Joy Rahat Portraits

I am Joy

A little about myself.

JOY Rahat a published photographer and brand architect, is renowned for her timeless and refined portrait aesthetics.


Joy caters to clients in the VA, DC, and MD areas, while also embarking on nationwide journeys to provide personalized business branding & headshots, custom family, beauty (boudoir) and high school senior portraits, all conveniently at the client’s doorstep.


Beyond photography, her unique branding approach not only creates stunning portraits but also transforms self and public perceptions.


With a diverse portfolio working with top brands and CEOs internationally and nationwide, from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, Joy Rahat elevates your Personal Brand with her visionary touch.



I believe people respond to people – it’s that simple. It is all about H2H ( Human to Human) not B2B.

Passionate About


I thrive on empowering and inspiring women and men to find their voices and to become confident in their personal and professional lives.



I Immigrated from the beautifully mountainous and warmly hospitable Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia, and am now a proud United States citizen.

As Seen on TV: Good Day DC

Good day, DC invited me for a live interview to share my tips on how to look your best for holiday photos. I was able to briefly share about basic posing for the camera and photographing the team there, so they could see their images straight out of the camera. It was so intense and so fast that I could only share and show so little in the given super short timeframe

As Seen on TV Fox 5 Joy Rahat Portraits

Annual Mother & Son and Self Portrait Tradition


Every year, I intentionally schedule two portrait experiences: one with my teenage son and one for myself. 


While I have my own portrait session to celebrate myself and gain a new perspective, just as I do for my clients, the mother-son session is particularly special. 


Like many typical teenagers, he does not like to be photographed, but once a year, he grants me full permission, and I take full advantage of it. This allows us to not only capture legacy portraits but also create a very bonding experience.

Mother & Son

Joy & Celebration

Let me create your stunning portraits that you'll be proud to share with the world!

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