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TESTIMONIALS

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"We just had our first family photos taken by Ray and they are beautiful!! We wanted to make sure to get a few of our daughter on her own since she's about to turn one and COVID kept us inside for almost the last year. We are just so impressed with the shots that Ray took, really capturing our little doll. He was so professional, worked quickly (important with a baby!), and is just really nice and easygoing. If you have the chance to book Ray, you won't be disappointed!" - Erica

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"Raymond was very professional. We felt very comfortable around him, which allowed us to take organic and natural shots. We love his work, and we recommend him to our friends and family." -Ted & Sally

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"Where do I start?! Raymond is phenomenal. He did our engagement pictures, as well as our wedding pictures. And captured every important moment beautifully. He makes you feel comfortable in front of the camera and most importantly Raymond feels like a friend. He went above and beyond on my wedding day to help with little details when he could tell I was overwhelmed. Overall, I would definitely hire Raymond again." - Angel

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"Ray’s photography skills are amazing! Both our engagement and wedding photos turned out so beautiful. He captured every detail and some of the most special moments from our wedding. Truly grateful and blessed to have had him as our photographer! Highly recommend!" - Andrea

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"Ray took our engagement photos and we really enjoyed working with him. The photos were beautiful!! Ray was very professional and sent us the photos in a timely manner. Definitely recommend." - CiCi

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"Raymond was very easy to work with. My wife and I loved our engagement photos. Another thing we like about Raymond was that he was open to suggestions. He was willing to drive far out for a good place to take pictures. Highly recommended. Thank you Raymond! "- Sally & Ted

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"Ray recently photographed my wedding. The venue was at a winery in Temecula, CA. He did a fantastic job capturing the amazing scenery. My wife was estatic when we received his work. We went through the pictures at least 4 times ourselves and everytime a family member sees them for the first time they are blown away by his work. Ray will forever be our go to family photographer! Thank you forever capturing the most special day of my life." - Priscilla & Jose

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"I talked to a lot of photographers before choosing Raymond. I had good vibes about him from the start, so when it came time to choose, I knew he was the one. He is extremely responsive, super friendly and arrived just on time to our engagement shoot! This was our first time taking photos, but Raymond was so patient with us (and our dog!) and directed us with all poses. We received our photos back exactly 2 weeks after and I was blown away by the editing/mood of the photos. Truly exactly what I wanted/imagined. I’d definitely recommend Raymond for anyone looking for a great, easy-going photographer. Can’t wait for the wedding. Thank you so much Raymond!" - Angel

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"Let’s just say Raymond is one of the best photographer I have ever got. He really worked with our schedule, did not let us down, he literally had great photos of us, I will definitely recommend him, I would definitely keep him in mind for my future events because he just does an amazing job. Also the price is very reasonable because he will work with you:) Thank you Raymond for the amazing photos and you are really great." - Zelene

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"Very happy with Raymond’s work. He is very easy to work with. He captures those intimate moments that you want to remember for the rest of your life. Such a reasonable price for his amazing quality of work. Thank you so much Raymond!" - Aracelli

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"This is the second year we’ve had Raymond take our family photos. He’s an excellent photographer! We, again, absolutely LOVE our photos and will cherish them and their memories forever! Raymond is very kind, patient, accommodating, good with children and all around a good guy! I recommend him 100%!
- Ellie

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"We used Ray last year for our Family photos with a beach location. He was so friendly, patient and calming. When we received the photos soon after we were more then thrilled with what he captured. So when it was time for this year’s photos there was no question that we would use him again. This year we did a mountain location. We just received the pictures and again we are ecstatic. The only hard decision is which great photo to use. Highly recommend Ray!" -Molly

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"Loved Ray!! He was great! Loooved the pictures and really got some good, unique shots of our humble little wedding." - Anna

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"This review is long overdue. We had the pleasure of having Raymond take both our engagement photos and wedding photos. I am so glad that we had that first session with him so that he could get to know us and we could learn his style. Raymond was so good about accommodating our needs and requests. He is a true professional, but at the same time very easy going and warm. I am not normally a big fan of how I look in photos. Raymond did such a wonderful job of making me look amazing in my pictures. Our wedding photos are something that I will always treasure. They are beautiful and really reflect the fun that we had at our wedding. And the communication during all of his process was great. Raymond is a true natural with a gift. I am so glad that he was a part of our big day and I would definitely recommend him for all of your photo needs!" - Dominique

