fall senior photos in Frederick County

Duncan’s mom wanted his senior year to be captured, even though it’s been a topsy-turvy one filled with pandemics, quarantines and a really unconventional school experience. So, we planned an outdoor Frederick County Senior photo session to celebrate Duncan and his achievements! Frederick County Senior Photo Session We wanted to capture Duncan comfortably and authentically […]

Senior pics

December 10, 2020

Outdoors & Authentic: A Frederick County Senior Photo Session

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Maryland lakeside family photos with Wendy Zook

Marissa’s family has stood in front of my camera two years in a row now! Truly, I cannot describe the joy I felt when I saw her name in my e-mail inquiring for another photo session this year. Her family is SO much fun. We laugh and chat our way through an entire easygoing and […]


December 7, 2020

On Repeat and In Joy: A Family Photo Session on the Lake in Frederick County

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Wendy Zook, Frederick MD family photographer + educator shares all about her photography mentoring experience for photographers

I cannot express the joy I feel each and every time I gift clients with my magic “pause button” . I give them the ability to slow down a speedy life and capture it in a few frames of forever memories. Life moves way too quickly; our kids grow up way too fast; we tend […]


December 3, 2020

Why a Photography Mentorship is Right for You Right Now

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lakeside family portraits of four brothers

Katie has four incredible sons — each with different interests and personalities. She came to me asking about doing a session to just highlight those four young guys individually and as brothers together. We planned a Lake Lingnanore family session to capture their playful personalities – and it couldn’t have been more fun! Lake Linganore […]


November 30, 2020

Four Boys and a Lot of Love: Capturing Momma’s Sons in a Lake Linganore Family Photo Session

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family of four poses along waterfront in Frederick County

Believe it or not, Jen’s entire fall family photo session was inspired by a fence. She and I were sharing ideas back and forth while planning their third session with me. Can we take a moment to acknowledge how incredibly lucky I am to have repeat clients who give me the honor of capturing their […]


November 24, 2020

Family Photos in the Fall: A Fall Family Photo Session in Frederick County

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We have all experienced a year that can be described with words like “difficult”, “challenging”, “unique”, “hard” and so many more discouraging words. Sometimes, on especially overwhelming days, it’s hard to find the good things and the positive moments. But it’s Thanksgiving and for just this one day, I want to focus entirely on what […]


November 23, 2020

A Unique Thanksgiving: What I’m Thankful For in a Difficult Year

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family of three walks on pathway along Lake Linganore

I love discovering and befriending neighbors-turned-clients. Tiffany and her family live just one street over from me. I can actually see their house from my house. We share some mutual friends and I always hear the same things about them — that they are friendly, nice, warm, kind. I wanted to capture exactly how wonderful […]


November 19, 2020

Celebrating Big Sis and Baby: A Combination Maternity and Family Photo Session with Wendy Zook

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Frederick MD family photographer shares what's in her bag

I am a worrier and a planner. I’m also a helper. You put all of these things together and you have someone who has thought of just about every “what if” situation and scenario and has a lot of emergency situations covered for you and your photo session. Even for a simple family photo session […]

Behind the Scenes, Business

November 16, 2020

Beyond the Gear: What’s In My Bag for Photo Sessions

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mom kisses son during Lake Lingnanore family photos

Ready or not, the holidays are upon us! It feels like every year we spring through leaves and pumpkins into snow and Christmas carols. And I know you have a lot on your plate this year. So, I’m hoping I can help you out just a smidge. Creating & Ordering Your Holiday Cards Maybe you’ve […]

Business, Holidays

November 12, 2020

Helping with the Holidays: Creating & Ordering Your Holiday Cards

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My newsletter is pretty much the heartbeat of my business. It is a monthly check-in that talks about what I’m celebrating, what I’m offering, what is coming up. It offers sneak peeks for my newsletter subscribers and special announcements to them first. New Newsletter Options for Wendy Zook As I’ve added new elements officially to […]


November 9, 2020

Read All About It: New Newsletter Options for Wendy Zook

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