I’m a portrait, wedding, commercial, and fine art photographer catering to central Michigan.
I grew up outside of the small town of Clare, Michigan where I started to love photography. Near the beginning of high school I started photographing wildlife and nature near my home out in the woods. While I was in high school my work was published in several magazines including Shutterbug, Digital Photo, Outdoor Photographer, PDNedu, and Audubon.
In August 2012 I moved to the small town of Greenfield, Massachusetts and started my studies at Hallmark Institute of Photography. I studied under renowned portrait photographers Gregory Heisler, David Turner, and Rich Barnes. The main emphasis for my final portfolio was portrait photography. I graduated with the Highest Academic Honor for having the highest overall grades in my graduating class.
I currently live in Clare, Michigan where I own and operate Ryan Watkins Photography. I also do freelance retouching.
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