HYP Italian Lake Concert Series – The Villones


Harrisburg Young Professionals is continuing a favorite tradition of live, outdoor music with the Italian Lake Summer Concert Series! The Villones The Villones, Dean and Vicki, have been performing together in a wide variety of venues for over ten years. While their musical skills enable them to perform a large variety of music, in many genres,…

Our Lady of Angels Chapel in Charlestown


Click here for the FULL photo gallery Our Lady of Angels Chapel The 100-year-old Chapel is inside Charlestown Community, which is located in Catonsville, Maryland. When Our Lady of the Angels Chapel was built and dedicated in the early 20th century, it was surrounded by the rolling hills and open countryside of a farm that served as…

Peace Day Countdown !~


International Day of Peace is less than 2 months away! How will you celebrate? I’m going to be part of Peace Day Philly again this year and to get ready for Peace Day, a group met at the Philadelphia Ethical Society. Below are photos from our meeting. I discussed the project I’m working on, Images…

Peace Sign Photo Challenge!


In connection with Images for Peace, I’ve initiated this photo challenge to inspire you to find images that inspire you! Snap a photo of any sign you say that says PEACE or has a Peace Message! Here’s some images to give you ideas, and this is some of the signs I found around me that…

Pittsburgh Parks


I was out in Pittsburgh, PA for work last week and decided that I wanted to check out some parks that I hadn’t been to for a long time, or ever! So here’s a few photos, taken with my iPhone. Locations include Frick Park, Highland Park, and Schenley Park. Click HERE for More photos.

Lancaster, PA


Photographs made July 14, 2014 – Copyright Debra Schell/ 2014 Click here for the full photo gallery. 

Shear Miracle Organics, Salon Portraits


Photographs of Julie Ann  and Robyn at their salon, please go to their website for more info about their services, below is a brief bio from Robyn about Shear Miracle Organics. This salon provides not only style but it’s an experience, and its fun! I am a true believer in supporting local business, and especially…

Business Portraits


Business/ Professional portraits are essential if you are a business owner. Even if you’re not a CEO, it is just as important to have a professional photograph that represents you online! Preferably a photograph where you are “Dressed to Impress” and something that shows where you work, or tells a story of what you do. I’d…

Marissa & Jeff


My dear friend Marissa was married yesterday. I’m so happy for her! Here’s some photos from the wedding last night.  Marissa and I have been friends for 17 years! We’ve had our ups and downs, but yesterday I was truly happy for her that she finally seems so happy. Congrats to the newlyweds Marissa & Jeff~…

Creekside Soul at Italian Lake


Creekside Soul at Italian Lake on June 22, 2014 Harrisburg Young Professionals presents the annual Italian Lake Summer Concert Series! About Creekside Soul: Reese and Wendy Crane (husband and wife duo) play covers from soulful sounds of Motown and Philly to Nashville-famous tunes. Check them out on Facebook. Two more concerts are schedule in August, details…

Mini Photo Shoot with Shear Miracle Organics


Fun, style, laughs, and all while getting my hair done – that was today. Even though it was raining, I had a great day with my favorite stylists at Shear Miracle Organics, the only organic salon in Lancaster! I’d gotten to know Robyn Atticks about a year ago and that’s when I discovered the awesome products…

The Lucky Girls Fundraiser Video


Last year I created photographs during a fundraising event for The Lucky Girls! Here’s a photo from the event and below is a video of several photos. Here’s a bit about the fundraiser: The Lucky Girls Fundraiser is held each year to raise awareness and funding to benefit the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Girl’s Orphanage in…

Peace Day Philly 2013 Video


Last year I participated in activities during International Day of Peace, and I wanted to document events during Philadelphia’s event that day, Peace Day Philly.  I attended “What Can You Do for Peace?” on Friday (Sept. 20) evening. The event was held at Hawthorn Park in Philly. Several people spoke that night, encouraging the crowd…

Shakespeare In the Park, Antony & Cleopatra, More Photos and Video


Photographs ©Debra Schell/ 2014 – Share my images, don’t steal my work 😉 All photographs are FOR SALE! Go to my WEBSITE to purchase photographs. I’ll be donating 50% of print sales to Gamut’s Capitol Campaign!  Photographs from Harrisburg Shakespeare Company’s 21st season at the Levitt Pavilion in Reservoir Park! This season HSC is proud to present…

Shakespeare In the Park, Antony & Cleopatra


Photographs from Harrisburg Shakespeare Company’s 21st season at the Levitt Pavilion in Reservoir Park! This season HSC is proud to present William Shakespeare’s Antony & Cleopatra. Click HERE for the FULL Photo Gallery! Passion, war, and betrayal erupt in this rich romantic tragedy. Although the sensual Cleopatra has conquered the heart of Rome’s greatest soldier, Marc…

Harrisburg At Night


After Artsfest was over, I documented the empty streets of Harrisburg on Sunday evening. Go to my website for more images of the Harrisburg area.

Artsfest, Day 3


I enjoyed the jazz music today and just relaxed, taking in the moment without documenting it (for the most part), so I didn’t create many photographs, but here are a few. Make sure to check out Artsfest Day 1, and Day 2 photo blogs. Click here for full photo gallery from all three days of…

Artsfest 2014, Day 2


Here’s photos from today’s adventures at Artsfest! Click here for yesterday’s blog post about Artsfest. Today I volunteered again, traveling from booth-to-booth, meeting artists briefly, and viewing their work. Click here for full photo gallery. Artists: Iva Vranova, Iva’s Whimsical Children’s Art, Bangor, PA Endless Adventure Glass Art, Edward & Carol Zeuch, Richmond, VA One…

Artsfest 2014 !~


This is my second year volunteering for Artsfest! (Click here for last year’s blog about volunteering) and I brought my camera, photographing the artists, artisan work, musician, food, and people who attended the event today. I’ll be at the event again the next two days, so more photos to come, but here’s some from today….

Washington D.C.


Travels around Washington D.C. on May 3 & 4, 2014. For more photos, go to my website.  

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.