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 200+ 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!
71 Reviews for Christa Rae Photography
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Rebecca and Andy · Married on 10/17/2020
OUTSTANDING- one of the best decisions I've made
I knew that the photography was going to be very important to me when I first started planning for our wedding and booking Christa truly exceeded my high expectations for beautiful images. Christa did photos for our engagement as well as for our wedding and she was truly exceptional. Not only are the images she shot remarkably beautiful but she was a BREEZE to work with. When other vendors would take days to call or email back when I asked a question, Christa would respond in minutes. She was professional and clearly very organized which made the wedding day photos run smoothly for all the many people involved. She had an impeccable attention to detail while also being personable and laid back with my bridal party. I know we will cherish these images from our engagement session and our wedding for the rest of our lives. I truly can't recommend her highly enough. From start to finish, hiring Christa was one of the best decisions we made when planning our wedding.Sent on 11/04/2020
Lauren Mathieu · Married on 09/19/2020
Best wedding photographer!
Christa made my husband and I feel so comfortable from the very beginning. She traveled to D.C. to shoot our engagement session, which was included as part of the wedding package. Christa was always very responsive and most importantly, incredibly flexible when we had to change our wedding plans due to COVID. On our wedding day, she stayed past her end time to shoot our surprise late night pizza food truck and sparkler exit. Her partner, who shot most of the groomsmen photos earlier in the day, made an immediate connection with the guys and made them feel super comfortable during the photo shoot. I'd recommend Christa to anybody for any special occasion. She was wonderful and we will always have amazing memories from our wedding because of her!Sent on 10/21/2020
Maria Trent · Married on 08/07/2020
Amazing wedding photographer!
Christa did an AMAZING JOB capturing our wedding day memories and fun-filled excitement! She was extremely easy to work with, she was prompt and professional, and she made us feel at ease throughout our day! We highly recommend her!Sent on 08/24/2020
Engagement sessions are a complimentary add-on in select wedding collections if you would like to have one photographed!
Are you thinking of downsizing your wedding guest count so as to comply with CDC recommendations and still have your wedding? Smaller, more intimate celebrations are also full of love, joy and fun! Contact me for a special and personalized quote for your intimate wedding and mention this offer!
Discounted wedding photography packages are available to off-season weddings (January, February and March 2022).
Team of Christa Rae Photography
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 8 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.
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.