Kelly Heck Photography: Blog http://www.kellyheckphotography.com/blog en-us (C) Kelly Heck Photography kelly@kellyheckphotography.com (Kelly Heck Photography) Thu, 05 Oct 2017 14:24:00 GMT Thu, 05 Oct 2017 14:24:00 GMT http://www.kellyheckphotography.com/img/s3/v45/u1054325786-o90744752-50.jpg Kelly Heck Photography: Blog http://www.kellyheckphotography.com/blog 120 120 10 Tips to Looking Your Best Series: #2 - It’s All About Angles - Body Positioning http://www.kellyheckphotography.com/blog/2017/10/10-tips-to-looking-your-best-series-2-it-s-all-about-angles-body-positioning Last month we talked all about capturing a genuine smile and several tips on head positioning, today we're going to zoom out and talk about the full figure from head to toe.


The camera adds 10 pounds they say... I think it adds more like 30 pounds. Let's figure out how to shave off some of that unwelcomed fake-weight. 

THE TORSO.

Want to get a FREE, no-surgery-required tummy tuck? The "Torso Turn & Twist" is sure to shave off pounds! Face your whole body about 45 to 90 degrees away from the camera, then turn your shoulders back towards the camera.

This angle gives us a slight side-view of your tummy, while keeping your shoulders a little more square to the camera, giving an hourglass effect. And the twist tightens the torso!

Ladies, you can optionally sink your weight to your back leg to give your figure a feminine S-Curve, for the Gents, you can stay even-weighted or shift the weight a little (just don't get too curvy). And, don't forget that while you are doing all this head-to-toe stuff, you still need to apply the same Head Positioning techniques we talked about last month, which you can CLICK HERE to read. Oh, and it never hurts to suck in a little on the count of 3. ;-)

The Hands.

Not sure what to do with your hands? The worst thing you can do is hold them infront of you. Sorry to get a little raw here, but it creates a bullseye right to your crotch. So let's not do that.

Hand placement for the Ladies only first. One or both hands on hips looks lovely. If just one, it's usually the front hand up, back arm hanging. Hand placement on the hip should be higher at your inner-most hour glass, not low on the hip bone, and pull your elbow back. Your hand will cinch your waist, helping you appear thinner, while your elbow back will help to slightly trim up your arm. And, don't forget that little tummy tucking twist! Obviously you can do other hand positions, but this is a good starting point. If one or both arms are hanging down, place your hands on your legs, bend at the arm and cinch the elbows back ever so slightly (can I get more cowbell... I mean, hourglass?).

For men AND women...

Hands always look great in your pockets. Ladies, you look great with fingers out, thumbs in. Gents, you look great with fingers in, thumbs out. Pocket placement helps to relax your arms and give a more casual appearance overall.

Crossing the arms looks great too, and gives an "I'M IN CHARGE" sort of feel! Ladies, fingers out. Men, close your hands and use your knuckles behind your biceps to beef up your arms a little extra.

If you're sitting, try asymmetrical posing. Lean in close, let the arms cross, either over a chair arm, or over your own knees. Ladies, you can bring one hand up to your neck or chin, and tilt your knuckles back towards you're forearm. Gents, wrists straight, sometimes even a lightly closed fist looks great, and you can also cross arms, or prop one hand up on the back thigh if you're sitting on steps or the edge of a short seat.

If your hands are going to be interlocked in front of you, or you are holding hands with a loved one, interlocking the fingers looks a bit odd. Instead, place one hand on top of the other or within the other. If it's just you in the shot, ladies look great with hands resting on top of each other, men can do the same or you can wrap a light fist with the other palm. And if you are posing with a special someone, wrap your arm or arms around your sweetheart instead!

The Posture.

Some photo posing involves bad posture purposefully, but that's usually just when seated, and I personally think it's also just for the ladies. When standing, pristine posture is a MUST. Standing tall, always with a straight back, elongates the body and makes you appear more energetic.

