Thursday, April 23, 2009

What our Newborn, Maternity, Pets and other photography clients have to say...

I am trying to stay on top of the task of posting client emails as they come in.

For the longest time I had put the whole testimonial page aside and forgot about it, but when I removed it from the portrait site to make room for the Maternity Photography Gallery I had a few people asking me if I could show them something other Newborn or Maternity clients had to say...
So from now on you can access some of the reviews by clicking on this button:
Photographer, Manhattan

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

CANINES FOR A CURE. Bring your Pet and help a great cause.

Canines for a Cure: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's 1st Annual Dog Walk

Bring your four-legged best friend and join us for a cure!

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is pleased to announce that Celebrity Natural Food Chef and breakout star of "The Real House Wives of New York City," Bethenny Frankel, will be our 2009 Honorary Walk Chair for Canines for a Cure! Bethenny, a New York Times Best-Selling Author, will be autographing copies of her book, "Naturally Thin: Unleash Your Inner Skinny Girl and Free Yourself from a Lifetime of Dieting," with all proceeds benefiting LLS.


When: Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 9 a.m.

Where: Belmont Lake State Park, Babylon

View Event Brochure

  • $30 registration fee*
  • First 50 canines to register will receive a doggy bag
  • Prizes are available for additional fundraising
  • Participate in the Owner/Dog Look-a-Like contest & biggest Lap Dog Contest
  • Event is fun for everyone
  • Walk will be held rain or shine

*Register by May 1 and your $30 registration fee includes parking for one car. Additional parking fees apply if registration is not received by May 1.

For additional information on Canines for a Cure, or to register or volunteer for the event, please contact Katie Germana at 631-752-8500, ext. 20, or register online

As of right now Pet Photography by Roy has no part in this event, This is simply a "public service announcement"

To learn more, please visit


Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Pet photographer in Manhattan and NYC.

Pet Portraits in NYC

Just a couple of portraits from a recent pet photography session I did in Manhattan.

Pet Portraits in NYC

Thor and Bjorn aren't just miniature poodles with the coolest names, they also happen to have awesome owners... Marc and Rene.

This session was a gift from Marc,which I'm pretty sure Rene loved :)

Pet Photographer in Manhattan

What every photographer loves to hear, in the words Marc:

"Rene has been on the website and loves all the pictures – so not exactly sure what she has ordered….but my guess is quite a few"

Pet Photographer in Manhattan

For more Pet Photography samples please visit

Pet Photography Studio in New York City

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New Proofing / Shopping Cart System

Starting in January of 2009 our new shopping cart system has officially replaced the old gallery proofing.

Here's a list of some of the features you can now use when proofing/ordering from your gallery:

- Easily mark images as your favorite
- Crop images
- Preview black and white before ordering
- Zoom into a photo in order to see detail
- Specify paper type, and borders
- Add notes to images when ordering
- Check out using Visa/ Mastercard / Paypal or Check
- Track your order online, and get notified when it ships out
- Use any promotional codes/specials that are running

If you are a client who is currently using the old proofing section and would like to be able to use these new features, please email us (you can just reply to this email) and we will be glad to move your gallery to the new shopping cart... And don't worry if you have your favorites listed on pad, the image numbers will remain the same.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Newborn photography session in Sayville (Long Island, NY)

On a recent Sunday afternoon I got back to my desk to find a couple of emails and a voicemail from a new mommy named Tania, who apparently was very eager to book a newborn session for her baby a.s.a.p.

Tania told me she had taken her 2 week old baby to a portrait studio and had an overall unpleasent experience, "it was cold and the guy wasn't very patient or nice"...

Apparently little Anthony Jr. was letting everyone know he wasn't happy to be there and the session was canceled, which led Tania to start googling for a photographer on Long Island who would come to her home and set up a studio there.... the rest is history.

I had a great time working with Tania and her husband Anthony... we took our time and, as I always do, gave Anthony Jr. a couple of breaks whenever he was starting to get a little cranky.

baby portraits

I don't know if he was just gassy or what, but this baby had so many different expressions and sooo much character... He even did his trademark "Elvis" a couple of times...

and even smiled on a couple of occasions...

newborn studio on Long Island

at home newborn photographer
On my ride home from the session I already received a call from one of Tania's friends, as well as this super nice email from Tania :

It was so great meeting you Roy! You were AMAZING! I just feel bad that you wouldn't let us buy you lunch. AJ was so good with you. I will definitely recommend you to my friends--I already bragged about you on Facebook...

Thank you Tania! :)

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Maternity Portraits now have their own Gallery

When visiting the Portrait website you will notice that the Maternity pictures now have their own gallery (currently named "bellies") as opposed to being mixed in with the newborn photographs like before.

Pregnancy Portraits on our website

Maternity sessions are a major part of my business and so the change should hopefully reflect that.

We serve clients anywhere from Long Island, to Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Westchester to Poughkeepsie, New Jersey to Connecticut and more.
(travel fees may apply).

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