Free Pinup Photo Session!

1950s glamour photo for an article on pinup photo session NYC

In this, my final blog about my recent trip to Las Vegas and Death Valley/Mojave National Preserve, I wanted to introduce you to an extraordinary small business owner: Amy Ortiz of Rockin Bettie. Her shop, located in the Arts District of Las Vegas, sells rockabilly clothing in the front, and has a full pinup photography […]

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Las Vegas Street Photography & New Instagram Accounts

Slots A Fun in Las Vegas

As you may have seen from my Instagram (@KellyWPhotog), I am finally back from the wild blue yonder of Las Vegas. I was out west to attend the annual Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) conference. Not that much news to report, but I did manage to take some street photos while I was there. […]

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The Mystery of the Backwards Flash

Harsh flash pHarsh flash photo for an article on camera flash tipshoto for an article on camera flash lessons

If you have ever watched me at work, you might have noticed that the flash on my camera points backwards.  Why?  Simple answer: I am using the wall and ceiling behind me to bounce off light for maximum depth and softness.

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A Peek 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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Headshot Retouching: Before and After

Headshot retouching before and after in one image

Last week I photographed the portrait of an aspiring actor, and as with all of my photo packages, his included retouching services on select photos. Actors and models use headshots – a portrait literally taken from the shoulders up with a focus on the face – as their calling cards. The headshot is the make […]

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Complimentary Event Planning Consultation for All Event Photography Clients!

Wedding cake with 'Love' topper at a Hoboken wedding

Hi everyone!  I am so happy to announce that I have just partnered with the event planning team at Hold Your Hand Events, and together we will be bringing even more value to my clients.

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Look What’s New!

Screenshot of KellyWilliamsPortraits.com home page

In case you haven’t visited my website in a while, now is the time to take a look. I’ve revamped the site so that it is sleeker and easier to use. I have also added new collections of photos from the past six years of my career as a photographer.

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For the Best Portrait Lens, (Focal Length) Size Matters

An engagement shoot photographed with a 70-200mm lens, by engagement photojournalist, Kelly Williams

One question I always get when taking someone’s portrait is, ‘what’s with the big lens?’ The lens I use most often for portraits is my huge 70-200mm telephoto zoom lens. The lens is 7.8 inches long, and weighs a little over three pounds. It’s an arm workout for sure. That said, this lens is great […]

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The Love Lists

Geisha double exposure, by NYC photographer, Kelly Williams

Valentine’s Day is this weekend, and in honor of the holiday, I thought I would share with you some of my all time loves.

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