Conversations in Words and Pictures: March 28th

Photo by NYC photographer, Kelly Williams

WORDS: In the light of day, it seemed so very reasonable, clear, straightforward. But in the middle of the night, in the dark, it all fell apart. No reason, no clarity, no straight path to righteousness.

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The 2015 Pasco County Fair: Babies and Bull Riding

The county fair championship rodeo, by NYC photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Of all the wacky fairs I have attended during my visit to Florida, the Pasco County Fair was by far the best.  A cute baby contest, full rodeo, and wild amusement rides — need I say more?

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Sant’ Yago Knight Parade

Enjoy these photos from tonight’s Sant’ Yago Knight Parade in Ybor City.  The parade is one of the final events for the Gasparilla pirate festival in Tampa, Florida.

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Valentine’s Day Pin Up Photography

A Valentine's Day pin up photography shoot in Ybor City by NYC pin up photographer, Kelly Williams

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!  Enjoy these pics from a recent Valentine’s Day-themed pin up shoot.  The model is the lovely Corinna Do. Corinna is a fantastic model based in Tampa, whose specialty is her vintage look.  I simply adore the classical feel of pin up photography, and it is actually an easy look to achieve […]

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Tampa’s Thai Temple: The Wat Mongkolratanaram

A woman walks outside the Wat Mongkolratanaram, as photographed by NYC photojournalist, Kelly Williams

With the coldest air of the season beating down on New York City, I thought sharing photos from one of Tampa’s most serene spaces was in order.  Welcome to the Wat Mongkolratanaram of Florida, a Buddhist temple located alongside the Palm River near Brandon.  The ‘wat,’ or monastery temple, was established in its present location […]

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The Florida State Fair

A carnival history display at the Florida State Fair, photographed by NYC photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Yesterday, my mother and I visited the Florida State Fair.  For a city girl like myself, this was an introduction to the country life, complete with livestock competitions, homemade concoctions, and everything you would ever need to decorate your house à la Little House on the Prairie.

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Gasparilla 2015: Pirates Invade Tampa

Tampa celebrates Gasparilla 2015, by NYC photojouralist, Kelly Williams.

Enjoy these photos from the 2015 Gasparilla pirate festival in Tampa, Florida.

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The Road to Micanopy, Florida

Photos of Micanopy, Florida by NYC wedding, event, and portrait photographer Kelly Williams

Happy new year, everyone!  I hope you all are enjoying a little ‘down time’ — I certainly am.  I’m spending time with my family in Florida, and we recently took a trip to Jacksonville to visit with my aunt and cousins.  The trip was great, especially the side trip to a little town called Micanopy.  […]

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Christmas in New York City

Christmas in New York City, by NYC wedding, event, and portrait photographer, Kelly Williams

Happy holidays to everyone!  With all that is going on in New York at the moment, let’s take a moment to remember the best of the city.  I can think of no more magical place than NYC at Christmas.  Enjoy this local’s perspective on the holiday.

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Conversations in Words and Pictures: November 30, 2014:

NYC is a zoo, by Kelly Williams, Photographer

WORDS: The circus had come to town.  In the cages, the animals waited.  Some were quiet, and clung to the sides of their captivity.  Others roared, and leapt at any imagined opportunity to burst free.  A little girl stood in the middle of the ring and watched it all with wide eyes. PICTURES:  

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