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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Spread the News! Mark and Elena’s Engagement on HowHeAsked.com

Couple leaning against brick wall with 'Will you marry me?' sign on it

I am happy to announce that Mark’s surprise proposal to Elena made the pages of HowHeAsked.com!  Check out the links and all the details of this wonderful couple in love.

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Spring Forward: Photography Dates to Remember

Save the date shoot for an article on photography dates to remember

I don’t know about you, but I have been counting down the days for daylight savings to arrive. Now that we have finally ‘sprung forward’ by an hour, I thought it would be a good time to highlight some important photography dates to remember. Read on to see what dates should be on your calendar…

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Free Pinup Photo Session!

Pinup model holding a large, red heart for article about free pinup photo session offer

In this, my final blog about my recent trip to Las Vegas and Death Valley/Mojave National Preserve, I wanted to introduce you to an extraordinary small business owner: Amy Ortiz of Rockin Bettie. Her shop, located in the Arts District of Las Vegas, sells rockabilly clothing in the front, and has a full pinup photography […]

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Las Vegas Street Photography & New Instagram Accounts

Slots-A-Fun casino in Las Vegas at night

As you may have seen from my Instagram (@KellyWPhotog), I am finally back from the wild blue yonder of Las Vegas. I was out west to attend the annual Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) conference. Not that much news to report, but I did manage to take some street photos while I was there. […]

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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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