You aren't just looking for a wedding photographer. You are looking for someone to put you at ease with the stress of wedding planning, at least for the photography part of it. You are also looking for a photographer who you can vision and share ideas with, it is indeed "Your Day"! I am an experienced traveling wedding photographer based in Upstate, New York. I shoot weddings from the beautiful suburbs of New York to the wonderful boroughs of New York City, traveling the Nation capturing moments. I would love to introduce myself to you as your potential photographer and not only build a professional relationship but also to capture your future memories on your big day I am a sunset chaser, I don't mind rain shots (if you're okay with it), and I LOVE reflection shots!
Ray was amazing! We had such a great time with him at our wedding. And he really captured everything we wanted to be able to cherish for years to come. We booked 2 years in advance for our wedding and Ray did a great job of keeping an open line of communication between the time we booked him and the actual date of our wedding. Though we didn't get to work with Ray on an engagement shoot he arrived with an open mind about what we wanted and the shots we wanted to take. Not to mention they were a lot of fun to work with! We spent time joking around and getting to know each other which made the shoot really easy and fun. The day of the wedding was a bit cloudy and we did a lot of outside shots, when we got the pictures back the edits he made brought more light and warmth to the gray December day were wonderful! During the reception Ray and Casey were present and taking pictures but they were hardly noticeable by us and our family, but the pictures they captured made it look like they could have been right in the middle of it. There was a slight delay in getting the pictures, but we understand that these things take time and were happy to wait for perfection. Overall the professionalism and passion for the craft that Ray and Casey gave to our wedding really shows in the pictures that we have, which made it worth everything! Thank you so much for all your efforts for our wedding, we couldn’t have asked for a better photography team!
Ray was great! We are so happy with the photos – so dreamy and the colours are beautiful! He was at the venue early and ready to go, and was so accommodating and flexible throughout the day. Other than that, everything was fantastic and I'd definitely recommend Ray for your wedding photos.
Ray lives and breathes photography and it shows in every photo he took at our wedding. He and his assistant blew us away with their ability to capture every moment of our day without anyone even realizing they were there! They arrived promptly at our coordinated time and were more organized than we were when it came to getting everyone where we all needed to be. Ray and his assistant were so harmonized and efficient that every moment was captured at every possible angle in the most beautiful ways! After the wedding, Ray continued to go above and beyond by sharing some photos with us early so we could get them printed for thank you cards. Not to mention how easy and enjoyable he was to work with - he's truly someone you'd just want to hang out and chat with. We will cherish our wedding photos forever thanks to Ray.
Ray exceeded our expectations! I came across Ray's name on a wedding website and contacted him not really knowing what to expect. From our first conversation, I knew that Ray would go above and beyond to meet our needs as clients. He was consistently easy to communicate with, responding quickly to phone calls, emails and texts. Ray was clear with pricing and open to all of our questions while booking. He provided multiple work samples before booking, as well as personal references. He welcomed and encourage questions and ideas we had, but also provided original and unique ideas of his own. Although he was excellent during the planning, it was the day of the wedding when he truly shined. Ray was flexible, supportive and attentive. He was focused on capturing the big and small moments of the day, but also determined to make the day as enjoyable as possible for us. At one point he even offered to take on "bridesmaid duties" by offering to make phone calls for me. We received our photos shortly after the day and were simply blown away. He captured so many wonderful moments and memories of our day. Ray included a beautiful mix of color, b&w and specialty edited shots. His style is creative and candid, without any of the cliche wedding shots. Our experience with Ray was outstanding and we whole heartedly recommend him to anyone seeking a photographer for their special day!
As soon as we had our phone interview, we both knew that Ray would be shooting our wedding. Ray made the process seem so simple and easy. Throughout the planning process Ray was very easy to talk to and made booking him the easiest part of our planning.
Fast forward to the wedding, Ray and Jared beat us to the church and already said they were out to the reception, scoping out places for photos , which greatly pleased my husband. Throughout the rest of the day, Ray and Jared both blended into the background. We both said we had no idea where they were.
My husband will easily admit he does not like his photos taken. Ray took the feedback and made it super easy for him. We both agreed, the best part of our day was when we took our portraits. Even though Ray and Jared were both there, it was the only moment when we were able to be alone. Not once did we feel pressured or over posed, we had fun and could relax!
Ray returned our photos in a very timely matter and I spent the morning crying. Not only did he capture our day but he captured memories/pictures that I didn't even know was happening. Our pictures came out gorgeous.
If you are looking for an easy process with beautiful elegant pictures and an amazing group of photographers, I highly recommend Weddings by Ray.
We were your typical nervous, awkward couple who freeze up when they see a camera and working with Ray blew our expectations out of the water. From the first shot we felt so comfortable with Ray behind the camera, and after spending the afternoon together we are so excited to see him again at our wedding. He was a delight to work with and will make you laugh and WILL capture your genuine personalities in each photo. It is so obvious Ray lives for his work and is personally invested in each couple he works with, not to mention his extreme talent. Thank you, Ray!