We are absolutely blown away by our pictures – We have just been going over them again and again – The classical style ones are bloody amazing, we love love love them. We can’t decide on favourites yet but the more we look the more we love them. The fortune teller is astounding, the monk ones haunting – and the interaction is incredible, Love your lighting, and how timeless you have made them, there’s so much narrative… Martin also mentioned how sensitive you have been with his disability, not hiding it but bringing out his best – the sailor one – wow … just wow !! Love the Angel, but as I say there is so much to love. Use them as you see fit.. you have our full permission to showcase your amazing work –

Richard and Martin – Devon

Ray started as a photographer and became a friend – An exceptionally wonderful artist and photographer, Ray uses his charm, flare and eye for detail, to create fantastic images that differ from the norm, while capturing precious moments and lasting memories. As a result, the walls of my house are adorned with his work. I have sat for Ray for various projects; from full body henna to powder paint, outdoor images and collaborations with other artists and it’s impossible to not feel at complete ease while being photographed by him. In addition to the aforementioned, Ray has photographed my family, from age 4 to 84, even including the family dogs. Each family portrait session has presented its own challenges – they say never work with children or animals and yet Ray has overcome each challenge, documenting my children’s lives in images that my family and I, will treasure forever. In short, his passion for photography is reflected in the images he creates all while being a genuinely lovely, down to earth guy.

-Kim (Langley Mill)

Life is made up of individual special moments that create lasting memories. I see Ray’s photography as a beautiful way to capture happy memories and emotions that will not fade with time. Ray has captured precious stages of my family. The 3 generations photos are priceless to me as in them I see my pass, present and future all at once all in unison. As a model of individual projects with Ray I found that the trust that exists between me as the subject and Ray as the creator of an idea is enormous. It is that unspoken trust that allows me to feel comfortable to have my input into the shots and that fills me with so much feeling of confidence that after each photo shoot I can feel my happy inner child energy replenished. The quiet confidence in me has grown as I can see myself through other people’s eyes and I think to myself “ wow that’s me!” Thanks Ray.

-Trish (Belper)

I had the pleasure of working with Ray Gumbley Photography recently and I can confidently say that Ray’s dedication to understanding his clients is truly exceptional. He took the time to get to know me and what I wanted to achieve, ensuring that the photographs he captured were not just pictures but reflections of my personality and the essence of my business. His attention to detail and commitment to perfection were evident throughout the entire process. Ray’s photographs have not only enhanced my website but have also resonated with my customers who have given me incredible feedback. I wholeheartedly recommend Ray Gumbley Photography for anyone seeking a photographer who goes above and beyond to create stunning and meaningful images.

-Emma Hoten Art

“Ray’s work is really impressive at all levels, from photo shoot to exhibition evening, Ray sensed, listened and understood what we were thinking and took lovely pictures and brought forward the beautiful designs and colours even more beautifully. We would recommend Ray and certainly will ask for his services on our next event. “
– Saima and Asif (IRSHAAD CLOTHING)

I used Ray following a friend’s recommendation for business headshots. I was so impressed by his easy-going friendly approach and professionalism that put me at my ease. Whenever I use the headshot, it stands out and gets attention. I have also had a sessional photos done. The photos both colour & black and white were gorgeous and showed what a visionary Ray is, in his chosen art. It gave me such a boost to my self-confidence; I look back at those photos whenever I feel low. Thank you, Ray, for this. 

-Jane (Derby)

“I offered my face to Ray for his Project 30 Portrait in 30 days. One of the best decisions I have ever made. Warm Welcome and Outstanding Photo’s of me I never knew possible. The photo’s were so clear and the colour of my eyes just looked magical. The photo’s of my two sons were just as stunning. Looking Forward to Ray doing my Family Portrait”
– Sammi (Nottingham)

“Ray composed a portfolio of portraits for me when I was bald and made me look fabulous. We also worked together on a project with a henna artist who created a beautiful tattoo on my head. He photographed the artist working on my head, and the results are stunning. Ray made me proud of who I am through his work.”
– Kamila (London)

“I felt tremendously privileged to be having my portrait done by Ray, I wanted something that spoke of still being vibrant even though nearing fifty. Ray was kind, humorous and confident, whilst giving me space to express myself – I felt very comfortable in his presence, and left with his assurance that he had the shot that I would be pleased with. He wasn’t wrong, I was thrilled with it, some of my friends later said that Ray was able to reach past my eyes and into my soul – His portrait in miniature, takes pride of place on my Facebook as the best personal photograph I have of myself – A huge thank-you to Ray – the whole experience was amazing from start to finish, and I have not only a lasting memory, but also a beautiful photograph – with a bit of magic from Ray, I can honestly say.. I look bloody good for nearly half a century young..”
– Rich (Torquay)

“In common with a lot of women my age I shy away from the camera but also long to have a photograph that captures my inner self whilst hiding all the imperfections of age. I found that Ray made me feel at ease and relaxed immediately. I have experienced photographers previously who have spent so long “setting up ” the ideal shot and have made me feel very “rigid” and not relaxed at all. Ray was a calming influence and because I was relaxed the photos really showed me as I am but focused on my best features. It was a pleasure to share these photos with family and friends and made me feel a million dollars and 10 years younger”
– Sue (Derby)

” I had my hair cut so that I could donate it and raise funds for a charity called Little Princess Trust. I used the photographs that Ray took of me to help me with my fund raising event. I am so happy with Ray’s wonderful work.”
– Patricia (Belper)

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