NYC Rainy Day Photo Shoot Locations: Are Public Atriums an Option?

Exterior of Brookfield Place for an article on public atriums as an option for NYC photo shoot locations

What do you do if it’s raining on the day of your portrait? This town has a wealth of unique spots to act as a backdrop for any type of portrait. Sadly, however, most of these locations are outdoors. With the rain we have been having lately, I have had to reschedule countless family and […]

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The Cherry Blossoms in Queens

Cherry blossoms in Queens

It may still feel like winter in New York, but believe it or not, the cherry blossoms are beginning to bloom. I visited Flushing Meadows Corona Park today for a venue visit, and here is my report on the cherry blossoms in Queens.

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Thanksgiving Parade Balloon Inflation: Terrorists and Tourists Have Ruined This Event

Balloon being inflated at the NYC Thanksgiving Parade Inflation Celebration

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!  I have been swamped with work as the wedding season comes to a close, so my apologies for not blogging recently.  I’ll be back online soon, but in the meantime, I thought you all might enjoy photos from last night’s ‘Inflation Celebration.’  Enjoy the photos, as well as my review.

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Greenwich Village Halloween Parade Photography Tips

People in costume at the 44th annual Greenwich Village Halloween Parade

Last night I went into Duane Reade and – I kid you not – they were already selling Christmas wreaths at the front of the store. So, to avoid the jump straight into the holiday season I am hereby extending Halloween by one more blog post and am sharing with you my photos from last […]

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Coney Island Labor Day 2017

Kid doing a back flip at Coney Island

I originally was going to use this blog to show photos from another Forest Hills family portrait, but then I thought, nah, I would rather share some Coney Island street photography from my visit there on Labor Day.  Summer may be over, but I’m hanging on to the memories.

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A Visit to Governors Island

Governor's Island photos by NYC photojournalist, Kelly Williams

I have an engagement shoot in September on Governors Island with my fantastic clients, Vanessa and Nathan, and so I decided to take a trip to New York City’s most overlooked oasis. Here is what you need to know for your upcoming photo shoot on Governors Island.

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Trip to Dead Horse Bay

Dead Horse Bay photos by NYC photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Wednesday provided a much needed break from the rain and humidity, so I decided to celebrate with an adventure to Dead Horse Bay.  Not your typical way to spend a day off, but a fascinating lesson in NYC history nonetheless.  Find out how this beach got its name and enjoy photos from my trip that […]

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Chinatown Fashion Shoot

Chinatown fashion shoot by NYC photographer, Kelly Williams

Let’s get your weekend off to a fashionable start, shall we?  As promised, I am sharing with you photos from a second fashion shoot I did — this time in Chinatown, NYC.  I have been wanting to shoot in this part of town for years, and thanks to model Amanda, the photos finally became a […]

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A Non-Tourist’s View of Staten Island

The Staten Island Ferry sign in Manhattan, by NYC photographer, Kelly Williams

Last Monday I played the role of tourist with a trip to Staten Island.  The original goal of my trip was to have a taste of Sri Lankan food.  (Who knew that the largest community of Sri Lankans in the US reside just across the water in the St. George area of Staten Island?)  But […]

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The Blizzard Cometh to NYC

Snowpocalypse 2016 hits New York, by NYC photojournalist, Kelly Williams

I hope all of my fellow New Yorkers have had the chance to go play in the snow this evening!  We were walloped with 25 inches (and still waiting for the official count) of snow starting at around midnight last night.  I went out this evening at 8:30 p.m. to check out the status of […]

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