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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February 5, 2014

Maternity Photos Of Corissa At The Burned Down Mill In Murrieta, California.

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Murrieta Maternity Session

 

As most of my friends and Temecula wedding photography blog followers are already aware, my wife Corissa is pregnant and we are expecting our first bundle of screaming, pooping, why won’t you ever stay asleep bundle of joy at the end of April. In all seriousness, we both could not be happier and are very much looking forward to this new chapter in our lives. Naturally, my wife wants me to document as much of the story as possible which created some challenges for me because I have NEVER done a maternity photography session in my life! I do not know much about pregnant ladies other than they eat more, sleep a lot and pass flatulence like a frat guy after a full day drinking Budweiser and eating pizza (Just kidding about the last part!). I have seen a lot of other photographers post maternity work and to be honest I am simply not a fan of the heart on the belly or blocks that say “It’s a girl!”. That type of photography is like the bad side of Pinterest so I certainly knew for my first maternity photography session I would not be doing anything like that. Therefore, Corissa and I jumped into the car Dukes of Hazzard style and drove to a burned down mill in Murrieta that is a pretty popular location for couples taking engagement photos. The location has broken glass everywhere, used condoms on the dirt and rusty nails popping out everywhere just itching to give visitors tendonitis. So obviously I thought this would be the perfect place for our maternity photos! THANK YOU to my lovely wife Corissa for being a good sport and looking so darn sexy in these photos!

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All photos were captured with my Canon 5D mark iii. For this photo session I only used a 50mm and 45 Tilt Shift lens. All photos were post processed in Lightroom using VSCO actions.

December 19, 2013

A small glimpse of some of the fun in 2013!

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A Year In Review Spoken With Photography

 

Every year is different and special in its own way but 2013 was especially kind to me. This year I was lucky enough to continue expanding my Temecula wedding photography business, connect with numerous amazing couples and most importantly learn that in 2014 I will be a first time father! It has been a great year! Jessica, you were one of the classiest brides I have ever seen. Sarah, I’m glad I’m not the only one making wishes at 11:11. Kelsey and Brad, your wedding was the emphasis of young, limitless love. Kristy and Joey, as Tom Petty said, you have heart(s) so big that they could crush this town. Kaitlin, sweating in the Palm Springs desert was worth every second because we captured some gorgeous moments. Kayla and Anthoni, what else can I say other than you two are just awesome. Mitch and Alexis, not only was it a blast photographing you two for 8 hours but also hanging out with you guys and drinking beers for hours more afterward! I could literally go on and on talking about the wonderful people I was lucky enough to photograph who I now call my friends, but I believe my photographs will tell the story better. Let me extend a heartfelt thank you to all the brides and grooms who allowed me the opportunity to document their wedding day. You allow me to feed my creative side and without you their would be a giant hole in my life. Also, I would like to thank family, friends and everyone who has inspired me, looked at my photographs or encouraged me. You are all awesome and appreciated. So I’m going to pour a glass of Scotch and cheers to 2013! You were an incredible year 2013 but here is to an even better year in 2014!

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There were so many amazing moments I was able to capture this year that I seriously could have spent days adding to this blog post, therefore all I can be at this moment is grateful. So once again THANK YOU to everyone who was brave enough to step in front of my camera in 2013 and those who received any enjoyment from my art.

January 4, 2013

A collection of my favorite personal, engagement and wedding photographs from the year 2012!

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Temecula Wedding Photographer Reflects On 2012

 

One of the best years of my life, 2012 was an incredible gift. I was able to photograph so many wonderful couples, spend time with amazing friends and most importantly I married my better half in Corissa. In 2012, I also turned the ripe and tender age of 30, acquired a palate for single malt scotch, began eating more vegan and somehow survived the zombie apocalypse that the Mayans so accurately predicted (Rule #1 Cardio & Rule #8 Get a Kick Ass Partner). Although my New Year’s resolution to get in shape never actually really transpired (I gained weight), 2012 was a journey full of accomplishment, madness and love that I wouldn’t trade for all the gold in the hills of Corona.

To all of the brides and grooms who let me photograph them on their wedding day, all I can say is thank you! You have all been so great to me and your support is very humbling. I wish nothing more than a very long, happy and healthy life for you all. And if/when you decide to pop out some kiddos and need family photos taken be sure to give me a shout (wink, wink)!

Without further to do, here is a compilation of some favorite engagement, personal and wedding photos taken in 2012.

(Raise your glass to the sky) Cheers to a great year and an even better one in 2013!

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