Ricardo Andre is a seasoned photographer with over 15 years of experience in the space. Shooting with Essence Magazine to Victoria Secret Models and The New York Giants, Ricardo decided to start his own firm seven years ago, with the sole focus of making every woman and man feel like a model.
Through his vision, Ricardo aims to shake up the industry and change the standard of what beauty actually is.
Ricardo Andre was born an artist. Growing up, he explored all mediums of art from oil on canvas to soft stone and metal and then one day he picked up a camera and the love affair began. Ricardo always has his camera to hand, he documents and processes all his experiences. This is evident in the diversity of his range; from shooting the orphanages in Haiti to boudoir or engagement shoots in his studio, it is the artist behind the camera that really makes the difference.
Ricardo and his team covers weddings, bat mitzvahs, communions, engagements, portraits, headshots, family photos and specializes in BOUDOIR.
Check out what our past clients have had to say:
“He and his team exceeded my expectations for the shoot and left my now fiancé and I in tears. I cannot recommend Ricardo enough. 5 stars!”
This is my first time doing a photoshoot and he was so professional and great to work with. The photos taken were absolutely amazing!
Edith Marie Selover
Ricardo is so much fun and instantly put me at ease. He created a space to let me play with different looks and be as daring and as traditional as I wanted. He is a very versatile photographer and is as amazing doing a family photo shoot as a boudoir shoot. He’s absolutely phenomenal and I can’t wait to work with him again! More...
Just finished a shoot for my birthday and it went great. It was exaclty what i wanted and he made me feel comfortable with everything
Ricardo was THEE best! I wasn't the object of focus of the shoot, but he was supportive of me being in attendance to help make my friend comfortable with everything. The boudoir space for shooting the photos was clean and full of great light! He gave perfect instructions to my friend for different angles of the shoot and even got on his hands and knees for angles too. He was great with giving me direction on the side to stand where my friend could see me, I could see her, I wasn't blocking any of her photos, and I was able to watch his mastery in photography.Will definitely use his services again! More...
C Nina Immanuel
Photographs came out beautifully. The studio was professional. Would love to do another shoot for my 40th.
I had a photo shoot with Ricardo to create promotional material for my show. It was great a experience. He is very patient and creative. He did wonderful pictures. I am very happy that I came upon with his contact. I recommend him to anyone who is looking for a pleasant, stress free and professional experience that results in great photos. More...
He is awesome and very professional!!! I loved my photo shoot and the makeup artist!!!
Talented, easy going Photographer that captures what the client is looking for and more!
What an exceptional experience, Ryan, Mya Ashley and Ricardo made taking pictures exciting and fun. He photographed my daughter and me in a "Mommy and me"photo- shoot. My adult daughter gave me laughs to remember for life and I have to thank this group for that. The photos are so good I can't believe it's us. Make up artist Eddie get a hands up church praise. He is the Leonardo of FACE! This collab is worth every penny. Studio is clean and comfortable. Okay, What are you waiting on? Make a reservation and take some pictures..... More...
My wife and I had an amazing time with Ricardo for our maternity shoot. He captured a lot of great shots and made us feel extremely comfortable. When our baby is born we will definitely use him for our newborns photos. Thank you Ricardo for being professional! More...
Ricardo is an incredible talent. He’s one of those rare people that can combine technical expertise and creativity with people/friendship skills to get a great result. Highly recommended!
Ricardo is awesome. He's got a great eye, but more importantly, he makes people feel comfortable and free to be themselves on camera. We did our maternity shoot with him recently, and had a total blast. We love the photos. Thanks so much, Ricardo!! More...
Very relaxed and professional. Fun shoot and great photos! Highly recommend!
Ricardo did a great job. I needed photos of me for my website and brand. The pictures came out wonderful and I received many compliments. I would definitely recommend Ricardo Andre if you want beautiful photos. More...
At 36 weeks pregnant Ricardo took my husbands and I maternity shoot. I was completely amazed and overjoyed with every single picture captured. It was a complete success that’s to his patience, comfort and his ideas we were able to bring life to these pictures. Each parties spoke out to viewers and it said a story of shared love between a couple excited for the new creation. We recommend Ricardo for any photo shoot! His studio is ready equipped in the most cozy and comfortable setting. He is amazing and creates magic! Totally in love with the pictures. I officially have found my photographer!!!! More...
I am so happy I decided to work with Ricardo. His team was incredibly sweet and supportive, which makes any first-timer like myself, feel at home. The ultimate professional, he has a small wardrobe to supplement a few things and a room with full lighting for makeup. I look forward to working with him again. More...
Ricardo is a great photographer and really cool guy. this was the first time I had ever took professional pictures and he made me feel comfortable and the pictures came out great! Highly recommend him
I chose Richardo for our maternity photos. He was very attentive. He made us feel comfortable and confident. Our pictures came out amazing and we had such a great time. I loved Richardo and his makeup artist Summers. They really did an awesome job. I would recommend Richardo Andre Studios for anyone who wants professional photos! Love love love all the photos! More...
The only place I go to for any family photos. He's done my boudoir, baby photos, Christmas cards and mommy and me! I always feel comfortable and Ricardo gets soooo many good shots in one quick session so my toddler doesn't get bored. She loves him!You're in good hands. More...
Nikki Phillip Intl ..
Highly recommended! Wonderful to work with
Made me feel comfortable in my own skin. Brought out my true self through his camera. Great advise to help convey what executives are looking fo . Recommended for professional headshots. More...
Great maternity shoot! Very welcoming staff and excellent pictures will definitely be returning once my prince is born!
I had a headshot session with Ricardo and got variety of good photos. Vey useful !
Ricardo took pictures of me for my husband for a gift . I am less than photogenic in all photos but he made me look and feel beautiful. The make up artist was phenomenal. Only hitch was that there was supposed to be a hairstylist available and there was not, but his assistant jumped in and helped tame my crazy hair! More...
Ricardo and his whole team were very professional and made me feel at ease from the beginning. I did a boudoir shoot and got some amazing photos I will cherish forever. I also came back and had him shoot some headshots for me. I would highly, highly recommend Ricardo Andre Studios. More...
His whole studio is very professional but very welcoming. I felt completely at ease from the very beginning and got some amazing photos that I will cherish forever! I did a boudoir shoot and I ended up going back to get some headshots as well. Photos were tasteful but sexy as hell! More...
Richardo is professional and creative. I felt beautiful and comfortable with an experienced photographer. I would highly recommend this service. Incredible experience. Will book again for additional projects. More...
Ricardo was so professional and made me feel comfortable during the photoshoot. This was my first time having professional pictures taken and Ricardo gave me the best advice about how to pose. The timeline of scheduling, editing and album making was so quick! Thank you for everything! More...
Sandra Chinea Amoros
This was my first shoot ever and Ricardo really knew how to bring out my sexy self and make me feel comfortable. Can definitely recommend him and I'll be back soon for a different type of shoot. Thank you!
Ricardos is absolutely the best!His assistant and team were great! Everything went smooth while having fun shooting It’s a Comfortable and cozy space with awesome people taking care of you every step of the way Thanks Ricardo u are the best ! You must book him for a quality fun shoot! More...
Super professional, timely and works well with families with small children.
Beautiful photos, made me feel so comfortable and sexy. Ricardo is an artist, I recommend him highly
Ricardo is phenomenal. Took amazing photos of me for my 30th birthday. Enjoyed every moment of it.
He was the best definitely going to come back. Love it thank you
Great Job! Extremely friendly and personable
Ricardo was great! I had a professional headshot done and I was able to try several different looks. Very happy with the whole experience.
Ricardo is amazing. His work stood out to me because he is able to capture details and subtleties that go beyond beauty. In person, he is even greater. He allows your personality to shine through and he coaches you to bring your best self forward. I really enjoyed this process and am super happy with the results. If you need an outstanding photo, go to Ricardo, satisfaction guaranteed. More...
I absolutely love the ambience and vibe! Pictures came out great! Love that he helps direct the body language and face angels! Thank you very much for this moment! One for the books More...
Ricardo is wonderfully easy to get along with and as shy and body conscious as I am, he made me comfortable and my pictures were beautiful and tasteful. It brought tears to my eyes to see myself in a new light. Thank you Ricardo!!! More...
Myself and my Wife had a great experience at Ricardo Andre studios!It was a very relaxed ,yet professional atmosphere. We received a great many shots to choose from.Our biggest was choosing shots! There were so many, and all of great quality! Thanks Ricardo! More...
Great photographer! Like him so much! He help with a pose. Real professional!
Great session! Yvette (the makeup artist) is the sweetest person. Ricardo makes you feel comfortable through most the session. Highly recommended.
Professional , kind and efficient :)
Absolutely loved working with you, and how you helped bring out my personality to the shots. Super easy going and comfortable. Can’t wait to work together again soon! More...
Super professional and great results
INCREDIBLE QUALITY!!! I have been boxing with Ricardo for quite some time so I was surprised to see how impressive his photography skills were. I came I'm for what I thought would be a casual shoot and Ricardo took incredible care of me every step of the way. He got me in the chair with an amazing make up artist and helped me decide one few looks. He got me to loosen up and relax which is hard to do for me! I'm the end we went through all the pictures and I found too many that I loved. The three that he retouched will be used over and over again for my headshots and even for personal glamour purposes! He's a master of perfection I can't thank him enough! More...
