The Best Family Portrait Poses

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Strategies for looking natural in front of the camera as a family

As you know, I am not a fan of stiff, boring poses. I would much rather let my portrait subjects be free to be themselves in front of my lens. That said, it is sometimes difficult to get people to look and feel natural while being photographed. So in this week’s blog post, I reveal how I structure a shoot and give you my list of my best family portrait poses that are guaranteed to get a relaxed smile out of any family member.
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Beyond Belly-Cupping: Modern Maternity Portrait Tips

Portrait of a mother-to-be and husband for an article on maternity portrait tips

For most moms-to-be, the maternity portrait session is a tricky affair. How do you take a good photo when you are not feeling the most comfortable?  Further, how do you strike a balance between showing off the miraculous state of your body without making your stomach the entire star of the show?  In today’s blog post I tackle these questions and offer a few modern maternity portrait tips to help you glow in front of the camera.

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A Manhattan Mother-To-Be Maternity Shoot

Manhattan parents-to-be by photojournalistic maternity photographer, Kelly Williams

I had the pleasure of photographing Alexandra’s maternity portrait today in Manhattan, and wanted to share with you all of the details from the shoot.  (Or as I like to call it, what to have ready when the photojournalistic maternity photographer arrives at your door.)

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Melanie & Jalani’s Maternity Shoot

A maternity shoot by NYC portrait photographer, Kelly Williams

Bad weather caused last weekend’s maternity shoot with Melanie and Jalani to be delayed until this past Saturday.  Sadly, it rained all day preventing any outside shots.  That said, the photos still turned out lovely, as you can see below.  Baby Collier is expected to arrive on January 18th, so stay tuned for news from Melanie and Jalani!  Enjoy the pics.

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Maternity Shoot Ideas: What to Expect and How to Prepare

Maternity shoot ideas, by Kelly Williams, Photographer

I am so pleased when wedding clients come to me for maternity shoots or family portraits. It’s as if the circle is complete, and the grand finale of the couple’s walk down the aisle is revealed. I have one such shoot coming up for a lovely couple whose wedding I shot not that long ago in Queens. They are expecting their first baby, and in celebration of the shoot, I wanted to write a post on maternity shoot ideas.

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