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  • Hi! I'm Cynthi (yep, it's short for Cynthia). I'm a wedding and portrait photographer serving the Treasure Valley in Southwest Idaho. I'm a lover of beautiful light, sweet glass (nerdy photographer lingo for camera lenses), and the whole creative process that each and every session brings!

    I have a casual and relaxed approach to sessions. I'm a pretty mellow kind of girl...until I nail a really killer shot...at which point I've been known to squeal and/or scream. :) Have a look around and if you have any questions or are ready to book a session, just click on the "Contact Me" form above!

wet and wild…a portrait session with the Mitchell family | Boise Family Photographer

Take a look at this awesome family! So lovely, beautiful, and…DRY! This was a session unlike any other that I’ve done.

We started on the sandy beach side along the beautiful Boise River, and the kids were excited about pictures and we were able to get some great shots right away. But I could tell their attention was drifting towards the water. Their mom, Jenny, and I had discussed maybe wading into the water at the end of their session, so once I felt like I we had gotten the traditional, sweet shots along the beach, I asked her, “Just how wet were you planning on letting them get tonight?” Her answer was essentially, “I don’t care…we’ll just let them have fun.” Yeah…she seriously gets the Best Mom Ever Award!

There was jumping and running and splashing and by the end the kids were completely wet from head to toe and grinning from ear to ear! I had so much fun just trying to keep up with them–and ended up fairly wet myself! As their mom and dad just stood back laughing and watching their children, I even heard dad say, “I think this is the first time we’ve had pictures done and it was actually fun!” Best compliment!

If you’re interested in a session of your own (and maybe even getting just a little wet to liven things up a bit!), go ahead and click that Contact Me tab on the top menu bar and I’ll let you know what’s available. I’d love to capture some memories like this for you! Because family picture time should be stress-free, enjoyable, and yeah…even fun!

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July 23, 2014 - 4:07 pm

steph - Oh my gosh!! How fun is this session! It makes me want to jump right in and join them! Fantastic work!

July 23, 2014 - 4:08 pm

admin - And in this hot weather it felt so nice! I think it was close to 100 on the day of their session.

July 24, 2014 - 8:58 am

Melissa Avey - Aw these are awesome !

July 24, 2014 - 10:03 am

Hendrick Moy Photography - awesome!! love a family that doesn’t mind getting a little dirty.. haha

July 24, 2014 - 10:10 am

sarah - love the kids jumping in the water! my family does that every chance we get! ha ha!

July 24, 2014 - 12:34 pm

Joanna Sormunen - Beautiful pictures! So natural and alive, I love that they are not stiff and studio cookie cutter ones!

July 25, 2014 - 11:19 am

Ashley - How cute is this family?! I love this playful session.

July 26, 2014 - 9:10 pm

Victoria - What an adorable family!!

July 28, 2014 - 8:31 am

Arica - I’m sure these kids will remember this session for a long time! Way to make some fun memories while doing your job. A great experience for everyone I’m sure. Well done.

August 5, 2014 - 12:26 pm

Debbie M - Love the candid family photos of the kids playing in the water.

1-Year-Old Twin Girls | Boise Idaho Photographer

If you’re the parent of a toddler you can relate to just how hard it is to take a picture of your little darling who is now very mobile, very quick, and has her own opinion of where she’s going to go and what she’s going to do next.

Well, being a professional photographer of these little ones is incredibly fun, rewarding, and yeah…sometimes exhausting.  I usually get a little help from parents so that I can just stay one step ahead and catch that fast moving little tornado.

So I was thrilled that both of Hannah and Maycie’s parents were able to come to their session.  Having their mom and dad there to get both of these cuties where we wanted them…and then quickly run out of my shot, was so incredibly helpful for me!  Don’t let their sweet faces and small size fool you!  Hannah and Maycie are fast!  They just recently turned one and are on a quest to explore their world and nothing’s gonna stop them!  It was just a thrill to meet them!

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June 25, 2014 - 12:51 am

Victoria Johansson - Such a cutie!

