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We are Colin & Wendy

Husband & wife photography team based in Northern Colorado.  
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taking a peek inside our life together!

Before we got to the session, the car was absolutely what we were most excited about!  When Diane sent us an email asking about taking senior portraits for her son Max with the family’s 1954 Chevy Bel Air Power Glide, we were so excited!  Our response might as well have been “Duh!”  Yes!!!  A thousand […]

October 3, 2018

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The big question … is hiring a professional photographer really worth it?  You may think that we are going to answer this question with a great big YES because we are photographers.  But you would be wrong.  Well, half wrong anyway.  We are photographers but that’s not why our answer is a great big yes.  […]

September 19, 2018

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Our hearts skipped a beat as we stepped into the historic 1882 Fleming Mansion in Denver for Brittany’s bridal shower.  We were welcomed with beautiful tables adorned with crisp white linens, French blue vintage china and blue goblets.  Carefully arranged blue and white vintage vases held gorgeous hydrangeas and white roses.  A charming sweets table and […]

September 6, 2018

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As in our first year of marriage, in our first year of business we have learned A LOT!  Not only have we learned about the exciting stuff like small business law, tax submission requirements and website design; we have learned about how we work together.  We have learned how to define our own version of […]

August 29, 2018

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Taking a deep breath of the crisp mountain air, we stepped out of our tent.  As the sun began to brighten the landscape the chill of predawn gave way to the warmth of the morning. This is our Colorado!

August 14, 2018

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“She already has a better shoe collection than me!” Brittney laughed, as she held up a tiny pair of Converse All Stars.  Surrounded by friends and family, Brittney carefully opened each baby shower gift, smiled, and held it up for everyone to see.  From adorable tutu onesies to ultra soft blankets Brittney and her fiancé, […]

July 30, 2018

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Ahhhhh Venice. Queue the Italian background music. The romance of stone foot bridges over a maze of meandering canals. Quaint cafés with red and white tablecloths. And charming street markets dotted along cobblestone walks. Venice was on our “must see” list when we began planning our one year anniversary trip to Italy.  Wendy is big […]

July 20, 2018

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The moment just felt right!  They strolled through immaculate gardens after a romantic dinner and came upon the resort’s terrace overlooking the ocean.  The salty sea breeze gently graced the shoreline.  Adding to the romance of the evening, Maya and Patrick had the entire terrace all to themselves.  What a night, what a view … […]

July 11, 2018

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If you’re anything like us, you always want photos of all of the amazing people and places around you!  With that in mind, wouldn’t it be nice if you could take a professional photographer with you everywhere you go?  You could have perfectly captured memories from the summit of your first 14er, your island honeymoon […]

July 6, 2018

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They were just as in love as any newlywed couple.  They laughed, smiled, and exuded joy at the event to come just as much as any twenty-something bride and groom.  What made Martha and Randy stand out is that they were celebrating 50 years of marriage!  50 years… it’s a little hard for Wendy and […]

June 13, 2018

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Traditionally, there are specific gifts for celebrating anniversaries.  You may be familiar with the 25 year “silver anniversary” or the 50 year “gold anniversary” … well, we aren’t there quite yet.  But today we are celebrating our 4 year anniversary! Yay!!! So I (Wendy) thought we would look up the traditional gifts given to celebrate […]

May 31, 2018

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He snarled and lunged at the trainer as he walked by; he growled at some of the younger pups when they would innocently approach him to sniff him.  It took a lot of my (Colin) strength to hold him back when he would lunge at the people and dogs at the North American Versatile Hunting […]

May 27, 2018

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After she was finished photographing the details she came into the house and asked where she should put the bouquet.  Colin’s mom politely asked her to take it to the refrigerator in the basement, near the door Wendy would be using to walk down the isle.  With an impatient huff she left it on the […]

May 14, 2018

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She was young, stylish, classy and smart.  Exactly the kind of savvy businesswoman I (Wendy) wanted to look up to.  Growing up I always admired the businesswomen in movies wearing their pencil skirts, silky blouses and high heels.  I wanted to live a life like that.  One where I could dress up, go to the […]

May 6, 2018

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This was no ordinary birthday party.  Beautifully displayed sushi, carefully wrapped chopsticks, exotic yellow orchid and bird of paradise centerpieces and, of course champagne. Clearly, this was a classy event.  And every classy event requires a Toast … Toast Special Events to be precise! April and Kelsey have been coordinating parties for years. It started when […]

April 24, 2018

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Reading her story, I (Wendy) recalled memories of childhood summers spent in small town Iowa.  The majority of my mom’s side of the family is still there, farming and raising farm kids just as they have done for generations.  I hold all of those summer farm town memories so dear, which is part of the […]

April 12, 2018

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It felt like a country song.  Or maybe a Hallmark movie.  Driving down the dirt road and seeing farmland for miles on each side with farm houses dotting the countryside along the way.  As soon as we saw it, we knew we would love this place!  Turning into the long driveway, our little photographer hearts […]

April 10, 2018

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“A rising tide lifts all boats.”  The idea promotes community over competition in business and in life. We embraced this idea from the first time we heard of it and fully believe in running our business with it in mind. Starting a business from nothing with big dreams of success means pushing yourself outside of your […]

