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How I Got the Shot(s): The Change of Seasons

2016 marked a return to photographing fine art nature and landscape work for me. I had loved this type of photography when I was in high school, and had even had some of the images in this genre of photography published in magazines back then. As I grew older and photography became a profession instead […]

How I Got the Shot: The Peak In Field

Way back in 2011 my parents and I made a trip out to the Canadian Rockies in Alberta and British Columbia Canada. In 2017 I revisited many of my old nature images and have done new retouching in Lightroom and Photoshop. This image was one of the few which needed no new or improved retouching […]

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 […]