June 26, 2014 - 5:41 am

Arica - I love your description at the top of the post about not letting their tiny size fool people lol. They look like a power team of giggles, trouble, and fun!

June 26, 2014 - 12:51 pm

Hendrick Moy - how cute, haha.. their hairstyles are to die for

~Hendrick Moy Photography

June 27, 2014 - 12:16 pm

Jessica - What adorable girls! My favorite is the black & white.

June 27, 2014 - 2:03 pm

debbie - great twin photos. Love the last photos of the girls in focus and the parents in the background out of focus.

June 28, 2014 - 9:41 am

shelley hohe - I have teenage boy/girl twins and I remember what is aha like trying to get good photos of them at that age. Great job on the precious photos!!!

Introducing…Gracie! | Boise Idaho Newborn Photographer

When I met Gracie she was just 2 weeks old and milk-drunk sleepy…it was love at first sight!  And then there’s her hair!  It’s wild and crazy in such an adorable way.  Only a baby can rock hair like that.  She seemed to love her first photo shoot and happily slept through almost the whole thing.  She was a dream to work with and made my job so easy.  Sometimes I have to pinch myself when I think about how I get to snuggle and play with babies and I call this a “job.”  :)

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June 15, 2014 - 8:48 pm

Candace Low - I love these pics!!! She is so beautiful, just like her momma!!!!

June 16, 2014 - 10:44 am

hendrick - great work! love the headpiece!

June 16, 2014 - 12:26 pm

Donna - She’s adorable! Great work!

June 16, 2014 - 8:05 pm

Jete Devisser - Oh my goodness, what a cutie!!! Love her hair!

June 16, 2014 - 9:30 pm

admin - Isn’t it fabulous?!

June 16, 2014 - 9:30 pm

admin - Yes, she is! :) Thank you, Candace!

June 17, 2014 - 12:39 am

Vi Johansson - Too… much… cuteness…!

June 18, 2014 - 12:10 pm

Violet P - Love her hair – so precious! Beautiful work!

June 27, 2014 - 1:25 pm

debbie - Love the last photo with the yellow blanket and all that hair. So cute. Love sleeping baby photos.

Caldwell Idaho Childrens Photographer | Ethan’s 3 year pictures

Boise Childrens Photographer Affordable 01Literally 5 minutes before these photos were taken he was being so shy, he was hiding behind his mom and wouldn’t even look at me.

Cindy had warned me that Ethan is often timid around new people, which is certainly not unusual. Most kids at least go through a phase where they are very shy around strangers and only want to cling to mom.  But I have never let that get in the way of creating a fun session and capturing great images of these wonderful kids!

As Ethan clung to his mama, I quickly snapped an image and let him see it on the back of my camera. Now he was starting to think that the big-camera-lady wasn’t quite so scary after all.  We “went on a walk” down the path and his mom helped him walk into the tall grass here where I wanted him to stand.  He was beginning to warm up to me, and as soon as Mr. Monkey came out of my bag he was all giggles!  Being able to win over the trust of kids is not always this easy or as quick, but it sure is rewarding when I get that first smile…and then giggle…and then big belly laugh. :)

And after that initial laugh, Ethan was feeling assured that this was not going to be scary at all but that in fact we were here to have FUN!  And we certainly did!  There was some chasing and jumping, peek-a-boo games, tickling with the soft weeds, and even a pretend picnic on his special blanket.  Happy birthday, Ethan! 3 years old is a great age to be!

If you’d like to schedule your own session…don’t be shy…go ahead and click that “Contact Me” tab at the top.  I promise it won’t be scary! :)

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June 10, 2014 - 8:46 am

hendrick - adorable! great job =D

June 11, 2014 - 5:12 am

Emily - What an adorable little dude! You did an excellent job capturing his good looks, as well as his natural movement!!

June 11, 2014 - 12:31 pm

Arica - He thinks something is hilarious, lol! Love those natural giggle shots!

June 12, 2014 - 9:00 pm

francesca caputo - what a happy kid! i really like the photos of him with the crate :)

June 13, 2014 - 11:35 pm

Debbie M - Looks like a happy guy. Love the first photos of him giggling in his pink shirt.

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