Our Team

Charleen

Charleen Larkin

Studio Owner & Certified Master Craftsman Photographer

With 35 years of experience, Charleen isn’t just a photographer; she’s a storyteller. She creates personalized portraits for families, children, seniors, and more. Expect fun, interactive sessions where she gets to know you personally to tailor each experience to your unique needs. 

Charleen is a certified Master Photographer who never stops learning. Her passion extends beyond capturing memories; she actively empowers aspiring and professional photographers through her knowledge and experience. 

Outside of the studio, Charleen is a wife, a mom, and an adventurer who enjoys cycling, hiking, and exploring with her family. 

Whether you’re looking for timeless family portraits, capturing your child’s personality, or commemorating a special occasion, Charleen’s expertise and warm personality guarantee a truly enriching experience. Let her tell your story, one beautiful portrait at a time.

Gianna Ormstead

Creative Team Member

Gianna has over two years of experience in culling, photographing, and designing digital promotional pieces for the studio. Her love for Marketing and Graphic Design are utilized to craft marketing campaigns, magazines, flyers, and our quarterly newsletter As the Shutter Clicks

She regularly assists on portrait days which includes photographing senior portraits, teams and individuals, clubs/shops, candids, and more!

In terms of education, Gianna attends CT State Quinebaug Valley Community College as she works towards her Communications degree. This pursuit has improved her skills in Marketing and Communications within the studio.

Gianna
Mary

MaryGrace Dufault

Creative Team Member

MaryGrace has studied photography for six years, with two of those working at Charleen’s Portrait Studio. She specializes in senior portraits, team and individual portraits, and action images. When photographed by Mary, her first priority is a genuine smile!

In studio, she manages the social media presence and coordinates with our schools to schedule their portrait days. She also frequently communicates with our clients to ensure that any questions they have are taken care of. 

Out of the studio, Mary is a student at CT State Quinebaug Valley Community College. She is majoring in Psychology as her primary career focus is helping others. 

Todd Buch

Creative Team Member

Todd has over 2 years of experience in photography and editing. He specializes in editing images, handling orders, and videography. He often assists in the studio, on school portrait days, manages the photobooth, and sets up for sessions. 

Todd also ensures that the portraits created by the studio are edited and printed at the highest quality. Additionally, he photographs action images and sports, and creates personalized films for portrait sessions.

Todd is also experienced in using a variety of software programs including Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, and Premiere Pro.

Outside of the studio, Todd is a student at the University of Connecticut. He studies computer science and engineering in addition to photography.

Todd