Ricardo did a great job with my photos, and worked well with my schedule
Sherly Saint Cloud
I have the amazing experience at Ricardo Andre’s Studios. I came in with some insecurities and I left feeling like a top model. Everyone treated me as if I was doing a magazine cover. I am so grateful for this life changing experience and yes I will come back soon. Thank you so much Mr. Andre and your beautiful staff. More...
Ricardo is super cool and chill. I enjoyed shooting with him in his dope studio
I worked with Ricardo on a photo shoot collaboration and he was so good. Super professional and amazing eye behind the camera!!!! Can’t wait to work with him again!!! More...
Had an amazing experience will definitely Come back! Photos looked amazing!
Ann-Caroline van der Ham
Great experience, very comforting and professional!
Ricardo was professional and made me feel at ease. I was so happy with how the photos turned out! Highly recommend.
The price is fair even tho I was late still took all my shots for my maternity shoot for me and the wife
Perfect photographer for your wedding
I am the owner of ModMara and I have shot multiple collections and looks with Ricardo. Very pleasant guy to work with! I rate Star because the Photographer and his staff/ glam team are very professional. Clean environment to work in and they are very creative. Weather you have your own ideas or not their creative input is there to assist you and the owner is well connected to lots of industry professionals like designers, makeup & hair. So all in one service. And I love the decor of the place! More...
Javon Amountboy J.B. Brewster
Such a Dope comfortable space to get your photo visions met and with class. Most Def a hidden jewel in Harlem.
Great experience!!! Pictures turned out wonderful!! I would recommend him to anyone interested in taking professional pictures!!!
Ricardo make me feel very comfortable and confident, I love the different poses and how I felt so natural about this shoot since it was actually my first time I will definitely come back for another photo shoot.
It was a great shoot ,we had so much fun and everyone was amazing . Go and support
Very great experience! The photographer was very personable and made us all feel comfortable. There was also music, good vibes and positive energy!
I’ve been a professional model for 8 years and Ricardo is a Professional boudoir photographer, he knows his angles and what he’s doing. Feel free to unleash your inner feline! More...
Ricardo was amazing! Super professional, talented and laid back. He’s an expert at this!
Had my first boudoir shoot and Ricardo, Ashley, and Eddie (makeup) were awesome! They make you feel super comfortable and are there to coach you if you want. I definitely plan on coming back to Ricardo for a couple’s boudoir shoot! More...
Ricardo made me feel like a model! He was patient and taught me how to pose, I didn’t feel uncomfortable for a second even during the sexy part of the photoshoot (which I was very nervous for!) He is AMAZING! Coming back and bringing my girlfriends for sure. Can’t recommend him enough !! More...
I love him .. His team is amazing .. I will be back very soon.
Ricardo was fantastic. He knew exactly what I wanted and helped me get the shots I needed for my birthday.
Ricardo Andre is Amazing to work with!!!! He put me at ease when I feared I couldn’t be! So comfortable to work with and such Inherit talent!!! See Ricardo Andre for all your professional portrait needs...if you want to feel like Beyoncé book your appt. now!! So happy I did!!!! More...
The pictures came out amazing and the people were so friendly and fantastic
Excellent. He pays attention to detail and captures your essence.
Ricardo Andre was an awesome experience! We had so much fun shooting our maternity photos. He made us feel super comfortable and authentic to ourselves. I felt like an actual model, with my make up application and the kind words he kept saying throughout my shoot. My boyfriend also had fun taking pictures, it was definitely a bonding experience. I would definitely recommend his services again. More...
Ricardo is extremely professional and made me so comfortable. The end result was beautiful pictures and a memorable experience.
The best photographer ever
I had such an AWESOME experience with Ricardo Andre and his team. Ricardo was very professional, patient, and encouraging. He’s a passionate director with a true love for the art and I’ve learned a lot. Ricardo’s team was extremely helpful and personable. I loved all of the support that I received. It all made me feel comfortable. I can’t wait to do another shoot with Ricardo. Such a fun experience! More...
This was my first time getting portraits done and I had such a good experience! I was pleasantly surprised to be offered extra clothing options, which looked much better than what I had brought. From the assistant Ashley, to the make up staff, to Ricardo himself, everyone was so kind, patient, and welcoming. They gave me a lot of individual attention and treated me very well. Not to mention very reasonable rates. I would highly recommend this experience. More...
Had a great photo shoot with Ricardo Andre. I purchased a Groupon and it didn’t feel like it. He took so many shots and was very professional and I was able to choose a lot of the pics and he still edited a few. Thank you, Ricardo.
I just took my maternity photo shoot today. I was a bit nervous at first but Ricardo helped make us feel really comfortable. Can’t wait to see how the photos came out!! More...
I highly recommend Ricardo Andre studio. The staff are very friendly and make you very comfortable. Ricardo is an amazing photographer and makes you feel very comfortable and professional. I can’t thank him enough for the amazing experience More...
Great photographer! Very patient and professional!
Ricardo is an amazing photographer, we booked her for our newborn session and we were beyond pleased with the results so we booked him again for a maternity shoot and he did an awesome job again. He's super nice, patient, easy to work with and very professional, we're definitely going to continue booking him for future special occasions and milestones with our family, I highly recommend him. More...
I would highly recommend Ricardo Andre Studio to anyone. He is very professional and is an amazing photographer. His staff are very friendly and make u comfortable. I could not thank Ricardo enough for such an amazing experience and how beautiful he made me feel. I would definitely go back to him. More...
Kevin Nivek Kiadii LR
The love from the photographer is awesome
OMG HE IS THE BEST, HE MADE ME SO RELAX
The images that he took of our firm was amazing. The turn around was very qucik
He takes all of my acting head shots... and the prices are pretty good. Head shots in NYC are expensive! He edits very well also.
ana julia nsungui
Amazing experience. It was my 1st time taking pictures but Ricardo and his team made it sooo easy. I love love looove my pictures. Will go back without a doubt!
Best editorial photography in NYC!!!!!
Very professional! Loved the makeup and the photos. They don’t rush you either. Enough time for outfit changes.
The best experience for the first time. Love the photos that came along with and it was nice meeting Ricardo and his team.
Had a really great experience, Ricardo is a true professional and will do his best to get you out of his shell. You can tell he’s passionate about his craft as well and you’re definitely going to leave with some gems shot by his camera
Super friendly and over all fun experience!
Ricardo's work is flawless! and he has a great spirit!
Blanca Velasco Alferez
I have an awesome experience in his studio, Ricardo and all his staff are very professional & friendly. I would recommend him to anyone !!!
Great studio. Great quality photos.
Where do I start ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! I was super nervous to do my boudoir shoot with Ricardo but once I arrived he made me feel comfortable AND beautiful at the same time. His mannerisms exceed any photographer's I've ever met---professional, patient, genuinely happy to bring out the best in each model and super fun to work with! He made this amateur model look like a pro! I love the vibe in his studio...clean, relaxing and he has the best equipment and lighting, I actually felt like a superstar. I'm super picky and his team is A++! They provided the best makeup and wardrobe to make me look like a Victoria's Secret Model! I brought clothes but he also had tons of interesting accessories, jewelery, shoes and outfits to choose from...I didn't even recognize myself. My husband still raves about my wedding gift to him and I catch him looking at it all the time! (I'm actually expecting now and just did an amazing maternity shoot with Ricardo lol) The best part is his retouching---it was done so tastefully everyone thought I worked out for months to get my curves :) His turnover was so quick and the edits made me so happy I want to shoot with him over and over again. If you've never posed in front a camera no worries because Ricardo literally shows you what to do which made things much easier. From this point on I will ONLY shoot with him. My friends and I all agree that Ricardo and his team will shoot all of our major events! I couldn't have found a better photographer, I promise you won't be disappointed! More...
Nikki Phillip Intl
The most amazing Shoot with the most positive energy to bring in the new year!!! Thank you
Everybody was very professional and friendly! Excellent enviroment, I would recomend them to others
As a first timer doing a photo shoot and especially a boudoir shoot, Ricardo made me feel comfortable and made the shoot tons of fun!! Not only is he very professional and knows what he's doing, he makes sure you'll great the best out of this experience. I recommend his service 100%. I've shown my pictures to friends and family, and everyone loves them and want some for themselves. I will definitely be working with Ricardo and his crew again. The make up artist is amazing also. Fantastic job More...
I'm glad I chose Ricardo for my shoot! He is such a professional and made me feel comfortable! My photos came out stunning and flawless; I am so grateful for such a perfect experience! More...
Ricardo is a amazing photographer! His work speaks volumes. Nothing but positive energy and good vibes !
Kev E On
Loved shooting with Ricardo, he had a vision, and the photos came out...Wow!!!
This guy right here gets 10 stars ⭐️... amazing work he does from that camera. He’s A1!!! I will book for anything I do....
I would like to thank you guys/girls at Ricardo Andre Studios for making My Queens First Photo Shoot as Beautiful as She Is. It was a Professional atmosphere. AND YOU'LL MADE HER FEEL LIKE A MODEL..We had a Great Time because you made Us feel like Family.
