"When I look at the professional photos Kelly Heck has taken of my girls; she has truly captured their happiness in that moment. I wish she could photograph them every day, as they grow and learn and change. Kelly’s skill level is unmatched in my opinion. She may carry a ‘fancy camera’ but it’s the eye behind the camera that makes all the difference. When you need photos taken, Kelly Heck is your photographer."
Broadview Heights, Ohio
"An above AMAZING experience. Booking was so easy and your response time was very quick. I loved how easy you made it to schedule and set up. You made our session so comfortable and were able to suggest the perfect poses for a family who is not so great at posing. Your photos are such high quality and they are so wonderful. We cannot thank you enough!!!!"
Melissa Rosewag Haines
"Working with Kelly is very easy from beginning to end! She is very approachable with a great sense of humor which instantly puts her subjects at ease, all while maintaining a high level of professionalism. She runs her business very efficiently. We received the finished product quickly, and we were very happy with the results! I would certainly recommend Kelly to anyone with a need for professional photography work!"
Mt. Airy Children's Dental Associates
Mt. Airy, Maryland
"Kelly was very easy to work with. She talked with us about our likes and dislikes before hand. And was completely prepared for us at the shoot. The pictures turned out fantastic and the turnaround time was so fast. Kelly completely captured our family’s personality and wasn't afraid to suggest unique poses, or locations, and she was completely open to try our ideas as well. I will and have recommended Kelly to several friends already!"
Sarah Rice (mother)
"Our session with Kelly was absolutely fantastic! The entire session was laid back and casual, resulting in natural and more personal images! Kelly is also great at pre and post session communication. She knew exactly what we wanted even before our session day. Our print order was impeccably packaged, and the quality of the prints was even better! As a small business owner ourselves, we highly recommend Kelly Heck Photography!"
Victoria Robinson & Trevor Hoff
New Windsor, Maryland
"Kelly invited me to her studio for a corporate photo. My wife came along to enjoy the ride in the Maryland countryside to Taneytown. Upon arriving, we were greeted with a wide smile that I learned is a small sample of the wonderful service Kelly provides her clients. The whole shoot was so simple only because of the work Kelly put into the session making my experience stellar. She is wonderful and inviting to work with. Her rates are more than reasonable and her post product work made my photo really pop. So glad to have found her and will recommend her for any type of photo session."
"Kelly was great to work with and exceeded our expectations. During the photo shoot, she brought props and different lighting options that enhanced the photo shoot. My son is thrilled with his senior pictures."
Don Rowe (father)
"Kelly Heck snapped photos of me for a local publication. What a great experience! I
never had a photo session before and was a bit nervous. Immediately, Kelly made me feel
at home. Her personality is positive, upbeat and joyous. I loved how she explained
everything she was doing. Her creativity in getting the best shot possible was much
appreciated. I would not hesitate to use Kelly for any photo session."
Deb Smith , Middle School Music Teacher
HANOVER PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT
"Thank you, Kelly, for your creative and wonderful photo shoot."
Sylvia Blair, Owner
BLAIR COPYWRITING AND COMMUNICATIONS, LLC
"Kelly was on-time, prepared, and very professional throughout our shoot. Her personal attention to detail and client relationships makes her stand out above the rest!"
William Phillips, Partner & Operations Director
"Kelly is a total pro - easy to work with, flexible with scheduling and she makes the subjects she photographs feel comfortable, even if they don't like their pictures taken. The staff portraits turned out beautifully - and one staffer's husband liked hers so much he wants to have prints made for the family! We've used Kelly in the past and will do so again in the future."
Lisa Albin, Director of Public Relations
CARROLL LUTHERAN VILLAGE
"We love you!"
Kimberly Walker, Co-Owner / General Manager
ELEMENTS OF STYLE SALON & DAY SPA
"Excellent communications - timely and ease of using email for the entire process (contract, questions, payment & product delivery), quick turnaround of finished product, helpful suggestions, Kelly made us feel comfortable while taking our portraits, highly recommend Kelly!"
