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I can't even put in to words how wonderful Pennie is. She recently shot portfolio pictures for my 7 year old son for a talent agency audition. She got me in same day, and even had them edited that night! The best part is, the agency was so impressed he got signed! They said they usually make you redo photos but hers were so professional that I won't need to do that. She knew exactly what to do to get certain expressions from my son. I was SO impressed. You will not be disappointed if you choose her :) Amanda Allen

Pennie did an amazing job on my business picture! She made me feel very comfortable and captured several great head shots. I'm very selective with pictures and she provided a head shot I absolutely love! Thank you so much, Pennie! Jamie Inman - Windermere

Penny did an amazing job on our pictures. She found the perfect fall setting. I couldn't be more pleased. I highly recommend her for your pictures too. Dana Specht

I have used Pennie and Cda Photography twice now and she is exceptional. She makes you feel comfortable during the process by injecting humor and keeping it fun. I would highly recommend her, she is great to work with. Jennifer Smock

It started with an idea to have high school senior portraits, became an experience, and resulted in a bountiful treasure of moments captured in a stunning coffee table art book. We contacted Pennie to find out what would be involved, would we be able to do different clothes, different settings, poses, etc. She took the time to explain the process, the costs, options and so on. We met downtown and she worked with my son to capture his essence and all the facets of a teenager and teen-life. She was flexible and relaxed, and the focus was on simply having fun and hanging out. Before long it was as though we had known her for years. My son worked his face, and she worked her magic capturing his intended and even unintended but awesome expressions. The proofs were so incredible it took considerable effort to decide which to print; they were all too fantastic. She also put a digital movie together with music of all the proofs that is just so spot on to him. The portraits are phenomenal. But Pennie’s other brilliance shines in the photo book she composes. It is not simply a book of photos. She puts together a story and enhances the imagery with borders and backgrounds on the pages that make it truly artful. It is an impressive gift of memories forever bound, and we are eternally grateful. Pennie is an exceptional photographer, but more than that, she is also an artist. We strongly recommend Coeur d"Alene Photography and Pennie. Deb Donohoe

My Family and I have had amazing experiences over the last 20 years with Pennie Collinson of Coeur d'Alene Photography, LLC. She is very professional and highly knowledgeable in her field. If it's photography you need, I highly recommend Pennie. Pete Puga

Very excellent and professional photographer! Really captured the soul of what I wanted! Brian Sanders

It's my absolute pleasure to recommend Pennie Collinson for photography. I hired Pennie to take my senior photos years ago, and after the connection she made with myself and my parents, we immediately wanted her back to capture our entire family. Big Job! I am not one to relish in taking photos of myself, but Pennie and her assistant made me feel comfortable and excited to smile. She never tires of cracking jokes and has endless wit that will break you of your shell. I valued the fact that Pennie did not edit and filter most of our photos because she naturally captures beauty. Pennie can handle stressful situations with grace and cleverness, and her down-to-earth honesty makes it easy to let her capture you. If you want someone with a personality, she's your gal. Shea Dretke

Hello Pennie, Just wanted to drop in and thank you very much for the pictures, they are amazing! Thank you for your time and being so great to work with. Thanks again!! Estela

She was an amazing photographer. Even though I was just having professional head shots done, she still made the environment very relaxed and fun. All of my photos were done indoors, but she has a ton of ideas for outdoor photos. You can tell that she has a ton of passion for what she is doing in the photography world. I have not even touched on the turn around time. She was able to take the photographs and I went shopping and she was done with editing and had the pictures ready for me to pick up just an hour later. Granted I was only having her put the photos on to an USB for me, but still that was an amazing turn around time. I absolutely would recommend for those that need to hire a professional to Hire Pennie!

