Newlywed Brunch

So, let’s say you’re the kind of couple who is just not that interested in having an engagement shoot.  How then to use the two hours of portrait time offered in my ‘Classic’ or ‘Timeless’ packages?  Creatively, of course!  Tamara and Brian are one such couple not really into the whole engagement shoot thing.  Instead, they asked if I could photograph their wedding-morning-after brunch.  “No problem,” I said!  And thus, below, are the photos from Tamara and Brian’s brunch which they held in their lovely apartment in Long Island City.  We were able to squeeze in a few portraits of them at Gantry Plaza State Park, located mere steps from their front door.  It was a breezy day, but the NYC skyline is always beautiful, no matter the weather.  From there we went upstairs to join Tamara and Brian’s family and friend for some excellent food and champagne.

To recap, while my ‘Classic’ and ‘Timeless’ packages both offer two hours of portrait time, you are by no means limited to using this time for an engagement shoot.  How about a ‘trash the dress’ portrait shoot around the city post-wedding?  Or two hours of coverage for your rehearsal dinner?  Or even two hours of coverage at your bridal shower?  Use your two hours however you wish — even a year for now for a full family portrait.  You’ve got the time…use it how you want to!

If you’d like more information about my ‘Classic’ or ‘Timeless’ packages, check out the end of the blog post for a full list of services and prices.

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Timeless – $4,000

The ‘Timeless’ wedding package is designed for larger-sized weddings lasting at least eight hours.  This package offers you the convenience of not having to worry about time schedules, and instead allows you to enjoy the day knowing that every moment of your wedding will be covered.

Included in this package are the following services and items:

  • Unlimited, continuous coverage of your event by photographer, Kelly Williams
  • A second photographer for eight hours of coverage who can capture such items as the groom getting ready, your cocktail hour, and more guest reaction shots
  • 75-100 photos per hour of coverage
  • Post-production editing and color correcting for all images
  • A black and white duplicate of each color image
  • A custom-designed DVD containing all edited images in high-resolution, 300 DPI, jpg format; these images are not watermarked and are ready to be printed and resized for your own personal use
  • An online, password-protected gallery to display all of your photos to family and friends
  • A two-hour portrait session at a location of your choosing.  The portrait session can be used as an engagement shoot or for two hours of coverage of your rehearsal dinner or morning-after brunch.

 

Classic – $3,000

The ‘Classic’ wedding package is designed for any wedding lasting at least eight hours.

Included in this package are the following services and items:

  • Coverage of your wedding for up to ten hours by photographer, Kelly Williams
  • 75-100 photos per hour of coverage
  • Post-production editing and color correcting for all images
  • A black and white duplicate of each color image
  • A custom-designed DVD containing all edited images in high-resolution, 300 DPI, jpg format; these images are not watermarked and are ready to be printed and resized for your own personal use
  • An online, password-protected gallery to display all of your photos to family and friends
  • A two-hour portrait session at a location of your choosing.  The portrait session can be used as an engagement shoot or for two hours of coverage of your rehearsal dinner or morning-after brunch.
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Check out Kelly Williams in New York Magazine ‘Weddings’!

Surely you have your winter 2014 issue of New York Magazine Weddings in hand, no?  If not, then run out and get yourself a copy today for a listing of the best wedding vendors, from florists to photographers.  While flipping through the pages, you might note page 88, which features the wedding of Aldrin and Mike.  I was honored to shoot their wedding this year at the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers.  [You can check out a link to the article here.]  I’ll be blogging their photos shortly, but just as a sneak peek check out the fantastic dance moves of Aldrin and Mike along with a look at the photo booth I provided for the party.

To check out the issue online, check out http://nymag.com/weddings.

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And just in case you’re interested, take a gander at my own listing in the photography section:

 

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Julianne & Matt in the New York Times!

I am so pleased to present the announcement in the New York Times of Julianne and Matt’s wedding!  I’ll be blogging photos from both their engagement and wedding a bit later, but in the meantime, enjoy the announcement which was headlined by a photo I shot during their engagement shoot in Central Park.  If you are interested in having your own love story featured in the ‘Vows’ section, just write to the New York Times with information on how you met, how you got to the altar, and how you proposed — it’s that simple!  The photo accompanying your entry should be a portrait of you two with your heads together (‘eyebrows on the same level,’ as the Times puts it), in horizontal format, and in color.

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Tamara & Brian: A Library Hotel Wedding

Library Hotel wedding photos by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

I am so pleased to bring with you the Library Hotel wedding of Tamara and Brian!  As you can easily see from the photos, Tamara and Brian are a fun, fun couple whose wedding was filled with laughter and love.  The Library Hotel in NYC proved to be the perfect venue for this intimate event.  With fantastic views near Grand Central, the party took over the entire roof deck bar of the hotel.

