Book a New York City Photo Shoot

New York City is a vibrant center for art & entertainment, with creativity pulsing through its five distinct boroughs and countless neighborhoods. Selecting the perfect spot for your next photo shoot can be overwhelming, which is why we’ve put together a list of locations to help narrow down your choices.

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

Explore the best spots in New York City

Central Park

Romantic walks & iconic skyline views

30 min | 1 hour | 90 min | 2 hours

Brooklyn Bridge

Manhattan view & iconic buildings

30 min | 1 hour | 90 min | 2 hours

Grand Central Station

Streetstyle, Iconic buildings, Park ave bridge view

30 min | 1 hour | 90 min | 2 hours

Soho

Instagram worthy, Streetstyle and Fashion

30 min | 1 hour | 90 min | 2 hours

The Vessel

Hudson Yards, Unique fancy development  

30 min | 1 hour | 90 min | 2 hours

Times Square

Tourists attraction

90 min | 2 hours

High Line

1.5-mile Elevated Park walkway in a trendy neighborhood of NYC

30 min | 1 hour | 90 min | 2 hours

Downtown NYC

Shopping & street style backgrounds

30 min | 1 hour | 90 min | 2 hours

DUMBO

Old Town, Brooklyn Bridge view

30 min | 1 hour | 90 min | 2 hours

Bryant Park

Skyline view, Park & Picnic, Fountain, 5th ave

30 min | 1 hour | 90 min | 2 hours

Long Island City

Manhattan view, Park, Coca Cola sign

30 min | 1 hour | 90 min | 2 hours

MET

Museum & Art | Street Style, Central Park

30 min | 1 hour | 90 min | 2 hours

Frequently Asked Questions

Analyzing the top Google results, we found that most NYC photographers charge between $350 to $800 per hour. Established photographers occasionally charge more than $800 per hour due to high demand. New York City photography prices are very competitive, pricing +50% higher than the national average.

New York City is made up of more than 300 different neighborhoods, giving you a wide range of places to take photos. With so many options, it’s easy to find the right spot for any kind of photo shoot.

Street style locations: a few common street-style photo spots in NYC include Grand Central, Downtown NYC, Soho, Upper East Side and Tribeca.

Scenic locations: a few common scenic photo spots in New York City include Times Square, Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge, Dumbo, Wall Street, Rockefeller Center, Soho and Bryant Park.

Finding a good photographer to work with is made easier with review website, but many photographers aren’t on review websites, so how do you know how to find someone that’ll be easy to work with?

The easiest way to find a good photographer is to analyze their work. Most photographers should have a portfolio or Instagram portfolio for you to scroll through their recent and best photo shoots. Since every photographer has a unique style, this method should help you understand the type of work you’ll receive.

Some photographers own their own studio but most of the time you’ll need to pay extra to book a private studio location. Studio rentals usually range between $30 to $100 per hour with some premium locations costing more. Peerspace is a great option for booking a studio but there are many other studio booking websites to choose from. If booking through MashaLou.com, we can help you find a studio and arrange the booking for a small fee + hourly rate.

Popular Photoshoot Packages in New York City

PERSONAL SESSION

Best for portfolio building & model reels
  • One Hour Session
  • Unlimited Looks
  • Unlimited Photos
  • 10 Edited Pics + All RAW Files
  • Up to 7 Days of Editing Time
  • Location + Posing Tips
$250/

DESTINATION SESSION

Best for multiple looks & locations
  • 2 Hours + Up to 2 Locations
  • Unlimited Looks
  • Unlimited Photos
  • 15 Edited Pics + All RAW Files
  • Up to 7 Days of Editing Time
  • Location + Posing Tips
$450/

EXPRESS SESSION

Profile pictures, social posts or headshots
  • 30 min Session
  • 1-2 Looks
  • Unlimited Photos
  • 5 Edited Pics + All RAW Files
  • Up to 7 Days of Editing Time
  • Downtown Manhattan Location only
$150/

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.