About Raeford

Raeford has enjoyed a successful career as a designer, photographer and commercial artist, receiving numerous honors including seven Emmy Awards for his work in scenic art for broadcast. His photography has appeared in international publications such as National Geographic Traveler and Oprah Magazine, The Atlantic and as scenic backgrounds on CNN and NBC among others; as well as numerous galleries and exhibitions. His specialities include portrait driven documentary style narratives, over sized photo murals for television and film backgrounds as well as high end retouching.

Raeford’s education includes Outdoor Educator and Avalanche Rescue training from the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), Wilderness First Responder Certification from SOLO Wilderness Medical School and he is a ‘leave no trace’ Master Educator. Raeford is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys hiking, rock climbing, skiing, scuba diving, and surfing.

Client testimonials

  • Raeford puts you at ease. He gets results while making you comfortable. All the while, it’s apparent that Raeford is fulfilling a vision for your project. Raeford’s work reflects his relaxed, compelling style.

    - Brian Ricker

    Environmental Property Condition Assessor
  • Raeford has a stunning sense of timing, framing and color. His photos are powerful, emotive and graceful whether he is photographing landscapes, people or still life – they all resonate with the masterful ability of their creator. He is also a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend him.

    - Loretta Reilly

    Loretta Reilly Design
  • Raeford has the ability to take an idea and bring that idea to life with his images. While working for MSNBC I did a number of backdrops with him; skylines, newsrooms and flash (fake newsroom) positions. Not only did he capture the backdrops beautifully, he touched them up and got rid of all actual imperfections. He’s great to work with and very talented… I recommend him highly.

    - Alison Hawley

    Senior Director Fox Business Network
  • Raeford continues to amaze us. His photographs reflect the true essence of Clickspring’s designs.There is always that moment when I first see his work, that I have to ask “Is that a rendering or a photograph?” He’s that good.

    - Lori Nadler

    SVP, Finance & Operations at Clickspring Design, Inc
  • As a location photographer, Raeford is the right blend of creative and practical…and he’s a joy to be around.

    - Bob Denby

    Founder at Inside Princeton