Lifestyle photography for adventurous people with some damn good stories to tell

(Hint: if you are a human, you have some damn good stories to tell…)

 
 
 
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Hi there.

I’m Cindy and I want to tell your story. 

The story of your family right where they are right now. The story of the gifts you bring to the world through the work you’ve dedicated yourself to. The story of the love and the life you’ve built with effort and laughter.

If you are a human, you have a story to tell. Lots of them actually. Some damn good ones. I want to work with you to tell your stories through photographs that capture them in all their real and unique awesomeness.

Our everyday lives are full of adventure. Often the mundane and the ordinary contain the greatest moments of courage and tenacity and beauty and love and commitment. If you are out there living, you are an adventurer. And adventurers have stories.

I’ve spent more than a decade capturing and telling stories for hundreds of clients and I’d love to tell yours.

Because it matters.

Because time is moving and life is happening and there will never be another now.

So let’s go grab that now with both hands. Let’s go look at it from every angle and put it into a story you can hold onto.

We’ll do it together.

Find out more

 
 
 

“Cindy has a way of making you feel completely comfortable and at ease in front of the camera; and in doing so, she really captures the essence of who you are.”

~Katie Thompson

 
 
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What the heck is a “Lifestyle Photographer?”

I am a lifestyle photographer.

This means that if you are looking for a photographer who will get your four crazy kiddos to sit in a perfect line with their hands folded in their laps while wearing uncomfortable clothes, or a headshot that looks like the grown-up version of a stiff school picture, I have to tell you right up front- I’m definitely not the right photographer for you.

But if you don’t mind the kids getting dirty so long as their delight is real, or if you want your headshot to convey who your clients will actually be working with, or if you simply want photos that capture more genuine and natural interactions, well…in that case, I’m your girl.

My approach is to work with you to create images that will reflect the real story you are seeking to tell. I will guide you toward great light and locations. I will gently direct you so that you don’t stand there feeling awkward and unsure of what to do with your hands. But that direction will be aimed at unlocking your natural expressions and putting you at ease so that you can be yourself and move through your session in a way that feels true to who you are.

I encourage play. I don’t mind dripping ice cream cones. Or yoga in the woods. Or engagement sessions on mountains in the snow.

Dogs are welcome. Dishes in the sink are no problem. Imperfection is wonderful.

Laughter is my favorite.

It’s the living that is at the heart of my lifestyle photography, after all.

 

To view my most recent work, be sure to visit my blog

 
 
 
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PARTICIPANTS

Brands
& Vendors

We couldn’t be more honored to host some of the most interesting and innovative brands to come out of the American Southwest. Below are just some of the small businesses that will be at our 2016 show.  Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Curabitur lobortis, neque sit amet dapibus varius, risus ipsum sagittis elit, a venenatis enim metus eu neque. Proin vel ante placerat velit eleifend dignissim blandit nec tortor. See the full list here.


 

Hyde Leather Goods

Hyde specializes in simple, durable, unisex, and eco-friendly leather bags and wallets. Aliquam feugiat tortor nec scelerisque consequat. Integer at tempor ligula. Nam arcu lacus, eleifend vel sem ut, sollicitudin maximus ex. Phasellus nec mollis sapien. Curabitur sagittis erat eu pulvinar laoreet.


Apparel by Marta

Handmade from recycled cloth, Marta’s womenswear is about comfort that conforms to people’s humanity. Aliquam feugiat tortor nec scelerisque consequat. Integer at tempor ligula. Nam arcu lacus, eleifend vel sem ut, sollicitudin maximus ex. Phasellus nec mollis sapien.


Thorne Menswear

The designers at Thorne combine ergonomic stitching with classic materials like organic denim and leather. Aliquam feugiat tortor nec scelerisque consequat. Integer at tempor ligula.

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Brine Pickles

Brine brings you one of the oldest forms of food preservation and adds a Californian twist. Aliquam feugiat tortor nec scelerisque consequat. Integer at tempor ligula. Nam arcu lacus, eleifend vel sem ut.

 
 
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Location

Cactus Palace

 

Our accommodations are part hotel, part campground. Feel free to book a room, pitch a tent, park your trailer, or simply sleep under the stars. Slots will fill up fast, but we’ve secured rooms at other nearby motels so you’ll never be far from the action.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Away from the smog in cities, our hearts are drawn west, where the only dust is earth, and the only barrier is the sky. Head west for the silence that roars from a wild heart.
— Lily Moon River
 
 
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