Gasparilla 2015: Pirates Invade Tampa

Tampa celebrates Gasparilla 2015, by NYC photojouralist, Kelly Williams.

Hi everyone!  The Gasparilla 2015 Pirate Parade was held today in Tampa, and I am pleased to say I was there to catch all the action.  The festival has been going strong since it was first held in 1904.  With a look and feel a bit like Mardi Gras in New Orleans, the premise of the festival is a celebration of legendary local pirate, Jose Gaspar.

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Circle B Bar Reserve: Pristine Wilderness in Polk County

A lake at the Circle B Bar Reserve in Polk County

Hi everyone! I’m still in Florida, and yesterday I visited the Circle B Bar Reserve in Polk County with my cousin, Robin.

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A Tour of the Oxford Exchange in Tampa

Sailboat in the entrance of the Oxford Exchange in Tampa, Florida

Hi everyone!  I’ve decided to extend my stay in Tampa for a bit longer in order to avoid the cold of New York City.  As such, I wanted to introduce y’all to my hometown of Tampa.  Let’s start at the Oxford Exchange — a bookstore, cafe, glorious oddities shop, and remote workspace all rolled into one.

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The Road to Micanopy, Florida

Photos of Micanopy, Florida by NYC wedding, event, and portrait photographer Kelly Williams

Happy new year, everyone!  I hope you all are enjoying a little ‘down time’ — I certainly am.  I’m spending time with my family in Florida, and we recently took a trip to Jacksonville to visit with my aunt and cousins.  The trip was great, especially the side trip to a little town called Micanopy (pronounced “mick-ah-No-pee“).  The town is an ideal relic of ‘old Florida’ and has one main street with lots of cute shops and restaurants.  I encourage everyone to take a visit there if you can.  While you’re there, enjoy some alligator tail at the Yearling Restaurant in nearby Cross Creek.  Enjoy the pics, and there will be plenty more photos of Florida coming soon!

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Christmas in New York City

Christmas in New York City, by NYC wedding, event, and portrait photographer, Kelly Williams

Happy holidays to everyone!  With all that is going on in New York at the moment, let’s take a moment to remember the best of the city.  I can think of no more magical place than NYC at Christmas.  Enjoy this local’s perspective on the holiday.

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