First and foremost, thanks for taking time to view my work.

My name is Ryan Young and I'm a professional photographer with over a decade of experience in the sports and entertainment industry, ranging from time as a PR Director to Head of Content for various professional sports teams. Now, I photograph everything from sports, to weddings, to non-profit community events and even handle studio and portrait sessions. I'm comfortable delivering in fast-pace, unpredictable and chaotic environments, but obviously enjoy the peaceful ones as well. Before entering the sports industry in 2009, I graduated cum laude from Loyola Chicago after serving nearly five years as a United States Army Infantryman with the 3-187 Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division.

My current focus and love revolves around capturing the split-second emotional moments that can tell your story that day, next week, next month and over the years. My wide-ranging experience professionally, as well as my time on two combat deployments in Iraq have provided me a one-of-a-kind perspective that is grounded on living squarely in the moment and caring about what I shoot in such a personal way that it shines through in the photos I deliver. Thus, it's why the name Linchpin Creative came to be. I can play a vital role in the story you want to share and remember.

Over the last few years, I've done paid work for San Diego Wave Fútbol Club (NWSL), San Diego FC (MLS), Alex Morgan Foundation, San Diego Sockers (MASL), LA Chargers (NFL), NFL Hall of Fame Health, Delaware Blue Coats (NBA G League), Tajima Restaurants, Gates Corporation, Lululemon and more.

Let me help tell your story.

Please take a few seconds to fill out the form below and I'd be happy to connect with you and start a conversation. Once again, thanks for thinking of me. 🙏

1 (310) 849-9919 / / Available for Hire

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