The Schwartz’s Prospect Park Family Portrait

Portrait by Prospect Park family photographer, Kelly Williams

We had some dismal weather yesterday, but there was a definite bright spot — the Schwartz family portrait in Prospect Park.  Robin had organized this family portrait to celebrate her mother’s birthday, and we were not going to let a little rain get in our way.

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Luca’s Trip to Daycare

Family portrait by NYC family photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Last week I reintroduced you to little Luca — Sara and Hugh’s precious (and precocious) four-year old. Since the family is leaving New York City to move to California this July, Sara wanted one more portrait. This time documenting something Luca did everyday: his trip to preschool. As a fellow New Yorker, Luca’s commute resonates […]

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Luca is Growing Up!: A Chelsea Family Portrait

A Chelsea family portrait session by family photographer NYC, Kelly Williams

The rain held off today, despite the impending forecast of doom.  This was good news for my Chelsea family portrait of Sara, Hugh, and little Luca — who is really growing up!  (You can see photos from his last photo session here.)  Today’s portrait session was all about family fun, both inside and outside.  My […]

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A Central Park Family Portrait, or How to Get Natural Smiles Out of Children

A Central Park family portrait to accompany an article on how to get natural smiles out of children by NYC family photographer, Kelly Williams

So you’re a parent, and summer is here.  One of your goals this season is to get some great photos of your kids.  But despite the sunny weather outside, you can’t seem to capture the natural joy that was there a minute ago when the little ones were running around in the backyard.  Want to […]

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Is Camera Flash Dangerous to Newborns?

Infant portrait by NYC newborn photographer, Kelly Williams, for an article on is camera flash dangerous to newborns.

Well, it depends upon whom you ask. (And as a NYC newborn photographer, I get asked this quite often.) My camera flash manual would say never use a flash within one meter of a child. An actual medical professional, however, would beg to differ. Here are the details.

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Fun Family Portraits: Perfection is Overrated!

Fun family portraits in Florida by portrait photographer, Kelly Williams

I spent the past week surrounded by family, enjoying the warm weather of Florida.  My camera was almost always at hand, mainly so that I could capture every moment spent with my little cousins.  Ranging in age from 6 to 13, they are all a bundle of energy and never stand still for a photo.  […]

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Family Portrait in Fort Greene Park

Family portrait by Brooklyn family photographer, Kelly Williams, in Ft. Greene Park

Hi everyone!  I hope you are enjoying this beautiful weekend.  I wanted to share with you photos from a lovely family portrait I did yesterday in Ft. Greene Park.  I was honored to photograph the wedding of Sarah and Jomy two years ago (see the photos here), and I am so pleased to ‘complete the […]

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How to Take the Best Family Photos

Family fun beside the lake by NYC family photojournalist, Kelly Williams, for an article on how to take the best family photos

I hope you are all having a great start to your week!  Monday is over, so we only have the weekend to look forward to.  On that happy note, I wanted to share with you a few tips I have developed over the years for how to take the best family photos.

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New Family Portrait Packages to Celebrate Mother’s Day

Photo of father and baby in Battery Park by NYC family portrait photographer, Kelly Williams

Happy mother’s day to all the moms out there (including my own)!  As usual, I am always a day late with major holidays.  In keeping with this tradition, my mother gets to celebrate with her presents tomorrow, since I mailed everything to her in Florida on Friday.  (It’s the thought that counts, no???)

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Luca Turns Two!

Little Luca had one of the most exciting days of his young life yesterday — he turned two!  After a day spent playing in the pillows and blowing bubbles, the family enjoyed cupcakes and then had an adventure running the streets of New York (well, the sidewalks).  Happy birthday, Luca!

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