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Christa Rae Photography is a wedding photography business located in Annapolis, Maryland.

Hi! I'm Christa - an Annapolis based full time wedding photographer. I photograph weddings in a mix of contemporary and traditional styles to capture your day in a timeless, elegant, romantic, and authentic way. You will receive your photos in a carefully and thoughtfully edited, high-quality and beautifully curated gallery. I have photographed over 300 weddings and I love capturing the many emotions, events and details of your wedding day so that you can relive the precious moments for years to come. I provide each of my clients with personalized service and the pleasant, enjoyable experience that each of you deserves!

In 2012 I started my photography business upon graduating from Towson University with my B.A. in Art + Design: Photo Imaging.

For couples getting married at the Naval Academy, I am an Approved Business Partner with the NABSD.

I utilize the finest state of the art professional Canon camera gear - two Canon EOS R6 cameras - with a vareity of top of the line lenses, plus lighting equipment.

I offer a variety of packages as well as a la carte options to allow you to select what best fits your needs.

I hope that you will visit my website to see more of my work and contact me so that we can chat about your wedding day!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for your wedding photography services?

$4,000

Which of the following are included in the starting price?

High-Res Images
Multi. Locations
One Event / Day
Digital Files

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$5,000

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

2nd Shooter
Add'l Hours
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
Multi. Locations
One Event / Day
Digital Files

What primary photographic style do you identify with?

Contemporary
Natural
Photojournalism
Traditional

What photography services do you offer?

Additional Hours
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
One Event / Day
Second Shooter

What photography items do you offer?

Albums
Digital Files
Flush Mount
Prints
Thank You Cards
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
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100% Recommended by couples

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Kristen C. Married on 06/24/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Best photographer in MD!!

We just had our wedding June 2022 in the Tavern Ball Room at Chesapeake Bay Beach club. To be honest, she is absolutely the best. She made us feel extremely comfortable from the start of our initial call. I immediately wanted her over any other photographer when she said she does natural photos and she wants them to look timeless. Not have all these filtered photos, and 30 years from now regret anything. Christa made the process so easy, that I had absolutely no concerns going into our wedding day. Her planning skills are beyond helpful. She has a timeline down to minutes! (Very impressive) The day of our wedding, it felt like Christa was our friend taking photos with us. Christa knows our venue so well. She knew all of the secret spots to go and have photos at, I didn鈥檛 even know some of the places existed at my own venue! My husband and I had no idea what to do when it comes to posing for the photos. Christa made it all so smooth and gave directions perfectly. She wanted to make sure we had a million different photos for our memories but knew we wanted to get back to the party. She was fast, conscious. Two days after the wedding Christa gave us a sneak peek of our photos and they were absolutely stunning!! We are so excited to see the rest. I personally can contest that you should pick her as your photographer! Don鈥檛 hesitate at all. You will not regret it.
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Nicole T. Married on 10/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Love her energy + quick to reply + fabulous photos

Five of us in the same friend group have used Christa for our wedding photos because her work is so consistent and gorgeous. Not to mention Christa herself is amazing! Multiple people at our wedding said they loved her energy throughout the night and loved how she was so intermixed with the crowd on the dancefloor snapping candid photos. Christa also provided us with 9 gorgeous high resolution preview photos the day after our wedding reception. Christa was a joy to work with and we can't recommend her enough!
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Anna H. Married on 07/29/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Hire Christa for your Wedding Now!

Do not hesitate to book Christa Rae Photography as your wedding day photographer. Where do I even begin with Christa? She was absolutely amazing every step of the way with our wedding planning. From our first phone meeting, she immediately made me feel like I was talking to a friend. She made my husband and I so comfortable and we knew we needed to hire her for our wedding day. Our wedding day was challenging. We had seven bridesmaids and groomsmen, two junior bridesmaids, three large families, with multiple photograph requests, not to mention it was the hottest day of the Summer (almost 100 degrees with 100% humidity). Christa was unphased by the challenges. From the beginning, she made the day all about us and completed all our request with the utmost professionalism and ease. I was beyond shocked that every single photo made us look radiant and glowing instead of hot and sweaty. She truly has an eye and captured the fun and beauty of our wedding. She and her associate Cat were on their feet for hours and took hundreds of pictures capturing every component of our wedding, which allowed us to look back onto memories we will treasure forever. Christa made us feel like family and like a priority. She was so kind and accommodating, and I鈥檓 still in disbelief on how perfect she made our wedding day. If you are getting married in the DMV area, do not hesitate to book Christa. She鈥檒l capture your perfect day beautifully and make you smile every time you look at the pictures. She has a real talent to capture the happiness of a couple and I truly cannot recommend her enough.
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Owner & Photographer

I am an Annapolis based full time wedding photographer! Wedding photography is my full time career and passion, and I dedicate myself to 30 - 40 couples every year, giving each couple the personalized service and amazing experience they deserve! I strive to be friends and fierce cheerleaders of my couples, because you should not only love the photos your photographer produces, but also love the person behind the camera.

My love and passion for photography began about 15 years ago when I picked up a camera for my high school's newspaper. I fell in love with capturing people and moments, and I knew immediately that I was going to college to study photography and I started dreaming big.

After graduating from Towson University in 2012 with my B.A. in Art + Design: Photo Imaging, Christa Rae Photography, was born.

Since 2012, I have photographed over 200 weddings in my 9 year career as a wedding photographer.

Some of my favorite things: The Office, Parks and Rec, The Vampire Diaries, Jonas Brothers, Foster the People, traveling, Korean BBQ, seafood, being at the beach or poolside, attending concerts, and coffee shops.

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Christa is lovely to work with and takes amazing photos! We worked together a couple of months ago and we worked very well together. She was wonderful with the couple and their families, working with them to make sure those special pictures were taken and moments captured so they can and will be able to have those memories of their beautiful wedding day!

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Love, love, love working with Christa Rae Photography, their style and images are always perfection!

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If you're looking for a genuine photographer, a true and passionate professional, who can depict and document pure emotion from her subject(s)...whether it be a newly engaged couple, newlyweds on the biggest day of their lives, a firstborns first moments on film, a headlining band or artist making their way on tour...Christa is your person. After working with her in the industry, and getting to know her on a personal level...she's the real deal.

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Christa Rae Photography frequently asked questions

Christa Rae Photography includes the following photography services in the starting price:
  • High-Res Images
  • Multi. Locations
  • One Event / Day
  • Digital Files
Christa Rae Photography includes the following photography services in their most popular wedding package:
  • 2nd Shooter
  • Add'l Hours
  • Engagement Shoot
  • High-Res Images
  • Multi. Locations
  • One Event / Day
  • Digital Files
Christa Rae Photography offers the following photography styles:
  • Contemporary
  • Natural
  • Photojournalism
  • Traditional
Christa Rae Photography offers the following photography services for weddings:
  • Additional Hours
  • Engagement Shoot
  • High-Res Images
  • One Event / Day
  • Second Shooter
Christa Rae Photography offers the following photography materials for weddings:
  • Albums
  • Digital Files
  • Flush Mount
  • Prints
  • Thank You Cards
Christa Rae Photography is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.
Christa Rae Photography currently offers 1 offer promotion for wedding services.

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