Chinatown Fashion Shoot

Chinatown fashion shoot by NYC photographer, Kelly Williams

Let’s get your weekend off to a fashionable start, shall we?  As promised, I am sharing with you photos from a second fashion shoot I did — this time in Chinatown, NYC.  I have been wanting to shoot in this part of town for years, and thanks to model Amanda, the photos finally became a reality.  There’s just something about the fact that when you are lost in the deepest part of Chinatown, it feels like you have been completely transported to Asia.  Our Chinatown in NYC is large enough to have its own zip code, and it is truly a marvelous place to explore.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Photos from the 2016 St. Patrick's Day Parade in NYC by photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Photos from today’s St. Patrick’s Day parade in Manhattan.  Lots of crowds, especially around 47th Street.  Color me paraded out for the day.  Enjoy the photos.

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The Love Lists

Geisha double exposure, by NYC photographer, Kelly Williams

Valentine’s Day is this weekend, and in honor of the holiday, I thought I would share with you some of my all time loves.

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The 2015 Pasco County Fair: Babies and Bull Riding

The Pasco County Fair Championship Rodeo, by NYC photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Of all the wacky fairs I have attended during my visit to Florida, the Pasco County Fair was by far the best.  A cute baby contest, full rodeo, and wild amusement rides — need I say more?

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Saturday Night Special: Ybor City Knight Parade

Photo from the 2015 Ybor City Knight Parade in Tampa, by NYC photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Saturday night was party night in Tampa where the annual Knight Parade made a triumphant return down 7th Avenue in Ybor City.  The parade is one of the final events for Tampa’s Gasparilla pirate festival.  As a reminder, Gasparilla is a bit like Mardi Gras, and as with the ‘crews’ in New Orleans, this parade is sponsored by the Krewe of the Knights of Sant’ Yago.  The Ybor City Knight Parade is known as one of the more raucous events of the festival, and this year lived up to the hype.  Lots of drunk people countered by cute kids from the surrounding area who just wanted those beads.  Enjoy the pics!

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Tampa’s Thai Temple: The Wat Mongkolratanaram

A woman walks outside the Wat Mongkolratanaram, as photographed by NYC photojournalist, Kelly Williams

With the coldest air of the season beating down on New York City, I thought sharing photos from one of Tampa’s most serene spaces was in order.  Welcome to the Wat Mongkolratanaram of Florida, a Buddhist temple located alongside the Palm River near Brandon.  The ‘wat,’ or monastery temple, was established in its present location in 1981 and the newly designed temple was dedicated in 2007.  English-language religious services are held every Sunday beginning at 1:00 p.m., and classes on Buddhism are offered during the week.

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New Year…New Photo

With the holidays finally complete, it’s time to start thinking about a new you for the new year.  Thinking about updating your social media profile with a new photo?  You only have one chance to make a first impression, so why not put your best foot forward with a professional portrait?  Show the world you at your best, and take your social media up a notch from a typical ‘selfie.’  Here are a few examples of some recent headshots I’ve had the pleasure of taking for clients:















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Just married: Robin & Chad

Battery Gardens wedding photos by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Congrats to Robin and Chad, who were recently married at Battery Gardens Restaurant!  This wedding was a long time coming: Robin and Chad were each other’s first true loves 17 years ago.  They finally reunited the modern way — over Facebook.  As Robin puts it, “the connection hadn’t changed.”

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Kelly Williams, Photographer in New York Weddings!

I am honored to be again included in the list of wedding professionals recommended by New York Weddings!  Check out the summer 2013 issue of the magazine on stands now to see my listing and that of my fellow colleagues.  Getting selected for the guide means that you meet the high editorial standards of New York Magazine, which of course means that the magazine has done some of the work for you by vetting the myriad of wedding vendors available in the tri-state area.

New York Weddings is a great go-to guide that you’ll want to keep and refer to during your entire planning process.  Their listings include everything from photographers and DJs to caterers and dress designers.  Furthermore, the issue also has some great articles on how to creatively incorporate the energy of New York City into your wedding.


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