Memory Ellington

Hi, I am the “Memory” in Beyond Memory | Photography. Yep my real name is Memory (and I love my name!). I began photographing over ten years ago. I have an Applied New Media degree and am an original member of the launching class of The Wedding School.


To me, photography is recording stories of moments and milestones in life that you can revisit and retell for generations to come. I want to celebrate you, your family, and your achievements. It is that moment when a client looks a photograph and is brought back to the feelings, emotions, and experiences surrounding it that make me love what I do.


Life happens in a flash. It gets busy, and is ever evolving. The images we take for you are breathing, living, chapters you can step back into and re-experience when you need reminding where you first began. It is your life, with sparkle. It is your fairy tale, and our joy is to help you tell your story.

Joshua McRay

Photography has been a hobby of mine for a while, but I’ve always had a genuine appreciation for great pictures.  Great pictures recreate life, and life is made of moments, all telling stories that words don’t always accurately describe. This is what drew me to photography.


As an avid adventurer, I have taken cultural pictures from Europe to the California coast. I continue to develop my skills as a photography assistant.


The greatest honor in my life is getting to do what I love with my talented wife, Memory. When two people get to do something that they are passionate about personally and professionally, it ceases to be work and turns into an experience. An experience is something we get to provide with every shoot!

Our own

     happily ever


“You give me the kind of love the everybody wants. A love that consumes me. Filled with passion, adventure, and excitement.”

Josh & Memory

Romantic Times

Once Upon A Time...

a struggling knight, found his beautiful princess. From the moment we met, we knew we had something special. From midnight adventures to mickey mouse pancakes, our love for one another continued to grow. We stood by one another during the hard times, and celebrated together in the good. 

Our union was truly a celebration of how blessed we are to have one another. As a husband and wife team, we bring our passion and appreciation for life to our work.  It is those same moments and feelings we seek to capture for you. 

While we are just starting out journey together as husband and wife, we look forward to our future together and to spending the rest of our lives working on our "happily ever after".

Happy Family of Six

Silas Monroe - Black Lab, professional cuddle monster, and lover of water.

Amber Dawn - Munchkin Tabby, cat model, and free spirit. 

Niko - Nebelung, male model in training, and Amber Dawn's understudy.

Niklaus Von Drax - Bombay, dog impersonator, and food connoisseur.