A Kew Gardens Family Photographer Goes to Elmhurst Park

Three boys rolling down a grassy hill by Kew Gardens family photographer, Kelly Williams

My family portrait shoot this past Thursday was all boy with the boundless energy of Wesley, Bradley, and their older cousin on display.  This family was a hoot to photograph, and this Kew Gardens family photographer got her workout for the day just trying to keep up.  Here are all the details.

Father holding two little boys by the hand

So in hindsight, I probably would have skipped straight to the playground with these three little boys as they were not fans of standing still.  I loved their energy, and Elmhurst Park was the perfect place to let the kids roam free.  Elmhurst Park is actually a new park for me.  It’s right down the road from my own neighborhood of Kew Gardens in Queens.  The park is fairly small, but it is new (it only opened in 2011), well maintained, full of the latest playground accessories, and clearly a much loved part of the community.

Stephanie was a great portrait planner/mom and had the kids start off the shoot in nicer clothes that weren’t too matchy-matchy.  She made sure to pack clothes that the kids could get dirty in, and these came in handy for rolling down the hill.  The entire family was included from Stephanie, Ronnie, and their two kids Wesley and Bradley, to Ronnie’s parents, and Ronnie’s brother and son.  One thing I always like to include in every family portrait is a shot of mom and dad alone.  Why should a family portrait be only about the kids?

Parents pushing kids in swings at Elmhurst Park

I thought this shot went great, but if I had any advice to give, I would say bring a change of glasses if you wear Transitions Lenses.  I didn’t want anyone to be blind for the sake of a good photo, so the dark glasses stayed in the picture (and maybe added a cool factor?).  Enjoy the pics!


Interested in scheduling your own Elmhurst Park family portrait session with Kew Gardens family photographer, Kelly Williams?  Drop me a line and let’s chat about your photography needs.

If you would like to see more photos from my family portrait portfolio, then please visit my website KellyWilliamsPhotographer.com

Parents hugging in Elmhurst Park by Kew Gardens family photographer, Kelly Williams Woman kissing husband by Kew Gardens family photographer, Kelly Williams Mother playing with son in Elmhurst Park by Kew Gardens family photographer, Kelly Williams Two little boys in Elmhurst Park by Kew Gardens family photographer, Kelly Williams Little boy on grassy hill by Kew Gardens family photographer, Kelly WilliamsParents with two boys by Kew Gardens family photographer, Kelly WilliamsTwo boys on bike by Kew Gardens family photographer, Kelly WilliamsBoy going down slide in Elmhurst Park Boy going down slide in Elmhurst Park Mother waiting at bottom of slide in Elmhurst Park Mother catching little boy on slide in Elmhurst ParkFather and boys on swing set by Kew Gardens family photographer, Kelly WilliamsFather on jungle gym in Elmhurst ParkMother pushing boy on swings in Elmhurst ParkParents on swing set in Elmhurst ParkFather and boy on swings in Elmhurst ParkLittle boy in swing in Elmhurst ParkLittle boy in swing at Elmhurst ParkParents pushing kids in swings at Elmhurst Park Parents pushing kids in swings at Elmhurst Park Father holding son in Elmhurst Park Boy holding up a blade of grass Boy giving grass to mother in Elmhurst Park

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