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William Anthony Kidston

September 5, 1956 ~ March 22, 2024 (age 67) 67 Years Old

William Kidston Obituary

September 5, 1956 - March 22, 2024

Born in Los Angeles California

Mother Rose Marie Kidston

Father William Joseph Kidston

Grew up in Azusa & West Covina California

Studied at California State University, Long Beach Graduate 1980 at Los Angeles City College

Major was Photography

Emmy Award Winning Hollywood Photographer, Red Carpet, Corporate events, hundreds of Weddings and other events throughout his career

William Kidston Photography & Video. #williamkidston #williamkidstonphotography

Photographed with over 300 celebrities

Daughter Juliette Kidston Lattari (lives in Australia)

Brothers David & Keith Kidston My Brother William would live by the Quote “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why”

So many posts about My Brother!

Here are some posts, so many more:

I feel deeply saddened to share that my best friend William Kidston passed away today. He was such a beautiful soul. He helped so many people, had such a big heart and was there for me throughout so many challenging times. He was one of the best photographers in Los Angeles, won 3 Emmy’s for his work and taught me so much about body language, self esteem and building confidence. He had an eye for detail and noticed things that most people don’t.

He would always greet everyone with a smile and he loved to tell stories. He was a special person. I will miss him dearly.

This poem is for you William I’m sending a dove to Heaven with a parcel on its wings be careful when you open it it's full of beautiful things Inside are a million kisses wrapped up in a million hugs to say how much I miss you and to send you all my love I hold you close within my heart and there you will remain to walk with me throughout my life until me meet again

William was always such a pleasure to work with and a very kind man; consummate professional and never asked for anything of his friends, just loved to share his happy moments in life. He will be sorely missed. #Godspeed, my dear friend, and thank you for your kindness and for the forever memories.

Yesterday this amazing man took his last breath, William Kidston . He was truly an award winning photographer, excellent at what he did. He was amazing in the red carpets, shooting stars. He was the light that shined and illuminated his subjects. He was 3 times Emmy award winner for the best photographer and he was a very nice , kind and giving person . I can’t believe he is gone . May he rest in peace

One of the great photographers. in Hollywood. His reputation was so famous. Three Time Award Emmy Winning Photographer, Television, Camera and Film maker with over 30 years of industry experience. William has always had a passion for his industry, he has been able to successfully bring the World of stills and video into a successful business. William has also been recognized with many awards from several cities and numerous National awards for his productions. William currently volunteers a lot of his time and focuses on several nonprofit groups; Got Kids, Newton PAL program, Los Angeles County Commission on Disabilities, Blind Judo Foundation and LACER after school program. In his spare time he is working to showcase the courage of the disabled community.

My heart is heavy, yet honored to have met such a caring, funny, kind, selfless, and uniquely talented soul. May you rest in paradise, William Kidston. Until we meet again.

So sad to hear about William's loss to cancer. He will be missed in our communities that he impacted daily through his live fur humanity, beauty, art, photography. But most importantly I know his kindness and generosity which was always enhanced with a smile will be forever missed.

Rest in Peace and eternal light William Kidston ...You were such a kind and happy person. I know you will be photographing angels now and making them smile, all the time. RIP my friend.

I am saddened by the loss of my close friend , an accomplished photographer who has won numerous Emmy awards and worked with countless celebrities. His talent behind the lens and kind heart made him a rare gem in the industry. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. May he rest in peace. William Kidston

The world lost a beautiful soul yesterday… RIP my friend William Kidston, you are truly irreplaceable and made the world a better place with all the lives you touched at Rotary Club of Los Angeles & beyond…

Yesterday, we mourn the passing of William Kidston, a beloved figure known to many as the lead photographer of The Roger Neal Oscar Suites for well over a decade. Beyond his role in the spotlight, William's legacy extends far and wide. With over 30 years of industry experience, William was a three-time Emmy Award-winning photographer, television, camera, and filmmaker. His passion for the craft was evident in every project he undertook, seamlessly blending the worlds of stills and video into a thriving business. From his early days as a press photographer to establishing his own studio and venturing into commercial products, executive portraits, and weddings, William's journey was marked by creativity and dedication.

His impressive client roster included corporate giants like Visa and Bank of America, as well as prestigious entertainment events such as the Oscars, Emmys, and Grammys. William's lens captured the essence of Presidents, celebrities and dignitaries alike, from Steven Spielberg to Jodie Foster, leaving an indelible mark on the industry.

Beyond his professional achievements, William's generosity knew no bounds. He dedicated his time to various non-profit organizations, shining a spotlight on the courage of the disabled community and making meaningful contributions to causes close to his heart.

As someone who had the privilege of witnessing his talent firsthand, I can attest to the magic he brought to every project. William's photographs elevated my art show in Beverly Hills, capturing moments that will forever be cherished.

In his absence, William leaves behind a void that will be felt by all who knew him. Rest in peace, William. May you find solace in the company of the friends and celebrities who departed before you, knowing that your legacy will endure through the memories you've created and the lives you've touched. Rest In Peace My Friend

Heartbreaking to learn that one of the nicest human beings and an amazing photographer, who took so many wonderful pictures of many of us here in Hollywood, departed this world. It was always nice to chat with William Kidston at events and see his smile. He’ll be missed.

I am absolutely devastated to hear the news that my very dear friend Hollywood Photographer William Kidston has passed away. William took some of my favorite red carpet photographs and I hired him to be the photographer of my Brother Comedian JF’s I’M ALREADY LAFFFINNN COMEDY SHOW in June 2022

William…I will miss our conversations about life and about the business of Hollywood

I’m so sad to hear of the passing of William Kidston I still can’t believe it. I will just keep expecting to see him at the next pageant where he will be set up with his photography equipment ready to make everyone feel so special, myself included. He will be greatly missed. Here are some of my favorite photos that he took of me and some of him in action.

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