Kelly Williams, Photographer
The creativity you want. The personal service you deserve.
8267 Austin Street
Suite 408
Kew Gardens, NY 11415  | map
Style: Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
Packages: Albums, Digital Files, High Resolution Images
Liability Insurance: Yes
 
 
 
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About Us

How I Approach Photography

My Style

I would call my photographic approach, ‘happy photojournalism.’  (After all, I’m covering weddings, not wars.)  My aim with every event is to capture the energy and personality of the day in its best light.  When you view my photos, I want you to feel like you were in the room beside me as I clicked the shutter button: 

  • Mimosas with the girls while you’re getting your hair done
  • A glass of scotch with the boys before you take the plunge
  • The details of your handmade veil or your father’s cufflinks
  • The giggle of a flower girl as she tests her ‘flower power’
  • The minutes leading up to your walk down the aisle
  • The anticipation of saying ‘I do’ 

These are the real moments of joy and happiness that comprise your wedding.  Nothing artificial.  Nothing staged.  And while I certainly take family group photos and composed portraits, it is never in a style or manner that makes you feel anything like the real ‘you.’  No stiff poses, ever.

 

My Philosophy

The way I capture these real moments is to work as unobtrusively as possible.  I shoot alone, and try to blend in as a member of the family so that your guests see me as a participant, not the main event.  I will never be that obnoxious photographer on a ladder in the middle of the dance floor, or the photographer upstaging the priest by fighting for space on the altar. 

I work with as much natural light as possible, and with the aid of my top of the line cameras, I’m able to take fantastic photos in even the most sparsely lit venues with only an on-camera flash.  No light stands to trip over on the dance floor, thank you.

And as someone – ironically – who hates to have her photo taken, I understand the fear caused by having a huge camera stuck in your face.  Hence my own belief that the photographic process – especially when it comes to portraits – should be as quick and painless as possible.  Your purpose at your party is to relax and enjoy yourself, not to have me build a portfolio around you and separate you from your guests. 

 

My Commitment to You, My Client

This leads me to you, my client, and what you deserve in terms of personal service.  I’m a bit old fashioned in that I treat all of my clients the way that I myself want to be treated.  That means my commitment to the following:

  • Prompt, courteous, and professional replies to all correspondence.  I’m here to answer any questions you might have about wedding planning, period.  There is no question too big, small, or seemingly obvious that I will not happily answer for you.  And if I don’t know the answer, I’ll hunt it down for you.

 

  • A promise that every wedding is shot by me personally.  I am the sole artist and business owner at Kelly Williams, Photographer.  I am the one who will be there to hold your hand from initial consultation to the delivery of your memories on disk.

 

  • Committing to only 25 weddings per year, so that each client receives individual attention.

 

  • Going above and beyond in terms of coverage hours, number of photos provided, and level of care taken in editing your memories.

 

  • Providing a black and white copy of every color image so that you have artistic options.

 

  • Four-week turnaround on online photo delivery.  This means that all of your photos will be edited and color corrected for your review in your password-protected online gallery, four weeks from the date of your wedding.

 

  • Packaging that reflects the artistic quality of the photos contained within.

Please visit my website at http://www.kellywilliamsphotographer.com to see a full portfolio of my work. I am a member of the Professional Photographers of America and the Wedding Photojournalists Association, and was recently published in both New York Magazine Weddings and in Martha Stewart Weddings.

I look forward to speaking with you soon!

 


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