Niecy + Jay = Engaged!

If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, then you probably know by now that I am lucky enough to be the photographer for Niecy Nash and Jay Tucker’s wedding. Well, their big day is tomorrow so I thought it was high time I posted their engagement photos!

The first time I ever spoke with Niecy, she told me that the thing that drew her to my work was the fact that all of the couples seemed to be happy and having a great time. She told me that she and Jay laughed together pretty much all of the time (not surprising), and she wanted to capture that side of their relationship in their engagement photos. I was completely on board with this idea.

I met Jay for the first time on the day of the session and I am here to tell you that he and Niecy are the perfect match. So in love and kind. It was an absolute pleasure photographing them and I can’t wait for tomorrow! Speaking of tomorrow, this wedding will be televised! Be sure to tune into TLC on June 4th at 8:00pm to watch Niecy Nash’s Wedding Bash! Maybe you’ll see me in action.


  • gladys jem - Heidi, so beautiful! way awesome that you get to document their day. love love love!

  • Tracy - You’re photographing Niecy’s wedding?! That’s spectacular, Heidi! These engagement photos are beautiful, as usual. :]

  • Emily - I love these photos and that is so exciting you might be on TV!

  • Julie Ryder - Wow…Heidi these are wonderful pictures! How fun to photograph Niecy’s wedding, we watched her on DWTS a few seasons ago. She seems like a terrific lady…we’re so happy for you to be their photographer.

  • Jackqueline Christianson - Way to go, Heidi! Great job as usual! Have fun tomorrow, don’t forget me when you’re famous…Heidi Ryder: Wedding Photographer to the Stars! :)

  • Kaysha - LOVE these photos! They are such a cute couple!! Great job!

  • Melvoy Vance Ewing Jr. - How, are you doing? Heidi I, hope all is well :-)Heidi, these photos are spectacular! Your work is very beautiful! Keep up all the good hard work! Me, and my wife Pauline are definitely considering having you take some photos of us very soon! Stay Blessed :-) Melvoy

  • Latrice - Amazing images Heidi, and what an honor for you!!

  • Ermina - Heidi, your work is amazing! I absolutely love the way you captured so many phases of emotion in Neicy and Jay. They were so blessed to have you as their photographer! Continued success I wish for you. :-)

  • sharon davis - Neicy-Jay are two people who seem blessed to love & be loved. Women allow The Lord into most of their choices they make especially choosing a mate. After one marriage & three children Neicy is deserving to have nothing less then God’s best. Jay be God’s best to neicy as well her children.

    Both of you are deserving to grow old together in Love. When a men finds a wife he finds a good thing. Neicy has been through the storms of life. Neicy is a Good Thing!!

  • Niecy Nash’s Star Studded Wedding | Atlanta Tastemaker Magazine - […] and actress Sheryl Lee Ralph, who served as the matron of honor. Check out Niecy and Jay’s engagement photos taken by Southern California photographer Heidi Ryder and some fun pic’s tweeted by Sherri […]

  • mary - These photos give me goosebumps! They are beautiful!

  • Jay - These pictures are absolutely beautiful. They capture such happiness with the couple. I pray that the couple are truly happy and they continue to laugh together for the rest of there lives!!! You did a wonderful job, continued success to you.

  • Charese - Absolutely amazing!!What a wonderful work of art;the love they share seems to radiate in the photographs. Great job Heidi.

  • jo - Now there’s a big busted woman who knows how to dress…she should teach her pal Sherri Shepard how to dress and look nice. Not so top heavy!

  • Tracey - Wow!Absolutely stunning!What a gorgeous couple.Perfect pictures for a perfectly matched couple! Good Luck and God bless!

  • Ami - Heidi you’re amazing and I’m so proud of you! I can say “I knew you when” :)

  • Christina LeMarr - These are fantastic!! They look so happy and in love!! Beautiful photos :)

  • Featured in Life & Style Magazine - Niecy Nash Wedding | Heidi Ryder Photography: The Blog - […] I announced I would be photographing Niecy Nash‘s wedding and posted her and Jay’s engagement session, I’ve received so many wonderful words of encouragement and congratulations.  When the […]

  • Tia - beautiful couple, they look great in these photos, the light, everything, and yes he is those dimples. black love baby, many blessings to the to the both of them in the future

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