About Your Photographer

Jessie Rae Photography is a portrait, wedding and lifestyle photographer based in the Northern Virginia area, and willing to travel throughout Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC and beyond.

Hello!  I'm Jessie.  (or Jessie Rae, Jess, or JRae.  but not Jessica!)

Photography has been a hobby and a passion for many years and it has evolved into the best job I've ever had.

If you've taken a look around you will probably notice that I work mainly with children and families, but I also really love newborn and maternity sessions, pet photography and senior portraits.  I also shoot a handful of weddings throughout the year and love to get to know my couples through engagement sessions.
If you have something else in mind, I would probably be interested in photographing it for you!  I've even been in the delivery room to photograph my niece and nephew as soon as they entered the world -- and yes, that is a possibility if you are really interested!

I grew up in Baltimore County and Harford County MD and I've slowly made the transition to Fairfax County VA over the past few years.  I am now booking sessions throughout VA and MD, and I love to travel.  I usually get to Southern NC at least once a year and love to book beach sessions, so if you need beach portraits we might be able to sync our travel dates!

I prefer to shoot on location (but a small studio space is also available); it really gives everyone the chance to have the most unique session possible.  I love giving kids the chance to run around and express their true personalities, and encouraging parents and couples to relax and be themselves.

One of my favorite things about being a photographer is meeting new people and working with people from all different backgrounds and lifestyles.  I'm open to hearing your stories, and I can't wait to photograph you!