An Environmental Portrait Session in New York City

By Claudine Williams | January 14, 2021

An environmental portrait is one that is taken in an environment that helps describe the person being photographed.

ICP Concerned

By Claudine Williams | November 16, 2020

In early March 2020, New York City was in the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. Schools and all non-essential businesses were closing. There was an intense feeling of fear. Toilet paper was hard to find. Staples like pasta were being cleared off of store shelves. We were constantly reminded to wash our hands and to stay healthy.

Portrait of the Artist: Jennifer Elster

By Claudine Williams | September 1, 2019

From my recent interview and photo essay with Jennifer Elster for Tribeca Citizen. Jennifer Elster is an experimental artist, director, performer and the founder of The Development, a underground, multifaceted studio based in Tribeca. Her work can be seen online at, on Instagram at @JenniferElster and in private viewings at her gallery by contacting . She lives in […]

Tribeca Halloween 2018

By Claudine Williams | November 1, 2018

  This past week your social media accounts were filled with photographs of your friends’ children (and sometimes your friends) in their Halloween costumes. All across the country, kids went trick or treating in scary costumes dressed like the grim reaper or as their favorite Fortnite character. Halloween is probably one of the most favorite […]

So There’s This Boy…..

By Claudine Williams | April 5, 2017

So there’s this boy, he kind of stole my heart. He calls me mom. When was the last time you were photographed with your children? Too often we aren’t in the photos with our kids. It doesn’t matter if it’s a simple phone pic, just get in the photos!

Personal Project – Throwback to the 70’s

By Claudine Williams | March 29, 2017

My friend Nicole is gorgeous, has long dark hair and is a free spirit. I approached her recently after seeing some amazing images from photographers that I admire. They recreated the look of various icons in the movie industry and I was inspired to try to do the same with Nicole as Cher. Here are […]

A Combination of Business Casual and Suited Up

By Claudine Williams | February 17, 2017

A recent client who sold his company and was in the middle of marketing himself to both “buttoned up” firms and more laid back firms needed new photos. He was in need of images that would appeal to both kinds of companies. After a location scouting trip we determined a location that would work for […]

Magazine Style Family Session

By Claudine Williams | January 25, 2017

I’ve always loved looking through magazines, especially Vanity Fair and Harper’s Bazaar. I recently completed a session with a local family where we were inspired by editorial magazine spreads. We chose to model the mom after Sophia Loren, and juxtaposed her and her husband’s clothing with play clothes for the kids. . Group Family Photo on-location […]