CPP, Craftsman, Master Photographer
Charleen’s love for photography began in her sophomore year at Killingly High School. Capturing Images for class assignments sparked her creative skills as well as her enjoyment for processing and printing in the dark room. Her high school photography teacher encouraged Charleen to enroll in the Rhode Island School of Photography, graduating in 1989. In 2001 she realized the dream of owning a studio, opening Charleen’s Portrait Studio in Danielson, Connecticut. In 2005 the studio moved from its original set up of one camera room in 1100 square feet of space to its current custom-built location in Dayville, Connecticut which boasts Two camera rooms in 3000 square feet of space along with a state of the art processing and printing lab.
As a member of the Professional Photographers of America, Charleen has earned the organization’s Certification, a level of recognition achieved by only three percent of photographers in America and Craftsman Degree. She is also a member of the Professional Photographers of New England and Connecticut.
Charleen enjoys volunteering in many capacities. In her efforts to contribute to her community she has been a member of the Danielson Rotary for seven years, serving as Centennial President in 2004 and 2005. She served as the President of the Main Street Merchants, Inc. from 2004 to 2006. Charleen has also served on the board of directors for the Killingly Brooklyn Cultural Foundation for five years and directed the Springtime Festival Queen’s Pageant from 1998 to 2000. It is through her ties to Killingly High School and the Danielson Rotary that Charleen was provided the rewarding opportunity of serving as a mentor to a local teen in 2002.
Today you will find a host of services offered at Charleen’s Portrait Studio. The addition of sales consultants and photography assistants has allowed Charleen to provide her clients with all of their photographic needs. Among these services are Family Portraits, High School Seniors, Newborn, Childdren, Pets, Commercial, Executive Portraits and All aspects of School Photography including Yearbook Publishing.
Our Studio is located on the corner of Route 101 and Williamsville Road in Dayville, CT. When you come to Charleen’s you will feel all the comforts of home in a relaxed state of the art studio. The studio was custom built and designed by Charleen’s specifications. With a North facing Natural light studio and additional camera room, you will have the best options available to achieve beautiful images and the look you want. The studio also has a changing room, sales room, bathroom with a built in changing station for the babies, waiting room and a fully functional kitchen. Our studio and large grounds allow for both indoor and outdoor sessions. Being centrally located in the Quiet Corner allows us the flexibility to offer our services on location at beautiful parks such as Mashmoquet, Harkness Park, Old Orchard Beach, Roger Williams Park, Vineyards, Apple Orchards or downtown locations such as Putnam or Providence. We also have the flexibility to come to you whether it be a location of your choice or right in the comfort of your home.