Jessica Fike Photography

Jessica Fike Photography Deep Creek Lake, MD Wedding and Portrait Photographer
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Deep Creek Lake, MD Portrait and Wedding Photographer

Wedding planning tip!DO NOT LOOK AT THE TWO WEEK WEATHER FORECAST!! The forecast will change a million times between the...
01/03/2020

Wedding planning tip!

DO NOT LOOK AT THE TWO WEEK WEATHER FORECAST!! The forecast will change a million times between then and your actual wedding day and you'll end up worrying for nothing!

So if you must look at the weather forecast for your wedding day, don't believe it until AT LEAST two days out (12 hours out or less might actually be best). However, at three days out, you can better guarantee Amazon delivery of weather accessories if needed. 🤩😅

It sprinkled just a bit on Katie and Tim's Chanteclaire Farm wedding day, so we only needed umbrellas for a few minutes. Thankfully, I carry photo-appropriate umbrellas in my car at all times and Chanteclaire had some to offer too!

I never officially said Merry Christmas to all my JFP friends and supporters...so here it is, on New Year's Eve, a speci...
12/31/2019

I never officially said Merry Christmas to all my JFP friends and supporters...so here it is, on New Year's Eve, a special MERRY CHRISTMAS from my family to yours, and a THANK YOU to everyone who was a part of JFP's 2019!

Here's to all the smiles, snuggles, "boogers and butt cheeks", and HOOLLEERRRS we'll have during family portrait sessions, weddings, and more! 🥳😂🥰🤩

It happens every year...tons of download action in the online galleries. I receive email notifications anytime my client...
12/23/2019

It happens every year...tons of download action in the online galleries. I receive email notifications anytime my clients' galleries have new downloads and I've gotten so many of those notifications this month! This likely means my clients are using their photos, whether from their weddings or family portraits, for Christmas cards or gifts. And that just makes me smile inside! Your pictures aren't meant to just live online...they're meant to serve! Serve as memories captured that you and your loved ones can cherish forever. Like this moment of Lauren and her mama during she and Matt's Christmas wedding last year. It's just one of my all-time favorites!

So happy downloading and sharing and printing your pictures, my JFP clients! I love seeing all that action in your galleries!

Also, MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL! Wow, I can't believe it's here already...🥰

Quick poll!Who has a wedding video!? How often do you watch it!?I've got a bride and friend wondering about this as she ...
12/20/2019

Quick poll!

Who has a wedding video!? How often do you watch it!?

I've got a bride and friend wondering about this as she plans her wedding, and she's got me curious, too!

And here's a throwback portrait to Elizabeth and Jacob's elopement at Savage River Lodge almost two years ago. They were the first couple to have a wedding video by Christine, our JFP videographer...🥰

How have I not yet shared these engagement pictures this month!?! CHRISTMAS tree cookies and an upcoming CHRISTMAS WEDDI...
12/18/2019

How have I not yet shared these engagement pictures this month!?! CHRISTMAS tree cookies and an upcoming CHRISTMAS WEDDING for my sister Krista and her fiancé Rob! We took these pictures back in April in Fredericksburg, VA where they met and currently live, and in just 11 days we'll be wearing fur and celebrating at The Grayson House!!!

No, I am not their wedding photographer, and it's a question I've been asked often. While I would love to capture their beautiful wedding day and yell "boogers and butt cheeks" to get them to laugh in pictures, being the Matron of Honor, mama to a ring bearer and two flower girls in the wedding, and being sister-of-the-bride, we thought it might be best to not add one more hat to my list of duties that day. So instead, I helped Krista and Rob find a photog that could capture their day with style and handle the venues with ease. So Kuirsta + Seth, even though I haven't met you yet, I'm excited about you being a part of the Vilella-Shurer shenanigans that are about to ensue!

Also, Krista is a Pittsburgh Penguins fan and Rob is a Philadelphia Flyers fan, so there's that...🥰🥳🤩😎

Here's more from Nicole and Justin's snowy maternity session!!!We ventured over to my neighbor's yard where the trees we...
12/10/2019

Here's more from Nicole and Justin's snowy maternity session!!!

We ventured over to my neighbor's yard where the trees were covered and there was a dreamy white forest backdrop. The final two pictures were taken in my front yard with a from-above angle so the only thing around them would be white snow.

And let's not forget about Nicole in that red...mama-to-be perfection! 🥰

A better look at the lovely Taylor and Chris, and their maternity session in the snowy forest of New Germany State Park....
12/09/2019

A better look at the lovely Taylor and Chris, and their maternity session in the snowy forest of New Germany State Park...🥰🥰

It's National Cookie Day! There's no better time for the ANNUAL JFP CHRISTMAS COOKIE RECIPE GIVEAWAY than now! It's back...
12/05/2019

It's National Cookie Day! There's no better time for the ANNUAL JFP CHRISTMAS COOKIE RECIPE GIVEAWAY than now!

