Mini-Photography Sessions at Darien Sports Shop, May 6, Benefit Special Olympics

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To celebrate Mother’s Day and mothers’ love, Crane Song Photography is offering $100 “Mom & Me” mini-photography sessions at the Darien Sport Shop from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 6.  The entire session fee will be donated to Special Olympics Connecticut.

The funds will be raised to help Special Olympics provide opportunities for Connecticut children and adults who have intellectual disabilities to play sports with their peers and enhance their health and fitness.


— an announcement (slightly edited) from Darien Sport Shop. By the way, Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14.


Each mini-photography session will be 15 minutes long, and each participant will receive two 5- by 7-inch prints at no charge.  Additional event product packages will also be available for purchase.

Sessions are limited and must be booked in advance by calling 203-273-8084 or emailing

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Image provided by Darien Sport Shop

Mom, get a keepsake that includes you and your child; let it be a Mother’s Day gift that you’ll likely keep and cherish longer than most; help Special Olympics CT at the same time. That’s all in one 15-minute session, and face it: You’ve spent $100 in worse ways.

About Hildi Todrin

Owner of Crane Song Photography, LLC and Mom of a Special Olympics Athlete

Hildi Todrin established Crane Song Photography in 2008 as a boutique photography studio that offers clients exceptional customer service, resulting in a stress-free, enjoyable photographic experience from first contact through to finished artwork.

Crane Song Photography is located in North Stamford and has an outdoor pond, woods and stone walls, as well as an indoor studio.

Todrin’s passion is to photograph kids and families, and her priority is to give back.  She’s supported non-profit organizations for many years, including Special Olympics CT for the past five years, by donating photography services and volunteering with the local Special Olympics tennis team sponsored by the Darien Lions.

She is President of the Southern Connecticut Wellesley Club, and also serves on the board of Temple Sinai of Stamford.  In addition, she’s photographed events for the Stamford Symphony and Temple Sinai.

She also has contributed to organizations including the Stamford YMCA; King School; Hindley School; The Child Guidance Center; Neighbor to Neighbor; Operation Hope of Fairfield; United Way of Western CT, Abilis and Ridgefield Academy.

About Darien Sport Shop

The Darien Sport Shop was founded in 1946, in Darien, Connecticut by Stephen Zangrillo (‘Mr. Z’) when he fulfilled his dream of creating a store where every person who walked through its doors could be assured true customer service and a fantastic shopping experience.

Today, under the leadership of Gina Zangrillo, Mr. Z’s daughter, the shop continues to provide this same high level of service and warm reception — the signature of a locally-owned, family-run business.

The Darien Sport Shop is a pillar of the community and an unparalleled shopping environment with three spacious stories featuring fine designer clothing, accessories, gifts and sporting equipment for men, women and children. 

About Special Olympics Connecticut

Special Olympics Connecticut provides year-round sports training and competitions for over 13,000 athletes of all ages with intellectual disabilities and Unified Sports® partners — their teammates without disabilities.

Through the joy of sport, the Special Olympics movement transforms lives and communities throughout the state and in 169 countries around the world by promoting good health and fitness and inspiring inclusion and respect for all people, on and off the playing field.

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