Posts with tag: "Senior Portraits"
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
By Cindy Short Photography
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The first time I met Rocky Mountain High School student Holly Mackie, she had a black eye from playing basketball!  This stunning blue-eyed blonde is quite the athlete and not only plays on RMHS's basketball team but also has the coordination to catch food in her mouth!  A talent I cannot master!  

But we do share a love for watching the television show Nashville and shopping at BUCKLE - both activities that take less coordination.  I am so excited that Holly is on the CSP 2016 Senior Model team because I get to photograph her for a whole year!  And hanging out with this happy girl makes for a wonderful day.  During Holly's Model Session, our hair stylist gave her a fun side braid.  I love this look in Holly's photos below!  Look for Holly modeling a drop dead gorgeous prom dress from Dora Grace Bridal in the upcoming issue of Twelfth Year magazine.

 

MUA:  Sara Dozier and Veral 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.


 
Thursday, April 09, 2015
By Cindy Short Photography
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Meet Jesse Goldstone, a CSP 2016 Senior Model from Fossil Ridge High School.  Jesse instantly won my heart and shares my love of fashion, fashion magazines and all things Kate Spade!  She has a great sense of style and I just love the white Converse shoes she chose for her Model Session!  Jesse, is Sports Editor for the FRHS yearbook, an accomplished ice skater and plans to pursue a career in advertising following graduation.    Look for Jesse modeling one of this year's hottest trends in the upcoming issue of Twelfth Year magazine to be released May 5th!

 

MUA:  Sara Dozier and Verah Elise of Mac Cosmetics

Hair:  Ali Sherman of Trios Aveda Salon and Spa

Stylist Intern:  Anna Ward

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 for Summer and Fall 2015 Senior Sessions!  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.


 
Monday, November 10, 2014
By Cindy Short Photography
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Meghan is bursting with joy as she heads toward graduation from Colorado State University with a degree in Marketing.  If you know Meghan, you know she is always exuding happiness and it just feels so good to be in the presence of this smile!  Meghan and I met while she was working at MkLarens in Fort Collins (an amazing local boutique) which explains her chic style!  I was excited to find out that she is a home town girl who graduated from Poudre High School and is a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma - the same sorority as me.  When she booked her College Senior Session, I knew it was going to be a super fun session!  

I love photographing College Seniors because of the maturity that happens during those years as an undergraduate.  Young men and women become independent thinking adults with their own sense of style.  Photographing young teens and high school seniors, I get to see glimpses of who they are becoming.  With a college senior, I am seeing them closer to the finish line.  I am always inspired by their intelligence, ambition and vision.  Getting to know college students like Meghan is such an encouragement for the future!  

Meghan, congratulations on your graduation in December!  I am so excited for your move to Montana!

Make Up Artist:  Sara Haiar Dozier

Stylist Intern/Photography Assistant:  Jessica Gonzalez

Photography:  Cindy Short Photography

Graduating from high school or college and want a special experience and gorgeous portraits to remember this major milestone in your life?  CSP-Seniors, the senior side of Cindy Short Photography, is now booking for Winter and Spring 2015 Senior Sessions!  Call 970-682-4206 for session details or email cindy@cindyshortphotography.com  I would love to photograph you!

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.

 

 
Monday, October 20, 2014
By Cindy Short Photography
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The first time I photographed the lovely Sophie Lafayette was for this year's edition of Twelfth Year magazine.  Sophie, a senior from Fossil Ridge High School, was modeling the Elegant Maxi style as a member of the 2015 CSP Model Team.  I loved the natural confidence I saw in Sophie and it was even more evident through my lens.  Sophie is so comfortable just being Sophie!  

This intelligent, world traveler spent the summer in the Netherlands visiting family and is hoping to return for college.  As a dual U.S and Dutch citizen Sophie just may get to realize her dream.  She returned home just in time for her Senior Portrait Session in August.  As part of making each session unique, I love incorporating something special into Senior Sessions such as their favorite sport, hobby or passion.   And although Sophie has participated in several sports such as tennis and lacrosse, her real passion is for reading.  So, Sophie's session began in the studio playing with books.  I love the expressions in her studio shots! You can see how much fun it is to hang out with this girl!  

Next up was Old Town Fort Collins for some fun with a giant lollipop and cinnamon soda from Rocket Fizz. Nothing like sugar to get you energized for a photo shoot!  It apparently worked because Sophie was still laughing as we ended our session in the woods near the Cache La Poudre River.  It was late Summer and I was amazed at how calmly elegant Sophie looked in a stunning blue dress as we doused ourselves in mosquito repellant!  I am sure you will agree that Sophie is jaw-dropping GORGEOUS in her Senior Photos!

