10 Tips to Looking Your Best Series: #9 - Communicate Your Goals

May 01, 2018  •  1 Comment
Let's have a typical "new client lead" conversation... Potential Client: *ring* *ring* Kelly: "Hi, Kelly speaking..." Potential Client: "Hi, I need a photographer!" Kelly: "I'm your girl! I'd love to help. What kind of photography do you need?" Potential Client: "A portrait." Now is the time where I get all excited and start asking questions...
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Meet Susan R. - Recipient of the Alma Mater Achievement Award

April 09, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Susan reached out to me for a professional headshot, needed for an award wall for her Alma Mater. Congrats on your Achievement Award Susan!! Susan was looking for a budget friendly, single, professional corporate headshot - and that's just what I do! Do you like her final portrait more in color, or black & white? I always provide both to my portrai...
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Meet Alicia B. - Soon To Be Published

April 07, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Alicia came to me with the need of a classy headshot with a super quick turn-around. This is a pretty common occurrence and I'm so glad that I have the set up to provide quick, efficient, mini-headshot sessions. In Alicia's case, she has a publication coming out soon and they needed a photo with less than three days turn-around time. Alicia told me...
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Doug Heck's Wood-turnings & Toys

April 06, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
My dad, Doug Heck, has been wood turning for a number of years, making gorgeous bowls, and treating the ladies in the family to unique wood-turned ornaments every year for Christmas. The Taneytown History Museum will be reopening with a display called, "Century of Toys". In preparation for their new display, they reached out to my dad to take the l...
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My Staycation Box Product Photos PHASE #2 with Owner, Michelle Sholund

April 04, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
I welcomed Michelle Sholund back to the home studio for a product photo shoot with My Staycation Box. With four newly curated boxes to announce, it was time to get some photos made! 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. Michelle's newest...
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10 Tips to Looking Your Best Series: #8 - Prepare Your Body & Mind

April 02, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Instead of doing dishes and laundry tonight, wouldn't it be nice to hear that your homework is a night of pampering? Well that's just what you need to do leading up to a photo shoot. Pamper Time - You're Welcome Love, your PHOTOG. - THE WEEK BEFORE - 1. Freshen up that HAIR. Touch up your roots, and consider a light trim. Trimming your ends can...
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TASTE: Breakfast In Bed for Carroll Magazine

March 24, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Breakfast foods should be all-time-of-day foots. Michael and I knocked another TASTE out of the ballpark. From fruit salad to lemon tarts and pop-over sandwiches with hollandaise sauce, breakfast in bed can't get any better. Enjoy these outtakes from our delicious recipe photo shoot, and go over to www.carrollmagazine.com to get these recipes!...
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Meet FR Conversion's CEO Eliyah Rosenbloom | Taneytown, MD

March 23, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
I had the great pleasure of meeting FR Conversion 's CEO, Eliyah Rosenbloom, for a photo session with Carroll County Economic Development. We met at their office in Westminster, Maryland. Our goal was to provide a brief but efficient photo session so as not to occupy to much of Mr. Rosenbloom's time. For his portraits, we selected his conference ro...
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Meet Evapco's CEO William Bartley | Taneytown, MD

March 20, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
I had the great pleasure of meeting Evapco Inc. 's CEO, William Bartley, for a photo session with Carroll County Economic Development. We met at their World Headquarters in... you guessed it, Taneytown Maryland!! Our goal was to provide a brief but efficient photo session so as not to occupy to much of Mr. Bartley's time. We selected his office, an...
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Nursing Families in Carroll County, Maryland

March 14, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
It's an awesome thing when you can pass your professional trade on to your kids, and that's just what this story in Carroll Magazine is all about! When taking care of others is your calling, nursing is where it's at, and this Mother & Daughter, and Mother & Son, are proof of that! Check out the article, starting on page 40, in the April/May 2018 is...
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Meet the Mercer Carpet One Team & Family

March 10, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
The Mercer Family is fun and charismatic, and they bring that lively energy to Mercer Carpet One. Brooke Farrell, Owner, presented the idea to take a full team portrait at their Westminster location - and I said "when can I come out". We selected their warehouse, stocked full of carpeting and wood floor planks, as the portrait setting. Brooke had h...
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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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