Target Community & Educational Services Gala Event

March 05, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
This has to be year number six or seven that I've had the pleasure of photographing the annual Spring Gala for Target Community & Educational Services. This year marks their 31st celebration, targeting dreams and fostering opportunities. Target) has been dedicated to enhancing the lives of children and adults with intellectual and other disabiliti...
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10 Tips to Looking Your Best Series: #7 - Camera-Ready Hair & Makeup Tips

March 05, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
In addition to every-day tips, there are photo-specific makeup and hair tips that might change your regular morning routine before a portrait session. From when to schedule your root-touch-ups and trims, to what makeup techniques make you look younger, pick and choose what you do to look your very best. At the end, we'll also hear from the salon...
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Ignite Carroll 2017 - Posing Dos & Don'ts: A Photographer's Selfie Guide to Hiding 10-20 Pounds

February 27, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
This presentation started my current newsletter last fall... I received such great feedback from this 5-minute presentation, that I wondered what the *heck* I had been waiting for. Let's share!! Realizing today that I had not yet posted this Ignite Carroll 2017 video, my presentation on "Posing Dos & Don'ts: A Photographer's Selfie Guide to Hiding...
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Meet Mike Bowersox of the Hanover PA Borough

February 22, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Hanover Magazine contracted me to photograph Mike Bowersox of the Hanover Pennsylvania Borough, for a Q&A Feature in Hanover Magazine. Mike is an avid supporter of recreational sports, so after we took a few regal photos in his office, we headed off to the baseball field where we included the sporty environment in our photos (even though it was win...
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Clarity Audiology Team Portraits & Staged Photos in their New Office in Ellicott City!

February 16, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
It's so exciting to move into a new and bigger space as you flourish - and that is what Clarity Audiology & Hearing Solutions LLC is up to! Moving just around the corner, Clarity Audiology is still located in Ellicott City, Maryland, and they help their patience with hearing issues so that they can go back to hearing their very best! Part of the m...
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Realtor Mark Davis throws a Client Appreciation Party

February 11, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Realtor Mark Davis is an awesome and outstanding realtor and person, and I was so excited to join him during his client appreciation event at Liberatore's in Eldersburg, Maryland. Heavy hors d'oeuvres, wine tasting, wine education, raffle prizes, "client with the most referrals" gift, a toy drive, a motivational speaker, and good cheer were in stor...
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10 Tips to Looking Your Best Series: #6 - Flattering Positioning Between YOU and the Camera

February 01, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
When you hear "selfie", what image do you envision? I see a goofy looking subject, holding a phone high, positioning it on a down angle... probably making pursed lips or some sort of goofy face, flashing a peace sign or other hand-gesture. This "pose" may seem cliche, but we can learn something from the "classic selfie" that many of us joke abou...
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Ameerah Jones Professional Headshot Update

January 25, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
When clients come back again is when my heart is fullest! Ameerah reached out, a year following her first portrait session with me, ready for a fresh look for the new year. With a vision in mind, Ameerah shared some examples with me, looks she wanted to try and replicate (mostly color, but simplicity in posing as well). I am in love with her new...
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My Staycation Box Product Shot Photo Session with Owner, Michelle Sholund

January 23, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Earlier this week, I collaborated on a product photo shoot with My Staycation Box owner Michelle Sholund. She brings the vacation to you with "My Staycation Box", with multiple destination-themed boxes... often touching on most (if not all) of the senses. Her product is top notch, and we had so much fun. Michelle worked hard with me, arranging her...
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Meet Adam Stults... Motion Designer, Animator, and Videographer!

January 18, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Adam Stultz and I have been collaborating on a variety of creative projects, and I was elated to take his new headshots for his soon-to-be updated website (check them out on the right!). Adam is an amazing motion designer, animator, and videographer, local to Carroll County Maryland. Hire him - you will be thrilled with the final project!!! (I'm go...
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RBC Wealth Management Strikes Eye-Catching Poses

January 17, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
RBC Wealth Management in Westminster, Maryland invited me back to update their team photos, both to include their new team member, Darlene, and to give their print advertisements a fresh face. We had a blast - they are always so welcoming. Check out a selection of their final portraits below:
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More Recently... MORE Barn Quilts in Carroll County Maryland

January 05, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Over the past year or two, I've been blessed to continue to photograph the Carroll County Barn Quilt Trails for Carroll County Tourism. This project takes me all over our beautiful county!! Check out some of the more recent additions... Looking for artwork for your walls? Condiser purchasing a professional print from the Carroll County Barn Quil...
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10 Tips to Looking Your Best Series: #5 - Attire & Accessories

January 02, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Last month we talked all about selecting a flattering color pallet. In this article, we'll apply that color pallet to your clothing choices. I don't know about you guys, but girls, don't you feel like this ALL THE TIME. Picking out what to wear day-to-day is hard enough. Picking an outfit for a photo session can feel like you have to hunt do...
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May Your Holidays Be Picture Perfect!!

December 24, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a PICTURE PERFECT HOLIDAY and an Extra Happy New Year!! I'm looking forward to photographing many beautiful memories in 2018 and I hope you get to be one of them!! Best Wishes, Kelly Heck Photography
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Gel Colors allow Photographers to make backdrops all colors of the rainbow...

December 19, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
I finally completed the tedious task of photographing a few of my backdrops with all of my colored gels. Squeeee, it's so fun to see all the colors we can create! These photos represent 20 different colored gels on 3 different backdrops (blue cloth w/ texture, gray seamless, and white seamless), bracketing 3-4 shots with each individual color (whic...
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