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!
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Kelly was fantastic to work with. Kelly maintained extreme professionalism while simultaneously offering ease and humor during the entire photo shoot. She was creative, energetic and encouraging. Kelly was extremely thorough, passionate and respectful. I would highly recommend her and her services and appreciate the knowledge and expertise she offers. Thank you, Kelly Heck Photography!
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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!
My husband and I were in a rush to get our home listed and on the market while the market was still hot. With short notice, Kelly was able to photograph our home and quickly have those photos ready for our listing. She was wonderfully sweet, on time and professional. Her photos really helped highlight all our homes best features and almost made me want to move back in! Thank you Kelly, we really appreciate your willingness to help, kindness and rapid turnaround!
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.
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.
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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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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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.
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.
During the election campaign for Westminster City Council in the spring of 2019, Caroline and I decided to have portrait and branding artist photographer Kelly Heck take a campaign picture for us.
We were so thankful we chose Kelly – she is enormously talented. We really enjoyed working with her. She has a great sense of humor. She is very accessible and approachable. When we arrived at her studio in Taneytown, she was fully prepared, she had great cameras and equipment – all set-up and ready to go. Her excitement was contagious.
Kelly really makes you comfortable and puts you at ease. She runs a very efficient business operation. She gives you very personal individual attention – and she gets back with you in a timely manner for scheduling and coordination. She answers your questions thoroughly. She texts, emails and has a great web portal – her website is really well done and is an adventure all to itself. Kelly walks that fine line between being fun, yet easily understood as a very serious professional artist. Her prices are cost-efficient – especially when you take into consideration the enormous amount of time she puts into getting great pictures.
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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 professionally framed print (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!
I first met Kelly when she photographed me for a feature with a local organization in 2018. Kelly immediately put me at ease with her wonderful disposition and provided me with friendly feedback throughout the entire shoot to ensure I looked my best. I’ve been using her tips for striking the correct pose since and look 200% more fabulous in my photos. When it came time to have updated headshots of me and my executive team, Kelly was the first person I thought of. She is attentive, professional, and captured each member of my team at their best.
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KELLY . . . AMAZING PHOTOGRAPHY. Our band Fat Daddies and the Tenderloins played on stage at Merriweather Post Pavilion and she captured the entire concert. Close ups and fade-aways . . . the photography was amazing. Very affordable, too! We rocked that place and Kelly’s photos told the whole story!
I have had the pleasure of working with Kelly on a few different projects at the college. Always positive and professional, not only does she have a great eye for composing beautiful and dynamic images, she is also very open to taking direction from a client. This lent an air of creative collaboration to our photo shoots, something I appreciated. No matter how you choose to work with her, you can count on Kelly to capture amazing moments through her lens!
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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!
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!
Kelly has helped me for over four years now. I came to her after my son passed away. I was in the process of starting a foundation to help youth and young adults who were struggling with addiction. I was extremely vulnerable and needed guidance from someone that I could trust to help me to get my website created. From the beginning, Kelly listened to my needs and used her knowledge to create a website that continues to help my foundation grow. Recently, I hired Kelly to do a photo shoot for a new project I am working on. The process of setting up the appointment was smooth and professional, and she made the photo shoot fun and comfortable. The pictures turned out amazing! I would recommend Kelly to anyone looking for professional photography. Thank you Kelly, for continuing to be a part of my journey.
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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.
Your attention to detail and knack for creativity is what sets you apart in the photography field!!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!!!!!!!!!!!!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
Working with Kelly Heck Photography was one of the best decisions we made for our company. She captured our vision perfectly, was very responsive to any feedback we had, and extremely prompt with all our deliverables. What I appreciated most about Kelly is that she didn’t just “show up” – she really took the time (before and during the shoot) to really understand our goals, share her thoughts on how to make our photos better, and always knew exactly what to do to get “that shot”. This included wall squats for minutes on end and standing on luggage towers! In addition, Kelly arrived an hour early to account for DMV traffic! We truly look forward to working with her on future projects and so should you.
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Kelly came out and took some headshots and a team photo for my law firm. Easy to work with and produced exactly what we wanted. I suspect I’ll need her on retainer as I continue to add more and more people to our business. Great job! Beautiful photographs. And, did a great job “cleaning up” our pictures.
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As a former professional photographer myself working with Kelly has been nothing but professional all the way. She has delivered top quality work at a great price and with elite level efficiency. I wouldn’t spend a dime or my time looking for anyone else in the Maryland area as she is all you will ever need for high-end professional results. Her communication is superb as well as punctuality and she will see the job through to the very end and them some.
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Kelly truly captured my family’s history and dedication to the butcher business. With multiple shots throughout the shop, various poses, and multiple props of meat and knives, it was a task that would have been daunting to any photographer, and she handled it with humor and grace! These are photos that my family sincerely treasures, and we will pass them down through the generations as proof of our proud history in the meat business. It was an excellent retirement gift for the guys, and not only do we all love the final product, but it was a fun process creating these memories. Thank you so much to Kelly for capturing this cherished history!
Working with Kelly has always been a pleasure. She’s been our go-to photographer for years because she’s incredibly talented and she makes each photo shoot a stress-free process. From start to finish, Kelly is punctual, professional, and creative. She listens to our vision and adds her own twist, resulting in beautiful photographic work.
