Fine Art America TV Contest

I am trying to get selected for a television commercial for Fine Art America.  They are running a contest until the end of the month.  I could really use your support in getting me to the next level.  Please take the time to click on each picture and vote.  You will only need to vote once as each vote is registered using your Fine Art account or your facebook login.

Once the photo gets 250 votes, it will make it to the judging level with the staff from Fine Art America.  Fingers crossed.  I really appreciate your support.

Picture One

Brennamens canvas

Picture Two

Misty morning framed

Picture Three

Dans Rock print

Cyber Monday Sale on

Looking for that special gift?  How about the gift of art?  You can save 40% on your total purchases over $75.  Pick photos you would like in any of my galleries.   At checkout enter the coupon code of “cybermonday”  This sale ends Friday at midnight not Monday like all the other Cyber Sales.  Now’s the time to buy that canvas piece of Deep Creek that you always wanted or maybe a wall cling of your favorite athlete in action.  Head on over to for savings.

Save almost $68 on 16×20 Canvas piece normally $168, now $100.80.  Or save even more on a 60×40 wall cling normally priced $250 for only $150.


Autumn Desktop Calender at Deep Creek Lake

This photos has been featured today on the Maryland Tourism page.  It was quite a hit as well as one of my favorites.  So, I decided to offer it up to you for free as this month’s Desktop Calender.  Click on the photo to get full size and then right click and save image.  There are two sizes, one for normal screens and one for wide screens.  You will need to follow instructions for your operating system in order to save as your desktop background.

This photo is also for sale in print, canvas or metal.  Click here for more information.

Check back often for next months free desktop calendar.

Nov 2013 Autumn calender 1440x900

Nov 2013 Autumn calender 1280x1024


I’m here to help you save money on your wedding photos. ;)

This is a pretty funny article I came across.

How to Save Big Money by Not Hiring a Professional Wedding Photographer

What if I told that you could get wedding photos at a fraction of the cost that professionals will charge you, would you be interested in that? I bet you w

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Fall Sale ends in a few days

Get a 16×20 printed on metal photo of “Mystic Grove” for $84 (normally $112) with coupon code “Fall2013”   Savings ends September 28, 2013.

Mystic Grove

Celebrate First day of Fall with Photos

Get 25 percent off order at


What a way to ring in the cooler weather!  Get a new scenic photo of Deep Creek Lake in the Autumn to hang over your fireplace and match your autumn decorations.  Or maybe, you just wanted some more photos of your favorite portrait session.  Coupon Code “Fall2013”  can be used on any photo gallery.  So pick away and save!  Click on over to and start your search.

Can’t get enough of the beauty around Deep Creek Lake

I have been very fortunate to find a job in Garrett County that allows me to stop and smell the roses.  Being in real estate allows me to traverse the county and look at gorgeous homes.  And all the while, allowing me to stop and shoot some amazing places.   The photo below was shot from Wisp Resort earlier this week.  The clouds made the shot even more dramatic.  I added a graduated orange filter to make sky look even more appealing.  A lot of the time when your eye sees such vivid colors, the camera doesn’t always see what you are seeing.  That’s where you work with the equipment you have and help it.

Garrett County Sunsets

If you want to see more of the Deep Creek area through my eyes, below is a slideshow of some of my photos.  Feel free to stop by my website and purchase one of your favorites.


Senior Photo time in Garrett County

It’s time to start scheduling your senior portraits.   I am running an early bird special for everyone that books and pays a session fee deposit ($125) before September 30th.  For $200 (a $25 savings) you will get about 2 hours of shooting time and one pose with all the prints listed below (a $108 value.)  Bring a couple changes of clothes as well as any props that you would like in the photos.  (i.e. Varsity Jacket, football, basketball, band instrument or even your pet.) Make sure you get your hair cut done at least a week a head of time.

Use the form below to schedule your time.  I will contact you to confirm the dates.  If you don’t have a time in particular, we can play it by ear to schedule around the fall foliage and the weather.  Please specify if you have a location in mind that you would like as the backdrop for your photos.  I have a couple locations that I like in the Cove and as well at Casselman’s bridge.  I look forward to your session.

After September 30th, the session fee goes back up to $225.

Package includes

  • 1-11×14
  • 2-8×10
  • 2-5×7
  • 48-wallets

I also have available a variety of templates for your photos.  Collages, buzzcards, custom invitations for your graduation party, and more…

Photo Shoot Request



There’s nothing to do in Deep Creek

Samantha Fund the Arts 5KYou hear that quite often by the locals in Garrett County, but let me tell you something…not true for this past weekend.  I am fortunate to be affiliated with a lot of great organizations; Relay for Life, AYSO, Garrett County Chamber of Commerce, Mountain Maryland Gateway to  the West Heritage Area and many others.  When you participate within your local community, you will have plenty to do.  Well, especially if you are a photographer.  A lot of what I do is for my own personal gratification, but most of it is done to help others cherish the moments that they might not ever get back.  Ask the parents of Landon Boal, Samantha Gibson and Andrew Woods if they would like to have more photos of their children, let alone having them back.  This weekend started off with an annual event created by Bill Weisgerber, WGW Benefit Golf Tournament, to honor the children and raise money for the foundations that their parents created to carry on the memories of these wonderful Garrett County children.  This year’s event raised well over $60,000 to give back to the community in which they lived.  This show great support for such a small community and the love of these children.  I was proud to be part of it.  Any photos that I shot during the event are offered for sale and the profits will be donated back to these organizations.

To finish off day one, there was another annual event that has been going of for 36 years and


that’s the Grantsville Days.  This event looks to help local charities and volunteer groups do some fund raising.   I only photographed the Parade this year and helped out at the AYSO Soccer booth selling hot dogs and sloppy joes.   This event helps us buy uniforms and maintain the fields at our six field soccer complex.

In between these two events, I managed to squeeze in sometime and head over to Wisp for one of their newest annual events, DockDogs.  This year was the Eastern Regional Championships for the canine athletes.   They move on to Nationals after this.  If you are a dog lover, this is one event you need to add to your itinerary.  It’s amazing how far these dogs can jump.

DockDogs at Wisp

These events went on throughout the weekend.   Today is Sunday and I’m still recuperating.  Oh wait, I still have to head back to Grantsville Days to help out while the “Fabulous Hubcaps” play.   There just nothing to do around here.


Bust Largness on Deep Creek Lake

I will be hanging off a back of a boat this Sunday to photograph the High Mountain Sports Bust Largness Wakeboarding event.  Stand on the shorelines or park the boat outside of High Mountain Sports to witness some talented wakeboarding.  Stop by their website to register, if you think you got what it takes to Bust Largness!

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