Let’s do this thing!

Hi! I’m Raya.


I shoot authentic photos of people, lifestyle brands, food, events, and spaces. I have a DEEP love for my community in Portsmouth, NH. I create close connections with my clients.

I believe when we share ourselves more openly we see how close we all are. This is why I founded People of Portsmouth, a photojournalist project sharing people through portraits and stories.


I am always seeking new projects and collaborations on the Seacoast and enjoy traveling for projects as well. Please share with me your thoughts and ideas.




  • I love smoothies in the mornings and nachos in the evenings.

  • I have worked for magazines while visiting the Middle East.

  • I frickin’ love the work I do.

  • I lived on three different continents before the age of 8.

  • I don’t ever want to retire.

  • I love making people laugh and proving them wrong when they say ‘I hate photos of myself’.