Captured Moments presents “The Boys of Fall”

colorado-senior-photographerAs a young girl there were several things that I looked forward to with the onset of fall — caramel apples, candy corn, pomegranates, cooler weather and the changing of the leaves to name a few.  But the one thing that I most looked upon with excitement was the start of football season.  As the daughter of a high school football coach, football, and all of the excitement that accompanies it, was always greatly anticipated.

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What better way to celebrate the game of football, and the tough guys who belong to that fraternity, than with some of my favorite football images.

Here’s to the “Boys of Fall”!

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Wendy Schicktanz is a Certified Professional Photographer living in Colorado Springs.  She is the owner of Captured Moments Photography which specializes in photographing high school seniors, families, children and boudoir.  To view more of her award winning images visit her website at Captured Moments Gallery

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Captured Moments presents … What’s Your Ride?

What you choose as a mode of transportation can say a lot about your personality.  Do you drive something sporty or prefer something older and well loved? Maybe a car that was passed down to you or one that gets good gas mileage? Perhaps you ride a motorcycle or a bike?  Whatever you choose as your “ride”, you are probably proud to call it your own.

Photography-high-school-seniors-colorado-springs Many seniors like to include their car, bike or motorcycle in their senior portraits to remember this special time of their life and the vehicle that got them to all of those fun activities or places to hang out with friends.

Your ride reflects your personality and perhaps, even, how you approach life. Are you bold, level-headed, practical or eco-friendly? If you have a special means of transportation that you would like included in your session, be sure to inform Wendy so that you can discuss the best location, time of day, etc. to be photographed with your ride.

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colorado-springs-senior-photosWendy Schicktanz is a Certified Professional Photographer living in Colorado Springs.  She is the owner of Captured Moments Photography which specializes in photographing high school seniors, families, children and boudoir.  To view more of her award winning images visit her website at Captured Moments Gallery

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Captured Moments presents … To Take the Prize –Accessorize

Are you looking to up the “wow” factor in your senior portraits?  If you answered yes, then consider bringing some accessories to your senior session. Nearly anything that is special to you can be incorporated into your senior portraits. Clothing depicting your heritage, objects that you collect as part of a hobby or in your travels, or items that you are passionate about — all can be included in a few images to help tell your “senior story”.

 

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Choosing accessories that are expressive of your personality can really customize your portraits.  They can be the finishing touches that let your passions shine through and elevate your portraits from the ordinary — to the extraordinary!

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So don’t be shy about upping your wow factor while having some serious fun at the same time. Bring accessories along that will show everyone the “complete” you — your style, quirks and passions. Experience the difference a little accessorizing can create in making a statement and showcasing your personal expression.

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colorado-springs-senior-photosWendy Schicktanz is a Certified Professional Photographer living in Colorado Springs.  She is the owner of Captured Moments Photography which specializes in photographing high school seniors, families, children and boudoir.  To view more of her award winning images visit her website at Captured Moments Gallery

 

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Captured Moments presents… August Senior Spotlight

I just can’t believe that summer is almost over and kids are back in school!  Where does the time go?  Once again I was blessed to photograph some fabulous seniors and have “spotlighted” several in this blog.  I’m sure that you will agree with me that these are some amazing kiddos.

colorado-springs-senior-picturesShelby is a senior at Air Academy and will play tennis for the Kadets this spring.  She loves the outdoors, specifically skiing, hiking and rock climbing at Garden of the Gods and Red Rock Canyon.  What else does she love? Coffee!  Especially sampling local coffee shops and vendors around the area.  Not many seniors know with so much detail what they want to pursue after high school, but Shelby has a passion for helping others and has decided that she wants to be a psychiatric nurse practitioner and work with people suffering from mental illness. With the busy schedule she has on the horizon, it’s a good thing that she had a very relaxing summer traveling to Virginia and an awesome cruise, where her favorite memory was jumping off waterfalls in Jamaica.

Spencer started his senior year at Rampart this fall after a busy summer filled with work and a great vacation to San Francisco, where a visit to Alcatraz was a highlight.  Spencer works at Sonic and he also volunteers at Critter Clips (dog grooming) and with AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination).  In his free time he enjoys playing the guitar, snowboarding, fishing and hiking.  In general, he is passionate about all things outdoors and hopes to attend a college in Colorado after graduation.colorado-springs-high-school-photography

 

 

 

 

senior-photography-colorado-springsJordyn has many passions including her family, friends and sports.  She will be the starting libero this fall on the Rampart Volleyball team and she is planning on playing soccer this spring for the Rams alongside her sister, Jade.  And if that doesn’t keep her busy enough, she is a hostess at Texas Road House, a math tutor and a youth volleyball coach. On top of that, she is on the Rampart Link Crew (assists the incoming freshman the first several days of school), Deca and National Honor Society.  She was able to fit in a vacation this summer between volleyball nationals in Indianapolis and the start of school by traveling to the Florida Keys where she got to swim with dolphins.  What will she be doing next year?  She recently signed to play volleyball for UCCS (the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs).

