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

Valentine’s Day

Valentines Day

For Valentine’s Day, I made chocolate covered strawberries. Initially I was attempting to decorate “tuxedo” strawberries, but as you can see in the surrounding berries, they quickly turned into squiggles. I did manage to decorate one HEART strawberry for a special someone….so WHAT if it’s a wonky heart? IF HE CAN’T APPRECIATE MY ATTEMPT, THEN HE IS UNDESERVING OF MY WONKY HEART.

Luckily, he enjoyed the strawberries…the heart was saved for last.

R-Rated Warning!~Boudoir Shoots for Valentine’s Day

Lately, I’ve had many people who have wanted boudoir shoots for their 1st year anniversaries, wedding gifts to their husbands and Valentine’s Day. Now, of course to respect my clients, I’ve avoided images with their faces (unfortunately the face shots are the most GORGEOUS of the photos), except for a few where I created a “modesty patch” for their protection.

Anyone interested in a boudoir shoot, contact me! I’ve been inspired by other friends and photographers and therefore I’m also running a special where $50 of your price will be donated to either Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation or Red Cross Haiti Relief Fund.

R-Rated Warning!~Boudoir Shoots for Valentines Day

R-Rated Warning!~Boudoir Shoots for Valentines Day

R-Rated Warning!~Boudoir Shoots for Valentines Day

R-Rated Warning!~Boudoir Shoots for Valentines Day

R-Rated Warning!~Boudoir Shoots for Valentines Day

R-Rated Warning!~Boudoir Shoots for Valentines Day

R-Rated Warning!~Boudoir Shoots for Valentines Day

R-Rated Warning!~Boudoir Shoots for Valentines Day

The Big VDay

For Valentine’s Day this year, we decided to do very small gifts for each other. I created this crossword puzzle, titled How Much Do You Remember involving questions regarding how we met and little factoids about me. He did AMAZINGLY well answering these questions. Quite impressive.

The Big VDay

As for Sean’s gift to me, he bought me a manicure/eye brow wax. Romantic? Not exactly. But definitely something I wanted and needed…but a luxury I can’t afford for myself anymore. Of course, because he’s Sean…he found a way to ruin the gift!

Flash back to sometime last year when he accompanied me to a manicure:

Sean: You should paint your nails blue!

Colleen: Yeah. Totally. That’d be cool…if I was 13 and still had my Hello Kitty backpack.

Sean: I dunno…I bet it would be totally punk.

Colleen: Tell you what…the day you buy me a manicure, you can choose the color I paint my nails.

Flash Forward back to the present. Sean was now paying for my manicure. He chose a cobalt blue nail polish…and sure enough, it doesn’t look punk. It looks terrible. Afterwards, we got pastries and coffee at a little bakery and he couldn’t stop looking at my nails.

Sean: Wow. Those are some blue nails.

Colleen: Yes, yes they are.

Sean: Um, maybe a different shade of blue would have been better?

Colleen: No. No it wouldn’t be.

Sean: (sigh) Yeah.

Colleen: ….so, who was right?

Sean: (heavier sigh) You were.

Ahh, the validation. At least one good thing came of the blue nails…admittance that I was RIGHT. It’s so rare that I hear those words (Not because I’m not right often…but because Sean is THAT STUBBORN. Then again, so am I).