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…

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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…

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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…

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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!

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Dreaming of Fireflies

Tonight I will be babysitting my darling niece, Maddie. Since we’re meeting in the city, I’m trying to decide what we should do. Normally, I would take her to my favorite knitting store. She loves playing with the yarn…but the store closes at 8 and we’re meeting at 8:30. Then I thought maybe we’d just go home and I could cook for her; make my famous chocolate mousse with steamed milk….buuuut she’s allergic to milk. So, then I thought of the perfect plan. One that was so amazing that I knew she’d be excited…ANY 6 year old would be!

Me: (over the phone) Maddie, I have a big plan for us tonight!

Maddie: What? What??!

Me: Well, I thought you and I could go see Wall-E! It’s opening night in the theatres!

Maddie: Oh. (total lack of enthusiasm)

Me: What? What’s wrong?

Maddie: Well, I really wanted to catch fireflies with you.

Me: (Numbed by how simple and sweet this statement is) I would LOVE that, Mad. We’ll see Wall-E another time!

Maddie: Don’t worry Aunt Colleen…you can buy me Wall-E for my birfday! I’d rather own it anyway.

Me: Uh, Maddie, I already got you a present. Besides, the movie just came out…it’s not going to be on sale for a while.

Maddie: (Pauses to think) Hm, well then you can take me to see it on my birthday! Tonight, there are fireflies that need to be catched!

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