Create Your Own Puzzle

Open puzzle box for an article on how to create your own puzzle

Happy Phase 2 to all of my fellow New Yorkers! It looks like we may have a bit farther to go before we get back to normal. So with quarantine continuing, it’s time to a take a new twist on the most basic of at-home entertainment activities – the puzzle. Why put together a puzzle […]

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How to Use Your Online Photo Gallery

Screenshots of client online photo gallery for an article on how to use your online photo gallery

I am always in search of ways to make things easier for my clients. Last year I began using a new online photo gallery so clients could share photos in an efficient, mobile-friendly manner. The system, run by Pixieset, has worked superbly for a year, and I have now expanded my use of the galleries […]

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Tricks of the Wedding Photojournalism Trade

Bride and groom at a Maritime Parc wedding

Wanna know a secret? The spontaneous photos you see in my portfolio aren’t always quite so spontaneous. The trick for setting yourself up for wedding photojournalism success is to make sure that you take care of the details beforehand. Enjoy a peek behind the curtain and find out how I capture every moment as well […]

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KellyWilliamsPhotographer.com: A Fresh New Look for Spring!

New mission statement video for Kelly Williams, Photographer

I have some exciting news to share on the marketing front: a new logo, a new website, and new changes over all.  Here are all the details.

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Venue Checks: How They Help Me Prepare For Your Event

Groom kissing bride's hand on Brooklyn sidewalk

You may have heard me say, ‘I’m going for a venue check.’ Sounds like I’m going to the doctor, no? In short, it means that I am going to physically visit your venue. When I do, I’m looking for a few key things. Here is your all access, behind-the-scenes view of what happens next in […]

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A Greek Orthodox Baptism

Baby getting hair cut during baptism by NYC Greek orthodox baptism photographer, Kelly Williams

Or, No Camera Flash in Church It has always been my philosophy to not to use my camera’s flash in a church. No matter how dark the venue and how necessary the additional light may be, a flash popping off is disruptive when guests are trying to focus on the ceremony at hand. The gravitas […]

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A Peek Behind the Curtain: How I Edit Photos

Picnic House wedding portrait for an article on 'How I edit photos' by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

I’ve been asked countless numbers of time to ‘just take a few quick photos and send them to me.’ Not such a quick request, as it turns out. For every hour spent shooting, I have to spend at least three hours editing and processing the images. Want to know what takes so damn long?  Go […]

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Headshot Retouching Before and After Images

Headshot retouching images before and after of a young blond actress

Actors and models use headshots – a portrait literally taken from the shoulders up with a focus on the face – as their calling cards. Last week I had the pleasure of photographing an aspiring actress.  As with all of my photo packages, her package included basic retouching. This means color correction and minor blemish […]

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For the Best Portrait Lens, (Focal Length) Size Matters

Engaged couple in Central Park

One question I always get when taking someone’s portrait is, ‘what’s with the big lens?’ The lens I use most often for portraits is my huge 70-200mm telephoto zoom lens. The lens is 7.8 inches long, and weighs a little over three pounds. It’s an arm workout for sure. That said, this lens is great […]

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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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