About the Artist


Hi there. I’m Ryan and it’s my business to make you and your team look great.

I've been doing this a while, owning and operating Fenix Fotography since 2006, but I started making photographic images when I was 15, upon the discovery that a camera could break the ice with girls I was otherwise too scared to talk to.  

My professional work started in lifestyle magazines, creating fashion editorials and other types of stories before transitioning to business periodicals where I created hundreds of photographic essays featuring business, civic, and cultural leaders.  That allowed me to study with some of the world's top master photographers, including one of New York's best-known headshot shooters. 

My speciality areas are on-location studio headshots and environmental executive portraits, business-in-action photojournalism, aviation images for brokers, and architecture. Clients who've trusted me with their important imagery include American Airlines, US Steel, Deloitte, TIAA, 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 — Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and Ally Financial. Not that you need to be a Fortune 500 Company, Fenix Fotography also counts numerous local developers, medical practices, law firms and all manner of small businesses as valued customers.

My images have been featured on Good Morning America, in the pages of Forbes and Muscle & Fitness Magazines, as well as numerous local media outlets – The Charlotte Observer, Creative Loafing, QNotes, Elevate Lifestyle, Uptown Magazine, SEEN Uptown, et al. I've even won some fancy-sounding awards and arts grants for my fashion and fine-art work. 


That's all great, but why hire Fenix Fotography?

Simple: I specialize in making you look better than your competitors by providing high-quality images that attract, multiply, and retain clients by making superior first impressions.

Also, you'll look good in front of your boss because the photos will be done right the first time.  After all, nothing is more embarrassing and costly than accidentally hiring cheap and unreliable vendors whose images end up being lacklustre, charge extra to fix their own mistakes or require repeat sessions due to their own professional errors.


My team and I arrive with a full studio set-up, not the ineffective portable flash equipment of amateurs and work to provide a comfortable environment that encourages your team’s personalities to emerge through the lens.  I also offer the conveniences of onsite image choice, file management and optimization, and (when needed) additional photographers and on-site studios as a solution for photographing large groups quickly and efficiently without sacrificing quality.