Karen Ackerman, CPA
STURGILL & ASSOCIATES, LLP
"Kelly Heck has the unique ability to create beautiful photos of everyday subjects. She is creative, clever and technically proficient! I would definitely recommend Kelly Heck."
Sylvia Blair, Owner, Blair Copywriting and Communications, LLC
Past Executive Assistant to the President - CARROLL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
"Kelly is fantastic! She is considerate and listens to her clients' concerns. Check out my head shots on Rausch Law, LLC's Facebook page and web page! Thank you, Kelly Heck Photography!"
Lindsay C. Rausch, Attorney
RAUSCH LAW, LLC
"Working with Kelly Heck Photography is beyond compare. The latest project that Kelly handled for us was the birthday celebration of our 90-year-old mother. Kelly was prompt, thorough, thoroughly engaging to all, very inconspicuous and produced incredible shots both staged and candid. From beginning to end, Kelly presents herself with grace, poise, and professionalism at every turn and never disappoints. I could not recommend her any higher."
"This was a wonderful experience. Thank you so much for helping me feel comfortable with the process! You were incredibly responsive, warm, and accommodating!"
"It's always a pleasure to work with Kelly; such a talented expert who was able to capture so many great moments at our Grand Opening celebration. Look forward to working with her on future projects."
Shannon Cushen, Director of Marketing
FUCH'S NORTH AMERICA
"Very helpful and the pictures were great!"
Bryan Sullivan, Realtor
LONG & FOSTER
"Kelly is responsive, professional, and has an exceptional eye! She really captured what our work is all about at Target-our clients. I would highly recommend her services."
Gail Slater, Acting Vice President for Development & Communications
TARGET COMMUNITY & EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
"What an amazing job you did! I absolutely love these and I feel like they represent "me"! Thank you so much for your keen eye and very fast turn around! I appreciate your work so very much!"
"Beyond Kelly's expert artistic and detailed eye, she is a pleasure to work with in all aspects. Her communication skills are excellent and she really took the time to understand what we were looking for and to make individualized recommendations to ensure success on photo-shoot day. Kelly definitely helped us to find "the photo" we were looking for, and ensured that we were represented in our best light, literally! We look forward to our next photo needs as we will certainly be giving Kelly a call."
Juralee Smith Miranda
"Kelly has been a true pleasure to work with from the our very first interaction via email up to the day of the shoot and beyond. Kelly not only puts out some outstanding work but she also makes the experience fun and very easy."
"I uploaded my portrait to my FB page and the responses I received were amazing. I will find a way to promote you through all of this. I’m extremely pleased and it was worth every penny! I will be back for more at some point in the future!"
"I have always wanted family pictures taken, and, when we purchased a small farm, I knew that would be the perfect place to do it. With four little ones who are all over the place, I was really nervous about how we would round them all up for the shots. Kelly took my fear away - she worked so well with all of the kids, and they loved her. She was excellent at catching the precious moments of them all. I loved the way she was willing to get down and dirty to get the perfect shot. We have had two sessions so far, and I look forward to many more. Our photos are life-long precious memories that I enjoy every day. I can't thank you enough, Kelly, for your amazing work."
"My experience with Kelly was excellent. She provided suggestions and input for my photo shoot that made it turn out beyond my expectations. Kelly is very professional and I could not be more pleased with the end product."
"We were very pleased with the photo shoot and have multiple pictures scattered throughout the homes of the entire family. As I'm sure you are aware , doing a photo session with a 4 month old, while rewarding, contains it's challenges. You were more than accommodating, possessing a lot of knowledge regarding the location (great spots, ideas, angles, etc.) We could tell that you genuinely enjoyed what you did, which made us very comfortable and ultimately captured memories that my family will cherish forever."
"I had a wonderful time working with Kelly. She was talented, professional, and efficient. I look forward to any future shoots."
