Finding the Perfect Exposure for an Office Portrait

The waiting room of a dental office, as photographed by executive portrait photographer, Kelly Williams

Or, all of the preparations that went into making a dental office with a dropped ceiling look good…

Last Tuesday I took a trip to the far northern reaches of Westchester to photograph the office of Bridgham Barr Orthodontics (BBO). These are the orthodontists I wish I had as a child. Dr. Barr, Dr. Bridgham, and the entire staff are a fun group who clearly love both their jobs and their patients. The caring nature of my client, however, was not reflected in their online presence. Indeed, the company’s website looked out of date, and the photos had inconsistent lighting making it look like a jumble of images rather than a cohesive marketing tool.

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Behind the Scenes: Hoboken Venue Checks

Photo of St. Anthony of Padua Church in Jersey City to accompany an article on venue checks by Hoboken wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Hi everyone!  This weekend I took a trip to Hoboken to prepare for the wedding of Francesca and Rory, which will be happening this Saturday.  I simply cannot wait for their big day to arrive.  They have a beautiful wedding planned (with the help of event planners, Hold Your Hand Events), and plenty of time packed into their wedding day schedule to make sure that we get the photos this wedding deserves.

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The Mysteries of Photo Editing Revealed

Ceremony photo for an article on the mysteries of photo editing, by Harvard Club NYC wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Hi everyone! I thought I would start this week with a little peek behind the scenes at the mysteries of photo editing. While I always strive to get the image right the first time – in camera – there are little tweaks that need to be made to make your final photos fantastic. Here’s how it all happens.

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Behind the Scenes: Location Scouting for a Portrait

Photo of Long Island City for an article on NYC band portrait locations, by NYC photojournalist, Kelly Williams

I hope everyone had a good weekend.  I thought I might start off the week by giving you a little peek behind the curtain of my job as a photographer.  My client, Ryan, is establishing himself as a DJ, and wants a portrait that projects an edgy vibe.  The artistic opportunities for this project are limitless, so I was excited about the prospects for getting Ryan the best portrait possible and maybe opening up a new type of portrait client going forward.

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Website SEO Tips From the Trenches

The new website splash page of NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

If you’ve visited my website lately, you might have noticed a few changes. You’re not crazy, that’s my new logo! What do you think? I loved the daisy, but it’s a new year and couldn’t we all use a little freshening up?

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NYC is a Winter Wonderland

Snow in New York City by NYC photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Well, I’m back from Florida, and was greeted by a heavy downpour of snow today in NYC.  I hope everyone had the chance to play outside.  Tomorrow we can complain about the slush puddles and slippery conditions, but today is time for fun.  I took a walk to the Brooklyn Bridge and captured a few shots overlooking the city during some of the heaviest moments.  Enjoy the pics!

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Photojournalism in Action: Behind the Scenes at the Dressing Room

Commercial photography behind the scenes, by NYC photojournalist, Kelly Williams

If you’re familiar with my photography, then you know that I pride myself on being a photojournalist.  That is, I am a documentary-style photographer with a realistic, natural approach to capturing people and events.  Most of my work heretofore has focused on weddings, but I would like to expand my photographic approach to businesses as well.

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Behind the Scenes at The Dressing Room

The Dressing Room in St. Petersburg, Florida by NYC wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Hi everyone!  I know it’s bitterly cold outside in New York, but I’m hoping a warm introduction to the Dressing Room in St. Petersburg, Florida, will help to take the chill out of the air.  The Dressing Room is a full service bridal salon located in the hip (read: Brooklyn-ish) Central Avenue business district of St. Pete.

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How to Create a Photo Book: From Start to Finish

Central Park wedding by NYC wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Hi everyone!  I just mailed my client Jenni her photo book, and I wanted to share with you the process from start to finish.  First, let’s talk about the difference between photo books and albums.  All of my albums are created through Couture Books. Each is handmade, with specially designed fabric covers. In comparison, the photo books are less ornate, but offer a great value if you are looking for an additional way to preserve your memories for say, parents or members of your bridal party. The photo books I use are created by Blurb.

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