We Hope to return soon, to experince more Cherished memories. You already know we're recommending you to our friends and family....H.A.D More...
My first experience was amazing . Ricardo made me feel so comfortable . I loved my pictures . His great work was done so effortlessly
Tysha S Sheppard
I love my photos and have gotten great feedback from them. I will be back. Thank You Ricardo. I look forward to working with you more in the future.
A really calm and professional experience. Ricardo will do his best to get you out of your shell and you can tell he’s passionate about his photography. Definitely a great place for some photos More...
Absolutely had so much fun! Ricardo is the best photographer I have ever worked with and I am definitely coming back again. I felt so comfortable and my photos turned out amazing! More...
I had to share, I ended my year off with a Bang with a photoshoot with Ricardo. He captured everything I was looking for, to be out of the box. Had a few laughs, very comfortable and an overall Amazing shoot. Thank you, your makeup artist and your assistant for Great team work. Can’t wait to shoot again!!! �� HNY!!! More...
Ricardo ez prompts and relaxed personality was just what I needed to go with the flow and allow him to capture some of the absolute best versions of myself!
Angela Xcellent West
Ricardo Andre Studio: THE EXPERIENCE!!! While visiting NYC on a long weekend, I had the pleasure of having my image captured by Ricardo Andre. Let me just say, the whole experience was amazing! From the time I stepped foot through the doors of the studio to the prompt turnaround in seeing the gorgeous images Ricardo captured, I was thoroughly pleased! The makeup artist was top notch! And the concepts? LOVELY and CLASSY!! Ricardo exhibits an ability to make you feel like a star. Bringing out confidence, creativity and boldness that you might not have known you had! If you’re local or even if you’re traveling from out of town and want to look and feel like a star.... Get yourself to Ricardo Andre Studios! Did I mention how much FUN this was!?!? You won’t be disappointed! Promise.... THANK YOU RICARDO! More...
Chantel Morris Leiva
Last night was one of the most memorable experiences I could have ever imagined in my life. Ricardo is definitely a super dope Artist. He's very friendly and makes you feel extremely comfortable. I couldn't have asked for anything other than what the night I had last night. His team is amazing everyone was super helpful ESPECIALLY the make up artist, who I fell in love with. Big shot outs to you Sir, thank you a million times over for allowing me to enjoy this moment.
PS..... I ain't see my side plate of oxtails More...
Ricardo Andre Studios was a professional and welcoming environment. His team was gracious and supportive for someone like myself, entirely new to the experience of being professionally photographed. There was a music and champagne and relaxed direction to make the whole experience feel fun- like it should be! I came away with several beautiful professional photos for multiple purposes and a few fun ones too! I’d highly recommend this studio to anyone looking for photos for thier website of professional business. You know he’s got models and entertainers covered- but he can make make anyone shine and will help get the real you across! Thank you Ricardo! More...
Working with Ricardo Andre, was great! He really knows how to get to the core of you and help you express your true self, and give it to the camera!
I would definitely work with him again!
Also, thank you to assistant, Ashley, which was also gracious and helpful in all areas regarding the shoot!
Fun times! More...
I have no words for Ricardo Andre Studios!! I was floored by the whole experience. From the people, to the atmosphere to the picture quality, I have ABSOLUTELY no complaints. It was such a pleasure working for them.
I'll be back!! More...
I had the opportunity before (2017) ended to shoot with Ricardo Himself! My Experience from start to finish was Great ! His studio was bada** and his team was very Helpful. My MUA And I where truly impressed! Would definitely recommend...also He was super chill And had a super Passion for his vision and art ...we shot a couple loooks and one of my favorites so far! Give thanks again for allowing the universe to connect our great talents together More...
I have no words for Ricardo Andre Studios!! I was floored by the whole experience. From the people, to the atmosphere to the picture quality, I have ABSOLUTELY no complaints. It was such a pleasure working for them. More...
Great team of people helping out, talented photographer that makes you feel comfortable. Pictures always come out wonderful.
Just yesterday had a photo shoot with Ricardo. I have no words to describe how much I love my photos. l already have gotten so many compliments on them too. He is very professional! He is truly passionate/loves what he does and that comes through in the quality of his work. He's the best photographer you would find. He does any type of sessions. You'll find yourself impersonated in the best way. His team would also create a great atmosphere for you! You will Love it!!!! More...
Brooklyn B Tate
Honestly, there wasn't enough STARS!!! #TOPNOTCH
Ricardo Andre Studio: THE EXPERIENCE!!! While visiting NYC on a long weekend, I had the pleasure of having my image captured by Ricardo Andre. Let me just say, the whole experience was amazing! From the time I stepped foot through the doors of the studio to the prompt turnaround in seeing the gorgeous images Ricardo captured, I was thoroughly pleased! The makeup artist was top notch! And the concepts? LOVELY and CLASSY!! Ricardo exhibits an ability to make you feel like a star. Bringing out confidence, creativity and boldness that you might not have known you had! If you’re local or even if you’re traveling from out of town and want to look and feel like a star.... Get yourself to Ricardo Andre Studios! Did I mention how much FUN this was!?!? You won’t be disappointed! Promise.... More...
Ricardo is amazing! His work is flawless! He is a professional and great spirited guy. When I am back in New York, I will definitely book with him again!
My experience was great for a first timer. Ricardo and his assistant Ashley made me feel so comfortable. I was nervous and intimidated but I pulled through. They gave me extra outfits to throw on.. They took their time with me and I appreciate it. Prices are very good and pictures came out great! Will be back for more! More...
Absolutely had so much fun! Ricardo is the best photographer I have ever worked with and I am definitely coming back again. I felt so comfortable and my photos turned out amazing! More...
Ashley K. Allen
Great environment, the photographer makes you feel super comfortable in front of the camera. Love!
Sonja Elise Freeman
I loved working with him today with Celebrity Stylist Carrie Rice! He is very professional, patient and hospitable. I hope to work with him again as a client one day!
FLAWLESS. If you're the type of person who values quality precision and detail, especially when it comes to your own self-image, then Ricardo is your man. He is internationally experienced and has worked with numerous models, dancers, and fitness professionals. Ricardo and his team do exceptional work. That being said, I would consider it a disservice if he and his team were to rush through my photos in order to reach an "okay" finished product, just so they can move on to the next client. I know for a fact the pride Ricardo takes in his artwork, so he wouldn't release anything less than par by his standards. Quality takes time. And trust me, it's worth the wait... More...
FLAWLESS. If you're the type of person who values quality precision and detail, especially when it comes to your own self-image, then Ricardo is your man. He is internationally experienced and has worked with numerous models, dancers, and fitness professionals. Ricardo and his team do exceptional work. That being said, I would consider it a disservice if he and his team were to rush through my photos in order to reach an "okay" finished product, just so they can move on to the next client. I know for a fact the pride Ricardo takes in his artwork, so he wouldn't release anything less than par by his standards. Quality takes time. And trust me, it's worth the wait. More...
Ricardo is an outstanding photographer and a seasoned professional! He cares greatly about his client's experience and final product. He will make sure you are comfortable and coach you through a shoot from which you'll receive gorgeous photos. More...
Saw a deal on living social for a boudoir shoot, read some reviews and decided to give this a shot! I was def skeptical at first of course, seeing as I've never done anything like this before. I wanted to surprise my fiancé with something a little different, and boy will he be surprised!From the moment I walked in, Ricardo and his staff were very welcoming. I got my make up done by the artist whom he had on staff, which was absolutely amazing. Upon doing so, Ricardo and his assistant helped me pick out some outfits for the shoot, I was also offered some champagne to help loosen me up, as I was extremely nervous. He put on some music of my choice therefore I'd be a little more relaxed. From there on it was amazing! We shot a ton of photos, we laughed, joked around, and made sure to have a good time with it.I viewed the photos and went with purchasing a book, which I picked up today! It is absolutely phenomenal and I cannot wait to give this to my fiancé on our wedding day.Ladies, if you're thinking twice about this, GO FOR IT! It was an amazing experience! I'd def do it again! More...
Ricardo and his family were amazing! He came highly recommended and did not disappoint. I came to him hoping that he could help me propose to my long time girlfriend, and he responded with nothing but energy and creativity. He and his team exceeded my expectations for the shoot and left my now fiancé and I in tears. I cannot recommend Ricardo enough. 5 stars! More...
I had a wonderful time shooting with Ricardo. He has the ability to make sure you feel like the only person in the room, engaging and full of positive energy. It was a great decision to do the shoot with him and I will do it again. His cousin (forgot her name) and make-up artist Kevin Nivek are amazing :), I had a look totally unexpected and absolutely loved. They were the best and Ricardo's turnaround time for getting the pictures to me, surpassed my expectations. Wishing them continued success in their creative endeavors!!! More...
