The Many Moods Of a 1 Year Old
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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 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.

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