Narrows Botanical Garden Family Portrait

Parents holding little boy and girl in front of trees during a Narrows Botanical Gardens family portrait session

Bay Ridge has plenty of lovely parks that are perfect for a family portrait.  But the loveliest of these, by far, is the Narrows Botanical Garden along Shore Road.  In case you haven’t made the trek down to the tip of Brooklyn, I have photos from Mary and Chris’s Narrows Botanical Garden family portrait session […]

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How to Solve Family Portrait Challenges

Toddler holding hands of both parents for an article on how to solve family portrait challenges

Not everyone likes to have their photo taken. Children in particular may not understand the importance the annual holiday card. So in today’s blog post, I will tell you how to solve family portrait challenges. You’ll learn how to prepare your children, the right mindset to have when scheduling a session, and most importantly, gain […]

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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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