Behind The Lens
Ryan’s journey to his beloved passion of photography and videography began in a most unusual way. While studying Law in 2005, his solace from legalese came in the form of Nature. Hikes amidst the greenery in the outskirts of San Francisco ignited Ryan to pick up a camera and share these moments of raw beauty with his community through his photographs.
Within the year, ever guided by his heart and contagious spirit of joy, Ryan set down the Law and picked up the lens. By 2007 he had not only become a professional photographer, but also created the award winning documentary, “Within Reach”, following Ryan’s bike powered quest for sustainable community across North America....and back!
After visiting nearly every nook and cranny of the mainland, Ryan felt compelled to do nothing other than fulfill a dream 12 years in the making: to move to Kaua’i and bask in the island’s beauty. Shortly after the move, Ryan fell in love and married his soulmate, Constance. The proud couple welcomed their first daughter, Anastasia, while living on Kauai for a 3 year stay. Now they are open for business in the beautiful lush Portland Oregon area (often called a sister area to Kauai) and enjoying being back in an area where they both used to live and have many family and friends.
Ryan’s love for his family blends effortlessly with his work as a photographer and videographer allowing him to capture your loved ones from personal passion and experience. With his studies in photojournalistic style photgraphy he’s perfected the art of being a fly on the wall, waiting patiently for that picture perfect moment to capture your true essense. His deepest joy is illuminating the love shared by people coming together, in union and as community, under the twinkling stars of this magical world!