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life's too short.  get in front of the camera. it'll be fun, i promise!

Many photographers choose to specialize in just one genre of photography, such as babies or weddings.  Me?  I can't choose just one!  I love to photograph anything and everything:  people, places, events, food, and even architecture!  I love to turn what's in front of my camera into lasting memories in the most beautiful way possible.  Each photo session or event I photograph is unique, which ensures a truly personalized experience!

Whether I spend an hour in Central Park with you and your family or am with you all weekend in Mexico capturing your destination wedding, I strive to create priceless images you'll hold close to your heart always.  It really is such an honor each and every time I photograph my clients.  I take my job seriously, although my sessions are anything but.  I know it can be nerve-wracking getting in front of the camera, but I promise our time together will have more of a fun, comfortable, "friends just hanging out" kind of vibe.  Are you ready for the most gorgeous photos of yourself ever?!

"colleen is a brilliant photographer and a creative genius."

THE REVIEWS ARE IN:

*direct quote from my (favorite) college art professor who became my client; a bit excessive, but i'll take it!

"i'm beyond happy"

baby orin

I highly recommend Colleen Putman Photography for a family photo session, especially with a little newborn! Colleen's warm and friendly personality made us feel at ease, right from the start and also helped keep our baby very calm.

I'm beyond happy with how our photos turned out and look forward to having Colleen photograph our family again in the future!

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"colleen has a gift for bringing out the best in her subjects."

The Altlands

Colleen has a gift for bringing out the best in her subjects.  Our family brought some challenges to her shoot, from a daughter who would like to be in every shot, a husband who would prefer not to be in any, to active young twin boys.

Colleen made my daughter feel like a supermodel, actually got a real smile from my husband instead of his usual grimace, and even got both boys to cooperate at the same time! We are beyond happy with our photos!

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"I absolutely love my senior photos"

kaitlin

I was so happy I got Colleen to take my portraits!  She made me feel so comfortable in front of the camera, which let my true personality come out.

Colleen had such great ideas for locations and helped me to pose in flattering and comfortable ways.  It was such a great experience and I absolutely love my senior photos!

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"The pictures are beyond amazing"

allie

First off, what can I say but these pictures are BEYOND amazing.  Our biggest regret is that we didn't know you for our older daughter's Bat Mitzvah.

How you managed to capture those glimpses of Allie smiling in the middle of it all is BRILLIANT! You totally captured the feel of the night and these pictures are the best memories we could imagine.
- Allie's Mom

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"we will treausre these photos for life"

alison + robert

Colleen has photographed both our engagement and wedding photos and we are so happy we trusted her with capturing those special days for us.  She is professional while remaining as personable as can be. She makes you feel very comfortable, understands your photo wishes and concerns, and always gets creative shots.  I feel like she really captured the essence of our relationship and we will treasure these photos for life.

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"still swooning"

heather + dion

How many photographers do YOU know would spend HOURS shooting your wedding day and then go back to their room and post a first look so you can see how magical the rest of your photos will be? THANK YOU to the best photographer and friend ever!

I'm still SWOONING over our wedding photos and wishing I could go back and relive the entire day all over again. Feeling so grateful for our amazing photographer.  I'm just going to keep saying it... she's a MIRACLE WORKER and I feel so lucky to have worked with someone so sweet, so professional, and most importantly... someone who understands us so well!

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"it was such a pleasure to work with her"

amarilis

When I needed some photos for my new website, I knew I would use Colleen Putman. I had seen her work on a website that I really loved and was very impressed with the striking photos. When we met for the first time at the Met for our photo session, I felt Colleen’s warmth and professionalism. I was a tad nervous but under her gentle and confident guidance, she was able to get many beautiful photos. It was such a pleasure to work with her and she also made it fun. It was an incredible time and I cannot wait to work with her again.

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"an a+ for capturing my active 2 year old"

"an a+ for photographing my active 2 year old"

grant

You are amazing!  How did you take him in his most comfy clothes and make him look so polished while capturing his personality at the same time?!  An A+ for photographing my active 2 year old.

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"her photos captured Such treasured moments that we will display forever!"

STOP THE PRESSES:

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barista kids

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design on a dime

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I'm also a proud member of the PPA (Professional Photographers of America).

Available to photograph portraits in the comfort of your home, your favorite part of NYC, or even on a mountaintop in Peru!

Currently accepting portrait, wedding and event commissions through May 2018.

Contact me for complete pricing details

YOU'RE WORTH IT.

INVEST IN YOURSELF, GUYS.

weddings + events begin at $4,000

Portraits begin at $350 for individuals, $550 for 2 or more

"Colleen is warm, engaging, flexible and incredibly confident and knowledgeable about her art. Consider yourself blessed to welcome this talented and genuinely kind, funny woman into whatever part of your life that you’re trying to capture in photos."

such kind words

PHILANTHROPY

“WE MAKE A LIVING BY WHAT WE GET, BUT WE MAKE A LIFE BY WHAT WE GIVE.”
- Winston Churchill 
 
I have been so fortunate for all the blessings in my life, and have always strongly believed in giving back through our time and talents.  These are 3 organizations I feel passionate about and give back to whenever I am able.
Please click on the links to find out more about them!

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