Spring Mini Sessions!

I can’t wait for Spring! It may not feel like it yet, but Spring is coming, and I’m ready for flowers! Check out two new mini sessions I just released for Spring.  Spring Minis will sell out quickly, so contact me soon to reserve a spot.

The tulip mini sessions will be in Baltimore, MD.

Spring Mini Sessions are here! Contact me to reserve your slot!



Tulips sessions are located in Baltimore, MD

April 14th tulips – slots between 9-11

April 22 tulips – slots between 4-6




Most Loved Awards

Thank you to all who voted for me in the Hulafrog Most Loved Awards. I’m happy to announce that Jody McKinley Photography has won Most Loved Photographer for 2018!



I’m so honored to receive this award, and I know it’s mostly because I have such great clients! Thank you so much to my Howard County clients who trusted me with their memories, and I hope we can continue the mutual love this year and beyond.


Keep your eyes out for Spring Minis coming soon!





Fall Minis!

I’ve had so much with the Fall Mini sessions so far! It’s great to see returning clients and new faces.  We had our first set of mini session at Lake Elkhorn in Columbia MD.


These smiles tell the story!


Mini Sessions are here!

Can you believe summer is almost over? I know I can’t.  I need at least two more months of pool days and beach weather! School is starting soon and that means it’s time for Back to School! I love buying school supplies and new clothes and backpacks and lunch boxes!


Is there someone in your family starting school? I’m offering Back to School Mini sessions!

$75 for 5 photos of your choice from an online gallery.  Come to my studio for a 20 minute session, and go home with memories of the first time your kiddos started school.


Back to School Mini Sessions


It’s also time to start planning for Fall photos! I am booking up my Fall Mini Sessions very quickly! Contact me for availability!

Fall Mini Sessions

Spring Blossom Minis are here!

Spring Blossom Mini Sessions now available!

Spring is coming early this year! I am excited to announce my first set of mini sessions this season! 

Limited slots will be available on Saturday March 18th. 

The location will be in Howard County and will be chosen closer to the session date based upon the best looking blossoms.

Payment is due at the time of booking to reserve your slot.
Contact me for availability.



Happy birthday session!

I’ve been lucky enough to have a couple birthday boys visit me this past week.


First up was this cutie pie.

He was all about the balloons! Just look at that smile!

He didn’t love his cake, but he sure looked cute anyway.



Happy birthday!

Girl power

Girls who read are dangerous!

That was the Facebook post that started it all:


My friend, Krista, posted a picture of her 8 year daughter, Michelle.

She wrote:

“It’s superhero day at school. Michele has been reading the heck out of “I Dissent” and decided to dress as Ruth Bader Ginsburg, because she fights prejudice and injustice.

Girls who read really are dangerous, to unfairness and outmoded inequalities.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg  #rbg #notoriousRBG

*** Edit — the picture made it to RBG! Her assistant emailed me today to ask for our address so Justice Ginsburg could write her a handwritten note. Thank you all for making this happen!”



I shared the photo, most of Krista’s friends shared the photo, then the internet got ahold of it, and it was viral! She was everywhere! She made it all the way to the Supreme Court and the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsberg herself.  Her mom received word that RBG was wants to write Michelle a note! How amazing is that!

As soon as I saw the photo, I wanted to pay it forward to Krista and all the other great moms who empower their girls to read! I offered to take a few photos of her so she could keep the memory forever. We scheduled an outdoor shoot, and on the day we were supposed to meet, there was a freak mini snow storm! Thinking quickly, I took us to the library instead.  I think it turned out to be the perfect setting.

Here’s Michele, aka, Mini RBG.


Michelle’s little sister likes to read too!


Thank you for a wonderful season!

I can’t thank my clients enough for an amazing Fall season! I had so much photographing families new and old. This year was very busy for me with multiple bookings each weekend. I spent much time at the local parks taking in the gorgeous fall colors. Luckily, the fall leaves lasted until mid November this year!



After the Fall leaves were gone, I managed to squeeze in a few holiday mini sessions at Gaver farm. The cold weather was upon us, but spirits stayed bright despite the cold weather! A good time was had by all and we managed to capture some great memories.


I am looking forward to a new year, new clients and new opportunities! Thank you for making me a part of your family traditions!

Have a wonderful holiday!



Keep your eyes open for more mini sessions this Spring!


Fall is here!

My favorite time of year is finally here! I love the Fall! I’m so excited for the trees to change color, and the air to get cooler, and for bonfires, and S’mores, and pumpkins, and the list goes on!


One of my favorite families was first in line this year to have a Fall photoshoot.  We needed to Rockburn park in Howard County to take some pictures.  The leaves are almost perfect! But the highlight was definitely running around with these three beauties.