Fossil Ridge High 2015 Senior Samantha
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Monday, September 01, 2014
By Cindy Short Photography
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When we sat down for Samantha's Consultation to plan her Senior Portrait session, she revealed that she is obsessed with plam trees.  Hmmm, interesting.  Not what I usually hear from Colorado high school seniors.  Now, where was I to find a palm tree in Northern Colorado??  She also told me that she is obsessed with collecting quotes.  One of her favorite quotes by Elizabeth Green,  "Sometimes the most ordinary things could be made extraordinary, simply by doing them with the right people", was certainly true for this session.  Sam's Senior Portrait session was extraordinary, simply because Sam, her Mom, my make up artist and my intern were a part of it.  Working with extraordinary people does make magic happen.

Samantha may look familiar, she is rather famous for her success on the Fossil Ridge High School tennis team. But Sam has tons of tennis photos so her Senior Portrait Session focuses on her love of fashion, palm trees, beaches and her country. 

We began Sam's session in the studio, using a simple white paper back drop to highlight her favorite pair of striped pants!  Then, we headed to Gulley's Greenhouse for a tropical backdrop and palm trees! Next up was the river where Sam appeared to be the quintessential California girl rocking a white Hollister skirt on a beach.  

But Sam's true identity is disclosed when she plays with a scarf resembling the British flag and then joyfully wraps herself in a real Union Jack.  There is good reason why the United Kingdom's flag has a special place in her heart - Samantha was born in England.  

Full of energy, Samantha goes Boho as the sun starts to set wearing an amazing crocheted top from Anthropologie.  Followed by a simple coral maxi dress that we first paired with a floppy sun hat from Cira Ltd and - just for fun - a golden crown.  Samantha, you are truly a strong, beautiful and vibrant young lady!  I am so thrilled that you are part of the 2015 CSP-Senior Model Team!! 

Make Up Artist:  Sara Haiar

Stylist Intern/Photography Assistant:  Alexis Ward

Photography:  Cindy Short of Cindy Short Photography

Now booking limited dates for Fall 2015 Senior sessions!  Spring 2015 Senior session dates now available!  Call 970-682-4206 for session details or email

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 two dogs and a kitty cat.

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Ruth Hayward-Smith - Hi there.......These are Wonderful Pictures....You have Captured a Natural Beauty........Radiates Both Sam's Internal as well as her External Beauty....Gorgeous Girl.......
Kate Penhale - Hi Cindy,
Wow, these are amazing pictures, you have really captured the essence of Samantha beautifully, thank you for all your hard work and for making her feel special every minute of the photo session. You have an amazing talent and we are so honored to have been able to experience this with you, and are really looking forward to seeing the finished book!!!