Do you remember all the rain last Summer? If you are planning your Senior Portrait Session, you may wonder what happens if it rains. Well, sometimes we wait it out or grab an umbrella (like April's Senior Session) but sometimes, the rain doesn't stop. That happened during Jesse's Session. We started out in Old Town Fort Collins confident in the weather because my weather app predicted a cloudy day. No problem, I like clouds. However, it started to down pour (what my father-in-law calls a "toad strangler") and as we ran for cover it turned to hail. When I received a weather alert on my phone that a tornado had been spotted nearby, we decided to reschedule the rest of Jesse's Session. A few weeks later, on a beautiful sunny day, we finished the rest of Jesse's Session in the beautiful Horsetooth Mountain area.
Senior Portrait Sessions are always planned to feature many different backgrounds, clothing changes and expressions. Jesse is a mature, confident young lady who has a keen eye for fashion. She has the cutest clothes and it was fun to plan great locations for each outfit. I love how Jesse can own the "fierce" look and then burst into a gorgeously big smile! Jesse is part of the CSP 2016 Senior Model Team and has won a special place in my heart. As she heads to Marist College in New York after graduation to major in Communications, she will be greatly missed!
Old Town Location MUA: Sara Dozier, MAC Cosmetics
Photo Assistant: Andrea Motley
Horsetooth Location MUA: Cydnee Black
Photo Assistant: Jenna Beutler
Cindy Short Photography, specializes in modern, fashion-inspired portraits of children, teens and high school seniors! We are now booking the Class of 2017 for Summer and Fall dates! Call 970-699-6902 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the 2017 Senior Portrait Guide containing all the details on how to book or visit http://www.cindyshortphotography.com to see more of Cindy's work.
Cindy Short is a Colorado photographer who creates fashion-inspired child, teen and high school seniors portraits. Cindy was recently named one of the HOT 100 Senior Photographers globally by Senior Style Guide. 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.
This year we did something new with the Senior Model team. Four of the 2016 Senior Models participated in a fashion couture event very unlike a regular senior photo session. This photo shoot was separate from their Senior Portrait Session and the intent was not to create a yearbook photo! This session was a fun, out of the box, fashion editorial shoot to create images that highlight the talent of our model team, make up artist, hair stylist and fashion design intern. Our theme for this shoot was STRONG|CONFIDENT|BEAUTIFUL and everything from apparel to make up to hair to location was planned to communicate these qualities in our amazing high school senior models.
We began planning this photo shoot last winter. The goal was to stretch our creative abilities and create a unique image for each model that captured their personal strength, confidence and beauty. It all came together beautifully thanks to the incredible talents of our creative team and the maturity and eagerness of our the models that chose to participate. Here are the details of our Fashion Couture Shoot:
MODELS: Jesse Goldstone of Fossil Ridge High, Hunter Davis of Fossil Ridge High, Holly Mackie of Rocky Mountain High and Michaela Kriewall of Rocky Mountain High.
MUA: Sara Dozier of MAC Cosmetics
HAIR: Ali Sherman of Trios Aveda Salon & Spa
STYLIST: Kristi Davis, owner of Wild Love Clothing and a fashion design student at Colorado State University
PHOTOGRAPHY: Cindy Short Photography
PHOTOGRAPHY ASSISTANTS: Dana Martin and Lindsey Keller
STYLE DETAILS FOR EACH MODEL
Jesse Goldstone: Dress: Free People, Leather Overlay: Kristi Davis, Crochet Scarf with Antler Closure: Kristi Davis, Boots: Minnetonka (peacock feather added by Kristi Davis)
Hunter Davis: Jacket: vintage Marithe Francois Girbaud Burgundy Ascot: Kristi Davis, Various Props, Hat, Goggles: Ebay and Etsy vendors
Holly Mackie: Tulle Skirt: Shabby Apple, Metallic Top: Kristi Davis
Michaela Kriewall: Parachute Dress: Dreamshootrentals
Of course, we had to share these lovely images so we held a Gallery Event on October 28 at FASTFRAME's new location in the Front Range Village Shopping Center. The images looked amazing printed on Fine Art paper! Besides, munching on cookies donated by Mary's Mountain Cookies and sipping sparkling beverages, those who attended donated to the family of Blake Miller to help cover the costs of her medical treatment. Blake was diagnosed with stage 3, high risk neuroblastoma at the age of 17 months. We are thrilled to tell you that we raised over $500 to help Blake's family with expenses. Blake has successfully recovered from surgery and her prognosis is good!! If you would like to help the Miller family with continued expenses as they work with Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York to monitor Blake's health, you can do that by clicking here.
Now, I am guessing that you would like to see these images! Here they are:
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 preparing for our 2017 Senior Model program which begins in January! Call 970-682-4206 or email email@example.com for information on how to recommend a current high school junior for the 2017 Senior Model team!
Cindy Short is a Colorado photographer who creates fashion-inpired High School and College Senior Portraits and recently named one of the HOT 100 Senior Photographers globally by Senior Style Guide. 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.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
Photography: Cindy Short Photography
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