Photo by Maria Piessis

Photo by Maria Piessis

Follow Ana on Instagram at @anagambuto!


(formerly Ana Schechter)

As a child on the coast of California, I spent my days experimenting with art and imagination. 

As an adult, that sense of exploration feeds my love for big cities, new friends, and travel. 

When I first landed in NYC in my twenties, I spent 6 years at one of the top fashion photography institutes, Pier 59 Studios, as the Director of Bookings. During that rather fab and fun career phase, I also continued to build on my portrait habit of photographing new people.

My commercial client list includes Cup of Jo, Apartment Therapy, KITCHN, Goop, HGTV, PARENTS magazine, REDBOOK magazine, American Baby magazine, Papier Mache magazine, The New York Observer, AOL, Shutterfly, and IBM.

In addition to editorial work I do commissions for individuals, families, brand collaborations, private events and experiential travel. 

I often shoot in far flung cities - I can document your next family vacation in Italy, your 9-day old newborn daughter in Manhattan or a profile of your island resort in the Swedish archipelago. (All recent commissions I've had and loved!)

As well as shooting, I'm often cooking or eating my way through whatever country I'm in.

Thank you for stopping by!


Behind the scenes of a family shoot! 

Behind the scenes of a portrait shoot!