Session Info

Engagements & Couples Summary


High quality, fun & creative photography for engagements, vacation, couples and anniversary portraits.


New York City streets, Central Park, Times Square, Soho, Brooklyn and other famous Manhattan landmarks.

We also serve clients in Long Island, Westchester, New Jersey and Connecticut.


Early morning or, ideally, later in the day (close to sunset).

All seasons, Spring, early Summer and Fall being the most popular.


Mini and Full sessions available. (for packages click Info at the top menu)

Consider bringing comfortable shoes to change into.

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Vanessa J. - Couple Portraits Client. Manhattan - 8/27/2013


We did couples photos with Roy and I am so grateful that we chose him, The photos are stunning!! And the reason we look so great is because Roy is an amazing photographer who captured some really candid moments between my husband and I.

Roy was fantastic with the places he took us to, all downtown - East Village - where we live. The photos look like they belong in a magazine! Roy was professional, funny and great at making us both feel COMPLETELY relaxed while taking the photos (so important..) My husband was initially dreading the idea and after he said, "That was kind of fun!" We are planning on asking Roy to do another photo session in the fall...I have already recommended 3 friends (1 for family photos and 2 for couples photos) because they were so stunned when I showed them JUST A FEW of the pictures Roy took.

If you are in the market for photos and want to capture the way you look at each other, or how happy you are, or how you feel about each other, I highly recommend Roy. I haven't stopped looking at the photos since he gave them to us 3 months ago!! We are so happy with the pictures we already have another shoot planned for the fall.AMAZING TALENT. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. WITHOUT RESERVATION.

Fun and Creative Engagement Photographer for your Couple and Anniversary portraits

Engagement and Couple Portraits in New York City's Central Park, Times Square, Soho, Brooklyn and other famous Manhattan landmarks

These portrait sessions last around 2 hours (now also offering shorter 45-minute sessions). We'll take our time and walk around neighborhoods and parks that we decide on in advance. These couple portrait sessions are very laid back, fun and all about capturing awesome portraits of you that clearly say "NYC." Beach sessions on Long Island and in the Hamptons are options as well.

Popular Engagement portrait locations in New York City

We regularly shoot in Central Park, Times Square, Bryant Park, East Village, Washington Square Park, SOHO, Lower East Side, Dumbo, Greenwich Village, West Village, Chelsea, Meat Packing District, The High Line, Union Square. Whether you have a location in mind or are completely open to suggestions, we can help you choose some of the most photogenic areas of NYC. Note: While the most common reason to do couple portraits is for engagement and wedding day purposes, many clients do these sessions for other reasons.... Anniversaries and a trip to NYC are some other popular reasons to do couple portraits.

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Engagement Portrait Photography

Engagement sessions are popular for a variety of reasons. The photos are often taken for:
  • Save the Date and Thank You cards.
  • Decorating purposes at the bridal shower and wedding day.
  • Guestbooks
  • Wedding websites
These sessions are a lot of fun, natural photos of you being you. Engagement and couple portraits reveal creative photographs that are taken in a relaxed atmosphere, not during a busy wedding day.

Photojournalistic Couple portraits around Manhattan

NYC couple photography - For couples living in the city

It is not uncommon for New Yorkers to want a session that documents their life in the city. Couples may choose to start their session in their own neighborhood.  These locations often work well because they have special meaning to you.


Vacation photo shoots

 New York Photographer for International and traveling US clients

Some of our international clients have been here on vacation from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Dubai, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Switzerland, Turkey, Japan and more.
Couple portrait sessions are a great way to experience Manhattan. If you are looking for a friendly NYC photographer to help you plan a photo shoot, and lead you around some great locations, please don't hesitate to drop us a note. Many of our sessions are done with traveling couples who are only here for a few days, and we often hear how the photos were a lot of fun and a highlight of the trip. After your session you will be able to review the photos online and order your prints via the gallery. We mail prints and CDs to international clients all the time.

Gift Cards

Engagement photography gift cards are unique and fun for any bride to be. Truly a gift that will last forever.

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Krista and Paul - Facebook Review

We Were Blown Away

A huge big thanks to Photography By Roy for making our Christmas day 2014 so special and memorable. We were blown away viewing our portfolio of shots - these now form the best memories and photos we own.

Roy, your professionalism, attention to detail and unique talent is admirable and it's no wonder why you are in such high demand! It was so great to work with you; there will definitely be a next time! Thanking you from the bottom of our hearts. Krista & Paul.