Hi, my name is Ryan – thanks for stopping by! I’m a lifestyle photographer with a penchant for fashion, portraiture and food photography.
I feel at home with a camera in my hands, so I will jump at any opportunity to use my camera – I guess you could call it an obsession! This hobby-turned-lifelong passion started one summer after buying a toy camera to take photos of my friends. I quickly came to realize that photography would be my calling.
I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a degree in Communication. Instead of focusing my extracurricular studies on photography, I toyed with the idea of becoming a commercial pilot. While I did achieve my private pilot’s license, plans of globetrotting the world as an airline captain were set aside when I decided to move to Chicago. It was here where my passion for photography grew exponentially.
There is something ethereal about freezing moments in time with the simple click of a button. It sounds crazy, but living in such a fast-paced urban environment has allowed me to slow down and really appreciate every fleeting moment. For that reason, and a myriad of others, I hope that you will give me the chance to work with you.
I’m available for projects both local and and abroad, just shoot me a line!
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