Is My Wedding Tax Deductible?: Maybe…

Candid photos from a Brooklyn rehearsal dinner to accompany an article on wedding tax deductions by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

It’s the start of the new year, and I am already trying to get my house in order, financially-speaking. As a small business owner, tax season comes four times a year, so I need to get everything ready in January. As I am compiling my own receipts, it got me thinking about the business side of your big day: are weddings tax-deductible?

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How to Have Fireworks at Your Event

A photo to accompany an article on how to have fireworks at your event, by NYC photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Happy Fourth of July everyone! I hope you all are at a barbecue enjoying the day. I’m off to a party in Long Island City to watch the fireworks over the East River, but in the meantime, I thought you might be interested in what it would take to host your own private fireworks display.

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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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How to Host the Perfect Bar Mitzvah

Photo of guests mingling for a story on how to host the perfect mitzvah by NYC bar mitzvah photographer, Kelly Williams

Hi everyone!  To start off the week, I wanted to share with you a bar mitzvah I recently shot at Attic Studios.  Ben turned the ripe old age of 13, and his family threw him a great party to celebrate.  Far from the edge of boring, this bar mitzvah had all the key ingredients of a fantastic event: good food, lots of dance music, and plenty of space for guests to mingle.

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Table Shots: Yay or Nay?

Example of a documentary-style wedding photo for an article on table shots by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Picture it: you’re at a wedding during the reception, sitting at a table with friends, when up pops the official wedding photographer asking you to stop everything and take a photo. If you’re like me, this always happens immediately after you’ve taken a big bite so you end up looking like the table chipmunk. Always.

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How to Get the Wedding Photos You Want

A wedding at the Faculty House of Columbia University, photographed by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams to accompany at article entitled, 'How to get the wedding photos you want.'

I recently read an article entitled ’50 Brides Reveal What Their Photographers Could Have Done Better’ on Bride Box. It crushed me. The list of things that went wrong with these photo shoots all seemed like unforced errors that could have been prevented beforehand with a little better communication.

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Modeling Headshot Tips: Variety is Key

A photo by NYC headshot photographer, Kelly Williams, to accompany an article on modeling headshot tips

Happy Wednesday to you all!  I am pleased to share with you a new set of modeling headshots that I took of aspiring model, April.  The photos were shot lakeside in Winter Haven, Florida.  We had great light, and were able to capture the natural beauty that was all around us.

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