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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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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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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Baby It’s Cold Outside!: Indoor Baby Portrait Tips

Mother and child portrait for an article on indoor baby portrait tips

Just because New York City gets hit with a ‘blizzard’, doesn’t mean that the world stops. Let’s say your little one is turning six-months old and you want a family photo, but it’s too cold outside for that lovely portrait in the park you’ve been dreaming of? Well, have I got some indoor baby portrait […]

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Top Portrait Tips by a Brooklyn Baby Photographer

Surprised baby on a quilt by Brooklyn baby photographer, Kelly Williams

Happy baby equals an easy photo shoot and Saturday morning’s family portrait at Grand Army Plaza with Miriam, Jon, and baby Ella went off without a hitch.  Want to know my top portrait tips as a Brooklyn baby photographer? Then read on in today’s blog post!

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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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