New York City

Looking for an NYC Headshot Photographer?

It's all about finding a headshot photographer who can bring out the best in you.

New York City is a crowded market. When you present yourself, you want to grab attention and leave an impression. My goal is to capture your image in a way that will leave the most impactful and lasting impression possible from the very first glance. Whether your headshot is intended for modeling, acting, personal branding or professional development, we will collaborate to create an image that leaves a lasting impression. When I'm holding the camera, I'm your biggest fan; your director; your muse; and I will help you find a captivating moment that is uniquely and remarkably - you.

Here's what you can expect from a session with me

I’ve been doing real estate for many years and learned to give my clients the most bang for the buck. I don’t like to shoot 1000 photos of 1 lighting setup with 1 background. I like to give many different looks and many different styles. I want you to have as many looks as possible to chose from. Grey background or Black, Red, with tons of different lighting configurations. I setup my computer right next to you as we shoot so you know exactly whats coming out. My camera is attached to the computer and you see the photos in real-time. I like to give you full control and help direct me in terms of what you want your photos. Do you want the photos more moody or more happy? You tell me the crop or how tight you want the headshots to be. You tell me when your bored of this look and want to switch clothing, lighting or the background.

For headshots, I shoot everything 8x10 (2400x3000 pixels). That is the standard for many years. I don’t deliver file smaller then that. I use to deliver massive files, but people complain because the files where too huge and didn’t have enough hard drive space.

With the aim of giving you the highest possible quality headshots, we prepare multiple different looks per session. This will provide you a wide array of shots to use for various marketing and promotional purposes. Unlike a lot of my competitors, I do not limit the number of shots I take per look. Instead, we will work together to make sure that we get the shot right before we move on.

The process is interactive and dynamic - testing and trying things as we go. We will inspect each photo or group of photos as we go, and collaborate on picking the best, and filtering out the rest. In our 2 hour session, we generally end up with about 300-400 shots, you get the option to refine and delete photo's for your final package if you wish.

This process leverages the very best of the available technology, and gives you the most transparent insight into the final product. You won’t have to leave my studio with questions about what to expect. You will be intricately involved in the process, and in helping me find the right focus, angle, and expression for you. When we’re done, you will have worked with me to filter through the photos and narrowed down to promoting you at your very best.

As your part in the agreement, you take on the responsibility to communicate any and all of your desires and concerns about the shoot. I measure my success by your happiness and willingness to promote both your shots and my work, so we’re not done until we both agree that you have gotten the shots you want. Remember, we’re working with digital photos, so we delete and re-shoot often to get what you want.

When we complete the shoot, I will upload all of the final shots to a single online gallery service called Pixieset. It's like Dropbox, but far superior. It can be password protected if you wish, and I send you exclusive access - you are then free to share the username and password with anyone you feel should have it, including friends, family, agents, casting directors, or other industry contacts. Your proof page will allow you and your friends to mark your favorite shots, and choose any that you would like to have retouched. I will keep the proofing page up for 1 month after our shoot, in which anytime you can ask for a download link for the full list of JPEG photos if you lost the first email.

I want you to look your best, and not let anything stand in the way. For quality retouching, we offer a complimentary service for two (2) retouched photos per session. This means that after your shoot, you may select any two photos to be retouched, and we will take one pass to clean up the photo FOR FREE. For additional revisions or photos, we offer $50 for two additional photos with up to 3 rounds of revisions to make sure you get everything as you like.

What clients are saying...

David was absolutely amazing! I chose him because he is one of the top three photographers in NYC. I had headshots done with him, and I can honestly say it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. He is very easy going, down-to-earth, and will make you feel very comfortable as soon as you get there.

David takes his time to explain the process before and after, so that you know what to expect, and can know beforehand that you have choices. As the client, you are very much the director of the session because he constantly reminds/asks what you’d like to do, and he goes for it. The session and the photos were absolutely amazing!
— Yarilet P