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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Sessions that Stand Out Three different sessions (one a family portrait session, one a baptism in Washington D.C., and the other a senior portrait session,) three different styles, all the same season… Winter! Friends, do not be afraid of the winter portrait session! The winter season yields its own beauty and has a lot to […]

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February 10, 2020

Northern Virginia Photographer-Winter Sessions

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At the Playground with the Neeley Family January in Virginia doesn’t necessarily mean freezing cold temperatures; and even if it did, this family was ready to brave those chills for this session! But it was still pretty chilly. Thankfully, Nicole and her crew brought along some delicious hot coffee which, when paired with this humorous […]

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February 3, 2020

Neeley Family Session- Rockland Park, Front Royal Virginia Photographer

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A Fresh Way to Style Your Hair This session was unique for me in that it was indoors and that it was a branding session. And it was so much fun! The day was spent with laughter and play as I worked with the girls from Radiant Beauty Hair and Makeup and their beautiful and […]

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November 8, 2019

Radiant Beauty Hair and Makeup- Branding Session – Northern Virginia Photographer

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An evening with the Neff family This session was unique in that is was a “mini” family session. I was privileged to meet and get to know this beautiful family for only about 40 minutes, but it was a great time none the less! We met over at Culpeper, Virginias Mountain Run Lake Park to […]

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November 4, 2019

Neff Family Portraits, Culpeper, Virginia, Northern Virginia Photographer

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    A Day in Woodstock with Alexander Autumn is in full swing in the Shenandoah Valley and I am so excited! This session with Alexander could not have been more pleasant. The leaves have turned into their golden colors and the rainy morning gave way to a beautiful, sunny evening. Just perfect for capturing […]

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November 4, 2019

Alexander’s Senior Portraits, Woodstock, Virginia- Northern Virginia Photographer

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  Sean and Cassidy’s Engagement Session Fall is in full swing out here in Virginia, and this session gave us a good taste of the chilly rain that often accompanies the changing leaves! Normally, rain like we experienced this chilly fall evening would be reason to reschedule- but with the expectation of our 4th baby’s […]

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October 26, 2019

Sean and Cassidy, Engagement Session, Regency at Dominion Valley, Haymarket, Virginia Photographer

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A Morning in Front Royal, Virginia with Kimber This senior session was such a refreshing time for this photographer. Not only is early morning my favorite time to photograph (because of the clean light, the fresh air, and the necessary cup of coffee), but when you add meeting up with this beautiful senior and her […]

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May 21, 2019

A Senior Session with Kimber- Front Royal, Virginia Photography

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