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Book an NYC photoshoot with a local New York photographer to beautifully capture your proposal or family vacation.

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Easy to book

Choose your dates and book your favorite available photographer.

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Quick Turnaround

Edited high-resolution digital photos in 5 business days

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Quality Photography

Vibrant photos of moments you will cherish forever

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Best NYC Photographers for Hire

Handpicked and vetted by our team for quality, style, and skill. Make sure to check availability early so your dates don’t get booked up! Can’t pick your favorite NYC photographer? Check who is available for your travel dates.

Lauren
I have a relaxed approach with my clients and will work with you to help you feel comfortable. My style is natural and candid. I strive to capture the moments... more
Julia
Hi there! My name is Julia. Photography is my life. It’s my passion. I can describe my style as photojournalism combined with a bit of posing. But my main... more
Mary
Hi! I'm Mary, your friendly photographer! Photography’s my full-time job and I do almost all types of photoshoots. I enjoy communicating with new... more
Jason
NYC is my home. I love this city and I hope you find it to be a magical place while you're here. It is both an honor and a pleasure for me to photograph just a... more
Achim
Hi I'm Achim! i am a native New Yorker. I love photographing tourists while they are enjoying all of the great places that New York City has to offer. I speak... more
Anna
My name is Anna. I’m totally in love with this crazy city and of course with what I’m doing here-photography. My experience in photography is about 5... more
Anna
Professional photographer in New York she always had passion to capture beautiful moments. She is crazy about getting behind the camera and capturing something... more

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.

Brooklyn Bridge & Dumbo

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Central Park

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Greenwich Village

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The High Line

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Mary is a highly skilled photographer, highly recommend for any special occasion. She's great at finding good settings, directing poses, and capturing authentic moments. Very happy with the photo shoot and final photos!-MikeView Photographer profile
Wonderful experience! Anna has been professional and lovely. She made us feel comfortable, and the result was beyond our expectations in terms of quantity and quality. Thank you, Anna, for the amazing afternoon.-StefaniaView Photographer profile
We can't say enough good things about Julia! She was fantastic to work with, and we absolutely love our anniversary photos she took for us in DUMBO - NYC.

We would definitely recommend her to other couples looking to capture any special moments.-KrystleView Photographer profile
Jason was incredible to work with. He provided knowledge of the area that was specific to my requests for a surprise proposal. He was available to chat any time I had questions, and on the day of the shoot, he was ready and waiting for us to arrive.

After the proposal, Jason took us aside to a few different spots and took some posed pictures, and he was incredibly easy and fun to work with.

I would 100% recommend working with Jason, and will consider working with Jason again for any photography needs.-CadeView Photographer profile
Mary did an awesome job capturing photos of my proposal. She scouted out locations in Central Park ahead of the proposal date and sent videos and pictures to help me decide on an exact location.

She was easy to communicate with throughout the entire process and I highly recommend her!-RyanView Photographer profile
Anna was our photographer for our wedding in New York and we are soo happy with the photos!

She went above and beyond to get the perfect shots!

Thank you Anna, and thank you for being our Witness!-CarolineView Photographer profile
Our group had a tight half hour window for our shoot, from everyone arriving from various places over the world to New York before our scheduled events.

Achim was early, consulted with me on how to make the shoot cohesive with a group who did not all know each other (we were there for a mutual friend's birthday), creative spots to capture images at the TWA Hotel where we stayed.

Achim was patient with us and captured some great memories of our friends milestone birthday trip.-JeffView Photographer profile
We had a fantastic photo shoot in New York and loved the photos afterward. In addition, the photo shoot went very well, and Mary had great tips when taking the photos, but this all felt very relaxed and natural.

Also, she really took the time for us, both prior, when discussing how I wanted to propose to my girlfriend and during the photo shoot on the day itself. What we found really special is that Mary also managed to capture the short, beautiful moments.-JelleView Photographer profile
At first, I was a bit worried about the quality of the photos since Local Lens was so affordable. It seemed too good to be true! However, we are very pleased with our photos.

Mary was so responsive, thoughtful, and incredibly talented. I'd highly recommend her to anyone looking for a skilled photographer great with providing direction and also taking direction. Thanks for being part of our special day, Mary!-Diana & GaryView Photographer profile
We were visiting New York for my birthday and we booked Mary for a photoshoot around the city. We cannot recommend her enough. We requested her to take full control of direction.

It was super comfortable. She guided us through the whole process. She gave us a lot of local recommendations as well.

