Glass Negative Restoration

Glass Negative Restoration

Some of our readers may not realize that we’re more then just a portrait studio. In fact, we have a full print lab in house which is something of a rarity these days. This gives us the unique ability to offer extra services like photo restoration. Recently we had a very interesting restoration project. While our lovely client wishes to remain anonymous, he did write up an entry he wanted us to share on our blog.

“This picture you’re looking at is a finished photo from a negative on glass made on July 4th, 1908 in Danielson CT. It is one of many photos made on glass by Henry McEven. He made many others and donated all but this one to the Killingly Historical Society in CT. This negative on glass is the only one available today.

It was recently reproduced by Charleen’s Portrait Studio. Charleen used her personal expertise to bring it back to its fullness after 110 years of disregard! The negative was in fair condition when she started. She did an excellent job restoring this picture as you see it now in 2018.”

Below you can see a photo of the original glass negative.

 

KHS JR PROM

KHS JR PROM

One thing I love to photograph and attend is a prom. Yes I know my prom days are over, but there is something so special and almost magical about proms. You get to go shopping for a dress or get fitted for a tux. Not to mention you want to make sure your shoes are… Read more

CLASS OF 2019 ONE DAY SALE – MAY 30TH

CLASS OF 2019 ONE DAY SALE – MAY 30TH

Session Fees starting under $20!!! Our one day sale starts now and ends MAY 30th – Schedule your Senior portrait session for June or July and save up to 75% off of in Studio Session and up to 50% off on location sessions. CALL 860-774-8585 Choose the styles that fits your personality. Each session style… Read more

Calling the Senior Class of 2019!

Calling the Senior Class of 2019!

Each year we select several teens from various schools, to be a part of our Senior Model Campaign. These teens are dreamers, adventurers, and go-getters. They’re usually involved in and/or outside of school in various activities ranging from sports to hobbies to leadership. This group of seniors are teens who love our style and are… Read more

It’s Spring at Charleen’s Portrait Studio

It’s Spring at Charleen’s Portrait Studio

The weather may not be agreeing, but spring is here at the Portrait studio. To celebrate we have a number of exciting sessions coming up in the next few weeks. Click Here to Schedule your Appointment Online “QUACK QUACK” the baby ducks are back! -March 31 Our Baby ducks have a new session day of… Read more

The Baby Ducks are Back!

The Baby Ducks are Back!

On Sunday March 18th from 11-4,  the Baby Ducklings will be back at our studio!  Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the beauty and wonder as your child gets up close and personal with our little friends. These portraits make wonderful keepsakes and gifts for friends and family. Book your session by March 10th and receive… Read more

Kids Club: Dr. Seuss

Kids Club: Dr. Seuss

In honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday this Friday, our Kids Club set is a Dr. Seuss theme! There are two sets available, both inspired by some of Dr. Seuss’ best know works.  The first is Lorax inspired, with lots of bright fun colors. The other is inspired by Cat in the Hat and has fun cut… Read more

Meet the Pets (Part 4)

Meet the Pets (Part 4)

The first part of our contest may be over but there’s more to come! Watch our blog and Facebook page in the coming weeks as we will be providing all the details on how to vote for your favorite pet!  This year we are working with East Coast Canine Rescue. To learn more about this amazing… Read more

Meet the Pets (part 3)

Meet the Pets (part 3)

Our annual Pet Contest is in it’s final week! We still have a few appointments left if you want to bring your pet in and help a great cause. This year we are working with East Coast Canine Rescue. To learn more about this amazing organization, click the link: ECCR We want to help you get… Read more

Meet the Pups (part two)

Meet the Pups (part two)

Our annual Pet Contest is in full swing! Appointments are going so fast we decided to extend it for an extra week. The contest is now running until February 16th. This year we are working with East Coast Canine Rescue. To learn more about this amazing organization, click the link: ECCR We want to help you… 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!