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Really Don’t Mind if You Sit this One Out: My Love of Music

  This is another personal post where you get to learn more about the man behind the camera. Since I was fairly young I have had a love of music. I still remember as a young kid helping my dad work on his model train layout while he had the 70s progressive rock band Yes […]

How I Got the Shot: The One I Don’t Like But Everyone Else Does

I think anyone who is honest with themselves can look back at things they’ve done and go “well that was stupid.” The story behind the above image is one of those. Back when I lived in Massachusetts my friends and I would regularly go to an abandoned insane asylum called the Belchertown State School. We […]

Displaying Your Finished Prints

Here at Ryan Watkins Photography I offer a wide variety of prints and products which can be displayed in a variety of different ways. Here are some recommendations for different ways to display your final prints. One of the easiest ways to display your photographs is by ordering either my Luxury Metal or Luxury Wood […]

Guest Blog Post: 3 Tips For Capturing Unforgettable Family Moments by Wendy Dessler

  You have been hired to take family photographs at an event. It could be a day at the beach or a family reunion. Whatever it is, the family wants to remember their lives at this particular moment in time.   If you are a new photographer, you may think the only way to accomplish […]

Riley and Katie Engagement Session in Kalamazoo, Michigan

I had a great time photographing Riley and Katie’s engagement session in late October. We started the session at a vineyard which they rent a home on. We then did more images in downtown Kalamazoo. I can’t wait to photograph these two’s wedding in 2019. 

Jeff and Nicole Engagement Session in Mt Pleasant, Michigan

I had a great time photographing Jeff and Nicole’s engagement session at Nelson and Island Park in Mt Pleasant in late October. These two are a super fun couple and super easy to work with. I can’t wait to photograph their wedding next year. My favorite images from their session can be viewed below. 

Josh and Hannah Wedding in Midland, Michigan

My second shooter Nikki and I had a great time getting to photograph Josh and Hannah’s wedding in late October. After Josh and Hannah got ready and did their first look at the Assumption of The Blessed Virgin Marry we headed to Dow Gardens to do some more portraits pre-wedding ceremony. After the ceremony we […]

Wehrman Family Portrait at the Chippewa Nature Center in Midland, Michigan

I had a great time getting to photograph the Wehrman Family in the wetlands area of the Chippewa Nature Center in Midland, Michigan. The Wehramn Family loves to hike trails together so we decided to have some of their photos be along the paths they enjoy hiking on. My favorite images from the session can […]

How I Got the Shot(s): Studies of Cassi Over the Years

It is always great when you can find a great reliable model to work with. My first shoot with my distant cousin Cassi was way back in high school when she hired me to photograph some images of her belly dancing in Beaverton, Michigan. After I graduated from the Hallmark Institute of Photography and moved […]

Shane and Chelsea Engagement Session in Midland, Michigan

I had a great time getting to photograph Shane and Chelsea’s engagement session in Midland, Michigan. We started the session at Dow Gardens then headed to the Tridge and the courthouse in downtown Midland. 

High Definition Detailing at The Northwood Autoshow

I had a great time photographing High Definition Detailing’s booth at the Northwood Auto Show in Midland, Michigan. To learn more about their services visit https://highdefinition-detailing.com/

Ellison Family Portrait at Dow Gardens in Midland, Michigan

I had a great time getting to photograph the Elisson’s family portrait in mid October at Dow Gardens in Midland, Michigan. The Ellison’s are the owners of CD Dents a paintless dent removal business in Midland that I’d highly recommend checking out for your dent removal needs https://www.cddentsrepair.com/ 

Headshot Day Results

Huge thanks to all who came out to Headshot Day at the Energize Workspace in mid October! We have 14 people come in total. Here are a few of my favorite images from the day. 

Rigterink Family Portrait in Saginaw, Michigan

I had a great time getting to photograph the Rigterink Family in Saginaw, Michigan in early October. We got to use this beautiful covered bride near there home as well the colorful trees as a backdrop from their session. My favorite images from the session can be viewed below. 

Had a Good Experience with RWP? Please Review Us!

For my former clients, I would be very appreciative if you left a review of Ryan Watkins Photography on one of the following websites: Facebook Google The Knot Thumbtack Yelp Reviews help me bring in more clients an also help my search engine optimization rating. I have had several wedding clients find me via the […]

How I Got the Shot: Family and Fall Foliage

When I first got started in photography I shot primarily landscape and nature photography. When I went to the Hallmark Institute of Photography for my formal photographic training my main emphasis switched to portrait photography. In 2017 I started putting a heavier emphasis on the wedding side of my photography business. Sadly nature, wildlife, and […]

FAQ: What Should I Wear to My Session?

  Wardrobe wise I advise against really loud colors, logos, or anything that will draw attention to your clothing instead of your face. Ultimately a good portrait draws the viewer’s attention to the subjects face not their clothing, body, etc.  It is always best to bring a variety of clothing as well. Bringing a combination […]

Partnership wtih USB Memory Direct

I was recently contacted by the amazing company USB Memory Direct about partnering with them. They were kind enough to send me 25 thumb drives with my logo printed on them for free! The quality of the drives is great and I look forward to working with them more in the future! I would highly […]

Ryan Watkins Photography clients can now receive free shipping and 40% off Christmas Cards from Basic Invite for the rest of 2018

In 2016 I first partnered with stationary company Basic Invite to bring my clients stunning greeting, thank you, save the date, and Christmas cards. Ryan Watkins Photography clients can now receive free shipping and 40% off Christmas Cards from Basic Invite for the rest of 2018. Simply download the image from your portrait session and […]

Parker Anniversary Session in Mt Pleasant and Clare Michigan

I had a great time getting to photograph Randy and Ashley Parker for their ten year anniversary session in late September. We shot at Nelson Park in Mt Pleasant as well as their home and some other private property I have access to near Clare. My favorite images from the session can be viewed below. 

Stark Family Portrait in Clare, Michigan

I had a great time getting to work with the Stark Family from Clare again this year. We did a variety of photos near their home and with their dogs. My favorite images from the session can be viewed below. 

How I Got the Shot(s): Studies of Arches Over the Years

I grew up in between the two small towns of Clare and Coleman, Michigan. Both have about 4000 residents last time I checked the statistics. I’ve been used to seeing beautiful nature (trees, wildlife, etc) since my childhood. Due to living in a small town (more exactly in the woods outside a couple small towns) […]

New Personal Work with Models Summer and Justin in Sanford, Michigan

I had a great time working with models Summer and Justin at Sanford Lake last week. The first images where shot with bare bulb flash in a part of the park with several trees to prevent the light from being knocked over by the high winds. The images on the beach and in the water […]

FAQ: What If I Want to Order More Prints In A Few Months, Years, etc?

  I keep multiple backups of all my clients photos. If you want to order prints or products in the future I will still have the images and will be able to get prints and products to you. My price list may change overtime and depending on what updates the print labs I use make […]