Barnes Family Photographs

Taking advantage of the fall color and the warm temperatures the Barnes family and I went out to Woodward Park in North Fresno to take family portraits. With rolling grassy hills and a large pond it was easy to find locations that featured the family as well as the beauty of Woodward Park.

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Barnes Family Portraits

The Barnes family and I had a great time making their family photograph session a memoriable outing, taking the entire fimily to Woodward Park to take family photographs. Woodward Park in Fresno, California is a great place to take portraits, it offers a variety of locations and textures as backdrops for photographs.

The Barnes family and I have already agreed that as spring finds it’s way to the Central San Jouquin Valley here in wonderful Central California that we will find time to get together again and take some additional photographs. Hopefully next time there will be more time to play with their kids on the slides and swings, and the cold evening will be months behind us.



It’s always great when peoples children can become comfortable with you in such a short amount of time, it really allows shots that wouldn’t otherwise be captured. Featured above the Barnes familys’ yougest and only son finds time to give me a full grin smile, though not quite what I may have been looking for it are these moments that people often look back on and remember.



Many thanks to the Barnes Family for the opportunity to photograph both the family and their children. I look forward to working with your family again in the near future.


Ryan Barnes @ Caffe E Via

With people eyes now bloodshot from lack of sleep and poor from the shier cost of coffee. Starbucks reign of power over the American addition of coffee may be coming to a close. Though people are still clambering for their next cup of coffee they are doing it at a much lower cost. Fuel prices and a downturn in the market for stock and houses have left peoples wallets empty. Coffee once considered a desert after a nice meal had become a staple for the morning wake up ritual and a frequent place to stop for meetings.

Coffee shops may now be going the way of the local ice cream parlor, offering a treat ever now and again to those that have the taste for such a drink. The always fashionable tea is creeping back in as the choice for a nice chat, and the much more healthy smoothies made of fresh fruits and other more natural ingredients quietly becoming the specialty. It is easy to find a coffee shop, however it is tough to find a nice quiet tea spot with specialty tea.

Caffe E Via does a great job of being an everything stop, offering the convenience of a drive through for those that need their drinks to go and offering a nice bar and sitting area with chairs and tables offering enough room for everyone to relax and enjoy their cup of whatever their taste may be.

Coffee shops with all their new more specialized offerings may be the new small jazz club of the present day, allowing local artists to perform their music for patrons and friends while bringing business to the local community.

Being new to the genre of Coffee house music I can say that the entire experience was filled with learning. Though good acoustics are rare amongst coffee joints, especially those here in the central valley, Ryan Barnes did a wonderful job presenting his particular taste for music for others to enjoy. His music included fresh new compositions with a healthy blend of folk style music, bringing me to laughter when acceptable and be lost in the music at other times. If you would like to read more about Ryan or hire him for your event please feel free to contact him, his information can be found here.

Below I have added some photographs from the event.