What I Gained from Tamara Lackey's Workshop
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Sunday, June 08, 2014
By Cindy Short Photography
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Last month, I attended a photography workshop by Tamara Lackey, an award winning photographer, author and speaker known for her authentic children's photography and her teaching on work/life balance.  I am a big believer in investing in education and already loved Tamara's workshops on CreativeLive (a great place to learn from home!).  I traveled to her Durham, North Carolina studio knowing that I would not only gain photography skills but also soak up her ability to balance a busy studio without sacrificing her marriage or her three children.  And indeed, I did. This was the perfect education investment for me this year.  Having spent half of last year in treatment for cancer, I needed more than just technical information.  I was looking for a well balanced approach to running a photography business.  

When Tamara asked, "If this were taken away from you, how would it affect you?", I was struck with the realization that photography is high on my priority ist.  I realized that I cannot "not" do this.  As long as God allows me to live this life, I will be photographing children.  It is like I am unable to stop.  It is what I do.   It isn't just a job or a business, it is a part of me.  

Needless to say, I loved every minute of Tamara's workshop.  It was a small group setting and Tamara openly shared everything she knows about photographing children and families, running a studio, and organizing your time.  No question was off limits and we asked a lot of questions!  I came away with a notebook full of information that will push me forward in my art without sacrificing time with my family.  

During the workshop, we practiced photographing children in the beautifully green and warm environment of North Carolina - including the jaw-droppingly gorgeous campus of UNC-Chapel Hill. Here are some of my favorites!


This is Tamara demonstrating a favorite family shot:

And here are some of my favorites...


We would love to photograph your precious children and create something lovely for you to cherish as they continue to grow.  Contact Cindy by email or phone 970-682-4206 for more information.  

Cindy Short Photography | Capturing the Joy, Wonder and Innocence of Childhood.


Cindy Short is an on-location 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 two dogs and a kitty cat.

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Cindy - Thank you, Meredith and Dana!
Dana - Your passion for God and family and friends has always inspired me. Your photography is really something very special! I am so blessed to have some of your work and look forward to having more photos done by you.
Meredith Z - GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!
Cindy - Thank you, Lynn! I will be watching for your blog next week. I love seeing how everyone's images are so different!
Lynn Cobb - Very nice work Cindy. My work on my blog begins next week so this is great inspiration! I thought Tamara's workshop was worth every penny :)