Archive for the ‘Weddings’ Category

Last wedding…

Wednesday, 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

Tuesday, 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

Bernice and Mark’s Wedding

Thursday, 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

Some of my favorite Wedding Photos from the Rockford IL area

Thursday, 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

Wednesday, 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

Wedding at Brauer Barn in Rockford, IL

Monday, 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

Friday, 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.

First wedding of 2018

Friday, 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

Ready for 2018 Weddings

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018


I am looking forward to wedding season in 2018 to photograph all of the great couples in the Rockford IL area.

I have been named as one of the top Wedding Photographers in Rockford, IL

Friday, January 19th, 2018

I’ve been picked now for the 3rd year in a row as one of the top wedding photographers in Rockford by Expertise.com (https://www.expertise.com/il/rockford/wedding-photography) 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.

Best of 2017 Weddings

Friday, December 29th, 2017

Here are some of my favorite wedding photos from 2017 shot in the Rockford IL region.

Portfolio from 2017 Weddings photgraphed in Rockford IL region

Friday, December 29th, 2017

One of the best wedding dresses I’ve photographed

Friday, October 27th, 2017

This couple got married at Anderson Garden’s in Rockford. She had a stunning dress that really fit her style. More photos can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfUrRi1Uvvs&list=PL0348B2D97CC2B99B&index=20

Emily and Josh’s Wedding Photos

Friday, October 27th, 2017

Wedding photography by Jay Bryant, Rockford, IL

Had a fun time shooting Emily and Josh’s wedding in Rockford. This was shot under the Jefferson Street Bridge. Please visit http://jaybryant.pass.us/emilyjosh/ for more photos from this fun wedding.

Debbie and Mark’s Wedding

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Images from Debbie and Mark’s wedding that I shot at Church by the Side of the Road last weekend. After the ceremony, we did a photo walk at Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens in Rockford.

More images can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FS4JqVwySs