Raya was born in Israel. When she was 10, she moved to Paris
With her first small job she bought her first camera. A few boring jobs later she bought a more serious camera and developed an irresistible passion for creating stories that keeps her awake at night. Her imagination and creative direction caught the eye of a Parisian fashion editor. In Paris she worked for more than 10 years with prestigious magazines such Harper’s Bazaar, ELLE, Dansk, and luxury brand such as Cartier and Sephora.
Raya is a multi award winning photographer. She won the International Fashion Photography Festival in Cannes (France), has been named Master Hasselblad and her work has been exposed in Paris, London, Beijing, Dubai and New York.
Raya fell in love with New York and moved there for 8 amazing years focusing on advertising for beauty and jewelry brands. She then moved to China for 18 month where she shot major local campaigns.
Back in New York she just opened her own photo studio specialized in Old Hollywood Portrait, Vintage Glamour photos, cinema light, for everyone.