A Dream Wedding for Two Opera Lovers: Denise & Steve’s 632 on Hudson Wedding

632 on Hudson wedding photos by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

The love that was present at Denise and Steve’s rehearsal dinner was in full bloom at their 632 on Hudson wedding. It was a night that brought all of their favorite things together: opera, swing dancing, art deco style, and of course, each other.

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How to Become a Wedding Officiant in NYC

The Foundry wedding photos for an article on how to become a wedding officiant in NYC by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

It’s the new trend that is sweeping the wedding industry: having a friend or family member preside over your ceremony and officially declare you married. How do you get ordained quick and become a wedding officiant in NYC? All the steps towards becoming an ‘official’ officiant in today’s blog.

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When Should My Wedding Photographer Arrive?

Highlands Country Club wedding photos for an article on ‘when should my wedding photographer arrive?’ by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

I’ve previously discussed what to have ready when the wedding photographer arrives, but I’ve had a few questions lately asking exactly when that should be.  You asked, I answer: the time your wedding photographer should arrive is….

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How to Get Perfect First Dance Photos

DUMBO Loft wedding photos for an article on first dance photos by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

You will definitely be nervous during your first dance.  With the spotlight on you as a couple, how do you focus on your feet yet channel your nerves into the perfect first dance photos?  Details below.

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Event Entertainment Ideas: What Works, What Doesn’t

Astoria wedding photos by NYC event photojournalist, Kelly Williams, for an article on event entertainment ideas

For most events that I photograph, there seems to always be a party within the party.  It’s not enough anymore to just feed your guests and have a DJ.  Now you have to entertain them as well.  As an outside observer to several events a year, here is my take on what works and what […]

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How to Get the Perfect First Look

How to get the perfect first look, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

If you read my previous post about seeing each other before the ceremony and have decided you want to get the majority of your photos out of the way before walking down the aisle, you might be wondering how to get the perfect first look. Well, have I got tips for you.

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Should You See Each Other Before the Ceremony?: Tradition vs. Practicality

Beach wedding photos for an article on should you see each other before the wedding by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

For most of my couples, tradition is not at the forefront of their wedding plans…except when it comes to walking down the aisle. While many couples are eschewing the usual wedding cake, bouquet toss, and especially the garter, several brides and grooms are holding to tradition by not seeing each other before they meet at […]

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A Peak Behind the Curtain: How I Edit Photos

Picnic House wedding portrait for an article on 'How I edit photos' by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

I’ve been asked countless numbers of time to ‘just take a few quick photos and send them to me.’ Not such a quick request, as it turns out. For every hour spent shooting, I have to spend at least three hours editing and processing the images. Want to know what takes so damn long?  Go […]

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Things to Consider When Including A Pet in Your Wedding

Family portrait for an article on ‘Things to Consider When Including A Pet in Your Wedding’

It’s been a fun wedding season, and one of the highlights was the recent wedding of Erica and Geff.  How often can you say that the family cat took part in the wedding? Well, Frosties the cat was proudly present at Erica and Geff’s nuptials. Along with some memorable photos, I am pleased to share […]

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Emma & Paul’s Whirlwind Ladies Pavilion Wedding

Ladies Pavilion wedding ceremony by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Last October I was contacted by a delightful couple from the UK, who wanted to get hitched while on shore leave from their cruise.  The premise sounded zany enough (and right up my alley), but the reality was even more wonderful.  Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you Emma and Paul — my craziest wedding […]

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