Art for your home, of your wonderful family
I truly believe it is my purpose to record history for our children. To think in 1/200 of a second I can capture a moment in time that would otherwise be lost forever.
Custom designed for the place you love and live.
Your family is amazing and you work hard to keep them healthy and happy. Let me, help you capture this precious time and preserve it so your kids will have something tangible to remember this time in their lives.
To make your family your Art to proudly display in your home.
My name is Deb Parks, and I cannot wait to learn about you and your family. I specialize in children and family portraiture. It is my mission to serve and help families preserve their legacy by creating beautiful heirlooms that will be handed down for generations to come. Photography is to stop a moment in time, forever. I believe that it is my purpose to capture and document people during this time, so that future generations know what their parents, grandparents, and even great-grandparents looked like. Forty years from now your great-granddaughter will know that she got her red hair from you. She will know this by looking at a portrait that I took of you, insisting that you print it and not just have it on a USB, which will eventually become obsolete. Twenty-five years from now, while your daughter is planning her wedding. She will be looking at your wedding album that she can touch and smell, as you reminisce about your own wedding day. I capture history for the future, this is my purpose.
Capturing stories is my passion
Our goal is to take care of you from the first phone call to the final display of your images. We begin each session with the end product in mind and cater to creating specialty art that looks magnificent and custom designed for your home. When you commission us, you know every detail will be taken care of.
A single image creates a stunning and grab your attention for your eye to land. Especially when it is printed the correct size for the space. Fine Art portraiture takes your breath away each and every time you walk by. It is also a great conversation piece in your beautiful home.
Wall groupings make an impactful impression. Designed to coordinate with the room they are displayed , and coordinate between images, these artistic collages make you smile every time you walk by.
Studies have actually proved that children with photos of themselves displayed in their homes have better self-esteem.
The order and design appointment
Delivery of products
First, let’s talk goals! What final result are we shooting for and how will we plan it?
From what to wear, to how images will be displayed, color design, location planning and look and feel of the session, the pre-consultation answers ALL your questions and helps us get to know your family. We will coordinate how we shoot the session with what the final outcome will be. Your shoot is NOT haphazard. It is carefully planned and fully designed. Pre-consults can take place in-person or on the phone. Great portraits begin with a great relationship. Tell us about your home and your vision and we’ll add in our creativity to make it happen.
Shoots can be somewhat stressful for families.
From wondering if the kids will behave, to agonizing over what to wear and convincing dad that it won’t be “that bad,” it may have been challenging for you in the past. Sessions with Deb are anything but stressful. Fun-filled, happy and relaxed, Deb doesn’t care about crazy kids! As a matter a fact, the crazier, the better! Their real personality (the one you love most) will come out. In Deb's many years of experience with kids, she’s seen it all and can handle anything kids throw at her. On top of that, when you work with Deb, proper planning, a solid goal and knowing exactly what will happen, you’ll feel confident with your clothing and dad will marvel at how “easy” it really was.
Shoots take place in our studio in Stewartstown, Pa. We work with controlled studio lighting and a few simple props and set designs. The studio offers a stylish and relaxed environment where we create a look that is sophisticated no matter what the weather. When the weather is warmer, we may go outside for some of the images. We focus the portrait experience around just that, an amazing experience. We pride ourselves on exceptional customer service and a commitment to each family’s relationship and the creation of unique art for their home.
This is where the fun finishes!
The Viewing & Ordering Appointment is the time when you get to see all the fruits of the session pay off. Your images are projected onto our 55" high definition screen and we take the time to design the right art piece for your home. This is the time when you will finalize your portrait order, so be sure to pick a time where both mom and dad can be there. We’ll help you sort through the images and make final decisions on what will look best with your decor. We’ll show you actual size and pair images together for a stunning album or wall gallery. We can add textures and design elements, or just let the portraits shine on their own. Specializing in wall series and heirloom albums, some of the products we offer are one-of-a-kind. All of them are sure to get you excited about what lies ahead!
About 3-4 weeks later, your art piece will be ready for pick up. We’ll call or email you to let
you know it’s here and make arrangements for you to take home the final result. And once those portraits are hanging, you can sit back and enjoy them EVERY DAY. For these are your precious kids —the ones who are growing too fast and who you will cherish to the end of your days.
And that’s not the end! Our families often come to us year after year. As your children grow and change, it will be time to update your portraits. So right from the start we plan, knowing that more may come. And we design around that! The next time you work with us, we’ll create art that coordinates with sessions past, so you can build on to what we’ve already created for you in a way that works and delights you year after year.
I was born in North Carolina. Ever since I was a child, I have loved art, painting, drawing, and photography. I love the process of creating. I raised my seven children working as a labor and delivery nurse. In 2006, after going through a divorce, I came to Maryland as a travel nurse. Here, I met the "man of my dreams, my best friend, married him and the rest is history.
As a photographer. It is my desire to tell your story through photographs. I do this by utilizing my skills in composition and lighting to provide a unique photography service to the Central Maryland and Southern Pa., and surrounding areas. My purpose is to create a beautiful image that you will proudly display on a wall in your home.
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