An editorial eye.
An EASY approach.

Ryan Ray

Through a nuanced blend of elegant portraiture, intimate candid moments, and an instinctive ability to find beauty in every moment, Ryan creates natural and timeless images with a transportive, editorial feel that can be relived and enjoyed for years to come. From the second he picks up his camera, his goal is to make people feel beautiful and comfortable. With encouraging, positive energy he helps settle the butterflies, provides comfortable direction when needed, ensures room for subtlety when a moment unexpectedly unfolds, and is ready to get down when the music starts.

Named Top Photographer by Harper’s Bazaar, Brides, and Martha Stewart Weddings, his instinctual eye, thoughtful perspective, and joyful approach consistently create images ready for the page. Over the past 15 years, his work has been featured in print & online publications such as Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Martha Stewart Weddings, PEOPLE, Brides, The Knot, Southern Living, Style Me Pretty, Goop, as well as many others. 

Ryan Ray is based in Texas but travels worldwide for the majority of his work. His world is his wife, Cary, and their two sons, River + Rocky. The most important things to know about Ryan are: he loves people deeply, approaches his work with professionalism and enthusiasm, and he gives God glory for enabling him, through photography, to show others just how beautiful and unique they are.

“I’ve known and worked with Ryan for over 12 years, and he remains the inimitable touchstone of excellence and kindness in the industry. Ryan establishes sincere connections with each of his clients and their families, affording him an ease with his subjects that translates into effortlessly beautiful images. He brings contagious joy and a spirit of collaboration to every event, so working with him is a true pleasure. I brag on him to vendors and clients alike, and he still manages to exceeds the sky-high expectations every single time. It’s the reason my clients have chosen Ryan, again and again, to capture their most important moments."

Angel Swanson, Love & Splendor Events