MEET MARILYN RAY
The Photographer behind the lens
I have traveled for photography to many places and states. I love all things outdoors and nature. I am a big hiker, and kayaker. I love the water and breathtaking views. I have hiked some pretty amazing places and am an avid outdoor adventurer. I have kayaked 18 miles of the Colorado river, seen many sunrises on peaks, repelled cliffs, and fell in love with waterfalls. I feel the most alive while being outdoors in nature. The one thing that rings true with me every single time I see a new summit view, is the fact I will cry. It is so extraordinary what nature can do for the soul. I will be the photographer who gets in a creek bed or who will hike to the top of a peak to get the shot of you in a wedding dress with no questions asked. I feel like my passion for this beautiful life really comes through in the pictures I take. On your wedding day, I will be your cheerleader, your best friend, and your pep talk. We will get through the day .. whichever way you choose, together!
A quick secret people don't know: Marilyn Ray Photography is named after my grandmother. I wanted a name that is unique, elegant, beautiful, graceful, catchy, and would really stand out. My grandmother kept coming to mind. So I grabbed her first name and my daughters middle (who is named after her and my grandfather) and put them together. I am certain the choice I made for the name of this business was pure perfection. It fits me to a "T" and I absolutely do not mind being called Marilyn at all.
I was told almost everyday by my grandmother (who Marilyn Ray Photography is named after) "you can be whoever you want to be. Find your passion, your creative gift, and chase it". So, here I am, doing just that.
"BEST OF GEORGIA" WINNER!
Published in Voyage ATL in 2022! Click the link below to see the article!
I received the Muscogee moms choice award for "favorite photographer" in 2015 and 2016 . I received the readers choice award for "favorite photographer" in 2018. I was also nominated for "favorite photographer" in 2019. In 2020, I was nominated for "favorite photographer" and won "couples choice" award. My pictures were published in a local magazine SVM for a wedding I photographed. In 2021, I was nominated for "favorite photographer" and won "couples choice" again. I was also nominated and Won "BEST OF GEORGIA" for the year of of 2021 which was announced in January of 2022! I love all my clients for helping me receive such amazing awards so far by voting for me!! I truly enjoy this job of mine and am truly blessed by the clients I have had a pleasure of photographing. To new inquiries, Thank you for considering me to be your photographer!