Please contact me by:

  • hitting the booking button below
  • emailing ryan@ryanparkerphotography.com
  • or phoning me at 780-669-1251

Not only am I a professional photographer, I'm a theatre/film/television Actor. I've studied acting in Musical Theatre at Grant McEwan University (where I now teach auditioning as a sessional), I also have a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Alberta. I've been on screen (TV and Film) and I've played Off-Broadway in New York City.

I picked up my first camera in 2007 while I was in University. Shooting headshots was a natural progression for me, as all my friends needed them, and I had a camera. Ironically, I really resisted shooting headshots until I came across Peter Hurley, the world's premiere headshot photographer. I studied the art of headshot photography under Peter's mentorship for the past year, and I have the honour of being Canada's first and only Mentor in Peter Hurley's affiliate program 'Headshot Crew', where I coach a focused group of 15 photographers. Coaching and mentoring fellow headshot photographers has been extremely rewarding. It keeps me on my toes, it keeps my mind always on headshot photography and I'm constantly learning from my group, just as much as they are learning from me.

I'm also the proudest father and husband in the world and I count myself lucky every day I get to spend with my beautiful family.

 

Why I Should Take Your Headshot

I am an Edmonton Headshot Photographer. This is not a side job I do in-between weddings, family portraits, event photography and fashion shoots. I focus on headshots. I know how to take them and I know what makes a great headshot and what makes a bad headshot.  I understand the importance of a great headshot and the difference between a headshot, a portrait and a beauty shot.

I'm also an accomplished actor for film, theatre and television, so I know a thing or two about performance, expression and how to get that out of YOU, regardless of your background.

For performers, being one myself, I know what you need and I know how to get you there. I think a lot of actors view headshots like a visit to the dentist... expensive and painful. Let's stop that trend right now. At the end of my session not only will you leave with no cavities, you'll leave with some stellar knowledge you can bring into every photo that's ever taken of you.... and every close up you do in the film world.

I understand the importance of the business headshot as well. In many situations this is the first image your clients see and the last impression they are left with. It's important to have an image that looks like you, in your best light and even more than that, your headshots will portray confidence and approachability.

But the headshot isn't just for Business or Acting, more than ever, there is a demand to have a professional image that isn't a portrait or a glam beauty shot. Be it for Dating Site Profiles, Facebook Profile, Linkedin Profile, Twitter Profile or anything, I'm the person who will make your profile picture stand out against the rest.

I promise that we will collaborate together to create engaging expressive headshots full of confidence and approachability.