About the Artist


Hi there. I’m Ryan.

I have owned and operated Fenix Fotography since 2006, but I’ve been taking photos since I was 16, exactly the age I discovered a camera could break the ice with girls I was otherwise scared to talk to. 

My professional work started with lifestyle magazines, shooting fashion editorials and other types of stories before transitioning to business periodicals where I created hundreds of photo stories featuring Charlotte business, civic, and cultural leaders. Most recently, I have been specializing in on-location studio and environmental executive portraits, business-in-action photojournalism, aviation images for brokers, and architecture. However, I still actively pursue fine art and travel photography. 

Regular clients include: American Airlines, Deloite, Met Life, Dixon Hughes Goodman, Playboy, MTV, HBO, Sailor Jerry, the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority, and a collection of large banks you’ve surely heard of. My images have been featured in Forbes and Muscle & Fitness, as well as numerous local publications. I’ve even won some fancy-sounding awards and generous arts grants. 


Why hire me?

Simple: I specialize in making you look better than your competitor. I provide high-quality images that attract, multiply, and retain clients with superior first impressions that are done right the first time—unlike cheap vendors who charge extra costs for fixing their own mistakes or require a second photo shoot due to their own professional errors.


I arrive with a full studio set-up that I know how to operate, not the telltale and ineffective portable flash equipment of amateurs. And I know how to make you, the client, look your best. Most of my clients are not professional models, and though I have worked with many pros, my missions is to provide a comfortable environment that allows clients’ personalities to emerge for the lens. These make for the best photos, especially when paired with the various angle and lighting tricks we all want for looking our best. Fenix Foto also offers the convenience of onsite proofing as well as multiple onsite studios for photographing many people quickly and efficiently.


You can relax. It’s my business to make you look good.