Celebrating Over 30 Years of Creating Beautiful Portraiture
Where excellence in photographic portraiture becomes artwork destined to become heirlooms.


Tony Jiminez Portrait Peter M Budraitis PhotographyTony Jiminez, Vietnam EraFor thirty years I've been creating "Portraits with a PurposeTM" in my downtown, Glen Cove photography studio. Right now, the "purpose" of my portraits is to recognize those who have served our country in the armed forces. There simply isn't enough that we can do to thank, show appreciation, or support our local veterans. 

I've begun my "Wall of Heroes" project to create a portrait of our veterans as they are today. There is no charge and absolutely no obligation to purchase anything. Together, we will choose an image from the session and I will create a retouched, masterfully crafted portrait and present a custom print to each veteran as my own thank you for your service.

My plan is to create a traveling display with these portraits, rotating the portraits, and recognizing various veterans. All portraits will be displayed on the "Heroes Wall" of a special website set up just for this special purpose. When complete, that website will be

Wall of Heroes Portrait of Ron Darress by Peter M. Budraitis PhotographyRon Darress, Vietnam EraBefore your portrait session we will discuss how you would like to be photographed and any memorabilia you may want to be photographed with. We encourage bringing anything personal, even if it doesn't relate to your military service. We want this portrait to portray you, as you are today.

All we ask is that each veteran photographed authorize a display agreement so that we may fulfill our mission to recognize our veterans and possibly display the special portrait of you.


Were it not for our veterans, we wouldn't enjoy the freedoms that we do. Nobody should ever take that for granted! I hope to have the honor to create a special portrait of you.

Thank you for your service!


Interested in participating in our "Wall of Heroes" project? Complete the contact form at the bottom of the page.


2022 Glen Cove Veteran's Day Observance


Memorial Day 2022


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Glen Cove Memorial Day Ceremonies

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Memorial Day 2021

Memorial Wreaths

Memorial Day Ceremonies




Wall of Heroes Project Contact

Are you a local veteran interest in having a "Wall of Heroes" portrait created? Please complete the form below and we will contact you to make arrangements for your session.

Before submitting, please check all of your information, especially your email address.




Peter M. Budraitis, Photographic Portrait Artist • 5 Dosoris Way • Glen Cove, NY 11542 • (516) 674-0227 • Est. 1990

Photographic Craftsman Degree,
Professional Photographers of America

Past President,
Professional Photographers of Greater New York

Accredited Degree, Qualified Degree,
Professional Photographers' Society of New York State

Accredited Degree, Qualified Degree,
Professional Photographers' Society of New York State

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