We have worked with Roy twice, with our first born in 2013 and again with our twins in 2015. As new parents, he really put us at ease with how he handled our baby (it was obvious he had way more experience with kids than we did). He even included our two mini dachshunds in the shoot and managed them like a real dog whisperer.
With the twins, our session took a lot more time, but he was endlessly patient with the chaos that is newborns plus toddler. Roy is extremely talented, professional and easy to work with and we couldn't be happier with our experience.
We cannot rave enough about Roy and his professionalism / talent / patience. We have used him now for both children and their newborn sessions. Not only does he come to your home to set up the studio (making it easy for a new mom and such young babies), but he knows all the baby tricks to make them happy and comfortable (even used his own hair dryer at one point!). He also gave us plenty of time to bond with the baby, nurse whenever we needed, etc.
Both experiences have been so relaxing and easy. Most important is the talent. His images have been beautiful, edits have been tasteful and the ideas have been brilliant. Couldn't recommend him enough!
My husband is a musician and we've had multiple photo shoots in the past. As such, I'm particular about whom we work with and have high expectations.
We recently relocated to NY and needed to find a new photographer to capture photos for an upcoming CD release. I found Roy online and was impressed with his gallery photos and glowing reviews so I took a chance.
Roy was professional, easy going, and generous with his time, but best of all felt like an old friend who understood what we were trying to capture; a specific vibe to complement the album title. A few days later we received the photos and they were outstanding. Roy far exceeded our expectations. If you are looking for amazing photos and an unforgettable experience, look no further. Take a chance, you won't be disappointed. Roy is a true artist!
Roy did our daughter's senior photo shoots as well as family photo. We love New York City and we always want to have a photo shoot in the city. As soon as we met him, we felt comfortable right the way. He is very professional and easy going. He picks the best background. The photo came out beyond our expectation. We will definitely use him again.
If you want amazing photos then Roy is the person you need! We wanted to organize a special photo shoot while on our holiday from Australia and I was honestly expecting it to be a difficult task. Roy's communication from the very start all the way through to the actual photo shoot made it so easy.
Roy's artistic eye makes for incredible photos and I am very happy that we made the decision to let him do as he wanted. The shoot was very professional and relaxed and his patience to get the best shot possible is what makes these photos stand out. We have shown them to friends and family and all are impressed at how good they are.
Great experience and extremely comfortable. If only we could get Roy to Australia to shoot our wedding! Don't waste your time looking for anyone better as there isn't! Thanks again Roy.
Roy was a pleasure to work with. We did our daughters 6-month shoot with him and he came well prepared for any situation. He was very patient during the shoot but never missed the opportunity to capture a great moment, which is what I loved about his photography. None of the pictures seem staged or forced, they all look so natural and candid. I would love to work with him again to capture some more wonderful moments.
Over the past few years Roy has become more than just a photographer to our family, he is a friend. He is an amazing person and really "gets it" when photographing our children and dog. We have done at least 4 sessions with Roy and have loved every one and can't get enough of his pictures. He has a great eye and captures our girls personalities every time. He is VERY patient when working with us and doesn't make us feel like we are annoying when our kids are totally melting down.
My girls absolutely adore Roy and feel more than comfortable around him. He makes the photo shoot feel like a game to them which makes it much easier on all of us. I feel like we always get tons of great shots and it is very hard to choose just one favorite.
I can never leave any pictures behind so I always buy the discs and I think its worth every penny! I would highly recommend Roy to take your family's pictures whatever the occasion! Thanks for always being so great ROY!!!!
We had our engagement photos done by Roy in NYC and he was just Fantastic... we loved that he was so focused, patient, and creative! Every recommendation he made during the photo shoot session was right on ( we know because we just saw our pictures).
He paid attention to details which was so wonderful! he would let me know if I needed to fix my hair, dress, jewelry ( loved it- most photographers don't do that). We absolutely love our photos... They are not your typical cheesy engagement photos, there are so many artistic photos in our gallery that we can't even pick our favorite.
