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.
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 email@example.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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on Family Portrait Sessions.
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 email@example.comCindy 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.