 2019

Barcelona in the morning. Shot in the old Latin quarter of the town.

View more photos from our trip here: https://jaybryant.com/europe-trip/

Welcome to Thea

October 9th, 2018

A photo of my new granddaughter Thea!

Wedding at Brauer Barn in Rockford, IL

June 18th, 2018

Wedding photography by Rockford IL photographer Jay Bryant.

A great wedding of Corinne and Richard that I photographed at Brauer Barn, in Rockford, IL. More images can be found at: http://jaybryant.passgallery.com/-corinneandrichardswedding

For the bride that wants great images from their wedding, Jay Bryant is a wedding photographer that provides real moments and relaxed portraits unlike other photographers.

Hilary and Pat at Orchard Farms

April 6th, 2018

Photo from Hilary and Pat’s wedding at The Pavillions / Orchard Farms in Roscoe, IL. Rockford IL wedding photography by Jay Bryant.

Sunset at Orchard Farms

April 6th, 2018

First wedding of 2018

April 6th, 2018

A quick portrait of Jen moments before she walked down the aisle to get married. Wedding photography by Jay Bryant, Rockford, IL

For the bride that wants great images from their wedding, Jay Bryant is a wedding photographer that provides real moments and relaxed portraits unlike other photographers.

Please contact me about shooting your wedding at 815-997-1568