Having trouble with your posture? Try squeezing your shoulder blades together, even visualize squeezing an orange between your shoulder blades. This technique will square your shoulders, lift your torso (lifting also tightens everything, ooo-la-laaa!), and elongates your body.

The Legs & Feet.

Ladies, when standing, you can be a bit more dainty than the guys. A little cross of your legs can be cute. You can also lift the weight off that front foot to touch the ball of your foot or tip of your toe to the ground. Positioning of your feet looks great when you bring your heels together, or if on your toe. bring your toe to your back heel.

For the Gents, I would suggest standing fairly straight, but you can also play with the cross leg as long as you have a little bend at the knee.

(Have mercy I'm going off topic... don't bring tennis shoes to a photo shoot. We'll talk more about shoes and other attire in a future tip.)

That BOOTY.

Girls! While you're at it with the tummy-tucking and waist cinching, kick out that booty by exaggerating the curve of your lower back. Even more lovely S-Curve beauty and more tummy tightening. We love showing off lady-curves. 

RECAP

These are some guidelines to follow. There are obviously endless options for posing, but we can't possibly remember them all in a fleeting moment as cameras get whipped out. Find yourself a full length mirror, and practice a few of these techniques, figure out what angles are best for you, and what side (left or right?) you like best as well!

 

Do you have any other tricks that work for you?
Please share your personal advice in the comments!
 

NEXT MONTH’S TOPIC

Finding Beautiful Light ANYWHERE

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kelly@kellyheckphotography.com (Kelly Heck Photography) http://www.kellyheckphotography.com/blog/2017/10/10-tips-to-looking-your-best-series-2-it-s-all-about-angles-body-positioning Thu, 05 Oct 2017 12:40:00 GMT
Meet Sylvia, a Copywriter & Communications Professional http://www.kellyheckphotography.com/blog/2017/9/meet-sylvia-a-copywriter-communications-professional Sylvia and I have been getting to know each other for several years when I come on campus at Carroll Community College for photo projects, so I was of course super pleased to hear when she decided to begin her own company, Blair Copywriting and Communications, LLC. Even more flattering, she asked me to take some artistic photographs for use on her website! Here are a couple of my favorites from our Stock Photo Session. Sylvia's website is coming soon too, so I'll add that to this point once it's live!

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Carroll's Best 2017 - Honorable Mention http://www.kellyheckphotography.com/blog/2017/9/carrolls-best-2017---honorable-mention Carroll County Times's CARROLL'S BEST 2017 winners are announced, and I'm beyond grateful to be voted in as an Honorable Mention next to two fantastic fellow photographers, Karen Rainier Photography and Fine Portraiture by Michele.

I'm also pumped to share that fellow Taneytown entrepreneurs RUST by Justin StaudingerTaneytown Dance Center, Antrim 1844, and Thunderhead Bowl share in my joy, also being named Honorable Mention in their own categories. I love being neighbors with fantastic and businesses (and people) thriving in Taneytown, Maryland.

Thank you for voting, and thank you for choosing myself and other local business owners as your trusted resources.

Check out more results at http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/cctnews-carroll-s-best-20…

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Mason Dixon Distillery Restaurant Feature in Hanover Magazine, Hanover Pennsylvania http://www.kellyheckphotography.com/blog/2017/9/mason-dixon-distillery-restaurant-feature-in-hanover-magazine-hanover-pennsylvania I love food, photographing it is a close second favorite (if I get to photograph it AND eat it, well, that's a whole new level of favorite). Hanover Magazine set me on a mission to photograph the fine drinks and dishes found at Mason Dixon Distillery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, as well as the owner Yianni Barakos. Yianni is a busy man, and it's obvious why when you enter their establishment - awesome venue, charming team! You can read all about them in the September / October issue of Hanover Magazine!

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Visit Mason Dixon Distillery at www.masondixondistillery.com!

And stop in for lunch, a drink, or make some dinner reservations!

