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Private Photo Journeys

Jessica Festa NY Your Way 1 Comment

Say goodbye to selfies and bad vacation photos, as this experience is part tour, part photo shoot.

On a private photo journey you won’t just get a certified NYC tour guide and local showing you around, but a professional photographer snapping photos of you and your group — which are all yours to keep.

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A happy guest with the Manhattan skyline in the background

When booking, please let us know any must-see NYC tourist attractions/desired experience themes/interests we can tailor itineraries to. We know New York like the back of our hands, and will work with you to develop the tour of your dreams. You can also choose from one of our popular itineraries below.

Please also note your group size and how many hours you’d like to explore for.

Private Photo Journey

Itinerary Suggestions:

If any of the below itineraries are of interest please note the tour number on your booking form.

Tour 1: Times Square / Central Park / Upper East Side / Brooklyn Bridge [2 hours]. This classic itinerary showcases the best of NYC while also giving you a diverse array of shots, from gorgeous landscapes to historic architecture.

Tour 2: Times Square / Central Park / Upper East Side / Bushwick [2 hours]. A bit of classic New York; a bit of funky Brooklyn through Bushwick street art. *Only available on weekdays due to subway construction on weekends (unless you are okay with paying for a taxi/Uber from Central Park to Bushwick)

Tour 3: Lower East Side / Williamsburg Bridge / Williamsburg / Bushwick [3 hours]. This Brooklyn-focused itinerary offers skylines, street art, and bridges all in one.

Tour 4: Times Square / Central Park / Upper East Side / Brooklyn Bridge / Bushwick [3 hours]. Our most popular itinerary! A full mix of classic New York with funky Brooklyn, with an extremely wide array of photos to be taken. Immerse yourself in nature, stroll through NYC’s largest street art gallery, walk the city’s most whimsical bridge and strike a pose in one of the most energetic places on earth! *Only available on weekdays due to subway construction on weekends (unless you are okay with paying for a taxi/Uber from the Brooklyn Bridge to Bushwick)

Tour 5: Times Square / Central Park / Upper East Side / Brooklyn Bridge / DUMBO [3 hours]. Similar to Tour #1, but instead of ending in the middle of the Brooklyn Bridge we’ll walk the entire structure into Brooklyn to explore DUMBO and Brooklyn Bridge Park, one of New York City’s most beautiful green spaces. Some highlights of the park include photos underneath the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges, the Manhattan skyline as a backdrop and even a small beach as a photo shoot setting.

The above suggestions can be slightly altered. Just let us know what you’d like in your booking form! If there is something very specific you want in terms of a tour theme please email us to make sure it’s possble first – [email protected]

Want great photos but don’t necessarily care about a tour?

Check out our NYC Influencer Shoots! With this option, you get *more* photos — each of which is individually edited (if you choose the “edited” package).

Moreover, you get a pre-shoot call where we’ll go over a concept for the shoot based on what your goals are. We can also discuss outfit changes and looks.

All Influencer Shoots are led by Jessie on a Journey, who will look over your Instagram feed/mood board/inspiration photos to get a sense of your style, too.

This option is great for influencers, bloggers, creators, people wanting professional family/friend/couple shots, and those looking to elevate their personal brand (vs simply getting fun touristic photos around the city).

You can find more information here.

Included in an NYC Photo Journey:

  • Knowledgeable, local guide/photographer
  • Hotel pick-up via subway (upon request)
  • Unlimited lightly-edited photos of you and your group (usually 75+ images for a 2-hour tour and 125+ images for a 3-hour tour, depending on the pace of the group)
  • New York taxes and fees

Not Included:

  • Subway transfers
  • Gratuities (optional, but appreciated!)
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Showing some guests the street art in Brooklyn

Price: $130 per hour, per group of up to three people (not per person). To add more people there is a $50 flat fee per person (per day, if booking multiple days), which you will see when booking. Beautiful high-resolution photography of your group is always included. Click here to see a sample gallery.

Photos: You’ll receive your digital folder of photos within 72 hours from the time the tour ends (excluding weekend days). If you need your photos sooner you’ll have an option to purchase a fast turn-around upsell at checkout. 

Bookings: Please email us using the form below with your desired date(s) and time to book this tour or use the “Book Now” link above. If you don’t see a timeslot that works for you please email us and we will try to work with your availability. Also note that tours after 4pm are only possible in the summer due to lighting. 

Cancellation Policy: Our cancellation policy is as follows:

  • Cancellations made at least 30 days in advance receive a 90% refund
  • Cancellations made between 73 hours and 29 days out from the tour departure receive a 50% refund
  • Cancellations made within 72 hours of the tour departure are non-refundable

Please keep in mind that guides block their schedules when a booking is made, turning away other tours to be available for yours. In order to effectively run our business while ensuring guides are always compensated, we do not provide 100% refunds.

Also keep in mind that all of our experiences are private, meaning that if you cancel we don’t have other people making up that cost, which public tours are able to do.

If you need to reschedule please email us at [email protected] and we can try to accommodate as best as we can. As long as your scheduled guide can accommodate your request, we’re happy to reschedule at no charge.

This being said, we do offer a 100% refund if a tour is canceled due to inclement weather.

Please see our Terms & Conditions for full information (section 3).

Private Photo Journey

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Comments 1

  1. Buen día,

    Estoy interesado en una sesión de fotos Del tour No 1. Me podrían decir cual es el precio?

    Estoy de visita en NY entre el 20 junio y 25 junio.

    La.sesion de fotos es privada? La requiero en idioma español.

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