Ray Alvarez | Photographer

"it's not a photoshoot, it's an experience ™"

—Ray alvarez

The Story of a Photographer

Welcome to the captivating world of Shoot With Ray: the brand for international photographer Ray Alvarez, where moments come to life through the lens of creativity and passion. With an illustrious career spanning seven years in the dynamic field of photography, I, Ray Alvarez, am not just a photographer but a storyteller, capturing the essence of life's most cherished moments.

My journey in photography has been a remarkable exploration of artistry and human connection. Specializing in creative portraits and immortalizing the beauty of people via portraits and weddings, I have had the privilege of turning fleeting moments into timeless memories. The camera, in my hands, becomes a conduit for emotion, weaving narratives that transcend the ordinary.

In addition to my role as a visual storyteller, I have recently embraced the exciting venture of sharing my knowledge and experiences as an educator and speaker in the realm of photography. My passion for the craft extends beyond the act of capturing images; it encompasses the joy of imparting wisdom and demystifying the art for others.

I understand that not everyone feels at ease in front of the camera, and that's where my expertise shines. I make it my mission to create a comfortable and enjoyable environment, allowing individuals to relax and be themselves during the photographic experience. Every smile, every glance, and every nuance is meticulously captured to reflect the authentic beauty of each person and moment.

As an educator, my goal is to break down the barriers that may hinder someone from embracing the art of photography. Through workshops, presentations, and one-on-one interactions, I aim to make photography accessible to all, regardless of skill level or familiarity with the craft. I believe that everyone has the potential to discover their unique perspective and unleash their creativity through the lens.

Join me on this enriching journey where passion meets expertise, and where every click of the shutter tells a compelling story. Whether you are seeking a photographer to capture your special moments or looking to embark on your own photographic journey, I'm here to inspire, teach, and create lasting memories.

The Duo: Love & Beauty

What truly sets my work apart is the dynamic collaboration with my wife (Kay Alvarez), a nationally recognized makeup artist. Together, we form a formidable team, collectively known as "The Duo," elevating beauty portraiture to new heights.

Our collaboration extends beyond the professional realm; it is a partnership built on mutual respect, shared creativity, and a deep understanding of each other's craft. Working hand-in-hand, we bring a unique blend of photography and makeup artistry to our projects, ensuring a seamless fusion of aesthetics that celebrates the inherent beauty of every individual.

Specializing in the beauty industry has been a transformative aspect of my career, and I owe a significant portion of my success to the invaluable contribution of my wife. The magic happens when our respective talents converge, resulting in portraits that not only capture the external allure but also unveil the inner radiance of each subject.

Our commitment to creating captivating beauty portraits extends to 95% of our assignments, making "The Duo" synonymous with excellence in the realm of beauty photography. Whether it's a glamorous photoshoot, a wedding celebration, or a personal portrait session, we bring a unique perspective and a collaborative spirit that ensures every image tells a compelling story.