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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I’m a lover of all the seasons, truly. I need seasons in my world. Frankly, I love the extremes and I love the in-betweens. I need all four seasons.And, I know I’m not supposed to play favorites, so don’t tell the other seasons but… Autumn is my favorite. I love the peace and calm it […]


November 5, 2020

Color, Calm & Creativity: My Favorite Things about Autumn

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My friends joke that I have a dozen different “jobs”. I do wear a lot of hats (Community Team Member for the Rising Tide Society, photographer and mentor and advocate). Truthfully, I love to keep busy and follow things that I’m passionate about. Selling ONEHOPE Wine as a Cause Entrepreneur Earlier this year, I joined […]


November 2, 2020

Selling ONEHOPE Wine: A Yummy Treat for a Good Cause

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I love in-home lifestyle newborn sessions. They’re as easy as possible for tired and overwhelmed new parents. You don’t have to pack up Baby or clothes. No supplies have to be gathered. And you definitely don’t have to get in the car, travel, spend hours somewhere else or anything like that. I come to you! […]


October 29, 2020

Making it Easy: Prepping for an In-Home Lifestyle Newborn Session with Wendy Zook

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Photo Session in Lake Linganore with Wendy Zookeeper's

About a week after my Photo Session in Lake Linganore with Meredith and her family, I passed her on a walking trail in her neighborhood while photographing another family. “I LOVE the photos so much,” she yelled! These are the moments I love as a photographer. Family Photo Session in Lake Linganore This was my […]


October 26, 2020

Outdoor Adventuring: An Outdoor Family Photo Session in Lake Linganore

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mom and dad pose with toddlers

This was such a special session capturing fall family photos on the beach! We had glamorous parents, excited siblings, a lazy puppy and beautiful weather all in one. Christy’s three children each have unique personalities and a lot of spunk. To start, a handsome guy in suspenders who listened so well. Plus a middle sister […]


October 22, 2020

Fall Family Photos on a Beautiful Neighborhood Beach with Frederick Family Photographer Wendy Zook

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