"Grow. Gather. Give Back."

We offer engaging and creative classes for all ages - no experience necessary! Plus, did you hear? We include all materials, so you can relax and enjoy the process without the prep. Throughout the year, we also offer periodic specialty photography sessions inside our beautiful sun-filled studio as well as outside our doorstep, in the park settings at the Village Green. Stay tuned for photo mini session announcements!

The Studio

Picture the Good is a space (both physical and mental) inspired by creativity and kinship, and dedicated to making the world a brighter place – one person, picture and project at a time. We officially opened during a pandemic -- so fitting for a place that believes in looking ahead, that believes that everyday to-do lists are meant to be interrupted by joyful diversions, and that believes in supporting those who need help most by giving back to the community.

In addition to photo sessions, we offer creative + empowering workshops for all ages both onsite (outdoors for now) and virtually through Zoom, as well as periodic Makers’ Markets featuring work by local artisans. We proudly donate 5% of all profits to a different charity each month.

We are delighted to be your local source for new inspiration each month at Picture the Good: Studio + Workshop. We hope you'll join "the good!" 

We took a pause on classes during the height of Delta variant of the COVID-19 pandemic, but we're looking forward to reopening to the public ASAP. Contact us for information about private parties.

Previous EVENTS

Storytelling Month 2021: Author Brad Meltzer, White House Photographer Sharon Farmer, Authors Scott McBride + Rod Thompson

String art: Mermaids & Sharks, Harry Potter, Koalas, Mountains

Happy Little Art Club throughout Fall 2020, returning Spring/Summer 2021

Holiday Crafts for All Ages: Happy Camper Snow Globes, Holiday Door Signs, Valentines Day Signs, Rustic Bunny Signs

Harvest Wreaths with Crofton Craftaholic

Custom Shiplap Signs with Jenadi Creative

A Cookie + A Craft Series (partnering with Sugar Butter Love!)

Kids Sewing: (including sewing school mascots as partnerships with local PTAs)

Adult Sewing: hand-sewing, beginning machine sewing

Paint Nights (partnering with Between Pines Painting!) - all ages, plus couples nights

Hand-Stamped Drink Charms with Crofton Craftaholic

Photography: Food Photography 101 with ALN Images

Clay Sculpting for Kids

Is there a project or activity you've been longing to learn (or teach)? Tell us!

We proudly support local artisans of all kinds, and we'd love to connect about what you have in mind. Send us a note.

About Emily:

Photographer + Owner/Founder

Emily started Picture the Good: Studio + Workshop as a way to look forward after a personal tragedy and breast cancer in 2015, and to encourage others as well. Emily always knew that if she found a commercial space in Crofton, she wanted it to be more than only a studio for her own photography, but also a creative hub where the community could be inspired by new passions; where families could share in workshops alongside their neighbors and friends; where local artisans could be showcased, and where nonprofits could be supported through each experience. It sounds like a lofty goal, but we've already achieved each of these things in the months since we opened our doors in 2020 - during a pandemic, no less! But we're just getting started...

Image courtesy: ALN Images

Our first Makers' Market Showcase in 2020 raised $430 for Burgers and Bands for Suicide Prevention through nearly 30 artisan vendors and local nonprofits. We're always looking to showcase community talent!

The Photography

Mini Sessions

We offer many themed mini sessions throughout the year! Mini sessions last 10 minutes and come with one digital high-resolution photo of your choice. A digital gallery is provided to every customer to choose their favorite photo from. Add-on images and designer display products are always available.

Previous mini Sessions

Howl-o-ween Pet Mini Sessions

Custom School Sessions

School Yearbook Sessions

Family Mini Sessions

High School Senior Mini Sessions

Gratitude Sessions for Frontline COVID Workers and Teachers

The Charities

Each month, we choose a different charity to donate a portion of our profits.

Now accepting nominations for charities you love that we can support each season through 5% back and special one-day fundraisers. Send us a note to tell us about your favorite nonprofit!

Previous Charities

Our previous beneficiaries:

Light House Shelter

Wellness House of Annapolis

Kindness Grows Here

Burgers and Bands for Suicide Prevention

Backpacks of Love by The Blue Ribbon Project

First Descents

Dress for Success, Washington, D.C.

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Crofton Woods Elementary PTA

Contact Us

Questions? Suggestions? Join the good! Drop us a note in the form below, or email us directly at picturethegoodstudio@gmail.com.