This degree is not merely a piece of paper. It means that Gonzales has met the standards of excellence set by PPA. He has been awarded the photographic craftsman degree in recognition of his service to the photographic profession as an educator, orator, author and mentor.
Gonzales’s degree - and all the expertise it requires – illustrates his accomplishments and talent as one of a select few.
Gonzales was awarded his certification as a professional photographer in 2014 and was recertified in 2017. His dedication to this industry has not gone unnoticed by his friends, family and students that continue to support his endeavors. Gonzales has also been invited to enter the exclusive American Society of Photographers which is by invitation only and is a member of the elite Nikon Professional Services group.
Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the largest international nonprofit association created by professional photographers, for professional photographers. Almost as long-lived as photography itself, PPA’s roots date back to 1869. The nonprofit assists 30, 000 members through protection, education and resources for their continued success. See how PPA helps photographers be more at PPA.com
Contact: Ryan Gonzales Cr. Photog., CPP, ASP
Even though you’re great at doing your own makeup, a MUA can do it so much better. I mean, after all, that is their job. We especially recommend hiring a good MUA if you don’t normally do your own makeup. They know what will look good on you and can make it look natural and flawless.
Makeup artists use high-grade makeup – nothing runs, shines, or smudges, ensuring that you don’t have any makeup malfunctions during your big day. They also know what works well with the flash, the lighting at different times of the day, etc.
On your wedding day, you’re going to be moving around all day and you want your makeup to last. You’ll need to be wearing about 30% more makeup than normal. It may seem like a lot in real life, because you’re not used to it, but it won’t look like a lot on camera. Makeup artists know exactly how much to put on.
A MUA knows how to accentuate your features to make sure you look your best for portraits and close ups. They know that cameras alter lighting and colors and how to avoid common makeup issues with photography. Some everyday makeups can make you look oily or shiny on camera – MUAs make sure the makeup they use will photograph perfectly. Also, on your wedding day, you’ll be wearing a lot of white. You don’t want to look washed out in your photos and a MUA knows how to make sure that doesn’t happen.
And lastly, they know your schedule and can help keep you on track by making sure to have you ready in time.
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Today we are rolling out our second ever Digital Collections with some brand new additions. As some may know we have re-branded our Wedding Business and are now calling it Ryan Gonzales Photography for that more personal touch to our Weddings. We strive to create a more personal experience with all of our brides and grooms instead of a completely business experience. Ryan will get out on the dance floor and dance with you, he will help you get organized throughout the process, he will even run to Starbucks to grab you a coffee or drink. Weddings are where we continue to separate ourselves from the rest of the photographers in the Las Cruces, El Paso and even Albuquerque markets. Our imagery alone sets us apart but now so do our pricing for Digital Delivery Only Collections.
Gonzales Photography has been in business since 2007 and in 2014 we fully incorporated which allowed us to create two new business. One of those business is Ryan Gonzales Photography where we create relationships with our clients and help them every step of the way up until the Big Day (Wedding Day).
Without further a-do here are our Brand New Digital Wedding Collections available for all of New Mexico (travel not included in cost) and El Paso, TX.
Exclusive Black Tie Collection
Up to 8 hours of photography coverage
All selected images on a custom branded Crystal Flash Drive and Timeless Box
Print rights (allows you to print anywhere up to 16x24)
20% off of any prints larger than 11x14
Complimentary Engagement Session with 8x10 included for reception (other sizes available at the 20% discount above)
30 day online gallery for family and guests
Valued at $2976 now only $2499
Up to 6 hours of photography coverage
Up to 300 images on a custom branded Wood Flash Drive and Rustic Wooden Box
Print rights (allows you to print anywhere up to 11x16)
10% off of any prints larger than 11x14
Complimentary Engagement Session with 5x7 included for reception (other sizes available at the 10% discount above)
Valued at $1946 now only $1499
Blue Collection (aka Something Blue)
1 photographer and 1 assistant
Up to 150 images on a custom branded Wood Flash Drive
Print rights (allows you to print anywhere up to 8x12 size)
5% off of any prints larger than 11x14
Complimentary Engagement Session with 4x6 included for reception (other sizes available at the 5% discount above)
15 day online gallery for family and guests
Valued at $1589 no only $999
When you want an award winning photographer, certified professional photographer and degree'd wedding photographer look no further than Ryan Gonzales Photography serving Las Cruces, NM; Albuquerque, NM and El Paso, TX.