It's backkkk!!! A little celebration of cookies and a little giveaway for one yummy recipe! Here's how it works:

You share a link to your favorite Christmas cookie recipe in the comments below. (If there's no link, you can simply type out the recipe.)

Ally and I choose our favorite! We base our choice on two things: appeal and ease.

The winning recipe earns the entrant a prize! This year's prize is a FREE Spontaneous Snowy Portrait Session in Garrett County (part of the JFP Holiday Sale, see previous post)! If you absolutely despise the idea of taking pictures in the snow, or simply can't make it to Garrett County this winter, we can talk about an alternative prize.

Deadline to enter is midnight on Friday, December 6th! Ally and I will choose a winner and announce sometime during the weekend!

Here's to the cookies, friends! We enjoy them at Christmas time and we enjoy them at weddings...🤩🥰🥳

A JFP Holiday Sale!I debated about this, guys. We're bombarded with SALES and BUY THIS and BUY THAT right now and I didn...
12/04/2019

A JFP Holiday Sale!

I debated about this, guys. We're bombarded with SALES and BUY THIS and BUY THAT right now and I didn't want to add to any icky-ness to that. But I'm feeling the holiday cheer and am hopeful that this could encourage you to think outside the box for your gift-giving and give the gift of pictures and capturing memories this year! 🤩🥰

So here we go!

1. Something for the JFP clients! 20% off prints! Use code "yayprints" when checking out in your online gallery! Offer expires December 31st.

2. Something for the engaged couples! $250 off video when you choose the Photo + Video Wedding Package! Offer expires January 5th.

3. Something for the families! (This could be for engaged or married couples, too!) $125 off portrait sessions in Garrett County between January 1st and March 15th! Regularly $350-$375, but $225-$250 with the discount! There are only five of these sessions available!

4. Something for the snow! Because hey, we live in the #TundraofMaryland. ❄️💪 $125 Spontaneous Snowy Portrait Sessions! While the snow is falling or just after a freshly fallen storm, we can capture the magic of the snow in just 15-20 minutes! Offer expires December 21st but these sessions can happen throughout winter.

How to snag #2, #3, #4: Read the full details on the blog first: https://jessicafikephotography.com/a-jfp-holiday-sale/. Then follow the proper links to send an official inquiry!

I may also add a Snow Machine Session special, but that may come once the new year hits. I'm still trying to find the best way to photograph with the machine...I mean, just look at the second picture below, ha! 😅

If you look closely, you can see a bunch of little snowflakes falling in front of her...🥰❄️Nicole and Justin came to vis...
12/04/2019

If you look closely, you can see a bunch of little snowflakes falling in front of her...🥰❄️

Nicole and Justin came to visit me in Garrett County this afternoon and we had such a magical, snowy maternity session! We hoped for snow, and WE GOT IT!

I've now photographed these two four different times and each time they absolutely nail it! Yay for their first baby on the way!

Reuniting with my couples for maternity sessions is so extra special...Especially if a sequined dress, snow flurries and...
12/03/2019

Reuniting with my couples for maternity sessions is so extra special...

Especially if a sequined dress, snow flurries and Narnia-like trees are involved!!!!

Taylor, you're as beautiful as ever!!

Every year I treat my clients to a little Black Friday print sale. This year, I've turned the code on early and will be ...
11/27/2019

Every year I treat my clients to a little Black Friday print sale. This year, I've turned the code on early and will be leaving it up through the end of the year! So for any JFP clients wanting to give the gift of printed photos this year, use code "yayprints" when checking out in your online gallery for 20% off!

With prices already set low to encourage you all to print your pictures, 20% off means you can get prints as low as $2.40...from a professional lab!

And how about these siblings enjoying my new SNOW MACHINE!?! I'll be using this thing all winter so let me know if you want a Snow Machine Session and I'd be delighted to come plug in at your house! 🥳🤩

11/25/2019

FRIENDS! If you're looking for portrait or wedding photography info, please send me a contact form through my website. Facebook messages get lost in the shuffle because there is just too many forms of communication to sort through!

Also, the contact form allows you to give me all the important details...like your favorite candy. 🤩

https://jessicafikephotography.com/contact-2/

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11/25/2019

Jessica Fike Photography's cover photo

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...🥰Thanks so much for inviting me into your home Stephanie and Brendan! And ...
11/25/2019

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...🥰

Thanks so much for inviting me into your home Stephanie and Brendan! And Janie, too. 😄

I just delivered a final wedding collection to Samantha and Evan of 995 images, one of the biggest collections of the se...
11/20/2019

I just delivered a final wedding collection to Samantha and Evan of 995 images, one of the biggest collections of the season. And out of those near-1000 images, these four stick out as some of my favorite portraits...

