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Delaware’s Cypress Swamp

I recently visited one of Delaware's State Parks that I'd been wanting to see for awhile now.  It's "The Great Cypress Swamp", part of Trap Pond State Park. When you think of cypress trees and swamps, most people think of Louisiana or another southern state, but the...

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My Day Trip to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

I am taking a long-overdue vacation right now (only a week) but I'm trying to make the most out of it. I'm staying at home, but taking some day trips. That's one of the things I love about living on the east coast - there's so much, so close.  My first trip was to...

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SDRA Wine Tasting 2016

I recently attended the 2016 wine tasting and auction for the Smyrna Downtown Renaissance Association. The event is a fund raiser that features an auction and lots of good food and wine. This was the second year I've attended since moving to Smyrna, and also the...

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Fine Art Photography

FINE ART & PERSONAL PROJECTS: After leaving Philadelphia and moving to a smaller community in Delaware, I made the decision to focus on fine art photography. Being surrounded with both water and farmland presents me with plenty of opportunities to capture some exquisite subjects. I also find a tremendous amount of beauty in the weathered, aged and ruined. I also have a ton of fun photographing splashing liquids, rusty old cars or anything else that seems to consistently capture my attention and imagination.  I’m finding the pursuit of fine art photography more rewarding and pleasurable. There is absolutely no pressure – I get to do what I want, how I want and when I want – can’t beat that!

Portrait & Commercial Photography

♦PEOPLE: Portrait work includes fashion and publicity shots for actors, models and musicians, as well as beauty / boudoir images. I’m strongest when creating artistic portrait photographs for both commercial and personal use.

♦PETS: I’m a huge animal lover and am comfortable around several different species of critters, with an appreciation for each pet’s unique nature. I’ve been a volunteer photographer at different animal shelters, where I try to show that each animal is wonderful and special, in the hopes of helping each find their forever home.

♦PRODUCTS: I had specialized in jewelry photography for many years, though I’ve recently “retired” from this niche. I’m keeping some jewelry images on my website for historical purposes. Other products include a range of things such as architecture, glassware, hand-made art items, etc. 


“Artist and Professional Photographer Colleen D. Gjefle captures the essence of her subjects like no other. Her unique artistic vision gives each photo something special”… Rita Strough, host of Talk’n’Angels radio show

Colleen D. Gjefle Photography

Smyrna, DE

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“The photos make me see for the first time really what I never see, what other people see that I don’t see. They’re just stunning. I swear to God I feel like crying, I love them so much. Thank you!” … Natalie Mazzu Stone, Bella’s Biscotti