Candid of Ray Alvarez capturing a photo of members of the wedding party

Candid of Ray Alvarez capturing a photo of members of the wedding party


Weddings are just fabulous, aren’t they? The fun, the glamour, the family, the friends, (dare I say…) the gifts! Between the photographer, the venue, the cake, the caterer, the flowers, the DJ (and so forth), there’s a lot to pay for to make this big party happen. And then, after the wedding, you’ve got the honeymoon and then the meeting with your photographer where you decide that you want more than your package offers. It all adds up!

At Weddings By Ray, we get this and we offer several payment options. Wedding packages are generally paid for in two or three installments with no interest. After your wedding, any extras follow a similar approach. Naturally, we take paper with portraits of dead presidents if you’ve got that hanging around in abundance. We take checks, no problem. (We don’t really like getting them back from the bank, so there is a charge if that happens.) And, naturally we accept credit cards.

Maybe putting together your dream wedding experience is going to put some strain on your credit card(s). Well, fear not, we have an idea for you.  To help with your overall wedding financing (for all of your vendors), we partner with Finance to put all of your wedding expenses in one spot.

WHO IS PROMISE FINANCIAL? Promise Financial is the only consumer lending platform focused on weddings, and is dedicated to improving the way you pay by providing innovative financing products.

All the details about financing can be found here. We invite you to take a look to decide if this might be the right choice for you and your fianceé.

About Ray Alvarez

I am an experienced traveling photographer based in Upstate, New York. I shoot weddings from the beautiful suburbs of New York to the wonderful boroughs of NYC. I was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. I would love to introduce myself to you as your potential photographer and not only build a professional relationship but also maintain it to capture your future memories.

My job and of course passion is to capture images of your significant day and make them last forever. I am an outgoing and friendly person, I always bring new ideas to the table while welcoming any thoughts and ideas you may have. I work with everyone and all kinds of cultures/religions. I support and am ready to book same sex marriages. It would be an honor to work with you and your partner on the day of your matrimony.

Information about Package Contents

(Signature Album Cover Options)

Leather - The album covers are made of genuine Italian full grain leather. These moisture resistant leathers age beautifully with a rich patina. The leather comes in the following colors: Ash, Nightfall, Polar, Walnut.

Custom Image - Customize the cover of your Signature Album with your very own design. The design will be printed on one of four substrates and will wrap around the entire cover of your album. If selecting canvas, your image is printed on canvas substrate and a coat of lamination is added for protection. Glossy covers are printed on E-Surface photographic paper with a coat of high gloss lamination applied. Our Fuji Pearl option is printed on Fuji Pearl photographic paper with high gloss. Satin Covers are made of E-Surface photographic paper with a coat of matte lamination on top 

Linen - Our linen line is made of a beautiful linen blend and features an assortment of colors to highlight your imagery. Colors are: Ebony, Sand & Tusk.

Foil Stamping - Add foil stamping in Black, Copper, Gold, Matte Gold, Granite, Silver or Matte Silver to Leather covers. Choose from Alana Pro or Garage Gothic font. Up to three lines of text can be stamped on the cover (28 characters per line) in the lower center or lower right corner of the front cover or lower center of the inside back cover.

Debossing - Choose a sentimental title and even add a date to be pressed into the front center of your cover with up to two lines of text (22 characters per line). Select Dessau Pro or Garage Gothic font, in Blind (no color), Black, Copper, Gold, Matte Gold, Granite, Silver or Matte Silver.

Editing, Post-Production & Retouching

The post production time is an important side of my service. As stated above, all your final images will be edited. (Edited: color corrected, exposure corrected, tilting) Please refer to example 1. To summarize you will get a great looking image. The BEFORE image shows what the photo looked like from the camera, the AFTER image shows what it will look like once edited. The second example resembled an "extra special retouched edit". Depending on the final package you select, you will get a specific amount of "special edits" or in better terms retouched images. These images will be used for your specialty prints, album or extras (if any). This retouching goes beyond standard editing and things like blemishes and minor edits can be made. Colors can be changed, and text can be added. The second example shows Before and Afters of what a standard edited image looks like, compared to a retouched image.