As I was preparing these portraits for show here on Facebook, I realized that Samantha looks mad in all of them! HA, okay, she's not mad, but she's in clear model mode and just absolutely loving it...and killing it!

It's not every wedding day that I get to work on these kind of portraits with my couples, but Samantha and Evan gave me the TIME to do so. They gave me an extra hour of time for shooting throughout the day. They gave me time to drive out to the end of the road and stand in the yellow field for portraits. They gave me time to carefully pose them and SLOW DOWN. And it's because of all of that that Samantha and Evan have portraits like this.

Wedding days are busy and full of lots of things and sometimes crazy and sometimes hectic. But TIME to SLOW DOWN is a glorious thing in the midst of all of that, especially if your photog can score some extra portraits! And if nothing else, it's more snuggle and lovin' time with your brand, spankin' new spouse. Win, win, everyone wins! 🤩🤜

Chanteclaire Farm, Farmhouse Fête, Poetically Brushed Hair & Makeup

Happy (belated) anniversary to Hallie and Will...who transformed Swallow Falls into an epic, wedding, "art installation"...
11/16/2019

Happy (belated) anniversary to Hallie and Will...who transformed Swallow Falls into an epic, wedding, "art installation" for their wedding last November! In the past year, their first daughter turned three AND they added a second daughter!

They visited Deep Creek to celebrate their first anniversary and invited me to capture their new family of four. (I love reuniting with my couples!) Of course we had to meet at Swallow Falls for some pictures, but we also took some inside at their cabin rental because it was a chilly day. I love the sweet moments we captured of them snuggling in the cabin...

For anyone who didn't see Hallie and Will's epic Swallow Falls Wedding last year, here's the video done by JFP videographer Christine: https://vimeo.com/306254722

Thanks for having me again and again, P Family!!

We're CELEBRATING SNOW today here in the #TundraofMaryland 🥳🥳The snow will be falling all day today and the outside scen...
11/12/2019

We're CELEBRATING SNOW today here in the #TundraofMaryland 🥳🥳

The snow will be falling all day today and the outside scene gets me excited for snowy portrait sessions! Who's ready!?!

Here are some of my favorite snowy portraits from last year! I also included them in a new blog post entitled "13 Ways To Enjoy The Snow, Even If You're Mad About It" for all you Negative Nancies out there who talk and think badly about our snow 😄 So if you live in Garrett County or anywhere else that receives a lot of snow, I highly encourage you read the post: https://jessicafikephotography.com/13-ways-to-embrace-the-snow-even-if-youre-mad-about-it/

Traders Coffee House, Savage River Lodge, Suites at Silver Tree, Cornish Cafe, High Mountain Sports, Ace's Run Restaurant & Pub, Canoe on the Run Cafe, Herrington Manor State Park, Wisp Resort...you're all included in my list!

#ForTheLoveofSnow #ForTheLoveofDeepCreek

WOO HOO! JFP was named the 2019 local favorite in the photographer category in the Deep Creek Times People's Choice Chal...
11/11/2019

WOO HOO! JFP was named the 2019 local favorite in the photographer category in the Deep Creek Times People's Choice Challenge!

THANKS A MILLION to everyone who voted! I love this little corner of Maryland that we live in and all the wonderful people and beautiful backdrops I get to photograph are a GIANT part of that! So again, THANK YOU ALL! 😘🥰

One of the first things I remember about Katie was talking with her on the phone about Garrett County weather. #Tundraof...
11/06/2019

One of the first things I remember about Katie was talking with her on the phone about Garrett County weather. #TundraofMaryland

She and Tim could either have their wedding in August when it could potentially be very warm or they could have their wedding on October 26th when it could potentially be cold, snowing and ugly. Once again #TundraofMaryland 😅

I encouraged her to take a chance and go for the end-of-October date if that's what she really wanted. So as October 26th approached, I got a little nervous, ah! What if the weather was bad and there were no leaves!? But that wasn't the case at all...

October 26th was filled with color! We had a few sprinkles of rain and it was a little chilly, but there was SO MUCH COLOR! Katie kept saying how refreshing the chillier temperatures were and she was so excited that fall had stuck around a little later this year. SO YAY! The end of October worked out just fine for these two and their big, beautiful day...🥳

Venue, Food, Drinks, Cake, and Coordinating by Chanteclaire Farm
Florals by Farmhouse Fête
DJ-ing by Sounds Fun DJs
Hair and Makeup by Makeup and Hair by Claire
Second Shooting and Assisting by Carole Smith Vilella

Alex and Mark are getting married in Washington, DC next year but because Deep Creek Lake holds a special place in their...
11/05/2019

Alex and Mark are getting married in Washington, DC next year but because Deep Creek Lake holds a special place in their hearts and in their relationship, they opted to do their engagement session here...