I am so happy I did a boudoir shoot and chose to do it with Ricardo and his team. I did it as a surprise gift for my fiancé on our wedding day (have yet to give it to him...4 days!) but I know he is going to love it!Ricardo himself is awesome. He makes you feel completely comfortable and is very professional but in a fun way. So is his staff. I loved Luna! I felt like I had new best friends by the time the shoot was over. You can tell that he truly cares about his work and so does his team. The pictures are awesome and perhaps in a few years I will do it again! The makeup artist Nivek did a wonderful job (although I wish he showed up on time) and the makeup was perfect for the photos.You should plan to spend A LOT of time there. This isn't some studio that rushes you in and rushes you out. They are dedicated to you while you are there and aren't concerned with it taking longer than expected. And we had FUN! I was there for so long because Ricardo wanted to make sure he took all the right and different shots that by the end I was exhausted....so he drove me home and wouldn't let me take the subway. My one recommendation is to be in constant communication with Ricardo about timing needs etc. We kinda missed the date I had given him that I requested the book for but instead of acting like it wasn't a big deal, he worked ALL night (I got emails from him at 3AM) to make sure the book was done. When I told him that morning there was something I wanted to change, he had it changed and still ended up getting it to me on time. I highly recommend Ricardo and his crew. I also highly recommend that you do boudoir photos, with him. Look nowhere else, he is your man. More...
I booked Ricardo for a boudoir shoot pre wedding at the end of March. I had found Ricardo through lifebooker initially and then went to check out his website. I emailed him with questions and he got back to me right away. My wedding was a destination at the end of April so timing was tight. Ricardo was able to accommodate me that week for the shoot. You have the option to book hair and makeup through him, which I highly recommend. Kevin Nivek did my hair and makeup and he was fabulous. I was totally comfortable hanging with him getting ready while we waited for Ricardo and his asst. to arrive and set up. Kevin works with Ricardo frequently. It's more makeup than I have ever worn in my life but totally appropriate for boudoir and it looks great in photos. Ricardo and his assistant were both total professionals and made me feel super comfortable. I was of course nervous at first but after a few minutes I was excited and comfortable. They'll provide you with champagne too if you'd like and that helps, haha. Ricardo has tons of props such as wings, jewelry, robes, veil etc and they know how to style you so you look perfect in pictures! It was a really fun experience. It's a great confidence boost for yourself and your spouse will LOVE it. My husband and I weren't going to do wedding gifts but he absolutely loves this and was soooo surprised. Even though we were in a time crunch, Ricardo got me my finished book before I left for my destination wedding! The book was more awesome than I even had expected. It's top quality! The only thing I will say is plan accordingly! I didn't think about the fact I'd be all done up when I left, luckily my fiance was away at his bachelor party. So if it's a surprise do it when spouse won't be around. Also, Ricardo is all about quality and getting the best shot. He doesn't have your shoot timed. So it can take a while and hair and makeup takes about hour and a half too. Make sure you eat before you go, give yourself plenty of time and relax and don't be nervous. Everything will be great! I've already recommended ricardo to a few friends! More...
My experience with Ricardo has been exceptional. As a wedding present for my fiancé, I impulsively bought this package for a boudoir shoot. I was so nervous and second guessed my decision until Ricardo opened the door. Ricardo was so reassuring and easy going. My stiffness started to melt away. Ricardo was so patient with me and continued shooting until he got the best pictures in the ever. I was impressed by Ricardo's vision and ability to loosen me up. I recommend Ricardo to anyone. It was an experience everyone should have. I have found a whole new sexiness that I didn't know existed within me. More...
This is an update to my prior review. 1 extra star - for the fact that Ricardo actually followed up with us and was very apologetic about the fact that we did not get what we were promised. 2 extra stars - apart from the fact that Ricardo made sure we got what we had originally been promised, he also edited a few additional pictures and more importantly sent us complimentary prints from some of the best shots from the shoot. Additionally, he also offered us a complimentary family shoot, which I thought was nice. More...
Whether you are shy or an all out sex kitten, this is the place for you if you want to feel stunning, sexy, and confident! I was initially drawn to Ricardo based on all of the reviews. After having my own shoot and seeing the final product - shots and book, I understand why Ricardo and his team have such high ratings across the board. From the time I made initial contact (via email) all the way until I was presented with the look book, I experienced the utmost professionalism, comfort, and FUN! My one piece of advise for anyone contemplating a session... if you decide to do it... go all the way forward... know how powerful you are in owning your sexuality... let the beauty of your sexuality shine!Ricardo will take that beauty to the next level and then some, hands down!!- Kiya R. More...
Working with Ricardo was an amazing experience. I decided to do a boudoir photo shoot partially for my boyfriend and partially for myself, and I've never felt more confident or sexy. The makeup artist / hair stylist (who's name I forgot, so sorry!) was absolutely phenomenal. She created an amazing look that I would have never chose for myself, but I absolutely loved it! I wish I could have her do my hair and makeup every day.When the photo shoot started I was definitely very nervous and very stiff, but Ricardo was great at making me feel comfortable and confident. By the end it felt like I was looking at photos of a different person, they were so good!I just did my photo shoot tonight, and I can't wait to see the end result!I would recommend every woman try out a boudoir photo shoot with Ricardo. I guarantee you'll feel fabulous afterwards. More...
Let me start off by saying there really aren't enough positive things I can say about my boudoir shoot with Ricardo Andre! I am a new mom so I purchased a living social deal for a boudoir shoot to rekindle the romance between my husband and I, post baby. And while I had lost most of the baby weight, I am plus sized so as the date of the shoot approached I found myself becoming nervous about how I would look on camera. I had absolutely nothing to worry about - from the moment I entered the studio Ricardo and Kevin (check him out on Facebook at Kevin Nivek Kiadii LR), the make up artist, worked endlessly to make me feel comfortable and look my best. I gave Kevin and Ricardo complete creative freedom while on the shoot and I am so happy I did - they both encouraged looks that I would have never thought would look so good. Kevin and I chatted and drank wine while he worked on my make up and hair but there was no mirror in the room so I didn't see the look till he was finished. When he showed me I was completely blown away - I still looked like myself but all of a sudden it was the model version! My make up has never been so beautiful- including on my wedding day. And Ricardo took the base look and only improved upon it . I had brought a bunch of clothes with me but in my sleep-deprived new-mommy fog, I hadn't really thought about what I wanted to wear. Ricardo put outfits together for me, pulling both from my clothes as well as from accessories and staples he had on hand. Ironically the most racy outfit he picked out had me initially convinced I was going to look like a fat two-dollar hooker, but I had seen glimpses of how good I looked in some of the earlier outfits on his camera so I decided to trust him. So glad I did - the photo came out amazing! Not only did I look beautiful (and not fat), but the outfit only looked sultry (and not slutty) as I had feared and the photo was truly one of the best photos of the shoot!I ended up happily agreeing to get a book done of the photos - my husband saw a few of the sample photos Ricardo sent me by text and I can happily say the "spice" is back into our marriage. But I know I will continue to work with both Ricardo and Kevin for special occasions in my family's life. Ricardo took a few off-the-cuff shots of my 4-month-old daughter and husband before they left the studio after dropping me off at the shoot and the photos were so good that now my husband and I can't wait to do a family shoot (and I know I want to work with both Ricardo and Kevin for my husbands 40th birthday in a few years). But for now, if you are a woman looking for a photographer and makeup artist who will work endlessly to make you look a feel your best no matter your age, race, shape or size, look no further and run to Ricardo's studio! More...
I was nervous going into my boudoir shoot with Ricardo - I've never done anything like that before and I didn't know what to expect. From the moment I arrived, though, the session was comfortable, professional, and fun. The woman who did my hair and makeup helped me relax, walked me through what would happen for the rest of the afternoon, and advised on outfits. Ricardo arrived just as we were finishing up and was as profession as could be - he introduced himself, showed me some example photos to gauge the look I was going for, told me briefly about his experience as a photographer, and invited me to ask questions. During the shoot, he gave very clear directions and encouragement. The whole experience made me feel so sexy and confident! The only very small qualm I had (which is so small it didn't even warrant taking off a star in this review) was that I was pushed to "add some color" by wearing some jewelry and shoes that, in retrospect, weren't really my style. The photos still turned out beautifully, though, and I just didn't choose to print those ones. My (now) husband freaked out when he found the prints waiting for him at home the night before our wedding day. I have since recommended Ricardo to friends and will continue to do so without reservation! More...
Not sure where to start - was searching like crazy for a good boudoir photographer, found him on groupon and then did a ton of research his reviews were amazing, but I was hesitant given it was groupon and only an hour shoot. Well let me tell you ladies if you are looking for a pick me up or looking to put together a book for your bea for your wedding day - you have found the right place. Ricardo is amazing. He's hilarious, great at direction and really works with your energy. My 1 hour shoot turned into 6 hours later releasing my inner animal and coming out with some KILLEr photos. To back up a step he has the most AMAZING makeup artist for you when you go to your shoot. She spent a full hour making me look insanely beautiful - I am SUPER picky about makeup and she just KILLEd it. Honest to god I considered firing the makeup company I hired for my wedding day. I have never in my life looked better. I am obviously buying a book off of him, because that was my plan all along - to surprise my boo thang on our wedding day with an amazing artistic book of my look sexy AF. If I could've hired him for my wedding, I would've. He really knows what to look for in a shot. I felt comfortable, I was naked in seconds, without being told what to put on, take off. I really would encourage this to ANYONE. I am trying to find the next time I can go back and shoot with him. 1 year anniversary Just do it ladies - you won't regret it!! More...
