Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan and have spent most of my life there. I grew up in Dexter, and went to high school in Ann Arbor at Greenhills. At graduation my folks bought me my first Canon Rebel as a graduation present and sent me on my way to Italy for a vacation with my new toy.
I went out to Colorado for College at the University of Colorado at Boulder where I continued to fall in love with Photography. I was that guy, bringing my camera everywhere and taking photos of everyone and everything I saw much to the chagrin of many of my friends.
The outdoors of Colorado really helped increase my interest in photography. The vast landscapes and views from mountain streams, waterfalls, reservoirs, summits at Keystone, Breckenridge and the back bowls of Vail resonated with me more than anything I had ever done or experienced. I thought to myself "I must capture this" and "I need to take this image with me forever." I came back to Michigan in 2009, started Ryan Halsey Photography in 2014, and am so excited to still be doing what I love.
I'll photograph anything. From indoor or outdoor events, to new babies, dogs, cars, landscapes, real estate and people. Photographing people has always been particularly entertaining for me. You can always find someone out and about wanting their picture taken-- most people are too busy making moments to capture them.
Currently I live in the Ann Arbor / Ypsilanti area with my girlfriend Jenny, and our Old English Sheepdog Sweet Pea. I run a Music Trivia Night at Conor O'Neill's downtown Ann Arbor, as well as bartend there on occasion.