Author archives: Ryan Horban

Engagement Session: Carlsbad, California

Carlsbad California Kurt and Chantelle are from the state of Washington but when they thought about where they would have their engagement photos taken they decided they wanted a break from that rainy Pacific Northwest scene and instead opted for sand and sunshine. I met up with Kurt and Chantelle in Carlsbad, California, which is one of my personal favorite beach sp[...]

Engagement Session In Old Town Temecula

Temecula Engagement Photos One of the coolest parts about growing up in the Temecula Valley has been seeing firsthand the growth of this once small city. I remember being a teenager and drinking Natural Lights on the fire trails with punk rock friends because the city basically had nothing to offer. We were forced to make our own good times by engaging in America's p[...]

Fuck Wedding Shot Lists

Fuck Wedding Shot Lists

Wedding Shot Lists Need To Die Let me paint a quick visual for you of a situation that happened to me a couple days ago. So I was standing in my office (yes I use a stand up desk and so should you) editing some photos while punk rock tunes were playing on Spotify. Basically, a normal day in the life of Ryan, and it would be something I would certainly classify as a g[...]

Covid 19 Wedding Contract

Covid 19 Wedding Contract

Wedding Deposit Refund Due To Coronavirus How I Handled A Legal Dispute With A Wedding Client Due To COVID-19 What a fucking mess! If you are in the wedding industry it goes without saying that the 2020 wedding season thus far has been a shit sandwich with all the shitty toppings. All I can say is that this whole thing sucks ass and wherever you are in the world rea[...]

Apologizing to Jessica Martens for being an Asshole and Additional Discretions

HellloOOOOOOOOOO Jessica! I hope you are doing well and life is fantastic on your side of this message. I sincerely mean that. Well as you can see now I made a blog post about you. I felt like a gesture above the norm was necessary so congrats because you are now living for eternity on my blog, which actually felt like the right thing to do. Much like how Jacob impri[...]

Wedding Stationery

Wedding Stationery

Wedding Stationery from Basic Invite When most brides and grooms reach out to me they are usually asking questions related to their Palm Springs wedding photography needs or something about local services. This can include things such as where the most kick ass pool parties are, who makes the best nachos (El Jefe at The Saguaro....not even close), what bar can mix up[...]