Attitude & Effort
— Ryan
On assignment with  First Descents  in Ouray, Colorado

On assignment with First Descents in Ouray, Colorado

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  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 twenty 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. 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, Ironman triathlete and Little League Coach.

Angie is deeply creative with a fascination for people and relationships. She often assists Ryan on location and during sessions. She wants every client to have a memorable experience and enjoys creating a warm and welcoming environment for all.  “When you own your own business – you never really check out for the day.  We talk about everything!  We live it and love it!”

Ryan and Angie feel blessed that they get to work together and they have a lot of fun doing so. They have been married for 15 years and they have three wonderful children who are constantly inspiring them.