Photo credit: Twig & Olive Photography

Hi there, thanks for visiting Lad + Lass Photography!


My favorite part of being a photographer is capturing the subtle moments of love and connection that families share...a tiny newborn cuddled up on daddy's chest, the unabashed laughter of a tickled toddler, a quiet moment in the arms of your significant other... these stories are the kinds of moments I cherish, and I want to capture the same kinds of memories for your family.


While I do like to capture a few traditional posed portraits in every session, the artist in me is always looking for something a little more :) My favorite images are usually the ones where everyone is connected and focused on each other instead of stiffly smiling and saying "cheese" at my camera. I adore those unposed moments that reveal the love you share and the personalities that make you unique.


During your session, I'll devote our time together to capturing the essence of you and your family by documenting the special relationships you share. I'll use a relaxed pace, guiding you through the interactions with patience while allowing natural play and emotion to develop, resulting in beautiful imagery you will cherish for a lifetime!




"Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory."

~Dr. Suess

Client Testimonials


"Erika Ryan and Lad + Lass Photography were amazing. Highly recommend. She was great with our little one and our puppy."

- Eric B.


"Erika’s work is amazing! She was so patient and kind with my 1 year-old twins. It was about 100 degrees the day of our photo shoot and it didn’t faze her, nor did the craziness of twins! I would highly recommend her and can’t wait to use her for family photos in the future!"

- Sarah H.


"Erika is so patient and kind! She always gets amazing photos and we have 3 young kids who can be stinkers about getting their picture taken. How does she do that?! My daughter was so grumpy the entire session this summer, yet in the photos you would never know! I’d recommend Erika to anyone and will be back for more sessions in the future! Thank you Erika for capturing my sweet family and the forever memories of them at this precious young age."

- Kimberly M.


"I just wanted to take the time to thank you for the photo shoot this past week. Ron and I enjoyed it so much......even those fake laughs turned into full laughter and love as you captured our love and silliness."

- Kathy P.


"Erika is fabulous! Very patient and flexible with my twins. Looking forward to working with her to capture more memories!"

- Melissa S.

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