I could write novels about how special weddings are to me. The honor, the joy of walking alongside you during these incredible moments in life is a vast and tremendous blessing. Instead of gushing forever, I'll just let you scroll through here and see some truly beautiful people and places I've been lucky enough to know.

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Featured Weddings


Engagement sessions are nothin' but fun. We get to celebrate the fact that you're about to marry your favorite person and frolic about and explore a cool spot together, all while looking awesome! (Okay, you'll be looking awesome, I'm just along for the ride.) Engagement sessions rock because it's a chance for us to get to know each other before the big day. This way you'll feel more comfortable hangin' with me, and take comfort in the fact that this is all just one big beautiful adventure - and I can't wait to be there with you. 

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Featured Engagements



Based out of Virginia, Ray Photography Co. has a huge heart for people, traveling, and adventure.

I'm Ray, the freckle-faced photographer behind the lens of Ray Photography Co. I hope you've enjoyed cruising around my website! A few things you should know about me:

↟ I love people, and I love
making people happy, especially
by giving them beautiful
and meaningful photographs. 

↟ I am happiest with
my hiking boots on,
autumn in the air,
and my camera in my hand. 

↟ I married my best friend
in October of 2017
in the middle of the mountains
on a wild autumnal afternoon.
Best. Day. Ever.

↟ My philosophy involves capturing
real + genuine moments
and establishing a friendship
with my couples so that
they feel free to be themselves.

Currently, I am based in Arlington, Virginia but I love traveling to new and unique places.

Let's make something beautiful.




e-mail Hours

Monday - Friday

9:00AM - 5:00PM

A few of my favorite things...

Mountains, craft beer, big sweaters, mornings, my fluffy cat Cleo, wind, opera, tacos, community, Wes Anderson movies, laughing till my belly hurts, contra dancing, campfires, Grey's Anatomy, harmonizing and seeing live music.

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Ray was exceedingly easy to work with, and made us both feel so comfortable. Her photos were the perfect mix of creative and traditional, and her eye for composition and light is obvious. Our day was so beautifully captured!
— Kaitlin M.
One of the best things about working with Rachel is how quickly her sunny disposition can put you at ease. Neither of us are very comfortable in front of the camera, but we ended up with a stunning collection of photographs that felt 100% genuine. Her joy is truly contagious—no forced smiles in sight!
— Sara C.
She is timely, professional, personable, and incredibly talented. My husband and I had our engagement and our wedding photos done by Ray Photography Co. and still look at them almost every day. Any event, any time, she will produce what you want and will exceed all expectations! THANK YOU RAY!!
— Emily M.
Her upbeat personality and genuine love for people made our experience absolutely phenomenal. AND on top of everything else, we had all of our pictures back and edited within 2 weeks! She’s the best!
— Kitty R.
She was able to meet us at any location and had our engagement and wedding pictures back to us within a couple of weeks. She was unbelievably professional and I never felt as though I had to worry about what she was doing. If you are looking for someone to add to your wedding experience, look no further. She is truly the best!
— Summer S.


Write Ray! Let's go on an adventure.

I've loved photographing love for over 7 years now. I met my husband studying art in college. We got married in the mountains on a wild autumnal afternoon in October of 2017. I know what it's like to be in your shoes: super excited, a little nervous, and totally in love. Your pictures aren't just pictures; they're sacred moments frozen in time. They're a way for you to re-live these precious moments the way you love watching your favorite movies over and over...because you love the way they make you feel.  

Let's go somewhere beautiful. Let's have an awesome time together. Let's celebrate YOU!

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