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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Finding the Perfect Exposure for an Office Portrait

The waiting room of a dental office, as photographed by executive portrait photographer, Kelly Williams

Or, all of the preparations that went into making a dental office with a dropped ceiling look good… Last Tuesday I took a trip to the far northern reaches of Westchester to photograph the office of Bridgham Barr Orthodontics (BBO). These are the orthodontists I wish I had as a child. Dr. Barr, Dr. Bridgham, […]

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Behind the Scenes: Hoboken Venue Checks

Photo of St. Anthony of Padua Church in Jersey City to accompany an article on venue checks by Hoboken wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Hi everyone!  This weekend I took a trip to Hoboken to prepare for the wedding of Francesca and Rory, which will be happening this Saturday.  I simply cannot wait for their big day to arrive.  They have a beautiful wedding planned (with the help of event planners, Hold Your Hand Events), and plenty of time […]

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The Mysteries of Photo Editing Revealed

Bride looking over shoulder by a window for an article on the mysteries of photo editing

Hi everyone! I thought I would start this week with a little peek behind the scenes at the mysteries of photo editing. While I always strive to get the image right the first time – in camera – there are little tweaks that need to be made to make your final photos fantastic. Here’s how […]

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Behind the Scenes: Location Scouting for a Portrait

Photo of Long Island City for an article on NYC band portrait locations, by NYC photojournalist, Kelly Williams

I hope everyone had a good weekend.  I thought I might start off the week by giving you a little peek behind the curtain of my job as a photographer.  My client, Ryan, is establishing himself as a DJ, and wants a portrait that projects an edgy vibe.  The artistic opportunities for this project are […]

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Website SEO Tips From the Trenches

Logo with outline of NYC skyline and Statue of Liberty for an article on website SEO tips

If you’ve visited my website lately, you might have noticed a few changes. You’re not crazy, that’s my new logo! What do you think? I loved the daisy, but it’s a new year and couldn’t we all use a little freshening up?

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NYC is a Winter Wonderland

Snow in New York City by NYC photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Well, I’m back from Florida, and was greeted by a heavy downpour of snow today in NYC.  I hope everyone had the chance to play outside.  Tomorrow we can complain about the slush puddles and slippery conditions, but today is time for fun.  I took a walk to the Brooklyn Bridge and captured a few […]

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How to Create a Photo Book: From Start to Finish

Central Park wedding by NYC wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Hi everyone!  I just mailed my client Jenni her photo book, and I wanted to share with you the process from start to finish.  First, let’s talk about the difference between photo books and albums.  All of my albums are created through Couture Books. Each is handmade, with specially designed fabric covers. In comparison, the […]

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Behind the Scenes: Venue Check in Central Park

Bethesda Terrace in Central Park by photographer Kelly Williams

Hi everyone!  I hope you all had a chance to enjoy the final day of nice weather here in NYC.  I was in Central Park this afternoon doing a venue check at the Bethesda Terrace for the Friday wedding of Bonnie & Gerry.  I’ve shot countless numbers of engagements, weddings, and portraits in this very […]

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