Should You See Each Other Before the Ceremony?: Tradition vs. Practicality

Beach wedding photos for an article on should you see each other before the wedding by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

For most of my couples, tradition is not at the forefront of their wedding plans…except when it comes to walking down the aisle. While many couples are eschewing the usual wedding cake, bouquet toss, and especially the garter, several brides and grooms are holding to tradition by not seeing each other before they meet at […]

Continue Reading

Tips for Including Your Pet in Your Wedding

Couple kissing with bride holding cat for an article on tips for including your pet in your wedding

It’s been a fun wedding season, and one of the highlights was the recent wedding of Erica and Geff.  How often can you say that the family cat took part in the wedding? Well, Frosties the cat was proudly present at Erica and Geff’s nuptials. Along with some memorable photos, I am pleased to share […]

Continue Reading

How to Find the ‘Good’ Side of Your Face

Portrait for an article on how to find your best side by NYC headshot photographer, Kelly Williams

Science will tell you that it is more than likely the left side of your face that looks most pleasing to the camera.  Why?  Here’s what the scientists say, per Time Magazine: “Our results suggest that posers’ left cheeks tend to exhibit a greater intensity of emotion, which observers find more aesthetically pleasing. Our findings […]

Continue Reading

How to Get Natural Smiles Out of Children

Little girl holding out colored tongue Family portrait in Central Park for an article on how to get natural smiles out of children

So you’re a parent, and summer is here.  One of your goals this season is to get some great photos of your kids.  But despite the sunny weather outside, you can’t seem to capture the natural joy that was there a minute ago when the little ones were running around in the backyard.  Want to […]

Continue Reading

How to Take Great Group Photos

Moris Jumel Mansion wedding photo for an article on how to take great group photos by Kelly Williams

If you are keeping in top of the latest wedding trends, then you might have noticed more group photos at the reception. Here are a few tips on how to take great group photos at your event. Traditionally, portraits are taken of the bride, groom, bridal party and family. But why should they have all […]

Continue Reading

Actor Headshot Tips

Blond actress in front of brick wall for an article on actor headshot tips

Hi everyone, I hope your week is getting off to a great start!  I would like to share with you a new set of actor headshots that I took while in Tampa.  The photos are of the fantastic emerging actress, Kelsey, and were taken in historic Ybor City.  If you are in the market for […]

Continue Reading

Office Portrait Tips

Conference room interaction shot for an office portrait tips article by NYC executive headshot photographer, Kelly Williams

Thursday I had a fantastic portrait session in the Flatiron district for a corporate client. The task at hand was five executive headshots plus office interaction shots for the company’s website. After working with this team of professionals (and coming away with some great shots!) I thought I would pass along a few office portrait […]

Continue Reading

Do You Need a Second Photographer? Probably Not.

Groom kissing bride on cheek for an article called 'Do you need a second photographer?'

I have been irritated recently by wedding blogs informing couples that they need to have at least two photographers for their wedding. If you are interested in documentary-style photography and your guest count is under 200, then adding a second photographer may not be a wise choice.  Find out the definitive answer to the question, […]

Continue Reading

What Is Golden Hour?

Older woman wearing blue shirt

If you have ever done a photoshoot with me, you know that I am always advocating to schedule our session during ‘golden hour.’  But what is it exactly, and why is this time of day so important?  Simply put, golden hour (a.k.a. ‘magic hour’) is the time just after sunrise and just before sunset when […]

Continue Reading