Carol Seitz loves the Hudson Valley and has long been active in her community as an organizer, photographer, supporter of the local library, and gardener.
A graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC, Carol assisted many fashion and celebrity photographers before setting off on her own. Finding that what she enjoyed most was working with real people, she focused on portraiture and event photography for magazines and large corporate clients. After more than 25 years in business, she still enjoys the creative challenges of capturing the fun and vibrancy of people at work and at play.
She has photographed many celebrities including Beyonce, Al Roker, Jimmy Fallon, Andy Cohen and two US Presidents. Her impressive client roster has included iconic retailers such as Macy’s and Bed, Bath & Beyond, media giants such as NBC and Telemundo, as well as Shape, Seventeen and Real Simple magazines, just to name a few.
As much as she likes people, Carol also has a love of places and spaces. It is reflected in her recent work shooting commercial and residential real estate for architects, retailers and real estate brokers. Drone photography has also been added to her list of services for the option of adding an aerial view to help better tell the story of a building or property. She is an FAA certified drone pilot.
Be it people or property Carol works closely with each client to make sure their creative needs are met while bringing her own unique vision to each project. With her artistic abilities as well as her talent for making people relaxed and comfortable during a shoot, she is fortunate to have many clients who have come back to her time and time again.
Carol also taught photography to children for 15 years at the Summer Institute for the Gifted in both the Drew and Princeton University sessions. She is a member of ASMP.
She is also active in her community. She served as President of the Woodland Community Association from 2007-2013, Member of the Phoenicia Library Board 2013 -2015, Elected Town Official - Member Shandaken Board of Assessment 2009 -2015, and DJ/Host of The Rabbit Hole on community station WIOX in Roxbury NY 2018 to the present.
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