The story of RAY

Ray Photography + Design is the love child of Ralaina (Ray) Virostek, farm girl gone city. With a passion for the arts since early childhood, Ray has been developing her artistic skills since she was capable of holding a crayon. Ray jumped head first into design at the age of twelve with numerous creative projects for neighbouring teachers, family and friends. This quickly progressed to company branding, illustration and photography.

Embracing her creativity, Ray schooled for two years in a Visual Communications program, then set her sights on a Fine Arts Degree from the University of Calgary. Constantly seeking creative growth, she launched Ray Photography + Design officially in January of 2017 which has since provided an outlet for all of Ray’s passions and talents. 

Ray Photography + Design has since been published in numerous channels. As a female entrepreneur, she was personally showcased, along with photo sessions of clients within the publication, in 2018 in the first Canadian version of Know YYC. As well as numerous design projects set into print within her local community, Ray also provided her skillset as a partner with her long time friend, Conny Kappler in producing a children's book focused on agriculture, called 'Dirt To Dinner'.



“I cannot even begin to explain how amazing working with Ray was! Professional, kind, fun! We are so thrilled with both our engagement and wedding photos!! You cannot go wrong working with her!!”

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