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Sunday, October 25, 2015
By Cindy Short
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We are so excited to present our very first Fashion Couture Event Wednesday, October 28 from 7 - 9 p.m. at the new location for FASTFRAME next to Doug's Diner in the Front Range Village Shopping Center in Fort Collins!  You are probably wondering what on earth I am talking about...what is a Fashion Couture Event??

 

The Fashion Couture Event is a gallery art display created with Northern Colorado's top artists in fashion, make up and hair styling and four incredible high school students.  Here are three reasons why you want to be there!

 

1.  To support these amazing high school students!  These brave students are not professional models but they are members of the 2016 CSP Senior Model team.  They arrived early in the studio - probably the hardest part for a teenager! - and let MAC make up artist Sara Dozier transform them with her gifts of color, contouring and blending.  Then, Aveda hair stylist Ali Sherman, of Trios Aveda Salon and Spa, creatively styled each models locks with curls, braids and some aluminum foil (it was crazy!).  Everything came together when each model slipped into the apparel and accessories styled or created by Colorado State University Fashion Design student Kristi Davis.  By this point, it was apparent that this was no ordinary photo shoot! Totally, out of the box thinking inspired each model's look.  Unlike a Senior Portrait Session where the Senior is the highlight, this was an editorial fashion shoot to communicate what we see in young people in our community.  This generation is going to rock the world and we wanted to show their strength, confidence and beauty.  Photographing the models lasted until close to sunset on a scorching hot day in August and yet, these four teens were patient and positive, bringing the perfect energy to the photo shoot!

 

So, come and show some love for our models:  Michaela Kriewall and Holly Mack from Rocky Mountain High School and Jesse Goldstone and Hunter Davis from Fossil Ridge High School!

 

2.  Come on out to support Blake Miller!  Instead of ticket sales, we are collecting donations for a sweet little girl who was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma this Summer at the age of 17 months.  She has bravely endured chemotherapy and surgery and appears to be on her way to a successful recovery!  Her Mom told me that she doesn't even cry when she has her blood drawn - what a strong little girl!  However, if you have battled cancer or know someone who has, you know that the scans and blood tests continue and the medical bills fill the mailbox.  Many of you know that I had my own battle with cancer two years ago.  Throughout my treatment, I remember thinking how much worse it would be to watch my child deal with the painful side effects.  The out of pocket expenses for Blake's treatment will be high.  Helping to offset the family's financial worry allows them to focus on the needs of their little girl.  So, please come by the Fashion Couture Event and consider a donation to offset the medical costs of Blake's treatment.  One hundred percent of donations collected for the Fashion Couture Event will be donated to the Miller Family.   If it is easier to donate online, click here to go to Blake's YouCaring page.

 

3.  While you are meeting little Blake and enjoying the artwork, munch on cookies from Mary's Mountain Cookies!  Yes, we will have these scrumptious cookies for all of our guests.  If you have ever had one of their cookies, you know this is where you want to head for dessert on Wednesday night!

 

Here is a Sneak Peek of what you will see and the details again, just in case:   

I hope to see you Wednesday!

Joyfully,

Cindy

 

CSP-Seniors, the high school senior portrait side of Cindy Short Photography, specializes in modern, fashion-inspired portraits unique to each senior! We are now booking Winter and Spring Sessions for 2016 Seniors!  Call 970-682-4206 for session details or email cindy@cindyshortphotography.com to recieve our Senior Portrait Guide.  We would love to be a part of your celebration!

 

 

 

Cindy Short is a Colorado photographer who creates fashion-inpired High School and College Senior Portraits.  Her background in journalism, naturally stirs her to want to tell your story.  Cindy will help style your session to create something special for you 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.

