I’m Brett Deutsch, co-owner and chief photographer of Headshots NYCGotham Family Photos and Deutsch Photography.  

I believe that a well-taken photograph can communicate a huge amount of information. For businesses, that’s powerful. Whether I’m photographing executives, corporate teams, seminars or galas, I approach the assignment as a portraitist (capture the personality), a documentarian (convey the facts), and a photojournalist (tell a story).

My formal training at the New York Institute of Photography, the School of Visual Arts and Pomona College prepared me well, but the real chops come from over fifteen years of taking literally a million plus photos in New York City and on all 7 continents.  My work can be found in The New York Times, Time Out London, the Dallas Morning News and Backstage, to name a few, plus countless websites, newsletters, annual reports and other publications.

My wife and business/life partner Sherri Phillips is the brains behind the biz, and our faithful companion SamTheDog keeps us sane.


Sherri-Phillips-Deutsch-PhotographyI’m Sherri Phillips, co-owner and business manager of Headshots NYCGotham Family Photos and Deutsch Photography

After a stint as a math teacher (which I loved), I had a lucrative and successful career in advertising that I happily ditched to go all-in with Brett on our photography business. I went into advertising because images and words have always moved me — I’m a storyteller at heart.  I’m in photography now for the same reason. Years of working with clients like Coca-Cola, SiriusXM and Bank of America gave me an arsenal of skills, and building and steering our own ship has been more exhilarating and fulfilling than I ever would have dreamed. I also love working with top talent, and there are few photographers out there as talented as Brett.

We work across all industries and with people at every level. That keeps our work fresh and our lives interesting. One day I’ll write a book about it all. I don’t know what our next gig will be, but I’m forever grateful that this venture of ours is also one of our greatest adventures. Will you be our next client?  I hope so.  Speaking of which …


We’ve photographed far too many executives, actors and others to name them individually (though you’ll probably recognize some of these familiar faces), but here’s a short list of some of our corporate, non-profit and academic clients.

Gibson Dunn 

United Nations Foundation

Stephen Gaynor School

Marcus and Millichap Real Estate Investment

Kidney & Urology Foundation

Writopia Lab

Dasha Wellness


Zimner Law


Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer

Back On My Feet

Boost Payment Services

Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan

Paul Hastings

Yeshivat Chovevei Torah

Summit Medical Group Foundation

Morgan Stanley

University of Western Australia

Shufro, Rose & Co.

LAZ Parking

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

Valinor Management

Abacus & Associates

Certified Moving & Storage

Synchrony Financial

Stephen Gaynor School of Manhattan

University of Pittsburgh Business School

Crenshaw Associates

Equinox Fitness Clubs

Klein Zelman

Pegalis & Erickson

Schwartz & Perry

UpLevel Security

Sharp Electronics


Speiser Krause

Sparring Partners Capital

Garden City Group

Eminence Capital

Alpine Partners


Executive Monetary Management

UBS Investment Banking

Conscious Company Magazine

Park West Magazine

Autonomous Research

Raymour & Flanigan

Concerts in Motion


Falk Communications & Research

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