Luca’s Trip to Daycare

Family portrait by NYC family photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Last week I reintroduced you to little Luca — Sara and Hugh’s precious (and precocious) four-year old. Since the family is leaving New York City to move to California this July, Sara wanted one more portrait. This time documenting something Luca did everyday: his trip to preschool. As a fellow New Yorker, Luca’s commute resonates with all of us, big and small.

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Luca is Growing Up!: A Chelsea Family Portrait

A Chelsea family portrait session by family photographer NYC, Kelly Williams

The rain held off today, despite the impending forecast of doom.  This was good news for my Chelsea family portrait of Sara, Hugh, and little Luca — who is really growing up!  (You can see photos from his last photo session here.)  Today’s portrait session was all about family fun, both inside and outside.  My hats off to mom Sara, who had the entire day planned chock full of activities.  There wasn’t a moment lost between playing guitar as a family and blowing bubbles on the terrace to playing with fur-brother Manny and getting measured.  We spent the last half of the session running around the local playground with not a raindrop in sight.  Check out all the photos below, and enjoy the rest of your weekend!  Sunday is supposed to be beautiful here in New York City.

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A Central Park Family Portrait, or How to Get Natural Smiles Out of Children

A Central Park family portrait to accompany an article on how to get natural smiles out of children by NYC family photographer, Kelly Williams

So you’re a parent, and summer is here.  One of your goals this season is to get some great photos of your kids.  But despite the sunny weather outside, you can’t seem to capture the natural joy that was there a minute ago when the little ones were running around in the backyard.  Want to photograph their grinning faces like a pro?  Here’s how to get natural smiles out of children, little and big.

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Is Camera Flash Dangerous to Newborns?

Infant portrait by NYC newborn photographer, Kelly Williams, for an article on is camera flash dangerous to newborns.

Well, it depends upon whom you ask. (And as a NYC newborn photographer, I get asked this quite often.) My camera flash manual would say never use a flash within one meter of a child. An actual medical professional, however, would beg to differ. Here are the details.

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A Manhattan Mother-To-Be Maternity Shoot

Manhattan parents-to-be by photojournalistic maternity photographer, Kelly Williams

I had the pleasure of photographing Alexandra’s maternity portrait today in Manhattan, and wanted to share with you all of the details from the shoot.  (Or as I like to call it, what to have ready when the photojournalistic maternity photographer arrives at your door.)

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Escaping the Jaws of Death: A Trip to the Circle B Bar Reserve

Alligators at the Circle B Bar Reserve by NYC photographer, Kelly Williams

Another set of photos to make you wish you were in Florida!  Plus, a tale that may make you want to wait until alligator mating season is over to book your own visit down south.

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Fun Family Portraits: Perfection is Overrated!

Fun family portraits in Florida by portrait photographer, Kelly Williams

I spent the past week surrounded by family, enjoying the warm weather of Florida.  My camera was almost always at hand, mainly so that I could capture every moment spent with my little cousins.  Ranging in age from 6 to 13, they are all a bundle of energy and never stand still for a photo.  But that’s when the magic happens.

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