With 11 years of experience, Ryan Hicks is a full time photographer that has been rated 'top 10' in his area for two years running. He is the local photographer for Houzz.com, George Street, Lily & Lime and runs his own LLC. In his off time he runs workshops for other professional and amateur photographers, teaching children photography 101 and lends his talent to charities and animal shelters.
People. When I was in the Navy, my training as a Corpsman meant that I was always put in serious roles. Whether I was preparing to deploy to the middle east as part of an emergency medical team, helping to diagnose a service member's child, or performing surgery alongside as doctor, the time I put into my days always mattered. I knew that when I left the military that I wanted to do something that mattered, that made me proud of how I helped others. Photography has given to that me in spades. A camera is just a tool--what matters most is the connection.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I have done editorials in ballet, hidden-nook bookstores and in homes of families that have treasured for generations. I have shot on island getaway resorts, laundromats and surprise parties. A photographer's job, to me, is about finding what is special about an idea, a place, or a person, and doing my best to present that as honestly and beautifully as I can.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
Published in Beau Nu Fashion magazine, Houzz.com, Breaking the Glass.com Rated 'top 10 photographer in Alexandria, VA" 2 years running by expertise.com.
A fun fact about this photographer
In my off time I love to play video games, dungeons and dragons and other 'nerdy' stuff!