Jessica here! Ready to bring some excitement through color, beautiful scenery, and this place we call home - Deep Creek, Maryland! 

I’ve been photographing our area’s visiting families and destination weddings since 2013 and find a bit of responsibility in making sure you enjoy Deep Creek to the fullest, and that you want to come back.

So here I am to make your picture-taking experience a breeze AND make sure you have a good time in Deep Creek too! It's a bold claim, but I truly believe I'm the photographer with the most Deep Creek experience.

My Background

Deep Creek in Garrett County, MD… the westernmost part of the state! Where the mountains meet the lake and families and friends come to celebrate!


Jessica Fike! It used to be Vilella, people always had a hard time saying and spelling it. Viva Italia!

When I'm Not Working...

I'm thinking about working, ha! Also trying to get my kids up and out the door so we can enjoy this place and the wonderful people here. Let’s meet our friends at the park, let’s go somewhere new! So maybe if I’m not working or thinking about work, I’m planning activities.

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My Approach

To photography....it's all about the light! Without light, there's no photos. Without GOOD light, there's bad photos...or at least photos that don't show off my subjects well. Early morning and evening sunlight are top priority, then comes finding the best backdrops, and we've got plenty of those here. The water, the waterfalls, the mountains in the distance, the evergreen-filled forest...they inspire me, and I like to step back and allow them to do so. We add in a couple or a family in front and the magic really happens. Smiling at the camera the whole time is not a requirement - interaction and movement are encouraged.

Lover of deep creek

tour guide

lover of color
finder of good light
holler-er for a good picture!



My Favorite (Overlapping) roles to play!

It’s been said that my superpower is remembering names. 22 people in your wedding party or family and you don’t think I can remember alllll their names? Challenge accepted.

I don’t mind chatting on the phone and still get excited when an unknown number pops up. Sure, caller ID was nice, but where’s the thrill?

My birthday is December 11th…my husband Brian and my oldest Ally also have that birthday. #birthdaytrifecta

All photos on this site, except a few, were taken in Deep Creek + Garrett County, MD. Can you find the ones that were taken elsewhere?

I’m a chronic idea thinker-upper. Need a new idea? Let me know and I’ll make one up for you.

Fun Facts


deep creek Photographer & Tour Guide


JFP videographer & SEcond Shooter

my mom


If it's a larger wedding job...big venue, lots of people, hours and hours of coverage...I bring a second shooter, usually Christine or my mom. Fun fact about my mom: She was a wedding photographer too and I used to be her helper when I was a teenager!

The kids do not come with me, unless it's a friendly environment during summer sessions - if they can jump and splash around on their own, it works out nicely! I may start commissioning my oldest to either be an entertainer for the littles or a behind-the-scenes capturer.

my three kids



Meet  the

You’re wanting photos done in Deep Creek + Garrett County, MD! While I do some traveling, I am trying to focus as much of my work in this area as I can.

You aren’t afraid to splash your feet in the water! Whether you’re with your family on vacation or in a wedding dress…

You can hand over the trust! Trust that I’ll capture what’s needed and will know exactly how to handle most people-y situations. :)

You aren’t afraid of having a lot of people around, or at least being around someone with a large personality, like me.

Communication is important to you! A special high five if you’re okay discussing photography matters on the phone and agree it can be more efficient than emails.

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Oh em gee, wow! These are perfect. I love every single one of them! I can't tell you how much Michael and I love these pictures! I have shared the email with my family and bridal party because you went above and beyond and took pictures of everyone, not just myself and Michael. I am so so pleased... I can't pick a favorite because there are too many! Jessica, I am just so tickled... you have helped to make out day so special and captured moments that we did not even know occurred!

"I can't pick a favorite!"

- Dani

Jessica is amazing and she made us feel so comfortable! Having her capture our wedding was like having my best friend with me for every moment! Jessica's photos are fun, whimsical, and sophisticated!

We are not a stoic couple and did not want posed (or trying-too-hard) photos! Jessica was able to capture our personalities and the elegance of the day! I can't stop looking at our photos!

"Jessica is amazing!"

- Jessica and brandon

The best decision I could have made for my wedding was hiring Jessica Fike as a photographer! I was in a wedding prior that she was a photographer for and seeing how organized and easy and strategic she was to work with is what convinced me! She makes you feel so comfortable and helps teach you how to pose and smile and look so natural! She keeps you on schedule throughout your day and captures so much emotion in her photos. She is worth every penny plus more!

" the best decision."

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