Posts with tag: "Fort Collins photographer"
Friday, March 06, 2015
By Cindy Short Photography
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I met this lovely family when their daughter, Lily, became one of my 2015 Senior Models.  I immediately fell in love with them all!  If you know the Taft family, you completely understand why.  You kind of just want to hang around them because they are so, well, just incredibly nice!

When we began planning their Family Session the scenic Cache La Poudre River seemed like the perfect location since Mr. Taft is an avid fisherman.   Once this was decided, we worked on clothing options for each member of the family that would coordinate with the greens and blues of the river and the plans to redecorate the family room where the photos would be displayed.  Mrs. Taft and her daughters did an amazing job of pulling it all together!

 The day of their Family Portrait Session began with styling appointments at Trios Aveda Salon and Spa for Mom and her daughters.  It was pouring rain when they arrived at the studio for their professional make up application with Sara Dozier of MAC Cosmetics but these ladies stayed dry thanks to Dad and his umbrella.  What a trooper, serving as shuttle driver and protector of the newly styled hair!  Thankfully when we arrived at the river, the sun was shining!  It was even warm enough that standing in the river didn't make our feet freeze!

Next year, both girls will be away at college and I love knowing that they have beautiful canvases in their family room to remind them of this day spent together.

 


 
Thursday, August 28, 2014
By Cindy Short Photography
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Today was the first day of dance class for Cadence!  This little one has twirled around the house since she could stand dreaming of the day she would start ballet class.  After watching episode upon episode of Angelina Ballerina, the day when Cadence would begin her dance career finally arrived.  The first words I heard this morning were:  "Mimi, I start ballerina class today!"  I had to photograph her before she left for class so I could always remember the complete joy this day brought my little three-year-old granddaughter.  May all of us embrace our passions with such exuberance!

Interested in creating special photographs of your child?  I am now booking for Fall 2014!  Contact Cindy at 970-682-4206 or cindy@cindyshortphotography.com for more information on Children's Portrait Sessions.

 

Cindy Short is an on-location and studio photographer who creates 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 you at your best 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, August 05, 2014
By Cindy Short Photography
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The day arrives for your Family Portrait Session and you are a mix of excitement and trepidation.  It is a perfect Colorado sunny day.  Together, we have planned the details of your session from location to clothing to scheduling it after little Johnny's nap.  So why the trepidation? I often find that families are worried about getting that perfect shot, you know the one where everyone is staring at the camera with a perfect smile.  And, of course, we get those shots.  That is my job.  But during a Family Portrait session, other things happen, too.  Often, these are the images that tell more about your family's personality. And these are the images that become cherished memories, the ones everyone remembers and talks about for years to come.  

The Manning family selected this image as their favorite family portrait and it will be on display in their home.  I love this image of the Manning's!

 

Family sessions are fun and we goof around A LOT!  So...this image also happened.  And will be part of their family story forever.  This one makes me smile!  Actually, I think I doubled over laughing when it happened!

 

 

Want to create your special Family Portrait?  Now booking for October 2014!  Contact Cindy at 970-682-4206 or cindy@cindyshortphotography.com for more information on Family Portrait Sessions.

 

Cindy Short is an on-location and studio photographer who creates 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 you at your best 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, January 28, 2014
By Cindy
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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 cindy@cindyshortphotography.com

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 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.

 
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
By Cindy
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Thanksgiving is truly a family holiday.  This is the holiday that celebrates those you love- the people you are especially thankful for.  It is definitely one of my very favorite holidays!  Not only is the food spectacular but it is often the one day that we get to see and catch up with our extended family.  As the years have gone by, it has become more and more important to me to capture these family connections.  I hope that you will also take advantage of this opportunity to create long lasting memories - memories for future generations.

To help ensure that you will not miss the perfect shot, I have a few tips for you.

1.  Be Prepared!
This is essential to capturing your family on a busy holiday.  Make sure that your batteries are charged.  In fact, you should have a back up battery ready to go - just in case.  Also, have your memory card loaded and formatted.  (I reformat my cards before every shoot!)  Back up cards are a must since Thanksgiving can be a full day event and you don't want to miss the shot of little Johnny exhausted at the end of the day and sleeping on Grandpa's lap.  Now for the most important tip:  keep your camera out and on a table where you can grab it on an impulse.  Many shots are missed because we are looking for the camera.  Keep it close by so you can grab it when the urge strikes.  I plan to have my camera in the kitchen - where most of the action happens.

2.  Go Outside!
Everyone relaxes and children play when you head outside.  Plus you don't usually need a flash so you don't need to wait on a flash to charge before you can take your shot.  If you are heading out on a post-meal walk, jog ahead of everyone and capture the family walking down the street or trail.  Or hang back and capture them from behind.  If you want to capture children playing, plant yourself in front of them and photograph the fun that ensues!  I love photographing children when they forget that I am there.  Below are shots of my granddaughter and her cousin - who she had just met for the first time - playing together.  We were visiting family in Texas that we don't get to see very often.  As these two grow up, these photographs will lead to great storytelling of the day they first played together.



3.  Capture Generations!
Holidays can be the only time several generations are together.  Make sure you photograph Grandma and Grandpa with the grandchildren.  Or a special Aunt or Uncle.  During our trip to Texas, Cadence got to spend time with her Great Grandpa, whom she just adores.  These images of them together will help Cadence share memories of Great Grandpa when she has her own children.

4.  Photograph the local scenery!
This is especially important if you are traveling.  Try to capture family members with something that is unique to the area.  While we were in Eastern Texas, the Blue Bonnets started blooming.  So, I plunked Cadence down in a patch of Blue Bonnets and started snapping!

5.  Print your photos!
You are creating family heirlooms!  So, make sure they are still around for the future family members.  Let's face it, your grandchildren are not going to be using iPads or CDs or memory sticks.  Do any of you have images on floppy discs that you can't view?  Technology is changing faster than ever but photo books and prints for your walls are now protected and laminated to last for generations.  And we do still cherish things we can touch and hold.  So, while your turkey and pumpkin pie is digesting, download those images, pick your favorites (the hardest part!) and get ready to make some prints or design a book.  I recommend MPix.com for an easy, high quality online lab that offers a variety of product lines.  Or if you prefer to use a local lab, try Digigraphics in Fort Collins.  Both of these companies have excellent customer service and high quality printing.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!  I would love to see your favorite family photos from this holiday!

Joyfully,
Cindy 


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 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.