Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Elizabeth and Jason

just a quickie engagement session with Elizabeth and Jason! They were in town for the holidays!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

October Special

October Special - FREE custom holiday card design (A $50 Value) So you can have cards that you are proud to send your friends and family.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Art, Wine, and Brew Festival- this weekend

Looking for something fun to do in town this weekend?? Come check out the Art Wine and Brew Fest happening in Downtown Vacaville! It's going to be a lot of fun. Check out the website for more info...

Have a Great Weekend!
Ryan & Angie

Saturday, August 1, 2009

The Wade Family

Big thanks to The Wade Family. Thanks for a great session. Photographing you guys was a great way to start the day! The weather could not have been any better. I hope the donuts afterwards were tasty :)

Friday, July 31, 2009

Welcome Briana to the Senior Reps 2010

Be on the lookout for Briana - She is one of our Senior Reps for the 2010 School Year. Don't forget that if you come to our studio as a referral from one of our reps you get 8 FREE WALLETS ($39 Value) So tell us who sent you!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

WOW is she cute or what!

Janie is probably the cutest 18 month old on the planet! We have lots with her giggling, laughing and playing with flowers, but I really like this one most. It really brings you into her soul. That is what I love about portraiture. ~ Ryan

Friday, July 24, 2009

Nick Butler ~ Senior Rep 2010

Be on the lookout for Nick! He is one of our Senior Reps for the 2010 school year. He knows a thing or two about Senior Portraits and our studio! Ask him how you can get discounts on your senior portraits too.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Zack! Workin' it! I loved your clothes. Thanks for bringing such a great variety. You are going to love your Senior Portraits.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Be on the lookout for Nick! Nick is one of our Senior Reps 2010. When you see him ask him about how you can have great senior portraits too!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Vacaville Magazine

Big props to Vacaville Magazine on the latest issue! It's fantastic!

On the cover is Ryan Fair, a local wakesurfer and all around great guy. My Ryan, Ryan Bates, had a really fun time getting to shoot Ryan Fair doing his thing out at the Delta.

You will see copies of Vacaville Magazine all around town. We have copies too so stop in when you are downtown and pick one up.


Saturday, July 11, 2009

Lewis the Rocker

What can I say... He ROCKED HIS SESSION!
To see more of Lewis go to the FaceBook FAN Page.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Thanks to the Vacaville Ballet

Special thanks to the Vacaville Ballet girls and boys for allowing me to test out a new lens at your academy performance! You are all so very talented! I am looking very forward to the Holiday Performance!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Seniors 2010 Portfolio One

Just a few of my favorites from last year. Remember that we have 1/2 PRICE sessions SCHEDULED IN JULY!

Don't Wait... Schedule your session today.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Announcing our new 2010 Senior Rep Program!

Calling all 2010 high school seniors!
Are you fun, friendly, outgoing with a great sense of style? Do you love being in front of a camera? Would you like to get amazing senior portraits for FREE?? Then we are looking for you!!

We need a handful of high school seniors to represent our photography studio at different schools. In return you can earn all kinds of great stuff including free sessions, print credits, gift cards, and other fun SWAG!

We are excited to launch our new senior rep program this year. It’s going to be a lot of fun! But space is limited so apply today.

It’s fun, free, and easy. Simply fill out an application and tell us about yourself.
Call Ryan for more details 707-447-6706

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

too much fun with the kids this morning!

This morning I had an open call to my friends on Facebook to bring in their kids this morning. It was to get some images for an upcoming promotion that we will be doing later in the year. Be on the lookout for that too. if you want to be in the loop for future stuff like this then- lets be "friends" :) I know we are already! Thanks to all for bringing in the kids!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Ryan the Triathlete!

Last weekend I was out at Rancho Seco with over 500 other triathletes competing in the TBFRacing 26th Annual Tri for Fun Series. Boy! What an experience. I did the .5 mile swim – 16 mile bike – 3 mile run in 1:34:09. Demolishing my personal expectations by almost 6 minutes! Special thanks to my wife Angie for letting me train as much as I do and to the Mad Cows Racing Team for their support!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Creekwalk Concert Series '09

The Creekwalk Concert Series starts tonight...

