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.
April Wedding Promotion offered by Gonzales Photography Inc.
Today I wanted to announce a special promotion we are doing for 30 days only! Book your all inclusive wedding collection starting at 2999 and I will travel anywhere in NM at no additional cost or book our Black Label Collection and I will travel anywhere in the US (excluding Alaska, Hawaii & territories)! This promotion is only going to run from today April 11, 2016 thru May 11, 2016.
Normally we charge .54 per mile but for this special promotion we are going to waive that fee. We also charge $130 per night to stay if your wedding is over 300 miles away and we are waiving that as well (if rooms can be found for $130 or below) This is a great time to book your 2016-2017 wedding to save on our normal traveling expenses because I have been told throughout the years that clients would love to hire us but our travel fees are too expensive for them. So with this promotion you would be able to get the great, artistic, stylish and memorable photography and SAVE MONEY!
Why hire me:
I have learned a great deal about photography in the nine years since I began Gonzales Photography. Today, I shoot anywhere from 12-15 weddings per year, and am a member of the Professional Photographers of America Association. I have also completed the program to become a Certified Professional Photographer - meaning I am part of an elite 8% of the nation’s photographers who have completed the rigorous training and written examination required to claim this certification.
While there are many different reasons that you should hire me, possibly the most important is the pride and honor that I take in my work. You are trusting me to capture moments that can never be replaced, and that is not a trust that I take lightly. While I don’t make claims to be the best photographer, I do focus constantly on being better today than I was last week.
Some of the words that have been used to describe my work are stylish, artistic and memorable. I like to emphasize the storytelling aspect of the day, and use empathy to capture striking and powerful images that will leave you with an emotional impact. My goal is that every wedding, every graduation, every quinceanera – I never walk away without creating several “Wow shots” that will make you laugh, cry or catch your breath.
Photography is particularly important for weddings, as in the excitement of the day things can become a blur. Meaningful photography provides you with a way to experience the magic of the day over and over again – and to see your friends and family (and yourself!) from a completely new perspective. Long after your flowers have died, the cake has been eaten and the last dance has ended – your wedding photography remains and provides you with the warmth and emotion that suffused your most special day. We have the creativity and technique in posing, lighting and shooting that are required to capture your personality and style in a way that you will remember forever.
As lead photographer, I will work with you to craft a wedding photography package that will capture the day you have always dreamed about with a care and creativity that may not be found in other wedding photography studios. We offer wedding photography at its best – a minimum of two photographers and possibly an assistant, depending on the needs of the wedding – will be at your disposal for the agreed-upon time. As one of the top wedding photography studios in the country, we will work with you to design a unique experience that ensures we capture all the details of your exceptional time as a bride and as you become part of a new family. Our coverage crosses state borders, and we work with brides from Las Cruces, El Paso, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Tucson, Phoenix and destination weddings worldwide.
We focus on not only taking photos, but on creating art with each project that we take on. When you are looking for wedding and special occasion photography that goes far beyond the simple snapshot and into the realm of art house pieces, then Gonzales Photography is your top choice for the Las Cruces area. Even though our photography is stylish, memorable, award winning and artistic, that does not mean that it is outrageously priced. Our packages start at a very reasonable price point, and we offer packages that are sure to fit every wedding budget.
Along with being one of the country’s premier wedding photographers, Gonzales Photography also specializes in family photography – graduation, Sweet 16 and quinceanera photography. No matter your photography need in the Las Cruces area, give us a call or check your dates online to book today! Our convenient location on the northwest side of Las Cruces near Interstate 10 means you can easily join us for a digital viewing of your proofs.
Call or Email us today to get the ultimate out-of-the-box experience and the unique photography that has won awards and has been featured in multiple magazines.
Thank you and congratulations,
Ryan Gonzales CPP