Make Up artist:  Sara Haiar Dozier

Hair Stylist:  Ali Sherman, Trios Aveda Salon and Spa

Stylist Intern/Photography Assistant:  Alexis Ward

Photography:  Cindy Short Photography

Graduating from high school or college and want a fabulous experience and gorgeous portraits to remember this major milestone in life?  CSP-Seniors, the senior side of Cindy Short Photography is now booking for Winter and Spring 2015 Senior Sessions!  Call 970-682-4206 for session details or email cindy@cindyshortphotography.com

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, October 12, 2014
By Cindy Short Photography
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On a recent rainy evening, Ali Sherman and I met after work to talk about the trends in hair styling for Fall and Winter.  I was curious because Ali - who you probably know as the amazing woman who creates dazzling hair styles on the fly during the fashion photo shoot for Twelfth Year Magazine - has recently taken classes focused on the latest trends in hair styling and how to create fashion looks for the runway.  I was so excited by what I heard that I wanted to share it with all of you!

 

Ali works at Trios Aveda Salon & Spa in Fort Collins and is currently taking continuing education classes at the Aveda Institute in Denver.  Traveling to Denver to attend these classes is worth it to Ali who explains it is like getting her master's degree.  "I have learned my trade and now I am perfecting it," she says. 

 

So what did Ali have to say about the trends for Fall and Winter season?  She immediately answered that the short "Pixie" cut is still popular but has a more androgynous look this year.  The cut has more weight to resemble a man's cut for a woman.  If this newer version of the Pixie cut is not your style, you can follow the trends of celebrities that are growing out their Pixie cuts.  "We saw a lot of celebrities getting Pixie cuts - Jennifer Lawerence was one - and now we are seeing the same celebrities growing out this cut.  Now they have a shaggy, longer version of the Pixie cut," Ali remarks.  "It is that 'I got all dolled up for the party and this is the day after look'.

 

Ali confirmed that this messy look takes a lot more work than you think.  But the good news is that most new styles are easily achieved by yourself!  Ali is quick to add, "It doesn't have to be perfect.  The trend is about finding the beauty in imperfections."

 

Aveda has established themselves as an industry leader in the world of fashion.  Just like New York Fashion Week reveals the trends twice a year, so does Aveda.  If you like photography, fashion, hair and make up, you will adore Aveda's newest look book.  Check it out here.

 

The Aveda Fall and Winter look book's theme is Romantic Grandeur and is inspired by the role Louise Brooks played in the 1929 German silent movie Pandora's Box.  Ali explained that many of these styles are like high fashion and may not appeal to many of us but are key within the fashion industry for complimenting the current trends.  Often, the hair style seen on the runway contrasts with the designer's look.  For example, a designer showing very structured clothes may want flowy hair on her models.

 

For a runway look, the hair style has to have a lot of stability to handle all the jostling that occurs with walking and changing clothes.  You have to account for possible malfunctions, Ali explains.  So, even the really flowy styles have structure underneath.  For example, using cornrows or braids that anchor the hair.  Then, the long hair lays over the braids and it appears as if the model just has long flowy locks.  But the foundation underneath holds it all together.  Oh, and lots and lots of hair spray!", Ali adds.

 

You can see what Ali is describing in her iPhone photos below:


 

So, what should we do if we want a change in our hair style right now?  Ali suggests adding 4 to 6 foils of copper, auburn or reddish brown color to add a touch of Fall to your hair.  "If you want to get sassy, add a block of red violet!" she says.

 

And if you are already planning for Prom, Ali has a few suggestions for Prom perfect hair!  If you plan to wear your hair in long, soft curls - get a few highlights to accentuate the curls.  If you want to add some fun color, the color for Spring is pink!  Pink tips will add some fun and fade out after several shampoos.  Or, if you are going for a funky updo - add a streak of color at the nap of your neck.  Then, when you wear your hair down, you will barely notice the color.  But it adds so much to that updo!

Want your hair to look amazing throughout your Portrait Session?  Then, ask us about the special discount to have your hair styled at Trios Aveda Salon & Spa on the day of your session!  Now booking for Winter and Spring 2015 Senior Sessions!  Call 970-682-4206 for session details or email cindy@cindyshortphotography.com

Cindy Short is a Colorado photographer who creates fashion-inpired High School 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.