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Win a Free Couples or Engagement Portrait Session with Digital Files

    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 […]

New Portrait Studies from Ann Arbor, Michigan

  I’ve spend the last week in Ann Arbor, Michigan running tests for a new business idea and finishing up the few things left on my off season to do list. I also have gotten to photograph some new portrait work for my portfolio as well. Below are some of my favorite images from a […]

Michigan Photography Network

I’ve created a Facebook group for local Michigan photographers and those connected to the photography industry (like models, hair stylists, videographers, second shooters, retouchers, etc) to network. If you’d be interested in joining here is the link. https://www.facebook.com/groups/782394368596719/ Feel free to add anyone you think would be interested in the group. Thanks!

Product Overview: Portrait Books

  This is the fifth of several new blog posts explaining the various products available from Ryan Watkins Photography.  I now offer portrait books with images from your wedding or portrait session! Portrait books are available in both soft and hard cover each with 20 pages per book. The back and front covers of each book both […]

Location Recommendations: Island and Nelson Park, Mt Pleasant, Michigan

    This is the second of a series of blog posts showcasing the various locations I recommend for portrait session around Michigan. One of the most popular locations to photograph in is Island and Nelson Park in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. This is an amazing location for seniors, engagements, and families. The two parks are connect by […]

Portrait Session Anytime: The Night Sessions

      Between work and other responsibilities it isn’t always easy for my clients to meet in the evenings or mornings for a portrait session. Luckily by using flash I can create beautiful images at night!  By placing my strobes properly I can make it appear as if my clients are being lit with the […]

Why Your Photographer Must Know How to Use Flash

      Plenty of beautiful images have been taken with natural, or ambient, light, but when you are a professional photographer you have to be able to guarantee you can get beautiful images for clients regardless of the ambient lighting conditions. This is where flash photography comes in.  When I got my formal photographic […]

Meet My Second Shooter Nikki Robinson

     I’m happy to announce that Nikki Robinson will now be second shooting weddings with me! She will also be available to help on portrait and commercial shoots which require and bigger production. Her bio is a as follows. “I grew up near Clare, Michigan and went to Clare High School where I met […]

Location Recommendations: Dow Gardens, Midland, Michigan

  This is the first of a series of blog posts showcasing the various locations I recommend for portrait session around Michigan.  One of my favorite, and most requested, locations for portrait sessions is Dow Gardens in Midland, Michigan. This is an amazing location for seniors, families, and is even a great wedding venue as […]

Winter 2017 Fine Art Series Completed

I had an amazing time photographing winter landscapes, wildlife, and nature this year! Below is a slideshow with the complete series.  Prints are available for purchase at ryanwatkinsphotography.smugmug.com/Winter-2017/