Ryan O'Connor

My name is Ryan O'Connor

I've been a professional freelancer since 2006 after graduating from Columbia College Chicago with a degree in cinematography. My skills are self-taught, or adapted from what I learned in film school.

The most valuable things that I can offer you are reliability, respect, and professionalism. Because this is my full time job, I take it very seriously and I do everything possible to make sure my clients are happy with my work and my work ethic.

For technical specifications on my equipment and processing methods, see this link.

For all booking inquiries, please email.
Ryan O'Connor
North Aurora, IL 60542


Here are some of the services in which RJO primarily specializes:
  • Wedding videography
  • Commercial video production
  • Retouched glamour photography
  • Freelance photo editing for photographers & individuals

Clients & Associates

Paul Mitchell Partner Schools | Admiral Theatre | Mitsubishi
Vita5 Professional Haircare | Ribfest Chicago | Carlson Hotels | Choice Hotels
Hoffman Jewelers | Glutton Force 5 | AirProfessionals New Jersey | Incedo Shoes
Hellcat Hair Design | Bam! Studios | Griffin Real Estate Firm | Taco In A Bag
Club Paradise Las Vegas | ASR Avient Sound Recordings | ...and more

I've had the pleasure of serving clients & companies from all over the world.
From New Jersey to Las Vegas and from Germany to Australia


"The best retoucher in Chicago"
Professional model Lauren L., [GLAMOUR PHOTOGRAPHY]

"We really enjoyed working with Ryan before, during and after our wedding day and loved the results he produced. (In fact, we already referred him to another friend of ours.) He was very flexible and catered his services to exactly what we wanted. I was completely at ease on our wedding day knowing he was capturing great shots without needing any direction from me. He knew what we liked, and delivered two great videos that exceeded our expectations."

"FABULOUS, FABULOUS, FABULOUS! I love them all! [...] You do an amazing job!! [...] I am so glad I found you, Ryan. You are a phenomenal photographer and a great person. I am relieved that you know how to do all this technical stuff for me and you are so affordable. Here's to doing business with ya!"

"Ryan is an amazing photographer! All the pix we got back from our wedding were beautiful (not to mention he got them to us in less than 2 weeks!) and I was impressed by how well he captured not only the overall feeling of the day, but our individual personalities in each photo. He has a unique creative style that I have not seen duplicated by any of our friends' wedding photographers. Just the right mix of photojournalism, candids and traditional shots. He tailored our package to exactly what we wanted!"

"RJO Photo may possibly be the best photog I've shot with yet... Loving all the pictures!! Can't wait to shoot again!"

RJO Photo™ is a registered trademark of Ryan O'Connor