Category Archives: CT Professional Photographer

Ellington Town Hall Mural of Oakridge Dairy Cows – Ellington CT

Last week was very exciting for me as an image I took of our “Ellington Cows” was being installed in our town’s First Selectman office. Carl from The Ellington Printery, was able to print the image on a special type of wall cloth. The mural which stands 52″ X 87″ makes quite an impression when you…

  • Carolyn B.April 28, 2016 - 8:43 pm

    How very exciting! Love your cows and I really enjoyed learning about your Ellington farms. Seems like a great town.ReplyCancel

  • Anne CiccioApril 29, 2016 - 7:55 am

    Congratulations! I love the photograph!ReplyCancel


It was very exciting and quite humbling to receive so many senior model rep applications for Ellington High School. I truly enjoyed reading through each and everyone one and interviewing each candidate. It was very hard to chose and wish I could have chosen everyone. However, I could only chose one. It is with much pleasure…

Favorites From 2015 Contest!

As amazing as 2015 was with photographing so many beautiful people. I’m here to share with you my favorites. These images may have not been the most popular on social media or maybe they were never even were posted. However, these particular images continuously put a smile on my face. They are in no particular order and…

  • Elizabeth W.January 6, 2016 - 4:21 pm

    I love them all! I will say my favorite is the girl in the white chair. She really looks like she’s happy.ReplyCancel

  • Tina PronovostJanuary 6, 2016 - 5:14 pm

    Catherine, I agree with Elizabeth, they are all stunning portraits! I’m a sucker for kids so I’d have to vote for the babies in the wash tub…that expression in the boys face, priceless!!ReplyCancel

  • Susan KetchaleJanuary 6, 2016 - 7:16 pm

    Favorite is two girls in the sunflower field for obvious reasons 🙂 but they are all such beautiful photographs! Great job CatherineReplyCancel

  • Lisa PJanuary 6, 2016 - 7:30 pm

    Love all of them them but love the one of Bri in the Western outfit!ReplyCancel

  • Marjorie FrancoliniJanuary 6, 2016 - 7:38 pm

    My favorite is the beautiful girl blowing the confetti! Love, her Mom 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Renee CohenJanuary 6, 2016 - 8:04 pm

    You’re making this way to hard Catherine I LOVE the guy with the sax!!!ReplyCancel

  • SueJanuary 6, 2016 - 8:55 pm

    I like the young lady blowing confetti best. It’s a happy picture and an unique one as well. The girl in the white chair is a close second because she looks so happy and relaxed. Love the babies too…they are all so good.ReplyCancel

  • Louise RuelJanuary 6, 2016 - 8:55 pm

    You are so so talented and blessed! I love the young man playing the sax pic in the sunset! It’s amazing!

    So glad to call you friend!ReplyCancel

  • LoriJanuary 6, 2016 - 9:08 pm

    I have to vote for the sax player. Love the creativity and color!ReplyCancel

  • Kandi VJanuary 6, 2016 - 9:25 pm

    What wonderful pictures! My vote is for the little guy in the basket-those curls!!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy ChildressJanuary 7, 2016 - 2:58 am

    Love the third one down. All those curls!!!
    Every picture is special in their own way but it’s definitely my favorite!ReplyCancel

  • Laurie DeValveJanuary 7, 2016 - 3:21 am

    my favorite is the little blue eyed girl in the snow because it’s beauty includes innocence and joy!ReplyCancel

  • Ana GoncalvesJanuary 7, 2016 - 4:51 am

    Beautiful pictures but my favorite is the baby boy in the bucket with the the gorgeous curls!!ReplyCancel

  • Joyful Reflections PhotographyJanuary 7, 2016 - 6:04 am

    Thank you everyone for your kind words. We’re on our way to hitting 50 comments! I would LOVE to see two lucky winners!ReplyCancel

  • Jen GrigerJanuary 7, 2016 - 8:11 am

    The little boy in the apple basket is my favorite! Makes me want to scoop him up, play with him and hear what he appears to be saying in that moment.ReplyCancel

  • JillJanuary 7, 2016 - 1:38 pm

    My favorite is the first one, the blonde with her arms resting in the chair. But they all are beautiful! I’m thrilled we had you as our photographer!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy FortietJanuary 7, 2016 - 2:02 pm

    First one is my favorite, beautiful young girl with sunflowers… itReplyCancel

  • Becky LarameeJanuary 7, 2016 - 2:58 pm

    My favorite is the first one!!ReplyCancel

  • Heather dimauroJanuary 7, 2016 - 3:16 pm

    I love Maddie in the first photo! ReplyCancel

  • RitaJanuary 7, 2016 - 3:17 pm

    My favorite is definitely the sunflowers!
    What a beautiful model and sunflowers are my favorite!ReplyCancel

  • Linda WilsonJanuary 7, 2016 - 3:30 pm

    Stunning Catherine!! I love the baby girl with the crown, however, the beautiful young pregnant woman is the winner in my eyes!!ReplyCancel

  • Shannon FritzeJanuary 7, 2016 - 6:31 pm

    These are so beautiful! Amazing work! My favorite is the first one, the girl sitting in the chair in the sunflower field! Stunning!ReplyCancel

  • NickiJanuary 7, 2016 - 6:53 pm

    They are all beautiful! My favorite is the first one!ReplyCancel

  • Annette covertJanuary 7, 2016 - 7:26 pm

    All of these pictures are super fabulous, but I choose the curly haired cutie in the stripes! How can that hair NOT win?!?!ReplyCancel

  • TracyJanuary 7, 2016 - 7:36 pm

    I like the confetti girl photo and the saxaphone sunset. All are beautiful photos though.ReplyCancel

