Now scheduling sessions for 2017 holidays:


Looking for something

different and fun with


Reserve a spot with Santa when he visits:

Saturday, November 18th, 2017




Holiday Cards for 2017


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Ask us about our faux
milk & cookies sessions

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No Session Fee Photography

What is a no session fee photographer? At Big Apple Portraits we guarantee you will love your portraits or you do not have to make a purchase. There is no upfront fee. No $350 spent before you walk in the studio. No cost to take the portraits. Most of our sessions are a no cost 30 minutes. After your session you join us for a reveal in the studio and only purchase the photos you love. All the package pricing is all-inclusive. Your session is free and your package is the one that fits your needs. There are no hidden costs or payments. We know kids are kids and families do not always function as planned. We want to take away the risk and stress to make sure that the smiles are the highlight of your session – not the fee.

Contact us by email about creating a fun and unique holiday portrait session or call us at 212.600.4457

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Santa’s Back & New Holiday Sessions Available


Santa Mini Sessions Are Back!

It just isn’t Christmas without a visit to Santa Claus, especially for the kids. Our Santa Claus is as jolly as they come and has a full, real beard! One of our perks of our Santa Sessions is missing the long lines of waiting to get your photo taken. Kids also get a chance to sit on his chair or try on his hat.

With this 10-minute session, your child can pose to their heart’s content with good ol’ Saint Nick. Touch his beard, give him a hug or high five, arm wrestle him, tangle him up in lights, and don’t let him give you the big bag of coal! Our Real Bearded Santa Sessions are filled with fun and laughter.

Santa is coming back sooner than you think! This year, Santa has only scheduled one day this year but will have extended hours!  We’ve also added some new fun with Santa – Story Time & Big Kid Sessions.


Storytime with Santa.  This year from 11am-12pm, we are offering an opportunity to sit and hear Santa tell a story and take a photo(per family) with him afterwards.  Storytime is $45 for the first child and $15 for each additional sibling.  Recommended for kids 6 & under. Spots will be limited for this event.

We are also offering Big Kid Sessions (kids 10 and older) for the last half hour of the day.  These sessions will be a close up pose with Santa and one fun pose with Santa (tie him up with lights, high five him arm wrestle him, etc.) Big Kid Sessions are $75 for 2 digital images.

Santa’s Back on Saturday, November 18th, 2016

*Disclaimer:  This year, same as last, we are requiring the $50 deposit to book your Santa Session and your $50 deposit will be put towards any package you purchase. Pay here.

Book A Santa Session

This year, for the 2017 Holiday Season, we will have fewer weekend and regular sessions available.

What does this mean for you?  Book early to guarantee your spot during our extremely busy holiday season and avoid a rush fee.  We will have our holiday sets available starting September 15th. To accommodate our reduced schedule, we will also be adding some new sessions for those who are just looking for a photos for their annual holiday card and for those looking for smaller packages.

In addition. this year we will only have special Holiday Packages for purchase.  These packages will start at $200.  In the past, our standard packages have applied to all holiday sessions.  Our standard  packages will not be available between October 15 & December 22.  Those looking for lower prices for their holiday session will be able to enjoy our Holiday Card Sessions or our Holiday Mini Sessions. Stay tuned for more details about these sessions.

Book A Holiday Session

August 1st, 2017|

Introducing Niyam

We recently had new clients, Candace and Vinayak, come to the studio with their new baby boy.  He was such a sweet little thing.  He was wide awake when we started shooting and quickly fell asleep for most of his session.  All the while, giving us the cutest little smiles.  We wish the whole family the best of luck on this wonderul journey.

Introducing Niyam.

August 1st, 2017|

POLICY CHANGE: Photo Storage and Online Gallery Deletion

Beginning August 1st, we are changing the way that we are able store your photos here in the studio and online.

Our current policy is:

  • We store your photos here in studio for up to a year.
  • Your most recent session will be available in an online gallery for 30 days after your ordering appointment.
  • Your online galleries would include your past sessions
Unfortunately, our online host system is changing and so we must change with them.  We have been lenient with this policy in the past and have been able to keep your photos here in studio since we began almost 10 years ago.
Our new policy will be:
  • We store your photos here in studio for up to a year and will then be deleted.
  • Your most recent session will be available in an online gallery for 30 days after your ordering appointment.

Any gallery older than August 1, 2016 will be deleted here in studio.  Any online gallery older than July 1, 2017 will also be deleted.

Enjoy 10% off any products from your previous galleries now until July 31st at midnight. Use code: BAP10DEL

If you have any questions about your older galleries, please call us at 212-600-4457 or email at

July 28th, 2017|