Portraits are a bridge between today's moment
and tomorrow's memory.

More than a photographer, I am a storyteller. 

While anyone can snap a pretty photo, my mission is deeper. When I look through my lens, I want to capture your family's love.  

I do what I do because, quite simply, my own story is not complete.

I have one, just one, photograph of my parents with me and my brothers and sister. One. This is my most cherished possession.  

With both of my parents gone, when I look at this photo, I only see happiness, love and family. I honestly don't care how my Mother's hair looked, what shape she was in, what stress she might have been under, I only care that she is holding me. Her arm is around me. She loves me. That's it. But I wish I had more. I wish I had many more moments.

What I am 100% passionate about is giving your children an everlasting gift, an enduring page in the story of your life that shows how much you loved them.

I want them to ALWAYS remember the way you looked at them with unconditional love. They won't care about how your hair looked, what you were wearing, how you felt about yourself at that moment. They will only care about how you looked at them, how you held them, how they absolutely knew that they were your whole world. That is what they will feel when they look at these photos 30 or 40 years from now. That's it. Your love.

I am the photographer who will tell your story. To your children, to their children and beyond. This is what I do.

WHY I DO WHAT I DO

Cronin Photography began as a dream, and with the encouragement and support of friends and family, it has become a reality. Friends and family are an integral part of my life. I love the bonds I see between people and I enjoy being able to preserve these moments in time for generations to come. I love location photography! My goal is to have everyone be as comfortable as possible in front of the camera and being in their own environment is a good way to help that happen. My style is simple - no props, little direction, just quiet (well, kinda sorta) observation with my camera. I want you to enjoy your session in an atmosphere which is meaningful to you. I pride myself on providing you with a creative, high quality, and personalized service. A photograph should evoke emotion, tell a story, and preserve a moment in time.

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DANA & AMY ~ ST. CLEMENTS CASTLE 

Hi Cheryl,

I am really getting tired of giving you and your amazing photos compliments :) JUST KIDDING!!! I could do it all day long (as well as look at them!) Amazing is all I can keep saying. Everyone I talk to first says how much of a great time they had, and then say how beautiful the pictures are. A number of our friends and family are saying that our wedding photos are the best they have ever seen! We really can't thank you enough for capturing every moment and feeling from the day! When I look at them, they bring me right back to that happy place (I know it was less than two weeks ago, but you know what I mean). I know they are always going to give me that feeling!Thanks again for being amazing!  

ANDREA & JACK SIMSBURY INN

Cheryl,
I just wanted to thank you so much for everything. I was a little nervous in the earlier part of the day, but as soon as you showed up, the butterflies were gone and I was so comfortable having you there to walk me through everything. I had the most wonderful, amazing, fun time at my own wedding and I really don't know if many people get to say that. There was no stress or worry and we were able to dance and have a blast. I will never, ever forget standing up there at the ceremony with Jack and saying our vows. You captured so much of the fun we had that day - the slide show was breathtaking, I've watched it like 100 times and it just takes me right back into those moments. I really can't thank you enough...both for you being you, and for sharing your talent with us. Jack and I were so grateful to have you there with us on that day. So in sum, here's a big "thank-you-a-million-times-you-are-the-best" goes to you from us :) 

KATIE AND JJ THE RIVERHOUSE AT GOODSPEED STATION

Cheryl,
We can't thank you enough for the beautiful photo memories from our wedding. The love and care that you put into your work is clear - so many fabulous, special moments that may have gone unnoticed or forgotten will now always be remembered. We are looking forward to showing your photos to our future kids, and their future kids too. Thank you for the way you captured our day! All our love,

Nicola & Tyler - Langham Hotel, Boston, MA

Cheryl,
We just returned from our honeymoon (pure paradise!) and just looked through the slideshow and all of the pictures - I am OVER the moon! We all are - my whole family is stunned at how perfect the pictures are - you did such an amazing job capturing us as we are - we look so natural! I can't thank you enough for making the day stress-free and your speedy turnaround on all of the snaps - we are the luckiest! I'm the third child to get married out of the Parrys, and my parents said we had "the best photographer, hands down" - I couldn't agree more - you are the absolute best! Where can I rant more? Thanks again!!
~Nicola and Tyler 

Michele & Steve Waters Edge, Westbrook, CT

Dear Cheryl,
Wow, What can we say? You did such and amazing job photographing our wedding! We will be forever grateful! You made everything feel so comfortable and go so seamless. It was like an old friend was there just taking pictures! I can't tell you how many people have said that our pictures, album, and slideshow were the best they've ever seen! That is all because of YOU! You are a truly gifted, remarkable, kind, and beautiful women inside and out! You captured our love in a way that is so indescribable, but you can just see that natural ease in the pictures! We hope we always stay in touch and that you can take pictures for us on our 50th anniversary! We love you and thank you and hope to see you soon!

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What should we wear? Good choices in clothing is one of the key elements of a great photo session! For group sessions, clothing should be coordinated. It is not necessary that everyone match exactly, just make sure the colors tie in together. Favorites are jeans or khaki pants, combined with tan, black or neutral colored shirts or sundresses. Large, busy prints, checkered patterns and geometric designs take the focus away from the subject and should only be used in small accessories or details. As you plan your outfits, keep the location in mind. You want the clothing choices and the photo setting to compliment each other. You want to make sure that the colors and patterns you choose fit well in the environment that you have selected. It may be easier to first choose the location for your session and then plan outfits around that location. Let's talk before the session if you have any questions.

Before the Session We will talk about where we will photograph your session and come up with the best location. I want it to be somewhere meaningful to you, but if you need some ideas, I have many favorite places to suggest. Leading up to your session, we will keep an eye on the weather forecast, and if we feel the session needs to be moved earlier, or later in the day, or even re-scheduled, we will make that change. Plan on an hour for your session but know that it could go a little less or a little more. 

After the Session A week after your session, I will email you a link to your photos. You will be able to forward the link to anyone you wish, so everyone can have a chance to choose which photos they would like. Your photos will be available to you for 10 days, so you have plenty of time to decide on your favorites. We will make an appointment to go over your choices and select the ones that you love. I will help you every step of the way and offer you ideas that I believe will be the best fit for you. 

Just Have Fun Please feel at ease during your session. If pressured to "smile", natural expressions may be lost. Many of the great images that I capture are the "in-between" shots, when you are relaxed and less aware of the camera. Some of my favorite moments are when you are engaging with each other and forget that I'm there. Definitely don't stress over your session! This is a fun time so just relax, smile, laugh, hug, kiss, and have a great time! 

Is there a deposit? For weddings, a deposit is required to reserve your date. For portrait sessions, the session fee is due at the time of the session. 

What does the session fee include? The session fee includes our time together, the creative editing and retouching of the photographs and an on line gallery for ten days. Please note that the session fee covers my time and talent and does not include photographic prints, digital images or products. Please email me for a complete pricing list. 

What do I need to do to book a session? You can either email me, or give me a call, and we can discuss the location and time for your session. At that time, we can also work out all the details, so that on the day of your session, you'll be relaxed and ready to have fun! Keep in mind that the BEST time is in the sweet light of day, so let's start about an hour before sunset. 

What if I'm not photogenic? There's no need to stress, you're not alone with your feelings. As long as you're relaxed and having fun, you're going to look great! I promise I will do my best to keep you laughing and at ease. Most people are surprised at how much fun it actually is! I have a zit, will we have to re-schedule? No, Photoshop makes me the Dermatologist of cyberspace. 

Let's have fun and, together, create the best photos for you!

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