Welcome To The GYB Family

A Brief History

GreekYearbook was founded in 1999 by fraternity and Greek leader Ryan Millman at the University of Arizona. Although GYB started off as an events photography company, our main focus is now professional portraiture and group photography for tens of thousands of college students across the nation.

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Where We Are Today

GreekYearbook currently operates at over 500 universities and employs over 200 contract photographers across the US. Bid Day and Composite photography are our two main services which you can learn a little bit more about below!

Bid Day

Bid day is the day sororities get their new members and we are hired to go take fun group shots of the sorority.

Composites

Composites are simple, business style headshots of each member of the organization used to create a final framed composite photo.

Scheduling Overview

In the next few months you will start receiving email correspondence from either someone in the scheduling department or photo department about upcoming photo shoot dates. 

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Check out our online photographer portal, which shows all of your scheduled photo shoots. You should have been emailed login info. If you need it again, please email: photodepartment@greekyearbook.com.

Scheduling For Composites

  • Our scheduling team will reach out about Composite photo shoot dates.
  • GYB does preferred scheduling which means that we ask our clients to provide 3 date and time options.
  • We then check your availability for those dates and times.
  • If you are available – you will respond with which date and time option works best. Then a scheduling coordinator will send you more details.
  • If you are unavailable, a scheduling coordinator will either ask another photographer or ask the client for additional dates to accommodate your schedule.

Scheduling For Bid Day

  • Our photo department will reach out about possible Bid Day photo shoots.
  • These photo shoots are scheduled for organizations’ Bid Day events, and therefore there is no flexibility with dates and times.
  • If you communicate that you are available – the photo department will have you add the event to your schedule. You will then receive more information from the scheduling department as the client gives more details for their event.
  • If you are unavailable to do the photo shoot, let us know and we will ask another photographer in our network.

Day of Shoot Reminders:

Make sure you have all your photography equipment and materials sent by GYB needed for the shoot. Reach out to your chapter contact, information found in your shoot reminder email.

After The Shoot

You will send us all materials (including your invoice) and upload your images via our handy ftp site. You will be emailed with the ftp link and password closer to your photoshoot. Once we receive everything we will mail you a check!

Key People

Nic Kennedy
Head photographer & photo guru for GreekYearbook since 2008.

What’s your favorite thing about working for GYB?
The people. GYB has great staff with hundreds of great photographers nationally. We spend a lot of time together and have formed strong bonds over the years.

How many states have you been to and which is your favorite?
41. Hawaii is my favorite. I used to live there and return for vacations with my kids as much as possible.

What is your favorite sport, and what team do you root for?
I’m an avid hockey player and fan of the Washington Capitals. Traveling to Vegas to watch them win the Stanley Cup was a once in a lifetime experience.

Michael Stewart
Senior Staff Photographer. Full time photographer, part time model 😜

What is one of the coolest experiences you’ve had?
Shooting for a helicopter tours company and getting to do aerial photography of Camden Yards and Ravens Stadium.

Have you ever had any brushes with fame or who’s the most famous person you have ever met?
I had a chat with John Waters at 2am in a Baltimore City gas station, true story.

Sarah Belisle
Senior Account Coordinator

What animal are you most like?
A duck! Despite all the panicked paddling below water, it looks like smooth sailing to everyone else. That and I love to eat bread.

Which meal is your favorite: breakfast, lunch, or dinner?
Brunch. You have to admire the raw efficiency of eating two meals at once and you can put maple syrup on anything.

What’s your favorite way to spend a day off?
Sleeping, hiking, playing video games, sleeping, hanging out with friends, sleeping. . . .

Kaitlyn Kaminsky
Account Coordinator
If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you bring?
A machete. Jameson. War and Peace (seems like the best time to read some Tolstoy)

What do you like to do when you are not at work?
I like to play video games with friends, cook, and read. Sometimes things get really wild and instead of reading a physical copy I read on an ereader.

If you could join any past or current music group which would you want to join?
Queen or MAMAMOO

Marissa Zamanian
Scheduling Coordinator

If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you bring?
Tanning Oil, Tequila, Salt… I’ll find limes on the Island.

What is your guilty pleasure?
Binge watching anything on Bravo – I love the Real Housewives saga!

What is your go-to karaoke song?
I might be tone deaf, not might be… I am, but when anything by ABBA is playing- preferably Dancing Queen, you’ll find me with a microphone in my hand.

Evelyn Lawhorn
Scheduling Coordinator

What was your dream job as a kid?
Veterinarian, and also back-up dancer for Limp Bizkit.

What movie sequel is better than the original?
Shrek 2, hands down, an absolute slam dunk on all fronts. No comment on Shrek the Third though…

What’s your go-to karaoke song?
“Teenage Dirtbag” by Wheatus, it’s shockingly a real crowd pleaser.

We have a very detailed Photographer FAQ page.

Access it using the password included in your Welcome Email.