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"I, literally, feel like we found the best photographer for the occasion. Raymond was prompt, professional, but, most importantly, chill. He's such a cool guy, and really adds to the structure of your occasion, while simultaneously capturing the entire event with a camera. The aesthetic of his look highlighted the occasion, and made us look WAY better than I'm sure we actually did at the time. Oh, and the shots of the dog were outstanding. We appreciate you, Raymond. Thanks for being, literally, the best." -TJ & Grady

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"Raymond was the first vendor we booked and we couldn't have found a better photographer to photograph our wedding! Off the bat, we could tell he was passionate about his work which made us so much more excited to work with him. Our photos are beautiful and we are so happy we can look back and enjoy that day over again through our photos. Raymond was incredibly professional throughout the entire process of planning, a joy to work with, and made himself easy to reach if we had any questions or requests regarding our photos up to the day of our wedding. He worked with us months in advance to get a feel for the theme we were going for, as well as us as a couple so he could take the best photos of our special day. He went over every detail with us a week before the wedding to make sure he would capture the most important things to us and on the day of our wedding, he was on time with all of his equipment, shooting photos of our venue well before the ceremony began. He gave us an amazing deal for excellent service and we couldn't be happier with our photos! If you are looking for a professional photographer that is friendly, fun, and great to work with, I highly reccomend working with Raymond! You will not be dissapointed!" -Jessica

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"Ray is the absolute best! His talent is incredible and love the way he captured our wedding day! He's super personable and easy going; it makes taking these pictures so laid back and loose so that way your photos turn out natural. I can't thank him enough for always taking such perfect pictures!" - Melissa

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"Loved our engagement photos! He even let us include our wild 3 year old in some pics and let her come and “assist”(no sitter, sorry Ray! And thank you again). And Raymond will be shooting our wedding in the near future! He’s great!! Would deff recommend! " - Anna

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"Ray did an awesome job on our engagement photos! If you are looking for easy-to-work-with, responsive, smart, professional photographer, Ray is your guy! This was our first photoshoot at all and we haven't had any idea what to do: he gave us good directions on how to pose and what to do. It felt weird at the beginning but we connected and got used to this situation very quickly so that we basically forgot that we have been photographed. We got our photos faster than expected, which is amazing when you are so curious how everything turned out! All of our pictures are on point and captured perfectly our engagement and love. If we were not living back in Switzerland, he definitely would do our wedding photography as well. So, girls and guys whenever you look for a (wedding) photographer Ray is definitely the first person I would ask! Such a talent! Thank you so much!" - Susanne

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"Raymond did an excellent job with my proposal pictures. He was extremely easy to work with and he went above and beyond to make the moment very special for my fiancé and me. He made the pictures look very natural and I could not be more satisfied! I highly recommend Raymond!" - Kyle

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"Ray did an amazing job photographing us, not only did he photograph my now husband and I, he also caught beautiful moments with my two Great Danes for our complimentary engagement shoot. He’s very patient and has a good eye for unique poses. He worked quickly to get our photos back to us. He was very professional and I’d definitely recommend him to anyone wanting professional quality pictures. My wedding pictures were adorable, I love every single one of the hundreds that we received. Thank you Ray for the beautiful memories that’ll last us a lifetime. I love all the candid shots that I requested!" - Wendy

"If you are looking for an absolutely incredible photographer, Raymond is without a doubt your guy. We planned to do our engagement shoot while on vacation in Palm Springs, so we didn’t have a lot of details on what to expect. He was so go with the flow and accommodating. We even changed locations the day before the shoot and he was quick to respond and say not a problem. I was pretty nervous about it all and he was put all of those feelings at ease. The turn around time on getting our photos back was far faster than expected, which is amazing when you’re an anxious bride to be! All of our pictures are so beautiful I have no idea how we will pick just one for our save the date. What a problem to have! Now I’m just wishing we didn’t live 1,000 miles away so he could do our wedding! I am beyond certain that having him do photos on our wedding day would make me breathe a sigh of relief because they would all be out of this world perfect." - Candace

"I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Ray! He's personable, punctual and made the whole shoot fun and easy. Got our engagement photos back and couldn't love them more! His talent is absolutely incredible! I can't wait for the wedding to have even more amazing moments perfectly captured." - Melissa

"Raymond did an excellent job ❤️ Completely satisfied and so happy 😊" - Nancy

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"My fiancé and I used Ray for our engagement photos. We never did a professional photo shoot before so we were a little nervous. Ray made it so fun and very easy going. He directed us with poses the whole time. I will definitely use him again the next time we need photos taken. THANK YOU!!! " - Lauren