Penny was fantastic! We were on a very sporadic trip to Coeur d'Alene as my fiancé surprised me by us getting married! ( we are very spur of the moment like that) We had been together for 13 years. We were so excited and wanted some pictures of our wedding day! We tried a couple of local photographer studios in town and they were outrageously priced and couldn't take photos without an appt weeks out. We live in Boise and had to have the pics done today! ... By chance my husband made a call to Penny. She promptly returned our call. Came to US, since we were not familiar with the city. She took us to the location to shoot. She treated us like we had known her all our lives. Extremely personable, and VERY good at what she does! She makes photos fun! Also, I happened to be 6 mins pregnant. So on top of the wedding photos, she also took maternity photos with no extra fee. She simply charged us a very modest session fee, and our pictures were available to view next day on the website. She also worked with us to ensure we got the pictures we wanted. We got lots of pictures for a very reasonable price. The experience with Penny was amazing. She hung out after the session to just chat with us. She took the time out of her incredibly busy schedule to help us in our time of need. A time we would never get again. Penny saved the day! We couldn't be happier and more fortunate to have stumbled across her. Anytime we think about photos, penny crosses our mind. Our daughter is now 3 months old we really hope to make it back to Coeur d'Alene for a family photo session with Penny very soon! Thanks Penny! ☀☀

Thank You Coeur d' Alene Photography for providing beautiful quality shots of families in the Northwest for the Family Guide. I have been using this company for the past 3 years and have been very happy to the service and top notch images.

Jay & I can't thank you enough for how incredible our pictures turned out! I've hung them all over my house & made 2 photo books!!! Haha. Thank you so much for everything. I can't wait for spring to do them again.

Pennie A Collinson is literally the best out there! I love how she is able to get not only great backgrounds, stances etc. but she is ALWAYS able to get the most flattering and natural smiles out of anyone! I have never had kids photos taken that capture their personalities so vibrantly and tell you all about them, who they are, what they love - all with out a single word, just gorgeous pictures! And nothing EVER looks posed or forced, just easy and flattering... she has such an eye for style, settings, composition, etc., all that enables her to capture those beautiful moments you normally miss in a shoot... Pennie is a true photographer and her finished products - which are YOUR MEMORIES - are of the utmost quality, assuring those memories are able to be passed down for generations. I have personally used Pennie for 2 of my kids Senior pictures, my two youngest daughters modeling portfolios (which landed them with a top industry agent!) as well as my yearly family photos and we even did a 5-generation shoot with over 30 people... No matter what kind of pictures you need, YOU NEED PENNIE!! Pennie, You really r the best Amanda Oliver

My fiancé hired Penny for a surprise engagement shoot. She captured flawless pictures that we will cherish for a lifetime!! From him down on one knee, to our hug and kiss, and some pictures after with our huge excited smiles. I'll never forget those moments and the pictures remind me every day! It was rainy and the quality of her shot was perfection! Thanks Penny!!

WOW.  We can't say enough good about Pennie.  We travelled from Canada to get married in CDA on July 4th.  One of the first things we looked for was a photographer to snap a few pictures for us as we were travelling alone, that is where the fun began.  She helped us arrange so many other details for our special day from helping us find the wedding officiant, to limo service to suggesting great photo shoot sites.  Everyone we met that Pennie had suggested were first rate genuine people, there is no way we could have done this!!  Then there was the photos, since we weren't going to be around CDA for too long we asked for digital photos and she worked her Sunday to get our photos prepared before our departure, the photos were absolutely amazing, with the highest photo quality we have ever seen.  She put together a slide show with music which was perfect, she definitely has an artistic flare.  We can't thank you enough Pennie for all you did and we will definitley look you up next time we are in beautiful Coeur d' Alene.
With many thanks, Pat & Dawn

Thank You so Much for the Wonderful Memories You were able to capture on Film! Through the Chaos of the Day, You maintained a Professional and Upbeat Attitude that showed in the Beautifully Captured Moments! Thank You so Very Much!
Philip and Tonia

Penny, I just looked at all the pics online. Soooo awesome! Every single one of them! In fact, many of them I'd not seen get taken and they totally made me cry. Thank you so much:-). What a gift for our family to have this with us all together with Mom and Dad! You must have some special "youthful joy" filter because those are the best pictures ever taken of us and everyone in the entire family looks so young and alive and happy--way better than I look in real life for sure, speaking for myself :-). I loved the one you made as a Christmas card of our family. Thanks again!

