Although Ken was born in Northern Ireland, he decided after schooling, that in order to pursue his chosen career as a professional photographer he should move to England. In and around London over the next few years, Ken completed his photographic training and then established his own successful photography business. From early beginnings as a portrait and wedding photographer, he soon expanded the business by branching, out with many local schools and companies becoming regular clients.

After years of occasional visits to his homeland which grew more and more frequent, Ken eventually had the urge to uproot his family and business, and return 'home'. Upon his return home, Ken quickly established himself as a popular wedding, portrait, and schools photographer. Since 1992, Ken Reay has gained recognition as a leading photographer in East Anglia, local schools, businesses and the population of the area soon became regular clients.