"We LOVE Kelly - this is our second year having her take professional shots of our band and she has done another wonderful job of it. Not only did she manage to make us all look wonderful, she gave us a completely different look from the prior year. I can't wait to see what she does with us next year! We all enjoy working with her so much - she's so easy to get along with, agreeable to try anything that pops in our heads no matter how nutty it may seem, and works hard to be as flexible with our schedule as she possibly can. Considering there are five of us to wrangle, that is no small task! We highly recommend Kelly - just don't try to schedule her when we need her."
"Our family came over on Christmas and they absolutely loved the framed photo ( I attached a pic), as well as the other photos. We are extremely happy with your work, you are a fantastic photographer!"
"I asked Kelly to photograph our intimate wedding ceremony at Antrim 1812. It was just the two of us, so we didn't need someone for hours, but wanted to capture the moment. Kelly did an excellent job, and we are thrilled with the results. I thought I would be lucky to get one or two photos that I liked, but I only found a few that I didn't! Not only are her photos excellent, she was also very pleasant and put us at ease. I highly recommend Kelly for your special event!"
Laura Swisher Ruprecht
"Kelly was a joy to work with. Sometimes corporate photos can be stuffy and boring but she was able to get a creative look while still looking professional. It’s almost impossible to get an outdoor shot without an unwanted image in the background but Kelly easily edited out anything that we requested. Our website is immensely improved with the beautiful pictures Kelly took."
Chelsea Seibel, Senior Financial Associate
RBC WEALTH MANAGEMENT
"I could have caught more than 'heck' for doing things so differently the day we met Kelly Heck, but instead we caught lightening in a bottle. Grass is not easy to photograph let alone the boring sequence from box to planting. Traditionally we have done photography in studio to control the light. Kelly wanted to use the natural light right on our turf farm to capture the natural beauty of the grass and give it the look found in nature. The extra effort required to make it all work was so worth the end result. We are very happy she convinced us to do this. It gave us photographs that were real, not some studio concoction, and a truth and credibility in the presentation of the product as it really is. Things in nature are far from uniform and that is the way the product is now presented on our website. No more over processed photos... just the real thing the way it is. We caught Heck alright and glad we did, and we won’t catch heck from our customers anymore!"
John Ridgway, Owner
ZOYSIA FARM NURSERIES
"Kelly saved the day!! Not only did she show up with literally 30 minutes notice- the pictures she took were simply beautiful. She did an amazing job!! In fact, my homeowner asked for a copy of the pics for her 'memory book'. And.... the property went under contract in 5 days!! Kelly definitely presented an already gorgeous home so well - her work definitely doesn't look like typical 'real estate' photos."
REALTOR WITH COLDWELL BANKER
"If you need a photographer that you can really trust, I can not more highly recommend Kelly. She easily and professionally handled head shots for over 30 people in our office, and put everyone at ease with her engaging and fun personality even though some were most certainly camera-shy. Even more impressive to me is how she managed to capture the power and emotion of our Drug Overdose and Prevention Vigil that involved over 400 people in attendance. The photos she took were frankly award-worthy, and through the moments she captured she was able to artistically convey the heartache of those who had lost loved ones. Kelly is not just a picture taker but her work shows an story-telling quality that you want for that special occasion....and she is an awesome juggling teacher to boot!"
Brian DeLeonardo, Carroll County State's Attorney
CARROLL COUNTY STATE'S ATTORNEY
"I was looking for a photographer for large banner pictures, both for my website and social media/marketing channels. I sell wood pens that all have a metallic surface which is extremely difficult to capture. I was able to take some simple pictures, but when it came to the large "staged" pictures, I just couldn't get it to work. Kelly was able to get the first picture within 15 minutes, and once that was set up, we just flew through the other's! I was impressed with Kelly's knowledge about lighting, equipment angles, and setting up the products in a way that look great on a website.
After meeting with Kelly, it only took a few days to edit them and have them back to me, and she was able to provide me with a few versions of each shot.
