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 pretty darn lucky to do what I love and only hope you enjoy these photos as much as I enjoyed taking them. Now click that contact button in the upper right and let's get this conversation going. CHEERS! - Ryan

Apr 25, 2015
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Harveston Lake Temecula Wedding Photos

Being a wedding photographer in Temecula means you take a lot of photographs in the Temecula vineyards, and although this wedding started with the bride and groom getting ready at Ponte winery, the wedding ceremony and reception were at a location called Harveston. Harveston is literally a mile from my house, making it the shortest drive time ever for me to get to a wedding venue which was truly awesome. In fact, if I were not fat and lazy I could have totally walked home from the wedding reception. Harveston is a great little man-made lake and even though I have walked my dogs Sinatra and Lucy there more times than I can count I never really thought about it as a wedding venue. However, it actually was a pretty cool spot and it is really affordable. Of course, any brides interested in booking a wedding at Harveston Lake need to know it will be totally DIY so be ready to save some cash but do a lot of work. Before I blab on and on let me tell you about the people who got married there. Kai is a firefighter who told me that there is nothing he enjoys more than, “spraying his hose on some heat”. I am not really sure what that means but apparently he is also one hell of a ping pong player so that is pretty rad. I too enjoy a good game of table tennis. I also hate hoses. They always seem to kink on me and increase my aggravation level. Shanna, who is now his wife, works for the circus. She apparently trains monkeys to do tap dance routines. I’ve always been more of a dog person myself. Below are the photos from Kai and Shanna’s wedding. Check them out. Cheers to Kai and Shanna! Read the rest of this entry …

Apr 25, 2015
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City Of Orange Engagement Photos

 

Nilanga and Janice are two people engaged and all set to be married in the fall of this year. They enjoy paddle boarding, collecting comic books and of course having their photos taken in the city of Orange. I assume this is why they chose downtown Orange as the location for their engagement session I photographed a couple weeks ago. The city had some pretty cool shops like a little vintage clothing store I was totally into that was located right near that giant fountain in the downtown section. But like all decent sized cities, Orange had quite a few homeless dudes roaming around. One in particular I talked with and ended up being a pretty cool guy so I asked him if I could take his picture. He had a dog with one eye and another little mixed breed pup that was being abused so he took the dog from the owner. He seemed pretty genuine and I thought it was awesome how he was caring for two animals who would otherwise be in pretty crappy situations. Unfortunately, Uncle Dave was another homeless dude who made a appearance in part of the engagement session. He was super drunk, very in his own world and pretty much totally creepy. He did wish Nilanga and Janice a “happy wedding marriage” though so that was nice of him. I can go on and on about the day but I am sure you need to get off the toilet soon and put your phone down so here are the photographs from the engagement session! Read the rest of this entry …

Apr 14, 2015
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I love San Diego. The weather is perfect, the people are nice and you are always guaranteed to have a good time, especially if you enjoy a good beer like myself. Karen and Jon are two people who also enjoy a good drink and that is why we started the engagement session at a little spot called the Waterfront Bar located in Little Italy. We rolled in on a Tuesday so they had a free nacho bar which is always a pleasant sight for hungry eyes, but most importantly the bar had good drinks and a mellow atmosphere. After Jon bought a round of IPAs and shots of Jameson we were all locked and loaded to hit the streets of San Diego and snap, snap, snap away. And we did just that. I totally loved hanging with these two and appreciate the buzz they provided which fueled the creativity of the day. Cheers to Jon and Karen! Read the rest of this entry …