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 […]

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November 23, 2020

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

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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 […]

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November 5, 2020

Color, Calm & Creativity: My Favorite Things about Autumn

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There are a few things I know for sure:1. Salt air and ocean waves are some of the most healing things for one’s spirits; 2. Getting in photos with my own family is a rare but important treasure; 3. Amanda Hedgepeth is not only a talented photographer but a most incredible human just brimming with […]

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October 16, 2019

Wendy Zook Photography and Family in Front of the Camera: Beach Family Photos by Amanda Hedgepeth

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Fun fact: My own love story began with a blind date. So blind that neither one of us knew the other person was going to be there. We met at a State College (Pennsylvania) Spikes baseball game on a hot summer day with no effort to dress up or plan for how we looked. We […]

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September 26, 2019

Mr & Mrs Zook: Our Love Story and 10th Wedding Anniversary

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When I moved to Rochester, New York, two years ago, I was at a wild crossroads. My identity was all over the place — not only with new geographic surroundings and a new place to call home, but also with my still-new photography business that had just crossed state lines and plopped down in an […]

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July 28, 2017

Tuesdays Together & The Rising Tide Society {How a Spontaneous Leadership Role Changed Me and My Photography Business}

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“One way to make the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.” Photo by: Nicole Starr Photography, Saratoga Springs NY Rochester, New York will always be an incredibly important chapter in my life’s storybook. My time as a Rochester wedding photographer was beyond exciting, encouraging, uplifting and successful. I saw […]

Behind the Scenes, Personal

July 27, 2017

Wendy Zook Photography is Relocating to Maryland! {New Frederick, Maryland Wedding and Engagement Photographer}

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When we had been in our Rochester home for about 18 months and decided we would stay for at least a long time, we wanted to make a house that was “us” and felt a little more adult — namely, getting rid of our inherited floral couches and coming up with storage for the plethora […]

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May 25, 2017

Design and Renovation by The Pin Diva {A Personal Share}

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