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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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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