Meet The Artists






Robert Bray  mpa

Portrait Artist

Robert Bray mpa, is one of Canada’s most celebrated photographers. He has been awarded Canadian Portrait Photographer of the Year 3 times, and has the distinction of winning Alberta Portrait Photographer of the year, 6 times.

He received his Master of Photographic Arts degree from the Professional Photographers of Canada in 1989. Some of Robert’s work is exhibited in Canada’s National Archives and graces walls in the homes and offices of business leaders, sports celebrities and everyday families. In 2007, he was awarded the coveted “Yousuf Karsh” Award by the PPOC.

In 2005, Robert was commissioned by the Government of Canada to photograph Queen Elizabeth ll for Canada’s official Royal Portrait.








Railene Hooper

Studio Manager & Portrait Artist

New to the team, Railene brings a passion for photographing families and children. She is a master at capturing personalities and completing the portrait with artistic refinement. Her inspiration comes from the people she photographs and the stories that she captures. She is an award winning Portrait artist and has earned a degree in Sociology, as well as a NAIT Photographic Technology diploma.

Railene is a adventure seeker, sports lover, and mountain enthusiast. She is passionate about creating the perfect portrait to tell your story! 


We create all of our canvas portraits in house! This hand crafted art work is protected with a sprayed on lacquer finish. 




Our custom hand crafted, mixed media paintings are unique to Robert Bray Portrait Design. They are photographs that are digitally painted, and then enhanced with a brushed on UV coating. We paint acrylic colors on the canvas to enhance the vibrance of the finished portrait. 


We develop relationships with our clients to ensure that they feel comfortable during their session. We direct each portrait by giving instructions on poses and expressions.