We were so glad to have booked her for our photos. They came out very beautiful. Lovely colors and frames, casual and a bit candid - Just the way we wanted them. Thank you.-AnnieView Photographer profile

NYC Photoshoot Packages

Invest in forever capturing postcard-perfect vacation moments. After you check out of the hotel and your return flight lands, these photos will be a cherished souvenir for years to come! Choose from a 30-minute mini-session to a 2-hour photoshoot at multiple locations.

What's included in my photoshoot package?

Peace of Mind

Choose from vetted and highly rated personal photographers. Hassle-free booking and a travel-friendly refund policy.

Quick Turnaround

Receive your gallery within 5 business days of your photoshoot, but usually sooner! Download your choice of 15, 30, 45 or 60 digital photos depending on your shoot package.

Expert Photo Editing

All photography is edited for light, color, & sharpness to make your vacation photos gorgeous. Advanced beauty edits are available for purchase.

Local Tips

Your personal photographer also acts as an informal tour guide with all the best photography spots and local secrets for what to see, eat, & do in town.

Print Release

Turn your digital photos into cherished travel prints & wall art! Use our printing partners and get FREE SHIPPING - as low as $1 USD for 4×6 luster prints.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Prices vary by city, ensuring you the best rates according to the local market. Choose between photography packages that range from 30 minutes up to 2 hours. The high-resolution photos are professionally edited and delivered by email in a private online gallery within 5 business days. See pricing for your destination here.

  • Check your dates, and then you'll be notified by email which photographers are available. Book your date and then your local professional photographer will work with you to go over all the best photography spots, when the best light will be, and how to beat the crowds to capture magical moments without tons of other tourists in the background. Local Lens vacation photographers are handpicked artists for quality, style, & skill. Not only will they take amazing photos, but they will edit them to be beautiful photo souvenirs you’ll treasure for years to come.

  • All photos are professionally edited for vibrance and composition and delivered in a private online gallery where you can download your favorite photos in high-resolution jpg format. Additional files and high-quality prints from our professional partner labs are also available for purchase. You should receive an email with your photography gallery link within five business days.