 
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
By Cindy Short Photography
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Michaela, a Senior from Rocky Mountain High School, is one of those girls you just love being around.  She is simply bursting with positive energy!  So, you can imagine how much fun it is to photograph Michaela and her big beautiful smile.  Since Michaela is a 2016 CSP Senior Model, I have photographed her several times this year.  But the High School Senior Session is my favorite session because it focuses on the Senior's own personality and style.  Michaela brought a tremendous amount of style to her Senior Session wearing a sequined prom dress, denim and boots and everything in between!  And, of course we had to throw in a flower crown and a cool hat!  And this sweet girl rocked it all!

 

Michaela, a volleyball player for RMHS, has some great advice for freshman intimidated by the upperclassmen and overwhelmed by high school.  "It gets easier.  Go to as many sporting events, dances, performances as possible to get the most out of your time here," she suggests while also warning of the need to stay on top of homework and get enough sleep.  "Just have fun throughout high school because it is the shortest four years of your life and you'll wonder where all the time went," she added.  So true, Michaela!

 

Make up Artist:  Sara Dozier of MAC Cosmetics

Photo Assistant:  Jenna Beutler

Photography:  Cindy Short Photography

CSP-Seniors, the high school senior portrait side of Cindy Short Photography, specializes in modern, fashion-inspired portraits unique to each senior! We are now booking Winter and Spring Sessions for 2016 Seniors!  Call 970-682-4206 for session details or email cindy@cindyshortphotography.com to recieve our Senior Portrait Guide.  We would love to be a part of your celebration!

 

 

Cindy Short is a Colorado photographer who creates fashion-inpired High School and College Senior Portraits.  Her background in journalism, naturally stirs her to want to tell your story.  Cindy will help style your session to create something special for you 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.

 
Sunday, September 13, 2015
By Cindy Short Photography
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Photographing Arti Pandey, a 2016 Senior from Fossil Ridge High School, is about as fun as it gets for someone who loves photographing Seniors!  Arti brought it all to her Elite Senior Session creating beautiful photographs of laughter, smiles, seriousness and everything in between!  I think she should win the prize for "fast change artist" because she was able to pull off so many different looks!  The mix of clothing, locations and the addition of a flower crown really shows off the many sides of Arti.  This girl is intelligent and focused and career-oriented and I expect to see her impacting this world as CEO of her own corporation one day.  At the same time, Arti is fun and silly and feminine and a lover of fashion!  So, I also expect to see her win over a boardroom with her smile while wearing the most amazing apparel in the room!  I am thrilled to have Arti on my CSP 2016 Senior Model team and I am excited to watch where the future takes this sweet girl!

 

High School Senior:  Arti Pandey

Make Up Artist:  Sara Dozier

Photo Assistant:  Jenna Beutler

Photography:  Cindy Short Photography

CSP-Seniors, the high school senior portrait side of Cindy Short Photography, specializes in modern, fashion-inspired portraits unique to each senior! We are now booking Winter and Spring Sessions for 2016 Seniors!  Call 970-682-4206 for session details or email cindy@cindyshortphotography.com to recieve our Senior Portrait Guide.  We would love to be a part of your celebration!

 

Cindy Short is a Colorado photographer who creates fashion-inpired High School and College Senior Portraits.  Her background in journalism, naturally stirs her to want to tell your story.  Cindy will help style your session to create something special for you 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.

 
Friday, May 08, 2015
By Cindy Short Photography
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I am so thrilled to introduce Chandler Lowham from Fossil Ridge High School as our first Style ReDefined Senior!  Now, I am sure you are wondering what Style ReDefined means so, let me explain.  Back in December of 2014, we began to plan for the Spring 2015 release of Vol. 3 of Twelfth Year magazine.  This issue would feature the CSP 2016 Senior Models wearing apparel and accessories from local stores and boutiques that highlight the year's hottest trends.  With the main focus being fashion, we wanted to include another definition of beauty and style.  At Cindy Short Photography, we have always believed that the most beautiful portraits come from connecting with the subject.  It is this connection that allows the camera to capture the person's true spirit, their authentic beauty.  

