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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 Senior Photos | Zoe

During these cold, dreary winter months I love looking back on my fall sessions. Zoe’s session was one of my favorites! I adore senior portrait sessions, and Zoe was amazing! She trusted me completely, which is always a photographer’s dream!

Whenever I photograph someone I gradually begin to see their natural self coming out throughout the session. I’ll often try several different things and see what brings out that twinkle in the subject’s eye…what makes them shine! And there’s usually an AH-HA moment when I squeal like a little school girl and scream, “that was it!”

Well, there were several of those moments with Zoe! Let me just tell you about one. I spotted a more woodsy area off the path that was covered with gnats. To anyone else this probably seemed gross and a place you’d want to avoid especially if you’re trying to get beautiful photographs. But my experience has shown me that with the sun at just the right angle, these annoying little bugs become SPARKLES! :) Thankfully, Zoe took me at my word and stomped right into the thick of them just trusting that these nasty bugs surrounding her would look like glitter through my lens! And I absolutely loved the result! You must scroll down and see!

If you like what you see, please feel free to contact me. (see that little ‘CONTACT ME’ tab at the top…you know you want to click it). :) I would love to photograph you, we would have so much fun!

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January 4, 2016 - 9:07 pm

Donna - I love this senior session, the colors are beautiful and she’s a natural in-front of the camera!

January 4, 2016 - 9:21 pm

Nick T - Wow! These senior portraits will truly be cherished. Great job Cynthi and best wishes to Zoe!

January 4, 2016 - 10:02 pm

Cynthi - Thank you, Donna! Yes, she was. :)

January 7, 2016 - 3:37 pm

Joanna - Gorgeous senior photos, what a pretty young lady in a lovely location. Great job!

January 7, 2016 - 8:34 pm

Cynthi - Thank you, Joanna! She was wonderful to work with!

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!

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