I am Ray Prop. For me, a wedding is the beginning of a story. The couple is bringing something new and incredible into the world. I approach each wedding day like a photojournalist, capturing the essence of the couple, their personalities, and the beautiful candid moments between families and friends.. My camera flits from tearful bridesmaids sharing a baby blue handkerchief to the groom’s stunned expression when he sees his stunning bride for the first time. Along with the documentary, I love to create powerful, amazing portraits of a couple in love. Each photograph captures the couple’s unique expression of love for each other and their guests. I am always looking for that deep connection...that is what a wedding is all about. I absolutely love being a photographer and I would be honored to tell your story.
I have the most amazing wife in the world. She is the sunshine on a cloudy day.
I grew up in a small family owned grocery store in the South Grand neighborhood of St. Louis. From an early age, my family showed me how to take care of clients, overcome obstacles, and to place value in hard work. Running a successful business was hard to do; they put in endless hours of work to provide for the family. With my family’s support, I graduated with a degree in civil engineering from Washington University. Growing up in my family has taught me valuable lessons in believing in myself and pursuing my dreams without compromise. After I graduated, I realized that my true dream was to be a professional photographer. I have loved every moment since I made that decision.
I am excited to talk with you and find out how we can tell the awesome story of your day. Be sure to say hello.