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Alger House Wedding Photos: 1920s Style!

First dance images for an article on Alger House wedding photos, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

So you’ve already seen a preview of Marisa’s beautiful dress by designer Sue Wong, but here is a glimpse at Marisa’s full wedding in all its 1920s glory.  The wedding took place at the Alger House in the West Village.  The beautiful antique details of the venue were perfect for the theme of the wedding.  Adding to the ambiance was the music provided by DJ Michael Cumella’s Crank-Up Phonograph Experience.  He’s a natty dresser, and brings the best music that will have all your guests doing the Charleston.  Michael played during the cocktail hour, and the delightful retro jazz of live band Lapis Luna got the crowd dancing during the reception.  The food at the Alger House was great, as usual, and the desserts were provided by Veniero’s Italian Bakery in the East Village.  Without being costumey at all, Marisa was able to incorporate her love for a bygone era and have a lot of fun with the details.  Enjoy the Alger House wedding photos!

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First dance images for an article on Alger House wedding photos, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

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Reception images for an article on Alger House wedding photos, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Reception images for an article on Alger House wedding photos, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Reception images for an article on Alger House wedding photos, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Reception images for an article on Alger House wedding photos, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Reception images for an article on Alger House wedding photos, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Reception images for an article on Alger House wedding photos, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Reception images for an article on Alger House wedding photos, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Reception images for an article on Alger House wedding photos, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Reception images for an article on Alger House wedding photos, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Reception images for an article on Alger House wedding photos, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Reception images for an article on Alger House wedding photos, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Reception images for an article on Alger House wedding photos, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Ceremony and reception venue: Alger House

Catering: Green Mansions Catering, Alger House

Wedding dress: Sue Wong

Feathers for bridesmaids’ attire: Kathy Johnson, Etsy

DJ: Michael Cumella’s Crank-Up Phonograph Experience

Live band: Lapis Luna

Desserts: Veniero’s


If you would like to see more examples of work NYC wedding photojournalist Kelly Williams, such as these Alger House wedding photos, please visit my website.

 

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Engaged: Missy & Edward

 

Check out the lovely pics from Missy and Edward’s recent engagement portrait shoot in Central Park!  They chose to be photographed in the area of Central Park next to the Met (around 82nd Street on the east side of the park), where you can find Belvedere’s Castle and a very curious obelisk.  Enjoy.

 

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Marisa & Colin’s Greenwich Village Engagement

You’ve already gotten a sneak peek at Marisa and Colin’s 1920s-themed wedding, but here’s a look at their lovely engagement shoot that took place this October.  We started off at Washington Square Park, and then moved over to a few spots in the West Village.  Marisa and Colin love this part of the city, and their engagement shoot hit all of the places near and dear to their hearts.  Kettle of Fish, for instance, is Colin’s favorite watering hole.

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Susan & Tim: A Locanda Verde Wedding

I’m pleased to share with you the lovely wedding of Susan and Tim!  While Hurricane Sandy was just starting to pick up speed outside, Susan and Tim spent the day saying ‘I do.’  Check out the ominous sky outside the window of the Millenium Hilton, where Susan was getting ready.

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A High Line Engagement: Anna & Andrew

High Line engagement photo shot during golden hour by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Hi everyone!  I am pleased to share with you the recent High Line engagement portrait of Anna and Andrew.  As you can tell from the photos, the lighting was perfect!  A few words of wisdom if you are going to stage a shoot at the High Line: first, if at all possible, schedule your shoot for the morning.  The tourists come in throngs to the High Line, making it nearly impossible to get a clear shot without a lot of patience.  Mornings, before the 10:00 a.m. rush, are the best.  Second, take advantage of all that the High Line has to offer.  There are several different views, terrain, and moods to the High Line.  Make sure your shoot goes from the Meatpacking District down to 34th Street to get some different looks without ever having to get off the High Line.

I’m honored to be photographing Anna and Andrew’s wedding this weekend at the Alger House.  Best of luck to them both as they walk down the aisle!

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High Line engagement shoot by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

High Line engagement shoot by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

High Line engagement shoot by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

High Line engagement shoot by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

High Line engagement shoot by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

High Line engagement shoot by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

High Line engagement shoot by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

High Line engagement shoot by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

High Line engagement shoot by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

High Line engagement shoot by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

High Line engagement shoot by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

High Line engagement shoot by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

High Line engagement shoot by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

High Line engagement shoot by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

High Line engagement shoot by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

High Line engagement shoot by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

High Line engagement shoot by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

High Line engagement shoot by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

High Line engagement shoot by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

High Line engagement shoot by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams


If you would like to see more photos, such as the images from this High Line engagement, please visit my website.

 

 

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