My job as a photographer is to tell a story with images. For wedding portraits, the best ones are usually the spontaneous unscripted moments I capture without you thinking about being photographed. I like to be everywhere and no where. I am patient and very observant. You should enjoy yourself during your special day and be able to re-live it afterwards with beautiful images and albums.

Many people still want to have more traditional family or posed group portraits. For these images, I find out which ones are important to you before your wedding, and I help to schedule and organize them.

For portrait sessions I can come to your home, where you are comfortable, or to a beautiful local park. I love the variety of on location photography, and my portraits are inspired by the light and surroundings.

I earned my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Photography from the University of Washington in 2002. I have also taught classes in photography, lighting, and photoshop for Ritz University from 2005 until 2010.

I married an amazing woman named Stacy five years ago and we have a cat Jazz, who entertains us.

Steve Rydgren