I am very happy with our decision ( and I am extremely picky) . He is just simply great! Also, our photo shoot was supposed to be 2hrs but he went way over the 2hrs mark just to make sure we had all the shots we wanted! It was a pleasure to work with him... I am very happy with our decision ( and I am extremely picky) . He is just simply great!
Also, our photo shoot was supposed to be 2hrs but he went way over the 2hrs mark just to make sure we had all the shots we wanted! It was a pleasure to work with him...
We are so happy with our photo shoot. Roy was so great at guiding us into natural poses that reflected our personalities. The shoot was so much fun and our photos are amazing. Roy worked so well with our one year old. He took some astonishing photos of our son and he didn't cry once. We are definitely going to use him again!
My daughter really wanted her Senior High School pictures taken in New York City - we looked at every website we could find that offered senior picture packages. We both really liked the look of the photos on Roy's website. They were in the city, trendy, the kids looked natural...he was so kind to work us into his schedule on our next visit to New York. The photo shoot was a WONDERFUL experience!
He made my daughter feel like a super model. It was a joy and two hours that I will remember for the rest of my life. We just saw the picture proofs and they are FANTASTIC! I always knew my daughter was beautiful and Roy captured that beauty - by showing not only her physical beauty but also her beautiful personality shines through! I don't know how we'll pick which photos to keep as they are all keepers :)
I would recommend Photography by Roy without hesitation. I am a very satisfied customer. My youngest daughter can't wait for her senior photo session with Roy in a couple of years. Thank you again Roy!! We are fans!!!
For starters, I rarely leave reviews. I'm a first-time, soon-to-be mom who found Roy by researching photographers for my upcoming newborn. The review I'm leaving is actually for the maternity photos we just had done, which I was very reluctant to do at 36 weeks pregnant. It just doesn't feel like a flattering time to have your photo taken. But I read a blog about a mother who was only able to get pregnant once... she hid from the camera throughout her entire pregnancy and today is filled with regret that she didn't document her only pregnancy. It was heartbreaking.
But enough about me, here's Roy's deal... he's incredible!!! You will not regret working with him. He's so easy to communicate with and work with. Roy is extremely flexible, he'll work wherever you choose -- your home, in the city, at a nearby landmark. And the results are magical. We are so happy and impressed with the work he did and cannot wait to have Roy photograph our newborn. Truthfully, my husband and I were worried because being photographed takes us out of our comfort zone. And we didn't think that our house was providing a good landscape for photography. We have an unfinished backyard and rooms in our house that are still empty or filled with junk from our move last year. But the end result is that our pictures are truly incredible, beyond what I was hoping for.
I don't know how Roy captured what he did... he didn't just provide us with one or two "keepers." We have dozens of pictures all worthy of being framed. Bottom line: he exceeded our highest expectations in every way. We're grateful we found such a talented guy who we're excited to work with in the future.
When I originally asked Roy for a newborn photography session and mentioned that I might want a few pictures of our family also, I had no idea how spectacular EVERYTHING would turn out and how impossible it would be to choose between all the amazing shots! Roy started by taking beautiful photos of my 3 year old son outside barefoot in the grass - yes, he got my willful defiant "three-nager" to pose and cooperate for over 50 different pictures!
The family photos are all stunning and we couldn't be happier. He took so many different poses and iterations with the different family members guaranteeing we would find ones we loved! The baby photos are on another level! He set up her room so perfectly that the pictures looked like a fairytale.It also turned out that my newborn was actually a bit fussier and I couldn't believe how well Roy was able to calm her and pose her, and how he refused to give up on getting a good shot. His patience and tenacity really paid off! Even when I thought we would have to forego a picture with this cute hat my mom had bought, he made it happen! And then the siblings shots! This pose of my son laying next to my daughter is one I know we will cherish forever.
I am so grateful to have found Roy to capture these wonderful important memories in our lives and will certainly use him again for future occasions!
