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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 | Engagement Photos | Meridian Wedding Photographer

They actually first met in high school, but never dated, never really even hung out until several years later.  And now…they’re planning their summer wedding up at Bogus Basin.  It will be a simple, classic, beautiful wedding surrounded by those closest to them.  And I can not wait to capture it all.

So Diana and I have been emailing each other since January but because they were living in California, we never actually even met until their engagement session.  And as with any session there was a little nervousness about being in front of the camera.  I totally get it.  I can hardly sleep the night before having my own pictures taken!  But as soon as the session began we were talking and laughing and all the magic you see below happened!  I always try to give simple, easy directions during my sessions so there isn’t the weird “what do I do with my hands?” feeling, and lots of reassurance that you look amazing!

As we were wrapping up the session Jason said, kind of under his breath, “Whew. That wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be!”  I laughed because that’s seriously one of the best compliments.  Of course there’s going to always be a little apprehension to the vulnerability of getting in front of the camera, but it is my job to make it easy…comfortable…maybe even a little fun!

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May 28, 2014 - 7:55 am

Melissa Avey - Cambridge Portrait Photographer - These are beautiful portraits!!! WOW :)

May 28, 2014 - 9:33 am

Arica - Soft, gentle, beautiful!

May 28, 2014 - 10:03 am

Rebecca Anne - So many great engagement photos! Lovely light.

May 28, 2014 - 12:19 pm

Alina Thomas - Love her dress!

May 28, 2014 - 7:29 pm

chantal - she is stunning!!! what a beautiful session!

May 29, 2014 - 3:06 pm

Whitney Lane - Seriously Gorgeous girl! Great job

May 30, 2014 - 1:26 pm

Ashley - This is such a beautiful engagement session! …And I’m a little obsessed with her yellow dress. Love!

June 16, 2014 - 9:32 pm

admin - Thank you, Whitney!

June 16, 2014 - 9:33 pm

admin - Thank you so much, Melissa!

July 4, 2014 - 10:52 pm

Diana - I hadn’t read these comments before, they are SO sweet. Cynthi did an awesome job!!!

Vance + Autumn | Boise LDS Temple Wedding Photographer

This wedding…these two…so dear to my heart.

I’m horrible at writing this mushy stuff, so I’ll just add my husband and I have been saying for years, “When is Vance going to find a girl as amazing as he is and get married already?!” (Always said in a very loving way, of course.) :)  Well, he out did himself ’cause I’m pretty sure that Autumn is even more amazing than he is!  We could not be happier for them!

Well, just like during their engagement session Mother Nature sure kept us on our toes! Luckily, it only drizzled slightly for the family pictures and we hurried and got all my must-have shots before it really started coming down. But…springtime at the Boise Temple is gorgeous! The rows and rows of tulips were breathtaking!  Now…I didn’t bring an umbrella but my husband (whose the best assistant I could ask for!) just pulled out the giant reflector and held it over my head.  I wish someone would have gotten a picture of that, I’m sure we were quite the sight!  Fortunately, someone left our beautiful bride and groom an umbrella and for the most part we just kept them under the eaves and out of the rain.  But Autumn tells me that her most favorite picture (the last photo featured) is as they were walking back to the car…and the rain really started coming down.  It was one of those pure, candid moments that is just beautiful.  It was such a joy and honor to be there and help capture that day for them. Congratulations, Vance and Autumn!

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May 14, 2014 - 11:44 pm

Amanda Berube - Gorgeous!! And great use of the rain ;o)

May 15, 2014 - 9:19 am

stephanie Necessary - You did a fabulous job! Rainy photos isn’t easy!

May 15, 2014 - 9:54 am

Sarah - such a cute couple! I love her yellow shoes!!!

May 17, 2014 - 10:43 am

Debbie M - Lovely rain photo of the happy couple. :)

May 19, 2014 - 10:05 am

Ann - I love your rainy day photo with the bride and groom. You totally rocked at this wedding. I think I’m a big fan of yellow now:)

June 16, 2014 - 9:33 pm

admin - Thanks so much, Ann!

My curly-haired, bright-eyed angel

My little angel is 2 and can be difficult to catch with the camera these days, but I’ve got to capture these moments…those blonde curls and beautiful eyes.  I had the camera out to get a picture of our dog who had just come and laid down by the baby.  It was the cutest thing!  So of course she got up and walked away before I could snap the picture.  :(  But then this little sweet face comes up to me and says, “Mommy, take a picture ME!”  And as soon as she hears the shutter… “me see! me see!”

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April 25, 2014 - 2:54 pm

Rebecca Anne - She is so precious! Hope the curls stay around!

April 25, 2014 - 11:01 pm

Larianne - Awww!! That’s so adorable. Lovely photo :)

April 28, 2014 - 12:10 pm

Whitney Lane - Cute!

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