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10 Tips To Looking Your Best In Portraits with Photographer Kelly Heck

August 01, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
July Marked the END of our 10-Month Newsletter Series, " How To Look Your Best In Portraits ". Today, I simply want to summarize each article from the past 10 months with convenient references to learn more. Enjoy! The SMILE & Head Positioning Genuine smiles can be hard to come by on the fly. I recommend giving a light laugh, or sighing a deep b...
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Congrats to Senior Gracie B.

July 07, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Congrats to Miss Gracie as she enters her senior year in High School! Gracie was a ton of fun and wanted to use her home as her photo backdrop, and what a beautiful setting it was. We started over by the farm for some shots around an din the barn, and then we moved to some spots around their home. We enjoyed a gorgeous, soft sunset in the field as...
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Congrats to Senior Abby B.

July 06, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Congrats to Abby as she sets off on her senior year of high school on a path to Ithaca College next year! Abby and I had a really fun shoot. She wanted to keep things low key, so we met at her home so that we could use their beautiful backyard and incorporate some of her favorite things... her pet chickens and tortoise! It was a particularly gloom...
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Giving My Nieces An Artistic Experience

July 03, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
My little nieces have been visiting for much of the month of June and July. We don't get to see them super often, so maximizing our visiting time and incorporating memorable activities is really important to our family. And what children don't love creating art? We've been drawing almost every day, and I thought about a big canvas I've had forever,...
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10 Tips to Looking Your Best Series: #10 - LET IT GO!!!

July 02, 2018  •  2 Comments
The last several months have been all about how to look your very best, through tips on achieving a genuine smile... posing... finding beautiful light... color choices... what to wear... camera angles... hair and makeup... pampering yourself... communicating your goals... now it's time for the final ingredient of your delicious new photos... CONFI...
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Maurer & Miller Meats - A Photoshoot to Celebrate Retirement

June 30, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
My dear friend Amber (r emember, Amber, the incredible ballet dancer?) asked me out to her family butcher shop, Maurer & Miller Meats (also commonly referred to as M & M Meats) in Hampstead, Maryland. It is time for these fine three men to retire and relax, and she wanted to preserve her father's legacy. Amber's cousins decided to join in the retir...
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Party For A Cure - Meet Hannah Fallon

June 15, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
I had the great pleasure of meeting a girl making big impacts - Hannah Fallon. I've worked with Karen Barbour of The Barbour Group for several years, and she leads a non-profit called Party For A Cure (often referred to as PFAC), which benefits individuals with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related life threatening diseases that limit strength and mo...
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Meet Chris Stein in Southern PA Magazine

June 09, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
I was honored to meet Park Ranger Chris Stein, who temporarily acted as superintendent for Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site. We met at Little Roundtop in Gettysburg, one of his favorite spots, and I caught him as he passionately shared historical facts with visitors. You can learn more about Chris over at Sou...
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Congrats to the 2018 Graduates of Carroll Community College

May 31, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
For the past handful of years, I've been the lucky photographer at the Carroll Community College commencement (graduation) ceremony that takes... not stage photos... not press photos... but creative photos for next year's graduation. SQUEEEEEEE! The college uses these in special advertisement pieces, online and in print... so thinking about fun bac...
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Annual Team Portraits at Velnoskey Wealth Management

May 26, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
The Velnoskey Wealth Management team is one of my most favorite group of people. Professional, fun, and friendly! We started at their office to tie in their beautiful space, and then we headed out to another local venue that offered many intriguing settings. Look out for one of their new team photos in their print ads and maybe a future holiday car...
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