So, my studio manager, Tonya and I went to dinner and brainstormed.  The result is Style ReDefined.  It means that true style is not about fashion and the clothes you wear but the way in which you live your life.  True style is seen in how you interact with your peers and community.  True style is seen in the effect you have on those around you.  A Style ReDefined Senior realizes that he or she can make a difference and create change by encouraging and uplifting the people in his or her school and community.

To select the first Style ReDefined Senior, we collected nominations from the current senior class at local schools.  Hearing peers, family and a teacher/track coach talk about Chandler Lowham made the selection easy.  Chandler embodies all of the characteristics that we were seeking.  In fact, three words were repeatedly used to describe Chandler:  Caring, Compassionate and Selfless.  Chandler is known for supporting and encouraging her peers despite her own struggles.  Read more about her perseverance and extraordinary attitude in Twelfth Year magazine by clicking here.

So, of course we had to do a photo session!  After the professional make up application, Chandler and I headed out to Poudre River Stables in Fort Collins.  This down to earth girl just glows in the light of a barn on one of my favorite spots.  Next, we went to Horsetooth Reservoir for a more dramatic backdrop.  Chandler was a great sport when I asked her to hold a scarf that looks like an American flag.  These photos of Chandler will take your breath away, she is truly beautiful in every way.  

MUA:  Sara Dozier of MAC Cosmetics

Style ReDefined Video from Cindy Short on Vimeo.

 

CSP-Seniors, the senior portrait side of Cindy Short Photography, specializes in modern, fashion-inspired portraits unique to each senior! We are now booking Summer and Fall Sessions for 2016 Seniors!  Call 970-682-4206 for session details or email cindy@cindyshortphotography.com  We would love to be a part of your celebration!

 

 

 Cindy Short is a Colorado photographer who creates fashion-inpired High School and College Senior Portraits.  Her background in journalism, naturally stirs her to want to tell your story.  Cindy will help style your session to create something special for you 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.

 
Friday, May 01, 2015
By Cindy Short Photography
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I am just thrilled to introduce you to the last - and certainly not the least - CSP 2016 Senior Model.  Tara Teslow of Fossil Ridge High School has attended the last two Reveal Parties for Twelfth Year magazine and I have been waiting for her junior year when I could invite her to be on the Senior Model team.  This lovely high school junior is just plain fun to be around. Her beaming smile, sarcastic sense of humor and bold confidence make for a very fun photo shoot.  

 

I have always known that Tara is an excellent tennis player and recently got to watch her win a singles match for the FRHS girls' tennis team.  But I just found out that she is also very talented on the piano - wondering if I can get her to play sometime.  This Taylor Swift loving girl plans to pursue a career in physical therapy.  And, I have no doubt that Tara can accomplish any goal she sets!

 

Tara looks beautiful modeling a scarf from the CSP Accessory Closet in her Model Session photos below.  And on May 5, you will see Tara wearing the latest in upscale Boho style from BUCKLE in the newest edition of Twelfth Year magazine.  Follow Cindy Short Photography on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter or sign up for our email list to make sure you don't miss a thing when Twelfth Year is released!

 

MUA:  Sara Dozier and Verah Elise of MAC Cosmetics

HAIR:  Ali Sherman of Trios Aveda Salon and Spa

STYLIST INTERN:  Anna Welch

PR INTERN:  Holly Farnum

CSP-Seniors, the senior portrait side of Cindy Short Photography, specializes in modern, fashion-inspired portraits unique to each senior! We are now booking Summer and Fall Sessions for 2016 Seniors!  Call 970-682-4206 for session details or email cindy@cindyshortphotography.com  We would love to be a part of your celebration!

 

 Cindy Short is a Colorado photographer who creates fashion-inpired High School and College Senior Portraits.  Her background in journalism, naturally stirs her to want to tell your story.  Cindy will help style your session to create something special for you 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.