While photographing this little one last Summer, I was privileged to witness the many and ever changing moods of the first birthday! Paula Spencer, author of Parenting Guide to Your Toddler, described these mood swings in Parenting Magazine as "Jekyl and Hyde like". Spencer goes on to describe the temperment of a toddler and has some good advice for handling the ups and downs, click here if you would like to read it!
This cutie-pie didn't have such scary mood swings! Although she was bursting with personality and expression, there was nothing but happiness during our portrait session. I loved the way she proudly walked the boardwalk at a Fort Collins nature area, eager to show off her newly acquired skills. As she bounded toward me, I couldn't help but cheer for her as she performed this amazing feat!
As she played near the wild sunflowers, one happy, animated expression after another lit up her precious face! The action is all at high speed when you are one and she quickly went from playful to sweet to silly and to happy in just minutes. Following all of this activity is the inevitable slow down as little ones get sleepy - it is a lot of work to be so busy! (This is why 1 Year Sessions are usually just one hour.)
I actually love the quieter photos as much as I love the happy, silly ones. A sweet kiss for Mom and softer portraits also show the real side of being one.
Child Portrait Sessions are 50% off through March 2014 so you can also save a little scheduling your child's portrait this Winter! To book your session call 970-682-4206 or email firstname.lastname@example.orgCindy Short is an on-location photographer who uses natural light to create beautiful art of the people you love. Her background in journalism, naturally stirs her to want to tell your story. Cindy will help style your session to show off your true beauty and offers design services for creating wall art, framing and collages that compliment your home as well as beautiful keepsake albums . Cindy's family includes her husband, Bryan, three children and the most beautiful granddaughter in the world. Her family also includes three dogs and a kitty cat.
Around our house, Cadence does not lack for toys. But her favorite toy of all is a cardboard box. These magnificent boxes arrive to our door several times a week - usually filled with photo prints! Cadence will sit in the box, push the box across the floor, ride in the box while someone else pushes, carry the box, kick the box and fill the box with treasures. Her favorite box is the perfect size. Once it was emptied of the air conditioner filters it was originally designed to hold, it became a house. This box even acquired windows. Eventually, it gained a sun roof. Yesterday, I took a break, grabbed my camera and took a few pictures of Cadence and her box.
Lifestyle photography sessions capture your family in an informal, relaxed environment. Contact me here if you would like information on scheduling a Family Portrait Session.
Cindy Short is an on-location photographer who uses natural light to create beautiful art of the people you love. Her background in journalism, naturally stirs her to want to tell your story. Cindy will help style your session to show off your true beauty and offers design services for creating wall art, framing and collages that compliment your home. Cindy's family includes her husband, Bryan, three children and the most beautiful granddaughter in the world. Her family also includes three dogs and a kitty cat.
Early one morning in May, I met Sara and Isaac at a natural area in Fort Collins to capture their Maternity Photos. Sara is such a beautiful Mommy-to-be and the morning sunlight intensified her pregnancy glow! I had selected this location because of the way light filters so beautifully through the trees but when Isaac informed me that they are Russian Olive trees, this location became so much more special. You see, Sara and Isaac have named their baby girl Olive! So taking Maternity Portraits among the Russian Olive trees seemed like the perfect place to begin documenting little baby Olive's life.
It warmed my heart every time Isaac smiled at Sara. Such a great love between these two!
From the natural area, we headed to Olive Street to photograph this expectant couple on the street that shares the name of their baby girl. Then, we headed to Old Town!
I was having so much fun hanging out with this happy couple! I really don't think Isaac ever stops smiling!
Our last stop was a loft with beautiful natural light. Sara looks like a cover model lit by the Northern light flowing through these windows. Soon, baby Olive will arrive and I cannot wait to capture the next part of her story!
If you are expecting a baby or your family is changing, call me and let's talk about capturing this moment and creating something special for your home. My goal is to help you celebrate your family with beautiful art that reflects the love and beauty of your family.
Or email Cindy here.