Rae studied photography and graphic design at Emily Carr College of Art and Design in Vancouver, B.C. After 3 years, she dropped out to pursue her love of skydiving. Her moves took her to London England, Calgary, Edmonton and then Toronto where she worked as an AdRep for NOW Magazine.
In 2004, before the trend, Rae bought a house and moved to Hamilton, starting her own Website Design Business, StylinDESIGN. Working closely with small business throughout the region, she returned to her photography roots and incorporated her unique eye into each website.
Her website and design clients included five of Hamilton’s Business Improvement Areas: Ottawa Street BIA, Concession Street BIA, Hamilton International Village, Barton Village BIA, Ancaster Heritage Village BIA plus Government of Canada Discovery Centre and City of Hamilton Nash Jackson House; garnering two nominations and an Honorary Mention at the Hamilton Tourism Awards.
As the business grew, she decided to move full time into photography, selling StylinDESIGN (to the very capable Ms. Eva Eaton) and creating lumaRae Photography.
Rae specializes in on-site photography for small business and operates a studio and office in the Bay Area of Hamilton’s North End.