classic & emotive images that capture the essence of your event

SERVING PITTSBURGH, CLEVELAND, AND THE WORLD

WEDDING & PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY

THAT MAKE A PHOTOGRAPH

The placement of your hand. The bend in your fingers. The gaze of your eye. These are the tiny nuances that show the true emotion of your relationships.

After all, that's what a wedding day is: Emotional moments strung together that become part of your legacy.

It's 1,000 little things

And your pictures are the proof.

BRODY, GROOM

"Steven and Aaron captured the emotion of the day. They say a photo is worth a thousand words. The photos that Steven took of our wedding are more of an epic novel."

LEANNE & NICK, BRIDE & GROOM

"We loved that he was able to capture really unique, elegant, and non-cheesy looking posed photos as well extremely emotional and candid ones throughout his portfolio."

JOY LAGER, BEAUTY BY JOY

"Being in the wedding industry since 2004 myself, I’ve worked with many photographers, and Steven Dray Images is hands-down, one of the best! Professional, friendly, easy to both get along with and work with, and most importantly - His images are perfection!"

ERICA & PATRICK, BRIDE & GROOM

"He made our entire bridal party feel at ease and all of them commented on how awesome it was to work with him. I didn’t realize how important it is to have chemistry with your photographer (and other vendors), but working with Dray made what can be a somewhat stressful day so much more relaxing, calm, and fun."

transcend time

images that

It's not one epic photo that will define your wedding day.
It's the thousand little moments.

LEANNE & NICK, BRIDE & GROOM

"We loved that he was able to capture really unique, elegant, and non-cheesy looking posed photos as well extremely emotional and candid ones throughout his portfolio."

JOY LAGER, BEAUTY BY JOY

"Being in the wedding industry since 2004 myself, I’ve worked with many photographers, and Steven Dray Images is hands-down, one of the best! Professional, friendly, easy to both get along with and work with, and most importantly - His images are perfection!"

ERICA & PATRICK, BRIDE & GROOM

"He made our entire bridal party feel at ease and all of them commented on how awesome it was to work with him. I didn’t realize how important it is to have chemistry with your photographer (and other vendors), but working with Dray made what can be a somewhat stressful day so much more relaxing, calm, and fun."

BRODY, GROOM

"Steven and Aaron captured the emotion of the day. They say a photo is worth a thousand words. The photos that Steven took of our wedding are more of an epic novel."

over 200 weddings and counting

photojournalistic approach

classic & artistic style

people & emotion Focused photography

facts:

Your wedding is a day you only plan on doing once. A day that will simultaneously fly by and move so slowly.

It's also a rare day in which your families are all together. And for these reasons, you want it to be perfect. With the perfect photos to prove it.

But here's the thing . . . A perfect wedding day doesn't mean every moment will be flawless. Or that you must have the most extravagant details. It means that you'll experience unconditional happiness, surrounded by the people you love most.

Having photographed weddings for 7-years, I've observed this first hand. And I've learned that a perfect photo is one that conveys the emotion felt in that exact moment. Captured in a classically beautiful yet individually unique sort of way.

A way in which you'll relate your photos as much today, as you will 50-years from now.

This is your time. This is your day. Let's make it count.

but please, call me Dray

I'm Steven
JOY LAGER, BEAUTY BY JOY

"Being in the wedding industry since 2004 myself, I’ve worked with many photographers, and Steven Dray Images is hands-down, one of the best! Professional, friendly, easy to both get along with and work with, and most importantly - His images are perfection!"

ERICA & PATRICK, BRIDE & GROOM

"He made our entire bridal party feel at ease and all of them commented on how awesome it was to work with him. I didn’t realize how important it is to have chemistry with your photographer (and other vendors), but working with Dray made what can be a somewhat stressful day so much more relaxing, calm, and fun."

BRODY, GROOM

"Steven and Aaron captured the emotion of the day. They say a photo is worth a thousand words. The photos that Steven took of our wedding are more of an epic novel."

LEANNE & NICK, BRIDE & GROOM

"We loved that he was able to capture really unique, elegant, and non-cheesy looking posed photos as well extremely emotional and candid ones throughout his portfolio."

I want to help you remember your wedding better than you can on your own.

Not only by capturing the important events and personal details...or the moments you did and didn't know happened...but by enhancing the spirit of your relationship and your day.

natural-looking photos

guided approach

journalistic style

To receive natural-looking photos, you should expect to be posed. Because in reality, every candid photo starts as a pose that evolves into something comfortable.

Like a tour guide, I will be with you almost all day, providing you lots of direction and guidance on what to do to help you feel, and in turn, look at ease.

My second photographer and I are like flies on the wall - Observing and capturing moments as they naturally unfold and taking control when needed.​​​​​​​

ENHANCING YOUR DAY

HOW I WORK

Here's how I'll help with that

ERICA & PATRICK, BRIDE & GROOM

"He made our entire bridal party feel at ease and all of them commented on how awesome it was to work with him. I didn’t realize how important it is to have chemistry with your photographer (and other vendors), but working with Dray made what can be a somewhat stressful day so much more relaxing, calm, and fun."

BRODY, GROOM

"Steven and Aaron captured the emotion of the day. They say a photo is worth a thousand words. The photos that Steven took of our wedding are more of an epic novel."

LEANNE & NICK, BRIDE & GROOM

"We loved that he was able to capture really unique, elegant, and non-cheesy looking posed photos as well extremely emotional and candid ones throughout his portfolio."

JOY LAGER, BEAUTY BY JOY

"Being in the wedding industry since 2004 myself, I’ve worked with many photographers, and Steven Dray Images is hands-down, one of the best! Professional, friendly, easy to both get along with and work with, and most importantly - His images are perfection!"