About Me

What you love…

Your family. Memories. Beauty. Fun.


What I love…

Seeing that smile on your face when you see your precious moments frozen in time.
That little intake of breath before you exclaim that I captured your family perfectly. To me, that’s the highest compliment.
That you allowed me to be a part of your family for an afternoon.


I am not afraid of…

Acting like a fool to connect with your child, and get eye contact and a natural smile. This may include singing, tickling, faux-sneezing and telling bad jokes. Consider yourself warned – I do this to adults, too.
Trying new things to keep my art moving forward. “I have an idea” is my favorite expression.

I am…

A mother of three boys
At home in the city and the country
A balance of right-brained creativity and left-brained technical proficiency
Continually learning and seeking inspiration


 I don’t like…


Tell me more… 

Gretchen Murcott is a professional photographer specializing in maternity, newborns, children, couples & families and also provides professional business headshots.  Gretchen earned a BA from Wellesley College and an MBA from Columbia University, and has worked in advertising, interactive marketing and beauty.  After living in NYC for 8 years and traveling to 40 countries, she settled down in Long Island and has lived in Port Washington, NY since 2006.  She finds constant inspiration from her three young sons and husband John Murcott, an entrepreneur and co-founder of Crowdster.