Cold Weather Portrait Tips

Girl wearing tiara and coat with fur hood for an article on cold weather portrait tips

Happy Groundhog Day, everyone! In celebration of the holiday, I am revisiting a very practical subject: how to look warm in front of the camera when it’s cold outside. I had the pleasure of photographing Ambioris and his family at Brooklyn Bridge Park. This family knows how to put on a fashionable front, despite a […]

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Holiday Family Portrait Ideas

Two babies chewing on Christmas ornaments for an article on holiday family portrait ideas

I wrote an article a few years ago full of holiday family portrait location suggestions. A lot of the advice still applies, but with the pandemic raging, sadly some of the options are not available. Instead in today’s blog post I have a new list of more intimate holiday family portrait ideas to help you […]

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A Gowanus Family Portrait

Mom and son hugging in front of colorful mural during a Gowanus family portrait session

I have a short and sweet blog this week sharing photos of Anna’s Gowanus family portrait session. While I am not normally a fan of starting a family portrait at a playground, the Gowanus neighborhood in Brooklyn does not have a lot of photogenic locations in the traditional sense. Despite this aesthetic challenge, Anna’s session […]

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Modern Maternity Portrait Tips

Portrait of pregnant woman and her husband with his arm around her shoulders for article on maternity portrait tips

Go Beyond Belly-Cupping For most moms-to-be, the maternity portrait session is a tricky affair. How do you take a good photo when you are not feeling the most comfortable?  Further, how do you strike a balance between showing off the miraculous state of your body without making your stomach the entire star of the show?  […]

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Tips From a Bar Mitzvah Photographer

Hora dance by bar mitzvah photographer, Kelly Williams

June got off to a busy start, not with a wedding, but with Bryan’s bar mitzvah. The ceremony, held at Congregation Mount Sinai in Brooklyn Heights followed by a bar mitzvah celebration at the Picnic House in Prospect Park, was completely planned by Bryan’s mother, Amy, and it went off without a hitch. If you […]

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Image File Size and Resolution: Print vs. Web

Brooklyn Heights baby portrait for an article on image file size and resolution

When I deliver a set of final images to a client, the question always comes up: which files should I use online, and which files should I use to print? Answers to this probing question plus everything you always wanted to know about image file size and resolution (but were afraid to ask) in today’s […]

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Mia’s Fort Greene Park Family Portrait

Mother holding baby for a Fort Greene Park family portrait

Hi everyone!  I hope you are enjoying this beautiful weekend.  I wanted to share with you photos from a lovely Fort Greene Park family portrait I photographed yesterday.  I was honored to photograph the wedding of Sarah and Jomy two years ago (see the photos here), and I am so pleased to ‘complete the circle,’ […]

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