I recently worked with Kelly Heck remotely to schedule a photography shoot for someone local to her. She was incredibly professional and helpful throughout the process. She was patient with the hoops we had to step through for my company and kept in touch without being pushy in any way. The photos she took were amazing and proofs and final copies were provided super fast. A++ Highly Recommend!
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Kelly was fantastic in working with City Staff and Elected Officials in a small window of time, prior to a Mayor and Common Council Meeting. Any questions and/ or inquiries, Kelly was very responsive and was accommodating to our needs. From receiving a proposal, to booking, through receiving the final drafts, Kelly was awesome to work with.
Kelly was not only a complete professional and skilled in photographic media, but she was a supreme pleasure to work with. She is a people person from start to finish as she makes you feel as though she has no other interests nor customers beyond what she is working with you to complete. I would and do recommend Kelly to anyone that I know or meet that may be in need of photographic products. Her products are second to none and she is that rare combination of a pleasurable experience with a real pro in her field.
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Kelly is amazing to work with. She has done a lot of photo shoots for us and each time they have been fantastic. Kelly works in an extremely professional but relaxed manner which makes everyone feel comfortable. We love the photos that she has created for us. She is creative and fun. Kelly is Carroll County’s go-to photographer!
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Kelly was highly recommended by a friend, and she delivers! For my profile shots; I gave Kelly complete artistic control of the settings, wardrobe, and pose. The results were fabulous! And my parents especially loved the 8″ x 10″ prints they picked for their Mother’s and Father’s Day gift. Thank you Kelly!
Kelly Heck is the best photographer we have ever worked with. The pictures she captured were full of smiles and just pure happiness. She was 5000% professional and quick, and I couldn’t have asked for a better photographer.
Anyone looking for a professional photographer to capture company photographs, headshots, groups, still life’s, and staging, look no further than Kelly Heck! She’s outstanding to work with. Asks great questions, and is an active listener. She takes time with her subjects and is proud of her work. Follow up, after the shoot, is as professional as the first call. You won’t go wrong!
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!
Kelly was absolutely amazing!! Kelly came to our law firm and took an amazing group photo of all the staff members as well as individual head shots. Kelly was very knowledgeable in her field and kept all of us laughing throughout the entire process. I would highly recommend her for anyone’s photography needs. Her website was stunning as well as all of her work! Thanks Kelly for such a great experience!!
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Kelly Heck of Kelly Heck Photography – you are saving me a lot of time and in the long run, money thanks to your expertise in product photography. The difference between doing it yourself with photo box and an iPhone to a professional with amazing lighting equipment and staging know how to cater to the needs of what the purpose of what the photos intended purpose is like night and day.
Thank you Kelly for being such an awesome photographer. Whether it’s for my family or my business, when I think photos, my first thought is Kelly Heck. Kelly is a delightful person which results true comfort when you work with her. You won’t be disappointed by her efforts – she gives 100% to your project!
I’m so glad that I found Kelly Heck Photography for my headshot! Kelly makes sure that she understands her clients’ needs and it was clear to me that I was in good hands throughout the entire process. I am very happy with the final photos and highly recommend Kelly’s services. Thank you Kelly!
I fully recommend Kelly! She is super professional and awesome to work with! We really enjoyed the family photo session!!!!! Thank you Kelly!!!!
Kelly makes everyone feel so at ease as she works her magic and takes such wonderful family photos. I highly recommend Kelly Heck Photography!!
When it comes to needing excellent product photos done, using a professional photographer is essential and I highly recommend Kelly. Kelly is great walking you through the whole process offering suggestions regarding the style of the images and making sure the images match the intent of what you hope to use the photos. She has great photo equipment that makes the products pop – no shadows, no dark areas, no shiny spots – just right! Throughout the photo shoot she even shows you the raw images in the camera to ensure the look is what you want and if not adjusts things to make sure it does making sure I am happy with everything at the end of the day. The best part is going through the final images as I caught myself oohing over each image – they all look perfect for a magazine or postcard. I cannot recommend Kelly enough, she knows her stuff!
Kelly is always a pleasure to work with! She is very receptive to ideas from the team at The Yingling Group of RBC Wealth Management, and shares ways to improve for a professional looking picture. Her patience and upbeat personality makes the experience very enjoyable.
Kelly made me feel so comfortable because she is just so nice. Luckily, I was prepared for my session after reading her informative posts about how to look your best in photos! She is the best!
When the photographs arrived and I opened the box, they literally took my breath away! The depth of color was truly amazing as it brought the subjects almost into 3-D! I am more than satisfied with the high quality of my prints, and the professionalism you brought to every level of the experience.
I needed professional portraits of myself for my website and marketing, and I couldn’t be happier that I chose to go with Kelly Heck Photography. Kelly is a pleasure to work with and she knows how to take great photos. I typically don’t like pictures of myself, but Kelly Heck helped me relax and present the best version of myself. The process to book a photo shoot was easy and my photos turned out amazing. If your family or business needs a photographer, look no further than Kelly Heck Photography.
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Kelly Heck was professional, talented and provided amazing photos! I am thrilled to have worked with her and loved the experience. She was phenomenal and truly captured some amazing moments. I’m so glad she was the photographer for the Hanover Magazine!
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Kelly, the photos are FANTASTIC!!!! Thank you for capturing all those moments!! It means so much to have these photos!!! You did an amazing job!! I will certainly recommend you to any family and friends and will contact you again if I ever need a photographer! You were a pleasure to work with and I felt like you were part of the party.
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.
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!!!!
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