I love coffee. Sometimes people try to switch my coffee to decaf when I’m not looking. I can always tell the difference. I also like Pringles, but only the reduced fat kind because they crunch better when you bite into them and they don’t leave grease on your fingers. I’m…

About Me

As part of our quest to support women’s issues, Katana Photography is excited to announce our first ever Celebrating Survival contest!
Having any kind of cancer is frightening and confusing. In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Katana Photography is welcoming all survivors from all forms of cancer to participate…

Weekly Photo

When I was looking to buy my wedding invitations (back in April), I found a lot of designers on Etsy. After narrowing it down to a couple different designs/companies, I contacted both for their pricing list. One was pretty significantly more expensive–almost $2 per invitation more. Which I think all…

Weekly Style

When talking to people about photography, I hear one phrase over and over again: Kids and dogs are the hardest subjects to photograph.
I, personally, don’t have this problem with my clients…kids and dogs are among my favorite things to photograph. Maybe it’s because I like to have any excuse…

Weekly Puppies

Last week, Sean and I had our morning coffee on the balcony and watched as the Enterprise shuttle was pulled down the Hudson on a tug boat. It’s on its way to the Intrepid and I can’t wait to see it up close at the museum!

Weekly Coffee

I am Colleen Katana. This is My Website.

I am Colleen Katana. This is My Website.

I love coffee. Sometimes people try to switch my coffee to decaf when I’m not looking. I can always tell the difference. I also like Pringles, but only the reduced fat kind because they crunch better when you bite into them and they don’t leave grease on your fingers. I’m an actress sometimes, a producer rarely, a photographer most of the time, and a friend always. But on a serious level, and yes I can be serious, I am a work in progress. I believe if you wake up in the morning and fall asleep at night the same person, you might as well have stayed in bed. Life will kick you in the balls—but I kick back harder. I am a dreamer. I am a romantic. I am pragmatic. I am contradictory. I love my family despite their quirks. I trust my friends, though their flawed. And I embrace every battle despite the scars they leave. Although it’s been proven that caffeine is addictive, stunts your growth, and is bad for your teeth, I like it. Because somewhere, deep down, past my Ralph Lauren polo shirts, there lies a rebel. And that bad girl needs her drug.

23 Responses to “I am Colleen Katana. This is My Website.”

  1. D.C. Vito Says:

    Looks fantastic, Colleen! Congrats on your launch. Now, i expect regular updates. Better get get.


  2. Av Says:

    I love the layout of your site, but don’t forget about DevArt! =)

  3. M.G. Says:

    Hey! Congrats on the new site. I take it Ireland was altogether amazing. Lets try to catch up around Thanksgiving if you are going to be around.

  4. Alicia Delcoco Says:

    Hi honey. I work with Christie. You are so cute. I love coffee too. Great website.

  5. Maryann (Lakin) Stevens Says:

    Hi! Great web site! I went to school with your Dad. I hope that you and your family have a great holiday season and a happy new year. Good luck in all of your exciting new ventures.

  6. Steve Rodkey Says:

    Hi Colleen. I’m one of your dad’s Latrobe H.S. friends. Your father bribed with a promise of free beer if I visited your site -glad I did; it’s a great site. I love coffee, too. I like to grind my own beans and brew it to “industrial strength.” Good luck in your endeavours.

  7. Mary Lou Morley Says:

    How great you are!! Nice to meet you!! You have great style!!

  8. Mary Lou Morley Says:

    Keep on Keeping on!!

  9. frances savona Says:

    Dear Colleen,

    haven’t spoken to Mom in awhile, so I was unaware of your comings and goings.

    Your site is great.

    My niece is at San Francisco State getting her master’s in film making. so you and she are following along similar paths.

    Good luck and God bless.


  10. Mary Jane Bonello Says:

    Hi Colleen,

    Your web site is really neat!

    I went to Bellevue and Mills Nursing School with your dad.

    Good luck in you endevors.

    Fondly,Mary Jane Bonello

  11. Donna Simmons Says:

    Hi Colleen,
    Great Site! Looks like a great opportunity! Wish you good luck ! I would like to know more about it!
    Love, Aunt Donna

  12. Anita & Onyx Says:

    Instead of doing work, I decided to procrastinate for a few hours and check out websites that my friends and their boyfriends/girlfriends have put up. Congrats for my irish sister with the asian last name :) I love your site. You have officially become part of the reason why I never get any work done on the computer!

  13. L'Tonya, Tim, Joshua & Rebecca Tobin Says:

    Hi Colleen,

    Your website is great. I particularly enjoyed the conversation with your Mom. Very funny!! So Mom-like. I hope all is well with you and you are all packed up to get out of that God-forsaken neighborhood.

    We hope to see you soon.

    Love from Alexandria, VA

  14. Liz Says:

    why do so many people keep congratulating your super lame website?? The more I read, the angrier I get. You really are vapid and annoying … you’re not even from New York!! Ugh! You’re despicable and boring and personality-less (if that were a word) and if you really need to stop dissing Bklyn. If you can’t handle the hood without pepper spray, go back home!!

  15. Jean Says:

    All I can say to this ‘Liz’ who spewed her intense venom on the 11th is ‘get a friggin life!’ Whether you like or don’t like what Colleen writes about in irrelevant — the fact is that she actually is writing on a regular basis. And part of being in your twenties is that you can actually risk being vapid, annoying, and many other things — everyone attempting to stretch and become something beyond their reach is being very brave. We all fall when we jump. The point is do you fight on and keep trying. Or do you become an angry person attacking other people who actually try to be something special. You could use some therapy or meditation to develop your self-awareness. It would be a better way to spend your days than doing acerbic attacks on those courageous enough to try. In other words, Liz, GET A LIFE!

  16. TJ Says:

    OMG, it’s a new photo! The black hair freaks me out a bit, I have to admit. ‘l take some getting used to.

  17. Heartburn Home Remedy Says:

    My friend on Orkut shared this link and I’m not dissapointed that I came to your blog.

  18. Ana Says:

    Hi! Love your writing style!!!! Your Dad went to school with my husband - must stress I’m not an old fart like them!!!! - however, those classmates are so much fun! Just want to make sure that I can write and not get published. A long time ago your Dad told us to access your site and I’m sure glad that I finally did!!!!
    So, tell me about privacy - OK? Love your dogs!!!!!!! and all the pictures, and the shoes, and your darker hair goes beautiful with your eyes!!!! :-)}

  19. wordvixen Says:

    You know, I really hope that you haven’t given up on fiction, because that third pic would be an amazing author photo. Just sayin’.

  20. Claudio Grosland Says:

    Franky, the site is great and has been my first search priority for updates since introduced.

  21. laughingwolf Says:

    katana? just another word for ’shinken’, as you may awreddy know ;)

    of course, there REALLY are no other people besides artsy/fartsy types, despite what others may imply! :P lol

  22. Paul Edward Robison Says:

    Katana? You must take after your mother, because you are way too beautiful to be Bobby’s daughter (who I went to HS with).

  23. Colleen Says:

    Haha, thanks Paul! Thanks for stopping in and saying hello. Are you still in PA or have you moved around?

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