I’m a mama of three (search #adventuresofallyandjack and #adventuresofnewbabenatalie on Instagram to see their cuteness!) and wife to Brian. I’m a natural-light photographer that shoots almost 100% outdoors (at least when it comes to portrait sessions), but I love me some big windows and the dynamic goodness they bring between shadow and light! I’m leader of the GARRETT COUNTY WEDDING PROFESSIONALS and love this little corner of Maryland that we live in, hence THE NEW SITE.
When it comes to taking pictures, I’m mostly inspired by color, unique details, couples that snuggle, and photography adventures. These things get me excited about my job and capturing moments for others, which usually leads to the occasional “Holler!” when shooting. 🙂
I work from home four days a week and try my best to stay away from emails on the weekend. I started this business in 2009 and love where it’s brought me in the world of photography. I’m based in Garrett County, MD where I specialize in working with visiting families and destination weddings at Deep Creek Lake. I’m also available in neighboring states and for the occasional road trip to somewhere beyond.
Deep Creek Lake is located in the center of Garrett County, the most far western county in Maryland. (It still makes me laugh when some say that Western Maryland is Hagerstown. That’s two hours east of here! Anyways…) We border both West Virginia and Pennsylvania, making us very accessible to places like Morgantown and Pittsburgh. You can hop on interstates 79, 68 and 70 (among other major highways like route 40, 48, 119, 219) to get to us. We’re also within a few hours of Ohio, Virginia, and the eastern side of our state, too.
Weddings are so awesome. The emotions, the details, your friends and family, the opportunity to take hundreds (okay, it’s usually thousands!) of pictures, and of course you two, the lovebirds. It’s all so joyful and exciting!
After your wedding, your pictures and video will be some of the only things you have left to remember that most special day. When you’re thumbing through your pictures and watching your video, you want them to make you smile, cry and relive your wedding day all over again.
At JFP, we aim to produce light-filled, joyful, colorful images and videos that do just that. A love for color, good light and unique details influences the mix of traditional, editorial and documentary styles represented in our couples’ final image collections and videos.
But it’s about more than just the pretty pictures and nice video footage. It’s about the experience, too. From the first time we chat, it will be easy and fun. We’ll talk about what you’re hoping for in your pictures (and VIDEO, too…if you’re interested in that).
Sessions are also available for vacationing families at the lake (and actually, these have become a favorite for me ). No matter the size of your group, we can fit everyone in! I’ve photographed groups as large as 26 and even sat them all in a boat, while docked, for an extra special anniversary family photo. On-location, natural-light photography is my specialty so we’ll meet in an outdoor space to take pictures. Local parks, your backyard, a quaint downtown area, Deep Creek Lake…all are wonderful location options!