A Brooklyn Bridge Park Family Portrait

Brooklyn Bridge Park family portrait

Are overcast skies good for photos? The short answer is yes…and no. While overcast skies can help defuse the light and make colors pop, there is a tipping point where photos go down the hill. In today’s blog I take a look at the myths and realities behind overcast skies during a Brooklyn Bridge Park […]

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Tips From a Bar Mitzvah Photographer

Hora dance by bar mitzvah photographer, Kelly Williams

June got off to a busy start, not with a wedding, but with Bryan’s bar mitzvah. The ceremony, held at Congregation Mount Sinai in Brooklyn Heights followed by a bar mitzvah celebration at the Picnic House in Prospect Park, was completely planned by Bryan’s mother, Amy, and it went off without a hitch. If you […]

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Image File Size and Resolution: Print vs. Web

Brooklyn Heights baby portrait for an article on image file size and resolution

When I deliver a set of final images to a client, the question always comes up: which files should I use online, and which files should I use to print? Answers to this probing question plus everything you always wanted to know about image file size and resolution (but were afraid to ask) in today’s […]

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Baby It’s Cold Outside!: Indoor Baby Portrait Tips

Mother and child portrait for an article on indoor baby portrait tips

Just because New York City gets hit with a ‘blizzard’, doesn’t mean that the world stops. Let’s say your little one is turning six-months old and you want a family photo, but it’s too cold outside for that lovely portrait in the park you’ve been dreaming of? Well, have I got some indoor baby portrait […]

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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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The Schwartz’s Prospect Park Family Portrait

Portrait by Prospect Park family photographer, Kelly Williams

We had some dismal weather yesterday, but there was a definite bright spot — the Schwartz family portrait in Prospect Park.  Robin had organized this family portrait to celebrate her mother’s birthday, and we were not going to let a little rain get in our way.

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