Ted Ely | Headshots & Portraits


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Ted Ely is a pro headshot and lifestyle photographer who specializes in shooting awesome professional acting shots. He's passionate about telling your story with creative vibes, capturing those special moments of yours that will have casting agents drooling over you! Ted can meet any need you might have - from the "perfect" headshots to more personal portraits at his studio near Queens, NY

New York City,ny
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104 Reviews

Ted Ely has done wonders! As soon as I shot with him he made it extremely comfortable to work with and I was able to have fun shooting. He let me play my playlist of tunes that make me feel good and he let a rip with his camera and we produced some great work together. I highly recommend shooting with Ted Ely because he not only makes you feel like a superstar, but I know that I walked away with a new friend. Thank you so much, Ted!


Aaron Michael Ray


Ted is the bomb! His shots are absolutely stunning. He captured all the aspects of myself that I hoped for, and he's so much fun to work with. Book with Ted'


Adrienne Eller


Ted is nothing short of magnificent in setting a relaxed and fun vibe from start to finish. He definitely made this a collaboration never ordering me around and stopped several times to check in and show me how the shots were looking so it would not be a shock at the end. He happily suffered through my music requests but most of all set me at ease and helped me get incredible shots. Easily the most patient and fun photographer I have ever worked with in the last decade! Highly recommended. Will be back for sure!


Aimee Nezhukumatathil


Ted Knows what he's doing. Not only that, but he is an absolute Hoot to work with. What can often be an intimidating experience for performers, Ted has the ability to make truly relaxed, fluid, and dare I say, fun! Would highly recommend.


Alexis Kurtz


Not only does he take beautiful photos, but Ted is also incredible at helping camerashy people feel more comfortable. He sat down with me at the beginning of the session, asked me about my journey, what I'm looking for, and just helped me feel at ease. Such a good energy in their studio. Beautiful hair and makeup done by their inhouse artist (so worth the extra charge), and flexibility with layers for outfits, so I was able to have a lot of options. Make sure you have a good idea of what you want and what your type is, so you can communicate that to Ted, who will work with whatever you're bringing to the table. I also recommend bringing at least double the amount of outfits you pay for, plus layering options (cardigans, denim shirts, jackets, etc.), so you have options and Ted can recommend what will work best. And just be confident. It's a collaborative process. I felt exhilarated after my session. Worth every penny.


Alicia Ferrin


Where do I even begin! Ted is amazing in every single way. The moment you step into his studio, he makes you feel right at home. He took the time to get to know me, what my goals were & thoroughly talked me through his entire process. I never felt rushed or like this was just a business transaction. I am incredibly happy with my shots... they're Perfect and I had such a blast getting them done! Ted = Legend


Amber Jarassri


Ted is the best! The man truly has a vision like no other and knows how to get the best out of his equipment and his client, I truly enjoyed my photo shoot experience with him and Laura, I definitely will be calling them for my next shoot, best in town in my book!!!! Thank you Ted .


Andre Jones


Ted is easygoing, specific, and really knows how to make you comfortable and bring the real person out. I honestly cannot say enough good things and would shout it from the rooftops. His turnaround time was expedient and I also appreciated his gentle hand at retouching. From our first meeting to the final retouched shots, the experience was first rate. You will not be disappointed.


Anna Lise Arvelo


Ted is Fantastic. I had my headshots taken before by some of what is considered the best of the biz (and the most expensive) but the shots never came out looking like me. Ted can really capture who you are and why you are special, in a shot. He also has such a lovely energy that I immediately felt comfortable. I Highly recommend Ted and will go back to him when I need the next round of shots taken.


Ariana Shore


You better believe I'll be recommending him to everyone. Thank you for such an extraordinary experience, Ted!


Arnie Rodriguez