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New Website - New Blog Location

Hello my friends, family, and fans! Thank you for following me here all these years. My posts have been a bit lagging to non-existent. (Sorry about that!) But now, I'm starting fresh with a new website and a new blog location.

Check out my revised Kelly Heck Photography website (12/29/2014), and continue to follow my latest photo adventures at my new blog location at www.kellyheckphotography.com/blog. Thanks, and hope to hear from you soon!

Monday, December 29, 2014 Leave a comment

The Honey Bees Swarm

Over the weekend, I was fortunate enough to see a hive of bees swarm to create a new colony. Even luckier, my dad, a beekeeper, was able to collect them and set up a new hive for their home, saving the bees a lot of trouble and giving my dad an opportunity to expand his hives. Below you see the swarm of bees collecting where the Queen Bee has decided to rest, and my dad, Doug, in his bee-suit, shakes the bees from the branch so the group will fall into a box, where they rest until he has their new hive set up.

Honey Bee Swarm - Photography by Kelly Heck in Westminster, MD Honey Bee Swarm - Photography by Kelly Heck in Westminster, MD Honey Bee Swarm - Photography by Kelly Heck in Westminster, MD

Pet Photography - Photography by Kelly Heck in Westminster, MDMy pooch Nala enjoyed the day with us as well, and got to run around the yard and chase after some critters, and was given loads of attention and head scratches. She was given a bath too after she found her way into a fish pond to try and chase after a frog. *DOH!


Monday, June 9, 2014 Leave a comment

Fun Portraiture Shoot with VoxPop + Friends



This week it was my pleasure to provide professional portraiture services to a return client who loves to show their fun and creative side! Meet the brilliant and vibrant team at VoxPop Communications, a business local to my hometown Westminster, Maryland. Rich is the newbie on the team, followed by David and Tracy.

Professional Portraits - Photography by Kelly Heck in Westminster, MD

Professional Portraits - Photography by Kelly Heck in Westminster, MD

Professional Portraits - Photography by Kelly Heck in Westminster, MD

Professional Portraits - Photography by Kelly Heck in Westminster, MD

Professional Portraits - Photography by Kelly Heck in Westminster, MD

Professional Portraits - Photography by Kelly Heck in Westminster, MD


And since the gear was up, we redid a couple team portraits at my dad's office, InfoPathways too, because VoxPop's portraits were inspired by InfoPathways' style! Here's before and afters of Wes and I:

Professional Portraits - Photography by Kelly Heck in Westminster, MD
Professional Portraits - Photography by Kelly Heck in Westminster, MDA little Photoshop on a good image goes a long way!

And if you're going for something a little more classic professional headshot... I do that too...

Friday, April 11, 2014 Leave a comment

Pumpkin Picking at Baugher's Orchard

There are so many wonderful fall festivities not to be missed in Carroll County, Maryland. It has been a great joy of mine to take photos for Carroll County Tourism this fall, giving me multiple opportunities to attend and experience several local events. One of the events to capture was pumpkin picking and festivities at Baugher's!

This past weekend I asked good friends of mine to enjoy an afternoon with me at the Baugher's Orchard in the pumpkin patch, located in Westminster, MD! My friend and her beautiful children were lovely subjects, and you can tell from the photos what a good time we all had.

I always love going back to Baugher's Orchard - many of my friends and followers don't know that I worked at Baugher's Bakery for a few years during the summers. The bakery is located at the orchard and I always had a ball working with the fine ladies behind the scenes. I must have helped make thousands of pies and other treats, and loved getting to know the Baugher Family.

Visit Baugher's next year, or stop by the orchard and restaurant to see the wonderful Fall goods they sell, before all the pumpkins are gone! And find out about other fun activities you can enjoy in Carroll County by visiting the Carroll County Tourism website calendar!

Petting Zoo Portraits at Baugher's Bakery - Photography by Kelly Heck in Westminster, MD

Petting Zoo Portraits at Baugher's Bakery - Photography by Kelly Heck in Westminster, MD

Petting Zoo Portraits at Baugher's Bakery - Photography by Kelly Heck in Westminster, MD

Giant Slide Portraits at Baugher's Bakery - Photography by Kelly Heck in Westminster, MD

Pumpkin Picking Portraits at Baugher's Bakery - Photography by Kelly Heck in Westminster, MD Pumpkin Picking Portraits at Baugher's Bakery - Photography by Kelly Heck in Westminster, MD

Pumpkin Picking Portraits at Baugher's Bakery - Photography by Kelly Heck in Westminster, MD

Pumpkin Picking Portraits at Baugher's Bakery - Photography by Kelly Heck in Westminster, MD

Pumpkin Picking Portraits at Baugher's Bakery - Photography by Kelly Heck in Westminster, MD

Pumpkin Picking Portraits at Baugher's Bakery - Photography by Kelly Heck in Westminster, MD

Pumpkin Picking Portraits at Baugher's Bakery - Photography by Kelly Heck in Westminster, MD

Pumpkin Picking Portraits at Baugher's Bakery - Photography by Kelly Heck in Westminster, MD Pumpkin Picking Portraits at Baugher's Bakery - Photography by Kelly Heck in Westminster, MD

Pumpkin Picking Portraits at Baugher's Bakery - Photography by Kelly Heck in Westminster, MD

Pumpkin Picking Portraits at Baugher's Bakery - Photography by Kelly Heck in Westminster, MD

Pumpkin Picking Portraits at Baugher's Bakery - Photography by Kelly Heck in Westminster, MD

Have you been to Baugher's Orchard before? What did you enjoy most? Please, share your memories!

