Hi, I’m Ryan

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.

Ryan Katsanes, photographer

My Signature Style

Beyond the Lens

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.

A Few More Details…

My Kids

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

My Wife

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


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