Bio As a lifelong animal lover, I always wanted to work in a pet-related field. In 1998, while living in Northern California, I left my job as a project manager to follow my passion and started a dog walking and pet-sitting company with a friend. It was during this period that I developed a serious interest in photography as a hobby, and I loved photographing our pet clients. In late 2000 I moved back to NY where, while working a full time day job, I started taking photography classes and shooting weddings and other events. I soon found my true love in pet photography, and the special connection I share with animals became evident in my portraits. I have the ability to capture the true spirit of pets, as well as the special bond between them and their humans. Today, while I still do family and corporate event photography, my main focus is animals, including pet portraits, commercial work and rescue photography. I have photographed many celebrities with their beloved animals, including Georgina Bloomberg, Cheyenne Jackson, Bernadette Peters and Aida Turturro. My pet photographs have appeared in The Journal News, The New York Daily News, The New York Post and Westchester Magazine, among others, and my photos have been exhibited at the prestigious Hampton Classic Horse Show, in the lobby of the Empire State Building and at the Manhattan Arts and Antiques Center during the annual "Antiques for Animals" event. I did a series of portraits for the ASPCA in NYC of animals adopted from their shelter with their owners, and these portraits adorn the walls of their 92nd Street shelter and in their corporate offices. Lately I’m doing more commercial photography, and my photos have appeared on promotional material for Best Friends Pet Care and on packaging for Stop and Shop pet food, ASPCA pet products and Chicken Soup for the Soul pet products. For more information on scheduling a pet session or commissioning me for a commercial job please get in touch with me through the contact page. My portfolio of event and corporate photography is available at www.gmt-photo.com .