Heyden loves sports, especially the Denver Broncos, Anaheim Ducks and playing goalie on the hockey team for the Rampart Rams. Over the summer Heyden vacationed in Atlanta where he visited family, and then traveled to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. When he’s not hanging out with friends or playing hockey, he can be found working as a food server at the Summit Glen Retirement Home. In addition to playing hockey for Rampart, he also works on their KRAM school news program.colorado-springs-senior-photographers

 

 

 

high-school-senior-photographers-colorado-springsEric, a senior at Liberty High School, is in National Honor Society and plays center back on the soccer team for the Lancers. While he is passionate about soccer, Eric enjoys playing basketball, hiking and watching movies.  In addition, one of his favorite past times is listening to music and he likes all genres. Eric volunteers working with kids at Vacation Bible School and at the Liberty High School Kids Soccer Camps. He collects soccer jerseys — the ones the he played in make up most of his collection, but he is hoping to purchase additional ones from his favorite teams around the world.  Next year he wants to go to college to pursue a bachelor’s degree in either business or journalism.

Mattie, a cheerleader at Liberty High School, has been on the cheerleading squad all four years of high school.  In fact, she started cheering when she was just five years old. Besides cheering, she is very passionate about animals and is excited about an upcoming volunteer opportunity at a local animal shelter.  After graduating next spring she will go to college to study to be a veterinarian and she has a specific interest in marine life. In her spare time Mattie plays the guitar, hikes, camps, fishes, backpacks and boats.  This girl loves being outside! This past summer she traveled to Florida and Oregon to visit family and her favorite memories from the trips were going to the beach and being outdoors in new environments.colorado-springs-senior-portraits

 

 

senior-pictures-colorado-springsTanner loves running and is on both the cross country and track team for TCA High School. With running taking up most of his time, it is no wonder that it is his primary passion.  This past summer, in addition to a running trip for two weeks in Breckenridge, he volunteered with coaching the youth runners and helping to get them to the running trailheads. He has quite a collection of race bibs and he hopes to get the opportunity to run in college next year.  When not running, Tanner likes hiking Colorado’s Fourteeners and particularly enjoyed climbing Humboldt Peak, Mount Princeton and Pikes Peak. Tanner is also a member of National Honor Society.

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colorado-springs-senior-photosWendy Schicktanz is a Certified Professional Photographer living in Colorado Springs.  She is the owner of Captured Moments Photography which specializes in photographing high school seniors, families, children and boudoir.  To view more of her award winning images visit her website at Captured Moments Gallery

 

 

 

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Captured Moments presents … Going Urban

Nature not your thing?  No problem.  Choose to have your session take place in Old Colorado City where you will be photographed among enchanting walls, staircases and storefronts that add an eclectic touch to your images.  Old Colorado City is a national historic district of Colorado Springs where the streets are lined with art galleries, outdoor cafes and colorful items for sale.

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It was founded in May of 1859 and is not lacking in history or photo opportunities.  The brick paver sidewalks, mature trees and turn of the century architecture all provide a charisma that you won’t find anywhere else in Colorado Springs.  For a session to remember, go urban and call today to schedule your session in Old Colorado City.

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colorado-springs-senior-photoswendy Schicktanz is a Certified Professional Photographer living in Colorado Springs.  She is the owner of Captured Moments Photography which specializes in photographing high school seniors, families, children and boudoir.  To view more of her award winning images visit her website at Captured Moments Gallery

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Captured Moments presents … Sometimes You Have It — Sometimes You Don’t

Snow that is!  Skiing and snowboarding are two favorite pastimes of many of my clients. But when you’re having your portraits taken during the summer or early fall there is nary a snowflake in sight! However, it only takes a little creativity to produce some really awesome images, and at Captured Moments, we aim to do just that.

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Who needs snow if you’ve got artistry and imagination!  When the temps drop and the flurries fly we can head outdoors for some images in the powdery, white fluff.  But until then, sometimes pretend is just as good. And the best part, you don’t have to get cold or wet!

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colorado-springs-senior-photosWendy Schicktanz is a Certified Professional Photographer living in Colorado Springs.  She is the owner of Captured Moments Photography which specializes in photographing high school seniors, families, children and boudoir.  To view more of her award winning images visit her website at Captured Moments Gallery

 

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Captured Moments presents … Fun in the Sun

There’s nothing like being outside on a Colorado summer morning! Being outdoors just plain makes us happy, and healthier as well. John Muir wrote, “Climb the mountains and get their good tidings” — and we, in Colorado Springs, are so lucky to have the wilderness just a few short miles away.  Being outside has been shown to increase concentration skills as well as creativity, and fresh air is an amazing way to jump start your day. Forget your morning cup of coffee — schedule an outdoor session with Captured Moments and your day, and possibly your week, will start off right — surrounded by beauty and tranquility.

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Spending time in nature has been shown to lower heart rate and reduce levels of stress.  While being a senior is not supposed to be a stressful event, thinking about making life-changing decisions like where to go for college or what to do after graduation can sure cause some anxiety.  Take a break from that worry, go outdoors for some “fun in the sun” and enjoy your session in the great outdoors.

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Do your body, soul and mind a favor and call today at 719-590-8826 to inquire about locations for scheduling your outdoor session


 

colorado-springs-senior-photosWendy Schicktanz is a Certified Professional Photographer living in Colorado Springs.  She is the owner of Captured Moments Photography which specializes in photographing high school seniors, families, children and boudoir.  To view more of her award winning images visit her website at Captured Moments Gallery

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