MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR A VERY EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT!!
We are making a facebook live announcement on Tuesday at noon! We are so excited, we are hardly containing ourself. I am bursting at the seams anxiously awaiting being able to announce this! Make sure you are tuned into our facebook or instagram live at noon to find out the latest news with Marilyn Ray Photography
Can we talk about how stunning this maternity session was? Golden Hour was the perfect lighting and made the most amazing ambience for these pictures! We had the perfect location as well. That rustic, outdoor, unmanicured, area that just spoke to us. We did get eaten alive by mosquitos, but sometimes in order to have the most gorgeous pictures, you have to take the unbeaten path and deal with the elements. I had never met Kayla before this session and when she booked me, I knew it would be an instant connection. She wore the perfect dresses for the occasion and she posed so gracefully. The hat made the session even more boho and made a statement while still being very elegant. I adore these pictures!
BOUDOIR SESSIONS ... OUR BEST KEPT SECRET!
MARILYN RAYS BEST KEPT SECRET!
WE OFFER BOUDOIR SESSIONS.
MOST PEOPLE DON'T KNOW BECAUSE I DON'T ADVERTISE FOR IT.
USUALLY MY BRIDES ARE THE ONES THAT ARE INTERESTED IN THESE SO I OFFER A LITTLE SECRET EMAIL, OR FLYER FOR THEM.
I DO TAKE BOUDOIR SESSIONS AND AM DOING A LOT OF THEM!
THE ENGAGED, THE NEWLY MARRIED, THE SPECIAL BIRTHDAY, THE ANNIVERSARY,ETC.
THESE ARE EXTREMELY TASTEFUL, CLASSY, PRIVATE AND BEAUTIFUL SESSIONS.
I DO NOT PUT THE PICTURES OUT ON ANY KIND OF SOCIAL MEDIA FORUM UNLESS WE SPEAK ABOUT IT.
IT IS STRICTLY BETWEEN US AND YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER ONCE THEY RECEIVE THE PICTURES.
THAT IS WHY IT IS CALLED OUR BEST KEPT SECRET.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BOOKING A BOUDOIR SESSION PLEASE SEND ME A MESSAGE AND I'LL GIVE YOU ALLTHE DETAILS
When you have a mirror, use it!
Those Mirrors make the prettiest pictures and usually they are candid shots!
I aim for those candid shots so I scope out a mirror EVERY. SINGLE. TIME!
It usually involves them putting on the vail, earrings, a necklace, looking at their dress, etc and makes the most elegant pictures.
Those shots may not be something they will blow up and frame but they will most definitely put them in a photo album/book and show their children and their grandchildren for years and years.
CHRISTMAS THEME INDOOR SESSIONS
I'm have put out indoor Christmas theme sessions that will be set up EXTREMELY similar (if not exactly) to this.
These sessions will be on November 8th.
They are $75 for 15 minutes.
They are prepaid.
The sessions will start at 10am and run to 2pm (every 15 minutes).
These will be perfect for those Christmas cards if the bus isn't your style..(I have slots open for the bus as well)
Location will be announced closer to time.
If you purchase a session, I will be in touch with time slot options if I haven't spoken to you already.
Find your style and Stick to it when it comes to weddings!
I love a certain style for weddings but of course you can't choose the style your bride is going for. As a photographer, I have to go with the flow as far as the location, decor, colors, etc. that my bride has chosen. But the one thing I can control is where to put my bride and how to get some unordinary shots that she will forever remember. You want to make sure at least some of the pictures from the wedding are unique and not the same boring poses over and over. I usually research and think of different photos that I can catch her doing that will make her always remember this day. I am that photographer that loves the non traditional things. I beam from ear to ear when I get a bride that likes to do things outside the normal (the groom is usually always up for anything). She has on this beautiful wedding dress but she is ready and willing to get in that tall grassy field. I literally squeal with excitement. Below are some pictures of Brides that were willing to do some unordinary things on her wedding day. Some were even willing to get out in the rain in her dress after the ceremony and I LOVED her for it.
Grab A Theme Session And Have A GREAT TIME DOING IT!
I know I have said it before but a good theme session is my favorite thing! When the seniors have a theme, we have a great time with it. Themes can be anywhere from something you love to do, like fishing, Something you do for school activity, like basketball or football, Something you find yourself doing more often than you'd like, like the the pictures I took last year of a college student being at the laundry mat. Theme sessions say a lot about your personality and shows off a little of who you are no matter the age, or theme.
We had a great time last year with these sessions. Here are just a few of the smiling faces I had the opportunity of seeing.
The emotions of your wedding day
The emotions on your wedding day can be like a roller coaster ride. One second, you are on top of the world and the next, you are wiping away tears. Your dear friends are all gathered around you, celebrating you, and the love they have for you sines like a beacon. Your mom has cried a million times already and your dad is just barely hanging on. Seeing their beautiful little girl all grown up is a proud moment for them. The excitement of walking down the isle in just a few short hours paired with the emotional happiness you feel to have such special people in your life, is a proud moment for YOU. No wonder those emotions run high.
I am the person behind the lens for Marilyn Ray Photography. I have been been a lifestyle photographer for 5 years and have made my way into the wedding and marketing industry. I really enjoy what I do. I love being creative and stepping outside the ordinary box.