Family and children portraits have always been the core of my work... These sessions are easy going and fun, no forced cheese faces, nothing too posed or uncomfortable. Your kids will smile because they're having fun or laughing at a silly joke.
These sessions can take place anywhere on Long Island. It can be at your home, local park, beach etc.
We'd plan the session based on your kid's ages and work around their nap schedule if they're still little, otherwise shooting close to sunset would be the best thing to do because that's when the light is best.
We had our family session done recently in Central Park and we're very happy with how the pictures turned out. Chasing after a 2-yr-old for pictures is a tough job, but Roy was patient, easygoing, and just a wonderful photographer to work with. We had a really pleasant experience with Roy despite how crowded the park was that day. He's awesome!
I have worked with several professional children's photographers in the past, and I can confidently say that Roy is heads and shoulders above the rest!
We chose a location shoot. Roy has a great eye for using the surroundings to both make my children feel comfortable in their environment and for creating great backdrops for our photos. Roy made my little ones feel themselves in front of the camera. He was also able to capture their different moods and personalities - all within the time we spent with Roy during our shoot.
Roy wasn't only amazing with my kids, he was amazing with our dog! One of the most precious photos that came from our time with Roy was one where he caught my little boy hugging our little dog.
What is also important to know about Roy is that he is tireless. Roy kept going and kept taking photos even after my son was no longer interested. Roy is a perfectionist and he keeps trying to capture that "great shot," which he does! There were so many great pictures that came out of our time with him. Finally, Roy is a true professional. He was responsive; timely; and he highly cooperative.
We look forward to working with Roy for our family photos again. I would recommend Roy without hesitation.
Roy is hands down the best photographer to work with. He is patient and kind. He doesn't stop until everything is 110% perfect! I have worked with him for 4 years from maternity shoots to newborns to 6-month photos to family and pets1! He is one of a kind!
Roy was a pleasure to work with! He was easygoing yet professional and was terrific with our kids (5, 7 and 11). And, the results were fantastic - great family photos! Looking forward to working with him again! Highly recommend.