Family Portrait at Elmhurst Park

Family portrait in Elmhurst Park

My family portrait shoot this past Thursday was all boy with the boundless energy of Wesley, Bradley, and their older cousin on display.  This family was a hoot to photograph, and I got my workout for the day just trying to keep up.  Here are all the details.

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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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How to Find the ‘Good’ Side of Your Face

Portrait for an article on how to find your best side by NYC headshot photographer, Kelly Williams

Science will tell you that it is more than likely the left side of your face that looks most pleasing to the camera.  Why?  Here’s what the scientists say, per Time Magazine: “Our results suggest that posers’ left cheeks tend to exhibit a greater intensity of emotion, which observers find more aesthetically pleasing. Our findings […]

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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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New Headshots

Photo by modeling headshot photographer NYC, Kelly Williams

Hi everyone, I hope your week is getting off to a great start!  I would like to share with you a new set of modeling headshots which I took while in Tampa.  The photos were taken in the historic Ybor City area of downtown.  If you are in the market for a new headshot, here […]

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