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kelly@kellyheckphotography.com (Kelly Heck Photography) http://www.kellyheckphotography.com/blog/2017/9/mason-dixon-distillery-restaurant-feature-in-hanover-magazine-hanover-pennsylvania Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:43:00 GMT
10 Tips to Looking Your Best Series: #1 - It’s All About Angles - The SMILE & Head Positioning http://www.kellyheckphotography.com/blog/2017/9/10-tips-to-looking-your-best-series-its-all-about-angles-the-smile-head-positioning Over the coming months, I will share various tips and tricks to look your very best in photos, and each month will focus on ONE of 10 specific areas of posing, style, and photo shoot preparation. So let’s dive right in!


Ah, the trick to getting that perfect smile, tilt, and twist – all great portraits start with the face and head. I don’t know what it is about photos of myself, but I’m really self-conscious and I delete (or “untag”) bunches of photos. Besides dead eyes and fake smiles, that sneaky chin or double-chin bubble (see examples 1 and 2 below) is what really gets me, even though I know what to do in photos. But knowing little posing tricks (see examples 3 and 4 below) has helped me enjoy being in photos so much more over the years. If these tips can give me that extra little boost of confidence, I’m certain they can do the same for you too!

The SMILE.

We don’t always have to smile for photos, but more often than not, it’s appropriate, and the last thing we want is to look like we are squealing “CHEEEEEESE” while clamping our teeth down. But there are some easy solutions!

I’m always asking my clients to giggle or give me a big laugh. When you genuinely smile (which you can get from a forced laugh), think about how your mouth and eyes react… your lips curl up on the edges, your teeth separate, and your eyes crinkle, or as Tyra Banks puts it, “SMIZE” (i.e. smile with your eyes).

Sometimes the laugh gets TOO big of a smile though, so that’s where the little giggle can come into play. But even so, some clients aren’t comfortable with forced laughter, so that’s where we try a different word. Who doesn’t love MONEY? Just thinking about having some can make you smile… saying “moneeeeeeyyy” gives a more genuine smile, because when you say “eeey”, all the important smile factors react perfectly.

Is your smile still feeling too tight? Try breathing through your mouth instead of your nose. I find that when I breathe through my nose, my jaw tightens and my teeth close together. When I breathe through my mouth, I leave some space. And taking a deep breath relaxes the whole body - BRILLIANT!

Sweet, we've got the smile down right? Now, let's get your head position just right to go with that perfect grin...

Head Positioning.

When truly smiling or laughing – people tend to pull their face back and down, in towards the neck and chest… HOLY SMOKES - the dreaded double-chin. But we can fix this too!

Treat your face and chest as separate focal points - push your face forward and away from your body. You can do this by pretending you have a string attached to the the center of your forehead, and imagine that string pulling your face directly forward. It’s nearly a chicken bob feeling, and though you may look bizarre from the side, you’ll look the best in the group photo! When pushing your face forward, you become elongated, your face becomes thinner, and the stretch helps to hide any extra skin under your chin. Whether you are facing the camera straight on, or from a bit of an angle, you will push yourself directly towards the camera.

It is also flattering to turn your head slightly from the camera, instead of shooting straight on. Turning your head to the side slightly enhances the dimensions of your facial features. (A turn is bringing your chin from one side to the other.)

A tilt is sometimes flattering for women as well. (A tilt is pulling your ear down to one shoulder or the other.) Tilts are definitely a more feminine touch, however, so this tip is most definitely for the ladies. Ladies, what you will want to do is pull your chin into your shoulder (a combo of a turn and a tilt) while still pushing your front cheekbone towards the camera.

(We’ll talk more about head/face positioning in relation to the camera position in a later topic!)

