I am Christa, and 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 150+ 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 5D Mark IV 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!
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Kristen · Married on 08/17/2019
Working with Christa is a dream!
Christa was one of the first vendors we booked and we could not have been happier with our decision. She was very responsive and helpful during our planning process and for the day of our wedding at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. She was fantastic during our engagement session that we did in Downtown Annapolis and was very patient with having our two dogs join in the photo shoot. She is a true professional and it is amazing to watch her in action . She is very passionate about what she does and I do not know how she does it all so gracefully. We had a super hot August day and both she and the second photographer took it all in stride and always with a smile. They were able to get so many amazing shots during getting ready, our first look, the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. We had many people in our wedding party and other guests commenting on how awesome she was - she remembered everyone's names and captured all of our favorite parts of the night. Her attention to detail is impeccable and she was very helpful with keeping our day on track - even making sure we got some special photos of just me and my Husband before the sunset. She also was able to provide a sneak peek the day after our wedding so we could see some photos before we left for our Honeymoon. Now that we have our full wedding album back, I am obsessed with all of the photos. The hardest part will be picking out our favorites to print! I am enjoying looking at every single one and seeing the ceremony and reception details, formals, family portraits and all of the candid action to relive our most favorite day! She made us all feel really comfortable with this whole process and I highly recommend hiring Christa. I sincerely hope that we can work together again for any other photography needs in the future.Sent on 09/24/2019
Carmen Rose · Married on 07/26/2019
Christa is AMAZING!!
Christa was absolutely amazing. She is the kindest person and the BEST wedding photographer you could have! I still look at my wedding photos every day because I am just so obsessed!! Christa made sure my day went smoothly and I had nothing to worry about. It was like she was a second wedding coordinator. She even took a bobby pin out of her own hair to fix mine and make sure it was perfect! You are in great hands with Christa, she is the best!!Sent on 09/15/2019
Sabrina LeBon · Married on 07/20/2019
Christa is an amazing person and photographer! It is evident she loves what she does. From the start she was very easy to communicate with and continued to be whenever a question popped up. She created such a comfortable environment with engagement photos! On the wedding day she was nothing shy of amazing. She adapted well to the (100 degree) weather and stayed so positive for us. She was super open and accommodating to special requests. We worked with a second shooter who was also incredible. They were both so fun to work with, but also extremely skilled and professional. Our guest have commented the most on how amazing our photographers were. They were so involved and captured so many special moments! We couldn't be happier will the photos we received!Sent on 09/16/2019
To add, we did get married at the Naval Academy and Christa was extremely familiar with all the rules and restrictions. We felt so confident having her. I would highly recommend!
Discounted wedding photography packages are available to off-season weddings (January, February and March 2020 & 2021).
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!
Love, love, love working with Christa Rae Photography, their style and images are always perfection!
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.