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NYC Photographer

Hire your personal photographer in New York City

Prices start at $150 USD for a 30-minute shoot

How to book

01: Browse Services

Check out my services page to see how I can capture your perfect moments!

02: Compare Prices

Check out my hourly rates. Enjoy competitive pricing among the top photographers in the city!

03: Book Online

Feel free to message me directly or book online to secure your spot immediately.

04: Photo Day!

I’ll guide you in selecting the best location and outfit ideas, and then we’ll meet for the shoot! It’s really that simple.

Meet Your Photographer


I’m a passionate lifestyle and travel photographer, capturing moments in the vibrant streets and beautiful parks of New York City. Whether you’re a family, couple, or individual, I’ll help you find the perfect setting where you feel at ease. I’m great at helping people who might feel camera-shy feel comfortable and relaxed during their photoshoot. My goal is to make your photoshoot a memorable and enjoyable experience, turning it into a highlight of your time in the city.

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Becoming a photographer in New York City has always been my dream. I’m dedicated to creating the best pictures and an exceptional photography experience for my clients. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions—I’ll respond promptly.

Prices start at $250 USD for a 1-hour shoot

Maria Kesey, Your Photographer & Owner of Masha Lou Photography

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50+ 5 star reviews

Masha is a fantastic photographer and took one of my favorite photos of myself in front of the famous Hollywood sign! She is professional, friendly, creative, and CARES about your photos just as much as you do! I can tell she loves her craft and working with models as her work shows!

Zack Palmisano

Fitness Model

Incredible photoshoot! I was in need for editorial commercial photographer to bring to life couple of my ideas, and also get model digitals shots. Masha walked me though the whole process, she was very patient and creative with her ideas to produce the exact result I was looking for.

Yuliya S


Perfect shoot! First time for me and my wife in the states. Masha was patient and full of good advice, really great result! We recommend her services without hesitation! We will definitely meet again. Thanks again.

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Capture Memories in New York City

New York City, a bustling urban mosaic, offers something unique at every turn. Spanning from the historic streets of Manhattan to the cultural tapestry of Brooklyn, NYC is an endless canvas of experiences. Savor diverse cuisines hidden in quaint eateries, browse through cutting-edge boutiques, immerse yourself in world-renowned art galleries, and soak up the lively nightlife.

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Best Photography Spots for an NYC Photoshoot

New York City, the city that never sleeps, is a mecca for photographers, a boundless visual playground offering an endless array of subjects and stories to capture. From the iconic skyline featuring the Empire State Building and One World Trade Center to the bustling streets of Times Square and the historic charm of neighborhoods like Greenwich Village, every corner of this metropolis is a potential photo spot. The city’s diverse population and culture create a tapestry of life to document, whether you’re focusing on street photography, architectural wonders, vibrant street art, or the serenity of Central Park. As day turns into night, the city’s neon lights and glittering skyscrapers provide a completely different, yet equally captivating, perspective. New York City is an ever-changing, dynamic masterpiece, offering photographers the opportunity to tell countless visual stories in one of the world’s most iconic settings.

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Central Park

Romantic walks & iconic skyline views

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Manhattan view & iconic buildings


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Frequently Asked Questions

I specialize in a range of photography services including lifestyle, fashion, individual, couples, event, commercial, dating profile, proposal and engagement photography. Each session is tailored to meet the unique needs and preferences of my clients, ensuring high-quality results that capture the essence of each moment and subject.

I have been practicing photography in New York City for over a decade.

My journey has equipped me with deep expertise in various styles and techniques, from candid street photography to sophisticated studio portraits. This experience has honed my ability to deliver stunning images that resonate with the unique stories of my clients.

My photography services stand out due to my personalized approach, attention to detail, and the ability to capture the natural beauty and personality of my subjects. I also offer quick turnaround times and flexible scheduling to accommodate the busy lifestyles of my NYC clients.

Yes, I encourage you to visit my portfolio page where you can view a wide range of my photography work across different genres. These examples showcase my style and the quality of work I deliver to all my clients.

My hourly rate for individual and couples is $250/hour with discounts provided after the first hour. My rates vary depending on the type of photography service, duration of the session, and specific client requirements. I offer competitive pricing and can provide a detailed quote after understanding your specific needs during a free consultation.

Booking a session is simple. You can contact me directly through my website, via email (info@mashalou.com), or by phone (929) 391-4138. I recommend booking in advance to secure your preferred date, especially during busy seasons.

For any photo session, wearing outfits that you feel confident and comfortable in is key. Depending on the type of shoot, you might also consider props or multiple outfits. Before your session, we will discuss all details to ensure you are fully prepared and at ease.

Let's work together

Connect with me today to discuss your project, share your ideas, and start planning a photo shoot that brings your fashion narrative to life. Whether it's through the lens of editorial, commercial, or personal fashion photography, let's create something unforgettable together.

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I’d love to hear about your preferences to make your session perfect! We’ll plan via email.