MEET KELLY HECK

KELLY@KELLYHECKPHOTOGRAPHY.COM | 443-340-6317

Hi there! My name is Kelly Heck, and I am a B2B Photographer located in Central Maryland, offering headshots, commercial & editorial portraiture, and branding photography.

I am formally trained in traditional photography (i.e. lots of time shooting film and printmaking in the darkroom) at Savannah College of Art & Design in Savannah, GA and thankful to be an award-winning photographer. Check out some of my personal work!

Freelancing since 2004, I left my full time job in Spring of 2015 to focus 100% of my time on building my photography business.

A LITTLE ABOUT MY LIFE

THE PEOPLE WHO BRING ME JOY EVERY DAY

I find myself working all the time - because it does not feel like "work". But my hubby Adam (who proposed in October of 2018 and I married in September 2020) is my reminder to slow down, take breaks, and enjoy more in life. He is an awesome videographer, editor, and motion designer... not to mention an incredible chef. Together we love on two pups, my girl Nala and his family pup Remington.

I'm a daughter to a woodturner / beekeeper and a gardener / floral arranger / bonsai artist. I'm a sister to a goldsmith jeweler. I am an Auntie to two beautiful little girls who like to pretend to be monsters, build block towers, and eat "snail snacks" (pie-crust pinwheels with cinnamon sugar). I am a granddaughter to the most talented woodworker I know, a potter and chef, and basically a granddaughter to my great-aunt, who is an incredible seamstress. And... I am soon to be a Mama to my first child. A great wealth of talent, passion, and love runs through my family and I could not be luckier.

MY FAVORITE THINGS

WHAT SPARKS JOY IN MY EVERY DAY

Obviously I love photography! But otherwise, my most time consuming interest is cooking from scratch! I love intense flavor and both my hubby and I are quite happy in the kitchen. If you haven't heard the news though, soon my main hobby will be tending to a little mini-me!

(What are some of my favorite recipes you ask? Rice Krispie Treats, Lemon Meringue Pie, Coconut Cream Pie, Adam's Sweet Tomato Basil Soup, Gourmet Grilled Cheese, Homemade Pizza (or No Anchovies in a pinch), Cinnamon Buns, Vanilla Scones with Jam & Whipped Cream, BBQ Shrimp on Lime Avocado Toast, Baked Ham Sandwiches, Tuscan White Bean & Sausage Soup, Fresh Squeezed Lemonade (with Maple Syrup or Honey), Sausage & Shrimp Jambalaya, Chicken & Ham Pot Pie, just about every recipe I try from Once Upon A Chef, and a WHOLE LOT MORE.

I stay active in the warmer months veggie gardening and playing tennis. I also love fine art, and find myself coloring hand-drawn cards in the evenings. I'm a juggler and unicycler. And most summers I can the best chunky salsa to enjoy all year, made from veggies out of my own garden!

WHAT'S IN MY GEAR BAG

EQUIPMENT THAT HELPS ME MAKE PHOTO MAGIC

Camera & Favorite Lenses | Canon 5D Mark IV & Canon 5D Mark III
Canon 50mm F/1.2, 100mm F/2.8, 24-70mm F/2.8, & Sigma Art 35mm F/1.4
Studio Lights | Flashpoint XPLOR 600PROs
Light Modifiers | Westcott / Paul C. Buff / Impact
Filters | B+W Circular Polarizing Filters
Radio Triggers | Flashpoint R2 PRO
Camera Bag | Tenba Messenger DNS 13
Gear Cases | Pelican 1510 Carry-On & Pelican 1654
Camera Stabilizer (Video) | Zhiyun-Tech Crane-2 3-Axis Stabilizer w/ Follow Focus
Continuous Lighting (Video) | Neewer Bi-Color LEDs
Teleprompter (Video) | Glide Gear iPad Smartphone Teleprompter

TOOLS THAT HELP ME PROSPER

SOFTWARE & APPS THAT MAKE ME SAY OOO-LA-LA!

Photo Editing | Adobe Lightroom CC
Photo Retouching | Adobe Photoshop CC
Video Editing | Adobe Premiere CC
Prints & Products & Framing | Mpix Pro
Monitor Calibration | Datacolor Spyder5 Express
Proofing | Zenfolio (20% discount)
Studio Management & Workflow | HoneyBook (save 50%)
Time Tracking & Invoicing | HARVEST (save $10.00)
Continuing Education | Professional Photographers of America & Creative Live
Email Campaign | MailChimp (join my email list!)
Products | MOO / USB Memory Direct