A few fun facts about Pete
Pete is a family man and Glen Cove, Long Island Native
Pete was born in Glen Cove and still lives in the home he grew up in. Married in 1990, Peter and his wife, Nancy, are the proud parents of two children, Pete Jr, and Emily. Pete Jr, having earned a degree in business management, currently manages a yacht club, has a marine business, and is getting married in August 2024. Emily is graduating from Marist College in May 2023 with a degree in Marketing, Fashion Merchandising, and Graphic Design.
Pete and his family are all accomplished sailors.
Pete grew up boating with his family since early childhood. Now, in the summertime, you can most often find Pete and his wife, Nancy, out on the water. His life-long love for sailing and boating has him out sailing on Long Island's North Shore, mostly in western Long Island Sound. Both his son and daughter are certified sailing instructors having grown up boating as well.
Pete is an ordained minister.
He often conducts personalized memorial services and also has the ability to perform and legally solemnize marriages.
Pete has been a professional Magician and Escape Artist.
Peter has performed shows that have featured magical effects, escapes, and mentalism as well as stage-size illusions together with his wife, Nancy. Pete still performs shows, but not as often due to being so busy creating beautiful portraits, and usually for charity or special events. Although, lately Pete has been brushing up on his close-up magic. Ask him, he always loves to share his close-up effects!
Pete enjoys aerial photography.
Pete used to do aerial photography often, before drones, the old-fashioned way. Hanging out the open door of a helicopter with one foot out on the skid. For many years Pete photographed the Around Long Island Sailboat Regatta, chasing the racing boats and capturing close-up images from above of up to 80 sailboats during the race. At the after-race party, Pete would display the images to all, including the boat captains who would purchase large wall prints of their boats for their homes or office.
About our studio
Pete, together with his wife, Nancy, who works with him full-time at the studio, operates Peter M. Budraitis Photography. Peter Budraitis, has been providing photographic services to the local community for decades.
Peter's love of photography, blended with professionalism and a high level of personal service, is evident in the portraits he creates.
Peter opened his first studio in downtown Glen Cove in 1990. Having always operated a studio full-time in downtown Glen Cove, in 2012 he moved into his current location at Five Dosoris Way, three doors up from Forest Avenue in Glen Cove's shopping district.
Our studio features a high-tech, state-of-the-art camera room with one of the largest selections of backgrounds around, a private changing room, a presentation theatre to view and choose your images, and an in-house photo print lab. 95% of the prints delivered by the studio are custom printed in-house to the highest standards.
Peter holds the degree of Photographic Craftsman from the Professional Photographers of America, the largest international organization of professional photographers. Peter has been a member of PPA for almost thirty years where he has won awards in their international print competitions. He also holds a Qualified degree and an Accredited degree from the Professional Photographers’ Society of New York State.
Staying active in professional photographic organizations, Peter has served on the board of The Professional Photographers of Greater New York in various positions, including President. Peter has conducted lectures for professional photographers throughout the tri-state area on a variety of topics and has won awards for his portraiture and in recognition of his enthusiastic efforts toward the advancement of professional photography.