Deep Creek

Family & group photography


Ready for big groups! Happy hour drinks and morning mimosas allowed - you're on vacation!


And that's the vibe of photo time...easy, fun and efficient so you can get back to vacation mode. We can meet where you're staying (if outdoor space is suitable) close to sunrise or sunset so we're in the best light possible. We'll work through a variety of groupings, find out who the funny uncle is and hope for lots of laughs because that's when the genuine smiles come out. Smiling at the camera the whole time not encouraged.

In summer, we can hop on a boat or splash feet in the water. In fall, we can chase the colorful leaves. In winter, we can hope for snow and I'll bring the hand warmers. And in spring, we can hope for golden sun against the barren trees. It's all possible within the natural beauty of Deep Creek...

Sessions available for single families, multi-family groups, reunions, bachelor and bachelorette groups, and more. Want to figure out which type of session works best for your family or group? 

What's Possible

Please Reach out!

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 are not afraid to splash your feet in the water...or if one of your grandkids prefers flip flops for pictures.

You can hand over the trust! Step back (and relax!), let me do the work and know that I'll capture what's needed.

You are not afraid of a somewhat larger personality conducting your group - AKA Jessica the photog with the yellow camera bag. :)

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

Does this sound like you?

- lisa from north carolina

I wanted to drop a quick note to tell you how fabulous you were in dealing with and photographing my sweet but sometimes unruly family! Everyone was very impressed with how well you handled us and the number of photo groups you were able to accomplish in such a short time. It’s not easy to please every one of my family members, but you did it!

"Everyone was impressed!"

Big Fun

Big Reputation

- jamie from maryland

We love Jessica so much, we booked her as a Christmas present for our family! Jessica took family photos of us all while on vacation and they are photos we will cherish forever! My entire family is still talking about how personal, fun, welcoming and wonderful Jessica is. BOOK HER NOW YALL! She’s also loaded with Deep Creek knowledge.

"book her now!"

Photography Packages

Family & Group

Beautiful scenery, your friends and family, pictures and fun for everyone...
a great way to remember your time at Deep Creek!

Single family sessions start at $475, multi-family sessions start at $675. Bachelor, bachelorette and other groups, custom packages are available for you!

All sessions include:
  • online gallery of edited images + downloadable images
  • release that says you can print on your own
  • The JFP Color Guide for outfit coordination

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Deep Creek Families & GROUPS,

If you're visiting and staying in a rental with a large, flat outdoor space that we can move around in, I'll come to you. (This is easiest for those with six kids under the age of ten.)

The beach area of Deep Creek Lake State Park is the only public water access and it makes for a beautiful photo location - plenty of grass space to move around in, plenty of sand, a rocky shoreline to climb, and water to splash your feet in.

we have six kids under the age of ten. Is that okay?

No worries! I'm up for the challenge! Funny uncle jokes, asking them to come up with gross ice cream flavors and letting them splash their feet in the water will keep them interested. 

What do we do if it rains?

We reschedule, if possible. If you're only in Deep Creek for a short time, we'll schedule earlier in your visit so we have room to move if there's bad weather. All session packages for families and groups visiting include a back-up date. Photos are not done inside.

If it's snowing, we move forward (family photos can be done in winter, too). But if it's insanely cold, we can look to reschedule.

where will we take pictures?

Moms, dads, grandmas, and grandpas frequently ask...

Can we wear sunglasses?

Absolutely, positively YES!

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Meanwhile, you can also connect with me here:

If I’m available for your photo needs, I may call you before diving into emails. So be on the lookout for a 412 number (that’s me!) within 48 hours. If it’s Friday, you’ll hear from me early next week. 

Thank you!