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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Wendy Zook shares her family's Christmas traditions including tree decorating, Gingerbread houses, their elf and favorite movies

I have always loved this time of year, so so much. I especially love the traditions — old ones to continue and new ones to create. This year, my husband and I are feeling and celebrating the holidays times a million this year. We’re doing what we can to make the end of a tricky […]


December 24, 2020

Traditions & Gratitude: Creating Christmas Memories

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family of six poses together during Lake Linganore Family Photos

One very foggy and very chilly early morning, Tracy and her large family met me in one of my favorite Lake Linganore locations for their family photos. Tracy told me it had been a really long time since they had decent photos of their family of six. They were well overdue for their Lake Lingnaore […]


December 23, 2020

A Foggy Photo Session for a Large Family in Frederick County

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family of four poses on path along lake in Frederick MD

When we moved to Maryland three and a half years ago, I had no idea how much I would fall in love with our Lake Linganore community. Or how many treasures it would hand me for my photography business. Lake Linganore I went from a predominantly wedding photographer to a near-full-time family and portrait photographer. […]

Behind the Scenes

December 21, 2020

Loving Where I Live and Where I Photograph: Lake Linganore Photography Locations

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family portraits in Downtown Frederick

Carrie and her family are so special — they are inspirational in their closeness and commitment to each other and their community. This fall, we met for a Downtown Frederick family session and it was seriously just SO much fun. These four make me laugh and it’s such a gift. Downtown Frederick Fall Photo Session […]


December 17, 2020

Downtown Frederick Fall Photo Session for a Family of Four

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Details for giveaway with Gina Marie Beauty and Frederick senior portrait photographer Wendy Zook

Wendy is going to team up with Gina Marie Beauty to offer makeup and pampering AND a photo session with Wendy to one lucky winner. We’re looking for bright spots and good news stories and tales of people who have spread joy and deserve joy. Giveaway with Gina Marie Beauty This year, we especially want […]

Senior pics

December 14, 2020

Giveaway with Gina Marie Beauty

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