The Pictures, Photos, are amazing. Wow. I am so impressed. Thanks again. Andrea

CDA Photography did our wedding pictures last summer. We were married in Spokane but we are from the coast so we had no idea who to use. I was sold after my first conversation with Pennie. She put me at ease right away and was so helpful. She and her staff are great to work with, remember every detail and are very reasonable with pricing. I would highly recommend them, you will not be disappointed.

Hi Pennie, Thanks for the tips you gave me at the Colby wedding. Randy and Sharlee love the photos you took and everyone found you very personable and accommodating. I watched you carefully and found that we both enjoy "candid" photos as opposed to the "settings". Take care and good luck!

Most amazing Senior Portraits I have seen!! My daughter is asked where she had them done EVERYDAY. Pennie is amazing as well and really knows how to draw the best of you out and take that perfect picture...can't wait for our family portraits this spring!!!

I had a great time during my senior photos. I would definitely use CDA photography again. :)

Pennie has an eye for those special moments you want to capture forever. She truly is dedicated and professional about her work; this is her life, and has a passion for people and pictures that you can see in the memories she immortalizes for you. Not only will she give you keepsakes to share your memories with others forever, but she'll help you feel comfortable doing it. I feel that her personality and presence really makes a big difference in the quality of the images she gets because of how people feel around her. Not to mention she really is talented! I couldn't be happier with her results in the past and am confident in her skills for our future portraits. I highly recommend Penni as your photographer

My senior photos turned out absolutely amazing! Pennie really has an eye for the natural. It was an amazing experience. It was fun, creative, and there was no fake scenery as there is with some photography companies. Coeur d'Alene Photography was a real experience with REAL people. I'm always asked where my pictures were done, and Pennie is the ONLY person I would recommend MY friends to. For a truly special senior portrait that will capture the real you, CDA Photography is the place to be!(:

Great photography! (:

Pennie is very professional, very detailed. We needed business photos to improve the visibility of our business. She was fast and efficient in completing this for us. Our customers have complimented on the quality of the images on our page and we could not have done this without Coeur d Alene Photography we recommend them for all needs personal or professional...

I researched several photographers before I decided on Coeur d'Alene Photography for my wedding photos. I found Coeur d'Alene Photography on the Internet. When I met the photographer (Pennie Collinson), she was courteous, professional and possessed amazing talent. I found her package prices to be very reasonable. I am so happy with the finished product. I have incredible wedding photos that will be family heirlooms to my grandchildren some day.

Pennie was wonderful to work with!! She was great with our grandchildren and ready to accomodate our needs. The photos were wonderful & natural. She has a real talent for making you feel at ease and capturing a more relaxed and natural portrait.

My photos were amazing:D she has the magic touch to make someone's photography look really special:) I am thankful to have an amazing photographer just like Pennie!

Coeur d'Alene photography is the most reliable source for high quality photo's for any event. I am a small business owner and try to make sure that my budget is spent wisely for marketing. I can truthfully say that anything to do with Coeur d'Alene photography has given me a return on my investment and will continue to use them for business as well as any personal events. Keep up the good work!!!

In this digital area when the image you want is only a click away its experience that tells you when and where to point and click. From ringside to class side Coeur d' Alene Photography captures the moment. Since 1998 the combined experience of the Coeur d' Alene Photography family have been taking those awkward teen-age years and transforming the senior portraits into lasting memories that every one can enjoy. The natural setting of the pictures scenery in northern Idaho allows for endless possibilities to complement your backdrop image. From weddings to group events the photos have captured the essences of the subject with the beauty of the natural setting. Reasonable pricing with multiple package deals so you can find a price that accommodates your needs. I trust Coeur d' Alene Photography to handle my entire photo needs. With their in house printers and professional editing I have always relied on their timely return in my small investments.

Just want to thank Pennie of Coeur d'Alene Photography for doing a wonderful job of taking business photos for us and her continued support. I recommend her services to anyone looking to hire a very experienced and professional photographer for all your photo needs. Again, from all of us at AKA Thank you!

