January 23, 2019

Ep 24: All About That Hustle With Ryann Lindsey

FILED IN: Podcast

Ryann Lindsey is someone that truly understands the term “hustle.”  She has always been a hard worker and someone who is constantly trying to learn new things. She will talk all things photography, nursing, education, and will tell us a fun fact that no one would have guessed.  We are excited to share he hustle with you all!  Welcome, Ryann Lindsey!


As long as Ryann can remember she has always had a camera in her hand taking pictures of the things she was doing.  When she moved to Virginia Beach for a nursing job she wanted to pick up a hobby and decided to buy her fist camera, a Cannon Rebel DSLR. She took a hour long class to learn how to use it.  She started photographing anyone who would let her and after her friends engagement session, she was asked to photograph her wedding.

She loves to know her couple before the shoot, it helps her know if they are more adventurous or need to be coached a little bit.  Ryann gives a great tip saying that her go to is telling jokes to get them to feel light and comfortable.  “I am inspired by drawing out that real emotion from them.”

Ryann works as both a nurse and a photographer.  She is able to give the same gratification to both types of clients. While working in oncology, she originally had a hard time with losing her patients.  Ryann is continuously working hard to put a smile on her patients each day and feels so rewarded. She feels like working as a photographer really balances out this joy working for such a happy day of her clients lives.  Working as an oncology nurse also helps her get more perspective while capturing moments on the wedding day.  She knows that by capturing these moments, they will have meaningful memories for a lifetime.

The hardest struggle for her is to stay true to who she is as a creative.  “You can feel this pressure to fit in or to transform yourself into something that already exists.” It is intimidating to be yourself, but Ryann tries to stay authentic.

Our very own host, Meagan got in front of Ryann’s camera for her maternity photos.


Ryann’s biggest success is the sense of growth and improvement.  Photography has given her the opportunity to travel all of the world.  She has travel to Mexico, England, Dominican Republic, New York, California, and more.  It is cool as a small business to be able to travel to so many places by people who love what you do.

She spends a lot of time working on her education to improve herself in both of her jobs.  She went on to get her masters in nursing and does workshops and styled shoots for her photography.  Ryann started her hustle from a young age working at a Mexican restaurant as a busser.  She worked to put herself through school.  She began school as a prelaw and dance major but quickly turned to getting her Bachelor’s degree in nursing and interior design.  She loved dance and would choreograph a dance routine for Arizona’s version of Coyote Ugly, The Sinful Betties.  Her go to piece was to Hey Big Spender at San Felipe bar in Scottsdale.

Ryann says celebrating life is still a struggle for her but she feels so blessed every day to live the life she does.  She likes to workout at Barre 3, Travel, and being with people she cares about and hopes to bring more of this into her life in 2019.

“To me, celebrating life is actually being with people.”

We love this concept and are so happy she reminded us how great it is to celebrate with the ones you love!  Thank you Ryann for this amazing episode!




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