Joy Rahat Portraits

Seniors & Teens & Dance Portraits

Magazine Cover Experience

For Busy Parents of Teens

From high school graduations and sweet sixteen birthday parties to quinceañeras and celebrations of your passionate dancer teens, at Joy Rahat Portraits, we specialize in creating a magazine-worthy experience for your children. 

Joy Rahat Portraits is a perfect place to celebrate and showcase your children’s individuality while boosting their self-confidence to a whole new level.

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Memories that will be a part of our family...

My daughter had her high school senior portraits taken by Joy. The entire experience was wonderful, and provided memories that will be a part of our family for a long time. It was important to Joy to meet with us, and get to know us, and then, she was available when we were shopping for wardrobe items. The portrait session was comfortable and fun! And the end products, the portraits, were fabulous!

- Ruth W

I wanted a memorable experience...

Joy is truly an outstanding photographer! For my daughter’s 16th Birthday, I was looking for more than photos, I wanted a memorable experience and Joy exceeded our expectations. She and her team provided hair styling, makeup, wardrobe access, and pre-shoot wardrobe consultation. Joy is a consummate professional, and the pictures are absolutely stunning.

- Sheronne D
Based on 70 reviews
Candice Saffield
Candice Saffield
My beauty portrait photoshoot with Joy on May 15 was absolutely amazing! Joy is such a beautiful person who truly cares about her clients! She is a true professional, and her work is incredibly stunning! You will be so amazed to see yourself throughout the sessions with her. She made me feel so comfortable and gave me such a wonderful experience! I plan to book more sessions with Joy for future photoshoots! If you are wondering if you should hire Joy for your portraits, please take my advice and do not hesitate to call her!!! She's the absolute best!
Sarah E. E. Shepherd
Sarah E. E. Shepherd
Joy is a wonderful artist and professional. I cannot express how impressed I was at the process and outcome of our work together. From preparation to the day of our shoot, we worked together and I felt supported and elevated at every step. Thank you Joy!
Merri Sanchez
Merri Sanchez
The photo shoot with Joy was a phenomenal experience. She is a consummate professional with a great eye for style and helping her subjects pose. I am very happy with the selected images!
Lisa Edwards
Lisa Edwards
Working with Joy was unlike any photo shoot experience I’ve ever had. The advance preparation gave me confidence that I was ready for success when the day arrived. Joy’s suggestions about style and wardrobe shifted the way I think about my look and what I want to convey. She instantly made me feel at ease when the session began. Her clear feedback was appreciated and resulted in photos I LOVE 💗 I highly recommend Joy to anyone looking for amazing photos & to have fun on the way!
Meghan B
Meghan B
I was very impressed by Joy Rahat, and her photography skills. I loved how she was extremely knowledgeable on posing, lighting, and how to get that excellent shot. I really wanted to get my professional headshots done for some time, but in the past I have had photos not necessarily convey the version of myself I wanted to portray, but Joy and her expertise came to the rescue and she provided gorgeous photos. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone! She knows how to make you feel like your best self!
S.T Herbert
S.T Herbert
Joy Rahat as a photographer is quite informative and provides valuable insights for potential clients. She has a great talent for capturing various skin tones with minimal editing, which is essential for producing natural-looking and stunning photographs. Additionally, the prices are fair for the quality of work, which is a significant factor for many people when selecting a photographer. It's also helpful to mention that Joy is professional, easy to work with, and has a keen eye for fashion and design, which are essential qualities for any good photographer. However, the only con is having to sign a waiver, giving Joy the rights to the photos to use in advertising and promotional materials. While this may be a concern for some clients, it is common practice for photographers to retain the rights to their work to protect their intellectual property and to use their work for self-promotion. It would be helpful to clarify this point and assure potential clients that Joy will handle their images with professionalism and care. Overall, Joy Rahat is helpful and talented, and it highlights the strengths of her work as a photographer. I know this feedback will undoubtedly help others in their search for a skilled and reliable photographer. Thank you Joy Rahat for a great experience!
Natalie Harris
Natalie Harris
I had such a great experience with Joy! She absolutely knows how to get you in your best look and take the perfect shot! She's amazing!!
Joy is beautifully talented! My session was done quickly and professionally. I've received so many compliments, her work speaks for itself! You won't be disappointed! Book you session today and level up your professional photos!
Jessica Lawshe
Jessica Lawshe
My husband, 6 year old and I had an amazing experience with Joy! She helped us coordinate our outfits prior to the photoshoot, was patient with us and captured such organic moments (my favorite) as well as our now iconic family Portrait that hangs in our dining room. Thank you so much!!
Edith Sabin
Edith Sabin
It was for my daughter 16th birthday. Joy and her makeup artist made my daughter feel comfortable and beautiful from the inside out. She made herself available to us… she was not in a rush and the photos turned out beautiful. Thanks for the experience and my daughter enjoyed every bit of it.

Watch Behind The Scenes Experience

Do you want to see behind the scenes of how we create magazine cover images? This feature showcases three high school senior photography experiences:

  • Dance and ballet photos, captured both in the studio and outdoors, next to historic buildings in Downtown Winchester.
  • This was a gift from a mother to her daughter as a graduation present. It turned into a siblings and mother-daughter experience for their family. The session was held in the studio, including makeup and wardrobe changes, as well as their favorite outdoor pictures.
  • The last one is our epic urban-style prom and graduation photo shoot in Tyson’s Corner, Northern Virginia, featuring the best prom and evening gowns from The Signature dress shop in Washington, DC, VA, and MD.

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Joy Rahat Portrait” is situated in Loft Studios, with locations in Loudoun County, VA and Frederick, MD. We cater 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.

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