Ridgemont High @
Andrews Park 6:30

Zee Avi

Angie writes:

I came across Zee Avi's song "Honey Bee" on UTube. Thought this was the sweetest song I had heard in a long time. Check out the link below to see her video:

Zee Avi...

Friday, May 22, 2009


Fiesta Days Parade is tomorrow. I just remembered that it rained last year during the parade. I have some cute pics of the kids under an umbrella. It's highly unlikey that it is going to rain this year. It should be nice and sunny. But hopefully not too hot.

Also, Saturday means Farmers Market and if you read my last post, you know how much I love that.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Gavins last day at PEP School

It is the end one time and the beginning of another. Today, Angie and I went to Gavins graduation from Pre School. It was really cool. They sang songs and presented them with a big binder of all their creative works. Angie shed a tear and I even got a little choked up. Gavin did 2 full years there and had such a great experience. We highly recommend PEP School!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Vacaville Farmers Market starts tomorrow!

My most favorite thing to do early on Saturday mornings... enjoy in our downtown Farmers Market! It starts tomorrow and that makes me happy!! Been daydreaming of fresh strawberries all day (okaaaay...and the donut holes too). The produce is wonderful, gorgeous flowers, excellent entertainment and a variety of interesting and delightful vendors. Bring your eco-friendly shopping bags and join in the fun! Eat fresh, buy local!

300 Block of Main Street
Saturdays 9am-1pm


Wine Stroll on Saturday

Tomorrow is the first wine stroll in Downtown Vacaville. I invited Laura from Exhale Center for Yoga and Pilates to come join in the fun. The event goes from 4-8 and we will be giving some cool stuff away. I will have my Super Cool Session Savings as well for all participants. We will have 4 stations on the 500 Block of Main Street. Naughty or Nice, Debartolo Jewelers, The Mirage Salon and Spa, and us! Come down for some fun and beat the heat with a taste of wine.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Do you love to Scrapbook??

Love to scrapbook??
For info on upcoming events with Scrap Again...

Check out their website!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Vacaville Magazine

The new issue of Vacaville Magazine is out on the racks. I have a handful of Magazines and of course you may come in, say hi and grab one. What I love about working with Lauren is that she always allows me to stretch my creative mind with a purpose. This time Chris and I photographed at the Iris Farm early one morning and came back with tons of super colorful images. Many of the images could have graced the cover, but this one spoke to us.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


OK Seniors. I officially have 7 more opportunities for you to get in before graduation. Don't wait any longer. Also - I have been working my fingers to get everything back to you, if you have already placed your order! I will call so you can get your announcements out, PRONTO!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Rocking the Mustang

Thanks Katie for bringing the Mustang! You are an All American kinda Girl! You are going to love your images. See you next week!
And Sarah - Thanks for being one of the best reflector girls EVER!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Yoga with Exhale

Today is a good day. I get to work with Laura Lutz from Exhale Center for Yoga and Pilates. This is our second shoot. The first one was incredible. These practioners can get into the most amazing positions. You can see some in the current issue of Vacaville Magazine. They have inspired me into the practice of the form as well. Now, I am not even close to them but I definately feel better and I am injury free in my training.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Blog or FREE!

OK! So I'm going to try to blog 5 days a week for a month. YEP! My postings so far have been sporadic at best. So, I am going to TRY to blog every work day. Tuesday through Saturday. If you catch me slipping a day that I do not have an entry... you get a FREE SESSION or a free GIFT PRINT from a previous session. But you have to call the day after the non posting day. Any questions call me.
I can not guarantee the quality of the post or even its relevance to anything, just the wacky world that is inside my thoughts. Probably some community stuff, some of my recent sessions, little things that happen in my family etc... So this is my first post!
Till tomorrow. Ryan

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

the "it" factor

Brittany just has that "it" factor. Thanks for a great afternoon.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Thanks for a great session Taylore

You totally rocked it Taylore. You have those eyes that can just melt the camera. Thanks for a great afternoon.