the blog.

Mar 8, 2018

To Flash or Not to Flash… That is the question. Over the years of shooting outside I sometimes needed to rely on that UGLY flash.  Never really cared to use it because I didn’t know how to use it.  I often struggled with using flash.  Why?  Well, because it looks like crap!  My photographs looked […]

Mar 1, 2018

Women’s Photography 39 ish…     Everyone gets to go through those major decade milestones, even me…. At 20 I was starting my life.  30, I was celebrating my family. 40, I was celebrating my accomplishments.  And, at 50, I was thinking about minimizing, however that didn’t work. I was still buying crap.  We all have […]

Feb 19, 2018

It was just a “flash” when I can remember my children being this tiny, time does not stop.  As a father,  raising my children I sometimes feel that I didn’t give them enough attention. I was working hard to provide the things a family needs.  We did however spend quality time together, fishing, camping, and […]

Feb 4, 2018

My great friend Wayne Coombs that has since passed once said to me “isn’t it nice to revisit art.” At first, I didn’t understand until he showed me. There’s been times when I re-visit a client’s home and I get to see their family portrait that I did years ago, and sometimes I look at […]

Jan 30, 2018

As we approach Valentine’s day the studio gets busy, usually photographing women in Boudoir type shoots.  They come in to be photographed for their husband, boyfriend and sometimes for themselves.  In addition to that, we also book our famous “Ladies Night Out” event, which includes five to six friends, a little wine and a ton […]

Jan 22, 2018

A couple of years ago I had the opportunity and privilege to video tape my son Vince here in the studio.  Everyone always brags about their children; however, I must say that Vince is a super talented musician.  He left for LA a few years ago to “make it big” out there and being so […]

Jan 18, 2018

Whenever I get asked to photograph a couple, whether they have been married for many years or maybe it’s an engagement…it doesn’t matter, I love doing these photo shoots, it’s amazing how much love is in the air, romance spilling and soft touching, these make awesome lifetime images. Relationships are very special, whether you’ve been […]

Jan 16, 2018

Goodbye 2017! I have to say that I’m glad it’s over.  This is going to be my first official post that “I DO” on my own, so no editing, no perfect grammar, just ME.  I’m really not a good writer, however I will try to make my posts going forward easy to read, hopefully entertaining […]

Jan 2, 2018

Every year Ray spends time with the Space Coast Porsche Club of America to create their annual calendar. (We all know about his love of Porsches) Each of the months features a member of the club and their beloved sports car. Each of the pages is auctioned off and this year the calendar was a […]

Dec 15, 2017

Meet the Kenney family! We had the opportunity of getting to know them recently when they were picked to appear on the Baytree neighborhood magazine that Ray does the covers for monthly. I took a few minutes to chat with mom, Kim, about her family and her experience and wanted to share. Kim is a […]