RECAP

Go grab a mirror and practice these techniques:

  • Practice a more genuine smile by:
    • laughing,
    • saying “money”,
    • and breathing through your mouth.
  • Practice the position of your head in relation to your body by:
    • pulling your face forward, straight on,
    • and try it with a turn, pulling your cheekbone forward.
  • Ladies, practice a tilt & turn, tucking in towards your shoulder, while still bringing your face forward. (Gents, why don't you try it too, and just see how cute you look!)

Did you do it?? SUPER PROUD OF YOU!!

 

After considering all these tips, this was my final self-portrait:

Now go see what you can do!

 

Do you have any other tricks that work for you?
Please share your personal advice in the comments!
 

NEXT MONTH’S TOPIC

It’s All About Angles - Body Positioning
 

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Congrats to 2018 Senior Casey - Senior Portraits http://www.kellyheckphotography.com/blog/2017/9/congrats-to-2018-senior-casey-senior-portraits 2018 Senior Casey is super stylish and looking into art schools where he can pursue his passions. When he and his parents reached out about his senior photos, I knew we needed to do something unique, rustic, and try a little artsy experimentation. I had the perfect rough, dirty location in mind... the place doesn't look like much in daylight to the naked eye, but my goodness, in photos, it's AMAZING! We met around sunset, starting with natural light, and kept shooting photos well into complete darkness, lighting both Casey and the outdoor setting with travel studio lights. Wishing the best to you Casey in your senior year of High School and as you begin your artistic adventures!! 

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Thanks again Casey for an awesome Senior Portrait Session!

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kelly@kellyheckphotography.com (Kelly Heck Photography) http://www.kellyheckphotography.com/blog/2017/9/congrats-to-2018-senior-casey-senior-portraits Sat, 02 Sep 2017 20:25:00 GMT
New Realtor On the Block - Meet Bryan Sullivan with Long & Foster Real Estate http://www.kellyheckphotography.com/blog/2017/9/new-realtor-on-the-block---meet-bryan-sullivan-with-long-foster-real-estate It's always so cool and motivating to meet a young pro pursuing a new career passion. I just bumped into Bryan last night at a business networking event and realized I had forgotten to share his new professional headshot. Like Bryan's Facebook Fan Page HERE and check out his Real Estate Listings at www.bryansullivan.lnf.com.

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kelly@kellyheckphotography.com (Kelly Heck Photography) http://www.kellyheckphotography.com/blog/2017/9/new-realtor-on-the-block---meet-bryan-sullivan-with-long-foster-real-estate Fri, 01 Sep 2017 16:22:24 GMT
Enter Exit Escape Room in Mt. Airy, Maryland | Miller - A Carroll Community College Business Feature http://www.kellyheckphotography.com/blog/2017/8/professional-portraits-enter-exit-escape-room-mt-airy-maryland Last Friday I was super excited to hit up a business buddy's new escape room in Mt. Airy, Maryland, to take portraits for the next featured business with Miller at Carroll Community College. If you've never heard of an escape room, it's a group entertainment activity (personal fun or team development fun) where you have to solve the puzzle to escape the room! They currently have two theme rooms for rent, and working on a third, as well as a larger space for events and other activities where everyone can mingle. Here are a few of my favorite shots from our time together. (I broke out the colored gels to add some colorful pizzazz to the space, cool huh! I stuck with their company colors, green and blue!)

This photo session was for a Miller Client Success Story (click here to go read more).

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These girls were SUCH good sports. Last minute shoot, and they were into my ideas and played along the whole time. They both let go and trusted me completely, which reflects in their portraits and the fun we illustrated!

Go have fun at Enter Exit Escape!! 

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kelly@kellyheckphotography.com (Kelly Heck Photography) http://www.kellyheckphotography.com/blog/2017/8/professional-portraits-enter-exit-escape-room-mt-airy-maryland Wed, 30 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT
Photographer Education with Facebook LIVE | Circular Polarizing Filter In Action http://www.kellyheckphotography.com/blog/2017/8/photographer-education-with-facebook-live-circular-polarizing-filter-in-action Check out my latest educational video all about (circular) Polarizing Filters and how they can enhance your photographs when challenged with glare on objects or water and/or bright skies. I take you through three examples in my home and yard, starting with glare on wood molding, followed by glare on water (my fish pond) and darkening blue skies.

