For the Best Portrait Lens, (Focal Length) Size Matters

An engagement shoot photographed with a 70-200mm lens, by engagement photojournalist, Kelly Williams

One question I always get when taking someone’s portrait is, ‘what’s with the big lens?’ The lens I use most often for portraits is my huge 70-200mm telephoto zoom lens. The lens is 7.8 inches long, and weighs a little over three pounds. It’s an arm workout for sure. That said, this lens is great […]

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How to Trim Your Wedding Guest List

A place setting photographed for an article on how to trim your guest list, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Baby, it’s cold outside here in New York City. What better way to stay warm then to remain inside the house spending time whittling down the guest list for your wedding? Well, maybe not, but for many of my clients just starting the process of planning their wedding, this is exactly how they are spending […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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