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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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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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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How to Find the ‘Good’ Side of Your Face

Portrait for an article on how to find your best side by NYC headshot photographer, Kelly Williams

Science will tell you that it is more than likely the left side of your face that looks most pleasing to the camera.  Why?  Here’s what the scientists say, per Time Magazine: “Our results suggest that posers’ left cheeks tend to exhibit a greater intensity of emotion, which observers find more aesthetically pleasing. Our findings […]

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What Is Golden Hour?

Older woman wearing blue shirt

If you have ever done a photoshoot with me, you know that I am always advocating to schedule our session during ‘golden hour.’  But what is it exactly, and why is this time of day so important?  Simply put, golden hour (a.k.a. ‘magic hour’) is the time just after sunrise and just before sunset when […]

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How to Look Slimmer in Photos

Woman with short black hair wearing purple sweater for an article on how to look slimmer in photos

The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes the dread of the annual family photo. If you haven’t already, many of you will be gathering in front of the fireplace to say ‘cheese’ for the camera. But rather than fear the camera, let’s outwit it with a few tricks to help you learn […]

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How to Look Good in Photos

Man twirling moustache for an article on how to look good in photos

This Halloween, I dressed up as Snow White, and I wanted to make sure I get some good photos out of the experience (more on that later). I’m not one to enjoy having my own photo taken, and it has put me squarely in the shoes of my clients. I wanted my own photo experience […]

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My Best Headshot Tips

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With the holidays finally complete, it’s time to start thinking about a new you for the new year.  You only have one chance to make a first impression, so why not put your best foot forward on social media with a professional portrait?  It’s time to take your social media game up a notch from […]

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