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Miami is where the magic of sun, sea, and style mix so seemingly and where photos come out incredible! ⁣⁣
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With its iconic Art Deco architecture along Ocean Drive, pristine sandy beaches, and a rich cultural mosaic, Miami offers a diverse range of photographic opportunities. So, are you ready to pose and snap some photos in this interesting destination?⁣⁣
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Check out the top photo spots in Miami:⁣⁣
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📍South Pointe Beach — With its powdery white sand, azure waters, and a backdrop of towering luxury condominiums, it offers a quintessential Miami beach experience.⁣⁣
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📍Lummus Park & Beach — The wide promenade, lined with palm trees and iconic lifeguard towers, offers a lively backdrop for capturing the essence of Miami’s sun-soaked lifestyle.⁣⁣
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📍Vizcaya — A magnificent Italian Renaissance-style villa turned museum in Miami, is a photographer’s dream, offering a glimpse into the opulence of the Gilded Age.⁣⁣
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📍Pier Park at Sunny Isles — The pier, extending gracefully into the Atlantic Ocean, offers a stunning vantage point for capturing breathtaking ocean views and vibrant sunsets.⁣
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Imagine popping the question in Machu Picchu? 🤯 Sounds like a unique and beautiful way to start the next chapter of your lives as fiances. ⁣⁣
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And while it sounds incredible, there are some things you need to keep in mind to make your Machu Picchu proposal a reality. ⁣⁣
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1️⃣ Buy your entrance ticket at least a month in advance. ⁣⁣
2️⃣ When buying your ticket, pick a morning timeslot.⁣⁣
3️⃣ Expect to stay longer if you’ve purchased a morning entrance. ⁣⁣
4️⃣ Bring your passport to get a special Machu Picchu stamp. ⁣⁣
5️⃣ Don’t forget sunblock, bug spray, and layers of clothing. ⁣⁣
6️⃣ And remember, small backpacks only!⁣
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📸 Captured by Marco in Machu Picchu, Peru⁣
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If you’re a soon-to-be momma, you deserve a babymoon in Europe to spoil yourself before the sleepless nights begin!⁣⁣
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A babymoon, more than a trip is the perfect time to spend time with your partner, relax and mentally prepare for all that lies ahead. And there is no better place than Europe and its many destinations perfect for future parents. ⁣⁣
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Any other destination we should add to the list of babymoons? Let us know in the comments!⁣
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📸 Captured by Victor in Prague ⁣
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Da Nang, a vibrant coastal city in Vietnam, is a fascinating destination that offers an interesting mix of natural beauty and modern urban life. ⁣
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📍My Khe Beach — This stunning stretch of sandy shores and serene blue waters provides a picturesque backdrop for capturing the essence of a coastal paradise.⁣⁣
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📍Marble Mountains (Ngu Hanh Son) — These ancient limestone outcrops are dotted with caves, pagodas, and sacred shrines, providing an array of visual inspiration.⁣⁣
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📍Dragon Bridge — This iconic bridge comes to life in the evenings with a thrilling fire-breathing dragon show, creating a dynamic and visually spectacular scene.⁣⁣
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📍Linh Ung Pagoda — The pagoda is renowned for its giant Lady Buddha statue, and it’s the perfect spot to capture Vietnam’s cultural richness and natural beauty.⁣
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📸 Captured by Trung in Da Nang, Vietnam⁣
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Bangkok is a cultural treasure with many beautiful temples that are a must-visit if you are looking for an enriching experience. ⁣But the choice is hard, as Bangkok has more than 400 temples. So, which one to pick? ⁣⁣
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Luckily, we have made a top 5 pick of the best temples or ‘wats’ to visit in Bangkok. ⁣⁣
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1️⃣ Wat Arun Ratchawararam (Temple Of Dawn) — An ancient temple dating back to the Ayutthaya period and considered a Royal Temple of King Rama II with a stupa considered one of the most beautiful and gigantic stupas in that era.⁣⁣
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2️⃣ Wat Phra Chetuphon Wimon Mangkhalaram Ratchaworamahawihan (Wat Pho) — Home of the Reclining Buddha, with various interesting ancient Thai cultural murals around the temple.⁣⁣
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3️⃣ Wat Saket Ratchaworamahawihan (Phu Khao Thong) — One of the famous highlights of this temple is its spiral staircase, which has 344 steps.⁣⁣
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4️⃣ Wat Trai Mit Witthayaram Worawihan — This temple is home to the solid gold Sukhothai-style Buddha called the seated Phra Phuttha Maha Suwana Patimakon, known as the world’s largest golden Buddha statue.⁣⁣
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5️⃣ Wat Benchamabophit (The Marble Temple) — As its name states, the temple’s ordination hall was constructed of marble imported from Italy.⁣
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📸 Captured by Suriyathepjuti in Bangkok, Thailand⁣
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Being a new parent can be both beautiful and unnerving — it is a big responsibility! And if you feel you need some guidance and to set up some goals to help you get your groove back, start by setting some resolutions for this new year. ⁣⁣
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2024 it’s all about taking care of yourself, and being a new parent doesn’t need to limit that. Here are a few ways you can be the best version of yourself while handling this incredible new role: ⁣⁣
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❤️ Take a moment to evaluate how you are feeling⁣
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❤️ Enjoy the time you manage to be alone⁣⁣
❤️ Rekindle friendships⁣
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❤️ Reassess how you are feeling at the end of every month and change your goals accordingly⁣
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📸 Captured by Rojeena in Maui, Hawaii⁣
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Okay, a new year has begun, and now it’s time to commit to those resolutions. Yes, it can be challenging, but with the right tips, you can make your wishes a reality and make 2024 the year you stick to your resolutions!⁣⁣
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Here’s what you have to do to achieve your new year’s goals: ⁣⁣
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☑️ Start small⁣⁣
☑️ Create goals for different areas of your life⁣⁣
☑️ Write them down⁣⁣
☑️ Prioritize your goals⁣⁣
☑️ Break down bigger goals⁣⁣
☑️ Include friends and other peeps⁣⁣
☑️ Keep it interesting⁣⁣
☑️ Celebrate progress⁣⁣
☑️ Adjust as necessary⁣⁣
☑️ Have patience⁣⁣
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Now tell us, what are your 2024 resolutions?⁣
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New adventures are around the corner. And this 2024 will be filled with new memories, destinations, health, and happiness. ⁣
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Happy New Year from Local Lens! ✨🍾⁣
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What a year! 2023 has been a year full of blessings, and many captured memories. ⁣
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Just this year, our local photographers have captured over 4,000 shoots around the world!! From families to engagements, anniversaries, and solo traveling, we love being there and creating memories with you. ⁣⁣
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Thank you for a fantastic year, and we hope to be with you next year, capturing your next chapter. And like they say, cheers to many more! 🥳✨💫⁣
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