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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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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Executive Portraits: Tips from a NYC Corporate Headshot Photographer

An executive portrait by NYC corporate headshot photographer, Kelly Williams.

I hope you all are staying warm, despite the wretched snow that keeps blanketing the northeast. I am pleased to share with you a set of executive portraits I recently took here in Tampa with my client, Abdulla, who needed a professional headshot to help launch his new business. If you’re in the same position […]

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A NYC City Hall Wedding: What to Expect

Portrait of a bride and groom, by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Every year, about a third of the weddings I shoot are city hall nuptials. As such, I’m happy to pass along some insight into getting hitched in the city I proudly call home.

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How to Look Slimmer in Photos

An online portrait by NYC portrait photographer, Kelly Williams

The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes the dread of the annual family photo. If you haven’t already, many of you will be gathering in front of the fireplace to say ‘cheese’ for the camera. But rather than fear the camera, let’s outwit it with a few tricks to help you learn […]

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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 […]

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