Tips From a Bar Mitzvah Photographer

Hora dance by bar mitzvah photographer, Kelly Williams

June got off to a busy start, not with a wedding, but with Bryan’s bar mitzvah. The ceremony, held at Congregation Mount Sinai in Brooklyn Heights followed by a bar mitzvah celebration at the Picnic House in Prospect Park, was completely planned by Bryan’s mother, Amy, and it went off without a hitch. If you […]

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How to Have a Nontraditional Baby Shower

Father and mother-to-be at a nontraditional baby shower

When you think about baby showers, the common conception is a dainty event attended only by women with sickly sweet pastel colors everywhere. But what if you re-imagined your baby shower as a chic, urban party where all of your friends – regardless of gender – actually wanted to attend? Divya and Abhinav’s baby shower […]

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A Chinatown Rehearsal Dinner: The Perfect Compromise for an Adults-Only Wedding

Bride and groom at a Chinatown rehearsal dinner

It has been a busy week: 4 weddings, 1 rehearsal dinner, and 1 non-profit event all since last Tuesday. Needless to say, I needed a day off from blogging. But I am back, and with plenty of photos to share! Let’s start with Genny and Blaine’s fun Chinatown rehearsal dinner at Dim Sum Go Go. […]

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Zoe and Chris’ City Hall Elopement: Changes at the City Clerk’s Office

Bride and groom portraits after a NYC City Hall elopement

The bright sunshine was a wonderful change to Londoners, Zoe and Chris, whom I had the pleasure of photographing at their City Hall elopement on Tuesday morning. I’ve got all the details about their wedding, plus the new changes you can expect at City Hall if you are planning to elope soon.

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A First Birthday Portrait, Plus Tips on Using Props in Family Portraits

First birthday portrait in Central Park

Saturday was a complete washout, here in New York City.  Friday, on the other hand, started off beautifully, and it was a great day for Nicholas’ first birthday portrait. Find out all the details from our Central Park shoot, plus get some tips on using props in your family portrait.

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Top Fears About Wedding Photographers

Bride waiting for an article on the top fears about wedding photographers

Over the years I have heard some horror stories from guests and clients about other weddings. These tales of terror have in turn instilled certain universal fears of worst case wedding photography scenarios in the minds of couples. But fear not! In today’s blog, the top fears about wedding photographers, and some solutions to put […]

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5 Habits Every Photographer Should Develop

India street photo for an article on habits every photographer should develop

Let me start by saying that this was originally going to be a travel blog…of Stony Brook, New York. I visited Stony Brook yesterday, but thanks to the horrible weather, I didn’t take my cameras out of my bag once. Instead, my trip left me with a lot of time to think deep thoughts about […]

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Creative Wedding Gift Bag Ideas

Florida engagement portrait for an article on creative wedding gift bag ideas

In keeping with this week’s destination wedding theme, I thought I might turn my attention to your guests. No matter where your wedding is located, you no doubt will have out-of-town visitors in attendance. As such, I have put together a list of creative wedding gift bag ideas to have ready at the hotel as […]

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NYC Destination Wedding Guide

Bride and groom kissing for a NYC destination wedding guide

In case you weren’t aware – I am a destination wedding photographer. I love to travel, and welcome the opportunity to take my camera beyond the limits of the New York City subway. Quite often, however, the shoe is on the other foot, and I am hired by clients for whom New York City is […]

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Image File Size and Resolution: Print vs. Web

Brooklyn Heights baby portrait for an article on image file size and resolution

When I deliver a set of final images to a client, the question always comes up: which files should I use online, and which files should I use to print? Answers to this probing question plus everything you always wanted to know about image file size and resolution (but were afraid to ask) in today’s […]

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