Happy 2019!

Happy 2019!

Happy New Year!

The holidays are over and a new chapter is beginning. January is often seen as the beginning of all sorts of new possibilities. At the studio we’re looking to get back to our roots and focus on what we love doing. For us that’s creating portraits and capturing memories for families, children, and high school seniors. We’re currently working on our website so that it showcases what it is we do best. We will be unveiling it in the coming month so keep a look out!

I don’t know about you but with the rush of the holiday season over and the coldness of winter really settling in, I often start feeling the winter blues a little bit. For those of you that feel the same, here’s a few tips to help battle them:

  1. Keep in mind that the days are actually getting longer! Yay! It may not be noticeable at first, but just knowing that the worst of those short days is over makes me feel a little better.
  2. Get out of the house: It’s easy to want to spend your days curled in bed watching TV. Push yourself to get outside, even if it’s only for a little bit. Go for a walk or even meet up with a friend for a cup of coffee.
  3. Try something new: Keeping your mind active can help keep seasonal depression at bay. It can be something as simple as starting a journal. Not sure what to do? Visit your local craft store, bounce ideas off your friends, or even search YouTube for videos on any hobbies that might interest you.
  4. Make a movie/book list: Winter is a great time to read those books that have been on your list or go see a movie with friends or your family. I know there’s a lot of great movies coming out this year!
  5. Remember that winter doesn’t last forever! Try to appreciate those small moments, whether it’s sipping on some hot cocoa or waking up to a winter wonderland. Find gratitude for these small moments and keep in mind that spring and warmer weather will be here soon.

At the studio our way to beat the winter blues is to keep our schedule full of fun! We’ve been working hard to plan some exciting events and sessions. Here are a few upcoming events:

Monster Squad:

Our Monster Squad is back in action and open for scheduling. We will be doing Valentine sessions on Saturday January 12th from 10am-2pm. Ages Newborn to 12 years old are welcome. This mini session is 10 to 15 minutes long, includes viewing and ordering your images right after your session. You will also receive 10 Valentine cards with a package purchased, a $26.50 value FREE. Click Here to Schedule your Appointment Online

Photo Class:Starts January 29

Did you get a new camera for Christmas? Or maybe you made a resolution to learn how to take better photos. Join Charleen in a 5 week class to learn the ins and out of your camera. In this beginners basic class you’ll learn all the fundamentals to get you up and running and feeling like a pro! Seats are limited. Click Here to Reserve your Seat!

Pet Photo Contest: Jan 26-Feb 16

Our pet photo contest is right around the corner. We just love hosting this contest every year. We’ve met so many wonderful people and pets. This year the contest will run from January 26 to February 16. We will be posting all the details soon so keep watching.

Tommy Toy Fundraiser

Tommy Toy Fundraiser

This year we are collecting toys for the Tommy Toy Fund. The Tommy Toy Fund started in 1974 with a simple letter written to the Norwich Bulletin. The letter was from a young girl in Eastern Connecticut concerned that there would be no toys for her younger brother Tommy on Christmas morning. She had overheard a… Read more

Thank You!

Thank You!

It’s our favorite part of the year again- Thanksgiving! It’s a time when we get to spend precious moments with the people we love the most. A time when we remember to be grateful for all things, both big and small, in our lives. Not to mention we get to eat the most amazing and… Read more

Fall Events and Specials

Fall Events and Specials

Fall is here! And with it brings so many exciting specials and events here at the studio. Check out all the fun things happening in the next few months: September Special: Wicked Wednesday Portrait Specials: Fall is the perfect time to do a family portrait. These specials will help you save BIG! Best yet, is… Read more

NOW SCHEDULING OUR SANTA EXPERIENCE SESSIONS FOR NOVEMBER 17TH

NOW SCHEDULING OUR SANTA EXPERIENCE SESSIONS FOR NOVEMBER 17TH

Charleen’s Portrait Studio Santa Experience for 2018 $99 Session Fee, Save $50 if you book by 9/8/18.     What is a Santa Experience and why is it different from others: Thank you stopping in to find out more on what our studio has to offer when it comes to the a Santa Experience at Charleen’s… Read more

Meet the Amazing Miss.K

Meet the Amazing Miss.K

A few months ago, Miss. K came to the studio to have some portraits done for a pageant. This sparky little girl of 6 is very excited about competing in pageants. So far she has won the titles of “Tiny Miss Connecticut” for Princess of America as well as, “Miss Spirit Massachusetts” for East Coast… Read more

Senior Portraits at Fish Family Farm

Senior Portraits at Fish Family Farm

Last week we found ourselves at Fish Family Farm. This gorgeous piece of property sits atop a hill on Dimock Lane in the town of Bolton. They’re one of four farms in Connecticut that not only milk their cows, but pasteurize and bottle their own milk. They also make the most delicious ice cream! Guests… Read more

Charleen Larkin Elected As Connecticut Councilwoman For The Professional Photographers Of America

Charleen Larkin Elected As Connecticut Councilwoman For The Professional Photographers Of America

Charleen Larkin Elected As Connecticut Councilwoman For The Professional Photographers Of America Effective July 1, 2018 Professional photographer Charleen Larkin of Dayville CT was elected to the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) Council for 2018 – 2021 for the state of CT. A non-profit, international association with more than 30,000 members, PPA is ultimately governed… Read more

2018 Graduations

2018 Graduations

Congratulations to all the students that we’ve watched graduate these past few weeks. We always love being a part of this special day. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors. Below you will find the links to the various graduation ceremony galleries. Simply click on the link the corresponds with your school,… Read more

2018 Pet Contest Winners

2018 Pet Contest Winners

We want to thank everyone who came out this weekend for our Pet Contest and Adoption event. It was so much fun and you all helped support a great cause. We also want to give a big thank you to Vicki Gagne of ECCR, and Michael Jimenez of Dream Coiffure Lounge for setting it up with… Read more

Charleen's Portrait Studio

I believe family portraits have an important role in building family history. They are a gift you give yourself, your children and generations to come. Beautiful portaits are not expensive… they’re priceless!