The Best Family Portrait Poses

Central Park family portrait for an article on the best family portrait poses

Squeeze out some smiles from any family member with this list of the best family portrait poses by NYC family photojournalist, Kelly Williams.

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How to Get Your Kids to Look Into the Camera

I can’t take credit for this, but at a recent family portrait with the O’Donovan family, Rory revealed to me the ultimate lesson in how to get your kids to look into the camera. I’ll be using this little tip for every family portrait going forward. A tiny trick for maximum camera eye contact in […]

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A Brooklyn Bridge Park Family Portrait

Brooklyn Bridge Park family portrait

Are overcast skies good for photos? The short answer is yes…and no. While overcast skies can help defuse the light and make colors pop, there is a tipping point where photos go down the hill. In today’s blog I take a look at the myths and realities behind overcast skies during a Brooklyn Bridge Park […]

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NYC Holiday Card Location Ideas

Woman taking cell phone photo of ice skating rink for an article on NYC holiday card location suggestions

Ah, the holiday card…the annual bane of existence for most families. If you live in New York City, holiday cards are made even more complicated by the fact that we all have cramped apartments that rarely include beautiful fireplaces around which you can take an annual portrait. While you could go to some big ol’ […]

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Top 10 Toddler Portrait Tips

Parents holding hands with little girl in Forest Park for an article on toddler portrait tips

Your little ones are growing up so fast! They will always be your precious darlings, but they are probably at their most photogenic between the ages of one and three. If you’ve got a wee one and are looking to schedule a photo session, then my top 10 toddler portrait tips are for you.

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Community Garden Family Portrait Tips

Family in middle of garden with apartment building in background at a community garden family portrait session

Carla lives in the East Village and is a former member of community garden 6BC. Her father’s 60th birthday was right around the corner, and she wanted to give him the gift of a beautiful family portrait. So what better location for her session than garden 6BC – her own backyard, so to speak?  If […]

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A Hudson River Park Family Portrait

Smiling family in a Hudson River Park Family Portrait

Park Portrait Strategies The heat is still with us here in New York City, and families are crowding into the parks to soak up the last rays of summer. If you have scheduled a family portrait in a local park and find yourself surrounded by other like-minded families, how do you take a good photo […]

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A Family Reunion Portrait in the Poconos

African American family gathered on an outdoor porch during a family reunion portrait

Or, How I Photographed 21 People in 6 Hours I recently had the pleasure of photographing a family reunion portrait. Picture it if you will: a beautiful home nestled in the woods. Inside and outside, 21 family members of various ages are running all over the place being photographed here, there, and everywhere.  That was […]

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A Forest Hills Family Portrait

Forest Hills family portrait of father lifting baby in the air

Happy Labor Day, everyone! I hope you all are enjoying a relaxing weekend with friends and family. In keeping with the feel of the holiday, I thought I might share with you a recent Forest Hills family portrait session here in my own backyard.

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How to Have a Nontraditional Baby Shower

Father and mother-to-be at a nontraditional baby shower

When you think about baby showers, the common conception is a dainty event attended only by women with sickly sweet pastel colors everywhere. But what if you re-imagined your baby shower as a chic, urban party where all of your friends – regardless of gender – actually wanted to attend? Divya and Abhinav’s baby shower […]

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