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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 […]

New Photos for the Energize Workspace

Since 2017 I’ve regularly attended workshops and networking events at the Energize Workspace in Midland Michigan. In 2018 I’ve had the privilege of teaching workshops there, renting out the space for shoots, and frequently working from there as well. In mid September I got to take some candid photos for their social media presence. Here […]