Ryan Sin Photography: Blog http://www.ryansin.com/blog en-us (C) Ryan Sin Photography ryan.m.sin@gmail.com (Ryan Sin Photography) Sat, 20 Jan 2018 05:12:00 GMT Sat, 20 Jan 2018 05:12:00 GMT http://www.ryansin.com/img/s/v-5/u25779399-o847288671-50.jpg Ryan Sin Photography: Blog http://www.ryansin.com/blog 120 86 The Year http://www.ryansin.com/blog/2018/1/2017 It's your thing, do what you wanna do
I can't tell you, who to sock it to


This year marked a number of transitions for me. Long story short, wedding photography was one of two full-time jobs I was pursuing, but I left teaching at an elementary school is Oakland, so that I can dedicate my energy to this work. I got engaged to my best friend. We bought a house. I had surgery for the first time.

I'm so glad to have this job and I'm proud that I get to do it in a way that stays true to my own values and true to the people I photograph. More than ever, I realize that there are always going to be trends, demands and pressures, but that all of that should be secondary to capturing honest photographs. I want my work to capture the beauty that I see in my couples and their loved ones. Taking that perspective with me everytime I go to work, I always feel like I have the best job. To more memories and moments in 2018! Enjoy!


Here are some of my favorite venues of 2017:

Rio Villa Beach Resort

Nella Terra

Mills College Chapel

Deer Park Villa

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Andrea & Anand | Berkeley, California | Engagement http://www.ryansin.com/blog/2017/12/andrea-aanand-berkeley-california-engagement


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K & T // Sugar Bowl Ski Resort, Lake Tahoe, California http://www.ryansin.com/blog/2017/11/k-t---sugar-bowl-ski-resort-lake-tahoe-california

Oh I do believe
In all the things you say
What comes is better than what came before


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Mina & Luke // Livermore, California http://www.ryansin.com/blog/2017/11/mina-luke---livermore-california


Now I'm darker than the deepest sea.

Just hand me down. Give me a place to be.


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Apollo & Sandra // http://www.ryansin.com/blog/2017/11/apollo-sandra


So what’s wrong if there happens to be one guy in the world who enjoys trying to understand you?


It's because of you when I'm in bed in the morning that I can wind my spring and tell myself I have to live another good day


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Irene & Gabriel // Berkeley City Club Wedding http://www.ryansin.com/blog/2017/9/irene-gabriel---berkeley-city-club-wedding


Who knows how long I've loved you
You know I love you still
Will I wait a lonely lifetime
If you want me to, I will



For you, there'll be no more crying.
For you, the sun will be shining.
And I feel that when I'm with you,
It's alright, I know it's right.



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Miranda + Omar's Backyard Wedding // Bodega Bay, California http://www.ryansin.com/blog/2017/9/miranda-omars-backyard-wedding---bodega-bay-california


In flames I sleep soundly
With angels around me
I lay at your feet
You're the breath that I breathe




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Rosemery and Brian // Monte Rio, California http://www.ryansin.com/blog/2017/7/rosemery-and-brian---monte-rio-california


Be my rest, be my fantasy



All of me pressed onto you
But in this light you look like Poseidon


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Vivian & Patrick // San Jose, California http://www.ryansin.com/blog/2017/5/vivian-patrick---san-jose-california

You take the high road and I will come along

Bring me the ocean and I will bring you song

I will follow you.


Trust me, stay and stay
I don't want to let you down


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Miranda and Omar // Berkeley, California http://www.ryansin.com/blog/2017/5/miranda-and-omar---berkeley-california

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Shaina and Anthony http://www.ryansin.com/blog/2017/5/shaina-and-anthony

I worried bout rain 
And I worried bout lightning
But I watched them off
To the light of the morning



I've got a plan, I've got an atlas in my hands.



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Rosemery & Brian // Bekeley, California Engagement http://www.ryansin.com/blog/2017/4/rosemery-brian---bekeley-california-engagement

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Mina + Luke http://www.ryansin.com/blog/2017/4/mina-luke Everything takes time. Bees have to move very fast to stay still.



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Joanna & Raul // Sunol, California http://www.ryansin.com/blog/2017/3/slideshow-test “I have a million things to talk to you about. All I want in this world is you. I want to see you and talk. I want the two of us to begin everything from the beginning.” 


You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving. The great acts of love are done by those who are habitually performing small acts of kindness. We pardon to the extent that we love. Love is knowing that even when you are alone, you will never be lonely again


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Rosalee + Micaela // Iceland http://www.ryansin.com/blog/2017/2/rosalee-micaela---iceland  

Memories and thoughts age, just as people do. But certain thoughts can never age, and certain memories can never fade.


I met Rosalee and Micaela three years ago shooting my first destination wedding in Cancun, Mexico. They were the videographers, and were just the easiest people to be around and relax with during the down time. They were from Dallas, so I figured I wouldn't get to work with them again.

Last Summer they reached out to me and asked if I would do a couple's shoot for them out in San Francisco. I loved the idea, but I asked them, "if you're going to spend all that money on flights, hotel, meals, etc... where would you really want to go?" 

Enter: Iceland. Best road trip/portrait session ever.

Spend your money on the things money can buy. Spend your time on the things money can’t buy.


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Hannah and Todd // Marin Headlands, California (Couple's Session) http://www.ryansin.com/blog/2017/2/hannah-and-todd---marin-headlands-california-couples-session

There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in.


For a moment the two of them looked at each other, wordless, as if they were asleep and their dreams had converged on common ground, a place where sound was alien


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Joanna & Raul // Muir Woods Couple's Session http://www.ryansin.com/blog/2017/2/joanna-raul---muir-woods-couples-session

Photographs open doors to the past, but they also look into the future.


With heat struck afternoons long through

Those idle dreams go back to you.




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Robin and Robert // Yosemite National Park, California http://www.ryansin.com/blog/2016/11/robin-and-robert---yosemite-national-park-california I don't want to wait anymore I'm tired of looking for answers
Take me some place where there's music and there's laughter


I had been introduced to these two through a mutual friend. They're an adventurous couple and have travelled all over the world together. So when it came to choosing a wedding location, Yosemite was an obvious choice. It was unbelievable working in such a beautiful setting and it was so much fun working with Robin and Robert. By the end of the night, the bride was ready to get out of her dress and into pajamas... so she did. That didn't stop her from dancing or taking one last portrait under the star-filled night sky.

There was no straightness to our line
Gravel in hand
Darling, we're moving the mountains around


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Jocelyn and Chao // Oakland, California (Couple's Session) http://www.ryansin.com/blog/2016/11/jocelyn-and-chao---oakland-california-couples-session

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Vivian + Patrick // Livermore, California http://www.ryansin.com/blog/2016/10/vivian-patrick---livermore-california

How did I climb out of a life so boring into that moment?


I am safe, please

There's nothing I'd rather do


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