Venue Checks: How They Help Me Prepare For Your Event

Bride and groom portrait for an article on event photography preparation

You may have heard me say, ‘I’m going for a venue check.’ Sounds like I’m going to the doctor, no? In short, it means that I am going to physically visit your venue. When I do, I’m looking for a few key things. Here is your all access, behind-the-scenes view of what happens next in my event photography preparation battle plan.

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Spread the News! Mark and Elena’s Engagement on HowHeAsked.com

Mark asks Elena to marry him by Brooklyn surprise marriage proposal photographer, Kelly Williams

I am happy to announce that Mark’s surprise proposal to Elena made the pages of HowHeAsked.com!  Check out the links and all the details of this wonderful couple in love.

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Spring Forward: Photography Dates to Remember

Save the date shoot for an article on photography dates to remember

I don’t know about you, but I have been counting down the days for daylight savings to arrive. Now that we have finally ‘sprung forward’ by an hour, I thought it would be a good time to highlight some important photography dates to remember. Read on to see what dates should be on your calendar…

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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 studio in the back. It’s a marriage made in heaven that has inspired me to pursue pinup photography more ardently by offering a free pinup session. Read on to find out more…

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Las Vegas Street Photography & New Instagram Accounts

Slots-A-Fun casino in Las Vegas at night

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. Here, dear readers, is my take on Las Vegas.

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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 behind the scenes with me as I reveal the mysteries of photo editing…

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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 or break image that gets an actor in the door for an audition.

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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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