Life’s Journey to a new home

“If there’s happiness tucked away in my tragedies, I’ll find it no matter what. If the blind can find joy in music, and the deaf can discover it with colors, I will do my best to always find the sun in the darkness because my life isn’t one sad ending – it’s a series of…

Longwood Gardens, Blooming of flowers and new beginnings

“I know a bank where the wild thyme blows, Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows, Quite overcanopied with luscious woodbine, With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine.” ― William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream A Saturday stroll at Longwood Gardens had me stopping to smell the roses and learn about some history for a few hours. This…

Family Firsts, Beach Vibes, and Cranberry Bogs in New Jersey

“Oh the places you’ll go” – Dr. Seuss This past weekend I took a trip to New Jersey to visit my aunt. While we were there, we decided to explore the area and found some amazing places. Our first stop was to Seaside Heights. Best Burgers in town! Along the Seaside Heights Boardwalk, we discovered Spicy Cantina….

Valentina’s Christening

Valentina’s Christening on Sept. 14, 2014 Photography © Debra Schell/ 2014 ~ All Rights Reserved

Melody & Dan, Engagement Photos

Today I had a special client, my sister, and her fiancee. We decided to do engagement photos in the City of Harrisburg. Locations include the Pennsylvania State Capitol, Downtown Harrisburg, City Island, and the Market Street Bridge. For more photos, go to my website.  

Christina’s Family Portraits

A friend who I’ve been photographing since I was 15 asked me to photograph her and family on Easter this year. Here’s a few photos, for more, go to my website.

Lana at Italian Lake

Lana, my friend’s daughter, at Italian Lake in Harrisburg. For more photos, go to my website.     

52 Week Project Exhibit at Homeland Center now up :)

I’ve put up the 12 selected photos from last year’s 52 Week Photo Project. They will be on display at the Homeland Center now until the end of June. Make sure and stop by to see them, just off to the left hallway when you enter the building. This is the second time I’m exhibiting…

Looking at the past, seeing the future

Since I recently hit 10,000 views on this blog, it got me to thinking about how this all started. Why I started to blog, and how I developed my skills over the past two years. It’s been a long journey. I started blogging back in 2010 in another blog, Debra Schell. After a few months…

Erica Lyn Everest at First Friday

My favorite local jazz singer, Erica Lyn Everest, and her guitarist, Ken Geist performed during First Friday, while I was exhibiting my nature photography. She has an amazing voice and Ken is an amazing with the guitar. Check out this video I did of them last night! 

Week 48: Beyond Reach

A snowflake hangs from the beams of the Blue Bird Inn, in Lebanon, Pa. For more photos from the 52 Week Photo Project, go to my website.

Week 47: Gathering

A group of my friends and family gathered at my first gallery exhibit opening, which was held on Saturday, Dec. 1 ! Thanks to all my friends who came out to support me and my photography work. Here’s a link for more about the gallery!  Go to my website for more photos from the 52 Week…

Week 43: Memories

This is a scenic view of the Quittapahilla (Quitty) Creek in Annville, Pa. I grew up next to the creek and spent many hours walking along, fishing (yes I *attempted* to fish), and hanging out with my childhood buddies. For more photos from the project go to my website.

Nature Exhibit at MJ’s Coffeehouse

A selection of my nature photographs are available for view for the month of November at MJ’s Coffeehouse, located at 36 East Main St., Annville, Pa. The full exhibit – including new nature photography – will be on display in December at Willow Suites, located at 52 Willow Street, Lebanon, Pa. Go to my website…