Category Archives: personal

The Traveling Hearts Society

When I first decided to become a wedding photographer, I knew exactly zero people in the industry. IView full post »

Out of the Office: In Big Bear!

The last time we were together, it was 114 degrees and the only respite was an 85 degree pool. ThisView full post »

field of pine trees

Snowy Colorado in Film

Hello from Colorado! Chris and I are still here and greatly enjoying our time with the Ryder clan.View full post »

backlit child portrait

The Art of Directing

Last week, on my birthday, I flew up to San Jose with two lovely friends, Ala and Mary. It started as aView full post »

Birthday cupcake with candle

The Big 3-0

Several months ago I was talking with some friends about my impending 30th birthday. We were talkingView full post »

palm springs 2010


Every once in a while a person deserves a little vacation. For me, that time is now and I couldn’tView full post »

Heidi and Frank

Introducing Funky Frank and Foxy Roxy!

There have been a ton of changes in the Ryder household as of late. One of the biggest changes IS theView full post »

On Teamwork and Opportunities

Chris and I make a really great team. We’ve always been the yin to each other’s yang.View full post »


This is a picture of me and my Grandpa. It was taken after returning home from a baby beauty pageant myView full post »

20 Best Christmas Songs Ever

The 20 Best Christmas Songs Ever

Instead of calling this list The 20 Best Christmas Songs Ever, maybe I should call it 10 GreatView full post »

Christmas Traditions Old and New

Even though we’re barely into our second year of marriage, Chris and I have spent severalView full post »

Happy Thanksgiving!

I am thankful for so many things: my family, my friends, my health, my job – just to name a few.View full post »

A Denver Detour

I can’t believe I’m only just barely sharing these photos. They were taken well over a monthView full post »

Frasier’s Last Day

Chris and I knew that this day wasn’t too far away, but we had both hoped we were at least a yearView full post »

Saturday, In The Park…

I found myself without a shoot today – the first Saturday in a while that I’ve had free! ToView full post »