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“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”

-THOREAU

Ryan Elizabeth Ward Photography

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I am Ryan Elizabeth Ward, originally from the South but currently based out of Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.  I’m a lover of lifestyle sessions & natural light — focusing on maternity, newborns, families, and military photography. In the South, we do laughter, love, and a little bit of crazy! I like to bring that same energy into the work I do and the photo sessions I am invited to be part of.

Life is full of moments and seasons that pass all too quickly. One of my greatest joys is capturing those moments–big and small–for the families and individuals with whom I work. Every family has a story to tell and when given the opportunity it is my privilege to help tell it.

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investment

An investment in capturing moments with your family is an investment in your memories, and I’d be honored to chat with you about your photography needs. I love to get to know the families that I work with – what is important to you, what your vision is for your session, what time in your life you are excited to document. When you look back on your images, I want you to remember how your little one’s hand fit in yours, the laughter shared between your children, those perfect newborn features of your newest addition, or those first days as a new family.

When you schedule your session with me, I look forward to sitting down with you to discuss what you are hoping to document during our time together. I am happy to help with planning a location and style to fit your personality. Sessions are typically 1-2 hours depending on the session type and your investment will also include 15 edited, high-resolution images which will be sent to you in a private collection. I am based in Leavenworth, Kansas, but I am available for travel in the greater Kansas City area!

Sessions start at $225

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kind words

  • A friend of mine recommended Ryan Elizabeth Ward Photography after Ryan captured her newborn photos. I'm so glad she did! Ryan came to our home shortly after our son was born for a newborn photo session. She was able to capture all of the photos I wanted and more! I highly recommend her to anyone wanting beautiful photos of those special moments in our lives.

    Melissa Oates
    Melissa Oates
  • There is no one quite like Ryan Ward. After bringing our baby girl into the world we were looking forward to capturing her first moments with a special photographer. Her professionalism is unlike any other--prompt with responses, open to ideas and knows how to make her clients feel comfortable in front of the camera. She is so talented at lifestyle photography, it makes the experience feel natural. Ryan has one of the biggest hearts of anyone I've ever had the pleasure of working with and my husband and I are so honored to have had her capture those moments of us as a brand new family of three. I'll treasure the photographs, for they capture the innocence of a newborn and the joy of a husband and wife watching one another be parents.

    Sarah Middleton
    Sarah Middleton
  • When my husband and I decided to have a family photo shoot at our favorite beach last fall we knew we wanted to hire Ryan Ward for the job! We loved that she researched the sunset time and planned with us accordingly so that we would be guaranteed those awesome sunset shots! She showed up completely prepared and even had her “bag of tricks” which included a few adorable props for our two year old son to use (and to keep occupied with) such as a large starfish and an oversized galvanized bucket. She worked efficiently and was a lot of fun to be around! We received our portal with our final photos shortly after the shoot and we couldn’t have been happier with how perfectly she captured our little family.  We would highly recommend Ryan to anyone needing family photo shoots of any kind! We will forever have memories captured of our family at our favorite San Clemente beach thanks to her!

    Sarah Redin
    Sarah Redin

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