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Susan Farley Photography/ NYC based Portrait, Commercial and Event photographer  

I love creating images which capture the life and vitality of All people.

Photographing  US presidents, celebrities, CEOs, and You!


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 Susan Farley Photography is a NYS and NYC WBE (Women-Owned Business Enterprise) photographing for a variety of clients as an independent NYC area freelance and contract photographer including numerous Editorial, Corporate, University, Commercial and Private clients throughout the NYC Tri-state area. Susan is a tremendously experienced award-winning New York City photographer having photography published as a staff photographer for Newsday in NYC, New York and as a staff photographer/editor for Agence France Presse in Washington D.C., as a NYC based temporary staff photographer for The New York Times, and as  full-time freelance photographer for THE NY TIMES having 1000's of photographs featured, as well as, on the photography staff for The Journal News in Westchester County, NY.

Susan Farley is a NYC, NY and Westchester,NY professional photographer specializing in creating portraits and slice of life images in a unique and authentic way for her clients needs.

Susan's work has been published in People Magazine, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Teen People, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Seattle Times, The National Post, The Ottawa Citizen, Newsweek, Figure Magazine,GQ, 1to1Media, CURE  Today, The Desk and other publications. Susan has also worked several photography projects for MTV, Fox Family Networks and many Corporate annual report and portrait assignments, as well as, University Publications.

She has also created large scale internal marketing murals and life-sized posters for Fortune 500 companies.

Susan creates outstanding artistic and authentic photographs, transforming real people into stars and locations into artistic backdrops.

Two time winner of the Newswomen’s Club of NY Front Page Award for both feature and news photography, Susan Farley has also won several awards from the New York Press Photographers Association, including  “Best of Show.” 

The National Press Photographers Association, the Press Club of Long Island and The Associated Press have also recognized and awarded her work.

Susan has been awarded two Arts in Education grants from the Bronx Council of The Arts and JPMorgan Chase to work with NYC public school children on photography and memoir projects which were exhibited at the Focal Point Gallery.

Susan is an active member of ASMP (American Society of Media Photographers) and the NYPPA (New York Press Photographers Association.)

Susan gets the "shot" you need and the photos which will surprise and delight  you and your viewer as she brings out the dynamic best in each subject. Whether on-location photographing a large scale project or shooting a simple headshot, each photography subject is treated with the highest importance, respect, creativity and enthusiasm.

Susan Farley is the creator of thousands of memorable and touching published and client images in New York City tri-state area ad beyond.

Susan always creates interest and excitment with each new assignment and client. Feel at ease that your experience with Susan will be stress-free and fun.

Susan Farley’s fundamental approach is to connect and communicate with people. Her photographs are vibrant, fresh and always humanistic.

"My first love is Photographing People, photographing 1000's of awesome and unique people of all types, shapes, sizes and lifestyles in various scenarios for publications, businesses and personal clients. When the camera is in my hands my goal is to connect with each unique individual and create the most authentic and dynamic images in the moment. My focus is on being a visual storyteller creating in-the-moment photojournalistic style photographs for publications, corporate, advertising and private clients."

Susan is also a member of SAG-AFTRA and has performed as a Special Ability professional photographer in many TV series episodes, including Law And Order, Billions, Power, Orange is the New Black and Succession.

Besides photography careet, Susan has passions for  Fine Art, improvisational Comedy Acting, Environmental health concerns, Animal Rights and history of all types.

Some Raves!

The New York Times

"Susan is a great photographer, who can be counted on to give you something more than a cliche. Always reliable, and always a pleasure to work with."
- Robert Candela, NYT Photo Assignment Editor (retired)


"Susan is a highly dependable and talented photographer who creates excellent quality images.  She is always a pleasure to work with as she brings passion, respect and creativity to each assignment regardless of the subject and challenges."
- Stan Wolfson, CUNY Media Relations, and former Newsday photo editor


"Susan brings years of technical experience, a fresh creative perspective and reliable service quality to all our assignments. Because she asks smart questions about our objectives in advance, she knows how to get us exactly what we want---and oftentimes, more than we ever thought we could achieve."
- Larry Eckerle, Managing Partner Zero Gravity Group
Beverage Industry 

"Susan's passion for photography is always evident on our photo shoots. She works hard to be creative and produce the best possible product to support our publication and our clients."
- BI Magazine editors


"Susan Farley is a consummate artist.  Her approach to photography is comprehensive and accessible. She gets to know you personally and then calms you enough to allow your true self to emerge in the photos.  Her recommendations as to optimal clothing and make up (if indicated) was so helpful.  She chose an outstanding location and took everything into consideration including the time of day for optimal lighting and crowd avoidance (in my case).

What I especially loved about working with Susan was that she made me feel comfortable in the context of the camera.  Usually stilted and self conscious in front of a camera, she helped me to see the camera only as an extension of her self, so that she talked me through to a comfort level which really helped to optimize the beauty and grace of the photographs.

She is professional and experienced and every minute working with her all of that came through, as well as her warmth and commitment.  Sensitive and responsive, I can't imagine a better combination in a photographer for any event you have in mind.

I can't recommend her enough.  Thanks Susan!,"

- Cynthia M. Chase

"Your professionalism, quick turnaround,and great shots have made it a delight to work with you.You are absolutely on my list for any future photo needs in the New York area."
- Linda Schmidt,  Managing editor, Mills Quarterly

"Susan has a special way of capturing people's essence.She gets right to the key. She makes you feel more comfortable than I ever thought possible, which results in 1000% better photos. She's the best people photographer you could ask for. And she does the same for our beloved pets. I feel so lucky to have Susan as a resource."
Katie Geddes, Business Designer, Embodyart

"Thank you Susan, The photo shoot has been a great success with fantastic pictures. The combination of portraits with the astonishing sky views of New York have given us a number of unforgettable scenes."
Eddy Coppieters, Belgium 

"It was a pleasure doing business with Susan.  She is professional and great to work with. She turned our proof around in less than 24. She truly does amazing work which turned out beautiful!"
- Molly Enos. Pennsylvania

"We were so lucky to find Susan when searching for a photographer from 1500 miles away. Susan had great energy and tirelessly ran around the city with us looking for the right scenery to capture Courtney's love for New York City.  We loved every picture and were so pleased to receive our proofs so quickly. I'm sure I will need a photographer in the area again and I will definitely call Susan."
- LuAnne Schenck, Louisiana

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