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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 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 are ready to book a session, just click the "Contact Me" form above!

Boise Family Photographer | One Year Milestone portraits

When I first met Jenny she was eight months pregnant with this little cutie. I was photographing her sister’s wedding and Jenny was the maid of honor. So I was thrilled when she contacted me about photographing her now 1-year-old for some family portraits. I love this age! Just like this first photo depicts so well, babies this age are beginning to be adventurous…crawling, taking those very first wobbly steps, and exploring the world around them. Yet…they don’t want mommy to be far away. It’s a push and pull on a mama’s heart as well as we enjoy watching them discover new things, but begin worrying about all the mischief they’ll get into.

Little Miss here was the sweetest thing! It was a beautiful, sunny day and she loved sitting in the grass, playing with leaves, and walking with her mom and dad. These are my kind of sessions. We did some posed, traditional photographs then just let the baby do her thing. I’ve had clients say that sometimes sessions with me are ‘almost like going on a nice walk with family and every now and then the paparazzi asks you to stop and look at the camera.’ There’s a little more direction from me than that (and a lot more going on behind the scenes in my head), but I think you get the point. :)

I just can’t wait to see this family again next year, and especially see Miss V as she grows…I mean, can you believe that adorable hair?! I love it!

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November 5, 2015 - 10:10 pm

Conchita Medel - Oh my gosh, that little girls is so dang cute!! Loved her outfit and I adore the image you got of her up in the air smiling so big and looking right at you… perfect! Beautiful work!

November 6, 2015 - 12:28 am

Cynthi - Thank you, Conchita!

November 6, 2015 - 3:09 am

wani - gosh – she’s adorable and what a gorgeous little smile. beautiful memories for the family to cherish :-)

November 9, 2015 - 8:36 am

Emily - Gorgeous family, and such an adorable little girl! I love the neutral palette and the vibrant greens you captured! My favorite is the photo of their daughter with the crate. Perfect portrait! :)

November 9, 2015 - 4:33 pm

Donna - Gorgeous portraits! What a great idea to celebrate a first birthday!

Jewel + Jake | Boise wedding photographer, Barber Park wedding

You might recognize this beautiful couple from their fantastic fire truck engagement session this spring, and I always pinch myself when I get to work with such wonderful people! Not does Jewel have a great eye for detail and DIYed much of her own décor, but she is just so genuinely sweet and kind and Jake treats her like his princess.

They chose Barber Park Events Center (one of my favorite wedding venues!) for their special day and we couldn’t have asked for more beautiful weather! The ceremony was lovely. They personally wrote their own vows and actually, one of my favorite shots ended up being of the flower girl who was so thorough with her job she wanted to go back and pick up the petals she had dropped during the processional. She was adorable! And I can’t forget to mention Jewel and Jake’s first dance! It was choreographed by the groom himself, started off slow and romantic, then jumped into break dancing, flips, and ballroom! And the best man’s toast? Well, if you make your little brother your best man you can count on a couple great embarrassing childhood stories being told. When it came time to party, there was no shortage of dancing! Juan at DJ AV Mobile DJ Services brought the incredible music, but Jewel and Jake’s friends brought the party! Even grandparents knew how to get down to Uptown Funk.

Well, needless to say, choosing my favorite images for their blog post was torture, so prepare for a bit of image overload! :) Thanks so much for having me be a part of your wonderful day, Jewel and Jake!

Venue: Barber Park Events Center

Photography: Portraits by Cynthi

2nd Photographer: Krystal Wagner

Florist: Boise at Its Best

DJ: DJ AV Mobile DJ Services

Wedding dress and Tuxes: Sweetheart Manor, Boise, Idaho

Bridesmaids’ dresses: David’s Bridal

Catering: Famous Dave’s


September 25, 2015 - 7:10 pm

Lewis McKenzie - Whoa! So awesome!! Thank you!!!

September 28, 2015 - 1:54 pm

Catherine from Open Shutters Photography - So much beautiful energy in your images Cynthi! It is a talent to capture emotion as well as you do in your photography work. Well done!!

September 28, 2015 - 4:39 pm

Donna - Stunning wedding, love how you captured all it’s beauty! Gorgeous!

September 29, 2015 - 6:25 am

Lolo - Beautiful photos of a wonderful day! Full of love and energy!

September 29, 2015 - 10:50 am

sarah - what a gorgeous couple! and your images are on point! what a beautiful documentation of their day. i really, really love that one with the flower girl during the ceremony. and it looks like their dance was tons of fun! great work here!

September 29, 2015 - 8:35 pm

Cynthi - Aren’t they gorgeous? Thank you for your kind words! It was such a fun, beautiful day to capture!

September 29, 2015 - 8:37 pm

Cynthi - Thanks for those sweet words, Catherine! It was a wonderful wedding!

October 1, 2015 - 3:42 pm

Ashley Durham Studios - Looks like a beautiful day!

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