A Jamaica Christening at Temple El Shaddai

Pastor holding little girl up to the light during Jamaica christening

The perfect antidote to last week’s depressing blog post is a precious baby, no? This week I have all the details of little Olivia’s Jamaica christening at Temple El Shaddai. So let’s soak up the cute as we endure yet another week of quarantine.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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