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Alright so there are a lot of places in Fort Collins, but where to have them taken really depends on which part of spring we're talking about. Between late March and late June the scenery changes drastically and weather varies between sunny days, hail, snowstorms and rain. In March and April you will find the city is starting to come to life with trees, flowers and grass and in May and June you will see hail, rain and 95 degree weather sporadically. Here are 7 places to consider using for your portraits to take advantage of Fort Collins' spring time.
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Fort Collins is a photographer's dream, and you will never run out of options in terms of places to shoot when you don't have your own photo studio. Studios are overrated anyways, I say, when you can  make the entire world your own studio! During the summer, you may get bored of using the same places over and over again, so here are seven spots to use; some of which you may not have ever even known or thought of before!
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Ahhh! Autumn is already here, and it's about time to start preparing for the winter. This is a popular time for family and senior portraits with the beautiful color changes in foliage, and urban changes like the hanging of the lights downtown. Be prepared for shifts between nice weather and extreme weather, and to look for ways to accommodate your photoshoot in different settings with indoor and outdoor locations, or both! It's not uncommon for Fort Collins photographers to experience an extreme boost in business during this time, especially for those who specialize in family, childrens and headshot photography. Believe me, I have been in the business long enough to witness the panic experienced by clients as they realize fall is closing in on them.
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Winter time can be intimidating for photographers who shoot on location and their clients too! Because of the snow, cold and the limited options available it can be a major challenge when it comes to selecting places to shoot in Fort Collins. First and foremost: stop freaking out about snow or cold weather. It is possible to take fantastic photographs and still have a good time. Simply dress for the weather, and work together as client and photographer to find a great location or two. Rather than being afraid of the snow, hope for it! The snow can add an extra layer of excitement to your pictures that weren't there before. Winter isn't as scary as it sounds, especially when clients want something a little bit different than what everyone else is using.
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You only get to take your senior portraits once. Presumably, anyway. Because of that, you should try and make them as special as possible! Where in Fort Collins that you get your pictures taken will of course depend upon the season, but how you choose to have them taken should certainly depend on your interests, hobbies or your greatest passion in life! Here is a list of 10 ideas to help you get some ideas going about what you might want to include. Bear in mind, this is only ten subjects, although I am aware there may be some more exciting possibilities like drones, robotics, chess club and other super cool interests.
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Not long ago I was fortunate enough to be asked by a colleague to help him update his business portraits and professional headshots. He asked if I'd be down for a bit of an adventure throughout this small but busy town of Fort Collins, and of course the answer was, "Hell yeah! Sign me up."

The goal was to hit as many murals as possible, and it really only took us about an hour. I'm sure that by now if you live in Fort Collins you have already seen most of the murals that are throughout the main streets of old town, and the giant hippie mural outside of...
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