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Today I had the great honor of photographing such an amazing family and friends. My friend Chuy Nunez had suggested we head out to Aguirre Springs for their first every professional family portrait session. We drove and drove and drove until we found the perfect location which has a beautiful view of what is known as the rabbit ears of the Organ Mountains. So we all exited our vehicles and while I setup lighting and the posing it began to sprinkle. Amanda Nunez and the girls were worried that the rain would flatten their hair but it didn't so they were happy. This was such a great honor because not only are the Nunez Family friends but also business partners in Kyani. Amanda Nunez and Chuy Nunez both hold the position of Diamond which means they are not only leaders but are now financially free.
Amanda chose the colors for the session which included black jackets, blue jeans and boots. As we began the session I instructed the girls on how to stand to flatter their specific body structure. We took several images of the family and then we did breakouts with Amanda and Chuy, The Girls, Then each of the girls individually and finally Chuy and Amanda individually.
When Ryan first started his business in 2007 he was doing the same exact thing as everyone else in the market and as a result was not being hired. He was not getting hired because his work looked like pretty much everyone else and his pricing was significantly higher. How could Ryan gain the clientele he was looking for and at the same time maintain his pricing which was a better overall value than his competition? Well, he first began to attend workshops from around the country and was taught techniques that are still to this day not practiced in the local area. Secondly, he would offer unique products that would completely separate Gonzales Photography from the rest of the crowd. These products would be extremely high end and made in Milan, Italy! To this day all of Gonzales Photography's wedding albums are printed and bound in Italy. Not only would his albums be unique but the way he printed his images for his clients would become fairly unique. Ryan creates imagery that is not only artistic and very creative but memorable which will continue to be valued throughout generations.
As the years would pass Ryan would continue to attend workshops from all around the country and continue learning from some of the top leaders in the photographic industry. Photographers like Doug Gordon, Sal Cincotta, Dave Junion, Mike Rindinger, Damon Tucci as well as countless others. Ryan would learn important business techniques that would eventually factor into the way Gonzales Photography operated. He would also learn how to bring the most value to the client without overwhelming them by only creating 3 pre-wedding, engagement and post wedding collections. Ryan would learn how to shoot big for beautiful, artstic and one of a kind images that his clients would be proud to display on their walls in either canvas, acrylic or professionally framed prints. His clients would make sure to show their friends and family the wedding album and explain how important it is to have this very first heirloom going forward into their lives.
In 2014 Ryan Gonzales would take the Certified Professional Photographers Prep Class and that same week take the extremely technical and in depth written exam. He would pass it with a 96 percent and would then submit his image portfolio to Masters of Photography, Photographic Craftsman and other CPP's for judging. His portfolio would pass and he would then receive the title of Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) but that was not enough for Ryan. Ryan would also become the liaison for the entire State of New Mexico but also help El Paso, TX until the day they would have their own liaison. Ryan would become a mentor for up and coming photographers who really wanted to learn the actual art of photography not just taking snap shots. In 2015 he would host his very first workshop teaching other area photographers in the Albuquerque and Las Cruces markets how to take proper images using the laws of exposure and composition. The workshops would continue throughout 2015 and 2016 teaching everything from the basics all of the way through to complex technical lighting techniques.
Ryan has had his images published in magazines such as Shuttermag and Professional Photographer to name a few. He would also garner an award winning image titled "Someones going to get it!" This image was inspired by the snipers of the Army Rangers from Fort Bliss located in El Paso, TX. This would be the beginning to a very rewarding career as a CPP and educator.
To this date Ryan has photographed just shy of 100 weddings in the short time he has been in business and approximately 200 high school seniors. If you are looking for a great value, a professional photographer who not only knows what he's doing but can create one of a kind images for your wedding or engagement. Call Ryan Gonzales, CPP at 575-313-1382 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are our completely transparent Wedding Collections:
All Inclusive Wedding Collection with an Italian made Album.
Our newest digital only Wedding Collections with the option to purchase Professional Photographic Products.