How to Plan the Perfect Bar Mitzvah

Boy blowing out birthday candles for an article on how to plan the perfect bar mitzvah

Hi everyone!  To start off the week, I wanted to share with you a bar mitzvah I recently photographed at Attic Studios.  Ben turned the ripe old age of 13, and his family threw him a great party.  Far from the edge of boring, this bar mitzvah had all the key ingredients of a fantastic […]

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Table Shots: Yay or Nay?

Bride taking selfie with guests at table during reception

Picture it: you’re at a wedding during the reception, sitting at a table with friends, when up pops the official wedding photographer asking you to stop everything and take a photo. This always happens immediately after you’ve taken a big bite so you end up looking like the table chipmunk. Always. In today’s blog post, […]

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How to Get the Wedding Photos You Want

Bride holding blowing veil over groom for an article on how to get the wedding photos you want

I recently read an article entitled ’50 Brides Reveal What Their Photographers Could Have Done Better’ on Bride Box. It crushed me. The list of things that went wrong with these photo shoots all seemed like unforced errors that could have been prevented beforehand with a little better communication.

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Modeling Headshot Tips: Variety is Key

A photo by NYC headshot photographer, Kelly Williams, to accompany an article on modeling headshot tips

Happy Wednesday to you all!  I am pleased to share with you a new set of modeling headshots that I took of aspiring model, April.  The photos were shot lakeside in Winter Haven, Florida.  We had great light, and were able to capture the natural beauty that was all around us.

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Executive Portrait Tips

Man wearing red tie and black jacket for an article on executive portrait tips

I hope you all are staying warm, despite the wretched snow that keeps blanketing the northeast. I am pleased to share with you a set of executive portraits I recently took here in Tampa with my client, Abdulla, who needed a professional headshot to help launch his new business. If you’re in the same position […]

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Modeling Headshot Hair and Makeup Tips

Blond model wearing blue and black blouse

I’ve been taking full advantage of the beautiful weather here in Tampa and had another modeling headshot photo session on Friday.  Check out these photos of Darya who (like me) traveled from New York City to Tampa for vacation.  These photos were taken at Plant Park across from University of Tampa.  The rain was about […]

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A NYC City Hall Wedding: What to Expect

Portrait of a bride and groom, by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Every year, about a third of the weddings I shoot are city hall nuptials. As such, I’m happy to pass along some insight into getting hitched in the city I proudly call home.

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How to Look Slimmer in Photos

Woman with short black hair wearing purple sweater for an article on how to look slimmer in photos

The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes the dread of the annual family photo. If you haven’t already, many of you will be gathering in front of the fireplace to say ‘cheese’ for the camera. But rather than fear the camera, let’s outwit it with a few tricks to help you learn […]

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How to Prepare for a Maternity Photo Shoot

Pregnant blond woman on beach for an article on how to prepare for a maternity photo shoot

I am so pleased when wedding clients come to me for maternity shoots or family portraits. It’s as if the circle is complete, and the grand finale of the couple’s walk down the aisle is revealed. In today’s blog post, I have photos from Jessica and Dan’s maternity shoot. I photographed their wedding not that […]

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The Ultimate Party Planning Checklist

Party planning checklist by NYC event photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Only one week until Thanksgiving! I feel like the holidays have really snuck up on me this year, and that Christmas keeps coming faster and faster. (I’m still in mourning that Halloween – my favorite holiday – is over.) But with the holidays – and specifically holiday parties – right around the corner, I thought […]

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