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NYC Photographer

Hire your personal photographer in New York City

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

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01: Browse Services

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02: Compare Prices

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03: Book Online

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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 specialize in lifestyle and travel photography, 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.

Photography services I offer:

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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 $150 USD for a 30-minute shoot

Maria Kesey, Your Photographer & Owner of Masha Lou Photography

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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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Why Choose My Photography Services in New York City?

Choosing a photographer in NYC is about more than just hiring someone to take pictures; it’s about finding a partner who understands your vision and can bring it to life. With over a decade of experience capturing the essence of New York City, I bring a unique blend of technical skill and artistic vision to every shoot. My deep connection to this vibrant city allows me to highlight its iconic beauty and hidden gems, creating images that tell your unique story against the backdrop of one of the world’s most dynamic locations.

I pride myself on offering a personal touch with every project. From the initial consultation to the final delivery of your photos, I am committed to making your experience enjoyable and stress-free. I take the time to understand your vision, ensuring that each photoshoot is tailored to reflect your style and personality. This approach has earned me the trust and satisfaction of hundreds of clients, who appreciate my dedication to capturing their special moments with authenticity and creativity.

Why Work With Me?

  • Personal Connection: I believe in building a relationship with my clients, ensuring that you feel comfortable and confident in front of the camera.
  • Customized Experience: Every session is designed to meet your specific needs, from choosing the perfect locations to offering styling advice.
  • Commitment to Quality: Using the latest equipment and meticulous editing techniques, I ensure that your photos are of the highest quality.

When you choose my services, you’re not just getting beautiful photos; you’re getting a personalized experience from someone who cares about your memories as much as you do. I understand the importance of your moments and strive to capture them in a way that you will cherish forever. My local expertise as a photographer in New York City allows me to recommend the best spots for your photoshoot, whether you want the classic charm of Central Park or the edgy vibe of Brooklyn.

My Photography Process

I believe that a successful photoshoot is all about collaboration and preparation. My process is designed to be thorough yet flexible, ensuring that your experience is smooth, enjoyable, and results in stunning images that you will cherish for a lifetime. Here’s how we’ll work together:

Initial Consultation

Our journey begins with an initial consultation where we get to know each other. I want to understand your vision, your style, and what you hope to achieve with your photoshoot. Whether it’s an engagement, a portrait session, or a special event, we’ll discuss all the details to ensure that your photos reflect your personality and story.

  • Understanding Your Vision: We’ll talk about your ideas, preferences, and any specific shots you have in mind.
  • Tailored Planning: Based on our conversation, I’ll create a customized plan that aligns with your goals and schedule.

Pre-Shoot Preparation

Preparation is key to a successful photoshoot. I’ll take care of all the details, so you can relax and enjoy the experience.

  • Location Scouting: I’ll scout the best locations that match your vision, considering factors like lighting, time of day, and the unique charm of each spot.
  • Wardrobe and Styling Advice: I’ll offer guidance on what to wear and how to style yourself to ensure you look your best in front of the camera.

On the day of the shoot, my focus is on making you feel comfortable and confident. I provide gentle direction and create a relaxed atmosphere, so your natural beauty and personality can shine through.

The Photoshoot

The photoshoot is where the magic happens. This is the time for you to shine, and I’m here to capture those special moments with creativity and care. My goal is to make the experience enjoyable and fun, ensuring you feel at ease throughout the process.

  • Professional Setup: I’ll arrive early to set up my equipment and make sure everything is perfect.
  • Comfort and Direction: I’ll guide you through poses and expressions, ensuring you feel at ease and enjoy the experience.

Post-Shoot Editing

After the photoshoot, I meticulously edit each photo to enhance its natural beauty. My goal is to create images that are not only visually stunning but also true to your essence.

  • Meticulous Editing: I carefully edit each photo, focusing on color correction, lighting adjustments, and retouching to create the perfect image.
  • Personal Touch: Every photo is a work of art, tailored to reflect your unique style and personality.

Delivery of Photos

I understand that you’re excited to see your photos, and I strive to deliver them in a timely manner. Typically, you can expect to receive your photos within 24 to 48 hours.

  • Digital Copies: You’ll receive all high-resolution digital files and, if desired, beautifully printed photos.
  • Online Gallery: Access your photos through a secure online gallery, making it easy to share with friends and family.

By the end of our process, you’ll have a collection of beautiful, professionally edited photos that you’ll treasure forever. My commitment to quality and personal touch ensures that every image is a reflection of your unique story and the special moments we’ve captured together.

