Rae studied photography and graphic design at Emily Carr College of Art and Design in Vancouver B.C. She dropped out after three years to go skydiving. Her travels took her to London England, Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto.
Then, in 2004 and before the trend, Rae bought a house and moved to Hamilton, Ontario starting her own website design and photography business. Working closely with small business throughout the region, she returned to her photography roots and incorporated her unique eye into each website.
Her clients included five of Hamilton’s Business Improvement Areas, among other clients, and her work garnered two nominations and an Honorary Mention at the Hamilton Tourism Awards. A brief list of clients includes:
As the business grew, she decided to move full time into photography, offering staff, product, portrait and event photography. The website company was sold and Rae set up her new business, lumaRae Photography, in a converted industrial building in Hamilton, specializing in in-studio and on-site photography for small business and independent business people.
Then in 2020, before the world went crazy with the pandemic, she started looking for a smaller community.
Rae is now in the process of remodelling a location in Picton, Prince Edward County, to house her new photography studio.