When Should My Wedding Photographer Arrive?

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I’ve previously discussed what to have ready when the wedding photographer arrives, but I’ve had a few questions lately asking exactly when that should be.  You asked, I answer: the time your wedding photographer should arrive is….

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How to Get Perfect First Dance Photos

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You will definitely be nervous during your first dance.  With the spotlight on you as a couple, how do you focus on your feet yet channel your nerves into the perfect first dance photos?  Details below.

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Event Entertainment Ideas: What Works, What Doesn’t

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For most events that I photograph, there seems to always be a party within the party.  It’s not enough anymore to just feed your guests and have a DJ.  Now you have to entertain them as well.  As an outside observer to several events a year, here is my take on what works and what doesn’t for event entertainment ideas.

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NYC Rainy Day Photography Tips

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What To Do When It Rains on Your Photo Shoot

It’s going to be a raining all weekend here. However, yesterday’s forecast for dismal skies turned into a nice day. That’s New York City for you. The weather here is as unpredictable as a subway train’s arrival. With rain on the brain, I thought I would give you some tips on what to do if bad weather is scheduled for your photo shoot.

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How to Get the Perfect First Look

How to get the perfect first look, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

If you read my previous post about seeing each other before the ceremony and have decided you want to get the majority of your photos out of the way before walking down the aisle, you might be wondering how to get the perfect first look. Well, have I got tips for you.

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The Mystery of the Backwards Flash

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If you have ever watched me at work, you might have noticed that the flash on my camera points backwards.  Why?  Simple answer: I am using the wall and ceiling behind me to bounce off light for maximum depth and softness.

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Should You See Each Other Before the Ceremony?: Tradition vs. Practicality

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For most of my couples, tradition is not at the forefront of their wedding plans…except when it comes to walking down the aisle. While many couples are eschewing the usual wedding cake, bouquet toss, and especially the garter, several brides and grooms are holding to tradition by not seeing each other before they meet at the altar. In terms of your wedding photos, is there an advantage to seeing each other before hand?

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Things to Consider When Including A Pet in Your Wedding

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It’s been a fun wedding season, and one of the highlights was the recent wedding of Erica and Geff.  How often can you say that the family cat took part in the wedding? Well, Frosties the cat was proudly present at Erica and Geff’s nuptials. Along with some memorable photos, I am pleased to share with you things to consider when including a pet in your wedding.

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How to Find the ‘Good’ Side of Your Face

Portrait for an article on how to find your best side by NYC headshot photographer, Kelly Williams

Science will tell you that it is more than likely the left side of your face that looks most pleasing to the camera.  Why?  Here’s what the scientists say, per Time Magazine: “Our results suggest that posers’ left cheeks tend to exhibit a greater intensity of emotion, which observers find more aesthetically pleasing. Our findings provide support for a number of concepts – the notions of lateralized emotion and right hemispheric dominance with the right side of the brain controlling the left side of the face during emotional expression.”

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