Ryan Bates Photography is owned and operated by husband and wife team, Ryan & Angie Bates. They combine their creative talents to produce exciting photography for their community and beyond.
Ryan is a graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography with a double major in Advertising/ Illustration & Digital Imaging. Starting his career in corporate product photography for clients like Macy’s, Apple, Gap, Motorolla, Levi’s and Pets.com. This led him to a Creative Director position with Restoration Hardware. Then looking for something more fulfilling he was led to a high end portrait studio where he would be getting himself ready for his own studio in the coming years. Ryan ran that downtown studio for 10 years and has since moved the business to their home office. He has been working in the profession for 25 years. He is passionate about creating unique and special images for every client.
Ryan is a Professional Photographers of America - Certified Professional Photographer and Craftsman of Photography. He mentors to up and coming photographers. Ryan is active in the community through the Chamber of Commerce, business and social groups. In his spare time, he is an avid cross-fitter and coach, Ironman triathlete and cheerleader to all the kids activities.
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