Engaged: Barbara & Greg

Check out some lovely pics from Barbara and Greg’s saucy engagement shoot at Brooklyn Bridge Park!

 

 

 

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Justine and Dave: ‘Trash the Dress’ Shoot

Thinking about doing a ‘trash the dress’ shoot?  Check out these photos of Justine and Dave, who I was lucky enough to photograph for their wedding in June at the Davenport Beach Club in New Rochelle.  They decided that instead of a traditional engagement portrait they wanted something a little bit different that would give Justine a second chance to show off her dress.  And so Dave and Justine took the dress out for a whirl around Battery Park in NYC.  The sunlight was incredible and was a nice complement to the couple’s dancing skills.  Enjoy!

 

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A High Line Engagement: Anna & Andrew

High Line engagement photo shot during golden hour by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Hi everyone!  I am pleased to share with you the recent High Line engagement portrait of Anna and Andrew.  As you can tell from the photos, the lighting was perfect!  A few words of wisdom if you are going to stage a shoot at the High Line: first, if at all possible, schedule your shoot for the morning.  The tourists come in throngs to the High Line, making it nearly impossible to get a clear shot without a lot of patience.  Mornings, before the 10:00 a.m. rush, are the best.  Second, take advantage of all that the High Line has to offer.  There are several different views, terrain, and moods to the High Line.  Make sure your shoot goes from the Meatpacking District down to 34th Street to get some different looks without ever having to get off the High Line.

I’m honored to be photographing Anna and Andrew’s wedding this weekend at the Alger House.  Best of luck to them both as they walk down the aisle!

High Line engagement shoot by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

 

High Line engagement shoot by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

High Line engagement shoot by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

High Line engagement shoot by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

High Line engagement shoot by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

High Line engagement shoot by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

High Line engagement shoot by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

High Line engagement shoot by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

High Line engagement shoot by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

High Line engagement shoot by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

High Line engagement shoot by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

High Line engagement shoot by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

High Line engagement shoot by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

High Line engagement shoot by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

High Line engagement shoot by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

High Line engagement shoot by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

High Line engagement shoot by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

High Line engagement shoot by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

High Line engagement shoot by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

High Line engagement shoot by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

High Line engagement shoot by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

High Line engagement shoot by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

High Line engagement shoot by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

High Line engagement shoot by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams


If you would like to see more photos, such as the images from this High Line engagement, please visit my website.

 

 

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Lyndhurst Mansion Engagement: Emily & Mike

Photos from a Lyndhurst Mansion engagement shoot by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

I had a fun day with Emily and Mike, shooting their engagement portrait at the Lyndhurst Mansion in ye olde Tarrytown, New York.  The mansion is the stately former home of Jay Gould, and is definitely worth a visit.  Emily and Mike are an adorable couple, and both have former stage experience — it shows!  Let these pics be an inspiration to all of you couples out there who are looking for a unique location for your engagement shoot.  Road trips are definitely the way to go!

Photos from a Lyndhurst Mansion engagement shoot by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

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Photos from a Lyndhurst Mansion engagement shoot by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Photos from a Lyndhurst Mansion engagement shoot by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Photos from a Lyndhurst Mansion engagement shoot by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

 

Photos from a Lyndhurst Mansion engagement shoot by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Photos from a Lyndhurst Mansion engagement shoot by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Photos from a Lyndhurst Mansion engagement shoot by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Photos from a Lyndhurst Mansion engagement shoot by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Photos from a Lyndhurst Mansion engagement shoot by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Photos from a Lyndhurst Mansion engagement shoot by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Photos from a Lyndhurst Mansion engagement shoot by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Photos from a Lyndhurst Mansion engagement shoot by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Photos from a Lyndhurst Mansion engagement shoot by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Photos from a Lyndhurst Mansion engagement shoot by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Photos from a Lyndhurst Mansion engagement shoot by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Photos from a Lyndhurst Mansion engagement shoot by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Photos from a Lyndhurst Mansion engagement shoot by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Photos from a Lyndhurst Mansion engagement shoot by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Photos from a Lyndhurst Mansion engagement shoot by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Photos from a Lyndhurst Mansion engagement shoot by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Photos from a Lyndhurst Mansion engagement shoot by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Photos from a Lyndhurst Mansion engagement shoot by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams


If you would like to see more photos, like these from Emily and Mike’s Lyndhurst Mansion engagement, please visit my website.

