Hi friends! Welcome! I'm super excited that you are here and I'd love to tell you a little more about myself!
I was born in Los Angeles, CA and spent much of my childhood moving along the west coast. Eventually, my family settled in the Bay Area of northern California, where I grew up without many family portraits. Snapshots of my 80’s fashion stricken mother in hot pants, yes; My baby brothers’ spontaneous nude streaks, yes; but, not enough family portraits. A collection of photos to tell the story of who my family had been over the years was something I badly wanted but unfortunately went without.
Recently, I found myself fully transitioned into a digital age and with a family growing larger by the moment. My pregnant sister preparing to spout my niece “Rayen” into our dwelling, the time to take action was upon me. Capturing every moment of my sister’s new life and taking every opportunity to embarrass my little "Rayen-bow" with images scattered around our home became my mission.
Somewhere along the way, people began to take notice to my images online and began asking my sister who took her photos. Her response was Dorean Raye.
For a Closer look at my life and fun new projects check out my blog at doreanRaye.com