Southern California Wedding Photographer/ Husband/ Father/ Vegetarian/ Beer Drinker

Temecula wedding photographer that some people would describe as a mix between Channing Tatum and a honey badger, pound-for-pound one of the most ferocious animals on the planet. I enjoy writing sweet poetic love songs on my banjo for my lady, walking my dog Sinatra, sculpting my guns at the gymnasium (I'm not sure if you heard me counting, but I did over 1,000) and of course photographing weddings throughout Temecula, San Diego and Orange County. I’m truly blessed to do what I love and only hope you enjoy these photos as much as I enjoyed taking them. CHEERS! - Ryan

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August 16, 2014

Ivey & Jeff Get Married In Temecula, California At Wien’s Winery!

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Temecula Wedding At Wien’s Winery

 

Ivey and Jeff are two kind souls who focus on the simple things in life as they walk through this world with gratitude. That made it easy for me to see and feel their positive energy right from the start and why I was very excited about the opportunity to document their ceremony at Wien’s Family Cellars. When we first spoke, Ivey explained the wedding would be a small, intimate affair so they wanted a Temecula wedding photographer who could catch the true emotion of the day, as each wedding guest really was important to them. The wedding had roughly 40 guests in attendance, no wedding party and a ton of love. I have captured photos at Wiens Winery in the past but this wedding had a totally different feel. It was very personal and close. When I say that I am not by any means putting down any previous weddings I have photographed in the Temecula wineries or any location for that matter, but rather stating there is something significantly different feeling about a wedding with 40 guests compared to 150 guests. There was no cake cutting, no bouquet toss; simply two people making the choice to continue with this life together and share in the joy of the journey. Of course there was drinking, dancing and celebrating until the night turned into the morning! Great wedding, great couple and a great gift bag filled with a delicious IPA for myself. Thanks Ivey & Jeff!

 

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July 19, 2014

A Family Trip To Santa Monica Museum Of Art & Beach

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Family Fun In Santa Monica

 

This past Friday was pretty much like every other Friday for parents of a two-month old baby girl. That basically means dealing with lots of baby poop, unwarranted crying, and a schedule that lacks predictability. That was when I randomly stumbled upon some images showcasing an exhibit by Robert Swain called “The Form Of Color”. After reviewing the photographs I instantly wanted to see the exhibit firsthand and view in person how Swain used color. Since the only plans my wife had involved grocery shopping I suggested we instead take Vienna down to the Santa Monica Museum of Art and check out the exhibit. I also promised to show her the infamous Santa Monica pier that’s something everyone should experience at least once, assuming you enjoy sand, surf and schizophrenic folk. The art museum and beach were actually quite an easy sell when the competition was lettuce and ketchup. So we packed up the family car and headed north to Santa Monica for the day. Just like that our boring day was ready to become awesome!

The exhibit was seriously rad! I was totally enamored by the emotion I felt when looking at certain patterns of color. Swain did a kick ass job with his almost minimalist approach to showcase the form of color. I would totally love to sit down with him over like 10 beers and hear more about his inspiration for the exhibit. Anyway, the museum functions off donations so if you are broke just come with a good attitude and smile on your face and they will let you in. The museum is awesome and has something eye-catching in every corner of the grounds. Not to mention, other exhibits are also going on that are worth checking out. So grab the kids, or grab your significant other, or grab some clean clothes if you are single and head over to the Santa Monica Museum of Art before this exhibit goes bye bye.

Oh and here are some images from our fun little day together!

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July 6, 2014

Renee & Collin Get Married At Wilson Creek Winery In Temecula, California

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Wedding At Temecula Wilson Creek Winery

 

Ever since Renee and Collin’s engagement session at Dana Point and San Juan Capistrano I was looking forward to photographing their Temecula winery wedding. These two enjoy life, enjoy a good drink and most importantly enjoy the company of each other, which as a wedding photographer makes my “job” super easy. The candid moments just keep happening and all I need to do is keep clicking the shutter. The day started across the street from Wilson Creek Winery at the Wilson Creek Manor which was where the groom, bride, wedding party and family all got ready. We played some ping pong, smashed some cold ones and snapped away the first look on site before heading over to Wilson Creek for the actual ceremony. Unfortunately, things got a little wacky when a old couple who were level 10 on the intoxication meter crashed their vehicle into the father of the groom’s car. That would have been a bad situation in normal circumstances but the drunk man driving decided he better flee the scene before anybody caught him. Thankfully, I was outside at the time scouting the first look spot, saw the incident, snapped his license plate info with my 70-200mm lens and yelled out to him, “Hey you dumb mother f***er I already got you on camera so you might as well get back!” Donnie Drunk-O heard me and came back which probably saved him some serious jail time, but the law enforcement still took him away in handcuffs and needed my information as a witness to the crime. After I was done saving the day, I took off my Superman cape, found the first look spot and carried photographing Renee, Collin and the party they rocked at Wilson Creek. So here are the photographs from Renee and Collin’s wedding. Ready, set, boom!

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Also I would like to say thank you to my friend Reuben, a wedding photographer in Fullerton, who really helped me document the day so much better. You ROCK Reuben! Oh and here is a quick photo I snapped of the drunk guy in the story I mentioned earlier. Hopefully, the drunk tank wasn’t so bad early in the day and he was able to get his act together after the incident. This is America and there is nothing we love more than a comeback story so I am rooting for you old drunk guy!

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