Posts with tag: "northern colorado family 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.

 


 
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.

 
Sunday, March 16, 2014
By Cindy
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Remember how cold January was?  Well, there was one Saturday afternoon that was warm enough for a Family Portrait Session outside!  This beautiful lady and her boys - her husband and two sons - gathered at a park in Fort Collins during the warmest hours of the day to create these wonderful photos.  Soon they will be displayed in their home as a collection of square gallery wraps.  Such a great way to tell their story and preserve it for future generations!  I am so thrilled that they chose this time to capture their family because the boys are 9 and 11 years old.  So, close to hitting the teen years!  If you have a teenager you know what a big change that is!  I enjoyed watching these boys be sweet and serious and silly as only boys can.  You could tell that it is pretty fun to be a part of this family!  And that these boys are very dearly loved. 

 

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.

 
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, October 02, 2013
By Cindy
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When families plan for a Family Portrait Session, they are usually thinking of the family shot where everyone is looking at the camera.  Of course, we get those shots and everyone loves them...but the shots that really touch my heart are the Lifestyle shots.  What is a Lifestyle shot?  These are the images that show relationship, emotion or personality. Lifestyle images are more spontaneous and unique.

You can see the difference between traditional and lifestyle images in the Walker Family's Maternity session.  The first image is more traditional.  The rest are not.  Both traditional and lifestyle images are an awesome way to capture your family as you change and go through different stages.  

Often, your favorites depend on how you will use the image.  What you prefer to hang on the wall could be different from what you want to include in an album.  You can see the Walker Family Album here.

Interested in planning your own Family Portrait Session?  Click here for more information on Family Sessions or call me at 970-682-4206! 

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.