I researched several photographers before I decided on Coeur d'Alene Photography for my wedding photos. I found Coeur d'Alene Photography on the Internet. When I met the photographer (Pennie Collinson), she was courteous, professional and possessed amazing talent. I found her package prices to be very reasonable. I am so happy with the finished product. I have incredible wedding photos that will be family heirlooms to my grandchildren some day.

I went to CDA Photo expecting a regular photographer who did ordinary things. I expected to pay a ton of money for a couple of pictures and have to pay a ton more money to order copys. Boy was I WRONG! Penny was freindly and convient. She was able to assist in taking the most georgious photos I've ever taken. She even was able to photoshop some of my blemishes, and photshop in my son who couldnt attend the sitting. She gave me the best prices and worked around my schedule. She was fast friendly and I wouldn't even think to use someone else! thanks CDA Photo for an awesome experience.

Pennie has an eye for those special moments that you want to capture forever. She truly is dedicated and professional about her work, this is her life, and she has a passion for people and photography that you can see in the memories that she immortalizes for you. Not only will she give you keepsakes to share your memories with others forever, but she'll help you feel comfortable doing it. I feel that her personality and presence really make a big difference in the quality of the images she gets because of how people feel around her. Not to mention she is so very talented!! I couldn't be happier with the results!!

Wow!! Very professional and excellent photographs. She seems to know what you want before you can even voice it!!!!!!!!!!!

I just wanted to show my thanks for the wonderfull and natural pictures you have taken. I felt comfortable and was able to have what I wanted done. They are beautiful and I'd like to thank you for making me feel at home and involved =)

Hello Pennie, I just wanted to say Thank you so much for taking out wedding photos on Tuesday. It was such a beautiful day and time...thank you for all your help and suggestions. Duane loved you...and that is very uncommon since he hates his pictures being taken but thought it was awesome that you recommended the time for the right lighting, the salon for my hair and makeup plus the restaurant. We did go to the Cedars and it was fantastic. Tina made the reservations for us. We are so happy and blessed that we had such wonderful people helping us make our day special. We are anxious to see the photos. Hope they turned out nice. :) Just let me know when we can view them. Thanks again for all your help! ~Yvonne

Pennie really made me feel and continues to show that she expresses the individual through photography, and her style and type of photography is very impressive. It's a blast to be around her, and she can always make you smile! Pictures are great, but the experience is even better!

"Pennie -- Just wanted to thank you for the excellent job you did for Galen and me on our photos, and for the wonderful photo/music disc. Hopefully it won't take us another 20 years to have photos done, but when we're ready, we'll certainly be sure we contact you."

"OMG.....what lovely faces, only a mother could love!"

"Pennies, thanks so much. What great shots. I don't just like them, I love them!"

"Had CDA photography come out and take pics of our home for a country magazine. Magazine contacted me and the editor of the mag.was so impressed with the photography which included room sized shots angle shots and the focus on my antiques and collectables. Terrific photography job. Will definately have them back again for holiday shots. I have been selected for the magazine due to Penny's great job."

"WOW!!! AMAZING!! Pennie IS awesome - I must agree. She really loves what she does and draws out of these kids what you may never believe could be drawn out of them! That was one of the funnest days i've spent in a long time!"

"Thank you so much for these pictures! They are so amazing, and I love them! I did some things that I didn't expect-like getting in the water! lol but those pics were fun and I loved the end result! Definitely listen to Pennie's advice. She knows what she is talking about. She also got exactly what I was hoping for with my bass. BOOK WITH CDA PHOTOGRAPHY!!! You won't regret it! ~Tawni"

"Pennie, We've picked our photos! Do you send the cd with them? We're so excited to show them to our family, they look so beautiful! Thanks a bunch. ~Patrice"

"You are an amazing photographer! You have a special knack for doing children! We can't thank you enough! The pictures are BEAUTIFUL!"

