September 21, 2009


I had SO much fun at this wedding – it was amazing! I’ve known members of alex’s family my whole life, but had never met alex until he and kelly came into the palette one night. they were talking about their engagement and upcoming wedding and one thing led to another ane kelly left with my photography information. A bit later she called me and we set up to meet and I was thrilled when they decided that they wanted to work with me. they have such great energy and joy when they’re together. as their wedding day approached, kelly and I got together to scout out photo locations which was a lot of fun. kelly and alex had specifically set aside a good chunk of time for photos in 3 different areas in berlin and assateague and we had such a gorgeous day!



I LOVE this shot – this was right after the ceremony while we were in the back room of the church – their excitement is contagious




kelly and I discovered this tree during our scouting expedition and I love the way the branches appear to embrace them


this was taken on the back deck of the family boathouse and the colors just POP




work it girl! kelly just wanted to have a good time and get some fun photos – getting down onto the sand? yep!




okay – now this is one of the cooler things I’ve ever seen at a reception….. kelly & alex’s cake is pictured above, and behind it is a curtain. you wouldn’t really think anything of it, but I and a handful of people knew what was behind it. kelly’s parents were celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary a couple of weeks after her wedding – so kelly has her baker create an exact replica of her parents wedding cake. kelly even went on ebay to find the same topper and plastic swans. so after kelly and alex cut their cake, the MC told the crowd of the upcoming anniversary and then the curtain was pulled back to reveal the surprise – it was SO great and so emotional – I loved it!!!


her mom’s reaction is priceless!


these last 2 photos were taken during their last dance and I adore that they are just so blissed out all the way to the end!


716thank you THANK YOU kelly and alex for allowing me to play a part in your amazing wedding – the whole day was so special and filled with joy from beginning to end and I love love LOVED it!! I loved your families, your band, the toast and especially the two of you! you’re an amazing couple and I know you’ll have the happiest of future together!

  • These are gorgeous! Love the beach images, and the parents’ wedding cake replica is too cute! Nice work!

  • Raye, You did the best job………We are so thrilled with the pics……..We love you for the great day…Linda and Bud Haughey mom and dad of the bride and sooooo proud of it….

  • your wedding was beautiful. between getting married in a town like berlin and getting gorgeous pics taken on the beach,it could not have been a better day!

  • Becca Dougherty

    Raye – you did amazing work with this wedding! the shots are amazing, you captured kelly and alex in their simple laugh-at-life attitude, you worked with kelly to fit in everything she wanted and made it so absolutely worth it. The shots around Berlin capture it. great work and fun time! – becca

  • I think pictures are the most important thing on a wedding day and WOW did you do a great job!!! I know Kelly is thrilled with them…these pictures captured the love!!

  • Unbelievable photography. You really captured the emotions of the day in photo’s. Wish my girls weren’t married already, YOU would be the photographer of choice!!

  • Sherry Kovalchik

    The most beautiful pictures I’ve seen in a long time.

  • Great pics!! Kelly made a beautiful bride:)


  • Raye, Kelly & Alex made an excellent choice having you do their photography of the wedding. You had some great unique ideas and it makes me happy when I see my daughter’s face when she is looking at the pictures. Thanks for making her memories special.

  • Beautiful pictures!! I LOVE the porfin dr can just feel the happiness radiating from you two…what a gorgeous couple and amazing day!

  • GREAT pictures! Emotions were captured beautifully.

  • I like the one with kelly’s mom crying. Id cry too if i my daughter married alex.

  • LOVE these pictures!

  • What beautiful pictures! I can’t decide what one is my favorite. Kelly and Alex- it is so obvious that you love each other.

  • This is kelly’s brother, this was the best wedding I’ve ever been to. You did a great job with hues and whatnot, something bout your style is really awesome and professional. Thank you for shootin my sister’s wedding.

  • Amazing wedding and beautiful pictures!! I had a great time:)

  • Loretta Bennett

    Pictures are absolutely beautiful! They really capture Kelly as the shining beautiful & gorgeous girl she is.
    You can see the love Kelly & Alex have for each other.
    It was a wonderful wedding & we had a great time.
    Thank you!

  • I was one of the lucky bridesmaids in this wedding and have to say that it was an awesome experience. The photos are amazing and I can’t wait to see the rest. Knowing Kelly since we were in junior high school I know how important pictures are to her and I think she made an excellent choice in the photograhper she chose for her special day!

  • Wow! What wonderful pictures! I admire the care you took to plan some pics that will last through their lifetime together–they are amazing and capture all the emotions of the day!

  • The pictures are beautiful and capture a wonderful day. I love the pictures ont he beach. Many happy years of marriage.
    / Bunny : 0 )

  • Kelly and Alex, The wedding was amazing, and these photographs
    capture the love you two have for each other. Wonderful works of art! Congratulations… love, Chrissie

  • The pics are awesome wish every bride& groom had these kind of pictures to remember the special day.

  • Stephanie Carey

    Kelly and Alex are the cutest couple! These pictures are gorgoeus!

  • Raye, you really did a fabulous job. I love your style and the energy you put out to get these great shots. But, let’s face it, with a couple as cute as Kelly and Alex, and the sunlight that radiates from Kelly’s smile, how could you miss.

  • BEST wedding I have EVER been to, the pictures are beautiful. You caputured every moment perfectly! Congrats Kelly and Alex!