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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!

Diana + Jason | Bogus Basin Idaho Wedding

Diana is just bursting with a kind of inner grace that this clumsy, often awkward photographer dreams of. And Jason’s face just beams when he is around her. Truly, I’m not sure I ever saw him not smiling.

This was one of the most relaxing, joyful weddings I have ever photographed. Diana and Jason created their wedding day timeline with plenty of time for getting ready, photographs, and mingling with guests, so that even the minor hiccup here and there were brushed off with a laugh. They were surrounded by their closest family and friends who drove all the way up into the beautiful Idaho mountains at the Bogus Basin ski resort to watch and support them as they said vows of love and commitment to each other….and then danced the night away with them! I was so glad they were up for heading outside for a few sunset pictures too. The mountains are such an amazing backdrop for this gorgeous couple! You must scroll all the way down because the very last photo has got to be one of my all time favorites! Getting a sun burst silhouette picture has kind of always been on my photography bucket list and this was just the perfect setting and perfect couple for it! So, yeah, when I saw that on the back of my camera I just may have squealed like a little girl. :)

Congratulations, Diana and Jason! I wish you a lifetime of happiness!

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Super Awesome Vendors:

Second Photographer: Jessica Southfield, Busy Bee Photography 

Makeup and Hair: Cole Lasher

DJ: Dave from Almost Famous DJ

Flowers: An Open Vase

September 13, 2014 - 11:30 am

Diana - LOVE!!! You are so sweet. I couldn’t have asked for a better day, backdrop or photographer. You and Jessica captured us perfectly!

September 14, 2014 - 10:53 am

Dicksey Williams - Feels like I was there! Fabulous photos. The happiness just flows

September 15, 2014 - 7:11 am

Vaughn Barry - Stunning work Cynthi! Love, love first looks!

September 15, 2014 - 8:23 am

wani - aaw – what a beautiful day. you caught so many beautiful moments – im sure the couple love their pics. and yes – the silhouette shot is awesome – may need to add that to my bucket list. great job Cynthi :-)

September 15, 2014 - 8:46 am

Donna Beck - Gorgeous! And I LOVE the sunset shot too!

September 15, 2014 - 9:02 am

stephanie Necessary - Wowzers! I love that last silhouette pic! Lovely couple and great job capturing their day!

September 15, 2014 - 9:41 am

Wedding Photography by Melissa Avey - These are just lovely wedding images!

September 15, 2014 - 12:48 pm

Catherine - What a stunning couple and wedding! The sparkler shot is incredible. But the sunset one is definitely my favourite.

September 16, 2014 - 7:34 am

sarah - ah! super gorgeous bride! lovely images. great sparkler shot and the sunset, too!

September 16, 2014 - 11:31 am

Emily - Stunning first look and couples’ portraits!

September 16, 2014 - 11:38 pm

admin - Thank you!

September 18, 2014 - 3:39 pm

Jessica - You captured their day perfectly! That sunset shot is money!

September 18, 2014 - 4:51 pm

Ranya Alsabti - great images, that last one with the silhouette is fantastic!

September 24, 2014 - 2:36 pm

Patti Lovejoy McKee - What an amazing wedding! The beautiful photos really capture the essence! Thank you for sharing them! The best to you both…♡♡♡Patti Lovejoy McKee

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.

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