Ricardo is a phenomenal photographer. He's got mad talent and I am so happy to have stumbled upon him. I highly recommend!
What an amazing experience! Ricardo is a true professional and knows how to make a woman comfortable. He's fun and relaxed and brings out the best in his subjects. You'll look better than you could ever imagine. Highly recommend doing a shoot. More...
Loved everything about this experience! I've never done anything like this before and Ricardo and his team were very patient and supportive through the whole process. I started with Remi doing my hair and makeup, which turned out awesome - I am glad I let Remi just do her thing, because generally I am into a more natural look, but she said it wouldn't really pop in the photos. She definitely made me feel very comfortable - we discussed outfits and looks and she got me a drink and helped me relax and get in the mood! Ricardo came around later and we jumped right into it! It took a little bit to for me to get used to being in front of the camera, but Ricardo is a great coach and definitely has a vision for how he wants to see you and how he wants the pictures to come out. He knows what works - definitely trust him to do your shoot!After the shoot he and Remi were always very accessible by email if I had any questions about my pictures or book. Loved this experience and I would definitely recommend for anyone looking to do boudoir! More...
I had a great experience doing the photo shoot with Remi and Ricardo. The final book is amazing. They made me feel so comfortable, and I really enjoyed the experience way more than I expected. The photos are gorgeous and very tasteful. My husband is going to love his gift. If you are on the fence about doing this, do it. You (and the special person you are doing it for) will not regret this unique, fun experience! More...
Talk about an awesome shoot! A solid hour + of capturing and creating moments that will be cherished forever. Ricardo was extremely beyond accommodating and for that I'm very thankful. I went home with stellar images and definitely recommend him to anyone looking for professionalism, creativity and an overall fabulous photo shoot experience. More...
I love taking pictures of myself but I can't capture myself in every angle but Ricardo surely did. I have never done a boudoir photo shoot before so naturally, I was nervous but Ricardo helped me to loosen up and relax. Once, I did...we were on a roll! I was working it and posing with confidence.I was able to change as many times as I wanted, plus he took his time in positioning me correctly to capture great shotsI can't stop looking at my photo because my photos are sexy but still classy.My friends love my photos so much that they want to do a shoot too. I'm know that I will definitely be doing this again and it will be with Ricardo photography!! More...
I had a lovely time! Ricardo and his team were very professional and did a great job of helping me to feel at ease (I particularly liked the part where Ricardo gave me a tutorial on how to pose for the camera in a studio setting and insisted that I tell a story with my face and body--it's not something one thinks about much for everyday photos), and the makeup artist did a great job with both my hair and makeup.The photos themselves were also really amazingly good. Ricardo has a really great eye for color and composition, and he also was able, despite my incoherently stated aesthetic preferences, to really capture the kind of atmosphere and mood that I wanted represented in the photos. All in all, I'm extremely pleased with the results. More...
Your new direction of black and white photography is beautiful, the shadows and contrast create sensuous but classic portrayals of your models. Red heels add a spicy kick!
Ricardo exceeded my expectations when it came to doing a shoot like this. He is extremely detail-oriented but makes you feel completely comfortable at the same time. He's an expert at what he does. When I got my photos they looked like something out of an edgy magazine. He does art, not photographs, that will become keepsakes for you and your significant other. He really knows how to capture beauty in the most creative of ways. If you're working with Ricardo you're in more than good hands. More...
This was an amazing experience! Every woman should do this at least once. Both Ricardo and CiCi were great. I can't wait to see the final product which I am confident will be nothing less than true art. Thanks for everything.
Last month I gave my boyfriend one of the best gifts, I think, a guy could ever hope for from his girlfriend/ wife: professional, classy, beautiful boudoir pictures of myself. And while I initially signed up and stripped down for his benefit, it turns out that it was a really empowering, enlightening experience for me! To this day I still sneak away with the book whenever I need a pick-me-up or boost to remind myself of how hot and sexy I truly am! My quest for the best boudoir photographer in NYC began here, on Yelp. Ricardo's reviews by far blew everyone else out of the water, and it just took a few minutes scrolling through his website to see why. Every woman he's ever photographed looks HOT! And super sexy. And confident. And classy. One of the main reasons I ultimately went with Ricardo was because I'd seen boudoir pics from other photographers online and they looked pretty cheesy. I didn't want the girl-next-door or 1950s pin-up look (although he could likely do those, too); I wanted the sort of look that I'm sure my boyfriend fantasizes about (within reason! Again, I'm a classy lady). Ricardo absolutely delivered in capturing what I had in mind, even though I was definitely too shy and embarrassed to actually convey that on camera at first. No matter, though, because after a few drinks with Ricardo's awesome assistant Remy (check out my review on her crazy make-up skills, which deserve a shout-out in and of itself!) and his own excellent coaching skills, I was eventually totally eating it up and feeling like a professional super model by the end of the night. Whenever I would get stuck or lose "that look" or shrink away into my little bubble of insecurity, Ricardo was right there coaxing me back out. And when you're that vulnerable and on display and hyper aware of all of your little imperfections, it's great to have a coach treat you like the rock star you really are inside. Ricardo was funny, encouraging, positive, and gave great direction throughout the entire experience, and the book we had printed out really reflects how professional and awesome a photographer he is. I actually teared up when I first skimmed through the book before giving it to my bf. I was so beautiful! I had no idea I could be that hot, and it's this memory that I keep coming back to if ever I feel meh. He also managed to expedite the whole Photoshop/ printing process seeing as how I waited until the last minute to come up with this as a gift idea for the bf lol. And yes, the bf was super stoked about his gift and kept saying how much he'd have liked to show it off to his friends, although he knows he can't ;)So if you're thinking about doing a boudoir shoot for your bf/husband (or even just for yourself, honestly! What an ego boost!), I couldn't recommend Ricardo highly enough. What I thought was going to be a demoralizing and embarrassing evening actually ended up being one of the best things I've ever done for myself. =] More...
I did a budoir shoot with Ricardo before my wedding....it was my first time doing anything like this and I was a little nervous, but Ricardo was patient and helped make me feel at ease. He's creative, innovative, and very talented at what he does. I had an incredible experience and I am very happy with the pictures....they looked out of this world. I highly recommend him! More...
This was an amazing experience! I've never done anything like this before and Ricardo and his team were very patient and supportive through the whole process. I started with Remi doing my hair and makeup, which turned out awesome - I am glad I let Remi just do her thing, because generally I am into a more natural look, but she said it wouldn't really pop in the photos. She definitely made me feel very comfortable - we discussed outfits and looks and she got me a drink and helped me relax and get in the mood! Ricardo came around later and we jumped right into it! It took a little bit to for me to get used to being in front of the camera, but Ricardo is a great coach and definitely has a vision for how he wants to see you and how he wants the pictures to come out. He knows what works - definitely trust him to do your shoot!After the shoot he and Remi were always very accessible by email if I had any questions about my pictures or book. Loved this experience and I would definitely recommend for anyone looking to do boudoir! More...
Amazing experience. I bought a living social deal for a shoot and his pictures make you feel gorgeous. His makeup artist (cleecia) is amazing and really makes sure the whole shoot and all your looks goes well. This was my second one and I highly recommend him. He's also very organized in terms of time expectation at the shoot. I never felt rushed and felt he gave ample time for all the ladies. He also worked with me for the photo package I wanted which was a huge plus. I plan on coming back if I need photos again. Thanks Ricardo Andre!! True artist and professional More...
My experience with Ricardo was flawless. His entire team was both professional and fun at the same time. They made me feel comfortable and confident from the very start. Whether this is your first boudoir shoot or your 100th, I would recommend Ricardo every time.Not only was the experience great, but the book I purchased is absolutely incredible! The day after I had my shoot, Ricardo sent me a Dropbox of all my images. We exchanged a few emails back and forth (he is extremely responsive), and I gave him a list of my favorite photos (almost all of them!). He then worked his magic and put together a beautiful hard cover book with my favorite photos as well as the photos he thought were great. The work he did on the photos is beautiful, creative, tasteful, and inventive. The book is amazing, a true work of art, and I am so glad that I chose Ricardo to make it all happen! More...
Really great experience- had a lot of fun with something way out of my comfort zone. Remi and Ricardo are both fantastic at making you feel at home and as relaxed as possible. Pictures also turned out beautiful! If you're on the fence about doing it- you should just do it, and go with Ricardo, can't imagine anyone being better. More...