 

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Engaged: Robin & Chad

Congrats to Robin and Chad, who recently became engaged!  [I had the honor of shooting their wedding as well, but more on that later…]  Robin and Chad are a testament to the fact that if love is meant to be, it will be no matter time or distance.  After originally meeting over 17 years ago, they were reunited over Facebook and started dating long distance.  Their 13 year ‘break’ became a thing of the past when Chad asked Robin to marry him on the deck of his parents’ house overlooking a beautiful Nova Scotian sunset.

For the shoot, we headed to the Highline where the NYC sunset was working in our favor.  Enjoy the pics!

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Battery Park Engagement: Colleen & John

A Battery Park engagement shoot by NYC engagement photographer, Kelly Williams

Beautiful day for a Battery Park engagement shoot, just as the sun is setting.  Please meet Colleen and John, who picked the perfect day for their shoot.  A few words of advice if you are planning on taking photos in Battery Park.  First, you technically need a permit to take any organized photos in Battery Park.  That said, in all my six years of shooting engagements, I have never once come across a park ranger let alone a cop asking for a permit.  As such, I would skip paying the $230 fee required to shoot here.  Keep a lookout, but go ahead and shoot permit free.  Second, know that Battery Park has tourists in abundance and virtually no shade.  As such, I recommend shooting on a weekday when there are less tourists and to try and shoot during ‘golden hour’: one hour after sunrise or one hour before sunset.  These photos were shot just before sunset and you can see how beautiful the light is.  There are no harsh shadows anywhere.  The light here is very ugly if you don’t have golden hour working in your favor, so you have been warned.  Enjoy the photos!

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A Battery Park engagement shoot by NYC engagement photographer, Kelly Williams

A Battery Park engagement shoot by NYC engagement photographer, Kelly Williams

A Battery Park engagement shoot by NYC engagement photographer, Kelly Williams

A Battery Park engagement shoot by NYC engagement photographer, Kelly Williams

A Battery Park engagement shoot by NYC engagement photographer, Kelly Williams

A Battery Park engagement shoot by NYC engagement photographer, Kelly Williams

A Battery Park engagement shoot by NYC engagement photographer, Kelly Williams

A Battery Park engagement shoot by NYC engagement photographer, Kelly Williams

A Battery Park engagement shoot by NYC engagement photographer, Kelly Williams

A Battery Park engagement shoot by NYC engagement photographer, Kelly Williams

A Battery Park engagement shoot by NYC engagement photographer, Kelly Williams

A Battery Park engagement shoot by NYC engagement photographer, Kelly Williams

A Battery Park engagement shoot by NYC engagement photographer, Kelly Williams

A Battery Park engagement shoot by NYC engagement photographer, Kelly Williams

A Battery Park engagement shoot by NYC engagement photographer, Kelly Williams

A Battery Park engagement shoot by NYC engagement photographer, Kelly Williams

A Battery Park engagement shoot by NYC engagement photographer, Kelly Williams

A Battery Park engagement shoot by NYC engagement photographer, Kelly Williams

A Battery Park engagement shoot by NYC engagement photographer, Kelly Williams

A Battery Park engagement shoot by NYC engagement photographer, Kelly Williams

A Battery Park engagement shoot by NYC engagement photographer, Kelly Williams


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Engaged: Urvi & Chinmay

Urvi and Chinmay are having a traditional wedding in India, but in the meantime, I was lucky enough to photograph them for their engagement portrait in Central Park.  It was a lovely day, and we concentrated on shooting around Strawberry Fields and the lake.

