Maryland Institute College of Art, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography, Minor in Art History, Baltimore, Maryland 2005-2009

Computer: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Microsoft Word, MAC OS & PC
Fine Art: Manual use of professional Canon DSLR cameras, studio lighting, darkroom printing, digital printing (inkjet and chemical processing), digital restoration, painting, drawing

Senior Photographer, Alex Cooper Auctioneers, Towson, Maryland 2010-present
Managing and maintaining the photography studio
Real estate photography
Producing high quality product photographs for web and promotional use
Handling and photographing high end art items including jewelry, silver, currency, furniture, 2D artworks, sculptures and antiques with professional strobe lighting
Working with the marketing design team to produce brochure and catalog images for advertising purposes

Real Estate Photographer, Long & Foster Independent Agent, Phoenix, Maryland, 2016-2017
Real estate photography of local homes including interiors using studio lighting

Product Photographer, Dimitri Olive Farms, Baltimore, Maryland 2011-present
Creating product images of imported Greek Super Foods products for web and promotional use
Food photography for Devoo Deli, Baltimore, Maryland

Lab Manager and retail sales associate, Ritz Camera Centers, Baltimore, Maryland 2005-2009
Photography lab upkeep and maintenance
Photographic printing (chemical process and inkjet)
Photographic equipment sales

Urban and Rural Landscapes, Co_Lab Workspace and Bookstore, Baltimore, Maryland, April 2018
Emergence II, Greenhouse Gallery Art Exhibition & Auction, The Rawlings Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, Baltimore, Maryland, October 2017
Published feature in Valley Bride Wedding Guide, equestrian wedding styled shoot, Fall 2017
Published feature in Chesapeake Brides, Spring 2015
Published landscape photography in Wyoming Wildlife Magazine, February, 2012
Published in Save The Bay Magazine, The Chesapeake Bay Foundation, back cover, Summer, 2011

I'm Summer, a Northern Maryland based photographer with experience in digital photography, studio lighting and editing.  I have a bachelors degree in Photography and Art History from Maryland Institute College of Art and I'm currently working in the field at Alex Cooper Auctioneers, a fine art auction gallery. I have experience in handling and photographing high end art items including jewelry, glassware, home decor, antiques and more. You can view this work under my product photography gallery, above. 

I have over a decade of experience in the antiques industry and have been building an inventory of antique decor items that are available to rent. If you are looking for rustic, vintage, handmade and up-cycled decorations for your wedding or special event, please visit my Event Rentals Gallery above. My inventory includes cake stands, centerpiece glassware, milk bottles, antique Ball mason jars, re-furbished wooden crates, and more! Check back soon for more photos as my inventory grows. 

My landscape work has been published several times in both Maryland and Wyoming (Wyoming Wildlife Magazine.) I've also been featured in Chesapeake Brides Magazine, Valley Bride Wedding Guide and The Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Save The Bay Magazine here in Maryland.  I am always looking for unique freelance photography opportunities. Please visit my gallery, MPM Manor, to view and read about my last freelance project for Egyptologist and author, Barbara Mertz/Elizabeth Peters, of the Amelia Peabody series. 

In my free time, I enjoy camping and exploring with my beautiful daughter. We like hunting for treasures at estate sales and sitting around the campfire at night. We spend a lot of time at the farm (my daughter loves horseback riding), and we LOVE the beach. When I am not with my little one, I enjoy spending time with friends at the local Maryland vineyards. 

For more information on professionally lit product photography or landscape print sales, contact me at
Thanks for visiting and please follow me on Instagram at #SummerMaePhoto