This video is a bit fumbled, trying to deal with phone, camera, and rotating the filter, so please forgive the out-of-focus moments and such! And oh yeah, didn't realize it was sideways till after I posted, and you can't rotate these after (I would have redone it if it was a video, but being Facebook LIVE it was already public)! You will get the gist from the video for sure, even with my silly mistakes and fumbles. If you've been thinking about buying this filter, you shouldn't drag your feet like I did, they are amazing!

 

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kelly@kellyheckphotography.com (Kelly Heck Photography) http://www.kellyheckphotography.com/blog/2017/8/photographer-education-with-facebook-live-circular-polarizing-filter-in-action Wed, 09 Aug 2017 15:17:31 GMT
Love On The Farm with Victoria & Trevor http://www.kellyheckphotography.com/blog/2017/8/love-on-the-farm-with-victoria-trevor These two have just stolen my heart feels all the way. Victoria and Trevor are the blood, sweat, and passion behind Local Homestead Products in New Windsor, Maryland (their store is SO awesome, please stop in, support them, and check out their website before you go to learn about all the locally grown and raised products they stock as well as their seasonal events).

So why not have their engagement photos ON THE FARM. I'm over the moon... to have a client say "let's take photos in the pumpkin patch first" and "we can't forget to take photos with the tomatoes" is thrilling to me, I mean, who gets cooler or more original than that! Trevor led the way in their farm tractor, I in my Honda Fit, and Victoria in her cute get-up took the gator (or maybe that was a 4-wheeler, I digress). Victoria has an incredible eye, and together she and Trevor picked out the spots throughout their property that they wanted to feature in their photos. I was a little nervous, being the photographer for another talented photographer, but they were both so laid back!

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Truly one of my favorite engagement shoots to date!

What unique location would you pick to be photographed with your sweetheart?

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kelly@kellyheckphotography.com (Kelly Heck Photography) http://www.kellyheckphotography.com/blog/2017/8/love-on-the-farm-with-victoria-trevor Sat, 05 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT
Edgy Ballet Portraits with Amber Farran Using Travel Studio Lights http://www.kellyheckphotography.com/blog/2017/7/edgy-ballet-portraits-with-amber-farran-using-travel-studio-lights What a passionate career path without having a little fun and experimentation? That's just what Amber and I did. Amber and I are about the same age, and she's been practicing ballet since she was about 4. The only thing I've done that long is eat and sleep. Joking aside though, we figured that together we could create something really amazing. Amber, in her professional life, is a degreed artist (she draws and paints like a master!) and she works locally. So, creating this work as a team was pretty awesome, and we had SO much fun.

These portraits were taken around 10pm, so pitch black. I was able to focus by hitting Amber with my car headlights, and we lit her using my travel studio lights. The location  is a private parking lot in the Carroll County, MD area. 

So though I do love love love Photoshop, I try not to use it too often in my photos. I'm all about REAL color, REAL details (unless they are utterly horrible). But for these shots, I thought it would be cool to learn how to add a beam of light in the shots where you can see the studio lights. So, I looked it up, and learned how to do it, adding a bit of a smokey twist so that the faux beam didn't look too perfect.

(I really wanted to capture the smoky light beams in camera, but I couldn't decide what "tools" to use. Fog machines are kinda pricey and need power, I considered smoke bombs and flares, but decided they were either too dangerous or didn't create enough smoke... finally I decided on little smoke balls, a fun little fireworks product. I ordered them, but too late, so I'll have to try them out in a future photo session.)

So what do you think?

