Grounded in preserving the effervescent moments that define you as a couple. She aims to capture the nexus of your celebration with intention and warmth.
The possibilities are limitless.
“Having a creative heart from painting to drawing from a very young age brought me joy; I studied Art History and photography found me when I was planning my own nuptials. The passion for documenting brief moments in time for couples that will live on, truly drives me." NB
The trusted partnership with her clients and peers is paramount as she seeks to evoke the essence of every celebration. Her eye for detail and candid moments weaves a tapestry of nostalgia that is yours alone. While Southern California is home, she has had the pleasure of photographing events in locations around the world. Her work has been published in BRIDES, Best of Martha Stewart Weddings, The Knot National Print Magazine, Huffington Post, and many other notable publications.
Capturing the art in life, with expertise in both film and digital mediums, her images are rooted in authenticity.
"I believe in love whole-heartedly. Through my own wedding, I found my passion for photography. My husband and two daughters continue to remind me of the immeasurable joy that love brings. My hope is that you’ll instantly feel in the presence of someone you can trust and, together, we will create images that invite you to relive these incredible momentsover and over again ."
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- clarisse and stephen
“You are one of those few people with natural, extraordinary talent. I couldn't imagine anyone else capturing our elopement more perfectly with a gorgeous fine art sensibility.
You were able to photograph genuine moments AND were extremely subtle in your approach. No forced narratives or direction, just beautiful, pure memories that we will now have for a lifetime. It all felt so effortless and natural and we were able to be present in one of the most important moments of our lives."
- ashley and ben
We are truly speechless. I don't think I will ever have the words to say how happy we are with these photos. You are so talented and we couldn't be more thankful for you. We were so full of joy on our wedding day and these pictures really captured it. I'm crying with happiness. We can't stop smiling and it was so fun to watch them all and relive our best day. We are still soaking them all in still (so many!!!) and will be doing so for forever to come!
- mika and steve
Natalie Bray has the biggest heart and was SO amazing to work with. I have recommended her to so many people and want to recommend her to the world!! I plan on using her for any and all future shoots I might have :). She flew out to NYC for our engagement photos and froze her butt off with us as we ran around to all our favorite spots. Natalie is an absolute pro in scouting the best places to shoot. She also has the best personality that makes you feel so calm and relaxed when shooting so she really captures all the love and emotions that are really going on! She is simply the best and I highly recommend her. "
- amanda and avery
“I just wanted to send you a note to thank you, personally, for making our wedding so incredibly special! You were so kind, patient and encouraging throughout the wedding planning process and day-of, you helped to quiet our nerves in front of the camera and reminded us to have fun throughout it all. You have such a talent and we are forever grateful to have had the opportunity to work with you both! You captured the heart of it all and the love at the center, but most importantly, you really got me and Avery!! Thank you, again, for being a part of our day and preserving these memories for a lifetime.”
- Kelsey and Justin
“I am completely speechless. I cry everytime I see them. We can’t thank you enough for everything. You really are the best there. Wow! These are absolutely beautiful. We’re so lucky to have worked with you.”
- addie and richard
"Weddings are very personable & special. After all, they're a once in a lifetime event. We love Natalie's classic & dreamlike style. Her photos are beautiful and filled with life -they truly speak for themselves. She definitely has an eye for light composure & angle!! It's been over a year since we shot our engagement photos in Arashiyama, Japan and our wedding in Orange County, CA -and we still look & share our photos all the time. She captured the essence of our engagement & wedding so meticulously. Love, love love her!"
- stacy and grant
"My husband and I have had a lot of professional photos taken by many different photographers, but nothing compares to working with Natalie. Natalie is, hands down, the most talented, caring, and attentive to detail individual you can hire to capture your special moments. From our engagement shoot to our wedding day, we knew the photos being taken were going to be cherished. She has the ability to capture the most beautiful frames and moments, but never feels like you’re being staged or uncomfortable. The biggest draw to Natalie I initially had was that she also shot using film photography. Those photos are soft and so beautiful. There is no doubt in my mind that I will be hiring Natalie for family shoots and special moments to come.
-Allison and jack
Natalie Bray Photography was so amazing!! The team she had at the wedding were so patient, fun, and easy to work with. We couldn't be happier with how our day went , and were even more blown away with the photos we got back! Natalie is truly an artist. I love how she captured our emotions and all the fun moments throughout the day.
- jackie and jack
Just when I thought I was making it hard on you --- Dust and ants and high grass and an infant who, when out in the world, is very on-guard and rarely smiling. A toddler, who moves faster than the speed of light and won't part with her lollipop. A man who's probably least favorite thing in this world is a photoshoot:) And a helicopter landing mid-session for extra challenge...YOU MANAGED to create MAGIC! Oh my goodness!! I am in awe of your beautiful work. Again and again, you capture such a brief moment in time so beautifully. Thank you for this treasure. You are the "Pete Souza" in our lives who record our precious milestones with such artistry. I am so grateful.
- meghan and nathan
Natalie was absolutely amazing! The way she captures natural light is beautiful, which was what really drew me to her and after speaking with her I knew she was the right fir for us. She is absolutely a gem to work with, so kind and patient and really makes you feel at ease which makes for beautiful photos. She captured the moments perfectly without making the picture feel staged or unnatural. There were a couple of surprise photos she captured of us where I had no idea she was even in the area and are so spontaneous they are some of my favorite. I could not recommend her enough.