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Ryley Saarinen was on a quest for Easter eggs, with a vintage vehicle as a backdrop and mom Nicole Sayler as a coach, when Patti Ryan snapped some "fabulous funtographs." (Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise)

Ryan's 'clicks' capture moments in time

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Photographer Patti Ryan considers the great outdoors her studio - summer, winter, spring and fall.

Her subjects, she explains, are more comfortable in a natural setting. And that often puts her in an unusual spot behind the lens - "in waders, on Portage, pushing a duck boat through the lilies," for example.


"I had poison ivy for the first time last year," she said of another lights/action/ camera episode. "And I'm overcoming my fear of heights."

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