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"Raymond is an excellent photographer!! He truly delivers the complete package not only providing the most amazing shots but also he is the most personable individual being pleasant, patient and with a nice disposition to meet your expectations. I was most surprised to learn that he drove 60 miles (one-way) to meet us for one-hour job and to add even more he greeted us with a pleasant smile after our own late arrival. He surely captures every moment and pose desired. Although we hired him for a set number of shots, he carried on non-stop and even when my daughter went to change outfits, he offered to take more pictures of us so he was not just standing there. We are extremely pleased with the individual and family pictures!! which he delivered timely and as promised. HE DEFINITELY DELIVERS YOUR MONEY'S WORTH PLUS MORE. RAYMOND IS WITHOUT A DOUBT THE MOST PROFESSIONAL, EXPERIENCED AND PLEASANT PHOTOGRAPHER. HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM." - Patty

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"I am so happy with our maternity photos. Ray had a lot of patience and was super helpful getting my 3 year old involved. We will be going back to him soon. Very professional and reliable. "- Monica 

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"Raymond is great! He was really fun to work with and took some great shots of me and my fiancé for our engagement photos. He was super flexible and photographed us at sun set at Knapp’s Castle in SB. I really loved the lighting in his photos and was not disappointed with how they turned out! Also I really liked the website he uses for his galleries. It’s user friendly and straight forward." - Leah

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"Raymond was so great! As soon as we talked to him, he was very relatable and easy to talk to. His pictures are BEAUTIFUL and everyone that we've shared them with 100% agree. I can't wait to hang our pictures in our new home!" - Linzi

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"Raymond is the best! He recently photographed my small bridal shower party and the photos are amazing. He was super professional and responsive throughout the whole process. He has a great personality and that was a big plus for me on my special day. His turn around time was super quick and he let me know as soon as the photos were available. If I hadn't already booked my wedding photographer, I would ask Raymond. Definitely will use his services in the future." - Naira

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"Ray was very prepared for our elopement shoot and made us both feel comfortable! He took lovely photos that weren't overedited and gave us literally hundreds of options in a Google Drive folder, and even went out of his way to add more photos that I remembered from the shoot. He was a joy to work with and totally accommodating. I've never seen better photos of myself." - Maddy

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"I hired Raymond to take pictures of me to get some better results on a dating site.  He did an awesome job with capturing many expressions, getting me to relax,  and be more "natural" while posing. I was incredibly happily surprised with the photos he produced!  He was truly a pleasure to interact with throughout the photo shoot, and I would recommend him to anyone, and will use him again!" - Laurie

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"I’m so happy I decided to book Raymond to do the photography for my wedding! He was absolutely amazing! The photos he took turned out amazing! Raymond was so easy to talk to and feel comfortable around. I had showed him a couple shots I wanted to do and he made sure they got done! He also got the pictures done very fast and the editing is amazing! I would definitely hire Raymond again in the future!"
-Brittney M.

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"If I could check all 5 highlights I would. Raymond captured some very special and beautiful moments of my family and myself during our photo shoot. The lighting, composition and overall editing skills are amazing. He was kind, patient (I have two little ones) and made us feel very comfortable during our shoot. Very quick to respond as well. We could not be happier with our family photos! If you’re looking for a great photographer with a professional but still positive vibe, call Raymond!" - Elie

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"We just got out pictures for the family photoshoot we did last week. Raymond is a joy to work with. He showed up earlier to scoop out the location we selected and was wonderful with kids. We got some rare pictures of my son smiling." - Irina

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"Raymond was a pleasure to work with. He made the family reunion more special." - Jennie

"Very fast turn around time, super easy to work with, and nice quality photos. Thanks again!" - Maggie

"Raymond did an excellent job! He communicated perfectly, and most importantly, the photos were some of the best I have seen. I highly recommend and will work with again!" -Elan, www.sellandlots.com

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"I hired Raymond for family portraits. He is willing to work with your requests and is very easy going. He has prompt responses and arrived on time. We received our photos quickly and they came out great!!" -Jackie J.

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"We partnered with Raymond to do holiday photos for us and I'm so pleased with working with him and how our photos came out. Raymond was so patient with us and our 5 month old son. He captured several great photos (especially of our son who hasn't learned to smile without the assistance of Mom or Dad) and his photographs were beautiful. We were able to get our proofs within a few days and our final HR images a few short days after that. He had several great ideas for poses and took several impromptu moments that we would never have gotten ourselves. The images he captured for us are images that we will get to cherish of our first son. He was a joy to work with and we look forward to hiring him again in the future." - Susie

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