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Explore NYC Through A Different Lens!

Part tour, part photo shoot, a private photo journey features a custom itinerary and professional photos to keep. No more bad selfies!

NYC Photo Journeys was created by travel blogger and native New Yorker Jessie Festa, aka Jessie on a Journey. After having numerous readers ask for her New York expertise, she decided to get licensed as a sightseeing guide to actually show people what makes NYC so amazing. To up the ante, with her private photo tours she includes professional photos from the day for guests to keep!

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“This was one of the best days that I’ve had in New York City so far! I’m totally serious. I loved this tour!”

AdventurousKate.com, Travel Blogger

Click here to see what others are saying about our photo tours!

Before Your Tour: On your booking form you'll note any must-sees, like the Brooklyn Bridge and Central Park, and any interests you'd like to explore, like food and street art. From there, your guide will create a custom itinerary for you. You can also choose from one of the below recommended itineraries. 


During Your Tour: During your tour your guide will be taking professional photos of your group. Learn some history, hear fun local stories and discover where the locals are really hanging out, with the fun all caught on camera so you can preserve the day's memories. 


After Your Tour: Your photos will be sent via downloadable folder within 48 hours. You'll have the option to have your favorites printed and sent to your home, as well! Additionally, 1% of the profits from your booking will be donated to 100cameras, a nonprofit that helps underserved youth share their stories through photography while funding educational, medical and lifeline supplies for their communities. 

What To Expect

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Say goodbye to bad selfies!

We've all been there. You're exploring by yourself -- or maybe with a relative, friend or partner -- and you really want a beautiful shot with the Empire State Building in the background.


You wait around until you find someone who looks like they wouldn't mind pausing their day to take your photo (not always easy in NYC!). Unfortunately, the stranger isn't camera savvy, and you get a blurry shot with your head cut out of frame. You then awkwardly pull out your selfie stick, which leads to virtually 100 of the same mediocre trip pictures. 


Not anymore. 


On a custom NYC photo tour, you'll get gorgeous professional vacation photos with a variety of poses, settings and styles to keep. Your guide will direct your tour's photo shoot so you look your best in every shot, though you can feel free to add your own creative spin, too!

Suggested Itineraries:

Check out the most popular tour itineraries below. If one strikes your fancy, simply note the number on the booking form: 


Tour 1: Times Square / Central Park / Brooklyn Bridge [2 hours]. A classic itinerary that introduces you to some of NYC's most beautiful attractions.


Tour 2: Times Square / Central Park / Bushwick (Street Art) [2 hours]. A little bit classic, a little bit funky. 


Tour 3: Lower East Side / Williamsburg Bridge / Williamsburg / Bushwick [3 hours]. A Brooklyn-focused itinerary offering a mix of bridges, skylines and street art. Bonus: We'll stop in a local chocolate factory along the way! 


Tour 4: Times Square / Central Park / Brooklyn Bridge / Bushwick [3 hours]. Our most popular itinerary! On this tour you'll get a fun and scenic mix of New York's most important sites with a colorful offbeat twist added in. 

Sample Tour [Video]

A big thanks to Nikki Vargas of The Pin The Map Project for creating this! 

Are you ready to say goodbye to selfies, and explore NYC through a different lens?  

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