Savage Mill

Another location that I enjoy is Savage Mill. There is a unique bridge, nature trails, and lovely old buildings on the grounds.

The Bollman Truss Railroad Bridge at Savage Mill is an example of a suspension truss bridge. It is one of the oldest standing iron railroad bridges in the US.

The Savage Mill trail starts here as well and follows the Little Patuxent River. There are many scenic overlooks and paths to the water.

It’s a great place for a family stroll!

 

 

Location, location, location

One of the things that I get asked the most is where is the best place to do photos. There is no perfect answer to this, but I do have my favorite spots.

I am lucky to live in an area with lots of wonderful, beautiful parks and trails.

I am going to highlight The Howard County Conservancy in this post, and will move onto other locations in future posts.

One of my favorite spots at the Conservancy is the barn. It’s weather worn and has so much character! You can take photos inside and outside the barn doors.

 

Another of my favorite areas are the fields near the barn. All of the trails are full of colorful trees and flowers.

There are also some wonderful spots around main areas of the conservancy as well. They have so many tree providing beautiful filtered light.

 

The gardens always have something new in bloom, no matter the season, and who doesn’t love a bubbling pond full of frogs!

It’s a great place for photos, or just a walk with the family.  They also have goats and an owl!

First Communion

First communion is always a special time for young girls and boys. I had several sessions this year to capture the day.

These twins wore dresses that their mom wore when she was young.

 

This session between friends was a two parter, we did some at the church and some at The Shrine of St Anthony.

Happy First communion!

Back to School and Fall Minis

I have two new mini sessions available!

 

The first is a Back to School mini session where kids can get “school” photos taken even if they aren’t in person in school.

A ten minute session is $50 per child and includes your choice of 3 edited photos from an online gallery of 5 edited photos.
If booking two or more sessions for siblings, you also get an additional free sibling photo (so 4 total photos instead of 3).
Available dates are:
Saturday, September 19th 5:00pm-6:30pm
Wednesday, September 23rd 8am-10:00am
Contact me for availability.

 

 

I also have two days of Fall Minis scheduled.

A 20 minute session is $200 and includes your choice of 10 edited photos from an online gallery of around 20 edited photos.
Available dates are:
Saturday, October 24th 4:00pm-5:40pm
Sunday, November 1st 9am-10:40am
Contact me for availability.

 

Keep an eye on my facebook page for more information and another holiday mini!

Fall Mini Sessions in Howard County!

It’s that time of year again! My favorite season is nearly here!

The weather is getting cooler, the leaves are starting to change colors, and that means it is almost time for Fall photos!

I have several mini sessions dates set up this year.

October 12th
October 26th
November 2nd

Sessions will be 20 minutes from 4-6pm at a local park in Howard County. You receive 10 edited photos of your choice from an online gallery and a print release for $175, up to 5 people in each session. If there are more than 5, please book two sessions.

Please call, message or email me to get the available times.
443-803-5062 or jody@mckinleys.net.

Spring Mini sessions are here!

Is everyone ready for Spring! I know I am! I have two mini sessions ready for sign ups.

1. Cherry Blossom Minis on April 7th with 20 minute slots from 4-7pm. (4, 4:20, 4:40 etc) for $175.  You get 10 edited photos of your choice from an online gallery.

These sessions will be in Columbia, Md at a local park.  I will choose a location once I see where the blossoms look best.

2. Tulip Minis on April 27th with 20 minutes slots from 4:30-7:30. (4:30, 4:50, 5:10 etc) for $175.  You get 10 edited photos of your choice from an online gallery. These sessions will be in Baltimore, Md.

Contact me to reserve your spot today.

Valentine’s Mini sessions

Give your loved ones a special treat this Valentine’s Day with a photo from a special Valentine’s Day Mini Session!

Come to my studio and we can have a fun session with all the love and hearts associated with Valentine’s Day.

Themed decorations and various backdrops will be available.  Please contact me to schedule your session!

A session will last 30 minutes and include 5 edited photos of your choice for $150.

Fall Sessions

It’s time to think about scheduling your Fall photoshoot. The leaves will be changing soon and the weather will be cooler. I am looking forward to getting out to the local parks in Howard County and seeing the leaves change. Fall is always my favorite!

I’m ready for pumpkins, colorful leaves, hot chocolate and warm blankets on cooler nights!

If you want to book a Fall session, please contact me as soon as you can to get the date you want.  I will fill up my open slots in October and November quickly.

 

       

I have a few slots left for my Mini sessions on November 10th. My October 28th date is already sold out.

I look forward to seeing you soon!

Mini Sessions coming your way!

I hope everyone had a great summer!  I can’t believe how quickly it went by! School is starting again soon and I can’t wait! We had a summer full of swimming, camping and even some beach time!

I am offering Back to School Mini sessions in my home studio. They are 20 minute sessions for $100 and 5 edited photos. Contact me for a time that we are both available. Send your little one back to school with a sweet photo memory.

I am going to post Fall Mini sessions soon too, so keep your eyes peeled for that in the next few days.  Slots will go quickly! Please contact me for more information. Fall Minis will be $150 for 10 edited photos.