Congratulations on your engagement and upcoming wedding! I'm Christa, and I am so honored that you're considering having me spend your wedding day along side of you! I have photographed over 125 weddings in my 6 year career as a wedding photographer. I started my photography business in 2012 after graduating from Towson University with my B.A. in Art + Design: Photo Imaging. I am based in Annapolis, Maryland, and photograph weddings all over Maryland - from the Eastern Shore to Frederick! My photography style is classic, authentic and romantic. I focus on the precious moments between two people who are madly in love.
I use state of the art pro Canon camera gear – two Canon EOS 5D Mark IV cameras, a variety of top of the line lenses, and lighting equipment (for off camera flash at receptions and creatively lit portraits outside after dark or in dark spaces.) I also own studio lighting equipment. I am proficient with shooting and creating beautiful photographs in any type of lighting situation with and without flash. I also have professional liability insurance, which many wedding venues require.
I love photographing weddings and giving all of my clients the personalized service and great experience they deserve!
Recommended by 94% of couples
Alex · Married on 05/12/2018
Christa is an absolute gem to work with and I couldn't be happier with our photos. She always responded immediately, no matter how many questions this crazy bride had! She also did an amazing job of dealing with our at-times crazy family members at the wedding :P She has a true gift and I would (and do!) recommend her to all of my family, friends, and any stranger I meet. I'm over the moon at the final product but that is just a small part of it - Christa was amazing the whole year and a half leading up to our wedding, from engagement photos to questions immediately answered any time day or night to the wedding day to our pictures. Thank you Christa!!!
Melissa · Married on 09/29/2018
Amazing Photographer and Amazing Person!
Christa far exceeded our expectations for a wedding photographer. She was very organized before the wedding and very accommodating. I loved working with her on our wedding day! She kept everyone focused and on time. Christa is a sweet person and extremely good at what she does. I was very picky about my photography vendor and have absolutely no regrets about Christa. Her portfolio, along with her amazing personality, make her the perfect photographer for your wedding!
Heather · Married on 09/22/2018
Christa is simply amazing! She is organized, so prompt with communication, and dedicated to capturing the best photos! I never once saw her sit down at our wedding. In fact, at one point she stood on a chair just to get the best shot. Christa is the sweetest and so easy to connect with. She did the photography at my sister's wedding and we absolutely loved her that we booked her right away for ours. Her photos are very natural which I love. She has a photography timeline which helps keep the day running smoothly and on time. I emailed her a few sample pictures of shots that I really wanted, and she was very accepting of that and made those shots happen on our wedding day. She posted a sneak peek photo the very next day which is awesome! Since our wedding was on my in-law's property, I knew it was a venue she had never seen before, even though she is from the area. So she came over for a site visit before the wedding just to walk around the property with me and figure out where the best place for photos were so we weren't scrambling to figure it out the day of the wedding. She even drove us about 3 minutes down the road to take more photos during our cocktail hour of where my husband and I met. She really just wants to best for you and will do anything you want. I am so happy we picked Christa for our wedding photographer and can't wait to see all the photos soon!
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.