Dorothy Shi Studio
Dorothy Shi Studio

Dorothy Shi Studio

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Introduction: My name is Dorothy Shi and I am a photographer located here in Manhattan, NYC I am a professional photographer with 25 years of experience and have been awarded best fashion photographer with BackStage Magazine 4 years in a row. I have extensive experience in catalogs, acting/modeling headshots, corporate headshots, men/women fashion, commercial, children, beauty campaigns, CD Covers and magazine editorials. I will offer the best experience and advice to get you in the shot that you desire for your occasion. Some of my clients include Dove Campaign, Levi's, Laura Ashley, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and the Late Whitney Houston. I am a new client on Thumbtack but have been around in the business for several years and knows what it takes to make sure each shot comes out beautifully. To expand my New York base, I am currently offering competitive pricing for the best quality pictures. I love being able to grab an expression out of someone and being able to photograph each moment. Being able to capture a moment and cherish it for eternity is what I love doing.

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Hired 156 times

Serves New York, NY

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5 employees

30 years in business

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Cash, Credit card, PayPal, Square cash app, Venmo

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Facebook, Instagram

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    Engagement Photography

  • Wedding and Event Photography - Huntington 2021

    Engagement Photography

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

Exceptional 5.0

133 reviews


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Will J.

Engagement Photography

I contacted Dorothy to help photograph my surprise engagement. When I initially communicated with her, she was responsive and clear. Once we'd agreed to work together, she was very easy to coordinate with and offered helpful tips for getting the most out of our shoot. On the actual day, she was perfect! She arrived on time, was super friendly and helpful, and took great photos for us, which we got less than 24 hours later. Overall, can't think of a single thing that wasn't perfect - thank you Dorothy!
Dorothy Shi Studio's reply
THANK YOU SO MUCH . you guys are what dream are made of
Aug 2, 2021
Kathie S.

Wedding and Event Photography

Aside from being a engaging and friendly person, Dorothy is an excellent photographer. I hired her to take pictures of my elopement in Central Park as well as other NYC locations. We had a great few hours and the best part in addition to getting good shots was the time we spent together which was a lot of fun. From the initial first conversation to the presentation of photos, she was invested in making sure that I was satisfied. A truly talented professional. Thanks so much Dorothy!
Dorothy Shi Studio's reply
you are so welcome , amazing couple , I has a blast
Oct 10, 2020
Akeem b.

Headshot Photography

The experience was great. Shi was patient and assisted me to get dress and ensure i liked the photos. Great editing skills for my cheek bones.
Aug 3, 2021
Chi C.

Portrait Photography

What a great experience with Dorothy and her team! I really needed a change of environment like that. I’m usually working in a room with bad office lighting and it so inorganic. It was a complete opposite there with the plant life, natural lighting and the pets. I can’t be more grateful for her husband’s generosity and care towards making sure I have all I needed for my purpose as an artist. I tend to go over the top with jewelry and designs on my clothes and instead with his and Dorothy’s help I got some great looks from classy to cool. Also, her makeup artist was really good and added to the cool and pleasant atmosphere. Pictures turned out fantastic and I’m looking forward to the touch ups. Folks who’ve already viewed the pictures thought it was already touched up. That could only come from years of experience and talent for photography.
Jul 15, 2021
Kevin K.

Headshot Photography

I needed new headshots for my LinkedIn profile and Dorothy was able to fit me into her schedule and she did excellent work. She was very accommodating and the photos turned out better than I would have expected. She took the time to edit some of the photos with me so I look less ugly on LinkedIn than I do in real life. I would highly recommend Dorothy to anyone!
Jul 23, 2021
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Headshot : 1 look $ 175 2 looks $299 Model Portfolio :5 looks $500 Corporate Events : 800 half a day 4 hours 1500 full day, 8 hours 1 assistant Weddings :starting at 1500 ,varies with location and amount of guests 8 hour day

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I like to have a 15 minute phone/in-person consultation with the client to discuss their needs.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    F.I.T School of Visual Arts Over 30 years experience,

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