How It All Started


Hey, I’m Colleen!

Photography has always been a huge part of my life, long before I knew I wanted to be a photographer. My mom loved to document every moment growing up, so I was a pro at posing and smiling in front of a camera from a young age. But it wasn’t until my first photography class in high school, that I started to become interested in being on the other side of the camera. My love for photography only grew from there!

I attended Auburn University and majored in Communication. While I was there I dove into every opportunity possible to hone my craft. I was a photographer and photo editor for Auburn's yearbook the Glomerata. This allowed me to be on the field and photograph every football game...I even was able to shoot the National Championship at the Rose Bowl! It is definitely an experience I will never forget.War Eagle!

After graduation I moved back to Atlanta and XXIII Photo Studio was born. I have been capturing moments ever since. Most days it feels like a dream that I am able to do this for a living.

I can’t wait to capture your special moment for you!



Meaning Behind The Name: XXIII Photo Studio came to be our name because I was 23 when I started my company. I can't wait to look back ten years from now and realize how far I have come. It is a greta reminder of where I started. 

Camera of Choice: Canon 5D Mark IV

Favorite Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 II USM Lens