Colleen & John: A Nicotra’s Ballroom Wedding

Nicotra’s Ballroom wedding photos by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Congratulations to Colleen and John on their recent wedding at Nicotra’s Ballroom in Staten Island!  The couple met through mutual friends, and John proposed to Colleen when she came to visit him while he was stationed at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.  Sunset on the beach was the perfect spot for John to drop to one knee and propose to Colleen.  She said yes!

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Colleen & Sean: A Merchant’s House Museum Wedding

Merchant’s House Museum wedding photos by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

I am so happy to bring you the wedding of Colleen and Sean!  While they live in Seattle, New York City is near and dear to their hearts.  They had their ceremony on a lovely day in the back garden of the Merchant’s House Museum.  If you haven’t checked out the Museum located in the middle of NoHo, you definitely should, especially if you are having a small wedding.  The venue is beautiful both inside and out, complete with exquisite details from the 1800s throughout the house.  And the backyard makes you and your guests feel like you have been transported outside of the chaos of the city.

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Annabelle & Nate: A Harvard Club Wedding

Harvard Club wedding photos by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

The wedding of Annabelle and Nate was one of the most fun events to photograph this season.  This couple’s heritage is Albanian and Armenian, and that translates into fantastic dancing!  They even had a belly dancer and plenty of singing, including a beautiful ballad from the groom as he surprised his bride by serenading her on the dance floor.  The ceremony was held at the Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, right by the Staten Island Ferry terminal downtown.  It’s a lovely, small chapel with gorgeous light streaming in.

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Global Total Office Opening in NYC

I recently photographed the opening of a new showroom in NYC for Global Total Office.  Sleek, sophisticated, and functional, Global Total Office is committed to providing its office furniture customers world class design at an affordable price.  It was a fun grouping of furniture designers, interior designers, and Global Total Office staff alike, and the highlight of the evening was the overflowing candy and dessert bars placed around the showroom.  Enjoy the sweet pics!

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Yoel Turns 13: A Manhattan Bar Mitzvah Photojournalist Tells All

A Manhattan bar mitzvah by bar mitzvah photojournalist, Kelly Williams

I recently had the pleasure of being the Manhattan bar mitzvah photojournalist for Yoel’s 13th birthday celebration at the Greenhouse Nightclub.  The afternoon had everything — from a magician to a great sushi buffet.  As Yoel’s celebration proves, the key to a successful bar mitzvah is to have lots and lots of activities for kids and adults alike.  As everyone knows, 13-year olds at an age where physical activities — games, basketball, dancing — are popular and a perfect way to put their high energy to good use.  For this event, the DJs had plenty of activities for the kids which was a great way to tire them out and keep everyone’s attention.  The favors given out to guests were graffiti-inspired photos that guests could personalize at the photo booth.  Enjoy the photos!

A Manhattan bar mitzvah by bar mitzvah photojournalist, Kelly Williams

A Manhattan bar mitzvah by bar mitzvah photojournalist, Kelly Williams

A Manhattan bar mitzvah by bar mitzvah photojournalist, Kelly Williams

A Manhattan bar mitzvah by bar mitzvah photojournalist, Kelly Williams

A Manhattan bar mitzvah by bar mitzvah photojournalist, Kelly Williams

A Manhattan bar mitzvah by bar mitzvah photojournalist, Kelly Williams

A Manhattan bar mitzvah by bar mitzvah photojournalist, Kelly Williams

A Manhattan bar mitzvah by bar mitzvah photojournalist, Kelly Williams

A Manhattan bar mitzvah by bar mitzvah photojournalist, Kelly Williams

A Manhattan bar mitzvah by bar mitzvah photojournalist, Kelly Williams

A Manhattan bar mitzvah by bar mitzvah photojournalist, Kelly Williams

A Manhattan bar mitzvah by bar mitzvah photojournalist, Kelly Williams

A Manhattan bar mitzvah by bar mitzvah photojournalist, Kelly Williams

A Manhattan bar mitzvah by bar mitzvah photojournalist, Kelly Williams

A Manhattan bar mitzvah by bar mitzvah photojournalist, Kelly Williams

A Manhattan bar mitzvah by bar mitzvah photojournalist, Kelly Williams

A Manhattan bar mitzvah by bar mitzvah photojournalist, Kelly Williams

A Manhattan bar mitzvah by bar mitzvah photojournalist, Kelly Williams

A Manhattan bar mitzvah by bar mitzvah photojournalist, Kelly Williams

A Manhattan bar mitzvah by bar mitzvah photojournalist, Kelly Williams

A Manhattan bar mitzvah by bar mitzvah photojournalist, Kelly Williams

A Manhattan bar mitzvah by bar mitzvah photojournalist, Kelly Williams

A Manhattan bar mitzvah by bar mitzvah photojournalist, Kelly Williams

A Manhattan bar mitzvah by bar mitzvah photojournalist, Kelly Williams

A Manhattan bar mitzvah by bar mitzvah photojournalist, Kelly Williams


If you would like to see bar mitzvah photos, please visit my website.

