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I’m offering Mini Sessions as a wonderful way to raise money for a great local charity, Sparrow’s Nest. They prepare & cook two meals, every week, for families of caregivers diagnosed with cancer. Sparrow’s Nest is based in Hopewell Junction, NY and delivers food to families in Dutchess County and parts of Orange, Ulster and Putnam counties.

Mini Sessions will include a 30-min session, online gallery & 3 digital files. I will be offering these amazing Mini Sessions from June to November. When you email me to book a session, we will find the perfect day to hold your session.

I raised over $2,000.00 last year for Sparrow’s Nest, trained and completed my first 1/2 Marathon running for Team Sparrow. I’m running again this November and would love to raise $2,000.00 again. I can with your help!
Over 80% of your donation will go directly to Sparrow’s Nest to provide homemade meals to the 45 families Sparrow’s Nest feeds every month, that’s over 150 people!

If you are not interested in a Mini Session but would like to help, you can donate online.
Enter my name into the Team Sparrow Runners box. A little goes a long way and every donation will help these families in huge ways.

really appreciate your help & support for this amazing charity and families.


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  • June 4, 2016 - 11:26 am

    Clare knapp - Hi Colleen
    I saw a post about offering sessions in conjunction with Sparrows Nest. I have recently become involved with the organization and would like to book a photo session for my daughters.
    Please call me at your convenience.
    Thank you
    Clare Knapp 845-222-8570ReplyCancel

  • June 8, 2016 - 1:19 pm

    Lauren - Such a great idea! I hope you raise more funds and meet your goal!ReplyCancel

  • June 8, 2016 - 1:45 pm

    Emily Jordan - wow- what an awesome way to do what you love but support a good cause at the same time. clearly we are all here in this group for the sake of ourselves and for art, but to find a way to use your art in such a selfless way is inspiring. love this concept!ReplyCancel

  • June 8, 2016 - 1:48 pm

    Lindsay - Wow what a nice thing to do. What a great charity too! I was a caregiver for my Mom when she had cancer and this would have been a lovely thing.ReplyCancel

I had such a wonderful time photographing Joe & Kristen’s maternity session. Lighthouse Point Park is a beautiful location, especially right before sunset. Kristen has amazing style and came to the session with some awesome outfit choices. I personally love how simple and sophisticated her last outfit of a sweater, t-shirt and jeans is.

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I would love to chat with you about your own maternity session!


  • April 20, 2016 - 3:36 pm

    Adriana Todd - LOVE! Such beautiful images. I’m doing a maternity shoot and needed some posing for reference. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • April 20, 2016 - 3:51 pm

    Amilia James - This is so lovely! Beautiful job capturing this special time.ReplyCancel

small business saturday

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I have a few Small Business Saturday savings for you. It’s so important to support our local small businesses and I can’t thank you enough for all of yours. I’ll be posting links to a few of my favourite local small businesses later today on my fb page, so keep your eyes out for those amazing deals. 


Deal 1

20% off any Full session

Now is the perfect time to book your 2016 session at 2015 prices!

Not valid on mini sessions or previously booked sessions. Session must take place before Dec 31st, 2016. Contract and non-refundable session retainer is due at booking. Balance is due 7 days before session. 

Deal 2

25% free for every $100 gift card purchased.

Gift Cards make great gifts for friends and family! You can purchase gift cards here

For every $100 gift card purchased, get 25% added. ($100 gift card becomes $125, $200 becomes $250 and so on.) Gift cards must be used by Dec 31st, 2016. Not valid on previous purchases. 

Here’s a little video on how to purchase the gift cards.


Email me at to take advance of these sweet savings! Deals are good through Nov 30th at midnight. This has been an amazing year and I can not thank you enough for the support.

xo, Colleen




These are the first mini sessions I will be holding and I’m excited to offer them to you! All proceeds from these sessions will go Sparrows Nest, a wonderful hardworking organization who feeds families of caregivers with Cancer in the Hudson Valley.

Sessions are open to families, children, couples and mamas to be. If your family is larger than 5 people, please let me know, as you may require an additional time slot. I have two dates available, two different locations and there are 3 different collections to choose from with additional products available a la carte at a discount. Payment will be collected at the time of booking to secure your time slot. I love photographing at Topsmead Park and I’m looking forward to shooting at the Vanderbilt Mansion in Hyde Park. I drive by it often and have been looking for a great reason to photograph session_sparrow

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All mini sessions include:

  • 20-min session
  • 10-15 edited images
  • in-person viewing & ordering session

Mini Session times available on Sunday Aug 16th at Vanderbilt Mansion, Hyde Park NY:


Mini Session times available on Sunday Aug 23rd at Topsmead Park, Litchfield CT:




My goal is to raise at least $300o for Sparrows Nest. Last year they feed over 50 families and anticipates feeding over 100 this year. Isn’t’ that amazing!? I mentioned in a recent blog post about training for a 1/2 marathon this Nov which I will be running for Sparrows Nest and how excited I am to be helping this organization. They truly are amazing people and I can’t wait for you to help me help them! To book your mini session, just email me,, or call me at 860-671-0438. Remember, your mini session fee is due at time of booking.



Oh how I just adore the family I’m blogging about today. I’m lucky enough to say I’ve known the Hahn family for a few years now! I truly can’t believe how much Sam have grown since I first met him. I was so excited to photograph them as they expanded their family. The natural light in their CT home is amazing and was a perfect location to do a mix of lifestyle and studio photography. They are such a sweet family and I could not help but laugh and giggle along with Sam. in home ct family photographylakeville ct family photographyct family photography lifestylelifestyle family photographyconnecticut family photography lifestylein home lifestyle ct family photographyconnecticut family photographyct maternity photography studioconnecticut maternity photography ct studio maternity photography lakeville ct maternity photographyconnecticut maternity photography

I would love to talk with you about booking your own family photography session! Get in touch with me here. Look through my past family sessions here.