Jesse and Carly Wedding in Midland, Michigan

I had a great time photographing Jesse and Carly’s beautiful wedding at Memorial Presbyterian in Midland, Michigan. After the ceremony we headed to Gratzi for the reception followed by carriage rides through downtown.

Write a memoir.


I like listening to podcasts. One of my favorites is the Tim Ferriss Show. In one episode I listened to, Ferriss was interviewing Richard Branson. Branson mentioned that every person should write a memoir. I made a note of this. This has stuck with me.

Both of my biological grandfathers died before I was born. I don’t know a lot about them. A memoir from either of them would have been amazing to read.

I have an Irish name because my dad thought we were primarily Irish. My grandpa on his side gave all of his kids, my aunts and uncles, Irish names because he thought they were primarily Irish. I recently got my DNA results back from Ancestry and it turns out I’m about half English/Welch. A third French. A tenth Irish/Scottish. Five percent Norwegian and five percent German.

Writing a memoir. Something to consider for your family.

Why You Can Pay Me In Bitcoin


Here at Ryan Watkins Photography I want to make everything as clear, straightforward, and easy as possible. This is why I put my prices on my website. I have no hidden fees. No minimum orders. You don’t have to meet with me in person to order prints. You can order prints from anywhere and have them shipped to your house. This is also why you can pay me in Bitcoin. I try to make the payment process as easy as possible. Via my invoices people can pay via bank transfer, debit, or credit card. I also accept cash or check. I’ve occasionally had clients pay via paypal or the cash app because they prefered that method, even though it requires a bit more work on my end. Also I’m optimistic about the possibilities of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. Feel free to pay for your session using Bitcoin.

Why I Don’t Work On Sundays


As a Christian, and more specifically a confessional Presbyterian and member of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, I believe that God’s moral law, summarized in the ten commandments, is still binding today. This includes the fourth commandment to honour the sabbath. For this reason I abstain from working on Sundays. Instead I treat the Lord’s day as a day of rest. Using it to worship God corporately and privately. As well as for works of necessity and mercy.