Seattle film photographer


Can't believe we're already coming up on the end of 2017. 2016 was such a full year with so many amazing clients and moments, and 2017 has proven to be no different. As I start to sift through the thousands of images and *attempt* to put together a recap post from this last season, and since there are no rules in photography or blogging, I thought it's never too late to share my Part Two post from my 2016 season in the meantime (because ok maybe I sort of got too busy to post this Part Two ages ago). It's still so crazy to me I'm approaching my 11th year now in this industry, and every time I get to tell couple's wedding stories I feel refreshed and inspired.

As 2017 season wraps up, my highlight this year was my wife and I finding out, in May, that we were pregnant with our first son, due this next month (January). We are breathlessly waiting and preparing for his arrival, which makes this holiday season that much more exciting. We're in full baby prepping mode over here, and can't wait to start off 2018 being parents. We *think* Bodie will be the best big puppy brother too. He'll just have to learn to share a little of our attention. ;)

All our love and appreciation,

- Ryan & Emily


When I got Kirsten and Evan's initial email asking about photographing their wedding in Big Sur, California, I'm pretty sure I spun my chair around and whooped out loud. Big Sur has been kind of a dream spot for me for a while now - if you've seen the coastline there, you probably feel the same. To top it off, they had their intimate, family-centered wedding at Big Sur Bakery, makers of one of my favorite cookbooks.

All that to say, I was pretty fired up about the wedding, and that was before I'd even met the two of them. Flying down and finding out they're basically the kindest, most genuine people on the planet, was the icing on the proverbial cake. Tons of time for exploring and making photos, exchanging teary and joyful vows under the redwoods, great food, loved ones all around, hanging out in the river ... just a dream-come-true kind of day. 


Also thanks to Christine for shooting with me that day!