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kelly@kellyheckphotography.com (Kelly Heck Photography) http://www.kellyheckphotography.com/blog/2017/7/edgy-ballet-portraits-with-amber-farran-using-travel-studio-lights Sat, 15 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT
Meet MOR Logistics owner Zach John | Miller Business Feature at Carroll Community College http://www.kellyheckphotography.com/blog/2017/7/meet-mor-logistics-owner-zach-john-miller-business-feature-at-carroll-community-college The business features with Miller at Carroll Community College are so inspiring. I get to meet new / growing /changing business owners local to me, and create cool portraiture that the college can use to help market their Miller business services. It's like a WIN WIN WIN!

Zach invited myself and a college representative to his home office. The space was sparse, but that's just perfect for photography! Often, the more simplistic the setting, the better.

This photo session was for a Miller Client Success Story (click here to go read more).

You can learn more about Zach and his company MOR Logistics at www.morlogisticsllc.com.

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kelly@kellyheckphotography.com (Kelly Heck Photography) http://www.kellyheckphotography.com/blog/2017/7/meet-mor-logistics-owner-zach-john-miller-business-feature-at-carroll-community-college Sun, 09 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT
Emma + Scott's Engagement in Harpers Ferry WV http://www.kellyheckphotography.com/blog/2017/7/emma-scotts-engagement-in-harpers-ferry-wv These two, this place 💖... neither disappointed! We powered through the heat and humidity (and the gnats) and created some really cute photos! Emma & Scott's engagement photos in Harper's Ferry, WV turned out so cute! We explored the historic downtown area, and walked across the bridge, and a local in their family took us to a couple of wonderful overlooks for our last shots of the evening.

Emma just happens to be my co-aunt (my sister's sister-in-law) and she is SO AWESOME. Finally getting to meet Scott was such a pleasure and I got to spend time with a group of Emma's fun family.

Emma walked out in this full length dress and my jaw hit the ground - GORGEOUS! And Scott matched her perfectly. 

Thank you both so much for making me part of your celebration - can't wait for your big day!!

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kelly@kellyheckphotography.com (Kelly Heck Photography) couples ferry harpers maryland photographer photography portrait taneytown virginia west http://www.kellyheckphotography.com/blog/2017/7/emma-scotts-engagement-in-harpers-ferry-wv Sat, 08 Jul 2017 17:09:00 GMT
Beth's Professional Portrait for Awardee Nomination http://www.kellyheckphotography.com/blog/2017/7/beths-professional-portrait-for-awardee-nomination Beth got the call - she's officially a nominee for an exciting opportunity. That means press, presentations, and the like. 

I LOVE when professionals see value in a professional portrait, and this is the perfect type of milestone to decide it is time!

Beth joined me to take advantage of gorgeous, soft, evening bounce light at two of my favorite locations near my home studio in Taneytown, MD.

 

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kelly@kellyheckphotography.com (Kelly Heck Photography) http://www.kellyheckphotography.com/blog/2017/7/beths-professional-portrait-for-awardee-nomination Sat, 08 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT
Celebrating the 4th of July at Carroll County Farm Museum http://www.kellyheckphotography.com/blog/2017/7/celebrating-the-4th-of-july-at-carroll-county-farm-museum Like I said last month-ish, I love the assignments I get with Carroll County Tourism! This project was all about our local 4th of July activities, and where else would we go but the Carroll County Farm Museum in Westminster, MD.

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Approaching strangers and asking to photograph their families or their children can feel a bit... weird. But Carroll-Countinans are super welcoming and almost everyone said yes! And I love getting to share these images with families afterwards. It's a little unexpected surprise that they get to add to their memory of the day!

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kelly@kellyheckphotography.com (Kelly Heck Photography) maryland photographer photography http://www.kellyheckphotography.com/blog/2017/7/celebrating-the-4th-of-july-at-carroll-county-farm-museum Tue, 04 Jul 2017 17:09:00 GMT
Rock Salt Restaurant Featured in Carroll Magazine, Westminster Maryland http://www.kellyheckphotography.com/blog/2017/6/rock-salt-restaurant-featured-in-carroll-magazine-westminster-maryland Carroll Magazine treated me to a wonderful subject, Rock Salt Grille restaurant and raw bar and tavern in Westminster, Maryland, which is a fairly new restaurant for our community and they are always packed! Great atmosphere, delicious dishes... I mean, check them out!

