Fine Art Photography


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


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.


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.


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.

Latest Blog Posts

Solar Eclipse 2017

Solar Eclipse 2017

Today was the day! The 2017 solar eclipse that traveled across the USA. I enjoyed the event on the ground of the Delaware AeroSpace Education Foundation (DASEF) in Smyrna DE, along with a few thousand other folks. I wasn't able to find a screw-on filter for my camera...

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Baltimore’s Inner Harbor

Baltimore’s Inner Harbor

During one lovely October afternoon, I felt the need to get out and go somewhere different. So I took a drive up the Baltimore with the intent of visiting a museum. But it was so gorgeous out that I decided to skip the museum (after all, I can do that during yucky...

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Nemours Mansion and Gardens

Nemours Mansion and Gardens

It was a beautiful September day and I took the day off to visit Nemours Mansion and Gardens in Wilmington, DE. This is a spectacular estate, part of the duPont empire that seems to permeate much of northern Delaware.  You can find plenty of history and more...

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“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