During their dating years, Alex and Mark lived hours apart from each other and would use Deep Creek as a meeting point. They'd gather at Alex's uncle's lake house, hang out with her Erdely family, enjoy some skiing at Wisp Resort and the ranch dressing at Brenda's Pizzeria.

Spending time hopping around Garrett County with people who love this place like I do was such a joy! Add Alex and Mark's friendly, welcoming, easy-to-hang-out-with attitudes and we're basically a match made in wedding heaven! 😍🤩

P.S. GIANT shout to Jack C Riley and his beautiful yellow house in Oakland! Alex and Mark wanted to incorporate a location that looked "DC-ish" so we set out to find some giant white pillars. Jack's house (which is for sale by Railey Realty Deep Creek Lake!) was exactly what we needed!

SO MUCH YELLOWWWW for Katie and Tim's Chanteclaire Farm wedding!! Just a quick sneak peek for now, but MORE COMING TOMOR...
11/04/2019

SO MUCH YELLOWWWW for Katie and Tim's Chanteclaire Farm wedding!! Just a quick sneak peek for now, but MORE COMING TOMORROW!!

Oh colorful leaves...I miss you already...I also miss hanging out with you, Alex and Mark! We definitely need to have a ...
11/04/2019

Oh colorful leaves...I miss you already...

I also miss hanging out with you, Alex and Mark! We definitely need to have a pizza and a beer at Mountain State sometime!

Just one from your Deep Creek engagement session with so many more to come!!! 😍

Our leaves may be gone here in Garrett County, but I'm going to keep celebrating the beautiful color we had this season ...
11/04/2019

Our leaves may be gone here in Garrett County, but I'm going to keep celebrating the beautiful color we had this season with a couple more sessions and a wedding...

First up, Allison and her cute little family of three! They visited my yard at the end of our leaf season and little Henry was an immediate smiler for the camera! I also so very much enjoyed all the color they incorporated into their outfits!

Fun Fact: Allison and I went to Bridgewater College in Virginia together and now just live 45 minutes from each other up here in the tri-state area! I've said it before, but I'll say it again...I love when photography reunites me with old friends!

The JFP Canvas & Print Line is making its show debut at the Shabby Patina Fall Market tomorrow! Included will be a coupl...
11/01/2019

The JFP Canvas & Print Line is making its show debut at the Shabby Patina Fall Market tomorrow! Included will be a couple of fall scenes and a bunch of snowy scenes...all captured here in Garrett County and Deep Creek, Maryland!

And to show how the canvases can be used, I did a little styling work this morning...😎🤩

I hope to see some of you at the market tomorrow! Everyone selling will be a local makers from our corner of Maryland!

Breanne and I connected over Instagram after she and Nick booked me for their wedding and FINALLY, it was time to meet! ...
10/29/2019

Breanne and I connected over Instagram after she and Nick booked me for their wedding and FINALLY, it was time to meet!

I hit it off right away with these guys, immediately feeling comfortable to chat with them and make them snuggle. And then they turned into models! Just look at these two beautiful people! 😎🤩😍

And major high fives to Ashley of The Grayson House for so graciously helping us to make this engagement session happen. I can't wait for us all to work together again next September! GO TEAM!

10/29/2019
Behind The Scenes From My Front Yard!

If you think it's easy photographing your own family, think again!

Before we even made it outside, I had to convince Natalie that Ally wasn't going to steal her baby doll carrier just so she'd stop crying and agree to some pictures. Once we made it outside, I had to rope these three into some kind of formation as they jumped, ran and threw leaves like they had never played in leaves before. (This was also after Natalie came out with a pouty face and just watched for a few minutes.) And at one point during these leaf-throwing fun family portraits in our front yard, I had to throw out a threat and share that I've had so many other kids listen way better than what I was experiencing with my own kids, ha!

We eventually got it together, Brian had the brilliant idea to toss the leaves with a rake, and the kids gave us so many laughs and smiles! We even tried a few family portraits with my camera's timer and they didn't turn out completely terrible. (Pushing the shutter button, running into the portrait and forming yourself into a nice pose in just 10 seconds isn't easy!) And we did it all in under 15 minutes because my kids just won't give me anymore time than that. Whew!

I shared the pictures in the previous post (see below), but thought this behind the scenes video that Brian captured was worth sharing, too! YAY FALL!

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If you're getting married in the Deep Creek Lake area or are vacationing with your family and want some pictures taken, let's chat! I love weddings, especially the adventurous and "different" ones, and I love hearing stories from families who choose my home for their vacation. I aim for natural, color-filled (with the frequent inclusion of a good black and white), capture-the-moment-in-between pictures. If you'd like to inquire about wedding or portrait photography, please visit my site and fill out the contact form: http://www.jessicafikephotography.com/contact-2/

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Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 16:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

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