Who We Are

Welcome to Our Story! We are Chelsea and Ryan Barten, a married couple pursuing our dream together. We are very family oriented and have amazing twin boys that fill our life with so much joy and so many funny moments! We live in Manhattan, KS and love being part of this community. In our spare time we enjoy being with family. We also love to travel and be adventurous!

We each have separate careers, Chelsea as a teacher, and Ryan as a Graphic Designer. We are so passionate about our work and always will be. Since the beginning of our marriage our dream has been to use our combined talents and strengths to build this photography company together. 

We chose the name Simply You Studio very intentionally because we strongly believe that photography should showcase just that-who YOU truly are. It should preserve this moment in your life. Let us be your photographers and we'll help you preserve and share this precious time in your life with your loved ones.