And I've had the shrimp salad, I can 100% vouch for it! Divine dining!

Visit their restaurant and check out their website at www.rocksaltgrille.com!

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kelly@kellyheckphotography.com (Kelly Heck Photography) http://www.kellyheckphotography.com/blog/2017/6/rock-salt-restaurant-featured-in-carroll-magazine-westminster-maryland Fri, 30 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT
Susan's Adorable Family on the Farm http://www.kellyheckphotography.com/blog/2017/6/susans-adorable-family-on-the-farm Susan booked her extended family photo session on the family farm in Carroll County, Maryland. The eldest grandchild, Emma, was so sweet - she and I amazingly had lots of one-on-one time as we walked from one cute spot to the next. When the youngest generation of a family is so amazing, you know they came from good roots! It was a pleasure to meet and photograph their family!

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kelly@kellyheckphotography.com (Kelly Heck Photography) carroll family maryland photographer photography portrait taneytown http://www.kellyheckphotography.com/blog/2017/6/susans-adorable-family-on-the-farm Sun, 25 Jun 2017 17:09:00 GMT
I love photographing my family... http://www.kellyheckphotography.com/blog/2017/6/i-love-photographing-my-family Little Josie is the newest addition to our family, my sister's youngest sweetheart. These were some snapshots I took while we were on our family vacation. It doesn't matter where you are, you can capture adorable images of your kids no matter the setting. As long as you engage with them, let them take the lead, and get on their level... you can't go wrong if you follow those guidelines!

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kelly@kellyheckphotography.com (Kelly Heck Photography) children family maryland photographer photography portrait http://www.kellyheckphotography.com/blog/2017/6/i-love-photographing-my-family Sat, 24 Jun 2017 17:09:00 GMT
It's Time to Sweat! Marketing Photos for Local Entreprenuer http://www.kellyheckphotography.com/blog/2017/6/its-time-to-sweat-marketing-photos-for-local-entreprenuer It's always fun, challenging.. and let's be honest, a bit nerve-racking... to do something a bit new. Mike's photo session was new to me. Sure, lighting and my gear and the general rules of thumb never change, but the feel and subject matter are new, and we needed to convey a certain feeling. Dedication... Determination... Outgoing... Goals... Mike found the perfect location too, Musclemine in Westminster, MD. Mike's photos will be tied into a future project, details to come! Here's a few teasers to keep you satisfied...

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kelly@kellyheckphotography.com (Kelly Heck Photography) carroll commercial corporate maryland photographer photography portrait taneytown westminster http://www.kellyheckphotography.com/blog/2017/6/its-time-to-sweat-marketing-photos-for-local-entreprenuer Sat, 10 Jun 2017 17:09:00 GMT
Tom Gordon for Carroll CountyCommissioner 2018 http://www.kellyheckphotography.com/blog/2017/5/tom-gordon-for-carroll-countycommissioner-2018 Westminster local Tom Gordon is running for Carroll County Commissioner 2018! Visit Tom's Facebook page to find out how you can support his campaign at https://www.facebook.com/TomGordonForCarroll/.

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As someone who loves their community, it's only makes sense to use Carroll County as the setting for his portraits. Carroll County is abundant in amazing locations. We started at Gerstell Academy in Finskburg, where there was a breathtaking flag display over Memorial Day weekend.

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kelly@kellyheckphotography.com (Kelly Heck Photography) 3 carroll commissioner district maryland photographer photography portrait taneytown westminster http://www.kellyheckphotography.com/blog/2017/5/tom-gordon-for-carroll-countycommissioner-2018 Wed, 31 May 2017 17:09:00 GMT