About

Rae Barnes

Rae Barnes

Establishing her business in 2004, Rae Barnes set out to serve her clients with timeless images that will tell their unique story. That desire to document a family's place in history doesn't stop when the shutter closes or Lightroom has finished exporting. Your family portraits deserve to be more than pixels on a screen, and Rae will help you transform your memories to heirlooms your family will enjoy for many, many years.

Parent + Client

About You

You are busy. You are working hard to provide for your family, and time is a luxury that you wish you had more of...

I get it. I'm with you.

My goal is for your portrait experience to be effortless (other than wrangling that toddler into his clothes). I will help you plan your outfits. We will make the kids think we are just playing for an hour or so, while I just happen to be taking gorgeous portraits of them.

And, then, I will come back to your home to show you what I captured of your family. I will show you all of the various heirloom album options, and I will measure your walls and show you what sizes of wall art are appropriate in your space.

We will work together to create the perfect pieces for your home and your lifestyle. And, then, we will personally deliver and even install your custom wall art for you!

Photographer + Mom

About Rae

Photographer since 1997. Business owner since 2004. Wife since 2005. Mom since 2009. Mom of 4 since 2015. Photography teacher and business mentor since 2016.

Life is crazy and messy, but I wouldn't have it any other way. Becoming a mom was one of the hardest things I've done, next to creating a business from the ground up straight out of college. But, both of these have shaped who I am to my core.

Being a mom has made me a more patient photographer and more intentional business owner. Being a photographer has made me appreciate how quickly my kids change and grow, and being a business owner makes me cherish the gift it is to spend time with my kids. I can't imagine life without all of these elements balancing me!

I was born and raised in North Carolina. I fell in love with my husband in Colorado. I was a newlywed in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. And, I settled into life as a mom in the suburbs of Philadelphia. Life is a crazy ride. I'm thankful I get to do what I do for a living.

Portrait Art

Invest In Your Family Portraits

Due to the custom nature of our work, the amount you can expect to spend could vary greatly. Typical family portrait sessions have a $1000 minimum commission. Most families choose to invest well beyond the minimum for their custom wall portraits, gift prints and heirloom albums.