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Gantry Plaza State Park Engagement: Rupa & Ian

A Gantry Plaza State engagement shoot by NYC engagement photographer, Kelly Williams

Rupa and Ian picked an absolutely glorious day for their Gantry Plaza State Park engagement shoot.  We started off in the north end of the park by the Pepsi sign and worked our way over to the docks.  The weather was absolutely glorious, and the light added a special character to the shots.  Rupa and Ian live nearby to the park, so we were able to include an outfit change in the shoot.  If you want to shoot at Gantry Plaza but don’t live nearby, there are public restrooms in which you can change.  One other thing to consider is that we encountered no hassle from the park staff because this was not an obvious photo shoot.  You technically need to pay for a photo permit if you are going to take any photos here (aside from the usual tourist snapshots).  The park staff is notorious for chasing wedding parties off of the property if you don’t have a permit in hand. My recommendation to all Gantry Plaza State Park photographers out there is to travel light with your equipment — I had one bag and one camera, that’s it.  No tripods, assistants, or secondary light set ups.  And you can forget about shooting here if you have an actual wedding party in tow.  Last I checked, the permit was $130 and you will need it for any photos of a woman in a white dress.  We were very lucky at this shoot to not have the staff hunt us down.

Enjoy the photos!

A Gantry Plaza State Park engagement shoot by NYC engagement photographer, Kelly Williams

A Gantry Plaza State Park engagement shoot by NYC engagement photographer, Kelly Williams

A Gantry Plaza State Park engagement shoot by NYC engagement photographer, Kelly Williams

A Gantry Plaza State Park engagement shoot by NYC engagement photographer, Kelly Williams

A Gantry Plaza State Park engagement shoot by NYC engagement photographer, Kelly Williams

A Gantry Plaza State Park engagement shoot by NYC engagement photographer, Kelly Williams

A Gantry Plaza State Park engagement shoot by NYC engagement photographer, Kelly Williams

A Gantry Plaza State Park engagement shoot by NYC engagement photographer, Kelly Williams

A Gantry Plaza State Park engagement shoot by NYC engagement photographer, Kelly Williams

A Gantry Plaza State Park engagement shoot by NYC engagement photographer, Kelly Williams

A Gantry Plaza State Park engagement shoot by NYC engagement photographer, Kelly Williams

A Gantry Plaza State Park engagement shoot by NYC engagement photographer, Kelly Williams

A Gantry Plaza State Park engagement shoot by NYC engagement photographer, Kelly Williams

A Gantry Plaza State Park engagement shoot by NYC engagement photographer, Kelly Williams

A Gantry Plaza State Park engagement shoot by NYC engagement photographer, Kelly Williams

A Gantry Plaza State Park engagement shoot by NYC engagement photographer, Kelly Williams

A Gantry Plaza State Park engagement shoot by NYC engagement photographer, Kelly Williams

A Gantry Plaza State Park engagement shoot by NYC engagement photographer, Kelly Williams

A Gantry Plaza State Park engagement shoot by NYC engagement photographer, Kelly Williams

A Gantry Plaza State Park engagement shoot by NYC engagement photographer, Kelly Williams

A Gantry Plaza State engagement shoot by NYC engagement photographer, Kelly Williams

A Gantry Plaza State Park engagement shoot by NYC engagement photographer, Kelly Williams


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Michelle & Dan’s Brooklyn Bridge Park Engagement Photos

Brooklyn Bridge Park engagement photos by Brooklyn engagement photographer, Kelly Williams

Happy Labor Day everyone!  While you are all enjoy your holiday weekend, I thought I would share photos from Michelle and Dan’s engagement shoot at Brooklyn Bridge Park.  For the shoot, we used the entire park area from the East River Ferry dock over to Pier 2 and then back to the carousel.  The weather was lovely and the crowds were out in force, but we were able to secure some private moments by shooting away from the most popular parts of the park.  I also shot their wedding, which happened recently at reBar in Brooklyn.  I’ll be sharing those photos soon, but in the meantime, enjoy the pics!

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