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Just married: Michelle & Dan

In August I had my first karaoke wedding…yes, you read that correctly.  Michelle & Dan, in addition to being nuts about each other, are crazy about karaoke.  In fact, it’s how they met.  As a fitting tribute, they and their guests rocked the karaoke machine all night.  The wedding was held at reBar — a cozy and hip venue that perfectly expressed their personalities.  Before the wedding we took a few shots at Brooklyn Bridge Park.  Enjoy!

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Karen & Ted’s City Hall Wedding

Well, this is a first: I got to serve as a witness at a City Hall wedding!  I had the pleasure of photographing Karen & Ted, who finally got married at City Hall after many long distance years together.  Their wedding was lovely, but unfortunately, due to travel entanglements the friend who was supposed to visit with them as their wedding witness could not attend.  So I stepped in and did double duty both clicking away and signing my name on the dotted line.  Seriously, this was one of my most fun moments as a wedding photographer.  Since it was just us three, we decided to go to the Brooklyn Bridge afterwards to take a few shots.  Enjoy the photos!

Getting ready for a City Hall wedding by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Getting ready for a City Hall wedding by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Getting ready for a City Hall wedding by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Getting ready for a City Hall wedding by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Getting ready for a City Hall wedding by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

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Getting ready for a City Hall wedding by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Getting ready for a City Hall wedding by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Getting ready for a City Hall wedding by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Ceremony at a City Hall wedding by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Ceremony at a City Hall wedding by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Bride and groom portraits after a City Hall wedding by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Bride and groom portraits after a City Hall wedding by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

 

Bride and groom portraits after a City Hall wedding by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Bride and groom portraits after a City Hall wedding by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Bride and groom portraits after a City Hall wedding by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Bride and groom portraits after a City Hall wedding by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Bride and groom portraits after a City Hall wedding by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Bride and groom portraits on the Brooklyn Bridge by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Bride and groom portraits on the Brooklyn Bridge by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Bride and groom portraits on the Brooklyn Bridge by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams


If you would like to see more City Hall wedding photos, please visit my website.

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Just married: Jennifer & Barry

Heartfelt congratulations to Jennifer and Barry, who recently were married at St. Peter’s Church downtown.  Their reception was held at a lovely private club and featured lots of family members who came over from Ireland to help the couple celebrate.  Sláinte (‘cheers’ in Irish)!

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Chris & Lisa: A City Hall Wedding

Bride and groom portraits by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

The whole family came together to celebrate the recent wedding of Chris and Lisa at City Hall.  The wait wasn’t too long, and the couple said their ‘I do’s’ surrounded by love.  As the photos indicate, this is a fun couple who loves to laugh.  Most importantly, they were ready to get on to the party, so we kept the photos afterwards to a minimum by going just to the little wedding garden and to the main City Hall building.  Enjoy the pics.

Moments before the ceremony, by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Moments before the ceremony, by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Moments before the ceremony, by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Moments before the ceremony, by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Moments before the ceremony, by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Moments before the ceremony, by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Moments before the ceremony, by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Moments before the ceremony, by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Moments before the ceremony, by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Moments before the ceremony, by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Moments before the ceremony, by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Moments before the ceremony, by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Moments before the ceremony, by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Moments before the ceremony, by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Moments before the ceremony, by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

The ceremony by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

The ceremony by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

The ceremony by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

The ceremony by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

The ceremony by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Bride and groom portraits by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Bride and groom portraits by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Bride and groom portraits by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Bride and groom portraits by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Bride and groom portraits by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Bride and groom portraits by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Bride and groom portraits by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Bride and groom portraits by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Bride and groom portraits by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Bride and groom portraits by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Bride and groom portraits by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Bride and groom portraits by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams


If you would like to see more photos like these by City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams, please visit her website.

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Aimee & Colin: A Brooklyn Bridge Park Wedding

On the way to a Brooklyn Bridge Park wedding by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

I had the pleasure of recently photographing the Brookyn Bridge Park wedding of Aimee and Colin.  While not an ideal day, weather-wise, the couple looked lovely and there were smiles all around.  A few details to note: Aimee got ready at the Ace Hotel which has some very funky rooms.  We then proceeded to the park and took some additional shots around Dock Street by the water.  Their reception was at the Larry Lawrence Bar.  I can’t say enough about the friendly staff who made everyone there feel welcome.  Dinner was a food truck with great barbeque, and inside was dim sum and cupcakes.  What more do you need for a party?  Enjoy the pics!

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