Services I Offer as a NYC Photographer

As a dedicated New York City photographer, I offer a wide range of services tailored to meet your unique needs. Whether you’re looking to capture your personal style, celebrate love, enhance your professional brand, or document your real estate listings, I have the expertise and passion to deliver stunning images. Here’s an overview of the services I provide:

Individual Photography

My individual photography sessions are all about showcasing your unique personality and style. Whether for professional use or personal enjoyment, I create images that are both authentic and visually striking.

  • Portraits: Highlight your personality with creative and flattering portraits.
  • Headshots: Perfect for LinkedIn, business profiles, or personal branding.
  • Artistic Shots: Explore creative and artistic expressions through tailored photoshoots.

Couples Photography

Celebrate your love and connection with beautiful photos that capture the essence of your relationship. My couples photography sessions are designed to be fun and intimate, resulting in images you will cherish forever.

  • Engagement Sessions: Mark your journey to the big day with stunning pre-wedding photos.
  • Anniversary Shoots: Commemorate your milestones with elegant and heartfelt portraits.
  • Casual Sessions: Capture everyday moments and spontaneous expressions of love.

Fashion Photography

My fashion photography services are perfect for designers, models, and fashion enthusiasts looking to create high-impact images. I focus on bringing your vision to life with creativity and style.

  • Lookbooks: Showcase your fashion collections with professional lookbooks.
  • Editorial Shoots: Create striking images for magazines and online publications.
  • Model Portfolios: Build or update your portfolio with captivating shots.

Commercial Photography

My commercial photography services are designed to help businesses and brands stand out. I create compelling images that enhance your marketing materials, website, and social media presence.

  • Product Photography: High-quality images that showcase your products in the best light.
  • Branding Sessions: Visual content that reflects your brand’s identity and values.
  • Advertising Campaigns: Eye-catching photos for ads and promotional materials.

Lifestyle Photography

My lifestyle photography captures the essence of everyday moments, perfect for personal use or enhancing your social media and brand presence. Whether on the streets, in your home, or at special locations, I document your lifestyle in an authentic and engaging way.

  • Street Photography: Candid shots that capture the energy and vibe of city life.
  • Social Media Content: Professional images to elevate your online presence.
  • Brand Lifestyle: Photos that tell your brand’s story through lifestyle imagery.

Boudoir Photography

Boudoir photography is all about celebrating your confidence, beauty, and femininity in a tasteful and elegant manner. My sessions are designed to make you feel comfortable and empowered, resulting in stunning images that you will treasure.

  • Classic Boudoir: Elegant and intimate photos in a private setting.
  • Themed Sessions: Creative shoots with themes that reflect your personality.
  • Bridal Boudoir: A special gift for your partner or a treat for yourself before the wedding.

By offering a diverse range of photography services, I aim to meet all your photography needs with professionalism and creativity. Each service is delivered with the same level of care and attention to detail, ensuring that you receive images you’ll love and cherish.

Capturing the Essence of New York City

New York City is a photographer’s paradise, offering an endless array of stunning backdrops and vibrant scenes. As someone deeply familiar with the city’s unique charm, I take pride in capturing its essence in every photo. Whether it’s the iconic skyline, bustling streets, or hidden gems, my goal is to create images that truly reflect the spirit of this amazing city.

From the historic architecture of the Upper West Side to the modern vibes of Brooklyn, I know how to use the city’s diverse settings to enhance your photoshoot. Each neighborhood has its own character, and I love exploring them to find the perfect locations that match your vision. Whether you’re looking for the classic beauty of Central Park, the energy of Times Square, or the artistic flair of SoHo, I’ve got you covered.

Iconic NYC Locations and Hidden Gems

Central Park: The quintessential NYC backdrop with its picturesque landscapes and serene spots.

Brooklyn Bridge: Capturing the blend of historic and modern, perfect for dramatic shots.

Times Square: For those looking to capture the vibrant and bustling energy of the city.

SoHo: Known for its cobblestone streets and artistic atmosphere, ideal for fashion and lifestyle shoots.

DUMBO: Offers stunning views of the Manhattan skyline and a trendy, industrial vibe.

Tailored to Your Story

Every NYC photoshoot is an opportunity to tell a unique story. I take the time to understand what makes your story special and use NYC’s diverse environments to bring that story to life. Whether it’s a romantic couples session at sunset on the Brooklyn Promenade or a high-energy fashion shoot in the heart of the city, I aim to create images that are as dynamic and diverse as New York itself.

Personalized Planning: We’ll discuss your vision and choose locations that best suit your style and needs.

Creative Direction: I provide guidance and ideas to ensure each shot captures the essence of both you and the city.

Natural Moments: I strive to capture candid, genuine moments that showcase your true self against the backdrop of NYC.

My passion for photography and my love for New York City come together to create images that are not only beautiful but also deeply meaningful. Let’s explore the city together and create photos that you’ll cherish forever, reflecting both your unique story and the unparalleled charm of New York City.

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.