Patapsco Valley State Park Halloween Shoot | Ellicott City

Something I love about Maryland, specifically regarding the photography community, is that there is an abundance of opportunities available to mingle with other photographers. Many photographers exist in this area. However, I'm finding that the benefits of shooting often in a local area vastly outweighs the fact it is so heavily saturated with a lot of bodies (no Halloween pun intended, haha). For me, it's worth it to seek out these opportunities in order to get better and grow as a photographer. 

Lately I've been meeting up with a group of amazingly talented boss ladies near Baltimore. I attended a Halloween-themed photoshoot in September which took place at the ruins of Hell House, a historical site in the hills of Patapsco Valley State Park in Ellicott City. This area is so rich in history; I'd never experienced anything like it. The whole place basically exists on top of a VERY old cemetery. So cool, right? I thought so. This Mississippi gal is impressed.

I'm honored to share a few of my favorite images from the shoot below. Styling was organized by the amazing Elizabeth Anne of L'etoile de Paris Styling and Events. Special thanks to everyone who contributed to and made this shoot possible! I had SO much fun!

#happyhalloween #buildingbossladies

Michelle Abernathy

Michelle Whitley Photography, 111 Teachers Way #1205, Gaithersburg, MD, 20877, United States