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

Engaged couple in Central Park

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 for cutting down on distortion and makes for some great photos.

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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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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 Indeed, the company’s website looked out of date, and the photos had inconsistent lighting making it look like a jumble of images rather than a cohesive marketing tool.

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In the News!

The bride-to-be at a bridal shower, photographed by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Hi everyone.  It’s been a busy week with editing, but I wanted to share with you two recent bits of good news.  First, the wedding of Melanie and Jalani was featured in Offbeat Bride.  The article focuses on Melanie’s supremely fashionable (and comfortable) choice of pants for her wedding.  Check out the pics and how Melanie rocks the jumpsuit!

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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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In the News! A Feature on The Knot

Wedding ceremony by Housing Works wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Check it out!  The Knot was kind enough to feature a story on my real-life, 90-day fiancé couple, Joanna and Ruben.  You can read more about their love story, which started across the Atlantic Ocean, as well as see photos from their lovely wedding at the Housing Works SoHo Bookstore in Manhattan.

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Dr. Magdolna Saringer’s Website — Live!

Portrait of Dr. Magdolna Saringer, by doctor headshot photographer NYC, Kelly Williams

Hi everyone!  I have some good news for today, despite the bad weather: I am happy to announce that the website for Dr. Magdolna Saringer is now live.  Dr. Saringer was a great client, whose portrait I recently took for her website.  Well, in conjunction with the fantastic Tamara Olson Designs, you can now see the finished product here.  I think the site came out great, especially the horizontal office photo on the contact page.  Check out the site, and just imagine what your own website could look like with some professional website photography services in your pocket…  Give me a call to discuss how we can make you and your business look this good!

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In the News!

The bride-to-be shot for an article on bridal shower photos, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

I am so pleased to be included in the latest edition of the Westchester Wedding Planner, which is featuring photos from Francesca’s lovely bridal shower at Acqua Restaurant!  If you are based in the tri-state area, make sure to take a look at the WWP, a great resource for all things wedding-related.  The wedding inspiration blog and curated vendor guide can come in handy when you are looking for ideas for your big day.  Of particular interest to me were the planning tips and master list of ‘to dos’ on the site, which you can find here.

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