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On WeddingWire since 2021

Last update: April 2024

Ray's expertise lies in capturing the raw beauty of unscripted moments and telling authentic love stories through her lens. With a keen eye for detail and a knack for capturing the emotions that make each moment unique, Ray creates photographs that are both timeless and captivating. Whether it's the joyous laughter shared during a wedding ceremony or the quiet, intimate moments between loved ones, Ray's photographs effortlessly convey the true essence of the occasion. Her dedication to her craft and her ability to create images that evoke emotions have earned her recognition and publication, making her a trusted and sought-after photographer for those who want their special moments captured in the most genuine and meaningful way possible.

Services Offered

Ray commits to one event per day, to ensure that clients receive all the coverage they want during their special day. Ray specializes in contemporary, photojournalistic styles, and will use natural light as often as possible. Couples will receive their final photos as digital files, with the option for prints, proofs, albums, and other physical memorabilia. In addition to your big day, Ray can also schedule engagement, boudoir, and trash-the-dress photo sessions.

Frequently asked questions

What primary photographic style do you identify with?

Contemporary
Photojournalism
Portraiture

What photography services do you offer?

One event per day
Add'l hours
Boudoir shoot
Engagement shoot
High-res
Multi. locations
Trash the dress

What photography items do you offer?

Albums
Canvas
Digital files
Flush mount
Matted prints
Prints
Proofs
Save the date
Thank you cards

What is the starting price for your wedding photography services?

$3,300

Which of the following are included in the starting price?

One event per day
Digital files
Engagement shoot
High-res
Multi. locations
Slideshow

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$3,300

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

One event per day
Add'l hours
Boudoir shoot
Digital files
Engagement shoot
High-res
Multi. locations
Slideshow / montage
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Reviews for Ray Photography + Design

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Katherine
Katherine D. Sent on 17/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic Experience!

Ray did a great job shooting our wedding. She checked in with us ahead of time, gave great tips to make the day run smoothly, gave great direction to us, and came up with beautiful pictures. So many of our wedding guests mentioned how awesome she was. I really feel so lucky that we ended up with Ray as our photographer.
Nicole
Nicole G. Sent on 26/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Extremely happy!

We just got our wedding photos back from Ray and we absolutely love them and have gotten so many compliments on them already.
She was also awesome to work with. We did an engagement shoot with her as well as our wedding, which was really nice to get to know her and how she works before the big day. As someone who doesn't love getting their photo taken, she makes you feel at ease and gives you direction while also allowing your own personality to come through. She is extremely professional and responded to my emails very quickly.
Overall it was a wonderful experience and we are very happy that she photographed our wedding because we have a lot of very special moments captured forever. Would definitely recommend.
Emily
Emily Sent on 23/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Lovely Photography

We were so happy Ray was able to capture our wedding day. She not only took stunning pictures but also captured the emotions of our wedding day. Ray is also very skilled at taking lovely photos efficiently, we had a concise time frame for taking photos as we had an evening wedding but Ray was able to work very quickly. She is not only a fantastic photographer, but very easy to work with and made us feel comfortable and directed our shoot very well. She knew all the best spots for our location! Ray also took stunning engagement photos for us. We love our photos! They will help us remember our engagement and wedding day for years. We will be sure to recommend her to our friends and use her services for any future photography needs we have.
Caitlin
Caitlin B. Sent on 13/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

We had the best experience!

I can't say enough good things about Ray - she is an incredibly talented photographer (we got wedding and engagement photos with her and they turned out absolutely beautiful), she made me and my husband feel so comfortable during the process (we are both camera shy), and she was so communicative from day one, answering my questions and helping everything come together for the big day. Definitely hire her!
Marisa
Marisa H. Sent on 14/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Such a Joy

Ray has fantastic energy and was a joy to work with. She made us feel comfortable during the shoot and explored exciting shots. The photos came out so beautifully and captured the moments of our perfect day.
Sara
Sara V. Sent on 22/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely Thrilled

I cannot even begin to explain how amazing working with Ray was! Professional, kind, fun! We are so thrilled with both our engagement and wedding photos!! You cannot go wrong working with her 鉂わ笍
Jessica
Jessica K. Sent on 02/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Ray is the best! :)

Ray has done our engagement, wedding and anniversary photos and always does the most amazing job!
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Zari L. Sent on 18/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Zari + Cam

When I was looking for photographers for my husband and I鈥檚 wedding, I knew I wanted someone who could give me a piece of artwork; not just traditional photos. I wasn鈥檛 sure how I was going to get exactly what I wanted because my husband and I are very camera shy and keep to ourselves. But Ray made us feel so comfortable and the photos were effortless and efficient. The session didn鈥檛 take long and she was very considerate of me being cold, as I was in a sleeveless dress in the snow. I love my photos and would definitely recommend Ray Photography for couples like us.
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Brandon Q. Sent on 24/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Just amazing

Ray was absolutely amazing. Lots of communication prior to wedding. Flexible with changes to photo shoot time. Brainstormed locations with us. Overall awesome! If you can book Ray for your wedding, you won't be dissapointed.
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Shyloh W. Sent on 18/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing!!! Fun!

Ray was amazing to work with and had such good ideas! Easy going, and so much fun to work with!!! I highly would recommend her to anyone for anything. Made us feel very comfortable and she鈥檚 very down to earth! Not a 10/10, a 100/10!!! We鈥檙e so in love with all our pictures, can鈥檛 thank you enough for capturing all these breath taking moments
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Awards

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Ray Photography + Design Real Weddings

Melissa & Roy
15 Photos 路 01/Apr/2024
Katherine & Anthony
28 Photos 路 30/Mar/2024
Nicole & Jon
33 Photos 路 24/Feb/2024
Zari & Cam
31 Photos 路 12/Feb/2024
Caitlin & Artemij
13 Photos 路 28/Oct/2023
Erin & Cam
21 Photos 路 16/Sep/2023

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Meet the team

Ralaina
Ralaina
Photographer + Designer

Hi!! My name is Ralaina but everyone calls me Ray :)

I am a full time photographer and designer based in Okotoks, Alberta. My passion lies in creating emotive, organic and lasting memories for my clients.

I am the photographer who will laugh with you, cry with you, cheer for you and get you all amped up and camera ready for your special occasion -- be it your engagement, boudoir or wedding session, I have your back!!

A few notable mentions:
鈥 I love animals -- if you have pets, BRING THEM!!
鈥 I love 'LOVE' and I will make you do the cheesiest things to get those shots, so please be prepared to giggle and have fun!
鈥 I understand that not everyone is comfortable in front of the camera but together, we'll get thru it. I promise :)
鈥 If you want to travel and explore, my wanderlust is perpetual and I'm ALWAYS GAME.

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Calgary T1S 2L9 Calgary (Alberta)

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