Hey friend!

If you’re on this journal, then you probably know that I’m a photographer mom. Photography has become an avenue for creativity on a personal level and a fulfilling source of income for my family. I love it. But something I love even more is my family. And beyond even that, is my God.

I also think that, if you’re looking at this journal, you’re probably one of the people I love talking to and working with. Someone who is balancing life, with all of its hats, as if you’re the Cat in the Hat on a rainy-inside-day. (Side note- even the Cat in the Hat dropped his balancing act!) 

And, maybe you’ve got it all together, or maybe you don’t, but you could always use a little, real, and honest encouragement. 

So, friend, here I am! Your local 'friend-who-also-happens-to-be-a-photographer,' writing to you about my "real-time" life, in the context of my faith, with the goal to offer encouragement. Encouragement that God is good. That you’re not alone. That I, just like you, care deeply about my family, their faith, and that we all finish the race and meet our God to hear, "well done good and faithful servant." And that big things come from little steps in the right direction. I know because I’m often taking baby steps in my slow growth in Christ. ;) So, if you're reading these journal entries, you're going to see some of my favorite work that I've created with my amazing clients, but you'll also see me, trying to live with eternity in mind and honor God through what he has entrusted to me.

                                                                                                                                                                                          Let's be friends,

 

Em Rae

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Meet James, Devin, and their happy little girl, Lissy! This family session, in the early autumn of the Shenandoah Valley, was simply lovely. Well…with the exception of few bugs…;) My family loves this family. They are a family who seeks after the Lord, who work to have a loving home, and who value teaching their […]

Family Photography

October 9, 2020

James and Devin- Family Portrait Session – Star Tannery, Virginia – Shenandoah Valley Photographer

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Oh, the sweetness that surrounds the first birthday! You have a sweet little baby, sweet decorations and clothes, and a sweet cake. It’s just such a sweet time to capture in the life of the baby, the momma and daddy, and in the life of the family as a whole! This little girl reached her […]

Family Photography

September 26, 2020

First Year Cake Smash- Woodstock, Virginia- Shenandoah Valley Photographer

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Meet Dan and Kallie. This sweet couple were the recipients of one of my family giveaways. It was perfect. My daughter and I drew Kallie’s name out of hat and announced to her she had won to find out that on that very same day she and her husband had been placed to begin the […]

Family Photography, Photography

September 25, 2020

Dan and Kallie- adoption announcement- Skyline Drive, Virginia Session

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Northern Virginia Brand Photographer, TRUE Whole Human Brand Session, office and virtual work session. Small business, fun husband and wife team business owners.

Brand Photography

September 23, 2020

True Whole Human Personal Brand Session-Part 3- Northern Virginia Brand Photographer

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Northern Virginia Brand Photographer, TRUE Whole Human Brand Session, wholistic health, fitness session. Small business, fun husband and wife team business owners.

Photography

September 23, 2020

TRUE Whole Human Brand Session- Fitness Brand- Northern Virginia Brand Photographer

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Northern Virginia Brand Photographer, TRUE Whole Human Brand Session, wholistic health, kitchen, cooking and outdoor dining session. Small business, fun husband and wife team business owners.

Photography

September 23, 2020

TRUE Whole Human Personal Brand Session- Kitchen and Outdoor Summer Dining Brand- Northern Virginia Personal Brand Photographer

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A Legacy of Faith, Hope, and Love I know I say this all of the time…but family sessions are my favorites, and my passion! Especially when I am able to photograph a family who is living in a legacy that has been sculpted from the beginning of one marriage and the children they raised into […]

Family Growth, Photography

August 12, 2020

The Duvall Family- a multigenerational family session in Boyce, Virginia

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Family Sessions are for Exploring What a breath of fresh air- literally! This session was my first outing for a family portrait session since the start of the stay at home order, and it was great. I was able to take my whole family to work with me as we photographed these sweet friends of […]

Photography

July 16, 2020

Tim and Emily – A Family Session in Culpeper, Virginia

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a first birthday covid-19 style – happy birthday little man Did you know that this little man’s momma had a first year birthday bash planned for him?! Just like the rest of the world, we adjusted in light of covid-19 and the orders that have been set in place. So instead of a big birthday […]

Uncategorized

April 25, 2020

First Year Milestone, Culpeper Virginia Photographer

Virginia Newborn Photographer, family photographer, milestones photographer

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those bright blue eyes- a three month marker session Isn’t it amazing how a baby’s smile literally brightens the room? This was such a happy session. I have so much fun photographing babies and children. There are laughs and funny faces, snuggles and snacks, and a good time all around. Maybe it’s because I have […]

Photography

March 4, 2020

Milestone Session, Newborn and Family Northern Virginia Photographer

Hey friend!

If you’re on this journal, then you probably know that I’m a photographer mom. Photography has become an avenue for creativity on a personal level and a fulfilling source of income for my family. I love it. But something I love even more is my family. And beyond even that, is my God.

I also think that, if you’re looking at this journal, you’re probably one of the people I love talking to and working with. Someone who is balancing life, with all of its hats, as if you’re the Cat in the Hat on a rainy-inside-day. (Side note- even the Cat in the Hat dropped his balancing act!) 

And, maybe you’ve got it all together, or maybe you don’t, but you could always use a little, real, and honest encouragement. 

So, friend, here I am! Your local 'friend-who-also-happens-to-be-a-photographer,' writing to you about my "real-time" life, in the context of my faith, with the goal to offer encouragement. Encouragement that God is good. That you’re not alone. That I, just like you, care deeply about my family, their faith, and that we all finish the race and meet our God to hear, "well done good and faithful servant." And that big things come from little steps in the right direction. I know because I’m often taking baby steps in my slow growth in Christ. ;) So, if you're reading these journal entries, you're going to see some of my favorite work that I've created with my amazing clients, but you'll also see me, trying to live with eternity in mind and honor God through what he has entrusted to me.

 

Em Rae