Great experience. Ricardo and his assistant Remi are the consummate professionals who not only take pride in their work, but excel at it. The studio is safe, clean and easy to find. Felt 100% safe the entire time, from beginning to end. The evening got started with just Remi -- discussing looks, outfits, makeup and hair. She is amazing. I initially considered doing my own hair and makeup, but luckily changed my mind. We all think we know what looks best on us -- and many of us do, but if you're going into something like this for the first time (like I was), leave it to the pros. Things just look different on camera. I can't thank Remi enough for her creativity and talent. Ricardo came about an hour later, after I was much more relaxed, thanks to engaging conversation with Remi, playing with her adorable dog and the 2 mimosas. He is great at warming you up. Each look (or outfit/location change) was more comfortable than the next. If anything, I would recommend saving your favorite outfit for the end, because Ricardo is SO great at making you feel comfortable that the best photos will come at that point, when you're game for anything. I want to emphasize that I've never done this before, but never once did I feel at all uncomfortable. Awkward in the beginning, sure, but never uncomfortable. I actually did my shoot over a month ago, but waited to review so I could comment on the finished product as well. I initially purchased a Lifebooker coupon, but then wanted more photos than what the coupon offered, so Ricardo not only honored the 3 photos from the coupon, but also gave me a really good deal on the extra photos. And then some, because he takes so much pride in his work and is so damn good at it (and is an all-around nice guy). My book is beautiful. My husband loves it. The photos are tasteful and there's no crazy photo-shopping. His edits enhance what's already on the picture, completely free of your typical photo-shopping gimmicks. While this was my first shoot like this, I doubt it will be my last. Hopefully Ricardo will still available for next time :). More...
If you've never done a boudoir photo shoot before, Ricardo is a great place to start! He's professional, and really makes you feel comfortable and sexy in front of the camera - something I never thought possible (as I've never successfully taken a sexy photo in my life, but Ricardo found the diva hiding deep, deep, DEEP inside of me and brought her out to photograph).Overall it was a great experience, but there were a couple of communication snags along the way. Some advice: 1) Definitely call or text - don't email - to set up your appointment. He's good at responding to phone messages. 2) If you buy prints or a book, be sure to let him know exactly what you want, or if there's anything that you'd like to change in the photo (i.e. there is a blemish in the wall in the background to edit out), and double check the items when you receive them. I met with Ricardo after the session to go over which pictures to include in the book I'd purchased, and I still ended up missing a couple of photos he'd put in the separate folder to include in the book. As the professional that he is, he fixed the issue. 3) For meetings outside the studio, he tends to run a little late. He's not standing you up if it's 15 minutes past the time you're supposed to meet - he's just a busy guy.Also, he likes to photograph red. I had several pieces of black lingerie because my husband liked it, and we only used about half of what I brought. He has some extra shoes and accessories you can use if you'd like too. Have fun! More...
I found Ricardo through the many rave reviews left here and decided to book through a livingsocial deal. Let me just say he did not disappoint.First off Remi. She's a gem and Ricardo is lucky to have her. Her personality made it easy for me to relax a little and enjoy the alcoholic punch she made. We had a nice conversation while she was doing my hair and makeup. She made me feel quite at ease and somewhat forgot what I was getting dolled up for. After a good hour or so my face was beat and my hair was on point. I didn't even recognize myself. I was very nervous and reserved which definitely showed in my beginning pictures. However Ricardo talked to me and assured me it was okay to let loose and let my guard down. He made me feel there was nothing to fear. He was very helpful with the poses and direction of the shoot. I did start to feel like it was a bit annoying that he had to do some much directing but he never let on that he was annoyed, if he even was. That was just my own insecurity. And I'm beyond grateful he didn't become frustrated with me. We went through all the looks I brought and used a few of his props. I absolutely loved that during it all he did his best to make light fun of the photo shoot. He gave off this homeboyish persona which I liked. Honestly I cannot describe the feeling of seeing myself after the shoot. I looked HOT. Ricardo's commentary was much funnier and if he reads this he knows what I mean. I loved the looks. I can't believe that woman is actually me. My husband is going to love it. Ricardo made that possible and I'm so thankful. I definitely want to go back for a couples shoot. THANK YOU RICARDO AND REMI!!!! More...
I had so much fun doing my boudoir shot with Ricardo. I walked in feeling nervous and walked out feeling confident and sexy as hell thanks to Ricardo.He was very helpful in setting up each look and instructing me on how to pull it off so it felt and looked natural. The end result being him capturing something In me I didn't know I had... My inner sexy beast I'm encouraging every woman who's ever thought about doing something like this to see Ricardo because he will exceeded you expectations. Also his assistant Remi was awesome!!! She rocked my makeup and was great at helping me relax when I first arrived. More...
I read all of the reviews probably several times before my appointment to convince myself that this would be a good experience and I'd have a handful of decent pictures for my fiance. This is way outside of my comfort zone and I was really nervous about it but knew my fiance would appreciate it as a wedding gift. The whole day was amazing. Everyone was great and made me feel so confident. When I mentioned how nervous I was, Remi made me a mimosa and asked if I wanted more throughout the day. She felt like my best friend and biggest cheerleader during the shoot. When I arrived she looked through what I had brought, picked out a couple outfits she thought would photograph well and then styled them for me. My hair and makeup was great. I had bought a lifebooker package that didn't include hair so it was another $40 (cash). Remi helped me communicate with the the makeup artist (Takara) to make sure she understood what look we were going for. Ricardo was fantastic. Incredibly patient and helpful. Before we began, we went through a couple look books. I pointed to photos I was drawn to and from that he figured out what direction I wanted the shoot to go in. He walked me through each of the poses and movements and provided real time feedback. He was such a pleasure to work with and made me feel so comfortable, which I thought was not possible given my trepidation going in. I honestly cannot believe that it's me in those pictures. I HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend Ricardo for anyone considering boudoir. It was such a fun experience and I'm amazed at the output. Ricardo has such a great team. I cannot give Ricardo enough stars! More...
I hardly ever review, but Ricardo is AMAZING! I never feel sexy and when I saw my photos I couldn't believe it was me. I didn't know where to start and he made me feel so comfortable ---and beautiful. His makeup artist BEAT MY FACE (that's a good thing) Her name was Cleecia and her makeup looked like it was straight off the pages of Vogue. His staff is so professional and made me feel like a star. I was handed a delicious bellini at the door and boy did I need it. He had tons of accessories, shoes and lingerie.I decided that I am ONLY shooting with Ricardo from here on.Ladies if you haven't done a boudoir shoot book an appointment with Ricardo ASAP! I'm already addicted and can't wait to shoot again More...
I had an amazing shoot with Ricardo and wanted to wait to write up my review after seeing and commenting on the finished product. I would have rated Ricardo as 5 stars on the experience itself and after seeing the finished book I can also say that I am totally, completely sold on 5 stars for him on the final product. I found Ricardo through a Living Social deal and had an absolutely fantastic experience. I was equal parts excited and terrified about doing a boudoir shoot, and what got me over the hump was realizing I'm not getting younger and I'll want photos to look back on when I'm 80 that I can point to and say, yep, I DID look pretty rad. So here's what distinguished the experience with Ricardo for me:MAKEUPLet's start with makeup. You should definitely take this option. It's an extra hundred dollars, and after you see how it come out it photos, you will be so so pleased. Let them make you feel extra beautiful. I personally think you should come with an idea. They asked me if I wanted to look glam, super sexy, etc. and I didn't know which originally led to some confusing and backtracking on work. They were super super patient with me but make it easier on yourself and maybe come with a rough idea of how you want to look.COMFORT LEVEL AND COACHINGThis was a pretty nervewracking experience for me personally. Ricardo had a great, calming vibe and gave great tips on how to get into the right mindset. He doesn't 'pose' you but does explain how you should be thinking about it and will stop and give you more pointers along the way. By the second outfit, I felt like I was in my element, which I never thought I'd say about being half naked in a stranger's studio. Also, there is at least one or two female assistants around. They are all professionals and were 100% committed to making me feel comfortable, offering me my choice of music to get into the zone and telling me not to worry about anything thy were doing and just do my thing (They even offer you a glass of wine! Take it).THE PHOTOSI absolutely loved the artistry of Ricardo's portfolio both on Yelp and on his website. The stuff that comes out of the camera raw is pretty amazing, even without any editing/photoshop. I think that's a sign of real talent. He goes for angles that you will see at the end and think WOW. He will make you look beautiful and help your butt, breasts, whatever your insecurity is look great even WITHOUT a ton of photoshop. This was especially to me having seen my before and after shots; the quality of the shots is there even before editing. The editing is enhancement, not fixing mistakes during the shoot itself. His assistant shooter Melinda is also fantastic and I loved her shots as well. PROPSRicardo and team have a pretty huge assortment of clothes, jewelry, and shoes to help supplement whatever you bring. They have an eye for what will look good on you. I had never bought lingerie and had no idea what would look good. I am still amazed how they would come in, look at what I had spread out, and pair it perfectly with the 50+ pieces of fashion jewelry they kept in the studio to jazz up the shots. Overall if you are considering a boudoir shoot, I would highly recommend Ricardo. I am a Type-A research nerd and looked at and contacted several other boudoir studios in the City. There's a reason Ricardo has such a positive and large presence on Yelp compared to others and I thought his packages were very high performance and value. Have fun!! More...
Ricardo was awesome! He was very professional and made the whole shoot so comfortable and fun! Lots of champagne, great music and couldn't have felt sexier! Just got my finished pictures in the mail- the book he put together for me is absolutely AMAZING!! can't wait to use Ricardo again for my wedding boudoir shoot in a few months! Would recommend him to all! More...