April 7, 2018

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For us the thought of a Rocky Mountain Summer means green mountain sides covered in wildflowers and aspen trees drenched in the Colorado sun.  This was the inspiration for our very first Six Arrow Photography styled shoot.  We envisioned a palate of aspen green, fuchsia, light pink and mountain majesty blue paired with rustic chic […]

April 6, 2018

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These are the kind of friends that support each other through thick and thin.  Janelle and Brittany met in one of their first classes in the Animal Sciences program at Colorado State University, and quickly became friends.  At one point, Brittany looked at us said, “I am so thankful for Janelle.  She has been such […]

April 5, 2018

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The text came from my brother Keith to the whole family weeks ago: “Be at Santeramo’s Pizza House in Greeley by 6:45.  We’ll be showing up at 7:00.  This is a surprise 25th anniversary celebration for Kyle!”  We were so excited to get to be part of making this surprise happen!  In their 25 years […]

April 1, 2018

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Brides … how do you choose??? Seriously! There are so many beautiful wedding gowns out there its hard to know where to even begin! And trying to understand all of the designers, styles and fabric and lace options … it is literally like learning another language! When I (Wendy) walked in to Blushing Bride with […]

March 29, 2018

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Two gazebos, a pond, beach (yes beach), waterfall, covered bridge, mature trees, flower gardens and vineyards? As it states on their website, The Preserve at Bingham Hill is like, “the wine country of Northern California but with our own Colorado twist.” This venue is fantastic! And the views? Wow! Just like planning a wedding, booking […]

March 24, 2018

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I (Wendy) was starting to get a little nervous. The florist I spoke with was very sweet and I was so excited to work with her. She sounded excited about working with us too and said she would put together a price quote for our styled shoot. And then … nothing. I sent her a […]

March 20, 2018

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I (Wendy) barely knew how to use a professional camera six months ago. I knew how to compose great shots and that the big round button on top of the camera activated the shutter and that’s about it. But, having faith in my ability, Colin suggested that we open a photography business. After prayerful consideration, […]

March 18, 2018

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It was a warm late winter Colorado afternoon.  The trails at Devil’s Backbone Open Space were full of those wanting to soak it up. The landscape offered grey shrubs and brown grasses waiting to transition into their spring glory. But this late winter bleak was no match for the bright smiles of a family anticipating […]

March 10, 2018

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“It’s such a beautiful night…  Isn’t it a beautiful night?  Wow, it’s such a nice night,” he just kept saying it over and over again.  Brennen seemed nervous the whole night, and Lauren knew something was going on. It started when he forgot his suit jacket and insisted that they go buy one before their […]

February 22, 2018

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If you have ever attended a pie competition at a local church you know it is serious business!  And, if you have ever visited the about us section on our website, you know that Colin loves to bake. His mom taught him how, and he has many wonderful memories of being in the kitchen side-by-side with her.  […]

February 14, 2018

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“They are the best lemon bars in the state! Try one!” Rudy grinned as he pointed towards a sample tray on the counter. Rudy and his wife, Angi, are owners of the award winning Daddy Cakes Bakery just south of Mulberry on College.  Not only are their lemon bars ah-ma-zing but there are two entire cases […]

February 6, 2018

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February 2, 2014, Broncos VS Seahawks Super Bowl XLVIII.  Nearly the entire state of Colorado was wearing orange and blue that day as Super Bowl buzz was in full swing.  There were touchdowns to celebrate, referees to yell at, snacks to be devoured and commercials to be judged.  We were all set to go cheer […]

February 2, 2018

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He was 96 years old.  Every day he would rise early in the morning to make sure his clothes were neatly pressed before slowly shuffling his way to the Alzheimer’s wing of the nursing home to meet his bride of nearly 70 years for breakfast.  Faces, names and memories escaped her failing mind, but never […]

January 31, 2018

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The hospital floor was cold and hard as we sat waiting. The hallways were nearly empty except for a few nurses checking on patients. We had been there for about an hour. And then, we heard it… the cry of a newborn baby.  It seemed like only a few minutes later and my oldest brother […]

January 22, 2018

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You have been dreaming of this moment your entire life. Perhaps it was well-planned romantic dinner, 0r while hiking your first Colorado 14er together. Maybe it was even broadcast on the big screen at a Rockies game. Regardless, the question was popped, the ring was presented, and the “YES!” came through a stream of joyful […]

January 20, 2018

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“I’m going to be a doctor…” She said. “… a neonatologist.” When we heard the words come out of this 14-year-old’s mouth, we could hardly believe it! When we asked her where she hopes to go to college, she said very matter-of-factly she was going to Stanford. She told us her plans with such conviction, like […]

January 17, 2018

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Hello! We are Colin and Wendy Hornback, husband and wife photography team based in Northern Colorado. We are mountain lovers, suburban homesteaders, do-it-yourselfers, from scratch chefs, novice wine connoisseurs, hunters, hikers, campers, travelers and entrepreneurs. But, you can learn all of that on the About Us page of our website. You can also learn a few fun […]

January 11, 2018

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