toddler in bear sweater poses during fall family photos

I get it. Seirously, I really do. I absolutely get what it’s like preparing for family photo sessions. We’ve been lucky enough to get some amazing family photos in the past from some incredible humans and talented photographers but it’s still not easy. There are the outfits, the scheduling, the weather-watching, the self-confidence issues… it’s […]


March 8, 2021

3 Tips for Preparing Kids for Photo Sessions

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Lake Linganore family photos with Wendy Zook

If you follow the Wendy Zook newsletter (you can subscribe HERE), you may have seen that this Spring, my 2021 photo sessions can be offered in both regular format or a mini (shortened) version. You may be asking yourself — what’s better for me and my family? I have some pros and cons that may […]


March 1, 2021

Mini Sessions Versus Full Sessions: Which Photo Sessions Are Best for You?

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fall Riverfront Family Portraits in Alexandria

The Ortiz family were new clients of mine this past year! We decided on riverfront family portraits in Alexandria and found the cutest little place to have their portraits taken. I’m so glad I was able to meet this beautiful family last year! Riverfront Family Portraits in Alexandria VA It was a perfect combination of […]


February 8, 2021

An Autumn Family Photo Session in Alexandria, Virginia, with Wendy Zook Photography

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family of four poses with dog on walkway in Lake Linganore

This family of four had one of the most picture-perfect days for their fall family photo session in Frederick County. We met up along Lake Linganore and were blessed with a gorgeous day. It was peak fall foliage and their outfits complemented the colors so well. Fall Family Photo Session in Frederick County We chose […]


February 1, 2021

Bright Colors & Big Smiles: An Outdoor Fall Family Photo Session in Frederick County

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family of four walks along pathway in Lake Linganore

This family was one of many new clients for me this year! And I’m so grateful they traveled to one of my favorite spots for our session together. I just love their Lake Linganore family photo session in the gorgeous fall leaves! Lake Linganore Family Photo Session As soon as we met, I knew it […]


January 25, 2021

Smiles and Snuggles: A Lake Linganore Family Photo Session in Perfect Fall Foliage

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fall family photo session in Lake Linganore

Every once in a while, there’s pure magic. It’s a combination like this: incredible family + great personalities + gorgeous Autumn colors + beautiful hometown backdrops = PERFECTION. I’m so in love with this fall family photo session in Lake Linganore! Outdoor Fall Family Photo Session I don’t even want to keep you from seeing […]


January 18, 2021

Personality & Pizazz: An Outdoor Fall Family Photo Session in Lake Linganore

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senior leans against blue window frame in Ellicott City

I first met Emma at her aunt’s wedding that I photographed in the summer of 2020. Emma was elegant and wise beyond her years — helpful and kind and cheerful as she ran errands and helped family while prepping for Elizabeth’s wedding day. Ellicott City Senior Portraits A couple of months later, Emma’s mom reached […]

Senior pics

January 11, 2021

Emma in Ellicott: A Senior Photo Session in Downtown Ellicott City with Wendy Zook

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Frederick County family portraits with Wendy Zook

I have photographed Kellie’s family multiple times now! We’ve captured family sessions, a maternity session and now their first Frederick County Family Portraits as a family of four!. Frederick County Family Portraits Their oldest daughter, Leila, is one of the sweetest girls I’ve ever known. She is fun and adventures and joy and spunk. In […]


January 4, 2021

Returning Clients & Growing Families: Photographing a Family of Four in Frederick County

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Wendy Zook's 2020 Recap: A Look Back at 2020 in Photography, Personal & more

Oh 2020. A lot of people have a lot of grief with you. I’m not going to sugarcoat it and ooze positivity out in a way that would hurt so many people, but I am going to focus on things added, things learned and things loved in this really, really interesting year. Today, I want to […]


December 31, 2020

Wendy Zook’s 2020 Recap: A Look Back at 2020 in Photography, Personal & more

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At the beginning of the year, I made a goal of reading 22 books in 2020 and today I’ll be sharing my top 10 books of 2020. I love reading but there always seems to be something that pulls me away from reading at certain times of the year — photography in the Spring or […]

Personal, Uncategorized

December 28, 2020

My Favorite Books of 2020 — My Top 10 Books I Read This Year

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