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 recommend fellow photographers and business owners look into using USB Memory Direct. 

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 upload it to the Basic Invite website. Basic invite has a vast array of customizable Christmas Cards options to chose from which can be shipped to your house free of charge. All other products from Basic Invite are 20% off and have free shipping when using my referral code. Contact me for the referral code. 



Headshot Day October 12th from 6-8pm at The Energize Workspace in Midland, Michigan

“Can you count the pixels of your current facebook photo on one hand? Are you in need of a new headshot for your startup or business profile? Does your whole staff need business headshots to update your look? We got you covered!

We are thrilled to be hosting one of Michigan’s best portrait photographers to provide a fun day of headshots for the Midland community. Ryan Watkins Photography will be setting up his studio equipment at Energize for the afternoon, all you need to do is bring yourself and that famous smile! 

He is offering his regular, studio-quality headshots at a reduced price of $25. Headshots are complete with professional retouching and digital files should be sent out within a week of the shoot.

This is great for individuals needing a new headshot or businesses wanting to get headshots of the entire team for the new year. No reservations needed, stop in whenever you’re free and Ryan will take care of you.”

Nic Von Scheinder – Energize Workspace

Headshot Day

Headshots $25  

Friday October 12th 2-8pm 

Energize Workspace

206 W Wackerly St, Midland, MI 48640

Please RSVP Here 

The Photo Retouching and Workflow Workshop Rescheduled for Thursday, August 16th 6pm-9pm at Energize Workspace


The Photo Retouching and Workflow Workshop focuses on the basics of organizing and editing photos using Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop. 

Ryan Watkins from Ryan Watkins Photography and graduate of the Hallmark Instute of Photography will teach participants how to easily organize and edit photos using Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop. Specific topics covered will include importing, organization, retouching, and exporting. 

Who Should Attend? Those new to photography who wish to gain a better understanding of how to organize and edit their photos.

This is a special Community Workshop, hosted by members of the Energize Community. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite or at the door.

Thursday, August 16th 6pm-9pm

Energize Workspace

2016 West Wackerly Street, Midland, Michigan 48640


Please RSVP here. 

Clare’s 515 Gallery presents “Wonderful Life” – Miniature Exhibit


“The 515 Gallery of downtown Clare is excited to be exhibiting over 45 incredible artists in the upcoming “Wonderful Life”- Miniature Exhibit, with opening reception & silent auction sales on Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. Inspired by the famous 1940’s movie, a small town gathers together to create Christmas magic by caring for each other. These compassionate artists are bringing awareness to childhood hunger with 20% of all silent auction sales of their miniature works going to the Clare Area Backpack Project – where volunteers supply food for local at-risk school children over the weekends. During the opening reception evening, Silent Auction bids will close at 6:30 pm, 7:00 pm and 7:30 pm to correspond with the miniature artwork groupings. In addition to the original small works, there will be an opportunity to purchase LED candles to place on the gallery tree and receive a bell “every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings” -It’s a Wonderful Life. 100% of candle sales will be donated to the Backpack Project also. Please mark your calendar for the opening reception of this charity exhibit December 2nd to meet these talented artists, purchase original, affordable miniature works of art and light our tree. Help bring the caring Christmas magic to our small town! “Wonderful Life” runs during the holiday season until January 7, 2018. Gallery exhibit hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays 11-4 pm and will be closed December 23, 2017 and reopen January 3, 2018.”

Kim Kleinhardt – 515 Gallery