Summer Portraits 2022

It’s that time of year again–golden light, blooming hydrangeas, long summer days…and a great time for family portraits!

Summer is halfway over (eek!) and I am on Nantucket through mid August this year, so please check my calendar below to schedule!

For further details on pricing, view session pricing information. To choose a time, please visit session availability.


How much is a session?
Portrait sessions begin at $900 and include a one hour session, all of your digital files, and a matted archival print. It also includes my guidance from start to finish on what to wear/how to best prepare, and of course includes my expert child wrangling/baby whispering skills. I also help my clients review photos after your gallery is sent and help make choices for prints, wall art, and holiday cards–which can be so helpful for busy parents or engaged couples. Please email me for more detailed pricing and product information, or with any questions.

What is Your Photography Style?
This is a lifestyle session–I want to capture your family’s personality in a natural way. We can get the formal group shot down at the beginning if you’d like one, and then we can have some fun. I try to make your children comfortable and let kids be kids…we run, we jump, we laugh. I try to avoid a lot of formally posed photographs. I aim for real smiles and fun! Visit my blog——to see more examples of my style.

How do you pronounce your last name?
Thanks for asking—I get all sorts of versions but it’s pronounced just like the first name, Greg! There’s a reason I kept my awesome maiden name for five years after I got married 🙂

Do I get the digital files? 
Yes. The summer session price includes the digital download of your high resolution files. I spend hours after the session individually editing each photo that you will receive. You can expect about 50-80 images from an hour-long session, it all depends on how many people, groupings, etc. I believe in quality over quantity, and part of my service is that I do an extensive culling and editing of your photos. This way, you end up with the best of the best and don’t have to spend a long time sorting through your images.

What about prints?
Summer sessions include one archival 5×7 print of an image of your choosing, presented in an 8×10 ready to frame mat. You are welcome to order more archival prints from my professional lab (which you can easily do from your online gallery), and please do–nothing makes me sadder than imagining your photos only living on your computer. I also recommend my lab over a pharmacy for printing for many reasons such as quality of the paper used and quality of the printing based on my careful editing.

Photographs are made to be printed and enjoyed! I love the expression “off of your device and into your life”…so please please print your favorites (and send them to parents or grandparents!) I know it’s often one more thing that we don’t get around to, but technology is ever changing and digital files might not last forever. Archival prints and albums will stand the test of time.

Are You Good With Kids?
Yes! My former jobs include nanny, swim and soccer coach, lifeguard, and dorm parent. I also teach architecture to 1st and 2nd graders in NYC and have three small children of my own. It’s safe to say; I’ve seen it all! I urge parents to not stress and go with the flow.

What should I wear?
Great question! Once you have booked your session, I will provide wardrobe tips and suggestions.

Can you Design a Holiday Card?
I am an affiliate with Minted, which has so many designs and great choices. Just let me know and I can upload your favorites to their site, you will receive an email with a link, and you can design away!

Ali + Keats Wedding–Sneak Peek–NY, NY

Ali and Keats were married one week ago and it was a blast to photograph! Ali is the most thoughtful bride who thinks of everything, from custom champagne glasses and jewelry for her bridesmaids to surprising her new groom by hiring a painter to paint their reception as it occurred. Keats looked dapper in his tuxedo, beamed at Ali the whole day, and gave an impressive and heartfelt welcome toast at the reception. Their wedding party of 8 bridesmaids and 10 groomsmen were so much fun and we had lots of laughs as I made them “walk casually and look at each other!” The gorgeous color palette of pink and gold was brought to life by Renny & Reed.

The bride got ready at the Lotte New York Palace Hotel in midtown, where I recorded a tearful and moving first look and took family formals in the gorgeous brownstone courtyard, then proceeded to their ceremony at the stunning St. Vincent Ferrer Church on the Upper East Side (also where the groom’s parents and grandparents were married!), and ended with a GORGEOUS reception at 620 Loft and Garden above Rockefeller Center. We were all safely tucked inside for dinner and dancing before Hurricane Henri arrived with gusto and turned 5th Avenue into a rushing river!

I have SO much more to share on this amazing day, all planned and executed by the event guru Nancy Harris Events, but for now…here are a few! Congrats Ali and Keats!

The Dream Team…Event Planner Nancy Harris Events Venue 620 5th Ave Garden Loft And Rooftop Lotte New York Palace Flowers Renny & Reed Dress: Kleinfeld Bridal Jewelry: Mirta de Gisbert, Hair/Make-Up Artist: Jackie Fanara, Caterer: Little Gem NYC Baker: Alicia Forbes, Alicia Sprinkles, Videographer: NST Pictures Band/DJ: Honey+Vinyl Second Photographer: Annie Wu, Photo Assistant:Kyle Lui

Sunset Portraits at Quidnet, Nantucket, MA

Sometimes when I meet a new client with young children, they confess to me that they dread taking family photos because the photographer can’t keep their kids attention, the session seems to drag on, and what to dress everyone in is stressful. I smile because I know I can give them a better experience. My entire goal is to make it easier and less painful for them…and I aim to make it fun for all no matter how big the challenge. So many families walk away from our photo session both surprised and relieved that is was fun and their kids enjoyed it.

For this session in Quidnet, we kept it lively for three athletic boys. While they did some formally posed photos at the beginning (with the swoon worthy hydrangeas), we also spent time on their swing set, running on the beach, and digging in the sand. It was a gorgeous night–even after a few sprinkles, we lucked out with a beautiful sunset. I almost always try to get a portrait of the parents, who are never in photos themselves! As we ended, their mom said “wow, that was sooo much easier than we thought it would be, I think the boys actually had fun!” Mission accomplished! Thanks for all of the fun and smiles!

Tara + Joe–Montauk Club Wedding–Brooklyn, NY

Ahhh to go back to February 1, 2020. Remember large rooms filled with friends, laughter, music, and clinking cocktail glasses? Cheerful toasts and sweaty fun dance floors with a newly married couple dancing in the center of a cheering circle? Man I miss those.

Last February I had the great honor of photographing Tara and Joe’s wedding party at The Montauk Club in Brooklyn. It had all of these components and more–boss bridal shoes, that GOLD DRESS, the amazing DJ Milk Money, and lots of hot dancing. Tara and I used to work together in NYC historic preservation so it was no surprise that her wedding reception was held in a gorgeous historic building in Park Slope, Brooklyn. The landmark building was created in 1889 for a social club. Its design was inspired by a Palazzo in Venice, and the facade has an exquisite amount of detail. Isn’t this such a beautiful place for a wedding reception?

It was an awesome night, one that seems so hard to believe was just a year ago. T and J, happy wedding party anniversary! Thanks for choosing me to document the night. Until I can again stand on chairs to capture bumping dance floors, I’ll live on through these photos. Cheers!