We the team. .


Selecting and Hiring a wedding photographer is an important investment in making memories of your special day last forever. Planning takes so much time and your time is just as valuable to us, therefore we only allow a few bookings a year to justify time and attention to our clients and their products. Ray Alvarez and his team make: Weddings By Ray. The go to Wedding & Videography team in the entire New York area. Some call us story tellers. New York is home and we cover many weddings here, but we also travel the country and different nations all the time, in the name of love.


We guarantee a day full of laughter, fantastic photographs, cinematic video and memories on a day that can be so blurry. As a team, we craft beautiful images and romantic cinematics that will wow your family and guests of the wedding. We all shoot in unison, with the same goal in mind and we share the same vision. We vow to never be pushy or be in the way of other vendors working your day. We make sure to capture love, laugh and romance while also letting you and your partner be yourselves. We shoot photo-journalistic/documentary style. Using many techniques, we capture the essence and the “real” moments of who, you two are. Candids are our favorites. Not only do we focus on you guys “the couple”, but we pay close attention the smiles, tears and memorable moments of your friends, family and guests of the event.

COMMUNICATION IS KEY IN ANY RELATIONSHIP. LET'S START WITH JUST THAT

HERE'S TO YOUR DAY! LET US TELL YOUR STORY


~ Our wedding ventures have landed us in the following beautiful cities, states & countries ~

Las Vegas, Miami, South Carolina, Aruba, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Atlanta,

Ray Alvarez

Photographer, Videographer & Editor


Ray Alvarez is a traveling wedding photographer based in Upstate New York. He covers weddings with a creative approach but documentary style, making sure to capture those raw candid emotions. Photographing professionally for over 6 years, Ray loves what he does. He has a relentless obsession with Sunsets & reflections and strives to incorporate them into his pictures. Ray has been blessed with incredible couples and he always expresses how honored he feels that they have trusted him to capture such important events in their lives. Ray believes photographs are lifelong snapshots of life’s most precious moments. They are a way to stop time in that moment and keep those feelings alive forever.


Casey Russell

Photographer


Pictured here with Ray, Casey (bottom left) is the soul of the team. Casey is a retired U.S Army Veteran. Shortly after his retirement he pursued a career in photography where he met Ray. They started working weddings together a short while after, and ever since have created a bond. When working together, Casey looks out for all possible angles and moments. However, if Casey is your lead photographer, I promise you a day full of laughter, relaxation on what can be a stressful day and a lifetime full of memories captured by a talented photographer.

Dennis Fernando

Photographer / Videographer



An adventurer, a chicken dad, and an amazing creative. Dennis is the lead videographer of the team. Whenever he isnt shooting videos, he is out with us as a lead or second photographer. We weren't kidding about the "Chicken Dad", Dennis does own a few of them. He is an awesome human, yet an even better photographer & videographer.

Julio Bravo

Photographer



Creative dancer first! Julio is an outstanding photographer who captures the essence of weddings. Creativity runs in him and as he is capturing your day, know that Julio will be capturing the best of it all, both candid and posed memories of your special day.

Kay Alvarez

Studio Manager - Makeup Artist


Assisting with day to day operations at the office, Kay (Ray's wife) is not only the backbone of the team but also the talented makeup artist behind (KAM). Kay has been in the wedding industry for a few years now. Working with brides from all over the country alongside their bridesmaids and more. She delivers a seamless experience to every client and creating their ultimate makeup look for the big day. Kay has a true love for makeup and strives to make each and every client feel beautiful on their special day.

Alex Sutton

Editor- Studio Manager



Alex is naturally an office clown. However when it comes to daily operations, Alex is helping with emails, scheduling, lead intake and more. Whenever he is not in the office, he is either working with us out on weddings as an assistant or second photographer or editing weddings with Ray.

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Raves & Reviews

Raves & Reviews

“Ray is not only an amazingly talented photographer, but also a really great person. From start to end, Ray made the process SO EASY for my fiancé and I. He was extremely flexible in scheduling our engagement shoot and traveled to Hoboken, NJ without hesitation. He did a stellar job in helping us feel really comfortable and relaxed during the shoot. We had so much fun and could just be ourselves without feeling like we were posing for pictures. Ray’s eye for details and aesthetic are so unique!”

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