  • darleneJanuary 7, 2016 - 7:44 pm

    I vote for Maddie in the first picture. Beautiful and naturalReplyCancel

  • Keith LarameeJanuary 7, 2016 - 7:46 pm

    First photo. Maddie in sunflowers…. awesome shot!ReplyCancel

  • ChrisJanuary 7, 2016 - 7:56 pm

    My favorite is the first one with the beautiful blond young woman in the field of sunflowers!ReplyCancel

  • Deb GriffinJanuary 7, 2016 - 8:29 pm

    All these pictures are so beautiful but I have to vote for my curly haired dude in the basket❤️ReplyCancel

  • JayJanuary 7, 2016 - 8:35 pm

    First photo is definitely the best one. Great picture, Maddie!ReplyCancel

  • KimJanuary 7, 2016 - 9:37 pm

    maddie in the 1st picture gets my vote!ReplyCancel

  • Janet HagistJanuary 7, 2016 - 11:50 pm

    I love all of these stunningly, beautiful photos, each one is so very different yet captures the subject perfectly. I must say, the first one of the lovely young lady sitting in the sunflower field is my favorite!ReplyCancel

  • Glorimar HickmanJanuary 8, 2016 - 5:14 am

    All are so beautiful! It was extremely hard to choose but the second one with gentleman on sunset steals my heart.ReplyCancel

  • Tina GiardJanuary 8, 2016 - 9:10 am

    they are all so beautiful but of course my vote will be for my son on the trolly! <3ReplyCancel

  • Dawna LambertJanuary 8, 2016 - 10:19 am

    Love the first girl with blond hair in the sunflower field!ReplyCancel

  • Teri KovacikJanuary 8, 2016 - 10:28 am

    Maddie is no 1ReplyCancel

  • NANCI Jo PandolfiJanuary 8, 2016 - 11:22 am

    I vote for the first one.ReplyCancel

  • LynneJanuary 8, 2016 - 1:10 pm

    Maddie Laramee in the first picture. Absolutely beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • SteveOJanuary 8, 2016 - 1:39 pm

    Maddie Sunflower!ReplyCancel

  • mike buehrleJanuary 8, 2016 - 2:13 pm

    top pic of girl in the sunflower fieldsReplyCancel

  • HollyJanuary 8, 2016 - 4:34 pm

    I’d have to say the first photo. The expression on her face is pure joy, happiness, and confidence to “take on the world” all rolled into one shot. You captured it perfectly!ReplyCancel

  • AnnaJanuary 8, 2016 - 5:49 pm

    Love the curly hair dude in the basketReplyCancel

  • Theresa & DarrenJanuary 8, 2016 - 8:55 pm

    First photo with Maddie and the sunflowers-beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • JanisJanuary 9, 2016 - 5:34 pm

    I LOVE the second photo the most, the young man and the sax. But…they are all amazingly beautiful photos!ReplyCancel

  • JudyJanuary 10, 2016 - 12:24 am

    My favorites are the expectant mom and the baby with the princess crown. Beautifully done!ReplyCancel

  • BonnieJanuary 10, 2016 - 6:11 pm

    How difficult to pick just one!!! Love them ALL! But I have to say, in spite of all the ridiculous snow last year, the one of the little girl with the gentle falling snow is pulling at my heartstrings.ReplyCancel

  • AprilJanuary 11, 2016 - 8:36 am

    Curly hair baby in basket is adorable (plus I know him and that shows his sweetness). I have to give a nod to Ryan Browne. Sax, girl in fur with startling blue eyes, girl with flag in sunflowers and the girl lying on her belly with her legs crossed in background are other favorites. Too many good choices.ReplyCancel

  • EmilyJanuary 11, 2016 - 5:42 pm

    All such beautiful photos!!! Hard to pick just one. My favorite is the boy playing the the sax with the sunset. The sky is too gorgeous not to love.ReplyCancel

  • MeganJanuary 13, 2016 - 11:31 am

    I vote for the little girl in the snow. Total sweetness.ReplyCancel

  • Allie LaCroixJanuary 13, 2016 - 11:37 am

    What a beautiful collection of photos! So hard to pick a favorite but I’d have to choose the two girls in the river making the heart with their hands. That one looks like it’s from a magazine!ReplyCancel

  • Christopher SemmesJanuary 13, 2016 - 12:03 pm

    Love them all too Catherine. I thought we could vote for two if I read this right.
    1st choice is Sax player with the setting sun.
    2nd choice is the babies in the Tub.

    They are all wonderful photos and those parents and you should be so proud of what you created and stylized their portraits.

  • Robert T.January 13, 2016 - 4:29 pm

    I love your work Catherine! Everyone one of these photos shows pure talent as an artist. Congrats! You make it hard to decide but I will go with little children in the tub, I love their expressions.ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn W.January 13, 2016 - 6:51 pm

    Love love love the sax player!ReplyCancel

Cheers To 2016!

What fun my son Michael and I had writing with sparklers on New Year’s Eve and then to create this image. “To Love in 2016 through Capturing the Joy of Life for others”. I started my New Year’s Day by sleeping in after watching the ball drop in Times Square…kissing my hubby in celebration while saying farewell…

  • BonnieJanuary 4, 2016 - 9:47 pm

    I always look forward to your photographs! And as much as I hate seeing the year come to a close, I love the promise of what a new year has to bring!ReplyCancel

    • Joyful Reflections PhotographyJanuary 5, 2016 - 1:02 pm

      Thank you Bonnie. I will try to keep up my blogging more this year and share images other then portraits. I do love my still life too. Happy 2016…it’s going to be YOUR year!ReplyCancel