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.  

Long’s Park, Lancaster PA


Photographs of Long’s Park in Lancaster, PA. I had planned a photo shoot there with a client, but the weather didn’t quite work out so well, so we ended up doing them in her home. Check out more photos on 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.

Images For Peace


Last year I participated in Peace Day Philly, and I photographed many people, places, and events, all to celebrate the International Day of Peace, which is held each year on Sept. 21. Click here to view the work I created in 2013!  I enjoyed my experience, but I wanted to get more involved this year,…

Pa. State Capitol


I took a tour of the Pennsylvania State Capitol  today to add to my collection of photographs, go to my website for more images.

Moon & Trees


At night in my backyard, I noticed the moon shining through the trees. Photographs taken at around 1 a.m. in Harrisburg, Pa.

Lana at Italian Lake


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

Midtown Harrisburg


Beautiful day today to make photographs so I headed out to shoot some scenes of Harrisburg. I’ve focused on downtown in the past and I wanted to do some shots in Midtown. Here’s a few shots, check out my website for more images from the Harrisburg area.    

2014 Harrisburg St. Patrick’s Day Parade


The 2014 Harrisburg St. Patrick’s Day Parade started at 2 p.m  on March 22. The parade traveled from Walnut Street and Commonwealth Avenue and proceeded south on Walnut to 2nd Street and then onto North Street.The Parade ended at North Street and Commonwealth Avenue. Go to my website for more photos.

Eastern State Penitentiary


Eastern State Penitentiary is a “gold mine” for any photographer. I had been wanting to get there for a while and finally decided to travel to Philly to create images of this cold, dark place. Brilliant light streams through the small cell windows, illuminating the chipped paint and debris left from a time long ago….

Radisson Hotel Harrisburg Artwork


In 2014, Radisson Hotel Harrisburg purchased my artwork for their renovated rooms to hang above the bed. The project was for 125 rooms, specifically 50 double bed, and 75 king bedrooms. Above each double bed are two 8×10 images in an 11×14 frame and one 5×7 image in an 8×10 frame. The king bedrooms have two…

The Wedding Singer


THE WEDDING SINGER takes us back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up, and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room. It’s 1985 and rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart is New Jersey’s favorite wedding singer. He’s the life of the party, until his own fiancee leaves…

Jim Thorpe, Pa.


I spent last Sunday in Jim Thorpe, Pa. with a photo friend. It’s a charming small town with interesting architecture, friendly folk, and great landscapes. Met an awesome photographer and new friend, Thomas Storm.  Not only a photographer, but also a musician. Here’s a photo I made of him while walking around town. For more…

Acoustic Night at TGIF, Harrisburg


Hey hey, check it out. My local musician friends are now at TGIF on Union Deposit in Harrisburg for an Acoustic Night each Wednesday from 9-12 p.m. Make sure and stop, say hello and grab a drink. Featuring music by Houston Baker, Rhyne McCormick, Mitch Morrill, and John Kelly.

Peace Day Philly, Part 2


Here is the link to Part 1. As I arrived in Philadelphia on Saturday, I felt excited to be part of Peace Day Philly. I wanted to capture amazing people who were showing their support for peace. My plan was to photograph the “Global Minute for Peace” that was being held at Independence Mall between…

Photo Exhibit at Ladybug Baking Company & Cafe


  Select photographs will be on exhibit at the Ladybug Bakery & Cafe from October through November, 2013. If you aren’t in the Central Pennsylvania area, go to my website to see photos. 

Peace Day Philly 2013, Part 1


Peace Day Philly started two years ago. It was a small, local idea, spurred by a global initiative to celebrate and embrace peace in the world. I was one year old in 1981, when Peace Day was adopted unanimously through a United Nations Resolution. It stated that the day should be devoted to commemorating and…

Cards, Prints now available at Haven, in Lititz


If you’ve wanted to have a piece of my work, but thought you can’t afford it, well there’s no excuse now, I’ve got cards in Haven, a gift shop, located along Main Street in Lititz. Cards are $4, prints are as low as $20, so stop by and check them out!      

Lizzy & Michael, Engagement Photos


I had the opportunity to photograph a very sweet couple at Longwood Gardens who were recently engaged. The day was perfect for photos and I’m so happy to share them with you. Please go to my website to see a few other photos from the photo shoot. Another interesting part of this story is that…

Hershey, Pa.


A photograph taken today in Hershey, Pa. Go to my website for more photos from Hershey.

August First Friday Artwalk


I’ll be exhibiting at Lebanon Council on the Arts during this First Friday Artwalk in Lebanon, Pa. The event is from 5 – 8 p.m. All photographs are on SALE and are available for purchase at the gallery. Photography from “My Views,” the “52 Week Photo Project,” and my “Nature Exhibit” will all be on display. Light refreshments will…

A Photo Workshop in Annapolis, MD


A friend of mine invited me to tag along on a photo workshop this past Saturday. Hosted by Jeffrey Wolk and Roger Miller, the day was full of learning, creating, and finding interesting places in Annapolis to make photographs. After learning a bit of Lightroom, and talking with both Jeff and Roger, meeting with other…

Pittsburgh, Beautiful weather, and Bruno Mars


It was hot in Pittsburgh this week. But that didn’t bother me too much. I was so happy to return to the place I call home, even if it was just for a few days. It’s my home because it’s where I became who I am today. It made me into this person. I’ll give…

Open House/ Art Sale~


If you are in the Harrisburg area, join me for my open house where selected images previously exhibited will be 50 % OFF ~!!! This is an awesome deal if you love my photography and have wanted a piece to call your own. In addition to my work, music, and improv will be happening, so…

Artwork sold~!


Here’s me (Debra Schell) with an awesome girl (Adrienne Helt Thoman) who just bought two of my photographs! Very cool. Go to my website to see more of my work!

Wine & Music Festival


I had a great time with a friend while at the Dauphin County Parks & Recreation’s Wine & Music Festival. The event, held this weekend at Fort Hunter Park in Harrisburg, had tons of great wine, food, music, and people!~