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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The Ultimate Party Planning Checklist

Party planning checklist by NYC event photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Only one week until Thanksgiving! I feel like the holidays have really snuck up on me this year, and that Christmas keeps coming faster and faster. (I’m still in mourning that Halloween – my favorite holiday – is over.) But with the holidays – and specifically holiday parties – right around the corner, I thought I would share some words of wisdom regarding party planning. As one who has attended many a festivity from the outside looking in as a photographer, here is a pretty inclusive party planning checklist to help you put together the best holiday party ever.

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How to Look Good in Photos

Headshot by portrait photographer, Kelly Williams, for an article on how to look good in photos

This Halloween, I dressed up as Snow White, and I wanted to make sure I get some good photos out of the experience (more on that later). I’m not one to enjoy having my own photo taken, and it has put me squarely in the shoes of my clients. I wanted my own photo experience to be as easy and fun as possible, so I thought I would pass along a few tips to for how to look good in photos. To all of you ghost, goblins, or perhaps just someone looking for a new photo for Facebook, here are some tips for getting the best portrait possible:

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