Just left my shoot with Ricardo and had the most wonderful experience. Would absolutely recommend him and the makeup artist who did my makeup there.I've played with the idea of doing a shoot for a while and had been casually looking for the right photographer for years. I called off the search when I came across Ricardo's website. Though I originally purchased the package on Living Social, I was so pleased with the images that I bought a full package. Ricardo has a beautiful artful style and very professional demeanor. I felt completely comfortable during the entire shoot. He provided wardrobe, posing and expression suggestions and instruction throughout (not too much but enough to capture effortless-looking photos). I was able to take a peek at some of the photos before I left and they look like they're from a magazine. He did a phenomenal job and I can't wait to see the finished results. I'm so glad I decided to book a shoot and even more so that I chose him as the photographer. More...
Ricardo. Is. The. Best.Hands down - this was well worth the money and I would definitely do it again!Like a lot of others, I gave it a whirl through a deal on Lifebooker, a little hesitant since I'd never done anything like this before, but it was the best experience for which I could have asked.Expect to have music and champagne warm you up while you get your gorgeous make-up done by the incredible Takara Thompson (@BEAUTEEMONSTA)!!! Seriously, she made me look amazing - the before and after shots were wild! Ricardo came in, showed me some books he had done for others to get my head wrapped around poses, facial expressions, and most importantly the "bunny lip"!!! We got started as soon as make-up was done. I ended up not doing much to my hair as it's naturally wavy, but I'd suggest bringing your own curling iron or styling products you use personally to the shoot. Fortunately, I had a friend (former model) come and help me out during the shoot. She laid out my clothes and was my cheerleader for the day. Ricardo helped choose some of the clothes, suggesting what he thought would look best in the different shots. I used some of his suggestions and some of my own :)Ricardo worked with me, making sure I was comfortable, but also that my modeling skills were as refined as possible. You could definitely tell, as the shoot progressed, my poses got better and better. His assistant helped take a few shots as well as his daughter (a budding photographer in Paris). They would stop and show me the shots as we went along, but not too much time, because we had to get in all the wardrobe changes before the time was up (another person was scheduled after me). I think we ended up taking way longer than we should have, but Ricardo and the crew didn't seem to mind at all. We were all talking and hanging out at the end, as we choose which photos to get printed and do a little editing in Photoshop.Overall, Ricardo (and Takara) were incredible. I will definitely do this again and would suggest it to anybody, no matter how sexy you feel. Ricardo will make you feel sexier! The shots I chose were printed and mailed to me within two weeks and I couldn't be happier!What are you waiting for !! Book your shoot NOW!!! More...
I saw the offer on LivingSocial for the Boudoir photography session with Ricardo Andre. I read all of the amazing reviews and thought I would give it a shot never having done a photo shoot and especially a boudoir shoot but I wanted to commemorate a special birthday for myself. Booking with Ricardo was easy and he made me laugh which went a long ways to easing my nervousness.Getting to his studio could not have been easier. He offered to send someone to the subway to meet me and walk me to the studio if I felt uncomfortable which I thought was amazing. I didn't take him up on the offer having been in that neighborhood before - and I felt perfectly safe. The block he is located on is amazing!Ricardo was in the middle of a shoot for a professional model but he took a quick break to greet me and introduce me to his make-up artist Calista (forgive me if I spelled it wrong) and showed her a couple of pictures of how he wanted me to look. I loved what he picked out. Spot on!When we started shooting he helped me by giving me instructions that the best pictures are the ones where you are thinking of someone or something and not posing. He even stopped and showed me the difference in my photos. The guidance and encouragement he gives really helped me jump right into the shoot and I went farther than what I thought I could but was hoping I would. I wanted really beautiful, sexy photos and I got them. They definitely look like me but he made me feel gorgeous and sensual and it shows in the photos.I brought a lot of choices of things to wear and Ricardo helps you pick out the outfits and adds jewelry and even a big floppy hat! Love those photos! Halfway through the shoot he had Calista do a hairstyle change. The shoot must have lasted 3 hours. The only advice I would give is if it helps you bring your own music. Ricardo does have music playing during the shoot but I wish I would have brought my own - just for myself.I would definitely highly recommend you book a boudoir shoot with Ricardo - you will end up feeling sexy and special and it shows in the photos! Looking at the photos always gives me a huge boost to my confidence. I may come every year on my birthday! More...
I had an amazing experience with Ricardo and his team. I was initially nervous as I had little experience with photo shoots but they did a great job of making me feel comfortable and helping me to look my best. The final shots were beautiful, tasteful, and truly special. I even ended up ordering a book as I was so pleased with his work. I look forward to working with him in the future! Thank you! More...
I found and chose Ricardo Andre through Lifebooker. My fiancé and I have been together for 7 years and I really wanted to surprise him with something totally hot and out of my comfort zone. Needless to say my bridesmaids delivered the final product to him right before our wedding ceremony and taped the reaction...priceless! I had the shoot done a week before my wedding and Ricardo jumped through hoops to make sure the photos were selected, edited, and my book printed and delivered before the wedding. Really goes to show he values customer service. When I arrived at the studio in Harlem, I was met by his make up artist who did an AMAZING job and even pumped up my hair for a glam look. She poured a glass of champagne for me and helped me feel more relaxed. She even stayed for the first hour of shooting and having her there helped distract me from looking directly at the camera. Ricardo really knows his mechanics, meaning lighting and angles and was able to provide some excellent direction to get the shoot moving the right way. This helps big time when you have zero modeling experience. I would definitely do it again and have even recommended Ricardo to some other bride's to be!Thanks Ricardo! More...
I am just getting around to leaving a review from my shoot 4/24/14. I wanted to make sure I got to spread the word on how AMAZING Ricardo is! My boyfriend accompanied me on the boudoir shoot and I was happy to see how at home they made him feel. I was worried he'd be bored the whole time. Ricardo involved him throughout the shoot and wanted us to connect as he photographed. I have never done anything like this before, and I can be super shy, but it was amazing how I was walking around half naked and felt ok about it 0_0. Just goes to show how comfortable the whole shoot is and how good he makes you feel.I cannot say it enough, he is a true artist! I look forward to doing more shoots in the future. I would like to do a couple shoot so my boyfriend and I have some great shots. I'd easily give 10 stars! I cannot wait to see the web gallery and edits/prints! I'm like a little kid on Christmas. From what he showed me I was blown away...and I'm the type of girl who hates every pic taken of her.BOOK HIM. NO REGRETS.PS---EDIT-----CiCi did a beyond amazing job on hair and makeup....WOW she's great! I took her business card so I know who to call when I need makeup for a special event!! More...
I had an amazing experience with Ricardo yesterday. The studio was extremely easy to find; very conveniently located on a quiet block in Harlem. When I arrived, I set up and immediately started to get my makeup done by an extremely talented artist. This was my first time taking boudoir pictures so I was naturally nervous. My first two looks were dresses to ease into a comfortable manner in front of the camera. With the help of Ricardo's guidance, I was able to step out if my comfort zone and get some amazing pictures taken. I highly recommend Ricardo and his team. You will get the pictures you are looking for that will last forever. More...
i just finished my shoot with ricardo this evening.first off, he is very professional- he sent out an email the week of and also 40 minutes before showtime reminding the crew to be on time. I had no problem getting to the studio and once there was sooo comfortable.bianca did my makeup- i am not someone who wears much makeup and asked for a smoky eye and nude lip and voluminous hair. the results were absolutely astounding! i was worried it was too much makeup but she assured me that it was neccessary for the camera lighting and she was so spot on.Ricardo made me feel completely comfortable. He makes you work! but the results are phenomenal. I can honestly say those are the most beautiful pictures i have ever seen of myself- and thats even before photoshop! He really knows how to bring the best out of you- you dont just come to the studio and sit there and smile - he forces you to come out of your shell. I AM SOOOO HAPPY WITH THE PHOTOSI would reccomend this team to anyone and everyone! get your photos before your body goes to shit. seriously. More...
This guy is amazing, I must say.There were a few snags in communication, but Ricardo made up for it with his professionalism. I booked an appointment a month in advance with a Lifebooker deal. He was extremely accommodating with when I could do my shoot too. A day that I thought wouldn't work for him ending up being the best day for both him and I. Winning...I had this idea of how my shoot was going to go in my head. I was going more for cute & tight little dresses. Ricardo had other things in mind... Photos were from classy to racy. Dresses to little cutesy outfits to boudoir. It was perfect. And he picked out a few great outfits too!His makeup artist, Bianca is so nice & hilarious. She knows her makeup stuff. She was very accommodating when the first look she gave me didn't feel like me. She made me up again, more suited to my style & personality.The shoot with Ricardo was wow. That is the accurate word to use for this shoot experience. I can't even give proper adjectives to explain how amazing this shoot experience was. He is so unbelievably talented. He is your cheerleader throughout the entire photo shoot. Also, he coaches and critiques exceptionally well without making you feel like $#!+. And that is something only a select few people in this world can master. Poses I didn't think would work were ridiculously gorgeous. The shots were insane! I liked that he asked my why I wanted to do this shoot. I have him a vague, BS answer at first. He asked again, delving for details in a more refined manner. I finally cracked & gave him the true reason. And with that, that reason ignited an off-the-wall photo shoot. He even carefully selected songs for each theme during the shoot. My kind of guy ^_^He showed me my photos throughout my shoot and I kept saying 'I don't know who that woman is in those photos...' He just laughed at me.I'm literally still blown away at how great my shoot was. I'm baffled that he is not more well-known. But then again I'm not well versed in the photography world.A deal worth far, far more than its value.Can't wait for the finished product. Will post update photos when they're available. More...
