Welcome to David J Martin Photography.


Please take a moment to click around on my website. I hope you’ll get a sense of my clean modern style and technical proficiency. The fact that everyone appears to be relaxed and at ease in their photos is no mistake. My background is the travel and tourism industry so I’m quite comfortable working with people. In turn, the photo shoot is a non-awkward and enjoyable experience. I specialize in shooting business portraits, performer headshots, and personal online dating photos.


When I first started with photography, I was working for modeling agencies in NYC; then, I discovered that taking pretty pictures of models wasn’t nearly as rewarding as photographing the everyday person. I enjoy capturing each client’s most beautiful and truest self. For whatever your purpose: actors, performers, therapists, personal trainers, chefs, executives, and everything in-between – I will deliver great photos of you “on a good day”.


If you hate having your picture taken, or if you don’t think you’re photogenic, you’ve come to the right photographer! I’ll help you feel at ease and get shots that really look like you. And believe it or not, we’re going to have fun. Check out the online reviews and testimonials of David J Martin Photography to read about my past clients’ experiences.

With my 15 years of shooting experience comes quality consistency which you won’t always get elsewhere. I know you have many options in choosing a photographer in New York City. You would be making the right move in choosing David J Martin Photography. You’ll get my continued enthusiasm and sincere desire to capture flattering photos. My intention is to help you move ahead in your personal and/or professional life. It’s a simple as that.


My photography education started at the School of Photography at Orange Coast College in California and I continue to hone my skills here in New York City -attending SVA and NYU classes.  Before I became a New York City photographer, I worked in visual merchandising for Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills, CA and I continue to utilize my clothing stylist skills in today’s photo shoots. I’ll consult with you (free of charge) as to what to wear.

My studio, David J Martin Photography, is conveniently located in the center of Manhattan. Steps away from most every subway in Midtown between Herald Square, Bryant Park, Grand Central, Penn Station, and Port Authority.


I’m also available to travel to your home or office location with my portable professional lighting equipment.

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“Worth it!! – David gives you a great product for a reasonable price! And the icing on the cake is that David makes you feel at home in his studio. I needed to update my headshot and I feel I got a number a good photos I can use for auditions. Check out his website!!”

“Great Headshots – David has the ability to take amazing photos. I was very impressed with his skill level and his ability to make me feel comfortable and at ease for more natural shots. He captured many aspects of myself and certainly made me look better than I do in real-time! Thank you, David. Highly recommend!”

“Great Photographer – I met David in 2002 when I needed my book updated. We ended up working together all these years since. I’ve referred many happy authors and musicians to him for their shots.”

“Total package! – Great photographer…..great photos…great personality….great price. need I say more?”

“Headshots will get you work! – David shot my best headshots ever–I just got a compliment from a casting director on them!–so I had to come here and plug his work. Thanks, David!”

“Awesome Headshots – After doing a major Google search, I was impressed by his website and rates. Not only did I get an awesome headshot for auditions but I did the David J martin Photography $390 deal in getting 3 looks and now I have other photos that I use for Facebook and I got a few dates from these. Well worth it. He’s great to work with – patient and funny.”

“It was time for me to update my old headshot to a more modern NYC style. I hadn’t had them done in awhile and feel like I’m new to all this again- seems the whole process has changed overnight. David made everything very easy for me – scheduling the shoot, arranging a makeup artist, letting me know what you wear. Fun shoot. Now I’m excited and confident about auditioning again!”

“Best Headshot at a good price! – I am a working actor who was looking for a good headshot photographer. The photographer’s website is very clear and easy to see – I liked his headshots; so, I emailed and booked a shoot. I couldn’t be happier as I was prepared to have to spend much more. I’ve been sending out my shots to agents and I’m now deciding which one to go with! Highly recommend and I’m telling all my friends.”


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