Hey there, I'm Courtney Ray


Pure love + raw emotion fuel my creative fire. Before I started my photography business, I was a journalist for many years—a professional storyteller, in a way. Just as then, the truest moments inspired my work and still do. If you’re wildly in love, fearless in expressing your passion and excited to bond with a storyteller to document your wedding day, then let me tell you more.

I get overly excited about the small things in life (surprise flowers, last-minute road trips, hot tea on an unexpectedly rainy day). In your photos, i seek out the small things that make your story unique—the way your fiancée brushes hair from your face, the wrinkle in your nose when he makes you laugh, and of course, that look he has on his face when you don’t know he’s gazing at you.

My specialty is pulling those moments of pure emotion and love from my couples—yes, even if you think you’re awkward in front of the camera. I got you, babe. If you get as excited about the little things as I do, shoot me an email at court@daybreakanddusk.com.