about Roy

Meet the Photographer

Central Park Photographer, Roy Somech.


Hi! My Name Is Roy and I’d love to be your photographer in NYC

I have been working in NYC professionally for almost 20 years, and would be happy to guide you through a wonderful photoshoot capturing this time in your life.

Over the years I’ve worked with
Please have a look around to see my work, please scroll down this page to read some reviews and please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions you may have!

Thank you for vising!


“Go the extra mile for my clients”

Ever since the early days of starting my professional photography career, I have always believed that the most important thing is to keep my clients happy… Whether that means spending a bit more time with them during the shoot, or going the extra mile to make a photo more special… The results and experience are always the top of my concern, I hope some of the reviews below reflect how this has paid off over the years. Thank you so much for visiting and I hope I can go the extra mile for you too!

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My Style

a balanced mix between guided poses and natural/Photojournalism

During my sessions I always try to strike a good balance between these two styles, but I also like to tell clients to feel comfortable and free to give me feedback, if there is a style you’d more or less of, or a specific image you had in mind, please don’t hesitate to let me know at any point, either before or during our session.

Family portraits in Central Park

1 Year Photography sessions



Here are some of the sessions I do most often

High School Senior Portraits

One of the most popular sessions by out of town clients… NYC is the perfect backdrop for Senior Portraits.

Couples / Engagement / Anniversary

A combination of posed and photojournalistic portraits to capture your relationship & this special time in your life.

Children and Family Portraits

From ages 6 months and up Central Park is the perfect location for Portraits. Also covering extended family sessions

quinceanera & Sweet Sixteen Portraits

Beautiful portraits to use at your event, take the pressure out of doing many photos on the day of your party and do these in advance.

Travel / Vacation / Holiday Photos

Whether you live on the Upper East Side, or are visiting from the far east, I’d be happy to capture you and your family’s time in NYC.

Maternity Portraits

Ideally done around week 32 or whenever you’re big enough but still comfortable enough to walk around for a bit.


Loved By my Clients

(I love them too!)


We came from a small town in TN to NYC for my son’s senior pictures/vacation. We were unfamiliar with the city of course and Roy was so professional and kind, assisting us with the transportation issues and being flexible with us with the anticipated rain. He was very personable. We felt as if we had a tour guide, photographer and friend all on one! We loved his creativity and also asking our opinions as to capture what we wanted as well. He was very interactive with our 6 yr old, engaging him as much as possible in conversation and helping to include him in the special day.

The pictures were online quicker than anticipated. We couldn’t be happier with them all! Now the daunting tasks of choosing out of so many great ones, but as he said “that’s a good problem”! We wholeheartedly recommend Roy for your special occasion. He is a gem. I made sure to snap a picture of him photographing my son, so we will remember him connected to that special day.

Melinda U.

Senior Portraits in NYC


I recently had my engagement photos taken by Roy and he was amazing! He was so easy to work with, made everyone feel super comfortable, and got great shots! He also got the pictures to us super fast, which was great since I was dying to see them! I wholeheartedly recommend him as a great person to work with, and a great artist who created wonderful memories for us! Thank you!

karen & Todd

NYC Engagement Photography


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

Holiday Photos in NYC


Absolutely love Roy’s work! Which is the reason why I came back to looking for him to shoot pictures of my child five years after he did my engagement shoot. And every time I return to New York with my family I would love for Roy to shoot the milestones and changes in my life and family as he perfectly does. His photography is fantastic, especially the way he juxtaposes beautiful portrait shots with New York in the background. He is especially good with working with children and he made my daughter feel very comfortable while he took amazing pictures of her. Keep up the good work Roy.. Look forward to working with you some more!

Preethi L.

Engagement, Family Portraits in Central Park


Children light up differently when someone else is behind the lens, especially someone like Roy who is so gentle, patient, and easygoing, and knows how to bring out the best in his subjects. Roy has perfectly captured our children’s personalities over and over again—we are so grateful. We truly treasure his photos and cannot recommend his services highly enough.


Children Photography Client- Manhattan


Roy was the absolute best! My husband and I used him for our engagement photos and were absolutely thrilled– we had many pictures made into fantastic prints that will last a lifetime. Roy was great to work with and managed to capture fantastic shots of two normally VERY unphotogenic people. He also scheduled a great photo shoot with locations that were perfect NYC backdsrops– we weren’t sure exactly where to begin and he planned a seamless day. Roy also went above and beyond to be accommodating of schedules and additional requests after the fact. We plan on doing a family portait shoot with him next! DEFINITELY use Roy if you’re considering professional photos. Maggie R

Maggie R.

Engagement Photography NYC


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!

Lynn H.

Children Photography NYC


Recently had a photo session with Roy to get some pictures of our son and dog. Roy was very accommodating to our schedule and location and encouraged our participation.
My husband and I generally hate having pictures taken (as is evident from our wedding photos) but the session was a pleasure!
It took nearly the whole time for our son to warm up and start smiling, but from the pictures Roy took, you could hardly tell that he was being so shy. The photos came out beautifully! Overall, the “action” shots are the strongest. If you’re a fan of a journalistic style, you should definitely consider Roy. We highly recommend his services, and would use him in the future.

Katie J.

Vacation Family Photography in NYC


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. br 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!!!!

Trish D.

Children and Family Portraits


Roy has taken the most beautiful photos of my daughter! Every year since she was born, Roy has documented my daughter’s growth, her quirks, her joy, her curiosity and playfulness. And this is no small miracle given how little interest and patience my daughter has for having her picture taken!

Carolyn F.

Children Photos in NYC


We asked Roy if he would be interested in taking our daughter’s senior pictures after seeing some of his work and we couldn’t be any happier that he said yes. When we first met up with Roy my daughter was a bit nervous which I am sure he deals with a lot but I was amazed at how fast Roy was able to get her into taking the pictures and relax. He was very professional but at the same time very chill. My daughter soon became very excited and engrossed in the whole event. Roy took us all over lower Manhattan and time was never a issue. He took a lot of pictures and he made sure to find the certain things we were looking for at the time. When he finished taking the pictures we knew we would want to use Roy again. Within a week or two he contacted us to let us know our pictures were up in a gallery and ready to be reviewed. We were very pleased with the results and are now making our order. If you are looking for a great photographer that is very easy to work with and is not going to rush you then go with Roy. We are glad we did!

Chris H.

Senior Portraits in NYC


I loved every minute of working with Roy! When I first saw his website and pictures I knew I had to work with him. The experience was everything I hoped it would be. Not only did he deliver on what I wanted, amazing pictures that were obviously NYC, but he was so kind and helpful with his knowledge of the city and helped us to navigate our time visiting the city. I will definitely work with him again!

Caroline L.

Senior Portraits in Manhattan


Roy was amazing in capturing the personalities and smiles of our family. We were visiting from out of town for a short weekend. Roy was very easy to work with in setting up a time and location. He was flexible and very professional. We have three young children and Roy did a great job of getting them to relax, smile, and have fun while taking pictures. I highly recommend Roy. The pictures turned out fantastic and I would definitely use his services again.


Holiday Family Portraits in NYC


Years later I look back at our photos and still feel so thankful for the work Roy did for us. He truly captured beautiful moments for our family, and he did it in such an easy, simple and fun way. An added Bonus to our family photo session, was that we were able to use these photos for my book cover and head shots for the publisher. So it was a win-win in every possible way.

Not only is his creative work beautiful…his customer service exceeded our expectations time and time again. Always prompt, friendly, workable, accommodating, and really gets what we need. I wish we still lived in the same state, because I would be having our family photos done every year with Roy!

Maria G.

Family Portraits