Wedding Photography Timeline Tips

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‘How Long Should My Wedding Photos Take?’

This is the question I always get asked by couples taking a first stab at their wedding day schedule. While no one wants their photography to take all day, photographing certain groups of people does take a certain amount of time. And in general, the longer the amount of time allotted the better the photos. In today’s blog post I unravel the mysteries of what goes into planning the schedule for your big day with a few wedding photography timeline tips.

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Nancy and Jeff’s Bear Mountain Carousel Wedding

Bridal party portrait at a Bear Mountain Carousel wedding

It’s October, and I bet you are starting to plan your Halloween costume. How about wearing it to your wedding like Nancy and Jeff? This anime-loving couple went the full ComicCon at their Bear Mountain carousel wedding, and I have all the details in today’s blog.

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Stephanie & Shane’s Gallow Green Wedding

Bride and groom kissing at a Gallow Green wedding

High atop the McKittrick Hotel, the site of the popular ‘Sleep No More’ play, sits the Gallow Green restaurant. It was here that Stephanie and Shane hosted a fabulous wedding full of love, laughter, friends, and family. Take a walk on the chic side with Stephanie and Shane — from the High Line Hotel where the couple got ready for their big day, to the Heath night club where they had their after hours party – and find out all the details of their Gallow Green wedding in today’s blog.

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Hosting a Bronx Zoo Wedding

Ceremony at a Bronx Zoo wedding

If you are an animal fan, then the zoo is your fantasy wedding venue.  But before you heed the call of the he wild, come along with me to explore Emily and Ben’s beautiful Bronx Zoo wedding and learn some valuable tips for your own big day!

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A Waldorf Astoria Wedding

Wedding ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria Towers

How about a little touch of glamour to get your weekend started?  Jill and Ed are two of my favorite clients from this year whose Waldorf Astoria wedding was brimming with elegant and unique details.  To start with, they were married in a suite that was the the luxurious former residence of the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia.  I mean, if you’re going to do a small wedding, why not make it spectacular?  The opulence of the suite and its sweeping views of midtown were matched with a cozy intimacy which was perfect for the small guest list.

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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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A Chic Bergdorf Goodman Wedding

A Bergdorf Goodman wedding by NYC wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

With the end of the year fast approaching, I wanted to share with you one of my all-time favorite weddings from April of this year.  Carol and Chris are from the United Kingdom, and wanted to uniquely say their vows in the city they both love: New York.  Their wedding was both a nod to tradition and a fabulous party that celebrated their individual tastes.  For starters, in classic New York fashion, they got ready at the Plaza Hotel.  The ceremony was held at All Souls Unitarian Church (my church!) on the upper east side and was simply beautiful.  With only 22 guests, they had the sanctuary all to themselves.  But why hire the church choir when you can get David Letterman’s own Late Show Gospel Choir?  The choir was captivating, and their voices filled the space.  It was a bit like having a theater performance during the ceremony.

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Memories: Melanie & Jalani’s Flushing Meadows Park Wedding

A Flushing Meadows Park wedding, by NYC wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

So my maternity shoot with Melanie and Jalani is today, but I wanted to first introduce them to you with photos from their Flushing Meadows Park wedding in April of this year.  This couple are Queens natives, and proud of it!  Their ceremony was held in the shade of the World’s Fair Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, and the reception followed at the Rainhas Churrascaria.  As a resident of Queens myself (team Kew Gardens!), I was proud to photograph these two.

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Kelly Williams Published in New York Magazine Weddings!

New York Magazine Weddings winter 2015 with photo by Kelly Williams

Happy Veteran’s Day to everyone!  I hope you all are having a great week, and have had the chance to perhaps pick up the latest issue of Weddings by New York Magazine!

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