A Belvedere Castle Family Portrait

Mother holding smiling baby during Belvedere Castle family portrait in Central Park

Belvedere Castle in Central Park was closed through most of 2019 for renovations. I am happy to report, however, that the castle has finally opened, and I have all the details in today’s blog post. There are a few changes due to Covid-19 that you need to know, plus I have a full set of […]

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A Gantry Plaza Family Portrait Session

Three little girls running in front of parents on boardwalk during a Gantry Plaza family portrait session

The Long Island City waterfront is a great location for family portraits. While I have visited the area several times for engagement portraits, last week marked my first Gantry Plaza family portrait session with Amanda, Timothy and their kids. We had a blast (despite the rain), and I have all the details so that you […]

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A Great Neck Family Portrait Session

Two fathers watching little boy in swing during a Great Neck family portrait session

Want to know my trick for getting great family photos? It’s all about having a plan that includes backup, after backup, after backup, of activities. In today’s blog post, I will share with you photos from a recent Great Neck family portrait session and let you in on a little behind the scenes magic.

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Maternity Photo Shoot Ideas

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A classic maternity portrait focuses on the momma-to-be and her expanding waistline — but how much belly cupping can you do in one photo shoot?  If you are expecting creative photos, I have a full list of maternity photo shoot ideas in today’s blog post that will really deliver.

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Newborn Portrait Tips

Spring is here, and photos of a cute baby are just what the world needs now. If you would like to capture memories of your little one, here are a few newborn portrait tips for you.

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Flushing Meadows Corona Park Family Portrait Tips

Flushing Meadows Corona Park family portrait in front of Unisphere

I have been photographing Melanie and her family since 2014. What began with wedding photos of Melanie and Jalani saying ‘I do’ underneath the cherry blossom trees in Flushing Meadows Corona Park eventually turned into family photos when little Collier arrived. It has been a pleasure to photograph each chapter in Melanie’s story, and I […]

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High Line Family Portrait Tips

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How to Get the Best Photos on the High Line Representing both NYC’s past and its future, the High Line is one of the city’s best attractions. The 1.45-mile-long elevated linear park, greenway and rail trail created on a former New York Central Railroad spur on the west side of Manhattan lures in both tourists […]

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The Best Family Portrait Poses

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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

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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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Winter Portrait Tips

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How to Look Warm in Front of the Camera Ah, January. It can be such a beautiful month with crisp clear skies and a little frost in the air. It’s the perfect time for a photo shoot, no? If you have a portrait session planned when it’s cold outside, there are certain things you could […]

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