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New York City Photo Journeys

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

nyc photo tour

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 this 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!

Examples can be found on Instagram, @NYCPhotoTour.

Prices start at $185/hour (minimum of 2 hours required) for up to three people). Additional guests incur a flat $50/person fee.

This price includes...



Our private New York photo journeys are led by locals that are also licensed guides. We'll tell you about the sites while photographing you with them!



Guides are also professional photographers, and will be taking gorgeous photos of your group for you to keep. Preserve memories, get a new headshot or just update those social media pix!



Private journeys are based on your personal interests. Nature in Central Park, silly shots in Times Square, colorful Bushwick street art; it's all up to you!


Access To
Local Secrets

Your local guide can help you go beyond your guidebook to find out where New Yorkers are really hanging out. Feel free to pick their brain!

jessie festa, NYC photo tours

Suggested Itineraries

Check out the most popular tour itineraries below


Times Square / Central Park / Brooklyn Bridge
(2 hours)

A classic itinerary that introduces you to some of NYC's most beautiful attractions. Expect a gorgeous mix of urban, nature and industrial shots.


Times Square / Central Park / Bushwick
(2 hours)

A little bit classic, a little bit funky. We'll have fun in Times Square (jumping shots are definitely an option!) and snap beautiful park backdrops before heading to Bushwick for blocks and blocks of street art.


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!


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., Travel Blogger

This was one of the best days that I’ve had in New York City so far!

Cheers to a day very well spent -- I’m totally serious. I loved this tour! 

-, Travel Blogger

Miranda Oquendo, Pennsylvania/ TripAdvisor

We walked away having a great day full of memories and AMAZING professional photos (that were sent to me edited in less than 48 hours during the holidays). 

I was touring with family from Brooklyn that I was visiting for the holidays. We toured part of Bushwick, went to the waterfront and to Central Park. My family who lived in the Bushwick area for over 30 years walked away from this tour with an introduction to new places "in their own backyard" and heard history and stories of the area that they didn't already know.  You can tell Jessie has a real passion for Bushwick and New York City. What I really loved is how unique this is. The tour was so flexible to what we wanted to see that day but our tour guide had a realistic and well planned path for us to get to make the most of our time...not to mention had the best photo op locations for us to stop at!  This is a great tour for anyone wanting to see the city in a unique and fresh way!

- Miranda Oquendo, Pennsylvania/ TripAdvisor

Kamal Sabra, Paris/TripAdvisor

My kids and I enjoyed every moment strolling through the streets of New York with Jessica. 

During 2 hours, Jessie took us to Times Square, Central Parc and finally Bushwick in Brooklyn, a must-see for people who like street art! Jessica took wonderful pictures of all of us on the spot and in various situations! Kids really liked it and I really thank Jessica for her great kindness and patience with kids 🙂 During this pleasant and joyful visit, I also leaned more about the history and architecture of the city!

- Kamal Sabra, Paris/TripAdvisor

Sandra Beisly

having the tour with Jessie was just like walking around with a friend, nothing was too much trouble, and she really looked after us. I can't praise her highly enough. 

Best thing we did in New York, by far! We met Jessie on our last day in New York, and boy did we save the best for last. We were scheduled to do a 2 hour tour taking in 42nd Street, Times Square, Central Park and the Brooklyn Bridge but we were having such an amazing time that we asked if we could extend by an extra hour in order to take in the street art in Brunswick. Jessie totally put us at our ease in terms of all the photos and shots she took of us - she really knows her stuff in terms of the best places to take great pictures and had loads of suggestions. By the time we got back to the UK we already had an email with our photos waiting for us, and we are very happy with them. All in all a very memorable and enjoyable experience, and we have some cracking photos as souvenirs of our trip - thank you!

- Sandra Beisly

How This Works


Before your tour

On your booking form you'll choose from one of the recommended itineraries, or note any must-see attractions for a custom itinerary. Prices start at $185/hour (minimum 2 hours), including photos.


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 within 48 hours via a digital, downloadable folder. 1% of the profits from your booking are donated to 100cameras, a nonprofit that helps underserved youth share their stories through photography while funding educational.

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