Ryan is a yankee from Ohio who fell in love with Brittany, a southern belle from Tennessee. We met, married, and made our home in beautiful rolling hills of Kentucky.
Our first year of marriage was way back in 2010 (check out our engagement story and wedding vows) and it sure was one for the books…a lot of learning, strengthening and growing up. Y’all. It. Was. Rough. Don’t get us wrong…we loved being married, but we didn’t know what we didn’t know (married couples, can ya feel us?!).
We made it through that first year (thank you, Jesus!) and as our relationship grew, it became important for us to walk alongside and do life with engaged and newly married couples. We eventually became pre-marriage mentors and life group facilitators through our church, and those things proved to be game changers for us and many others in our community.
We definitely don’t know it all and certainly wouldn’t call ourselves marriage experts, but we have come a long way since the day we said “I do.” We’re not the perfect husband and wife duo, but we care deeply about investing into others and building our community.
Our marriage mission is simple: Love God. Love others.
We’re Wedding Filmmakers…
Way back in 2004, Ryan filmed his first wedding with an old Sony video camera and he absolutely fell in love with it. He is infinitely creative, brilliant with technology, and works exceptionally well under pressure, so naturally the wedding videos Ryan produced got lots of attention and ultimately he helped usher in a new age in the wedding video industry.
Fast forward to 2010: we tied the knot and started working as a husband-and-wife team. We take a very limited number of clients each year so we can deliver the absolute best service in the industry, and we typically book between 12-18 months in advance of a wedding date.
We consider it an incredible honor to help couples tell their love story, and we love the fact that our clients have become some of our closest friends!
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…and so much more.
Ryan works as the Director of Communications for a large insurance company where he has served since 2002.
He is a past president with the Public Relations Society of America (Thoroughbred Chapter), has served on the board of directors for Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Bluegrass and YMCA of Central Kentucky, and was a committee chair for the American Association of State Compensation Insurance Funds. He is also engaged in many other civic, community and charitable endeavors.
Ryan is also a passionate entrepreneur and formed That One Company, Inc. in 2004. He enjoys using his spare time to work with small businesses, non-profits, and mission organizations seeking growth in the areas of marketing, business development, public relations, and strategic communications. In addition to his consulting work and the wedding video business, Ryan is a former collegiate tennis player and is an avid outdoorsman. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Asbury University.
Brittany has a knack for all things creative. She earned both her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Education from Asbury University and spent eight years in elementary classrooms inspiring kids to achieve greatness in Nicholasville and Lexington, Kentucky. Brittany is now a college professor at Asbury University.
She finds fulfillment in helping others believe in themselves, but she finds even greater satisfaction in loving others through her genuine spirit and her warm Southern hospitality.
Brittany also is the other half of Reel Special Productions and absolutely L-O-V-E-S capturing and watching Super 8 footage.