Ray was born in Iran, and moved to United States when he was just 7 years old. He grew up in Southern California and fell in love with photography while in high school. He draws his inspiration from being aware of his surroundings and being open to wonderful, serendipitous moments. Ray loves being behind the lens. Whether he is photographing or directing his varied subjects, he always tries to create images that convey simplicity and beauty. “There is great satisfaction in the ability to capture the beauty in everyday moments.” Ray specializes in fashion, still life, travel, food and beauty. His extensive client list includes; Willams Sonoma, Food and Wine, Curtis Stone, Giada De Laurentiis, Tricia Yearwood, Juicy Couture, Pottery Barn, Starwood Hotels, Sunset, Westin, In Style, Natural Health, Country Living, House Beautiful, just to name a few.