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Personal branding & headshots for your business ​

First Impressions Online, Lasting Connections In Person

Your business is a reflection of who you are. In this digital era, our appearance and the vibes we emit can speak for us before we utter a single word.


Many people struggle to portray their true selves online. It often feels like we’re caught in a translation gap between our in-person and online personas. If you camera-shy, worried that your photo won’t capture your authentic personality or you are not sure about what is camera ready wardrobe or makeover, rest assured, you’re not alone in this.


At Joy Rahat Portraits, we understand this challenge deeply. We know the frustration of investing time and money in photos that fall short of your expectations.

With over 20 years of experience creating business branding images, Joy Rahat Branding served clients internationally and nationwide, from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies,          (Google, Amazon, Capital One etc.).

Whether you’re a high-powered executive or someone looking to elevate their personal branding, or changing careers  and want the best headshots, check the before & afters below. We offer an all-inclusive and transformative experience.  Let us craft stunning, attention-grabbing photos for you.


Joy Rahat Portraits” is in Loft Studios, Sterling/Ashburn, 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, all conveniently at the client’s doorsteps. 

Change can be challenging...

Joy is a straight shooter and knows what she is doing. I was nervous going in and then realized I had signed up to get this! Change can be challenging and Joy walked me through each step and explained why she was asking me to make the changes she recommended. I am so happy with the results and am getting comments all the time about my new look and brand. Thanks Joy! I highly recommend Joy to any executive woman looking to go to the next level.

- Michele Ashby
Corporate Board Training For Women | Denver, Colorado

Bring out the best of you

Joy has such a unique ability to bring out the best of you in portraits and branding. When working with her the creative ideas flow out of her. Joy is an expert at what she does!

- Valaria Dock | CEO Bolana Enterprises, Inc.

Behing the Project

Who Is This For?

Personal branding portraits are ideal for C-level executives and business owners who are the face and voice of their brand, and who are dedicated to constantly elevating it.


Our all-inclusive packages are crafted for busy CEOs and executive team members, and our team takes care of everything from concept and content to wardrobe styling and camera-ready makeup, followed by a guided portrait experience.


Our sessions can be held at the studio or on location.

Before & After​

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.

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.


Our mini-session is designed for those who need quick and efficient headshots on a budget, It’s perfect for updating your profile images in a hurry.

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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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