Trendsetter to Know: Ryann Lindsey

Name: Ryann Lindsey                      

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Age: 34

Title: Owner / Lead Photographer at Ryann Lindsey Photography

Married/Single: in a relationship

Kids: no

City you live in: Scottsdale, Arizona

A typical day in my life includes…  

while my life is somewhat a mess in terms of routine, I generally strive to wake up, work out at the gym with my man or at Barre3 Scottsdale/PV. Then I make breakfast and get as much work done as possible before spending the afternoon getting 18 holes in with my partner in crime! I never thought I would be the person that wants to golf so much but I love it! Except in the crazy high temps of summer.

I was born…

in Phoenix. AZ Native here!

My favorite thing about Arizona…

everything except the heat. I love so many things about Arizona, from the ease of finding your way around, to the adventures you can take in just a couple hours. We have such beautiful places so close by…2 hours to snow, 5 hours to Vegas and Cali, beautiful scenery and mountains to hike, lakes, great food and more!

I’m listening to…

anything and everything! I love everything from country music, like Brett Young, Thomas Rhett, Sam Hunt, to alternative, to pop and more. Taylor Swift fan for sure! It all varies based on my mood!

My family…

I have a very small but strong family. Family is so important, but I also know that you can make people your family as you grow. I have several friends that have become “like family” to me.

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be…

this may come across as odd, or cliché, but I would love to have dinner with Taylor Swift. Her career has taken her to levels of public attention and scrutiny yet she still manages to stay true to herself and achieve greatness. Several years ago she wrote a song “Ronan” about a patient I helped take care of who died of cancer just before he turned 4 years old. Ever since that moment, I have wanted to meet her and ask her how she does it!

One thing I cannot live without…

oh man…so many things. But definitely would have a hard time living without family, friends, travel, wine, dark chocolate, true crime and tacos!

When I was younger, I wanted to be…

I always thought I would be a professional dancer or singer, but that was wishful thinking. I went through phases of thinking I wanted to be an attorney, an interior designer, and more. Currently I am a photographer, educator and nurse. But I still strive to try new things and make life what I want it to be!

I’m inspired by…

people that go after their dreams. In a world full of no’s, it is so refreshing and inspiring to see people not let others hinder them from following their heart and trying new things to live a happy life.

The one person who motivates me is…

while this may sound vain, I motivate myself. I think that far to often we want to do things because others are doing. We are motivated to workout because others are, we are motivated to travel because others are. For me, I don’t want to be a copy of someone else, I just want to be me and happy with who I am. But it is definitely easier with the love and support from my friends and family.

If I could change anything in the world, it would be…

to find a cure for all cancers. I have watched so many lives be taken by cancer and the complications related to treatment. My heart will never stop caring for those that have changed my life and my perspective.

The perfect day would be…

any day that I wake up breathing the air on earth, seeing the beauty in the world, spending time with my loved ones is a perfect day!

My first job was…

I actually started my first job at the age of 13 working at a Mexican food restaurant!

My favorite escape…

laying on the beach, listening to great tunes or a podcast.

My life…

is crazy! But it’s the only one I have so I am gonna do my best to LIVE it!

I’m currently working on…

new education projects for my photography business, and what direction I will go in for my nursing career.

Always…

believe in yourself!

Never…

let anyone tell you that you can’t do something, unless of course it hurts someone or is illegal!

Favorite Quote…

“Don’t waste your life wondering what if, regretting decisions or choices you made. Eat the ice cream, take the trip, experience as much as you can. Love hard, laugh a lot, dance and sing like no one is watching! You only get one life. Cherish it, challenge yourself, follow your heart, feed your soul and follow your dreams!”

Biggest Dream…

still dreaming it up! One thing I do know, without first knowing who you are as a person, it is hard to execute any dream. Find yourself, love yourself, and anything is possible.

My Pet Peeve(s)…

people who are fake or only care about themselves. The world is full of challenges and hard things. If we all gave even an ounce of ourselves to making it a better place, so many more amazing things could happen!



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