Melinda Ryan is a custom fine art photographer specializing in newborn, children, and family portraiture. She has a passion for creating beautiful artwork for families to love for a lifetime. Her work has been published/featured in Photography Magazine, Newborn Magazine, Best Newborn Photographers. She is a member of National Association of Professional Child Photographers (NAPCP), Professional Photographers of America, International Newborn Photography Association. She has mentored and trained under the best newborn photographers in the industry. Her boutique studio is located in Harrah, OK just outside of Oklahoma City. Melinda is known for her ability to gently pose newborns and capture their essence with comfortable, timeless, creative, elegant portraits. Her patience and attention to detail show through her work.
“Photographing babies is my absolute dream. I have been in love with photography for as long as I can remember. Even as a very young girl with my first 35mm Minnie Mouse camera (I still have it!) I would pose my dolls for photo sessions. It really started to take shape after my first child was born in 2004. I remember taking hundreds of photos a day during his first month of life because I didn’t want to miss or forget anything. In a year, he was completely different. I was amazed by how he changed. That love of capturing my 3 children’s lives on camera has grown into a passion to give others the gift of everlasting memories through my custom artwork. Every single tiny eyelash, snuggly pose, sleepy smile, squishy face, tiny fingers and toes of newborns are so precious. Watching these sweet miracles grow and change throughout their milestone sessions in a short year is so amazing.
I thank our God everyday for blessing me with this opportunity to do what I truly love.”
– Melinda “Mindy” Ryan