We are happy to share with you our very own wedding in Italy (December, 2014):
Ray Anthony Photography is now better than ever! As a husband and wife team, combined, we will offer you Ray's love and passion for his documentary style of photographing weddings, and Beth's own creative talents as well! She has spent years working with Hollywood celebrities and catering to their specific (and sometimes eccentric) needs and winning them over with her attention to detail and her sincerity! You will know immediately from our first meeting, that you too will be given the "STAR" treatment!
Our showroom is located in downtown Birmingham, Michigan to meet with you personally. If you are not available to meet in person, we are more than willing to provide you with a consultation over the phone or via Skype or Facetime.
Having come from a career in Hollywood behind the camera, I have taken the good and the bad from the movie industry. I don’t want to create something phony or suppositious, but rather, to find the existent and authentic story, reality with all of its beauty. I have mastered the “art” of telling the story photographically.
I earned my Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree in Photography from Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California. I began my wedding photography career in 1992. My work has been published in several bridal magazines and am listed in several preferred vendor lists from prominent venues. Over the years, I have photographed weddings in various cities and resort locations around the country.
Meet our team! From left to right: Jack Scicluna, Nicole Duhaime, Ray Anthony Iavasile, Beth Ann Iavasile and David Yarnall! Together, we offer you our heart and soul, our friendship and partnership to giving you our fullest attention from the first day we meet, to the very last detail we photograph on your wedding day, to the timely delivery of your photographs as well as your exquisitely custom-designed, handcrafted wedding album! That is our promise to you!
"I love the challenge of seeing a very special moment, capturing it, and knowing that at some point in the future this will be a treasured photo for the bride and groom." ~ David Yarnall
David Yarnall has been my "sidekick" and second photographer since 2009. He has been involved in almost every wedding we've photographed since then! His role is expanding with us and he is now available to accept wedding commissions as our lead associate photographer.
When David first began working with us, he was already an accomplished portrait and wedding photographer. He joined our team, eager to learn more about photographing weddings in a documentary style. Each and every year, David has amazed us with images that are intuitive, emotional, and impactful. We are very grateful to have him with us! You can see examples of his work below! We are excited to offer his talents to potential couples looking for the story of their day to be captured in our documentary approach.
Nicole joined our team in 2012. She was seeking an apprenticeship and we were in need of an assistant, so the timing was perfect! Nicole grew up with a love for photography and the visual arts. She is one of those people who just have "it!" She has a natural eye for composition and finding beauty. As a result, you will find her with us on a wedding these days with camera in hand! She is our go-to person for getting detail photos and has more and more become our third photographer on bigger weddings. We have been grooming her into a "second photographer," and this year, 2016, she has earned that role! Nicole also assists with our post-production, designing wedding albums and color correcting photos.
Jack began photographing weddings professionally when he was 18 years old. Like most wedding pros, he got his start working with an established photography studio back in the "film days." That says a lot! You know you're in capable hands when your wedding photographer cut his teeth on making professional images without the luxury of seeing the instant image on the back of the camera, and not knowing what he captured until the prints returned from the lab a week later! Since then, Jack joined the digital era (like the rest of us!) and branched out into his own business photographing weddings, high school senior portraits and portfolio head shots. He began filling in for us in 2014 as we had need and has now become a permanent member of our team! With the increased demand we have received for booking more weddings, with multiple photographers, as well as expanding our business to offer our associates as lead photographers, we are very fortunate to have such an accomplished pro join our team! Due to copyright law, we are not able to display Jack's work from clients' weddings not contracted to Ray Anthony Photography. We will populate samples of Jack's fantastic work as we progress through our 2016 wedding season.