With the click of a button, Ryan Donaldson captures moments in time.
“Photography has been a passion of mine since I was a small child,” Donaldson said. “Being a third-generation photographer, I spent many hours behind the lens of a camera from a young age. I have been practicing my passion since then, always looking for the perfect shot.”
The Gibraltar resident owns and operates Ryan Donaldson Photography, 125 S. Monroe St., in downtown Monroe. The full-service studio specializes in senior, sports, and business portraits.
Donaldson went to Eastern Michigan University for art education where he took several studio art classes including photography. Although he said most of what he has learned has been self-taught or through experience.
In 2010, he started his photography company while working as a high school art teacher.
“I was a school teacher for eight years and did photography as a side hustle,” he