About Ryan

Capturing Life’s Moments One Click at a Time

I’ve had a lifelong love affair with photography that has transformed into my life’s passion and profession. My journey into the world of photography began during my teenage years. Still, it was only after the arrival of my first son that my passion blossomed into an all-consuming obsession.

More Than a Decade of Dedication

I took my first steps into professional photography in 2010 and leaped full-time photography in 2018. Over the years, I’ve had the privilege of documenting many incredible moments. From capturing the essence of unforgettable weddings to creating Steve Jobs’s portrait and even documenting a presidential cabinet member’s (Secretary of Health) day in the vibrant city of Portland, every experience has added layers of depth and nuance to my craft.

My Signature Style

While I cherish the art of capturing posed portraits, I’m equally passionate about photojournalism and the spontaneity of street photography. These pursuits allow me to explore the unscripted beauty of life and bring out unique perspectives in my work. Photography is a continuous learning and growth journey, and I’m committed to refining my processes to deliver nothing but excellence.

Your Memories, My Mission

My primary mission as a photographer is to share my talents with families like yours, ensuring you have authentic photographs that preserve your most cherished memories for a lifetime. Whether it’s the joy of a family gathering, the milestone moments of a senior portrait session, or the spontaneity of street scenes, I’m here to capture the genuine emotions and connections that make life truly remarkable.

Embracing Challenge

In the ever-changing landscape of portrait photography, challenges abound. Balancing subjects’ varying ages and willingness, coupled with the unpredictable weather patterns in the Pacific Northwest, can be daunting. However, I embrace these challenges wholeheartedly, knowing I have the skills and determination to overcome any obstacle. Experience has taught me that things have a way of working out, and this unwavering belief fuels my dedication to delivering exceptional results for your family.

Thank you!

I know how important it is to find the right photographer. I would love to hear from you if you connect with my work!

Ryan Katsanes, portrait photographer in Vancouver Washington

Why work with me?


We provide an expert, guided process from start to finish, ensuring a seamless and stress-free photography session.


I am deeply passionate about documenting seniors at this point in their lives. Working together, we’ll design your portrait session to showcase who you are today.


You’re in the right place if you value experiences as much as customer service and overall quality.

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My ‘Why’

The reasons I get up every morning.


The love of my life, Molly.
She’s the best thing to ever happen to me and a fantastic gardener, too!


Three Kids

3 unique personalities.
3 sets of challenges.
3 sets of potential.
They are three of the best kids anyone could ask for.

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I’m really into music. I am listening, discovering, and enjoying. I often sit in a comfy chair with my headphones during my downtime.

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