For any website or ecommerce store, it is totally worth the small investment to have a beautiful picture as the first thing your customers see. I feel that I got much more than I paid for, especially from a commercial standpoint, and I will be coming back to Kelly each time I need stock pictures or portraits for my website."
Ryan Herbstsomer, Owner
AUTUMN SUMMER - HANDMADE FOR MEN
"We just finished looking through all of the pictures. You did an amazing job!!! Thank you so much! Again, these pictures are amazing and we love them so much!!!"
"LOOOOVE, LOOOVE, LOOVE, LOVE the pictures. You are amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!"
John B. & Brian F.
"I LOVE LOVE LOVE my new head shots from Kelly Heck. Boy is she patient and have an amazing photographic eye. Already starting to use the product photos for my social media pages and then for my website. Even the photos of me pouring candles, which I thought would be boring, were off the hook and engaging! Thanks again for helping me and my business look awesome!"
Michelle Sholund, Owner
BY THE BAY BOTANICALS
"Kelly recently photographed my daughter for her Sr. Pictures and they turned out beautifully. Kelly selected several different locations to take the photographs which made for the perfect backdrops. Her professionalism combined with her artistic creativity and patience surpassed my expectations and provided us with beautiful pictures that will be enjoyed for life! I will definitely call on Kelly's services again in the future."
"Kelly did the photography for our ground breaking event in June. She did an amazing job and the photos were spectacular. She really capture the essence of the event and we have so many wonderful photos for our new office walls. Kelly was terrific to work with and really provides superb customer service. I highly recommend Kelly, she will certainly exceed your expectations. We look forward to working with Kelly again in the future."
Lori Blake, Director of Human Resources & Operations
FUCHS NORTH AMERICA
"We were very pleased with the photo shoot for Chloe’s Senior Photos. She wanted to incorporate the horses and this can be tricky with large animals. I appreciated that we could change the date (several times) due to weather since the horses can be difficult in certain weather conditions. The photos turned out wonderful. Thank you for the great work!"
I have known Kelly since she began her photography business. She did my first biz shot in her studio years ago. She was able to capture who I am - and I have never photographed well 'til she took it. It was great. It will be time once again, and she will be my choice!"
"Your attention to detail and knack for creativity is what sets you apart in the photography field!!"
"I was thrilled with my pictures taken by Kelly. She was on top of every detail and communication was excellent. Kelly is more than a photographer, she is an artist. She listened carefully to my needs and produced pictures beyond my expectations."
"Over the past two years, Kelly and I have worked together to build a photo stock portfolio to freshen marketing material for Carroll County Tourism. Kelly documented events and activities in the county that show off how much there is to do in our area. Her photographs have been a great addition to our portfolio!"
Bonnie Staub, Manager
CARROLL COUNTY TOURISM
Carroll County, Maryland
"Over the past several years I have hired Kelly as our photographer for twenty photo shoots at Carroll Community College. The shoots have run the gamut from informal student activities, formal events, classroom shots, and off-campus events. She manages to take engaging photos of subject matter that isn't always exciting. She always listens to my ideas and brings her experience to each shoot which results in wonderful photos. Kelly is a highly dependable, creative photographer and I'm sure we'll continue to work together for many years to come!"
Eleni Swengler, Past Director of Marketing and Creative Services
CARROLL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
"Kelly Heck has provided photography services for Target Community & Educational Services, Inc.'s black-tie optional annual fundraiser, the Spring Gala, for three years. Kelly's photographs from this event have always been great, but this year her talents and expertise resulted in extraordinary photos! Kelly's photographs from these events have always received compliments from many attendees. The addition this year of providing photos from the Spring Gala for viewing and purchase through Kelly's website has been a great hit! Kelly is very professional to work with and cares about her clients and her work. I always working with her. I highly recommend Kelly Heck's photography services!"
Sandy Sipes, Past Vice President of Development & Communications
TARGET COMMUNITY & EDUCATIONAL SERVICES