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My Love of Reading Part 1

  Many of my prior blog posts deal with practical things like prepping for your session, resources for getting started in photography, and short photography related how to articles. This however will be the first of several more personal blog posts where you can learn more about the man behind the camera. I admittedly have […]

Horses Photographed for Harvey Byler and Sons in Clare, Michigan

  During my busy season (approx June-October) I photograph primarily portrait and wedding photography. One of my favorite things about my slower season is I usually get hired to photograph other unique subjects such as this shoot for Harvey Byler and Sons. In mid February I got to photography several horses for Harvey Byler and […]

Night To Shine at SVSU

  I had a great time photographing Night to Shine a charity event sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation at Saginaw Valley State University in early February. It was great to see the joy on the faces of those being honored that evening. They had a plethora of great local photographers covering the event which […]

Body Works By Lacey at The H Hotel in Midland, Michigan

  I had a great time photographing Lacey Barcalow from Body Works By Lacey in early February. Lacey got us access to The H Hotel’s gym for this shoot. Lacey is a certified nutritionist, personal trainer, and health coach. For brides trying to get in peak physical condition for they’re wedding day I would highly […]

Photo Styling Tips and Tricks for Families

All good portrait sessions take preparation. Here are a few quick tips for making sure your family portraits look great. First of all make sure everyone has had a good night’s sleep. Everyone looks and feels better when they are well rested and this shows through in the final images. Also try to schedule the […]

Harley and Damen Couples Portrait Session in Grand Rapids, Michigan

  I had a great time photographing Harley and Damen’s couples portraits in Grand Rapids, Michigan in early February. I love an excuse to go to Grand Rapids (one of my favorite cities in Michigan). I always appreciated it when clients are willing to brave the cold weather for a shoot like Harley and Damen […]

Photo Styling Tips and Tricks for Seniors

All good portrait sessions take preparation. Here are a few quick tips for making sure your senior portraits look great. First of all make sure you have had a good night’s sleep. Everyone looks and feels better when they are well rested and this shows through in the final images. Also try to schedule the […]

Win a Free Couples or Engagement Portrait Session: Contest Ends Valentine’s Day 2018

    I will be giving away a free couples or engagement portrait session to which ever couple can get the most people to comment their names in the comments section of this blog post. This session includes a thumb drive with digital files with web rights for personal use and no creation fee. Additional prints or […]

The Importance of Timelessness in Photography

  A month or so ago I read thru an article on Rangefinder Magazine featuring the best wedding photography of the year. I forget right off hand what the title of the article was but it featured 30 photographers. Many of the images were stunning, within and of themselves, but almost all of them had […]

Luxury Metal Prints Now Available for Purchase Online

  My popular luxury metal prints are now available to purchase online! If you are a 2017 client of Ryan Watkins Photography the store on the personal link you received with a gallery of images from your session has been updated to now included my luxury metal prints. Future clients will also have access to […]