Ray Johnston Designer Photography Davis, CA

Head Shot Photography for modeling, acting or business should be up to date, current and above all finely tuned to represent your profession using custom photography by Ray Johnston.  Are you an actor / actress and dress in costume?  Are you frequently a certain character type?  A serious looking or friendly character, each has a place in world of theater.  Think of a costume that directors commonly dress you in and showcase this attire to increase your chance of a future casting.

Have a head shot idea?  Share your clothing attire with us and we’ll help you with the right lighting, pose and background during a FREE pre-photography consultation.



January 14, 2015

Ray Johnston Photography understands how our beloved Pets enrich our lives and are valued members of the family.  Just as a family portrait, a timeless family heirloom hangs proudly in our home which brings a smile to our face every time we look at it, a Classic Pet portrait, showing character, color and breed also deserves a special place in the home.

There are pet snapshots and there are Pet Portraits.  It’s all about taking that extra step and moving beyond cute snapshots and into Museum Quality Portraits.  Patience and a love of animals are crucial to capture a special pet portrait.  We use hand painted backgrounds and high powered strobe lights to create crisp, clear, stunning photographs of your pet.  Furthermore, our pet friendly trained staff can make your beloved pet comfortable during the portrait session.

First time to the studio with your pet?  Sign up for a custom pet portrait before January 30, 2015 and receive a 20% discount off your creation.



January 7, 2015

Photographing paintings, drawings or sculpture is a specialty at Ray Johnston Photography.  Utilizing three dimensional (3D) studio lighting, Ray will capture the art work the way the artist meant it to look with all the stone, brush or canvas texture.  Perfect for print reproduction, portfolio and web sales.

Recently, Claire Haag hired Ray Johnston Photography to photograph an oil on canvas painting and the photograph will be used by the YoloArts and the Yolo County Agricultural Commissioner.

YoloArts in collaboration with project partners, Yolo Farm to Fork, Yolo County Agricultural Commissioner and the Yolo Land Trusts, supports the Art and Ag project – a program that cultivates a dialogue between artist and farmers.   Claire Haag’s painting below was selected to be featured as an ArtFul Plate.  These plates will feature finished artwork to be printed onto the surface of a round dinner plate to be featured at different restaurants in Yolo County.  This program cultivates a dialog between artists and farmers; offering artists an innovative and culturally vital venue from with to create; giving farmers the opportunity to make the work they do connect with artists; providing the community a thoughtful and heartfelt glimpse into the worlds of artistic expression and agriculture.

Claire Haag’s paintings and drawings are featured on her web site at www.clairehaagart.com.  YolArts can be found on their web site at www.yoloarts.org.  Send a message to Claire Haag and YoloArts telling them you saw their paintings in your favorite restaurant on a favorite plate.


Happy Holidays to you and your family from Ray Johnston Designer Photography.  Our studio will be closed through January 2nd, 2015 and we look forward to serving you in the new year!


When California rivals the San Francisco 49ers vs. Oakland Raiders football game showdown takes place, a family portrait remembering the passion for our beloved teams and the NFL can be a fun, memorable Family heirloom designed by Ray Johnston Photography.

During a pre-photography consultation, Ray will suggest bringing all the fan wear to add color and team preference, adding drama to the portrait.  On game day, after the portrait is hung proudly in your home, your football fan friends will be jealous of such team dedication and family fun.


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Ray Johnston Designer Photography Davis, CA