Rehearsal Dinner Tips

Toast by father of the groom for an article on rehearsal dinner tips

If your wedding is coming up soon, you know that in addition to planning the big day you also have to plan the rehearsal dinner. What is it, how extravagant does it need to be, and most importantly, who pays for it? Find the answers in today’s blog, plus a few rehearsal dinner tips to […]

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What To Do If Your Child Gets Sick Before a Photo Shoot

Little boy by Central Park family photographer, Kelly Williams

It’s every parent’s worst nightmare: you schedule a family photo shoot for the one day of the week everyone is available, get everyone’s hair and clothes looking nice, and then of course, your child gets sick.  It happened to me Sunday, and here is how to handle the situation, with Central Park family photos from […]

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How to Plan a Central Park Wedding, Perfectly

Ceremony at the Cop Cot for a Central Park wedding

On Friday I had the pleasure of photographing Nancy and Reggie’s beautiful wedding at the Cop Cot in Central Park. Their ceremony was a stellar example of how to get married in Central Park. While most people assume you can simply show up and get hitched anywhere in the park (you basically can), there are […]

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Why Haven’t the Leaves Changed?

Central Park family portrait

If you were thinking about scheduling a family or engagement portrait to coincide with the vibrant colors of fall, you might find yourself asking the obvious: why haven’t the leaves changed?  I bring you the 2016 leaf peeper report straight from Central Park, illustrated with photos of darling mother and daughter, Sheila and Layla, from […]

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How to Plan an International Wedding

Bride and groom portrait after a Linden Terrace wedding

Talk about intimate: I had the pleasure of photographing Julie and Emeric’s Linden Terrace wedding in Fort Tryon Park last week. It was just the couple, the officiant, myself, and the wedding planner — that’s it. Coming all the way from Paris, their ceremony was the perfect example of how to get married in a […]

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Everything You Need to Know about Hotel Room Blocks

Photo of an East Village pre-wedding party for an article on how to book hotel blocks

I photographed a fantastic pre-wedding party at the East Village bar, Dream Baby, on Friday night. The bash was a wonderful way to say thank you to friends and family who had traveled from as far away as Australia to help celebrate Sarah and Dave’s upcoming nuptials. With so many out-of-town guests in one spot, […]

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You Light Up My Life: The Pros and Cons of a Candlelit Wedding

Atelier Roquette wedding photo

We’ve all dreamed about it: a romantic wedding lit only by soft candlelight.  But what’s the reality like?  Is it flame or fizzle, from your photographer’s point of view?  Find out what your photographer is really thinking about your candlelit ceremony with photos from Devin and Lindsay’s stunning Atelier Roquette wedding.

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Baby Portrait Tips From the Trenches

Grand Army Plaza baby portrait

Happy baby = happy shoot and Saturday morning’s family portrait at Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn with Miriam, Jon, and baby Ella went off without a hitch.  I asked Miriam if she had any advice she would impart to families before they embark on baby’s first portrait, and here’s what she said:

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A Visit to Governors Island

Governor's Island photos by NYC photojournalist, Kelly Williams

I have an engagement shoot in September on Governors Island with my fantastic clients, Vanessa and Nathan, and so I decided to take a trip to New York City’s most overlooked oasis. Here is what you need to know for your upcoming photo shoot on Governors Island.

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How to Become a Wedding Officiant in NYC

The Foundry wedding photos for an article on how to become a wedding officiant in NYC by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

It’s the new trend that is sweeping the wedding industry: having a friend or family member preside over your ceremony and officially declare you married. How do you get ordained quick and become a wedding officiant in NYC? All the steps towards becoming an ‘official’ officiant in today’s blog.

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