Headshots... Vertical, Horizontal, or Square? by Kelly Heck Photography
Headshots… Vertical, Horizontal, or Square?

I shoot a lot of professional portraits for all types of professionals, ranging from tech minds and wealth advisors through to dancers and scientists. Every company is unique, so every photo shoot we plan is designed to meet the individual clients’ specific vision.  We give styling and photo prep guidance, execute the photo shoot, select final images, and then we … Read More

10 Reason Your Company Needs Cohesive Staff Headshots by Kelly Heck Photography
10 Reasons Your Company Needs Cohesive Staff Headshots

1. Headshots feature the real people behind your company. Companies that display ZERO photos of their team can often come off as distant and abstract. Showing the real people behind your business… through the use of staff headshots and team photos.. allows your clients to develop a trusting connection with your team before even meeting in person. 2. Give your … Read More

Headshots for Large Teams – From Planning to Completion by Kelly Heck Photography
Headshots for Large Teams – From Planning to Completion

While most teams hover between 5 to 20 individuals, larger teams do need a bit more planning and attention. What does your typical headshot session look like from the beginning planning stages, through photo day, and on to final file delivery? Here I will walk you through my unique process at Kelly Heck Photography, and I will add helpful notes … Read More

Douglas Heck - Woodturner in Taneytown, Maryland | https://dougsturnings.com/ | Handmade in the USA | Photos by Kelly Heck Photography
Meet Doug Heck, a Woodturner in Central Maryland

Many of you know my Dad, Doug Heck, and that he’s been woodturning for many years. It quickly became a hobby-addiction of his when my grandfather (his father-in-law) gave him his first lathe… (and fun side note, my Dad has given my husband (his son-in-law) a lathe recently, and the addiction trend continues!) You can check him out and follow … Read More

Don't be the Photo Client who Needs it Yesterday | Kelly Heck Photography
Don’t be the Photo Client who Needs it Yesterday

The other day, I had a phone consult with an inquiry that was like many other conversations I have had… Client: “I need a headshot… do you have any openings today or tomorrow?” I have noticed a strong correlation between timeline and budget. That is, one’s budget is dramatically lower when the service or product is needed “yesterday“. When an … Read More

Happy Valentines Day

He’s just 5 weeks away guys! Happy Valentine’s Day to my boys, and to you! Work has slowed, and is now on the back-burner as we approach the finish line. You can expect things here at www.KellyHeckPhotography.com to be a little quiet for the coming months. But I’ll be back this Summer! I got to spend my V-day with not … Read More

Girls on the Run® is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit | https://www.girlsontherun.org/ | Photos by Kelly Heck
Meet the Team at Girls On The Run of Central Maryland

Girls on the Run® of Central Maryland is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. And meeting the team behind the organization was such a treat! These women are full of spunk and joy and fun – so much so I … Read More

Big News in a Little Package

Many of you know our latest news, but for those that have missed the announcements, we have a little surprise baking away… Meet Charles Leroy Stultz, pre-introduction to our world! Charlie, as we will nickname him, has already made a huge splash in our lives! My office was turned into the nursery and we have loads of baby products replacing … Read More

Shooting Tethered and Why You Should Consider It for your Next Photo Shoot by Kelly Heck Photography
Shooting Tethered and Why You Should Consider It for your Next Photo Shoot

Tethered photography is the process of connecting your camera to a computer, laptop, or other screen via a cable (or wireless app). It allows you to preview your photos full screen (and back them up to your harddrive) on the fly. Viewing images on a large screen (compared to the little LCD screen on the back of the camera) allows you … Read More

Hi Kelly, I want to buy a new camera… can you advise?
Hi Kelly, I want to buy a new camera… can you advise?

This is a repeat question I receive from friends and family, but it’s a hard one for me to answer. I work with professional camera bodies that alone cost several thousand dollars, and individual lenses that can each climb well above $1,000 each. Most likely, that is not the level of camera that you are in the market for! So … Read More

Brian Wagner, P.E. | Keynote Speaker & Consultant located in Central Maryland | https://brianwagner.co/
Brian Wagner

Kelly’s talent as an artist and a professional business woman shined throughout my portrait experience. Highly recommend.

Kathy Rubio - Vacation Planning & Consulting | San Diego, California
Kathy Rubio

Kelly is amazing! She’s super fun, easy to work with, and is able to direct even the most awkward of subjects (i.e. me) to get some incredible shots. I now have a repertoire of headshots and “storytelling shots” (one of Kelly’s specialties) that I use to help tell my story and build my small business. Thank you, Kelly!

Why Some Headshots Fail & Others Succeed

As a professional, you need a headshot. A decent headshot may help get you get noticed. A professional quality headshot though, that might just help you be remembered. What impression do you want your headshot to have on… a potential employer… a possible partner… a colleague? A headshot taken by a professional puts you in an ideal position to stand … Read More

OncologyLive with Dr. Julie Renee Brahmer | Portraits by Kelly Heck Photography
OncologyLive with Dr. Julie Renee Brahmer

I was asked to photograph an editorial assignment for Oncology Live! Their upcoming December 2021 Issue’s cover will feature an incredible doctor from Johns Hopkins, Dr. Julie Renee Brahmer, MD. Julie R. Brahmer, M.D., M.Sc. is the Director of the Thoracic Oncology Program and Professor of Oncology at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins. She also directs … Read More

Around Town Carroll County with Tom Herb of HOFFA Beans
Around Town Carroll County Season Two – A Video Podcast by Adam Stultz

Around Town Carroll County Season One was a hit, and Adam, the host and my husband, has already kicked off Season Two! ATCC is a video podcast show about entrepreneurs doing wonderful things in Carroll County, MD and how you too can build a successful business right here, instead of being paid to build someone else’s. ATCC is an effort … Read More

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