Nikki Couloumbis Health & Fitness Coach of Central Maryland | Kelly Heck Photography
Meet Nikki Couloumbis, a Health & Fitness Coach of Central Maryland

I cannot wait to share more about Nikki once her new business launches. Stay patient and stay tuned, the suspense will be building till mid 2021! But in the meantime, let me share her other hat with you… Nikki is the owner and operator of Salt Sanctuary of Maryland in Elkridge, Maryland. While there, you can experience Salt Therapy, Infrared … Read More

Rule of Thirds by Kelly Heck Photography
What is the “Rule of Thirds” and how I used it in every Photo Shoot

Many cameras and most smartphones offer the option to display a grid over your viewfinder, and for good reason. The “Rule of Thirds” is a golden rule for composition in photography, fine art, and graphic design. So what is “The Rule of Thirds” in photography? In photography, the rule of thirds is a method of composing the subjects in your photograph. The frame … Read More

Avinash Thakkar Senior Portraits | McDonogh School Owings Mills, Maryland
Avinash Thakkar

  Thank you for an incredible experience! My senior portraits were amazing, and I was able to submit everything to my school in a timely manner—thanks to your quick turnaround. From the very beginning, you were very flexible and supportive, and I couldn’t have asked for more. I appreciate all that you have done for me!  

Engagement Portraits by Kelly Heck Photography Gaithersburg, Maryland
A bon voyage celebratory extended family portrait session…

There are many things to celebrate in this family, but there are two very important things happening right now to this young lady below – Sarahann. This extended family portrait session was planned by her Aunt Lynn, just before she leaves for a lifetime job as a Foreign Service Officer for the State Department. She is headed to Guatemala! We … Read More

Remington Stultz & Family | Pet Portraits by Kelly Heck Photography
Remington… the Pooch Who Radiates Loves

Remington is my husband’s family pooch. And Remi is a one of a kind, one-man show of love, silly expressions, and responses that leave you rolling on the floor laugh-crying, unable to breath. We invited my in-laws over to get some portraits and this trilogy is what we settled on as the faves: This dog kills me and there were … Read More

Kelly Heck Photographer and Adam Stultz Videographer get married in Taneytown, Maryland
I freaking got married!!!

Thinking it might be time I share some personal life updates and tell you guys how things have been. 2020 has had it’s ups and downs for all of us Earthlings, but nothing messed with Adam & I getting hitched this past September!   Guys, we freaking got MARRIED! INTRODUCING MR. + MRS. ADAM STULTZ   We had a perfect … Read More

Avinash Thakkar 2021 Senior Graduate of McDonogh School | Senior Portraits by Kelly Heck Photography
Meet Avinash Thakkar, a 2021 Graduate of McDonogh School

Avinash and his family met me at Hashawha Environmental Center to take his senior portraits. Avinash is a 2021 senior graduating from McDonogh School in Owings Mills, Maryland. Avinash is a model student. But come to find out, he’s a debate champ and a community advocate! Avinash Thakkar ’21, with his team mate Alexander Jones ’22, recently made McDonogh history … Read More

Gauge Digital Media owners Brett Callegary and Joe Dominick - a Maryland Web Design, SEO, & Digital Marketing company based out of Westminster, Frederick, & Baltimore Maryland | Kelly Heck Photography
Meet the owners of Gauge Digital Media located in Central Maryland

You’ve seen me share about Gauge Digital Media on the KHP Blog before, but I just have to say it again – I LOVE WORKING WITH THEM! What I didn’t mention is that we’ve formed a very gratifying partnership that I can’t even begin to express. Owners Joe Dominick and Brett Callegary both speak very highly of me to their … Read More

Muriel & Pat's Maternity Session at Patterson Park in Baltimore, Maryland | Kelly Heck Photography
Meet one of my best friends… Muriel’s Maternity Portraits

Muriel is one of my long-time friends – the kind of woman who lights up a room and makes each and every person in her path feel special. Seeing how much love this woman has always re-inspires me in all aspects of my life. She is someone I look up to, someone I admire, and someone I try to be … Read More

Ella Biggart Senior Portraits at Hashawha Environmental Center in Westminster, Maryland
Francesca Biggart

  This senior portrait session was such a great experience. Kelly is amazing with the camera. She really connected with my daughter and brought out her personality. The way she managed her, the surroundings and the natural light created amazing pictures. We will cherish this special moment and these photos for a long time! And just saying . . . … Read More

Sunrise Foggy Family Portraits | Portraits taken in Taneytown, MD by Kelly Heck Photography
Ali Blake

  Kelly is absolutely fantastic! She met us at sunrise for our first family photo shoot and walked us through the whole process with ease. She was accommodating to my 7 month old’s schedule and totally fit us in my very specific time frame for our portraits! The pictures came out great and we could not be more pleased!  

Carroll's Best 2020 - Kelly Heck Honorable Mention BEST PHOTOGRAPHER
Voted Carroll’s Best Professional Photographer 2020 – Honorable Mention

Carroll County Times’ CARROLL’S BEST 2020 winners are announced, and I’m beyond grateful to be voted Honorable Mention for Carroll’s Best Professional Photographer next to three fantastic fellow photographers, Frozen In Time Photography (winner), Madeline Serio (honorable mention), and Sarah Wockenfuss Photography (honorable mention). I’m also pumped to share that fellow Taneytown businesses and entrepreneurs also snagged some Top 4 … Read More

The Family Time Capsule by Rudy Schmid | Product Shots by Kelly Heck Photography
Rudy Schmid

My photo experience could not have been better, from beginning to end. We thoroughly enjoyed having you in our home to take the photos. Also the quick turnaround and quality photos were perfect! Many thanks for your great care in creating the best photos I could have hoped for.

Family Portraits at Local Homestead Products in New Windsor, MD | Sunflower Minis by Kelly Heck Photography @kellyheckphotography
Amie Whiteman

  Kelly has been fantastic with communication! She kept an eye on the weather and kept us informed for the best outdoor picture time. Kelly was great with our kids and got some wonderful shots. I would work with Kelly Heck Photography in the future.

The Blake Family from Lake Worth, Florida | Portraits taken in Taneytown Maryland by Kelly Heck Photography
Meet the Blake Family, a Foggy Sunrise Portrait Session

Some clients might be bummed that their portrait session landed on a gray foggy morning, but not me, and not this wonderful family! Mom, Ali, reached out to me in preparation for her family’s visit back home to Carroll County, MD. They’re from Florida, where beach portraits are all the rage… and in her opinion, overplayed. A wooded Maryland setting … Read More

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