Chili Cook Off

Who likes chili?

Well if you are free on Saturday, I will be showcasing my pet portraits at the 1st Annual Animal Rescue Foundation ISC Sanctioned Chili Cook Off. Come out to see me and support the Animal Rescue Foundation and The Woodbury Police D.A.R.E. Program. It will be held at Hollow Park in Woodbury on Saturday-June 22nd from 11am to 4pm. Admission is $7. Hope to see you there.


We thought you would want to know about a very special promotion we will be participating in with an elite group of photographers from around the country.  On April 13, 2013 we will host “Celebration of Smiles Day” a wonderful opportunity for you to update individual portraits of your family members and at the same time support the work of Operation Smile, which treats children around the world who suffer with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities.

Along with other participating members of Professional Photographers of America (PPA), we have pledged to donate 100% of each $24 donation made to PPA Charities, which has chosen Operation Smile as its charitable partner.

Recording the smiles of children and their families is our greatest pleasure. That’s why we believe so strongly in the work of Operation Smile. Each year this incredible organization of more than 5,000 volunteer doctors, nurses, dentists, and special­ized health care professionals, perform free reconstructive surgeries for children suffering with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities.

Every three minutes a child somewhere in the world is born with a facial deformity. One in ten will not survive to see their first birthday. Those who do survive often live in isolation and pain. More than 100,000 children are born with a facial deformity each year in Operation Smile’s 26 partner countries.

We hope you will join with us in helping to make this vital work possible.  As always . . . we look forward to creating some truly wonderful portraits of you or your family members.

See you all on the 13th!!!!

Connecticut Professional Photographers Annual Convention

This past weekend, the Connecticut Professional Photographer Association held their 64th Convention at the Hartford/Windsor Marriot.  I got to study with Colby Brown from Denver, Vanessa Joy and Rob Adams from New Jeresy, Clay Blackmore from Maryland and Larry Peters from Ohio. I learned so much from them all. My head is still spinning from all the information. I also entered prints into our annual print competition at the Connecticut Professional Photographers Association Convention. I received 4 Blue Ribbons, 1 Red Ribbon, 2 Judges Award Ribbon, the Reuben Schaller Award for Best Portrait of a Child and the Roland Laramie PPA Certified Award for the highest scoring print. What a great convention. Congrats to all the other winners and everyone that entered the print competition. Still on cloud 9.
"Katarina" - Won the Reuben Schaller Award for the Best Portrait of a Child
and the Roland Laramie PPA Certified for the highest scoring print by
a certified professional photographer, a Judge's Award and a Blue Ribbon.
"Prince Ziggy" - Won a Judge's Award and a Blue Ribbon.
"Uh-oh" - Won a Blue Ribbon and Best in Show at the last monthly print competition.
"Vienna" - Won a Blue Ribbon.
"Morning Dew" - Won a Red Ribbon.

Blizzard of 2013

  • Published February 12th, 2013 by Tina Petta-Pelletier
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I just wanted to share some photographs that I took from the blizzard of 2013 here in Connecticut. It was amazing how much snow we had. I still remember the Blizzard of   '78 where we didn't go to school for a week and the snow was as tall as me. And now the snow is as tall as my daughter. The roads are such a mess. There is no place to put the snow. When we looked out on Saturday morning we could not even see the street at all. My neighbor swam her way over to our house over the snow. Enjoy.

Holiday Sessions

  • Published February 4th, 2013 by Tina Petta-Pelletier
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Ok, I know that I am not great about posting but I am going to try to be better this year by posting at least once a week. I would like to start off by sharing a few images that were taken from our Holiday sessions. It is such a joy to see how my clients are growing into young adults. Some of them, I have been photographing since they were babies. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do!




Valentine Mini Sessions

  • Published January 30th, 2013 by Tina Petta-Pelletier
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Come join us for our first Mini Session of the year. We wll be holding several mini sessions thru the year this year. Our mini sessions includes a 15 minute session with one outfit, one preset background on certain days of the month and our special theme packages. Our first Mini Session will be a Valentine theme session and will be held on Friday-February 1st and 2nd. Spaces are limited so call today at (203) 596-7226 to schedule your session.

Colin and Danielle Engagement Session

  • Published January 9th, 2013 by Uniquely Yours Photography, LLC
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Check out a few of the images from the engagement session of Colin and Danielle. When Danielle told me that they met in Boston when she was going to college and he was stationed in Boston, it was only natural to have the engagement session done in Boston. We had so much fun walking down by the water to Hanover St and then over to Quincy Market. Enjoy.