paul cryan photography

40 avon meadow lane
avon, connecticut 06001


"I can't believe it- everywhere I go, I see black and white photos from Paul Cryan!"

"You took my daughter's photo in nursery school and now she is a high school senior and she only wants you to do her senior photo."

"My parents were thrilled with the family group photo that we gave them for Christmas."

Hello, my name is Paul Cryan and these are some of the comments that my staff and I are constantly hearing from our customers. I have been in the photography business for over 40 years. I am now photographing second and third generations of the same family. It is very rewarding to have such a loyal customer base and to hear such wonderful comments about my work.

I have become very well known for the black and white photos of children that I take. Unlike many school photographers, my approach is to take the time to put the children at ease and to try to capture natural expressions and gestures using puppets and jokes.

In my portrait studio, I offer quality color or black and white prints. I have even more time to spend getting a variety of poses and expressions as well as additional equipment to obtain different types of lighting. I use minimal muted backgrounds in order to emphasize the importance of the subject. I am also able to accommodate groups of children and families. I am adept at putting people at ease during their photo sessions with comedic banter and an occasional rubber chicken. I particularly enjoy working with children and have years of experience in getting even the most obstinate two year old to crack a smile.

A typical appointment in my studio is scheduled for one hour. Photos may be taken in color or black and white and 3.5"x5"proofs will be sent from which you can make your selection for enlargements. Each photograph ordered is artistically cropped and retouched with close attention to every aspect of color tone, shading and quality.

In addition to studio portraits and school photos, I also take business shots. Please call my studio 860-676-1350 for further information, to review my portfolio or to schedule an appointment.
 My studio is opened weekdays 8:30 am to 5:00 pm and Saturdays by appointment.

Thank you for your interest in my work.

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