"Hi Pennie~ These pictures of Brian are very beautiful, and I cannot thank you enough. I have been showing them off here at the office and everyone has asked "who is the photographer" I can't wait to get home and pop in the cd/pics. Brings tears to my eyes. Update: I LOVED THE CD!!!!! I CRIED!!!!!!"

"Pennie has been our family photographer sense my children were born. I would never even think of finding any else, she is like a member of our family and I wouldn't trade that for the world. Her photos are top notch and my family always has blast when we get together to do a shoot. Thank you so much and keep up the good work!!!"

"Remember the feeling of becoming a senior in High School? Remember the ring, the yearbook, and the senior photographs? Unfortunately, in today's bleak economy there are families of high school senior bound teens who can not afford these expensive luxuries. As is the story of my daughter and grandson; I live in Georgia, and my daughter and grandchildren live in CDA. They love the people, climate and lifestyle. We visited last Christmas; the key word is "visited". Imagine my heartbreak to hear my daughter in tears on the telephone explaining to me she could not afford senior pictures. What is she to say to her son? Immediately I began to search on the internet for a photographer around the CDA area. With several "hits" I began the process of eliminating the $1000 group, the $800 group, and so on. In the process of inquiring with the photographers I came across Pennie of CDA Photo. Pennie understood the situation; we didn't want hours of shooting in unlimited locations with unlimited clothing changes and poses, all we required is a senior picture so our senior could be included with pride, in the yearbook. Pennie of CDA Photo was more than willing to offer a solution within our budget. Flash forward to yesterday; again my daughter is on the telephone in tears, but tears of joy. The photographs are amazing; my grandson is filled with pride. Thank you Pennie, from a very satisfied grand mother, daughter and 2010 senior; you are a lovely person, May god bless you. I highly recommend CDA Photo for any of your photo needs, weddings, seniors, and special occasions. CDA should be proud and honored to have such a wonderful entrepreneur in your township. Thank you Pennie, from a Grandma in Georgia"

"I am the owner of a recently established business for a new fitness product and approached Penny for a photo shoot of my product to be featured on my website. Penny was awesome to work with and went far beyond my expectations with her original ideas and quality of the shots. In fact they were so good my advertising agency has decided to include a number of her photos on our commercial for a national ad campaign. Penny, I just wanted to thank-you and I really appreciate all the time and effort you and your team have put into this project! I look forward to our continued interaction in order to take this to the next level. Mike "

"Your an amazing photographer! i admire all your photos! i hope one day i could be as great as you :D
-an aspiring photographer, Kenneth"

"WOW, The pic's look fantastic! You made the memories look awesome.
Thank you so much, Robin"

"Recently Penny shot some photos that were to be displayed on the internet. She did a fantastic job and the finished product was done in a very timely fashion. I will highly recommed CDA Photography and will use her company again. Thank you Penny."

"I just want to start by thanking Coeur d' Alene Photography (CDA PHOTO) for the wonderful job you did on my photos.. they turned out so great.. I look forward to working with you again soon this summer with my daughter.! & of course telling everyone I know about you guys.! Thank you again-Muah..Jamie"

"Hi my name is Warren I am the husband of Aubrey. Firstly I would like to say that those were the most beautiful pictures that I have ever seen. You have shown Aubrey the beauty that I see everday thru my eyes. Well, the reason that I am contacting you is that our Anniversary is on the 9th of April. Aubrey has never really had any good family photos of all of us and I would like her to have them. I would love to hear about your price and packet information. Again thank you for your time. Sincerely Warren"

"Just wanted to let you know we are delighted with our 50th anniversary pictures. Thank you sincerely for the CD, we have been enjoying it and will cherish it for years to come. We had a wonderful, memorable week in Coeur d'Alene and since it had been 5 years since we were all together; you made it extra special. We will definitely recommend you to friends. Thanks again. Nancy"

"Thanks Penny for shooting such great pictures of my kids and I!! I cant hardly wait to see the finished project! (how long does it take anyhow-just curious!!!) Thanks again, Cari"

"Hi Penny, I just wanted to let you know I recieved your photos and they look great. You made an often painful procedure easy and fun and we really appreciate it. Thanks again."

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