Monday, October 28, 2013 Leave a comment

Elizabeth is a Senior - Congrats!

This past Friday I had the pleasure to shoot a laid back senior portrait session with Elizabeth. We began at a beautiful local park, Morgan Run, and then we found a couple spots closer to downtown Westminster, MD. Thanks so much for a fun session Elizabeth, and enjoy your senior year!

Senior Portrait Photography by Kelly Heck in Westminster, MD Senior Portrait Photography by Kelly Heck in Westminster, MD
Senior Portrait Photography by Kelly Heck in Westminster, MD Senior Portrait Photography by Kelly Heck in Westminster, MD
Senior Portrait Photography by Kelly Heck in Westminster, MD Senior Portrait Photography by Kelly Heck in Westminster, MD
Senior Portrait Photography by Kelly Heck in Westminster, MD
Senior Portrait Photography by Kelly Heck in Westminster, MD

Where would you want to have a portrait session if you could pick any place? If you know of any local gems, I love learning about beautiful local parks and venues to take pictures.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 Leave a comment

The Story of Adoption

Photography by Kelly Heck - Family Photography - Adoption
In March I met the Barnes Family. I have always been interested in adoption, and what a cool family to learn more about it from!

Parents Amy & Michael have two awesome kids - Ali, their daughter, who is now a young woman, and Lane, a 9-yr old Ravens fan, video game playing, archery hunting, hamster collecting little man!

Amy and Michael were so open to sharing their experiences with me, as well as explaining the Korean traditions they have incorporated into their children's lives. And they have wonderful little trinkets around their home, like the poem to the right which I love so much!

Following is a selection from their session. This was a photo shoot for a Carroll Magazine story.
Photography by Kelly Heck - Family Photography - Adoption Photography by Kelly Heck - Family Photography - Adoption Photography by Kelly Heck - Family Photography - Adoption Photography by Kelly Heck - Family Photography - Adoption Photography by Kelly Heck - Family Photography - Adoption Photography by Kelly Heck - Family Photography - Adoption Photography by Kelly Heck - Family Photography - Adoption

Monday, September 9, 2013 Leave a comment

First Call Civil War Expo with CW Living History Reenactment

The First Call Civil War Expo at the Carroll County Farm Museum in Westminster Maryland was this past weekend. I was assigned to capture the essence of the event, and what a blast it was! It was a gorgeous day to be on the farm museum grounds, and my first exciting stop was at the campsite of photographer J. C Milleker Jr. There he was practicing the photographic craft of the wet plate collodion, and I was delighted to oversee the process from beginning to end.

Photography by Kelly Heck - First Call Civil War Expo - Carroll County Farm Musem - Westminster, Maryland Photography by Kelly Heck - First Call Civil War Expo - Carroll County Farm Musem - Westminster, Maryland Photography by Kelly Heck - First Call Civil War Expo - Carroll County Farm Musem - Westminster, Maryland Photography by Kelly Heck - First Call Civil War Expo - Carroll County Farm Musem - Westminster, Maryland Photography by Kelly Heck - First Call Civil War Expo - Carroll County Farm Musem - Westminster, Maryland Photography by Kelly Heck - First Call Civil War Expo - Carroll County Farm Musem - Westminster, Maryland

I also enjoyed a stop at another campsite to chat with and watch Reb Staub as he shared the craft of blacksmithing.

Photography by Kelly Heck - First Call Civil War Expo - Carroll County Farm Musem - Westminster, Maryland Photography by Kelly Heck - First Call Civil War Expo - Carroll County Farm Musem - Westminster, Maryland

Then it was time for the soldiers to do their thing. The reenactment was very exciting and great for all ages to see. I look forward to next year!

Photography by Kelly Heck - First Call Civil War Expo - Carroll County Farm Musem - Westminster, Maryland Photography by Kelly Heck - First Call Civil War Expo - Carroll County Farm Musem - Westminster, Maryland Photography by Kelly Heck - First Call Civil War Expo - Carroll County Farm Musem - Westminster, Maryland Photography by Kelly Heck - First Call Civil War Expo - Carroll County Farm Musem - Westminster, Maryland Photography by Kelly Heck - First Call Civil War Expo - Carroll County Farm Musem - Westminster, Maryland Photography by Kelly Heck - First Call Civil War Expo - Carroll County Farm Musem - Westminster, Maryland Photography by Kelly Heck - First Call Civil War Expo - Carroll County Farm Musem - Westminster, Maryland Photography by Kelly Heck - First Call Civil War Expo - Carroll County Farm Musem - Westminster, Maryland Photography by Kelly Heck - First Call Civil War Expo - Carroll County Farm Musem - Westminster, Maryland

Thursday, May 9, 2013 1 Comment

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