Ryan Aldrich [Aldrich]

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BIOGRAPHY
Ryan Aldrich was born in Gardner, Massachusetts on May 26, 1983. Since the age of 7, Ryan has been taking pictures with various cameras, starting with inexpensive 110 film cameras, and even using 35mm disposables as his primary medium until the age of 20.

In 2003, Aldrich received a Nikon Coolpix 2000 as a gift from his parents. It marked the beginning of his heavy involvement in photography, He began exploring the many perspectives of photography: capturing candid shots at college parties, taking scenic drives in western Massachusetts, and taking trips to Vermont, Maine, and Montreal, Canada.

In 2006, the trusty Nikon Coolpix decided it had enough. Aldrich, knowing his budget was tight, bought a Konica Minolta DiMAGZE Z6 to fit the bill. He continued to hone his skills with an emphasis on floral/macro photography, a strength of the Konica Minolta Z6. He also made his love of photography known among his friends and co-workers by asking them to critique his work, aiding the learning process. Aldrich received a Pentax Spotmatic F and lenses that his father wanted to pass down, and also obtained a pristine Yashica TL/Electro X with authentic Yashinon lenses so he could learn SLR photography.

June 2, 2007 would turn out to be a life-changing day for Ryan. Just eight days before his own wedding, he received a text message from a co-worker at 2:30 AM, stating that his friend's wedding photographer bailed out at the last minute. Four hours later, Aldrich shot his first wedding in Lake George, New York. Despite not having professional equipment, the bride and groom were thrilled with the delivered images. Suddenly, the same friends and co-workers that critiqued Aldrich's work were offering to pay for wedding and portrait services. It was the birth of Aldrich Imaging.

New to the business of photography, and newly married, Ryan and Holly Aldrich purchased Nikon digital SLR's, speedlites and lenses. A website was created, and the couple spread word of Aldrich Imaging via e-mail and word of mouth. Local online classified ads were posted as well. Excited to join and help, Holly drew up paperwork and a service catalog for clientele.

Since June 2007, Aldrich Imaging have worked several weddings and major events, school sports team portraits, and family outdoor portraits throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. In December 2008, studio lighting added studio portraiture for individuals, families and small groups to their repertoire. The future of Aldrich Imaging looks quite bright for this energetic and talented duo.

Ryan and Holly Aldrich reside in Meriden, Connecticut. Outside of their part-time venture in Aldrich Imaging, Ryan enjoys a full-time career in human services as a site supervisor, and Holly works as an administrative assistant in industry and sales.

GALLERIES

Uncategorized (So Far!)

Animals

Portraits

Weddings

Floral

Travel

Right Place, Right Time

Bands

Landscapes

Meriden, Connecticut

Infrared Black & White

Abstract & Patterns

Caricatures

PHOTOS

Sophie, Maine Coon Cat, Pleasantville style.

Trinity Church and Skyscraper, Boston, MA

Native American Hoop Dancer, Grand Canyon, AZ

My wife. Glowing Edges inverted in Photoshop CS2.

First Wedding! Lake George, NY

Pink Blossoms, Meriden, CT

Little Gemini, born May 30, 2007.

Fascinated Kitten

Cheerleader Pals

In Your Furry Face!

A Small Surprise

Self Portrait - first try at studio flash

Bonding Moment

Senior Portrait

Water Facility

Tanker explosion

Unity Candle Lighting

Congrats, Mom!

With this ring...

Groomsmen having fun

Bee in blossom

Lazy Cat Color

Lazy Cat B&W

Penny

Lake George Wedding, Lake George, NY

State Capitol, Providence, RI

Complete Trust

Tanker Explosion, Chicopee, MA

80's Band Guitarist B&W

80's Band Guitarist Color

80's Band Bassist

Guitar Man B&W

Guitar Man Color

Waiting for Dinner (Mouse is not dead, but playing dead)

Waterfall at the Mirage, Las Vegas, NV

Sphinx at the Luxor, Las Vegas, NV

Eyes of a Photographer

Roxy at the Park

Boston Skyline

Autumn

Cat Nap

Life Lesson No. 5 - NEVER Let Your Guard Down in Front of a Camera!

Beautiful Wedding Chapel

Lil' Beggar

Rainy Day Portrait

Random Cheerleader Fun

Katie gazing at the camera.

My Wife, Holly

Soldier Memorial, Meriden CT

Rhode Island State Captiol, IR/B&W

Boston Skyline, IR/B&W

Glitter Gulch, Las Vegas, NV

Untitled

Rust

Inner Tulip

Ginger's first studio shoot

Ginger's first studio shoot

Wedding Reception R&R

"Do you want my hand, or the bottle?"

Anxious Bride

Rings in Bridal Bouquet

Family Portrait

US Flag at Castle Craig

Curious Gemini

Cheerleader Portrait

Head Shot

Self Portrait, v. II

Red Shopping Cart, Rainy Day

Very 1st Wedding, Selective Color

Drain of Dreams

Demise of Darkness

(Un)Tying the Knot

Naptime

Convergence

Cool Death

Burner

Kelly

Kelly 2

Kelly 3

Kelly 4

Alex

Bubble Chaser

My parents, Ronald and Diane. One of the first SLR images I ever shot.

Ginger 3

Caricature

Asking Mom to Play Soccer

Holiday Portrait