Ryan is a freelance photographer based in Atlanta, Ga. He was born and raised in Destin, Fl and grew up a beach boy. In his early twenties, he started traveling the country and documenting the trips he took, which eventually turned into traveling the world and taking photographs. He has traveled to places such as Australia, Southeast Asia, and South Africa.
Photography allows Ryan to express his creativity while genuinely connecting with people all around the world. He mostly enjoys lifestyle shoots, brand work, portraiture, and travel photography. As a photographer, he loves the challenge to create beautiful images that draw emotion and exceed clients’ expectations.
When Ryan is working, he is laidback, friendly, and loves to have fun. It's important for him to create a comfortable environment for a successful and productive shoot. Ryan prides himself on being reliable, punctual, communicative, and going above and beyond for every job he does.
I got into photography because I love to connect with people and make them laugh. I always wanted to entertain people and as a photographer, not only do I get to do that, but I also create. It's my job to set the right mood for the shoot and it's so much fun to do and see people have a good time.
I enjoy having the opportunity to create beautiful moments that can last a lifetime. Photographs have the power to evoke emotion and bring a sense of joy to the world. I get excited to bring something to life using all the creative tools available to me such as lighting, color, tone, and composition. At the end of a photoshoot, I am always amazed by the photos and can't wait to share them.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
When doing portraiture or lifestyle I do whatever I can to make people feel comfortable. For example, when I was doing corporate headshots, I was having a hard time getting one woman comfortable - she hated being in front of the camera. So I switched roles. I handed her my camera and told her to take pictures of me as I posed. Thankfully, she laughed, started having fun, and completely loosened up. The result was outstanding!
I also enjoy portraying different characters, talking in accents, and speak to people constantly while I'm shooting in a more relaxed and casual setting.
For brands, I think I make them special by extensively researching their website and Instagram. I get a feel for their look and try and create something new but that also fits in their aesthetic. An example is a shoot I recently did for GT's Kombucha. I sent them a few photos of what I did and they asked if I could create more with different products. It's a great feeling to go above and beyond and wow people with photos.
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A fun fact about this photographer
When leaving a voicemail to any friends or family, I always do a different accent or character from a movie or show.
For example, I have friends with kids that have asked me to be Mickey Mouse and talk with them. It's been a while since I've done that, but it always worked!