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Our Photography is Timeless. We craft heirloom pieces for one of a kind couples who honor traditions.

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The Why

Hey you. I'm Samantha, but you can call me Sam. If you believe that little details tell the best story and the best images are ones showing the most emotion, then I am raising my drinki poo to you. And if you honor traditions while working to create your own, then I am making you your own drink. But seriously though...that is what I believe in.

An image tells a tale about who you are, where you are, what you love, what you believe in and where you are going. Rae Allen Photography focuses on journalistic storytelling. Our wish, and our why is a hope that you will looking back on your images and FEEL the moment, and relive the memory.

If all of this makes sense to you, then let's do this thing and make some epic memories.

You’re on the hunt for the Best Austin Wedding Photographer.


Yay, woohoo, finally, let’s do this! Let’s get hitched in Austin! Or Belton, or Any where in Central Texas! You have been waiting for this day to come and NOW it’s here!

However, you’ve recently realized there’s a lot that goes into planning a Central Texas wedding.

You might have found that you are getting just a tad overwhelmed, while looking for those one-of-a-kind vendors.

We get it. Similarly, we went through that feeling too when Eric and I (Samantha) got married back in October of 2018. And everyone has an opinion on what YOU should do on your day right?

Especially when it comes to finding the best Central Texas photographer for you.

Wedding Wire releases an annual report every year on trends, and it was no big surprise that the top two vendor categories selected by couples are venues and photographers.  

Does that surprise you? Us either.

However, the most popular place couples increase their budget is on photographers. So how is it everyone you know, knows someone that can “do” photography?

In spite of all this information and data, why is uncle Tim all of a sudden an option to be your photographer, but he’s never shot a wedding before?

Oh boy….

You wouldn’t commission a novice to paint a portrait of your family to hang on your wall would you? Two words. Stick figures. Obviously.

So, why would you ever choose a random person someone suggested to you or a family member with little to no experience to shoot YOUR BIGGEST DAY?

To clarify, This isn’t meant to freak you out.

It is meant to challenge the way you view your wedding and how you want to remember it. Because at Rae Allen Photography, we want you to remember your wedding day as a calm, joyful experience that you had because your Belton photographer, was AH-MAZING.

“Stunning photography with amazing Austin Wedding photographers,”
– Sarah, Rae Allen Bride

And at the end of it all? You have incredible imagery, that communicates a full story about your Austin wedding and who you are as a couple.

No matter who you choose though, and it’s without a doubt we think we are pretty rad, we want you to choose your photographer based on style, vibe, and personality.

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Rae Allen Photography believes in purposeful photography that evokes emotion. We don't follow trends, we follow our hearts. Which is why we not only craft steller images for you, we also offer a guide book that helps you decide on other wedding vendors. Check out our Bride Guide in the About Us section.