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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!

Welcome baby Jackson | Boise Idaho Newborn Photographer

About three years ago something about my newborn photography became very clear to me. It felt fake. It felt contrived. A far cry from the sweet newborn pureness I saw before me. I was trying to pose babies in baskets all the while thinking ‘why the heck would you ever put a baby in a basket with a gigantic bow on her head?’ This isn’t what having a baby is about.

I am lucky enough to have brought 5 of my own little miracles into the world. And each time, it’s the photos that someone else took of my baby and me that I treasure most. There’s just something about the glow of a new mother. Yes, she’s completely sleep deprived but she’s also completely fallen in love with this new little life.

When I arrived at Zach and Annie’s home for their newborn session, they were so warm and wholly trusted my approach. Jackson was just a week old and so, so precious! Though Annie and I had never met in person before, as mothers we speak the same language. I could have talked to her all day about her pregnancy, the delivery, and the surprise baby shower her friends threw for her at the hospital because he was born 3 weeks early. And as we swaddled Jackson, Annie so charmingly said, “I just love him so much! I mean…I knew I would love him. But wow…I just love him…it’s like nothing else.” And it was that feeling that inspired the images in their session.

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January 19, 2015 - 5:34 pm

Catherine from Open Shutters Photography - This is my kind of newborn photography! So natural and real. Love the shots of mom holding baby by the window and the last ones with baby’s squishy face and smile. Perfect!

January 20, 2015 - 9:15 am

Emily - I LOVE the window light you captured in this beautiful family session! Their love for one another is so tangible and radiates from every image you’ve captured. Perfect family photos from a highly talented Boise Idaho newborn photographer!

January 20, 2015 - 6:25 pm

Ashley - I love this style of newborn photography – completely natural and timeless. These are beautiful and I love the light in them. Lovely work, Cynthi!

January 20, 2015 - 8:34 pm

Donna - These are beautiful. LOVE!

January 21, 2015 - 8:17 am

Lolography - Gorgeous little baby! My favorite type of newborn photography! So pure and natural!! Love this series so much, beautiful family!

January 23, 2015 - 10:02 am

Jessica - What a sweet baby! The light in these photos is beautiful.

Jamie + Kevin | a Banbury Golf Course wedding

I’m going through and highlighting some of my favorite weddings from 2014 and how could I pass this one up? A golf course wedding, a beautiful couple completely in love surrounded by family and friends watching as they begin their forever…does it get any better than this?

If you saw Jamie and Kevin’s engagement session, then you know just how adorable they are! Sometimes I felt like I was looking forward to their wedding almost as much as they were. Jamie and Kevin booked me for all day and added a second photographer for 3 hours also. There were so many beautiful images from their day that it has been quite a task for me to narrow it down to a reasonable number of images to post! (Just to give some perspective, they received 840 photos!)

Jamie and a couple of her bridesmaids started their day getting ready at Panache Hair Studio and Spa in Eagle before taking the short drive over to Banbury Golf Course. Not only did Jamie want to do a first look with Kevin before the ceremony, but she also wanted a first look with her dad and two brothers. She even had a gift for her dad and it was an emotional moment for all. (It was one of those moments where I’m glad I can hide my blubbering face behind the camera).

Jamie and I worked out a great timeline to her day so that we were able to allow for lots of family and wedding party photos with plenty of time to spare before the ceremony. No rush, just fun! I think it was critical in how her images turned out. No one was stressed and we could just relax and have fun in the anticipation of the ceremony to come (without constantly checking our watches!).

The ceremony at Banbury looking out over the pond was gorgeous! Afterward, Soundwave Music did such a fantastic job of organizing the reception events and dancing! No joke. I’ve never worked with a DJ team so professional, thorough, and most importantly fun!

It’s so easy to see the beautiful relationships among the family and close friends at this wedding! Again, such an honor to get to work with couples like Jamie and Kevin and be a part of their wedding day!

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January 12, 2015 - 8:21 am

lori - You are just the most amazing Idaho wedding photographer! I love following all of your photography work! Thank you for posting and I can’t wait to see more this year!

January 12, 2015 - 9:45 am

Lolography - Oh how much I LOVE this series!! First look with dad and brothers, too! Wooow! I bet it was a lot of fun (and tears)! This dreamy location, the flowers and dresses are so gorgeous! You did such a great job with capturing their most precious day in their lives so far!! :)

January 12, 2015 - 9:54 am

Cynthi - Thank you Lori!

January 12, 2015 - 5:46 pm

Melissa Avey - What a beautiful wedding that you captured perfectly!

January 12, 2015 - 8:05 pm

Hendrick Moy Photography - gorgeous work from the best wedding photographer in the treasure valley! =)

January 12, 2015 - 8:40 pm

Cynthi - Thanks, Hendrick!

January 14, 2015 - 10:51 am

Emily - You photographed this Idaho wedding at Banbury Golf Course perfectly! Just love the image of the children playing on the hills!!

January 16, 2015 - 2:41 pm

Ashley - Such a gorgeous Idaho wedding! You captured their day and emotions perfectly!

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