After carefully choosing between numerous photographers, we decided to go with Roy for our daughter's newborn photos. The photos turned out to be stunning. Roy is punctual, professional, personable and a true baby whisperer. Would recommend him without hesitation.
Roy did my daughter's senior pictures this past March and we were immensely pleased. Our family is from Georgia and my daughter loves New York and really wanted her pictures taken there. Upon an internet search, I found Roy's page and was immediately impressed of his photography. It was just the style we wanted and we knew we had made the perfect choice.
I booked several months in advance and was hoping the weather would be cooperative. Upon our arrival in New York, it was raining and was forecasted to have rain on our photo day. Roy was on top of the hourly weather forecast the day of our shoot and was very flexible of our time frame and even had to rearrange his schedule from our original time. As it turned out, we had a slight rain at the beginning of the shoot which, by the way, made for some beautiful umbrella shots, and shortly after that, we had perfect weather for the rest of our session. Roy was wonderful and so professional to work with and we cannot encourage anyone more that if they are considering a photo session in New York, to seek out his services. He certainly has a talent for photography and was well worth the trip from south Georgia to get our daughter's senior pictures taken.
My daughter, who is also a dancer, had some photos of action dance poses taken, as well. They, too, were phenomenal! And, her dance teacher has also requested a photo of her to place in her studio. And, believe me, we've had plenty of dance photos and these are very well done in capturing that perfect dance shot! So, book Roy at your earliest convenience! You will not be disappointed in his work and his prices are also the best you'll find! My daughter has already requested for us to make another trip in the summer and book Roy for some summer shots!
The Culpepper family from Georgia
If you are looking for a photographer in the NYC area Roy is an excellent choice. We were in town for Spring Break and he did senior photos for our daughter. I wasn't sure what to expect since we were coming in town from Oklahoma. He was professional, funny and kind.
He knew all the perfect places to go to and at just the right times. The pictures we have are amazing and exactly what my daughter wanted.
My husband and I could not be happier or more impressed with our son's newborn photo shoot with Roy. From our initial scheduling conversations through the entire shoot, Roy was extremely patient and professional. He willingly traveled to our home in Westchester and arrived right on time. Roy stayed at our home almost 5 hours and patiently waited...and waited for our 1 week old to cooperate or fall asleep. He did not rush us or seem annoyed by the amount of time and effort required (he was gentle with our son and an expert in calming him down).
Roy scoped out our nursery and home to ensure he incorporated objects and backgrounds from our home to add a personal touch. He was super creative in finding various poses and backgrounds, particularly with a baby who was not in the mood to cooperate! He didn't mind the multiple wardrobe changes required due to some "accidents" and readily offered feedback and suggestions in addition to taking our own feedback and preferences into account.
In addition to being great company, Roy is an extremely talented photographer! All of the proofs turned out amazing - our friends and family continue to share them with their own colleagues and friends because they are just so beautiful! The proofs were ready and the USB drive in the mail in record time and Roy has been beyond accommodating in providing insight into the prints as well.
All in all, you cannot go wrong choosing Roy for newborn photos and I would imagine any other photography needs. We can't wait to work together again!
If you are looking for a photographer for a newborn shoot (or any other event for that matter), look no further. We could not be more thrilled with Roy's work. He was extremely professional, courteous and had an incredible amount of patience.
We worked with Roy for a newborn photoshoot and were amazed with the beautiful shots he was able to get of our 1 month old.
He is a true baby whisperer and put us all at ease. His years of experience with newborns was evident. We were able to get edited photos very quickly after the shoot and were so impressed with the results.
Would recommend Roy without hesitation. Thanks, Roy!!
We recently visited New York from Louisiana to have my daughter's senior pictures taken. We had to change dates at the last minute and he was very accommodating at making it work for us. Roy worked with my daughter for hours taking photos while capturing the many beautiful areas around New York.
He took his time, was patient and fun, and also very professional. Roy had our pictures ready and emailed to us within only a few days.
They came out absolutely stunning. We are planning on returning in two years to have him take my son's senior pictures. I am beyond satisfied and would highly recommend Roy.