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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 conversation her mother was having that she had no extra money this holiday season to spend on toys for her children and instead needed the money for rent, utilities, and food. This young girl wrote her letter to the Bulletin in hopes that somebody in the region would be able to provide a few presents for them on Christmas morning.

“I’m old enough to understand,” the girl wrote. “But my little brother, Tommy, won’t understand why Santa Claus stopped at all his friends’ houses, but not at our house.”

The then editors of the Bulletin, Malcolm Morse and Greg LaFreniere, wrote a story and immediately published it just days before Christmas. The response from the community was overwhelming and enough donations were received that toys were provided to at least a dozen children in the New London and Windham counties.

It’s been 44 years but every year the Tommy Toy Fund continues to raise toys for children in need. This year Charleen’s Portrait Studio is an official drop off spot for the Tommy Toy Fund. Between now and December 8, you can stop by the studio and drop off a new unwrapped toy. The best part is you will be entered into a drawing to win a family portrait session!

If you are unable to make it into the studio by December 8, we are hosting a special event on Sunday December 9 from 1-3. Schedule in for a 5 minute time slot to bring you unwrapped toy to the studio and get a free family portrait taken on our beautiful Christmas set. We will provide you with a 4×6 as our gift to you.

Our goal is to raise 100 gifts for children in need. Please stop by and help us reach our goal!

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

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

Class of 2018 One Day Sale – May 3rd

Class of 2018 One Day Sale – May 3rd

Session Fees starting under $20!!! CALL MAY 3rd from 10am – 5:30pm and Schedule your Senior portrait session for June or July and save 75% off of in Studio Session and 25% off on location sessions. Sorry this is only One Day! CALL 860-774-8585 Choose the styles that fits your personality. Each session style is… Read more

KHS JR Class Prom

KHS JR Class Prom

What a wonderful evening for the Juniors of  Killingly High School’s Class of 2018! This young group of adults walked the red carpet into a night of dinner, dancing, elegance and fun! The event was a “Hollywood” theme, held at the ever so beautiful Crystal Lake Golf Course in Burreville, RI. Here is a little glimpse… Read more

Cast Your Vote!

Cast Your Vote!

Voting for our annual Pet Photo Contest ends on April 24th. This means you only have a few more days to vote for your favorite furry friend. Remember, the more votes we receive the more we can donate to help all the wonderful animals at NECCOG. This year, all voting is taking place online. Here’s… Read more

VOTING IS OPEN

VOTING IS OPEN

VOTE HERE Voting for our annual Pet Calendar Contest is OPEN. We’re doing things a little differently this year-all voting will take place online. Here’s how it will work:   Click on the link –  VOTE HERE Password: Contest Enter your Email Click on your favorite pet and then click Buy Prints – a panel should… Read more

Who will it be?

Who will it be?

Mark your calendar! Voting for our annual Pet Calendar Contest is only a week and a half away. We’re doing things a little differently this year-all voting will take place online. Here’s how it will work: Voting opens on April 10th and goes until April 24th. Simply go to www.charleens.com and click on the Pet… Read more

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

The snow is melting, robins are back, the days are getting longer, and spring is officially here! With it arrives all sorts of exciting events at the studio. Here is everything you need to know: Class of 2018 Senior Models Wanted: If you’re an outgoing, dynamic junior who will graduate in 2018 and want to… 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!