I thought it would be a great present for my boyfriend this year to have some boudoir photos taken. After doing extensive research I realized it is a very expensive present to give! I stumbled upon the Lifebooker deal and thought it was almost too good to be true. I read the beyond helpful reviews already on Yelp and decided I definitely needed to add to them.I was a little nervous about heading all the way up to Harlem but made my way up there and had a very warm welcome by Ricardo and his assistant. They made me feel very comfortable, offered my friend and I a glass of Champagne and got me started on my make up. The make up was done to perfection! We then talked through my wardrobe options and got shooting. Ricardo was very relaxing and I felt extremely comfortable the whole time (despite being quite nervous before and never having done something like this).The photos turned out great and my boyfriend loved them! I highly recommend Ricardo Andre. More...
I booked a boudoir session with Ricardo through Lifebooker to take pictures as a birthday present for my husband. As soon as I got to the studio, Ricardo offered me a glass of sparkling wine (which was great to help ease my nerves) and a make-up artist got to work on my face and hair. Another girl was getting boudoir pictures taken at the time, and it was actually nice to see that happen so I had an idea of what I would need to do.Once I was ready (the hair and makeup were great! I got fake eyelashes and all that, very dramatic but perfect for the pictures) Ricardo started with some easy pictures to get me warmed up. He was very fun, energetic and professional, giving me tips on how not to look into the camera, how to position my face, etc. I had a blast posing - and at times rolling around on the floor - in different outfits, moving from demure to more risque as we went on. There were a few times I forgot Ricardo was even there taking pictures. After the shoot, Ricardo and I looked through all of the images and talked about which ones I liked more or less. I loved that he has a signature style but that he was still very willing to be accommodating in order to make sure I got exactly what I wanted.He then sent me all of the digital files and I picked out my favorites to be photo-shopped and put in a book for my husband. I didn't know exactly which of my favorites he would choose for the final product, so I was very excited to pick up the book when it was ready. It exceeded all of my expectations and was the perfect balance of sexy and sophisticated. And my husband loved his birthday present :)I should also note that all of this was done within the span of 3 weeks - very impressive! More...
Ricardo is amazing! I booked a Lifebooker for a Boudoir photoshoot and was hoping to get it done in time for Christmas; Ricardo was incredibly accommodating and scheduled my shoot for the next day! When I arrived, his assistant let me in right on time. The studio was cute and clean. The stylist, Bianca (I think), was so nice and really made me feel relaxed. We put some music on and she worked on my hair and makeup for a little over an hour, and both turned out great! She even fixed a few things about my makeup that I felt weren't quite me, even though I felt bad asking since she spent so much time on it. Ricardo arrived just a few minutes before my hair was done, and he asked me questions to get an idea for what I wanted. We went through some pictures to choose sets and poses, and he went over the wardrobe choices I brought and even helped to style some of my outfits. He made me feel comfortable right away (handed me a glass of wine, which definitely helped)! He obviously knows what he is doing; he helped me learn how to pose and make the right faces. The shoot lasted about 3 hours! But we got some amazing shots, and Ricardo was very concerned with me being happy and fulfilled with my results. After the shoot, Ricardo was very responsive via email and sent me previews of what some of my shots would look like. He quickly got my edits done and sent them to be printed... in time for the holidays! I haven't seen them yet, but from the previews he has sent me, I'm sure they'll be wonderful. He also makes great photo books with the shots if you want (cost extra but they looked incredible!). Overall, it was an amazing experience with a great photographer. More...
The best ever!!
Ricardo Andre is by far the utmost professional experience! I was drawn to Ricardo's work from the moment I laid eyes on his boudoir photos. I loved his style and the way he was able to capture the elegance of the moment. He was prompt, professional, and most of all, full of fun and energy! My photos came out to be nothing less than perfect. I would high recommend Ricardo Andre Photography to anyone who is looking for top quality photos with a top quality experience! Ricardo and his assistant just make you feel very comfortable and at ease with yourself and with his work. Just fabulous!!! More...
I booked a Lifebooker for a Boudior photoshoot and make-up with Ricardo and it was a fantastic experience. I was a little wary about going all the way up to Harlem since I live in Brooklyn, and his assistant was accommodating and offered to come to my apartment. That actually made me feel much more at ease about traveling so far on a Saturday and I did end up going to their studio uptown - as it is appropriate for a photoshoot and mine is not!. Once I got there, any unease about using a Lifebooker for this kind of service faded quickly. His assistant and make-up artist were professional and did everything they could to make me comfortable. We pumped up music and drank some champagne - it was like a party with some girlfriends.Ricardo got there around the time my makeup was almost finished and I was impressed with him immediately. He is warm, personable and charismatic. I was so nervous to do this kind of photoshoot - I've always felt pretty unphotogenic. I just got married and this is my gift for my husband - but I was kind of skeptical that this would turn out the way I wanted it to. I told Ricardo that I wasn't really feeling the typical Boudoir thing, and was more into the American Apparel look, and we had a ton of fun playing with all of the options I brought to be photographed in. He was so happy to give me what I wanted - even using my wedding veil, and made me so comfortable that I surprised myself by some of the racier pictures I took.It's so rare and special that a photographer can make a regular girl feel like a gorgeous model in a span of a few hours, but Ricardo did it. I've seen a few of my photos so far and my reaction was 100% "OMG THAT"S ME? I LOOK SO HOT!!" Not for one second did I feel like I was getting bargain service nor was I treated like less than a client for purchasing a service for 90% less than it was worth. This is the first time I have ever purchased a discount deal (lifebooker, groupon, livingsocial, etc) where I felt GUILTY afterwards - like I stole something. I would recommend this experience with Ricardo to anyone, and cannot wait to see my web gallery to surprise my new husband!!! More...
What can I say about Ricardo! He's very professional, genuine, respectful, funny & easy to work with. I'm a camera shy but Ricardo turned me into a superstar. Will be recommended his services. More...
Now when I start getting all of my pictures I have say that they came out great.... Ricardo did such a great job... The make up by Bianca was done to the perfection as he promised... Like I said before all was done very professional, on time with quick results... More...
I have known Ricardo for several years from the gym where he trains and I workout.Ricardo and I have been talking about taking family pictures for a few years, but I never got around to it.I finally did a few months ago. To say my expectaitons were exceeded would be an understatement. Ricardo took pictures in our neighborhood park in a natural setting. My wife and I could not be more delighted with the photos and the follow on client service in terms of the 2 photo books, online video and portraits. People have literally stopped me when I was carrying around one of the books in Rockefeller Center to ask me about them. Everyone I have shown them to has been impressed. Ricardo is a pleasure to work with / a great guy. Our only regret: we didnt do it earlier. When we do it again in a few years, we know who we will call: Ricardo Andre. More...
Ricardo Andre brings talent, energy and a very fine eye to the art of portraiture. He is patient and easy to work with. He truly loves what he does and it shows in the excellent results.
I had an amazing time doing a boudoir shoot with Ricardo today. I've never had professional photos done before and I was a little nervous going in, but Ricardo and his wonderful assistant Luna made me feel so comfortable and at ease that my photos came out gorgeous and I had a blast doing them. Ricardo is an incredibly talented photographer and made me look like a rockstar in every shot.The studio is only a short 5 minute walk from the 2 and 3 trains, and is very easy to find. Although I only paid for an hour-long shoot off of Lifebooker, Ricardo and Luna spent literally the entire day with me shooting, and then reviewing the photos at the end to get my input on which ones I liked. Although I felt shy and awkward at first, he was patient and knew what to say to get me to open up and have fun with it. The hair and makeup girl also did an incredible job. I reviewed a lot of photographers from Groupon, and I am so glad I went with Ricardo because their quality of work just does not compare. The shots look sexy yet classy and elegant, and I ended up ordering a book because I was stunned at how great they came out. I am thrilled that I found Ricardo now because I will not hesitate to call him for engagement and wedding photos one day. I can't wait to recommend him to friends and show off my beautiful pictures! More...
If I could leave a sixth star I would because I had such a wonderful experience today with Mr. Andre and his lovely assistant photographer, Luna. They were both warm and genuinely friendly from the start. I found this photographer on Amazon Local and after visiting the website and reading reviews I chose him over the competitors. I'm glad I did because even after I spaced out and neglected to check the expiration date, Mr. Andre agreed to shoot us. The coupon was for an hour and a half with 6 edited and retouched 8x10 photos, but what we got was a four hour shoot all over the studio, in his courtyard, and even Central Park. We brought four changes of clothes along with the outfits we wore at our wedding, but when we exhausted every combination he loaned my husband his own shirt to get the right look and we appreciate it. We captured some magical shots because he very clearly described his vision for the scene and without being offensive told us how to improve each shot. We really appreciated how when he saw us in our wedding outfits he took us to central park and we are more than pleased with all the results!Highly recommended! More...
Working with Ricardo is a great experience! He knew exactly how to make me feel comfortable and relaxed even though I was nervous. He's thoughtful, professional and friendly and my photos came out beautifully. Such a talented photographer! More...