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Handbags with Heart | The Purse Project

In community, CT, Manchester, Uncategorized on December 10, 2015 at 6:00 PM


Do you have any gently used handbags lying around that you no longer use? Well, it is time to re-purpose them….with heart!

My friends Gina & Alex started “THE POCKETBOOK REVOLUTION” to gift women in need in the greater Hartford area. Taryn W. and I are jumping on board to support their mission and will be accepting donations for the greater Manchester area here in the studio.

We are collecting gently used handbags along with women’s hygiene supplies to directly benefit women in need. We will putting all the bags together on December 19th and donating them to four different women’s shelters in Manchester.


Donate and/or collect handbags and supplies such as:
Tampons, pads, soaps, shower gels, socks, toothbrushes, toothpaste, baby powder, mini-first aid kits, shampoo, conditioner, etc. Imagine if you were starting your life over with potentially  nothing but the shirt on your back. Gift whatever items you think you might need … or want.

Drop these items off at the studio at 264 Main Street in Manchester ANY TIME BEFORE December 19th. If the shop is closed just leave items in the space provided on the front porch.

Thank you in advance for your compassionate generosity!

See what’s happening via our FB event page here.


In Art, workshop, writing on July 17, 2015 at 3:29 PM

Have you always wanted to explore writing but been afraid to try? Think you may have something to share but are unsure of where to start? Maybe you simply want to be more creative and send some old school letters to your friend across the country. In this workshop, designed for all level writers – from never picked up a pen to you’ve been published already –  you will learn a fun technique to get the creative juices flowing and start you on your journey.



In CT, FARM, landscape, local artist, Photography on June 18, 2015 at 10:17 AM

In my quest to support “all things local” I have joined my first CSA this year. CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. You buy into a farm before they start their growing season and they give you a share of what they grow each week. Fresh. Local. Delicious. Driving out to the place where my food was grown and meeting the people who put so much care and hard labor into growing it has upped my appreciation for what I’m eating this week. One of my regular clients recommended the Hurst Family Farm to me – saying they grew the best veggies she’d ever tasted – and I have not been disappointed. The farmer let me wander around a bit to take photos and what attracted me that day were lots of cute birdhouses, friendly livestock and the textures on the fence. Can’t wait to see what I’ll get to eat next week. :)


In CT, Head Shot, Manchester, Photography, Portrait, studio on main, Uncategorized on February 11, 2015 at 4:50 PM


A head shot is a simple thing. A shot of you – usually from the shoulders up.


It’s a complicated thing when you understand that your face – the way you connect with the viewer – is your personal branding. It’s a terrifying thing for most people. It’s the rare experience when someone walks into my studio and says “I LOVE being the center of attention and am in my glory in front of the camera.”  What usually happens is folks come in and are fairly animated during the casual chit-chat time – and then as soon as the camera comes out – deer in head lights.  This is so normal. I’d do it too. In fact, maybe – as a photographer – I’d do it even more than you. I like my position behind the camera.


It is my job to help you relax so the real, beautiful, fierce you can shine through. If you’ve been thinking it’s time to re-brand your website or social media picture I can walk you through the process. It’s a privilege and honor to do what I do.




“You can find more than one portrait photographer in the field with a good eye for light and composition, but I discovered that Tania Palermo’s gifts and talents far exceed mere technical skills. She was able to explore with me what it was I wanted the photography to accomplish, and managed to bring to light what it is that fuels my passion for what I do. She captured the essence of what I want to convey to my clients in such a way that the photographs BECAME MY BRANDING. My website grew easily and naturally from the photographs themselves. I have received incredibly positive and superlative feedback from my friends and colleagues and clients about Tania’s portraits of me. If you want to boost your productivity or just to capture in photographs the essence of who you are and what is important in your life, I highly recommend that you treat yourself to a visit to Tania’s studio!” ~Karen Chadbourne

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